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Hulu Wrestles With Charging For Content

Hulu's 1,700-title catalog of TV shows and movies attracts nearly 40 million viewers-people who sit through a couple of commercials per sitcom (vs. eight or more on TV) in exchange for the luxury of being able to watch a show for free, just one day after it airs on network TV.

That may be coming to an end. NBC, Fox and ABC, the broadcasters that control Hulu, are mulling the idea of charging for at least some content. Hulu is expected to start testing subscription tiers for its programs in the new year, according to sources.

While Hulu is No. 2 after You Tube in number of videos streamed, according to comScore, analysts expect Hulu to lose $33 million this year.

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