Hulu has launched its first product outside the U.S. with the officially availability in Japan.
Hulu's service offers entertainment fans in Japan unlimited instant access to feature films and thousands of episodes of TV shows from a variety of content providers, including CBS, NBCUniversal International Television Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company (Japan) featuring content from Disney/ABC Television Group and The Walt Disney Studios, and Warner Bros. Subscribers can watch at any time across connected TV?s, gaming and entertainment consoles, blu-ray players, smartphones, tablets and PCs, without advertising, for ¥1,480 per month.
Like the U.S. service, the Hulu service in Japan is simple and easy to use. One single subscription follows the user across devices. Without skipping a beat, users can start watching a show on their PC, switch to their smart-phone, and finish watching it on their internet connected TV.
- Connected TVs and Blu-ray players: Panasonic VIERA TVs; and coming soon: Panasonic DIGA Blu-ray recorders, and Sony?s BRAVIA HDTVs and connected Blu-ray Disc Players.
- Gaming and Entertainment Consoles: Coming soon: Sony Computer Entertainment?s PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
0 Smartphones, Tablets and other Mobile Devices: Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, select Android phones from Fujitsu, HTC, NEC, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp and Sony Ericsson; and coming soon: select Android tablets
At a launch event in Tokyo today, Hulu also announced that we have entered into an exclusive mobile marketing partnership with Japan?s largest mobile network, NTT Docomo. However, Hulu subscribers in Japan will be able to use Hulu on any mobile carrier or internet service provider on supported devices.