You know, that brand-new redesign for CBS Interactive’s tv.com looks a bit familiar. Make that a lot familiar. Hmmmm.
Apparently, Hulu’s influence on the online video industry doesn’t end with its business model and format for streaming content — now it’s the wide-open design as well. Man, that’s bold of CBS. Almost note for note. At least they added an ugly ad.
One detail lingers, however. Why … it’s the rest of the web site! The tv.com home page has the new look, but that’s about it. Perhaps we’re looking at a working beta, who knows.
Copy-cat busting aside, the tv.com home page looks great. The comments off to the side of the top module work pretty well, photos are dynamic with lots of impact, and the list and chart are clean and easy to read.
Oh, and that gray-screen text block from Hulu looks just as good on the left side of the main photo as it does on the right. Way to innovate, guys.
Hat tip to Tech Crunch.