Hulu drops its free video service

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One of the online pioneers of streaming video, Hulu’s dropping its free tier to focus on its paid-only services.

Hulu, co-owned by Disney, Fox, Comcast, and (with a recent investment) Time Warner, has been offering as its main specialty episodes of recently-aired TV shows, mainly from over-the-air networks. However, there’s been plenty of streaming video changes since its 2007 debut, thanks to rival streaming service Netflix taking off.