Word on the street is that the premium Hulu service that's been around the rumor mill is now officially happening. Hulu Plus will be a 10$ a month service with entire seasons of shows available in limited quantities (along the lines of the same model that Hulu has now) and other programming that the web-streaming service has available. This service will include an iPod touch and and iPad app, which will enable streaming over WiFi or 3G, and support for televisions and Blu-ray players from companies like Vizio and Sony, as well as consoles like the PS3 and the XBOX360.
For a generation of new media consumers, the ultimate dream is to have access to a service like Hulu without being tied to their computers. It may happen, but are they prepared to pay for what they’ve been getting F.O.C. thus far?
The growing-rockier relationship between Google and Apple might just
have taken another good hard swat. With news that YouTube is seeking to
offer the kind of subscription-based TV programming that iTunes offers,
things could potentially heat up.