Hulu to Begin Charging in 2010


It’s already been neutered, now that you can only watch five episodes of a show at a time, but now Hulu is basically putting their business in jeopardy by charging people to use the website.  There isn’t a timeline in place for when this will happen, but News Corp. Deputy Chairman Chase Carey hinted it would be sometime in 2010. 

Here’s the thing — Hulu’s  value is derived almost exclusively because it’s free.  The people that watch Hulu, could easily switch to for example, or just Bit Torrent.  It’s a risky gamble.

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