Close sources report Sony’s near deal with Hulu

According to Bloomberg, mentioned here, Sony Corp is near a deal with video website Hulu LLC to carry a paid TV service from Hulu on Sony's PlayStation game consoles.

The partnership could be announced as soon as next week.

PlayStation 3 owners registered on the console's web service will be able to subscribe to a planned Hulu pay service to get on-demand access to current prime-time television shows, according to the report.

Hulu plans to soon begin charging customers and is looking to expand its content to consumer devices like the Xbox and iPad, according to Reuters.As the site's media owners experiment with platforms beyond an ad-supported TV model. --------

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