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Hulu has come a long way from its genesis as a “YouTube killer,” pie-in-the-sky idea earlier this year. But the video site — which features mostly NBC and FOX TV shows in full-length, streamable glory — is still only available to a limited group of U.S.-only […]

Hulu has come a long way from its genesis as a “YouTube killer,” pie-in-the-sky idea earlier this year. But the video site — which features mostly NBC and FOX TV shows in full-length, streamable glory — is still only available to a limited group of U.S.-only testers (albeit with some back-door ways to experience its content).

Well, Hulu’s not opening up today, but they’re doing something nice. The company contacted us to give away some 2,500 beta invites to U.S.-based NewTeeVee and GigaOM readers. Apparently all you have to do is go to this site and enter your email address. So what are you waiting for? Go check it out.

(Cross-posted at GigaOM.)

  1. I’ve had a membership for a while and i have to say it is nicely done. Not sure if i can go so far and declare it a YouTube killer though. Quality of the experience is definitely far better than YouTube. But thats from the perspective of a designer/developer.

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  2. Dear Liz et al,

    In the UK Hulu is a type of cylindrical crisp, the fabled Hulu Hoop.

    Your wit wisdom and insight throughout the year keeps me in good cheer so herewith some singing lights and the obligatory winter scene to warm your cockles http://www.bon-bon.tv/xmas07/

    Best Wishes,

    Adam

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  4. Is there any chance this is related to you contacting them about OpenHulu / TV Paradise ?

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  5. [...] Hulu, the online video JV owned by Fox & NBC, is currently in private beta, NewTeeVee and TechCrunch are giving away invitations [...]

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  6. I got my HULU invite months ago but you know me Liz …..I even get you invites to beta’s :p

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  7. TV Paradise — Pretty sure it wasn’t related to us contacting them, as Chris and I had been working independently on our stories. But it’s possible that someone from Hulu seeing the popularity of your sites had something to do with the inspiration.

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  8. HULU are giving invites away to many major Blogs today Mashable and Techcrunch also have been given 2,500 .

    Maybe its the stellar reviews these blogs gave Hulu and Jason Kilar playing Santa …

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