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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 […]

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 […]