Another Hulu FAIL: All Fox Content Blocked

Hulu has been under fire recently for failing to provide the quantity of programming they promised and over the weekend things took a turn for the worse. Due to a dispute between Cablevison and News Corp, all Fox content has been blocked from Hulu for Cablevision customers.

Hulu has been under fire recently from Hulu Plus subscribers and industry bloggers and experts for failing to provide the quantity of programming they promised. Their catalog of episodes from ABC, NBC and Fox has been waxing and waning, with shows like Modern Family disappearing from the site and then reappearing with fewer episodes, and over the weekend things took a turn for the worse. Due to a dispute between Cablevison and News Corp, all Fox content was blocked from Hulu for Cablevision customers.

The dispute between Cablevision and News Corp is over how much Cablevision will pay Fox in retransmission fees.   Fox wants a lot more money from Cablevision (around $80 million more per year) to keep their customers watching Fox shows like The Simpsons and NFC football on Cablevision channels. However, in order to get what they want Fox extended the dispute to its web properties, denying access to Hulu subscribers and Fox.com viewers trying to access the sites through Cablevision’s broadband service, as well as blocking Fox programming from Cablevision’s television channels.