BBC Worldwide Content Coming To Hulu Plus

It’s been a busy year over at online streaming service Hulu. After deciding to call off the sale of the online streaming service this past July (for which bidders like Yahoo, Time Warner Cable, and DirecTV were prepared to pay $1 billion), the three owners (21st Century Fox, Disney, and the now silent partner NBCUniversal [Comcast]) decided to double down on the long term future of the streaming service by spending $750 million on streaming content and personnel, to keep up with the likes of rival Netflix.

The first fruits of that expenditure began to arrive this week with a deal with BBC Worldwide to bring a rotating selection of the huge BBC library to the streaming service, starting almost immediately.

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The Drill Down 242: Occupy ISP
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On this week’s show, we’ll talk about Google‘s ambitious plan to put Gigabit Fiber in every home, beginning with Kansas City. And a look at the 2012 London Olympics, an Olympics so far fraught with technical challenges and social media disputes.

But first, the headlines…Rumored launch dates for the next Apple iPhone and iPad Mini, Verizon can’t charge extra for tethering, Microsoft launches Outlook.com, and Digg relaunches!

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Hulu Adds ‘Daily Show’ And ‘Colbert Report’ Back To Streaming Library

Half-hour political comedy programs The Daily Show and The Colbert Report will return to U.S.-based streaming media site Hulu effective immediately, according a blog post written by Hulu CEO Jason Kilar discussing the company’s new deal with Viacom.

Episodes will become available on the site the morning after they premiere on the network and remain available for about a month. Additionally, both programs will be made available via Hulu Plus, the company’s premium subscription service that allows users to stream select programming to mobile and set top boxes like the Roku Player.

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