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At Hulu, ‘Free’ May Turn into ‘Fee'; one plan that the site is considering would allow users to view the five most recent episodes of TV shows for free but would require a subscription of $4.99 a month to watch older episodes. (LA Times) Boxee Adding […]

At Hulu, ‘Free’ May Turn into ‘Fee'; one plan that the site is considering would allow users to view the five most recent episodes of TV shows for free but would require a subscription of $4.99 a month to watch older episodes. (LA Times)

Boxee Adding a Payment System; video startup plans to release a payment platform this summer that will allows users to make purchases with one click on a remote. (Boxee blog)

Sky Loses ITV Appeal; UK satellite firm has lost an appeal against having to sell its stake in the commercial broadcaster ITV, and as such will have to reduce it to below 7.5 percent from a current 17.9 percent. (Broadband TV News)

Discovery CEO Zaslav Makes $34 Million Profit on Options; Zaslav reaped a $34 million payday as a result of a stock appreciation rights plan that kicked in earlier this month, according to an SEC filing. (paidContent)

The Cord-cutting Threat May Be Larger Than You Think; operators continue to see little evidence in support of cord-cutting, but the industry is being impacted incrementally by a number of forces, all of which collectivity point to a “perfect storm” in support of the phenomenon. (The Diffusion Group)

Josh Silverman: How Video Changes Everything; Skype CEO argues that video is not only an entirely different way of communicating, but a really important one. (GigaOM)

Bharti Airtel Partners With Limelight Networks for CDN services; the deal enables Limelight to expand its access in India, while letting Bharti resell global CDN services to its customers. (press release)

Kaltura Releases Open-source Video Extension for Moodle; white-label video platform company releases an extension for Moodle, a popular open-source learning management system for remote learning programs. (emailed release)

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    [...] The company doesn’t just plan to make money through hardware sales, but through sales of subscription and pay-per-view services through its channel store, which it launched late last year. According to director of corporate communications Brian Jaquet, the company will roll out a payment system that will allow partners to sell content on the device, with Roku taking a cut. The plan is similar to Boxee’s launch of a payment processing system, which it announced last week. [...]

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