NBC could be next to lock down TV content online

NBC made its full-length TV episodes available for free on its iPad app last week, but that doesn’t mean it won’t roll out TV Everywhere-type authentication on its digital streams. Digital head Vivi Zigler told us the network is definitely looking at authentication as a possibility.

Hulu and the End of Free TV

Some day, perhaps soon, analysts will look back on the past week as the beginning of the end of Hulu, at least as it was originally conceived. The web TV portal, which sought to blend video-on-demand functionality with a free-to-the-user broadcast monetization model has been hugely popular with consumers. But now, its architects are now bent on dismantling it.