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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 […]

Hulu offering every episode of Star Trek until end-March

Hulu has made almost 700 episodes of sci-fi TV series Star Trek ever made available for free for a limited period. The US catch-up service said all of the episodes have been launched on its service and will be there until the end of the month. There are 693 episodes of the sci-fi series in […]

Hulu names Forssell interim CEO

Hulu has appointed its senior VP of content Andy Forssell as its interim CEO and he will take charge following departure of current boss Jason Kilar at the end of the month. In a blog post announcing the move, Kilar said that Forssell had the Hulu board’s “strong support” and that a permanent decision would […]

Nielsen to begin measuring online viewing

US-based rating agency Nielsen is to begin measuring online viewing in what is seen as a response to concerns by broadcasters that falling ratings could be attributed to viewers migrating to online without their views of content being measured. The company revealed in a memo to clients that it would begin measuring online viewing through […]

Larry King launching at NATPE

Larry King’s new talkshow will launch internationally at NATPE next week and the chat show host will be in Miami to promote the series. Content Television is handling international sales of Larry King Now. The half-hour ongoing series is carried on Ora TV in the US, the online channel founded by king and Carlos Slim. […]

Hulu unveils original series for 2013

US streaming and catch-up and service Hulu has unveiled three new original properties that it will launch this year including a coproduction with the BBC and its first original animated series. Six-part series The Wrong Mans will be a Hulu-BBC Worldwide coproduction. It will star James Corden (Gavin & Stacey) in a story of lowly […]

Hulu and City order Eva Longoria animated series

US digital service and Canadian broadcaster City have ordered Mother Up!, an animated series for grown-ups starring Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives). Production has just started on the 13x30mins series, which is being made by Canadian producers Breakthrough Entertainment and Bardel Entertainment with US-based Mass Animation. The show will debut in the US on Hulu and […]

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 […]