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Hulu CEO Kilar to leave this quarter

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and chief technologyofficer Rich Tom are to leave the US online TV company during the first quarter. In a blog posting on Hulu’s site, Kilar said he and Tom would leave at roughly the same time, and that he was working with the Hulu board to ensure a smooth transition. Kilar […]

Hulu launches second screen service on Nintendo Wii

Hulu has launched a second screen service with Nintendo. Hulu’s premium Hulu Plus customers can use the gamepad of the new Wii U console to access a range of second screen applications and find out more information about a given show while watching it on the main TV screen. Viewers can also watch content through […]

Canada’s turn to shine

Canada is a top originator of English-language scripted and factual content. Ever savvier of the international market, the country’s producers and distributors are more aggressively seeking out US partnerships as a springboard to the rest of the world, reports Mark Dillon. One reason Canadian producers need a global outlook is a challenging broadcast landscape at […]

Hulu launches Kids on subscription service

US streaming service Hulu has launched a dedicated kids section on its Hulu Plus premium service, following the lead of its rival Netflix. Hulu Kids launched yesterday and at launch showcased 43 of the children’s series available on the commercial-free Hulu Plus service. Titles include Thomas & Friends, Caillou and, following the agreement of a […]

Research shows Amazon is catching Netflix

Netflix remains the runaway alternative TV provider in the US, but Amazon is growing at a faster rate, according to new research. US-based 451 Research regularly surveys US consumers about the non-traditional TV services for which they are paying. Netflix remains the market leader by a large margin with 82% of respondents paying for the […]

Hulu viewing takes a hit

The number of hours consumer spend tuning into Hulu has dropped sharply this year, according to reports citing data from Wedbush Securities, Nielsen and ComScore. The number of hours spent watching Hulu in August was 65 million compared with 156 million in March, the reports said. The number of unique users visiting the website tumbled […]

Hulu strikes Electric Sky deal

US online video service Hulu has struck a deal with British distributor Electric Sky that will see it air a raft of factual entertainment series. The distributor will see series including A Place In The Sun, Fat Doctor and Customs air across Hulu’s ad supported service as well as its Hulu Plus subscription service. Other […]

Raft of deals for Prisoners of War, the drama that inspired Homeland

Keshet International has sold the scripted format rights to Prisoners of War, the drama that was the basis for Homeland, to Weit Media, which will make a local Russian version of the format. The programme sales arm of Israeli broadcaster has also sold the original Israeli version of the drama, Prisoners of War, to SBS. […]

Warner Bros. ups Jay Levine

Warner Bros. Television Group has upped Jay Levine to senior VP, business and strategic planning. Levine has been at the studio since 2009 and will continue to report to Craig Hunegs, executive VP, Warner Bros. Television Group. In his time at Warner Bros., he has been involved in deals including the multi-year output agreements with […]

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