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  • Streaming Services Dominate 2016 Golden Globes, But Amazon Takes The Win

    Streaming Services Dominate 2016 Golden Globes, But Amazon Takes The Win

    Streaming services showed up in force for Sunday night’s 73rd Golden Globe Awards, but it was Amazon’s year to shine. Though Netflix had led the pack this year with a total of eight nominations – even beating out HBO – the streaming service didn’t take home the top prize in any of the categories it competed in. Instead, it was Amazon that was tonight’s… Read More

  • Netflix Beats HBO, Traditional Broadcasters With The Most Golden Globe Noms

    Netflix Beats HBO, Traditional Broadcasters With The Most Golden Globe Noms

    Streaming services made a strong showing when the nominations for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning. Netflix dominated the TV category with a total of eight nominations, closely followed by HBO – which now competes with an over-the-top service of its own. HBO and Starz earned seven nods, while Amazon and FX received five each. Read More

  • Following The Launch Of Its Ad-Free Tier, Hulu Breaks Into The Top 10 Apps By Revenue

    Following The Launch Of Its Ad-Free Tier, Hulu Breaks Into The Top 10 Apps By Revenue

    Following a number of big moves to attract subscribers and grow its revenue, including a deal with Epix films and the introduction of a commercial-free paid tier to its service, streaming service Hulu has managed to shoot up the ranks on a number of app store charts this past month. It reached No. 8 on the worldwide iOS Top Revenue chart for October and No. 10 on the worldwide Top Revenue… Read More

  • Fox Shows On Hulu Will Offer Reduced, Only 30-Second-Long Ad Option

    Fox Shows On Hulu Will Offer Reduced, Only 30-Second-Long Ad Option

    Hulu may have introduced a commercial free-tier to improve the user experience for those who can’t stand watching ads, but a new deal with Fox Networks has the potential to make the ad-supported version of Hulu less painful as well. This week, Fox and Hulu announced a new type of ad format would be arriving on Hulu for the first time: engagement ads. Viewers who opt for this sort… Read More

  • TC Cribs: A Trip To TV Land With Hulu

    Sit back, relax and don’t turn that dial. This week’s episode of Cribs takes us to the online television platform, Hulu. The company’s giant 90,000-square-foot headquarters sit betwixt Hollywood and the tech world in Santa Monica, California, in the same building as HBO. And it has changed the way we watch television. Shows like the Mindy Project and the Last Man on Earth… Read More

  • Hulu Launches Ad-Free Subscription Tier For $12 Per Month

    Hulu Launches Ad-Free Subscription Tier For $12 Per Month

    Streaming service Hulu just announced a new subscription tier to remove advertisements. As a reminder, a standard Hulu subscription costs $7.99 per month. The new commercial-free option costs $11.99 per month. It removes all the advertisements, with some notable exceptions. Read More

  • Report: Hulu Considers Offering A Pricier, Ad-Free Tier

    Report: Hulu Considers Offering A Pricier, Ad-Free Tier

    Hulu is considering an ad-free version of its streaming service, according to a new report from The Wall St. Journal on Thursday. The service could launch as early as this fall, and would be priced around $12 to $14 per month – higher than Hulu’s ad-supported service today, which is $7.99 per month. At this price point, the service would not likely see a large number of… Read More

  • The Apple Watch Is Now A Hulu Remote Control

    The Apple Watch Is Now A Hulu Remote Control

    A number of mobile app publishers are still trying to figure out their strategies related to Apple’s first wearable device, the Apple Watch. While many opt for background apps that push relevant information when needed, Hulu’s entry into the Apple Watch space instead sees the company turning the Apple Watch into a remote control that lets you control video playback across a number… Read More

  • What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms Crunch Network

    What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms

    On this 10th anniversary of the first video being uploaded to YouTube, it’s important to look at how the online video industry has changed in the last two years — because the changes have been as significant as those that started 10 years ago. Read More

  • Hulu’s Living Room Viewing On The Rise As PC Viewing Declines

    Hulu’s Living Room Viewing On The Rise As PC Viewing Declines

    While the rise of standalone streaming services has been fueled, in part, by increased connection speeds combined with the ubiquity of smart mobile devices, video consumption is still often taking place in the living room. And in the case of Hulu’s over-the-top streaming video service, living room viewing is actually on the rise. Today, living room viewing accounts for over 58 percent… Read More

  • Pluto TV, An Online Video Service Targeting Cord Cutters, Will Stream Hulu

    Pluto TV, An Online Video Service Targeting Cord Cutters, Will Stream Hulu

    Up-and-coming video streaming service aimed at cord cutters, Pluto.TV, will now be distributing Hulu’s free content, thanks to a new distribution agreement between the two companies. For Pluto TV, the addition means its service will now be able to offer a wider variety of mainstream fare, including popular shows from networks like ABC, NBC, and Fox. The deal was first reported… Read More

  • New Study Shows A Rise In Cord Cutting – 8.2 Percent Ditched Pay TV In 2014, Up 1.3% YoY

    New Study Shows A Rise In Cord Cutting – 8.2 Percent Ditched Pay TV In 2014, Up 1.3% YoY

    There’s been some debate about how many consumers are actually cutting ties with their pay TV providers and replacing them with over-the-top streaming media services – a trend generally referred to as “cord cutting.” But a recent study  indicates that the number of cord cutters in North America is, in fact growing – in 2014, 8.2 percent of former pay TV… Read More

  • Showtime Becomes The First Premium Service To Be Offered By Hulu

    Showtime Becomes The First Premium Service To Be Offered By Hulu

    Hulu and Showtime are announcing a notable partnership today that will see Showtime’s premium streaming service made available to Hulu’s nearly 9 million subscribers. This marks the first time that Hulu has ever distributed a premium network’s content on its service, which until now has featured programming from five of the top six biggest U.S. broadcast networks as well as… Read More

  • Hulu Officially Drops The “Plus,” But Service Remains The Same

    Hulu Officially Drops The “Plus,” But Service Remains The Same

    As promised earlier this spring at the NewFronts, Hulu is now officially dropping the “Plus” branding from its service in order to eliminate consumer confusion about the streaming video service. The change is being communicated to Hulu customers by way of an email message, rolling out now. Nothing else is changing with regard to the Hulu service, however – it will… Read More

  • AT&T Will Begin Offering Hulu To Its Customers Later This Year

    AT&T Will Begin Offering Hulu To Its Customers Later This Year

    Hulu and AT&T announced an expanded deal today designed to bring the video streaming service to AT&T’s customers on both mobile devices and on the web. Starting later this year, customers will be able to access Hulu shows through an AT&T app on their mobile phones, as well as through an AT&T website for Internet viewing, the companies said. The two are also exploring… Read More

  • Hulu Scores Streaming Rights To “Seinfeld,” Signs AMC Deal

    Hulu Scores Streaming Rights To “Seinfeld,” Signs AMC Deal

    Hulu has made another aggressive move to expand the content selection on its streaming service with the announcement today that is has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to “Seinfeld” from Sony Pictures TV, a deal reportedly valued at $180 million for all 180 episodes of the popular NBC comedy. The company also scored a deal with AMC Networks, and revealed its new line-up… Read More

  • Cablevision Becomes First Pay TV Provider To Resell Hulu’s Service

    Cablevision Becomes First Pay TV Provider To Resell Hulu’s Service

    Cablevision today announced it would begin offering the Hulu Plus subscription service to its broadband customers, making it the first time Hulu has ever established a deal with a traditional pay TV provider to resell its streaming service. The move comes shortly after Cablevision also became the first pay TV provider to sell access to HBO NOW, the network’s new, over-the-top service… Read More

  • Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop? Crunch Network

    Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop?

    In the last ten years, the Seattle tech scene has changed quite dramatically. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the only gigantic software companies in town were Microsoft and Amazon. For a time it even became common knowledge that most Seattle-based startups had only two viable exit strategies: go public, or get acquired by Microsoft. Read More

  • Hulu Scores More Exclusives With First-Ever Turner Deal

    Hulu Scores More Exclusives With First-Ever Turner Deal

    In its battle with Netflix and Amazon for streaming video marketshare, Hulu today announced its first-ever licensing agreement with Turner Broadcasting, which sees the streaming video service gaining exclusive subscription rights to several shows’ past seasons from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT and TBS, in addition to select future programs airing “in the coming years.”… Read More

  • Hulu Launches Its Own GIF Search Engine

    Hulu Launches Its Own GIF Search Engine

    Streaming video service Hulu is today launching its own tool for fans of GIFs, with the debut of its own GIF search engine powered by Tumblr. The new site, dubbed “The Perfect GIF,” isn’t just a standard Tumblr blog, however, but more of customized Tumblr experience where you can search for and discover TV-related GIFs by tag, show, reaction or action involved. The idea… Read More

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