TV Everywhere: Hulu mulls subscription-connected model

Hulu is reportedly pushing an idea that sounds very much like TV Everywhere: next-day access to TV shows for those who can authenticate that they subscribe to cable or satellite. Others would be forced to wait eight days for the same programming.

This thought train would put a huge damper on Hulu's alleged plans to sell itself on the open market, said Peter Kafka, writing in All Things Digital.

"Tying Hulu to cable subscriptions is going to knock out a big chunk of the service's viewers. Some of them will be people who don't pay for cable and don't have any plans to do so. And some of them will be cable TV subscribers who should be able to watch shows but can't deal with the hassle of proving that they're entitled," Kafka wrote.

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