Hulu has already proven itself as one of the top destinations for online video entertainment, but a new partnership with TED is making it a prime destination for inspiration as well. Last week Hulu announced on the company blog that their new partnership with TED would add fifty of the most popular TEDTalks to Hulu’s library, bringing the new inspiring content to millions of Hulu users.
Andy Forssell, Hulu’s SVP of Content & Distribution wrote on the Hulu blog, “There are times in business when you get to do things that just seem right. I’m lucky that I have a job where this is fairly common. And today is definitely one of those times.” Forssell said that it is “Hulu’s mission to help our users find and enjoy the world’s premium content when, how, and where they want. And we thing you would be hard pressed to find content more premium than the TEDTalks from the prestigious TED conferences. Incredible people. Amazing ideas.” Ideas worth spreading, of course. And with Hulu’s help these TEDTalks will spread even more than they already have.
The TEDTalk collection on Hulu will be made up of fifty of the most popular talks, for starters. But Forssell writes that, “More are coming soon, including select new talks from the 2011 TED Conference that’s just about to begin.” Viewers can find TED content at Hulu.com/TEDTalks, or check out ten of the most popular TEDTalks now available on Hulu in our list below. What do you think about Hulu partnering with TED to add inspirational TEDTalks to their repertoire? Let us know in the comments.
JR’s TED Prize Wish: Use Art To Turn The World Inside Out
Here’s a brand new TEDTalk from the 2011 TED Conference. French street artist JR talks about using his camera to expose the true face of the world and using art to turn the world inside out.
Amy Tan On Creativity
Novelist Amy Tan, author of ‘The Joy Luck Club’ talks about the creative process and analyzes the evolution of her own creativity.
Bill Gates: How State Budgets Are Breaking US Schools
Bill Gates analyzes state budgets and hidden health care costs, showing how in the end it’s our education systems that are paying the price.
Keith Barry Does Brain Magic
In one of the most nerve-wrecking TEDTalks of all time, Keith Barry shows us how our minds can trick our bodies in Brain Magic.
Bill Gates On Energy: Innovating To Zero!
Bill Gates talks about the future of energy, nuclear reactors, and how we need a miracle to avoid planetary catastrophe.
Adora Svitak: What Adults Can Learn From Kids
Child prodigy Adora Svitak talks about how the world is in serious need of some more childish thinking. It is amazing to watch this and understand that these wise words are coming out of the mouth of a 12-year old girl!
Wadah Khanfar: A Historic Moment In The Arab World
Here’s another new TEDTalk from the 2011 TED Conference. Wadah Khanfar talks about the historic happenings that are going on right now in the Arab world–in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and beyond–and what it means.
William Li: Can We Eat To Starve Cancer?
William Li presents a new way of treating cancer–through eating. Can we eat cancer fighting foods to beat cancer at its own game?
Aimee Mullins And Her 12 Pairs Of Legs
Aimee Mullins is an athlete, actor and activist with prosthetic legs. She talks about all the amazing things her twelve pairs of prosthetic legs let her do.
Brian Cox On CERN’s Supercollider
Brian Cox takes us on a tour of the CERN Supercollider–the biggest scientific experiment ever attempted. Cox’s enthusiasm is contagious!