Jason Kilar on founding Vessel and the wonderful world of customer service

Jason Kilar’s interest in customer service was sparked by a visit to Disney World when he was 10 years old. The wonder he felt as he walked underneath the train station and out onto Main Street stay

Verizon acquires subscription video service Vessel, will shut it down on Oct. 31

Verizon is buying Vessel, the subscription video service founded by Jason Kilar (Hulu’s former CEO) and Richard Tom (its former CTO). Vessel enlisted YouTube stars and other video creators, offe

Following YouTube Red, video subscription service Vessel goes ad-free for paying subscribers

Vessel, the video subscription startup headed by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, announced this week that it’s moving in a new direction in terms of the advertising displayed on its service. I

Miss YouTube Video Responses? Vessel Brings Them Back With Launch Of “Threads”

Vessel, the video subscription service led by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and former Hulu CTO Richard Tom, is expanding in a new direction with the launch of a feature called “Threads,”

Jason Kilar’s Subscription Video Service Vessel Expands To Android

Vessel's video subscription service, headed by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and CTO Richard Tom, has today expanded to Android. The app is initially offered as an open beta available for download from

Three Weeks After Launch, Vessel Gets Another $57.5 Million In Funding Led By IVP

Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has an ambitious plan for transforming the way we think about online video. His new startup Vessel is taking some of the same basic concepts that were successful in getting

Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar’s Vessel Launches To The Public

Vessel, the new online video subscription service built by some of the early team at Hulu, is launching to the public today. The service — which provides early access to videos from YouTube stars t

Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 4: Favorite Apps And Resources)

It's now been <a href="">over three months</a> since I've adopted the cord-cutting lifestyle, thanks to finally following th

Jason Kilar’s Vessel Opens An Invite-Only Beta Of Its Subscription Video Service

Last month we told you about Vessel, a new subscription video service being launched by the early team behind Hulu. After a month-long creator preview, the service is being made available in private b

With Vessel, Jason Kilar Hopes To Create A Hulu For The YouTube Generation

Vessel is a sort of Hulu for the YouTube generation. The company hopes to create a new subscription video service, priced at $2.99 a month, that will provide early access to videos consumers would nor

Jason Kilar’s New Startup Vessel Comes Out Of Hiding, With Backing By Greylock And Benchmark

Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar is finally ready to talk about what he’s been up to over the last year or so. Well, kind of. Today Kilar, along with ex-Hulu CTO Richard Tom announced that they are w

Vessel’s A/B Testing Platform For Mobile Launches Out Of Closed Beta

<a target="_blank" href="">Vessel</a>, a new A/B testing platform for iOS and Android apps, is launching its service out of closed beta today after testing it with 10 million users, in