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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 […]

Endeavour hires ex-Hulu exec for int’l acquisitions

Endeavour Content has appointed a former Hulu and Roku exec, Kelly Miller, as its new vice president of international acquisitions. Miller will take on the task of finding international acquisitions, formats and IP ventures for the sales and distribution company. She will also work to enhance global streaming opportunites for Endeavour’s businesses. The exec was […]

Hulu Japan to premiere Russian zombie series

Hulu Japan is set to premiere Russia’s hit zombie drama series The Day After on its platform on October 5. To promote the launch of the series on Hulu Japan, the first episode of season one will air on Nippon TV (terrestrial) on October 6. The show will then be available on TVer (an ADVOD […]

Jeopardy! to make streaming debut on Hulu

Hulu has acquired the syndicated game show Jeopardy!, which made its debut on the streamer this week. For the premiere, Hulu curated some of Jeopardy’s flagship special events, which featured some of the show’s fan-favourite contestants from its 35-year history. The game show holds the Guinness World Records title for the most Emmy Awards won […]

Netflix surpasses HBO in Emmy nominations

For the first time, Netflix has surpassed HBO in the number of Emmy nominations it received for 2018, ending HBO’s 17-year streak as leader. Netflix received 112 nominations to HBO’s 108. This time last year HBO had 110 nominations to Netflix’s 91. The Netflix titles nominated include Queer Eye (pictured), Black Mirror, The Crown, Stranger […]

Hulu chief discusses keeping up with Netflix

Hulu is unlikely to try and keep up with Netflix’s huge commitment to original content, despite a shake-up of its ownership structure owing to major media mergers, according to CEO Randy Freer. In an interview with CNBC, Freer said that Hulu will probably make “20 or 25” shows next year. Netflix by comparison has pledged to […]

Hulu reorganises leading teams, eliminates chief content officer role

Hulu has launched a major reorganisation across its top teams in content, technology, marketing and data, and eliminated its chief content officer role with Joel Stillerman departing the company. The US-focused streamer will now organise its content team into two groups, one that focuses on acquired on-demand and live content partners and another that harbours […]

eOne brings Stan’s The Other Guy to North America

Entertainment One (eOne) is bringing Stan’s half-hour original series The Other Guy to Hulu in the US and Super Channel in Canada. The series will begin streaming on Hulu starting June 28 and will premiere on Super Channel August 13. The title takes a look at break-ups in the digital age, and the harsh reality […]

Hulu and Vice strike content deal for 15 Viceland titles

  Hulu and Vice Media have reached their first-ever content licensing agreement, with 15 Viceland series set to appear on the platform. This will be Viceland’s first SVOD partnership, which will offer its popular titles such as Ellen Page’s Gaycation, as well as Action Bronson’s F*ck, That’s Delicious. The titles will be available to stream […]

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