No More Hulu Content On TV.com
TV.com was up to a rude awakening recently, as partner web TV portal Hulu suddenly chose to remove all of its content from the afore-mentioned website.
February 19, 2009
"Hulu has contractual rights with regards to our relationship with TV.com and we are exercising those rights. Out of respect for their confidentiality, we will not disclose our discussions."
Hulu, which is a joint venture between media giants NBC and News Corp, teamed up with the CBS-owned TV.com as a distribution partner. Back in those days, TV.com was nothing more than a website with user-generated content, plus some random bits of professional-made content.
However, things suddenly must’ve changed for Hulu in January, when TV.com was relaunched and started marching towards the status of VIP TV portal. The number of unique viewers went sky-high and thus, turned the website into a threat to Hulu itself.
These being the conditions, it’s no wonder that all the Hulu-owned content on TV.com is shown only as a short error message: "video not available"