Hulu pulls the plug on third-party providers

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the February 24th, 2009

Hulu.com, the website that provides legal, full-length TV shows, movies and other video content on demand, today updated their APIs, so that third-party developers like Boxee, Re-Quest and others can no longer use Hulu’s video content in their products. 

They (Hulu) explained that studios (i.e. content providers) requested that step to be taken, “and we are respecting their wishes”, said Hulu CEO Jason Kilar. (continue reading this article and leave comments here…)

Introducing Amazon Video On Demand

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the September 8th, 2008

Amazon is jumping to VOD (video on demand) bandwagon with its new service. With Amazon Video On Demand, customers can now instantly watch movies and television shows commercial-free on Macs or PCs. With this new service, customers will have the ability to enjoy instant playback of hit Hollywood movies and the latest TV shows.

To make it even easier for you to decide to rent or purchase a movie or TV show, the first two minutes of videos automatically play at no charge when you visit the product detail page. At any time during this 2-minute viewing period, you can choose to purchase or rent the title to watch it in its entirety.