Hulu starts private beta testing
As promised, NBC and Universal Corpâ€™s highly anticipated video-sharing site Hulu has finally started its private beta testing with 90 TV series clips including Lost, Heroes, House M.D., Prison Break, The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, and many more.
Contrary to popular belief, Hulu does not want to be the so-called YouTube-killer. According to Reuters, this site wants to be â€œthe premier destination for full length shows and moviesâ€ and regarded for its â€œhigh quality approach to content.â€
Hulu’s partners include Fox, NBC, E!, Bravo, FX, SciFi, USA, and Universal. Although convincing big content producers is a big challenge to this startup site, it managed to include Sony Pictures Television and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. in its roster.
Unfortunately, Huluâ€™s official blog stated that â€œnot everyone will receive an invitation to the private beta today, but we will be ramping up the number of invitations to the private beta each week.â€