Dailymotion and Hulu Announce ‘Strategic Partnership’

Mar 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Streaming Video, Video

Independent video-sharing site Dailymotion today announced a distribution agreement with online video service Hulu.

The agreement with Hulu will give Dailymotion’s audience access to an additional 40,000 “premium” videos from Hulu’s extensive online video library, including full-length episodes from major television studios, full-length feature films from major film studios, as well as news and other content from more than 130 content providers.

The additional Hulu videos distributed on Dailymotion will be organized into thematic channels alongside Dailymotion’s library of professional and independently-produced content. Using tools available on the Dailymotion site, viewers will also be able to program Hulu content into their own channels and playlists, and share it with other viewers.

Dailymotion is a video hosting service website, based in Paris, France. Since last month, the site can support video content that can play at 720p on an HD set. About 15,000 new videos (of up to 20 min each) are uploaded to the site every day.

Hulu, which is owned by NBC Universal and News Corp., offers streaming video of TV shows and movies made possible with commercial support. Hulu videos, which are streamed in Flash format, are currently offered only to users in the United States. Some TV shows and movies are now also offered in high-definition.

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