Summary Box: Hulu jumps into original programming

THE SHOW: Hulu is in a deal with “Super Size Me” documentary maker Morgan Spurlock to create “A Day in the Life” ? six half-hour episodes where filmmakers follow around famous people such as billionaire Richard Branson.

THE SIGNIFICANCE. It’s Hulu’s first foray into original programming. It has typically shown reruns from ABC, Fox and NBC.

COMPETING WITH OWNERS?: The company says shows will have a smaller budget and be tailored to Hulu’s online audience, so it wouldn’t become a competitor to its media company owners.