Hulu's Hollywood overlords force Boxee block
Feb 20, 2009, 14:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Austin Modine)
"Citing pressure from content providers, Hulu said the site's
streaming shows will no longer be available through the free and
open source media center platform. A joint ventures between media
giants NBC and News Corp. - owners of the Fox TV network - the site
is just a day removed from unceremoniously pulling its content from
TV.com, calling the matter an issue of "contractual rights."
"While Hulu has been rather curt about the TV.com content
yanking, it sounds downright regretful about parting ways with
Boxee. Hulu CEO Jason Kilar wrote in the company's blog that
although the website never had a formal relationship with Boxee,
the decision nevertheless "weighed heavily on the Hulu team.""