Johannes Larcher


Saudi-backed broadcaster hires ex-Hulu exec for streaming push

Saudi-backed broadcaster MBC Group is looking to take on Netflix in the Middle East as it ramps up streaming plans. The Dubai-based broadcaster, which is controlled by the Saudi government, has appointed former Hulu exec Johannes Larcher to expand the MBC digital platform Shahid. The broadcaster, which is the largest free-to-air Arab broadcaster and operates […]

Qatar Holding latest to be linked to Hulu

Middle Eastern fund Qatar Holding is the latest organisation to be linked to a move for US catch-up and on-demand service Hulu. Weekend reports suggested the Qatari organisation is now one of seven interested in Hulu with bids in the region of US$1 billion. Other bidders for the ABC, Comcast and Fox-owned service are thought […]

Hulu international chief ‘departs ahead of sale’

Hulu’s senior VP of international, Johannes Larcher, has reportedly stepped down from the firm ahead of a rumoured company sale. According to Bloomberg, Larcher resigned earlier this month. The news comes as Hulu is said to considering a string of takeover bids from firms including Yahoo!, Time Warner Cable and DirecTV. Larcher joined Hulu in […]