These are just rumors. But, Apple may be considering a purchase of Hulu, the online video provider.
Now, as a Hulu Plus subscriber, I’m not really thrilled with this news. I love Apple. But, they’re a closed system. They like keeping their music files on their own proprietary devices. And I’m afraid that an Apple purchase of Hulu will force me to buy an Apple TV to watch it on my HDTV.
The acquisition price is a fun number to discuss amongst friends, though, after the company decided not to go through with a $2 billion initial public offering (IPO). It also appears that the company who buys Hulu will own two years of exclusivity to Hulu content, including Walt Disney, News Corp. and NBC programming.