Hulu is officially launching the beta edition of its live TV make today, offering access to more than 50 paths for $39.99 per month.
Those paths will include ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and local affiliates, together with ESPN, CNN, Cartoon Network/ Adult Swim, FX, USA Network and many more.
Hulu also announced that its ratified a deal with Scripps Networks Interactive to deliver their paths including HGTV, Travel Channel and Food Network into the on-demand and live TV service.
The company is launching Hulu With Live TV( thats the official honour) at a New York City event for press and advertisers. The bulletin( just barely) pokes to CEO Mike Hopkins earlier account that the service would cost under $40 my colleague Sarah Perez reported last month that the price would be $39.99.
Other business like AT& T/ DirecTVand Google/ YouTube have recently propelled stripped down cable cartons. Like Hulu, they allow you to watch live TV on various categories of devices, for a lower cost than a traditional cable subscription.
Hopkins said today that Hulu is offering morethan merely a scrawny cable bale its an entirely new TV event, because it mixtures live TV with Hulus on-demand TV library, and because it creates a personalized event where users get easyaccess to their favourite registers, movies and channels.