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Fox Broadcasting is to impose an eight-day delay on TV episodes it previously made available on its website and Hulu.com 24 hours after their initial broadcast unless the viewer is a subscriber to a participating multichannel distributor, Variety.com reports. Users logging on to either Hulu.com or the broadcaster’s site will have provide proof of their subscription to watch a programme such as The Simpsons and Family Guy the day after it is broadcast. 

  • Google executives mounted a concerted public defence of how the search company wields its wide-ranging power on the internet amid signs of growing regulatory concern. The comments came as a Google lawyer confirmed for the first time that US regulators had shown their interest in possible competition issues raised by chief executive Eric Schmidt’s position as a director on Apple’s board.
  • Hulu, the US online video service owned by NBC Universal, Fox and Walt Disney, has signed its first batch of content deals with international television producers, the first step towards a full global launch of the service. The company was set up 18 months ago by the media companies as a viable alternative to YouTube for professionally produced content.