When Hulu started announcing a whole bunch of original, straight-to-the-web TV shows of its own, we didn’t expect those shows to make the jump back to the cable TV networks viewers might be cutting out of their homes. But that’s exactly what’s happened: Hulu has licensed its original TV series Spoilers with Kevin Smith to Canadian cable network Space.
Hulu announced Spoilers as one of the headlining shows in Hulu’s lineup of summer originals a couple of months ago; it stars filmmaker Kevin Smith as a talk show host who interviews pop culture icons. Think of it as The Tonight Show for movies. Spoilers will premiere on Space starting July 27, but Canadians who are game to watch online can catch it early starting yesterday (July 9) at the network’s website, Spacecast. That’s the same day that the series premiered on Hulu.
It actually makes a lot of sense, especially in light of the fact that Hulu programming is generally not available in Canada — at least, not the stuff that originates from U.S. networks, thanks to legal and rights restrictions.
This all turns into a web of intrigue, when you consider Hulu’s potential plans to require a cable subscription to access traditional TV content. It’s turning into a two-way street that’s actually a bit one-way. Hulu’s original content may appear on traditional cable and satellite TV networks, but folks who want to go the online route and cut the cable cord might be out of luck if they want content from the other side of the technological fence.
Source: The Next Web