Hulu Pulls Content From Boxee

If you read between the lines on Hulu’s weblog entry on the decision, it’s clear that it wasn’t Hulu’s decision, but rather that of their “content partners”. Read: the studios and TV networks. As Hulu CEO Jason Kilar writes:

While we never had a formal relationship with Boxee, we are under no illusions about the likely Boxee user response from this move.

Hulu gets it. The studio executives do not. They want a level of control that is no longer feasible — allowing us to, say, watch their movies and shows on Hulu on our computer screens, but not on our TV screens.

Thursday, 19 February 2009