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Hulu coming to the U.K.

by Brad Trechak, posted Jul 6th 2009 10:02AM
HuluIt's about damn time. The folks behind Hulu are making deals with broadcasters in the U.K. to offer their service to U.K. residents. Hopefully as a result of this, TV Squad won't have to apologize to Brits every time we post a clip from Hulu (at least most of the time... some current American shows like Heroes won't be available in the U.K. due to rights issues).

I'm secretly hoping this also means that some British content will be available to United States viewers. It would somewhat ease my frustration with my cable provider, who can't seem to justify carrying BBC America in their channel line-up no matter how many times I ask. It would be nice to satisfy my Brit TV craving without resorting to Netflix (or, even worse, The Pirate Bay).

Given how protective both countries are of their content, it wouldn't surprise me if this deal fell through. Regulation is a bitch, but Hulu is making some pretty big bucks right now for an Internet venture and I can't see how the media conglomerates behind this deal could be that resistant to profit.

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Tom

i think a uk version of hulu most likely will suck espesially if they limit all american content from the site which i think is very likely

July 23 2009 at 1:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pantrygirl

Please have UK content for the US. I'm tired of hunting for the latest Kingdom episodes.

July 06 2009 at 10:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris

When the hell is ABC gonna add their content?

July 06 2009 at 11:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ChaoZ

What? They can get the UK but they can't do Canada?
Dammit!

July 06 2009 at 10:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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