Ryan Thomason

Hulu Launches Premium Subscription Service

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Good news everyone! Hulu now can cost you money, but for a good reason. Currently, only select super cool members on Hulu have access to it, but soon the masses will be given access to the service. How cool is it going to be? How screwed are the cable/satellite providers? Will I be canceling my Dish Network account? How many questions do I have to ask before telling you the details?

Today, Hulu is announcing a limited launch of Hulu Plus, an ad-supported, premium subscription service that will run $9.99 per month and includes HD access to full season runs of shows from Fox, ABC, and NBC. They are even cross-platforming this thing across… nearly every hot gadget right now: PCs, iPad, iPhone, some Samsung Blu-ray players, even the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (2011).

The new subscription service will feature shows from over 100 content providers, including both current and ‘classic’ episodes. Subscribers will have access to every episode from current seasons of 45 programs from ABC, Fox, and NBC, including Glee, Modern Family, 30 Rock, and The Office through a ‘Season Ticket’ system. The service will also offer a back catalog of older shows, some of which will include the entire series run of episodes.

Are you going to pay for it? I will, heck, I’ll get a fancy internet connection just so I can cancel my current TV provider plans. We’re moving one step forward toward internet bliss folks, lets all jump on this bandwagon. Next up, TV streaming right into our brains from neural chips that were implanted into our cyborg bodies.

A man can dream alright.

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