Hulu goes international, will launch in Japan later this year

Rumors of international expansion seem to follow every streaming media company and Hulu has finally revealed plans to launch in Japan later this year. There's not many details, but it appears the free side is staying home in favor of a Hulu Plus-only approach with plans to bring "premium feature films and TV shows" to PCs, TVs, phones and tablets. That it's also avoiding a direct confrontation with Netflix across borders is also notable, as the other major all you can eat video service focuses on Latin America and Europe. Interested parties can sign up for updates at, but how many yen they may have to spend is as much of a mystery as who is going to be Hulu's lucky new owner.