Missed that last episode of Ugly Betty, Law and Order or 60 minutes?

No problem.


You can watch it on hulu.com and the best part of all is that it's free.

Except now it's looking more and more likely that the online video site, that replays television shows and movies, could start charging in the near future.

The site doesn't make enough money from advertising to sustain itself.

Chase Carey, president and chief operating officer of News Corp, which owns part of hulu, said at a conference last week that subscription fees for the service could come as early as next year.

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch has also said the company is considering charging for Hulu.

The question is will people pay for something that they're used to getting free. Newspapers have struggled with the same problem. Many would like to charge for access, but aren't sure if readers would go for it.

I am not sure I would pay to watch an episode of a television show. I'd just wait for the reruns. Or watch it on a television network site since many of them are airing their shows on the Internet.

I understand that Hulu needs to make a profit, but not sure this is the way. But what is the way? Any of you have ideas?