Hulu internally testing subscription model?

By on
At a Goldman Sachs interview on Tuesday, News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch and NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker indicated that Hulu may adopt a subscription service in the future. This is not a new idea for the online video service, as involved execs have previously embraced the thought of a pay plan. Recent developments suggest it may be more than just a vision, however.

Sources have supposedly confirmed that Hulu is already internally beta testing a subscription video model. They are said to be working on the technical requirements, and more specifically, how the authentication piece of a subscription-based service would work.

While it may be ironing out the technical details, there is no hint at when Hulu might introduce the service -- you can only draw so much speculation off the fact that they are testing internally. tried to get a comment from Hulu, but they have yet to respond.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.