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Jason Kilar

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  • It's Official: Mike Hopkins Named CEO of Hulu

    Hulu has announced Fox Networks distribution chief as CEO of Hulu. Plans for the transition leaked out last week, in addition to the news that interim CEO Andy Forssell would be leaving the company. The appointment comes months after owners 21st...
  • 5 Ways New CEO Mike Hopkins Can Save Hulu

    Congratulations are in order for Mike Hopkins, the Fox Networks distribution chief who is leaving 21st Century Fox to take the CEO job at Hulu. There's a $750 million check from the joint venture's overseers, 21st Century Fox and Disney, waiting on his...
  • With new leadership, online video site Hulu changes TV strategy

    The online video site Hulu once had ambitions of ushering in the future of television by shaking up the status quo. But under its new management, the site will throw off its old mantle of TV disrupter as it seeks to work in partnership with cable and...
  • Hulu sale is canceled; owners double down on the video site

    Hulu sale is canceled; owners double down on the video site
    The Hulu divorce has been called off. After months of fielding offers from would-be buyers for the popular online video site, owners 21st Century Fox Inc., Walt Disney Co. and NBCUniversal decided Friday to cancel the sale. Instead, they said, they...
  • Guggenheim's Levinsohn Disappointed Hulu Got Away

    Ross Levinsohn, CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media, said he was disappointed his company didn't end up getting its hands on Hulu -- but that he wasn't surprised the triumvirate of media congloms that own the Internet TV site decided to hold on to it. "I...
  • First-round bids due this week for Hulu

    First-round bids due this week for Hulu
    The first round of bids were due this week for Hulu, the popular online TV service whose prospective sale has attracted interest from digital media players as well as cable operators. An initial bid has been submitted by the Chernin Group, a next-...
  • KKR, Yahoo and Silver Lake/WME join list of Hulu suitors

    KKR, Yahoo and Silver Lake/WME join list of Hulu suitors
    The list of potential suitors for Hulu keeps getting longer. On Friday, Yahoo submitted a bid for the online video site co-owned by entertainment giants News Corp., Walt Disney Co. and Comcast Corp. Also jumping into the fray are private equity...
  • Hulu surpasses 1.5 million subscribers

     
    Hulu finished 2011 with $420 million in revenue and 1.5 million subscribers. The online video service is owned by NBCUniversal, Walt Disney Co., News Corp. and Providence Equity Partners. The service will spend $500 million on content in 2012....
  • Hulu's Jason Kilar 'Thinks Different' about television

     
    Hulu Chief Executive Jason Kilar chose the advertising agency's conference in Los Angeles to do his own riff on Apple Inc.'s "Think Different" campaign. Instead of saluting "The Crazy Ones" from the memorable TBWA/Chiat/Day ad campaign from 1997 that...
  • Hulu announces new Kevin Smith movie review show and other originals

     
    Kevin Smith will host the new movie "revue" show "Spoilers" on Hulu this summer, as well as a series by Richard Linklater and others....
  • Hulu adds new original series, including 'The Awesomes' from Seth Meyers

     
    Hulu announced several new shows coming to its online video service, including "The Awesomes," from "Saturday Night Live" head writer Seth Meyers, and the music reality series "Don't Quit Your Daydream."...
  • Hulu owners to buy Providence Equity's stake for $200 million

     
    Providence Equity Partners is near a deal to sell its stake in the online video service Hulu for about $200 million....