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  • Crunch Report | Facebook Hires 3,000 People After Getting Disturbed

    Facebook hires 3,000 people to combat the disturbing videos and live videos that have been popping up on the site, Hulu launches its live TV service, yesterday was not too good of a day for tech stocks and GM launches GM Maven to help on-demand drivers rent cars for $229 a week. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Hands-on with Hulu’s new Live TV service

    Hands-on with Hulu’s new Live TV service

    Hulu officially announced the launch of its live TV streaming service this morning at its Upfront presentation in New York. The service has a robust channel lineup, cloud DVR and combines Hulu’s existing on-demand library, including its Originals, with streaming TV and on-demand content from its broadcast partners. However, a key part is the revamped, redesigned Hulu experience. Read More

  • Hulu’s new Live TV app hits the app stores

    Hulu’s new Live TV app hits the app stores

    The new app for Hulu’s just-announced live TV service has now hit the app stores. Instead of offering the ability to upgrade to the live TV offering within Hulu’s existing app, the company has instead rolled out a new app, called “Hulu with Live TV.” The app features Hulu’s revamped user interface which is arriving alongside the launch of the live TV service… Read More

  • Hulu adds Scripps Networks channels to its on-demand and live TV services

    Hulu adds Scripps Networks channels to its on-demand and live TV services

    Hulu is announcing this morning at its Upfront presentation in New York a new affiliate agreement with lifestyle media company Scripps Networks Interactive, that will bring a host of its top channels to both Hulu’s existing on-demand service as well as its now-launched live TV service. The channels being added include HGTV, Travel Channel and Food Network – helping to round… Read More

  • Hulu officially launches its live TV service at $39.99 per month

    Hulu officially launches its live TV service at $39.99 per month

    Hulu is officially launching the beta version of its live TV product today, offering access to more than 50 channels for $39.99 per month. Those channels will include ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and local affiliates, along with ESPN, CNN, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, FX, USA Network and many more. Hulu also announced that it’s signed a deal with Scripps Networks Interactive to bring their… Read More

  • Hulu scores deal with NBCU for its live TV service, will now carry all four major broadcast networks

    Hulu scores deal with NBCU for its live TV service, will now carry all four major broadcast networks

    Just ahead of the launch of Hulu’s forthcoming live TV service, the company today announced a new deal with NBCUniversal that will bring NBC and Telemundo-owned television stations to the new service. The agreement greatly expands Hulu’s live TV lineup with the addition of top networks, including NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC, NBCSN, Sprout and others. Read More

  • The dark future of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ feels terrifyingly real

    The dark future of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ feels terrifyingly real

    For the past few years, Hollywood has been enamored with dystopias pulled from young-adult fiction — stories like The Hunger Games and Divergent, where the evil government provides a structure for our heroes to rebel against, a set of villains for them to defeat. The Handmaid’s Tale is something else entirely. Read More

  • Hulu’s live TV service to launch by mid-May, sources say

    Hulu’s live TV service to launch by mid-May, sources say

    Hulu has publicly said that its new live TV streaming service will launch sometime this spring, but the company is now telling staff internally that the launch date being targeted is the first week of May, sources tell TechCrunch. The launch will additionally coincide with the arrival of Hulu’s new user experience, shown off earlier this year at CES. However, we understand that… Read More

  • Hulu to open a dedicated customer service center in San Antonio with 500+ employees

    Hulu to open a dedicated customer service center in San Antonio with 500+ employees

    One of the key selling points for Hulu’s forthcoming live TV service – which we’ve now heard will be $39.99 per month to start – is its promise of better, more accessible customer service compared to what’s offered today by traditional cable TV providers. This morning, Hulu announced a development related to those efforts, with news that it’s opening a… Read More

  • Hulu’s Live TV service to cost $39.99 per month, sources say

    Hulu’s Live TV service to cost $39.99 per month, sources say

    The pricing for Hulu’s live TV service, a competitor with cable television – as well as a host of other streaming TV services like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV NOW, and YouTube TV – will likely be $39.99 per month, with ads and access to Hulu’s on-demand library, according to sources with knowledge of Hulu’s plans. That’s in line with Hulu CEO… Read More

  • Netflix reaches 75% of US streaming service viewers, but YouTube is catching up

    Netflix reaches 75% of US streaming service viewers, but YouTube is catching up

    According to new data from comScore, more than half of Wi-Fi households in the U.S. are now using at least one over-the-top streaming service, with Netflix being the primary choice. While still the leader in the streaming space, its service is facing increased competition from others, including YouTube, Amazon and Hulu. Read More

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