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Hulu could charge for access, says Carey

News Corp deputy chairman Chase Carey has added his voice to that of his boss Rupert Murdoch in calling for a move to charges being levied for internet services – in this case for the Hulu online video-on-demand joint venture between NBC, News Corp and Disney.

Carey told the Broadcasting & Cable OnScreen conference in New York last week that the advertising-supported model for Hulu was not sustainable in the long term. He said that the service would require a subscription model as part of its business.

A subscription service could be launched as early next year, although Carey said that no fixed date had been set.