Analyst Says Hulu To Match YouTube’s U.S. Revenue In 2009: We Say, Maybe Not

imageimageThe war between Google’s YouTube and NBCU/News Corp.’s Hulu continues to escalate — as some analysts are pegging Hulu to catch YouTube in terms of revenue next year. In an FT.com article, Screen Digest analyst Arash Amel predicts that YouTube will generate about $100 million worth of U.S. revenue this year, to Hulu’s $70 million. But by the end of next year, both video sites will generate about $180 million in revenues in the U.S. alone. Not bad for Hulu, which launched just eight months ago, but for YouTube, it’s seemingly just one more reason for Google (NSDQ: GOOG) shareholders to bang the “we need revenue” drum harder. According to Amel:

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