|Hulu launched its $40-per-month television streaming service in public beta Wednesday, offering subscribers more than 50 live TV channels as well as access to its streaming catalog. Hulu enters a crowded market for cord-cutters, competing against Google’s YouTube TV, AT&T’s Direct TV Now, Dish Network’s Sling TV, and Playstation Vue. Hulu’s service is twice as expensive as Sling TV, but it offers more channels. Hulu TV subscribers also can watch channels including CNN, ESPN, TNT, and TBS and store up to 50 hours of DVR content for free. Some analysts said Hulu TV could help cord-cutting providers reach critical mass. “Now you bring in convenience, maybe some cost savings and you bring in news and sports and you start to get to that new world that we’ve been talking about for years,” said 7Park Data analyst Christopher Coby.
Source: Popular Science, USA Today