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Hulu picks up ITV drama Butterfly

Hulu has picked up US rights to ITV mini-series Butterfly, which follows the story of an 11-year-old boy as he transitions into a female. Created and penned by BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Tony Marchant and starring International Emmy actress Anna Friel (Marcella), the emotional 3×60-minute series will make its debut on Hulu on 18 January 2019. […]

Report: Hulu, AT&T look to run ads when streamers pause shows

Hulu and AT&T are both looking at the option of adding advertising to their current, or upcoming, platforms when viewers pause for a break. Hulu intends to unveil what it calls “pause ads” in 2019, according to Variety. AT&T is also looking at the option for its upcoming WarnerMedia-branded streamer, which will launch at the […]

Hulu set to reach 23m subs by year end

Hulu is on track to reach over 23m subscribers by year end, according to Hulu CEO Randy Freer who discussed the topic at Business Insider’s Ignition conference. The Hulu chief said that the streamer is on track to add more subscribers by the second half of 2018 than it did the first. Between January and […]

Disney’s SEC filing sheds light on Hulu value

Disney has valued The Handmaid’s Tale SVOD Hulu at around US$9.26bn, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing made this week. The SEC filing, submitted on Wednesday (November 21), shows that Disney made $450m in “capital contribution” to Hulu in 2018. The platform, in which Disney will have a 60% stake upon completion […]

Hulu greenlights 10-part comedy from ABC Signature Studios

Hulu has ordered a 10-part original comedy series from Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment ABC Signature Studios. The Handmaid’s Tale streaming service has greenlit Dollface, which is to star Two Broke Girls’ Kat Dennings (pictured), who will also exec produce alongside creator and writer Jordan Weiss and showrunner Ira Ungerleider. Set to begin production next year, […]

Ampere: Nearly four in five US web users signed up for SVOD

Nearly four in five US internet users now have at least one SVOD subscription, with European SVOD uptake also showing healthy growth, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm said that growth in SVOD subscriptions in the US has resumed after previously plateauing, thanks to gains at Hulu and Netflix. Some 77.3% of web users […]

Hulu hires YouTube exec for acquisitions

Hulu has hired former YouTube TV exec Heather Moosnick to drive its content acquisition strategy across live and on-demand programming. Moosnick is joining The Handmaid’s Tale SVOD as senior VP of content partnerships – a role that will see her lead on acquisitions of everything from full library series and films to current network TV […]

ABC News heads for Hulu’s Live TV

ABC’s News Live Service will now be available on Hulu’s Live TV service. ABC launched its service in May and expects with the Hulu launch that viewers will soon be streaming more than one million hours a week on the service. The news streaming space is getting increasingly crowded, with Fox Nation today set to […]

Netflix and HBO tie up for Emmy wins

HBO and Netflix reached a tie with 23 wins each during the 70th annual primtetime Emmys, which took place last night. Netflix surpassed HBO for the first time in Emmy nominations this July, but when it came to the crunch the two entertainment powerhouses reached a draw in award wins. Game of Thrones came up […]

Hootenanny comedy The Bisexual scores presales with Canal+, Stan

Ahead of its debut on Hulu and the UK’s Channel 4, Hootenanny comedy The Bisexual has secured presales with Canal+, Stan and New Zealand’s Sky Network. The six-part series is written, directed and stars Iranian-American filmmaker and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Desiree Akhavan. It is produced by Sister Pictures-owned comedy label Hootenanny for Channel […]

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