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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 […]

LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]

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 […]

Yahoo! reportedly in talks with Hulu

Yahoo! has reportedly held preliminary talks with US video-on-demand site Hulu and is one of a number of firms considering making a bid for the business. According to an All Things Digital report, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer and COO Henrique De Castro recently met with top executives at Hulu and are looking at the business, […]

Hulu reveals subs growth, new originals

US streaming service Hulu’s premium subscription service topped four million customers in the first quarter of this year, new stats show. Hulu has also unveiled two original series for the summer. The US broadcaster-backed platform revealed the statistic yesterday, which it claimed set a new record for subscriber growth. Subs service Hulu Plus officially launched […]

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 […]

Netflix and Amazon drive huge growth in OTT market

The over-the-top video market grew 60% last year to pass US$8 billion, driven by companies like Netflix, Hulu, Apple, and Amazon, according to new figures by ABI Research. The research found that the three largest markets – North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific – experienced year-on-year growth in excess of 50% in 2012. ABI predicted […]

Hulu checks in to Grand Hotel

US VOD service Hulu is among the latest buyers of Spanish period drama Grand Hotel, TBI can reveal. Austria’s ORF and Sony’s new German pay TV channel Sony Entertainment Television have also acquired the show, which has been described by sources here in Cannes as a cross between ITV’s Downtown Abbey and Danish mystery drama The Killing. Furthermore, Italian prodco […]

MIPTV News: James Corden will be BBCWW’s Wrong Mans in Cannes

BBC Worldwide will launch new Hulu drama series The Wrong Mans at MIPTV and will have talent from the show in Cannes including James Corden (Gavin & Stacey). The 6x30mins comedy drama was one of US streaming service Hulu’s original slate of series announced earlier this year. It’s a coproduction between Hulu and UK pubcaster […]

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 […]