NHL on Hulu
According to PC World, the NHL will soon join another online video site. This time it’s Hulu.
Hulu takes the wraps off of its free video streaming service on March 12, when the service exits its five-month-long private beta phase and becomes accessible to all users. The site has attracted much attention since its introduction, and rightly so: As a joint venture from News Corp. and NBC Universal, the site is backed by some of the biggest content producers around. The latest additions include Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, the NBA, and NHL.
Hulu, which is open to the public now, is Fox (News Corp) and NBC’s competitor to Youtube. The big corps want more control of their own content.
Or, to put it another way: why should Youtube get tons of traffic from Dick in a Box?
As you can see, the quality is very good. Please note that I had to shrink the clip to get it to fit the width of this site (which I’ll be literally expanding soon). So the embedded clip above went from 510px wide to 428px wide. It scales well. Hopefully the NHL clips on Hulu will have the same quality.
Hulu has full-length movies as well, like The Usual Suspects. Sweet.