Hulu Launches Paid Service
Online video site Hulu has launched a subscription service with access to older episodes of popular television shows.
More recent episodes of the shows will remain free on Hulu’s ad-supported website. But for $9.99 a month, subscribers can get the entire current season of “Glee,” ”The Office,” ”House” and other shows from broadcasters ABC, Fox and NBC, as well as all the past seasons of several series.
The new site is initially available by invitation only on computers, Apple Inc.’s iPad and iPhones and certain Samsung Blu-ray players and TVs. It’s coming soon to Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 3 and some of its TVs and Blu-ray players, and there are plans to launch on Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox early next year.