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Qatar Holding latest to be linked to Hulu

Middle Eastern fund Qatar Holding is the latest organisation to be linked to a move for US catch-up and on-demand service Hulu. Weekend reports suggested the Qatari organisation is now one of seven interested in Hulu with bids in the region of US$1 billion. Other bidders for the ABC, Comcast and Fox-owned service are thought […]

AT&T is ‘latest Hulu suitor’

US telco AT&T is reportedly in discussions about making a joint bid for Hulu, marking the latest big-name firm said to be competing for the VOD site. According to All Things D, AT&T is talking with the Chernin Group about making a joint offer. The investment firm – run by run by former News Corp […]

DirecTV reportedly among US$1bn-plus bidders for Hulu

US pay TV provider DirecTV is one of three bidders offering upwards of US$1 billion to acquire US video-on-demand site Hulu, according to US reports. Bloomberg and Reuters both reported the news, citing unnamed sources, claiming that the three US$1 billion-plus offers made it likely that Hulu owners News Corp, Disney and Comcast will reach […]

DirecTV the latest company linked to Hulu

US pay TV platform DirecTV is the latest company to be linked with a move for Hulu. The pay TV company has reportedly been interested in Hulu before and the latest reports come as various companies continue to be linked to a deal for the on-demand service Bloomberg reported last week that Time Warner Cable […]

Time Warner Cable eyes Hulu stake

US cable giant Time Warner Cable is reportedly considering taking an equity stake in video-on-demand site Hulu, according to several US reports. Bloomberg reported that discussions between the firms are at an early stage, and said another, unnamed, pay TV company was also mulling a bid for the VOD site. It claimed that a deal […]

NBC ends Deception, passes on new Hatfields pilot

US broadcast network NBC has cancelled its mystery drama Deception and, according to industry reports, passed on several pilots, including Charlize Theron’s remake of the Hatfields and McCoys story. Deception, which ran for 11 episodes earlier this year, will not return for another series, its stars Meagan Good confirmed on Twitter. The series followed Good […]

Comcast cable channels grow as NBC toils

NBCUniversal’s cable channels business grew revenues by 4.6% in the first quarter of this year, but revenues at US broadcast network NBC tumbled nearly 20%. The cable unit – which houses channels including USA Network, Bravo and Syfy – saw revenues for the three months to March 31, 2013, reach US$2.25 billion compared with US$2.12 […]

Jason Kilar joins DreamWorks board

Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar is to join the board of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation. Kilar, who stepped down from his rocky run at the top of streaming service Hulu last month, joins DreamWorks along with Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge to replace current directors Mathan Myhrvold and Richard Sherman. Kilar’s time at Hulu […]

News brief: KidsCo buys hidden camera series

International children’s channel KidsCo has acquired Novovision’s series Junior Hidden Camera for its global networks. KidsCo has acquired 25 half-hours of the candid camera show, which French comedy producer-distributor Novovision will be pitching in Cannes in 52 epsiode format. “Acquiring quality, on-brand content remains a core element of KidsCo’s strategy. Junior Hidden Camera‘s humour resonates […]

Reports: Hulu board talking to buyers

The board of US video-on-demand site Hulu has held discussions with a number of potential buyers in an effort to establish their interest in acquiring the site, according to US press reports. The Wall Street Journal and Reuters both reported that News Corp and Disney – Hulu’s joint owners along with Comcast – were weighing […]