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  • Hulu Finally Brings Free Videos To Mobile – But It’s Just Clips, And Only Works In The Browser (For Now?)

    Hulu Finally Brings Free Videos To Mobile – But It’s Just Clips, And Only Works In The Browser (For Now?)

    Days after naming its new CEO, Fox Networks Group president Mike Hopkins, Hulu has finally launched free video content for mobile users. But don’t get too excited – it’s just clips, not full-length episodes. And they’re only available for now in the mobile browser, not within the Hulu Plus mobile application. According to a blog post penned by Senior Product Manager… Read More

  • Hulu Names Fox’s Mike Hopkins As CEO

    Hulu Names Fox’s Mike Hopkins As CEO

    Hulu has announced that Mike Hopkins, a board member at Hulu and president of Fox Networks Group, is the company’s new CEO. Hopkins had previously been reported as the likely candidate for the role. It’s been a bumpy year for the online TV site. Then-CEO Jason Kilar left in March and was replaced by acting CEO Andy Forssell who now, according to Hulu, is leaving the company. Read More

  • Hulu Plus Lands On The Nintendo 3DS

    Hulu Plus Lands On The Nintendo 3DS

    Hulu, one of three bigreasons why you should probably cut the cable soon, has today announced that it will provide access to its library of streamable TV shows and movies to Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS owners. According to the official blog post, Hulu and Nintendo worked together to provide a solid experience across the various handheld gaming devices, one that… Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Nokia’s Lumia 1020, Dropbox’s Developer Conference, Hulu’s Non-Sale

    CrunchWeek: Nokia’s Lumia 1020, Dropbox’s Developer Conference, Hulu’s Non-Sale

    After a week off, CrunchWeek is back. Regulars Leena and Colleen were out of the office, but Greg Kumparak, Billy Gallagher, and I still got together to talk about the big tech stories from the past seven days. We start our discussion with an overview of the new phone that Nokia announced this week, the Lumia 2010, which attracted attention for its 41-megapixel camera — something… Read More

  • Hulu’s Owners Say They’re Not Selling, Will Invest Another $750M

    Hulu’s Owners Say They’re Not Selling, Will Invest Another $750M

    21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal, and The Walt Disney Company just announced that they’re not selling online video site Hulu after all. They also said they’re making “a commitment to recapitalize Hulu with $750 million in new funding for future growth.” The final bidders for Hulu reportedly included DirecTV, a partnership between AT&T and Chernin Group, and private… Read More

  • AT&T May Join The Chernin Group To Bid On Hulu

    AT&T May Join The Chernin Group To Bid On Hulu

    AT&T may link up with the Chernin Group to make a joint bid for Hulu, reports AllThingsD citing unnamed sources close to the telecommunications company. If the discussions go through, the partnership would give the Chernin Group a financial boost as it competes with six other bidders for the streaming video site. The other potential buyers are pay TV operators DirecTV and Time Warner… Read More

  • Hulu Plus Upgrades Its Living Room Experience With A New Look, Search, Controls & Added Kids Section

    Hulu Plus Upgrades Its Living Room Experience With A New Look, Search, Controls & Added Kids Section

    Hulu may be courting bidders right now, but in the meantime, the company is shipping a new Hulu Plus experience for the living room, with updates hitting today. The user interface on Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players, Roku set-top boxes, and soon Nintendo’s Wii, is being upgraded with a new look and feature set aimed to help viewers better discover and search for shows. Read More

  • Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar And CTO Richard Tom Re-Emerge To Build A Stealth Startup In L.A.

    Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar And CTO Richard Tom Re-Emerge To Build A Stealth Startup In L.A.

    Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and CTO Richard Tom are working on a new stealth startup, according to sources. While details of their plans are still a little fuzzy, the two have secured office space in Los Angeles and are actively hiring engineers for their new startup. Read More

  • What Is Hulu Really Worth?

    What Is Hulu Really Worth?

    It might look like the bidding for Hulu is “heating up,” just based on the number of possible acquirers. At the same time, it seems unlikely that whomever Hulu’s parents sell to will do better than the $2 billion it was offered two years ago. With ever more uncertainty around Hulu’s personnel and content, any buyer will face a number of challenges in making that money back. Read More

  • Canceled Soaps “All My Children” And “One Life To Live” Coming Back From The Dead On Hulu, iTunes

    Canceled Soaps “All My Children” And “One Life To Live” Coming Back From The Dead On Hulu, iTunes

    It’s no “Arrested Development,” but Hulu is today announcing that it, too, is bringing TV programs back from the dead. (Coming back from the dead – hey, that sounds like a soap plot!). Hulu has now signed a deal with media production Prospect Park to air the previously canceled soap operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” on Hulu and… Read More

  • Hulu Debuts Previews Of Its 2013 Original Programming And Exclusive Series

    Hulu Debuts Previews Of Its 2013 Original Programming And Exclusive Series

    Continuing its expansion into original content and exclusive third-party content, Hulu is today offering previews of its new programming for 2013, which includes its first animated Hulu Original Series, “The Awesomes,” co-created by Saturday Night Live’s head writer Seth Meyers alongside Emmy winning producer and SNL alum, Michael Shoemaker. Read More

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