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Hulu has announced their numbers for 2012. In 2012, Hulu has hit $695 million in revenues, which is up 65% from last year. Hulu CEO Jason Kilar said that there are now 3 million people paying for Hulu Plus. Hulu Plus subscribers have more than doubled in the last year. Hulu Plus can now be accessed from over 320 million Internet-connected devices in the U.S. This number does not include laptop or desktop computers.
CBS Corporation and Hulu has announced a new partnership. The deal is non-exclusive and is a multi-year licensing deal that will benefit Hulu Plus subscribers. Hulu Plus users will be able to stream programs from the CBS TV library. CBS will be adding 2,600 episodes from some of their older shows like Medium, Numb3rs, Star Trek, I Love Lucy, The Twilight Zone, and CSI: Miami.
Hulu Plus will hit 2 million paid subscribers this week according to The New York Times. This means that Hulu Plus has added 500,000 new subscribers in the last four months. “We grew the business 60 percent from 2010 to approximately $420 million in revenue” in 2011 said Hulu CEO Jason Kilar back in January. This was around the same time that Hulu Plus hit 1.5 million paid subscribers. Hulu Plus is doing very well, but Netflix was hitting about 1 million subscribers per quarter at their height.
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Fox has been sticking to its eight-day delay guns for a week now, and the company’s future already looks grim. As anyone with half a brain predicted, when faced with an eight-day delay to popular programming, consumers respond by getting their tv illegally. TorrentFreak reports a 114% increase in downloads for Hell’s Kitchen and a 189% increase in downloads for MasterChef, which had its season finale this week. The episodes used to be available next-day on Hulu, but Fox is now only giving Hulu Plus and Dish Network the next-day privileges.
Hulu announced yesterday via the Hulu Blog that Hulu Plus will now be available on Android smartphones. The app is currently only available on six phones: Nexus One and Nexus S; Motorola Droids II, X and Atrix; and HTC Inspire 4G. Consumers with the right phones are excited, but most Android phones are left without the upgrade and, as Gizmodo notes, Hulu Plus is not offered for any of the Android tablets. The Android Market promises announcements of other supported devices in the future, but no word on exactly when those updates will happen.