Hulu launches its first overseas operation in Japan
The U.S. online video service provider has selected Japan as its first market for international expansion
by Claudia Xie
Date Published: 09/01/2011
Screenshot of Hulu.jp
US online video service Hulu recently announced that it will open an office in Tokyo and offer the Japanese audience instant streaming of American TV shows and movies with a monthly subscription. This is Hulu's first overseas operation.
Hulu's service will be offered at 1,480 Yen ($19.32) per month (more than twice the US price). Co-owned by NBC Universal, News Corporation, and Disney, the company has already secured licensing deals with major US film studios and TV networks. Japanese users will have access to a library of popular television shows such as the CSI franchise, Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty, and Prison Break, as well as movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Men in Black and Armageddon. In the near future, it will also add local content from Japan as well as entertainment from other Asian regions.
Click here to access the Hulu Japan website.