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Disney joins Hulu

The rumors have been swirling around for a few weeks, but today the Walt Disney Company officially announced that it is becoming an equity partner in Hulu. Disney, through a subsidiary of ABC Enterprises Inc., will join NBC Universal and News Corp. as an investor and content provider. Full-length episodes from ABC primetime, ABC Family and SOAPnet will be added to Hulu's content library, as well...

Hulu pulls video from

Last month relaunched its web site as a video portal with full length streaming episodes of TV shows, social features, and IMDB-like info about TV show casts, episodes info, and other information. is owned by CBS, so obviously CBS content was available, but the bulk of the full length episodes were provided by Hulu -- until today. It appears Hulu has removed its content from... wants to be a social Hulu

CBS, which owns the online TV portal recently redesigned the site, and today the company is announcing deals that will allow it to show online video from PBS, Sony, MGM, and other studios in addition to the Hulu and CBS content that's already available. In other words, you can add to the long list of online video portals, most of which are showing pretty much identical content....