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  • Hulu Says Sayonara, Sells Off Japanese Unit To Nippon TV

    Hulu Says Sayonara, Sells Off Japanese Unit To Nippon TV

    Video streaming site Hulu is doing away with its Japanese subsidiary, the company announced today, selling the unit to Nippon TV. The sale might mark the end of the company’s international ambitions, as Hulu focuses more on its catchup TV service in the U.S. Read More

  • Hulu Hires Sony Network Entertainment SVP Tian Lim As Its New CTO

    Online video distributor Hulu announced today that it has hired Sony Network Entertainment International SVP Tian Lim as its new CTO. While at Sony, Lim ran North American engineering and service operations, which was responsible for building and managing the PlayStation Store on the web, PS3, and PS4. Read More

  • The Second Screen Becomes The First Screen: Hulu Says 50% Of Its 5M Subscribers Use Devices Exclusively

    The Second Screen Becomes The First Screen: Hulu Says 50% Of Its 5M Subscribers Use Devices Exclusively

    Hulu was born on the desktop computer, and existed there for some time before it began appearing on portable and set-top devices. Part of that was Hulu’s ties to the Flash framework for DRM and other content-provider requirements. But 2013 marks a watershed moment for the service as it says roughly 50% of its now 5 million Hulu Plus subscribers are streaming exclusively on devices. Read More

  • 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