Today is filled with breathless Hulu.com news because it goes live Wednesday. Wait, you thought it was already up? Nope, that was just a test launch. But what truly confuses me is why in hell this online video joint venture of News Corp/Fox and NBC Universal — which will also include Warner Bros TV and Lionsgate (and two sports leagues) and possibly Viacom and CBS in the future — doesn’t violate any anti-trust laws. Here’s yet another way that Big Media is becoming Behemoth Media by colluding with each other — this time, on the Internet. On Wednesday, Hulu’s launch will offer more than 250 TV series and 100 movies. By 2009? Probably everything else showbiz. In the clutches of a dozen moguls. And won’t web consumers rue that day.
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