Popular online American video service Hulu has today announced it’ll soon be available in Japan, but says it isn’t prepared to comment on plans for Australia at this stage.
Almost a year ago, Microsoft announced its plans to expand Windows Azure to Asia, with data centers in China, Japan and Australia. Today, the company announced that its two regions in Japan (Japan East and Japan West) have now hit general availability, and Azure users in Japan will now be able to store their data locally.
Amazon Japan has launched its Instant Video online platform, with more than 26,000 imported and local films and TV shows for streaming or download. Amazon's decision to enter the online video market in Japan is interesting for two reasons. For starters, it is entering an already crowded marketplace with several major local competitors.
Video streaming site Hulu is doing away with its Japanese subsidiary, the company announced today, selling the unit to Nippon TV. The sale might mark the end of the company's international ambitions, as Hulu focuses more on its catchup TV service in the U.S. Read More
Subscribers to the Hulu Plus service, Hulu’s paid subscription service, who also own a Chromecast or have one on order, will be pleased to learn that Hulu is working to bring support for Chromecast to their Android and iOS apps. Presumably Hulu will also be building in native “casting” support to their normal player similar to Netflix or YouTube on the computer.
Andy Forssell will take over the position of CEO at online video company Hulu later this month, following the long-expected departure of the company’s current chief executive Jason Kilar which will occur later this month.
The succession plan was announced today in an internal memo from Kilar to Hulu staffers that was subsequently made public on Hulu’s official blog.
Forssell has worked