The a la carte TV options are expanding. If you’re a Hulu subscriber paying $8 per month, you can add Showtime for another $9 now, which is cheaper than Showtime’s recently announced $11 standalone option.

Obviously this isn’t an earth-shattering deal, but it’s also not bad, especially if like me, you’re a Hulu subscriber already. (And no, you won’t have to watch commercials on the Showtime stuff.) To my knowledge the first time Hulu is brokering additional networks on its platform. It’ll be interesting to see if the company turns into a portal for a la carte video subscriptions.

The future of not paying the damn cable company any more is coming. I can taste it.

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