TelevisionWeek contributing writer Daisy Whitney is blogging about the pinnacles and pitfalls facing viewers who want to consume television in new ways. Check in frequently as Daisy kicks the tires on the new media juggernaut and dishes on which services do -- and don’t -- make the cut.


Trial and Error

Hulu’s Got Embeds and I’m on KNTV

June 6, 2008 10:54 AM

I gotta hand it to Hulu. The NBC-Fox joint venture is quickly becoming the most user-friendly online video service.

Thanks to NewTeeVee for the tipoff on a cool new feature over at Hulu.com. The premium video site now lets you search for additional videos while you are watching Hulu videos embedded on another site, such as a blog. So you don’t even have to be on Hulu.com to do the searching. I’ll demonstrate by embedding a video right here.

You should be able to type your search query in the text field in the top right corner of the embedded player. So check it out.

On another note, I have begun contributing on-air reports on digital media to NBC-owned KNTV in San Francisco. And—isn’t this convenient—the reports also just happen to be carried online. Some of the topics are on issues I have covered here already, but they are now tailored for a consumer audience. Here’s one on how celebrities are using online video.

Watch it!


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Comments (3)

Purple Dictionary:

Amazing work... From what I can see, You are not only extremely talented, but also a budding TV star!


Nice work and nice hair. :-)

I'm going to have to check out that "Acting with James Franco" show.

Sean C:

As someone based outside the US, I have to say that I find the growth of Hulu a bit distressing, as they refuse to stream content outside US borders. What this means is a whole lot of blogs and websites who choose to use Hulu clips to illustrate a point are (inadvertently) presenting disjointed or incomplete content to people who aren't in the US...in some cases it's the equivalent of hearing one side of a telephone conversation.

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