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Hulu Heads for UK

Ray Le Maistre

12:20 PM -- Reports this week suggest that online video site Hulu LLC is preparing to launch in the U.K. and is in talks with a couple of the commercial broadcasters here about delivering their content over the Internet.

Check out this report at our sister site, Contentinople.

So: Hulu's coming to Blighty; YouTube Inc. is talking with the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) about hosting full-length TV shows; and the BBC, along with BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA), is spearheading Project Canvas, which is looking at a simple, standardized way of delivering online video content to U.K. homes via broadband. (See BBC Consults on IPTV and BT Unveils Its CDN Plans.)

Meanwhile, U.K. households can already get their broadcast and catchup TV content via digital, terrestrial, over-the-air broadcast, via satellite, via their broadband connection, or from their cable operator. Oh, and from the main broadcasters online. Already.

So come on, who's next? We Brits clearly need more video content delivery options, otherwise we'll be in danger of understanding the market and being able to make a sensible, reasoned choice about how we rot our brains with pointless televisual content.

I'm going for a walk...

— Ray Le Maistre, Chief EuroGrump, Light Reading

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