« Swine flu, the panic that never gets old | Main | WSVN sues Nielsen over people meters »

Who needs a TV set? ABC joins online service Hulu

Television took another giant step into broadband Thursday when ABC joined NBC and Fox as a co-Hulu owner of the online video service Hulu. That means many ABC shows -- not just primetime hits like Lost and Desperate Housewives, but soaps (General Hospital), talkers (The View, Jimmy Kimmel Live) and oldies from the network library (Commander In Chief, Hope & Faith) will now be available from Hulu. Some programming from the ABC Family and Disney channels, and even some old Disney movies, will also show up there.

Even before ABC joined the party, viewers watched 380 million videos at Hulu in March. With CBS already offering shows online at its own site, the need to own an actual television -- or, if you're a network, a television station -- is dwindling away.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.

-
 
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Copyright | About The Miami Herald | Advertise