Today, Hulu officially announced their new premium service, Hulu Plus. Hulu Plus is a premium service that is going to be offered for $9.99 a month. No launch date for the new service is available at this time, but some are reporting the private beta preview is under way. So, what exactly do you get for this premium $9.99/month price tag, well you get a lot:

  • Access via many new devices including: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Internet Connected TV’s, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and more…
  • Current season tickets to popular current TV shows including: Glee, The Office, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Family Guy, and more…
  • Full series back cateloges of current and past TV Series including: Heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Arrest and Development, and more…

There is no word yet whether this premium service will be ad free or not ad-supported. I would hope that paying would remove the ads completely. Currently the service is in private beta. You can request an invite at http://www.hulu.com/plus. There is no ETA on when the service will launch publicly or when “Requested Invites” will beging to roll out. Check out the introduction video below which showcases all the new content the service has to offer.

I personally will sign up for the service, in fact it might be the final nail-in-the-coffin for my cable services I currently have will Charter Communications. One thing I would love to see, is the addition of premium cable series, i.e. Entourage, True Blood, … I would be willing to add another $5.00 a month if I could get some of those shows. I am also curious to whether they will be beefing up their movie catelog offerings.

Would you be willing to pay $9.99 for this service?