Hulu Speaks On PS3 Blocking: It’s the Content Providers

Interesting reports back from Hulu…and some sad news for PS3 owners. But I guess it at least comforts the Boxee fans to know they haven’t been the only ones excluded. What we need is for Comcast to open up some API’s and just go head to head with Hulu…then I bet they’d lighten up!


This is actually pretty clear cut. Content providers are uncomfortable with the concept of video streaming on the PS3, because the console is typically connected to a television. This content delivery gray area is enough to somehow screw with, or simply muddy, their licensing arrangements or somesuch, so they’re exercising caution.