Here we go again

Looks like the online video site Hulu is on the block again. Controlling co-owners News Corp. and Walt Disney Co. are at odds over strategy, and although one could buy the other out (and probably third owner Comcast Corp.), that seems unlikely. The deep-pocketed private equity firm Guggenheim is said to be kicking the tires. The challenge for any buyer of Hulu is locking up long-term contracts with the program suppliers -- otherwise it's like buying a McDonald's without the rights to the Big Mac or the fries. More on Hulu from Reuters, All Things D and Variety.
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( Screen grab / Hulu / May 8, 2009 )

Looks like the online video site Hulu is on the block again. Controlling co-owners News Corp. and Walt Disney Co. are at odds over strategy, and although one could buy the other out (and probably third owner Comcast Corp.), that seems unlikely. The deep-pocketed private equity firm Guggenheim is said to be kicking the tires. The challenge for any buyer of Hulu is locking up long-term contracts with the program suppliers -- otherwise it's like buying a McDonald's without the rights to the Big Mac or the fries. More on Hulu from Reuters, All Things D and Variety.

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