Hulu set to expand internationally

It seems as though global expansion is on the way for online TV streaming service Hulu in what seems like a sensible route forwards for the company. Hulu has already hit big success in its bid to provide premium video content online and it will be interesting to see how the company develops its expansion oversesas.

Jason Kilar, Hulu’s CEO, recently told The Wall Street Journal that the company was open to investment from additional sources to progress the expansion and said that in TV markets across the world there was an “unmet need” for online services, according to Blake Robinson over on Mashable.

Hulu has a good reputation for providing premium content to the web which is usually available weeks, or sometimes months, after it has first been aired. If the company expanded it’s likely that the overseas markets would be able to watch TV and movies with Hulu much sooner than with usual routes. The move to expand globally would most likely make a dent in Netflix’s market and it will be intriguing to see how the competition hots up.

For more on this go to mashable.com. We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on a global expansion for Hulu so please feel free to send us your comments about this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000530827737 Giulio Carlo Vaiarello

    The most crappy thing is at they don't accept- even in an unofficial mode (for example as they do with the free version of hulu with VPNs) non-US plus users..
    I mean, I can understand at they do not authorize non-US Credit Cards, but they could at least take PayPal (even with territorial restrictions – wich could be bypassed by registering an US paypal account without credit card and tranfering money from an other account.. ) as Netflix do..
    Then it would be possible for us, shitty poor european users , to sign up with a VPN even if in an unofficialy way …
    And that have nothing to do with the trasmission rights because we will violate them anyway, and they could by the way make some money on that…
    And we really do: for example I'm using a Cisco Linksys E3000 with DD-WRT and an US-based VPN ,and everything works, so I 'will use thems bandwith even if they allow me or not so they could btw have a revenue on it and not only a bandwith dispend…
    Basic hulu with only 480p really sucks and plus it would have been fantastic to watch Fringe,Bones,and all the other tv-series on the iPad and iPhone 4 (with mine dd-wrt ruoter it would be possible as all my home devices have now an US ip…)
    I've tried the Hulu app in demo mode on the iPad and it is simply…. amazing..
    I'm really envy on all you US users..

    Ps: Norwegian TV,Europe and European services sucks (apart spotify) , hope i can move to NYC soon…