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Broadband Content Bits: Hulu Gets International Content; No More Uploads To Crackle

imageU.K., Bollywood shows on Hulu: U.S. viewers will get an influx of overseas content, as Hulu has brokered deals with U.K.-based Endemol (producer of Big Brother) and Digital Rights Group (comedies like Green Wing), as well as Saavn, one of the largest distributors of Bollywood movies (via pC:UK also reports that Hulu is actively looking for an international director of business development. pulls plug on uploads: It’s been almost two years since *Sony* rebranded online video hub Grouper as Crackle, and now the transition from UGC site to premium content destination seems to be complete. Case in point — Sony (NYSE: SNE) sent an email to Crackle users informing them that as of June 1, it will no longer support video uploads or peer-to-peer video sharing. Users that have already uploaded or bookmarked clips will still be able to see them, though the company said it might even kill that functionality eventually.