Mike Hopkins

Hulu bags ‘major’ AMC drama output deal

American on-demand service Hulu has bagged a pair of major deals, one with AMC Networks. The deal will see current and future AMCN scripted drama and comedy series from AMC, IFC, BBC America, SundanceTV and WE tv going out exclusively on Hulu. The series, which include much-anticipated zombie apocalypse drama Fear the Walking, will be […]

Hulu lands multi-year South Park deal

Hulu has dealt a blow to streaming service rivals Netflix and Amazon by acquiring exclusive rights to Comedy Central’s acerbic comedy South Park. The three-year agreement will see the US platform take VOD exclusivity for the show’s library and forthcoming episodes. All 17 seasons of the American culture satire will be available for free until […]

Hulu names content boss

US online TV service Hulu has named Craig Erwich as head of content. Erwich, who will take up his new post on April 7, previously oversaw development, production and business operations at Warner Bros Television Group, and has also worked at Fox Broadcasting. He has been involved in creating shows including Pretty Little Liars, The […]

Hulu sells international business to Nippon

Nippon TV has acquired the international business of streaming and catch-up service Hulu. The Japanese free-to-air broadcast group will take control of the SVOD service this spring assuming the necessary regulatory approvals are forthcoming. The deal marks Hulu’s withdrawal from the international market. Amid several changes in its ownership structure Hulu will now focus on […]

Hulu extends CBS pact

US streaming service Hulu has expanded its deal with broadcaster CBS and landed thousands of episodes of library programmes, including Cheers and Undercover Boss. According to Hulu CEO, Hulu now offers more than 5,300 episodes of CBS programming. The new agreement covers classic comedies Cheers, The Brady Bunch and Everybody Loves Raymond; soap Melrose Place; […]

Hulu revenues to hit $1bn – CEO

US-based streaming service Hulu will break the US$1 billion revenue mark for the first time this year, its CEO said. This figure is up US$305 million on the broadcaster-backed service’s sales for 2012, and will cap an eventful year in which a sales process was scrapped and US$750 million of capital invested instead. Hulu CEO […]

21st Century Fox: Hulu can compete with Netflix

US on-demand service Hulu can be a viable alternative to OTT market leader Netflix, the president and COO of 21st Century Fox has claimed. The comments come after Fox Networks Group distribution president Mike Hopkins became Hulu’s new CEO last month and after a second failed attempt by its broadcaster parents to sell the business […]

Hulu confirms CEO hire, Forssell to leave the company

US video-on-demand site Hulu has confirmed the appointment of Fox Networks executive Mike Hopkins as its new CEO. In a statement, Hulu said that interim chief executive Andy Forssell, who has led the company since Jason Kilar’s departure in March, will leave the company. The news comes a week after Hulu was reported to be […]

Intel Media exec Eric Huggers ‘eyes Hulu role’

Intel Media’s corporate VP and general manager Erik Huggers has reportedly expressed interest in the vacant CEO role at US internet TV firm Hulu. According to a New York Post report, Huggers, along with NBCUniversal executive VP Lauren Zalaznick and Fox Networks group president Mike Hopkins, have shown interest in the role. Citing unnamed sources, the […]