Will you ditch Hulu when it starts charging in 2010?
Hulu will begin charging users for content as soon as 2010, said News Corp. Deputy Chairman Chase Carey at an industry summit in NYC yesterday. “I think a free model is a very difficult way to capture the value of our content. I think what we need to do is deliver that content to consumers in a way where they will appreciate the value,” he said. Here’s an idea: Lose the NuvaRing ads! They are killing me once-a-month at a time. Anyway, Hulu would likely effect a subscription system for premium content and then some (wild guess: Benjamin Christie’s Travels) will still be free.
With so many ways to watch TV for free already, will Hulu lose some or most of its audience? Personally, I’d consider paying a fee for online TV as long as I didn’t have to watch ads and could view everything in HD. Any ads, forget it. There’s a fast-forward button on my DVR that works really well. What about you?