The jury's still out on Hulu's economics, but one thing's for sure: The NBC-News Corp.-owned site has been a huge success with viewers, streaming hundreds of millions of free, ad-supported TV shows and movies. Will a new, similar service from Viacom's MTV be able to do the same thing for music videos?
New today: MTV's MTVmusic.com, a very clean, very simple, good looking site full of music videos and only music videos. Lots of older, classic stuff, too, like one of our favorites, Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing."
The site looks good and, in our limited testing, works great. And like Hulu, MTV also (smartly) lets you embed their videos on your blog, MySpace or Facebook profile, Tumblr, etc. (see below). It also has the requisite "social" functions like comments, rating up/down, etc.