Time Warner Wants Hulu To Stop Airing Current Seasons Of TV Shows

Time Warner Inc. — not to be confused with its former subsidiary Time Warner Cable — has been talking to Hulu about purchasing a portion of the streaming service, which is currently a joint venture of Comcast (NBC), Disney (ABC), and 21st Century Fox. […] If Time Warner purchases a 25% stake in Hulu, the Journal’s sources say it wouldn’t want to offer the quick online access to new episodes that the site’s current partners provide. […] Time Warner would rather use Hulu to push users to on-demand and network websites for currently aired shows. That means they would likely need to use a pay-TV provider login to see these episodes. – Chris Morran, Consumerist