May 19, 2010
| by Stephen Hopkins
Ready to start forking out your hard earned cash for Hulu access?
All three of you can gather in the corner to console each other.
Sources close to the matter tell All Things Digital the ‘Hulu Plus’ premium subscription service is nowhere close to making the May 24 launch date quoted by the Los Angeles Times.
The ‘Hulu Plus’ service plans to offer expanded content selections and deeper back catalogs of TV show episodes. Expanded device access (such as Apple TV and iPhone/iPad) are also rumored perks of ‘Plus’ membership.
Some the roadblocks in front of the ‘Hulu Plus’ service include securing rights to monetize content from a myriad of providers, as well as profit sharing agreements among partners and owners. So far it seems the only detail somewhat solidified is the $10/month access fee.
When rumors of a paid Hulu service surfaced in October, we asked readers if they would be willing to pay. A resounding 80 percent said no, while 19 percent said it depends on the fee. Let’s see if things have changed.
Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.