We recently wrote about Hulu’s decision to delay HTML5 support on their site. Hulu made some statements on their blog saying they would monitor the developments on HTML5, but as of now it does not meet all of their customers’ needs.
There were plenty of rumors about Hulu launching an iPad app with a monthly subscription ($10 per month). The service would be called Hulu Plus. Back in April, The Los Angeles Times reported that Hulu’s new service would arrive around May 24.
Well, today Media Memo has reported that Hulu’s service launch will not happen as expected, which basically means an iPad app still in limbo. It seems that the big powers inside Fox, Disney’s ABC and NBC have not come to terms as to how the service will be rolled out.
One thing is for sure. According to the Media Memo report, the Hulu service still remains in negotiations with content holders. Fox, ABC and NBC, at least, have agreed to the subscription plan content, including the $10 per month fee.
For all Hulu fans out there, it would be safe to assume that Hulu’s iPad app (if ever released) will be somewhat similar to the ABC and Netflix apps. But, one of the biggest issues has been the fact that ABC’s app offers great content for free with advertisement support. This has certainly created some issues with Hulu’s plan to charge for content via a subscription plan.
Keep in mind that Hulu will claim they offer you a deeper catalog of broadcast shows. And, Hulu will certainly continue to pressure to offer their service via a subscription plan, citing that you should pay for online access to valuable content.
Are you a Hulu user? Are you planning to consume your favorite shows video content in a different way? What do you think about the recent developments?