The latest way broadband TV is getting to be an attractive alternative to cable: Hulu is adding content from its newest investor, Disney, including current and archived ABC and Disney Channel shows.
Disney already offers many of its shows online, but having it alongside other networks' material at Hulu makes the online video site feel even more like a free, cloud-based cable box.
Here's some of the Disney content, from a blog post by Hulu Chief Executive (and Amazon.com vet) Jason Kilar:
-- Full-length episodes of ABC primetime programs like Lost, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Samantha Who, Scrubs, Private Practice and popular late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live
-- Full-length episodes of hit ABC Family series like The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Greek
-- Popular series from ABC Daytime and SOAPnet like General Hospital and The View
-- Classic series from ABC's library like Hope and Faith, Less Than Perfect, Commander in Chief, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and Dancing with the Stars
-- Select hit programs from Disney Channel like Wizards of Waverly Place and Phineas and Ferb, which can be easily accessed from a new Disney location in the Channel section of Hulu.com
-- Popular library titles from The Walt Disney Studios
-- Short-form content including webisodes, sneak peeks and episode recaps from ABC Entertainment, ABC Family and SOAPnet.
Source: 2009 The Seattle Times Company