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The pay-TV industry is bleeding subscribers
/ May 12, 2015 3:05 pm
The pay-TV industry is bleeding subscribers

DigiDay reports "Industry-wide contraction could accelerate as digital video grows in prominence, Internet connections improve, and “over-the-top” (OTT) services such as Netflix and Hulu make it easier to pipe top-notch video content through the Web to living room TVs. “This is a very real threat [for the pay-TV industry] that is going to occur,” said Erik Brannon, senior analyst at IHS Technology. “It may not be a question of if, but when.”. Read More

INTX 2015: Hulu Cozies Up to Cable
/ May 7, 2015 11:45 am
INTX 2015: Hulu Cozies Up to Cable

Multichannel reports "Hulu’s recently announced partnerships with a handful of MVPDs isn’t just about getting the OTT service on the set-top box, but also centers on deeper business relationships that aim to increase Hulu’s subscriber base while also giving cable operators a new source of recurring revenue.". Read More

Hulu Lands Exclusive Streaming Rights to Seinfeld Just in Time for NewFronts
/ April 29, 2015 3:10 pm
Hulu Lands Exclusive Streaming Rights to Seinfeld Just in Time for NewFronts

AdWeek reports "For the last six months, Hulu has taken one big swing after another as it tries to close the gap with Netflix and Amazon. At Wednesday's NewFronts presentation, the streaming service revealed the perfect cherry atop its growing pile of huge deals: landing exclusive streaming rights to all nine seasons of Seinfeld.". Read More

Hulu Bets on Ambitious Slate to Catch Up to Competition
/ April 28, 2015 1:41 pm
Hulu Bets on Ambitious Slate to Catch Up to Competition

Variety reports "From the outside, the Santa Monica headquarters Hulu calls home might look like just another office building. But the second floor that most of its 850 employees occupy is a world unto itself. There’s a video-arcade room, pool table, Ping-Pong table, hammock — even Hula Hoops scattered on the floor. And then there’s the kitchen, stocked with snacks galore, from ice cream sandwiches to beer on tap (light and dark).". Read More

Former Hulu Chief Kilar Raises $58 Million for Vessel Video Site
/ April 17, 2015 11:06 am
Former Hulu Chief Kilar Raises $58 Million for Vessel Video Site

Advertising Age reports "Vessel, the closely held video startup led by former Hulu chief Jason Kilar, has raised $57.5 million more to fund its new subscription business for short-form video, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.". Read More

Stephen King’s ‘11/22/63’ Series on Hulu Names Initial Director, Additional Cast
/ April 7, 2015 1:16 pm
Stephen King’s ‘11/22/63’ Series on Hulu Names Initial Director, Additional Cast

Variety reports "Hulu original series “11/22/63,” from JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot based on Stephen King’s best-selling time-travel novel about the Kennedy assassination, has signed Kevin Macdonald (“The Last King of Scotland,” “State of Play”) to direct and exec produce the first two of the nine-episode event series.". Read More

Netflix Stock ‘Unattractive’ with Growing Pressure From HBO, Amazon, Hulu: Analysts
/ March 16, 2015 11:30 am
Netflix Stock ‘Unattractive’ with Growing Pressure From HBO, Amazon, Hulu: Analysts

Variety reports "Netflix shares were down more than 4% in mid-day trading Monday after Wall Street firm Evercore ISI downgraded the stock to “sell” based on growing competition from HBO, Amazon,Hulu and others in the over-the-top video segment.". Read More

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