All Things D's Peter Kafka says that Google is willing to offer significantly more than what Amazon, Yahoo or Dish Network would be willing to offer in the bidding war for Hulu. But they also want more than what's being offered.
If it's true that Google really wants to buy Hulu, is it possible the streaming television will harmoniously exist under the same roof as YouTube? Will it be like Stepbrothers, where they initially hate each other, then end up best friends?
A few weeks ago, Hulu silently blocked access through the PS3's web browser. Customers who bothered to ask the company what was going on just got a response, which fingers an entirely predictable culprit: Reluctant content providers!
Ok, so it might not be an official Hulu-Microsoft partnership, but Secondrun.tv, an upcoming third-party plugin for Windows Media Center will allow you to watch Hulu videos, along with others, from within the app.