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Hulu backs out of UK, slips its own Android app

updated 04:50 pm EDT, Wed April 28, 2010

Hulu may not reach Britain but will see Android

Hulu's plans shifted today with a pair of leaks, one of which is its own. A news tip from network executives alleges that the TV streaming service has been scrapped for the UK in the near future as they and Hulu have failed to reach deals. The Telegraph sources allege that ITV refuses to allow its content beyond its own web service and that both Channel 4 and Five object to Hulu having control over which ads are sold.

The American video site has long expressed a desire to move beyond the US but has had to negotiate separate licenses with TV networks and studios.

Separately, a search for the terms "Hulu Android" on Google has revealed some of Hulu's own development work for the Google platform, including a mention on its labs site of a "Hulu App for Android devices." The company has gone on the record as wanting mobile apps but until today wasn't known to have already been developing the project.

If consistent with other rumors mentioning Android, the development could also support claims surrounding development of Hulu for iPad and other major mobile platforms.



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