To my shock and pleasant surprise, there is a site to challenge youtube's dominance in market.Unlike most other youtube and youtube like sites this is with a big twist.The content is really quality.I will say this is a very bold and progressive move by NBC corporation. Instead of allowing others to make money by using your content on net, why cant you make the money by ad supported system and giving all your content “FREE”.. That's right it is free.
Hulu gives all of Time Warner's serials (like Simpsons, Ghost hunters, Dexter ) everything for free on the net in a youtube like platform called Hulu.Did I forget to mention Movies as well ??? Yes I started watching Ice Age for nth Time in Hulu.com , and there are many quality movies.You can watch movies in Hi resolution in Fullscreen as well.Though Every video has 2 or 3 ad breaks of 15 seconds, you will not mind this as the quality of content is really great. Till now only way to watch these episodes, if you miss it on tv(or you dont have one 🙂 ) is through Pirate Bay or some other sites. So NBC's has started a great thing, Imagine watching all your favorite TV programs after coming home whenever you wish ?? (Doesn't it sound great ?)
More than anything its the concept, This is really a start that will catch up soon among other broadcasters, Quality content site like Hulu can easily make few millions every month by ad revenues alone. Why allow others to exploit your content? Everybody knows its next to impossible to bring down the Piracy sites, instead provide them with quality and legally.Time Warner has taken a leaf out of google's ideas “Bigger,Better and Free” This concept will eventually succeed. All the best for Hulu.com to succeed and Stay free(Ohh the corporate greediness shudn take over)
Other Free content Include Saturday Night Live ,Family Guy, Arrested Development, Super Bowl XLII Ads, The office, The Simpsons,30 Rock, American Dad!,It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and House and Me Myself and Irene (Movie)
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Hulu.com today entered the launch stage from Beta. So they allow direct signup and no need to wait for invites anymore 🙂 . It seems they allow only us users to signup. So if you face any problem in signing up or If they prevent other countries IP's from signing up you know what to do right ?