CBS Considering Offering TV Shows Via Hulu

In a recent interview, CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves said CBS is in talks to bring some of its TV shows to Hulu. According to Moonves, the talks are focused on Hulu Plus, a paid subscription service that launched in June and costs $9.

CBS is the only major broadcaster who doesn't currently offer shows through Hulu. Initially, CBS stayed away from Hulu in an effort to ensure flexibility. With the introduction of a subscription option, CBS is now interested in exploring its options with Hulu.

"Are we having discussions with the Hulu subscription service? Yes we are," Moonves said. "Our goal is to get paid for our content in as many different ways as we can without hurting the mother ship. The key here is flexibility."

For a while now, CBS executives have said that one of the main issues with Hulu was control and exclusivity. The No. 1 U.S. broadcaster has preferred a wide range of partners across the Web and therefore did not want to feature its programs exclusively on Hulu.

Data from analytics firm comScore notes that Hulu has become one of the fastest growing TV sites since it was launched in 2007. In May, Hulu had around 43.5 million viewers.

Via:  Reuters
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animatortom 4 years ago

They are considiring it as soon as more people start to pay for Hulu service:P

I think more people are going to go for the all-in-one solutions of Cellular provider TV:P

acarzt 4 years ago

Ya know... if netflix picked up the capablities Hulu has.... they would totally dominate the video streaming market...

Also if they would up the video quality to 1080p :-)

animatortom 4 years ago

I am sure they are trying to figure out how to do just that.

Yet they probably cant get around the property rights that have already been secured by providors like Hulu.

sackyhack 4 years ago

I love Hulu, and I'm actually willing to pay for it. I'm not one of those people that HAS to watch a show the night it's aired, so I love being able to watch something anytime with only a couple of commercials per episode. Some of the repeating ads can be grating though, like that one about a girl looking for her Facebook friends. I think I saw that one about 50 times while watching all episodes of Archer.

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