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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Former Hulu CTO Tian Lim hired last month by Google as VP for Google Play; Hulu SVP of engineering Barry Steinglass will be interim CTO   —  Google just added a high-ranking Hulu executive to its team: The company has hired former Hulu CTO Tian Lim, who will be leading product and user experience efforts as a VP for Google Play.
Nov 13, 2017, 7:20 PMIn context
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Hulu comes to the Nintendo Switch in the US, becoming the first major video streaming app available on the console   —  Nintendo's gaming tablet is finally getting some streaming content.  Today, the company revealed its first major media app will be Hulu, which will be available later today.
Nov 9, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins is leaving to run Sony Television and will be replaced by Fox executive Randy Freer   —  Mike Hopkins is leaving the streaming service, replaced by Randy Freer.  —  Hulu, the streaming video service owned by several big media companies, is replacing its CEO: Mike Hopkins …
Oct 24, 2017, 1:16 PMIn context
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap:
Netflix reports Q3 revenue of $2.99B, up 30% YoY, vs. $2.97B est., 5.3M total subs added vs. 4.5M est., projects 6.3M new subscribers in Q4   —  Streaming giant continues to add customers worldwide ahead of a rate hike  —  Netflix may have been overshadowed by streaming rival Hulu …
Oct 16, 2017, 4:28 PMIn context
Jan Dawson / Variety:
The strength of Netflix's international revenue and subscribers, compared to US competitors, helps the company offset rising content costs   —  Much has been made of Netflix's massive and fast-growing content budget, which the company estimates will be $7 million for 2018.
Oct 15, 2017, 3:45 PMIn context
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube content head Susanne Daniels and CEO Susan Wojcicki on company's strategy for original programming to take on streaming video giants   —  With a veteran television exec, talent like Demi Lovato and Google's $86 billion in cash, the platform known for skateboarding videos …
Oct 7, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins says the streaming service will spend ~$2.5B on content in 2017, less than half of the $6B Netflix says it's spending this year   —  Hulu is spending a bundle on programming this year: Its content budget for 2017 is around $2.5 billion, CEO Mike Hopkins said Thursday.
Sep 15, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Mike Shields / Business Insider:
After bringing in more than $500M in 2016, Vevo says it expects 130% growth this year and has locked in nearly $200M in upfront ad buys   —  - Vevo - the so-called Hulu for music videos - is seeing a surge in audience, thanks to artists like Taylor Swift.  — Since embracing a TV-like selling model …
Sep 10, 2017, 7:00 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify and Hulu partner to offer both services in a bundle to US students for $4.99/month, will offer other bundles to more customers in future   —  Hulu and Spotify announced a partnership today that will see the two companies working together to market entertainment bundles offering …
Sep 7, 2017, 9:10 AMIn context
Brittany A. Roston / SlashGear:
Hulu expands Live TV beta to Xbox 360, says it will unify its two iOS apps into a single app; Roku and PS4 still not supported   —  The Xbox 360 may be a thoroughly dated device at this point, but it is long from being forgotten.  The previous-generation Microsoft console just got support …
Aug 22, 2017, 10:00 PMIn context

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