Hulu close to PS3 deal - Report
Less than a month after word of an Xbox 360 agreement, streaming TV service could be announced for Sony's console as soon as next week.
Earlier this month, Reuters reported that Hulu was close to an agreement that would see its online TV streaming site integrated into Xbox Live. However, it might be Sony that seals the deal first.
Bloomberg is reporting today that Sony and Hulu could announce an agreement as early as next week for a paid TV service that would run on the PlayStation 3. The news service cited "two people with knowledge of the talks" for the information, saying they requested anonymity because nothing had been publicly announced. There were no other details from Bloomberg, but the article did reference a Los Angeles Times report that Hulu was planning a subscription service for the site, with a monthly charge of $10.
According to the Reuters report, Hulu will shortly begin charging for many of its hundreds of programs, although select new shows will remain free. Whether the joint venture between News Corp., NBC Universal, and Disney will insist on a flat fee for the service or allow viewers to pay a la carte for single shows is unclear.
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