Hulu: The free ride is nearing its end
Hulu, the website where you can watch shows from ABC, NBC and Fox, isn't going to be free much longer. It has opened a new pay site where for $9.99 a month you can watch unlimited numbers of old episodes of not only shows like Bones and Desperate Housewives but blasts from the past like Miami Vice and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Hulu's free site still exists, but it's only got recent episodes of ongoing series. And if it turns out that viewers are willing to cough up money at the pay site, the free one will soon be a thing of the past. As TiVo and other DVRs render commercials obsolete, the networks have got to find a different way to pay the bills. And now they're hoping they have.
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