Online Video It may be time to call Child Protective Services about the ongoing abuse of Hulu. As they did twice before with Boxee and Kylo, Hulu’s broadcast parent companies have forced the JV startup to block access to the site by Google TV. Why? Because they still don’t want Hulu playing in the living room.
NBC and Fox launched Hulu with much fanfare in 2008 (later joined by ABC) to let viewers watch ad-supported TV shows for free on their PCs using a standard web browser. But when Boxee, Kylo and Google took the next logical step of sticking a browser in (or on) the TV the networks panicked, worried over what their friends in the cable TV business might say. So they suspended Hulu’s TV privileges. Read More »