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Community: Season Six a Possibility for Hulu?

29 May 2014 10:55 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

NBC cancelled Community after five seasons earlier this month but there's still hope that fans will still get a sixth season.

Deadline reports that Hulu and Sony Pictures TV are talking about keeping the show going together. The talks are still in the preliminary stages but that's better than nothing and a deal would make sense for both sides.

Hulu currently has the rights to show the existing episodes and the streaming service's new CEO, Mike Hopkins, recently said the company plans to greatly expand their offerings of original content.

For their part, Sony has a history of working hard to keep their shows going, often cutting their licensing fees. Their efforts have led to the revivals of shows like Unforgettable and Drop Dead Diva.

What do you think? Do you think that Community should be »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Hulu in Talks to Bring Back 'Community' for a Sixth Season (and a Movie?)

29 May 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While Hulu has never even hinted at diving into feature film production, it may have to start if the web streaming giant revives "Community" for a sixth season. The unofficial moniker for the revival of Dan Harmon's cult favorite ex-nbc comedy, "six seasons and a movie" looks like it could at least be on the verge of a new season with Sony Pictures Television and Hulu in early talks to bring back the show. As first reported by Deadline and later confirmed by THR, Hulu and the production company of "Community," Sony TV, are in preliminary discussions to bring back the canceled comedy. The move makes sense for Hulu. CEO Mike Hopkins promised to quadruple the streaming service's investment in original programming this year. While we don't know the numbers for any of its current original series, it doesn't seem like any have had the impact a new season »

- Ben Travers

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Hulu in Talks to Bring Back 'Community' for a Sixth Season (and a Movie?)

29 May 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

While Hulu has never even hinted at diving into feature film production, it may have to start if the web streaming giant revives "Community" for a sixth season. The unofficial moniker for the revival of Dan Harmon's cult favorite ex-nbc comedy, "six seasons and a movie" looks like it could at least be on the verge of a new season with Sony Pictures Television and Hulu in early talks to bring back the show. As first reported by Deadline and later confirmed by THR, Hulu and the production company of "Community," Sony TV, are in preliminary discussions to bring back the canceled comedy. The move makes sense for Hulu. CEO Mike Hopkins promised to quadruple the streaming service's investment in original programming this year. While we don't know the numbers for any of its current original series, it doesn't seem like any have had the impact a new season »

- Ben Travers

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Community May See A Sixth Season Thanks To Hulu

28 May 2014 6:12 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When news broke that NBC had opted not to pick underdog comedy Community up for a sixth season, despite critical acclaim and a devoted (if small) viewer base, many of the show’s fans were left struggling to contemplate a world in which Jeff, Annie, Britta, Abed, Shirley, Troy and the rest of the Greendale gang would never fulfill #sixseasonsandamovie, the rallying cry which had propelled the bubble show to renewals year after year. Now, it seems that Community fans may be rewarded for their loyalty to the series after all.

According to Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva, Hulu is in talks with Community producer Sony Pictures TV in hopes of reaching a deal for more original episodes of the series. As soon as the show was cancelled, the blogosphere ignited as fans petitioned streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon in hopes of getting more Community, but Hulu has really been »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The Hollywood Reporter's Silicon Beach Power List Coming Thursday

28 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Who rules Silicon Beach? Find out Thursday, when The Hollywood Reporter reveals its inaugural rankings of the Silicon Beach Power 25. For now, get a taste with these three names from the list of Los Angeles' tech power players. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, 23, turned down a $3 billion offer from Facebook -- and is still attracting millions from investors. But what he really wishes he invented? McDonald's, he tells THR. Video: Snapchat Adds Text Messaging, Video Chat Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins, 45, got his start dishing up breakfast at Escondido's Golden Egg Omelet House. Now in his first eight months

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Netflix Exec Jenny Wall Joins Hulu as Marketing Svp

13 May 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Former Netflix executive Jenny Wall has joined Hulu as senior vice president, Marketing, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced in an internal memo on Tuesday. In her new role, Wall will oversee strategy and implementation across the brand, acquisition, and retention channels as well as communications, content, consumer insights and creative. In the letter, Hopkins touted Wall's energy, strategic and creative adeptness as well as her acumen for original storytelling. His memo concluded, “I'm fired up about Jenny and can't wait to have her hit the ground running and do amazing things at Hulu.” Also read: Hulu Plus Hits 6 Million Subscribers Wall spent a year. »

- Tony Maglio

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Hulu Taps Netflix Marketing Vet Jenny Wall

13 May 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Hulu has nabbed marketing veteran Jenny Wall from rival Netflix. She joins the online streamer as svp and head of marketing and will oversee Hulu brand strategy and acquisition and retention channels, among other duties.  Story: Hulu Lands 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Mindy,' More NBCUniversal Series "Jenny is a really passionate person -- her energy is infectious. And she is a risk taker," wrote CEO Mike Hopkins in a company blog post. "In other words, she fits into the Hulu culture of passionate people all working towards a common vision." Wall was most recently head of Netflix's global creative

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- Natalie Jarvey

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Hulu Seeks Pay TV Partners

30 April 2014 7:53 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu is in negotiations with U.S. pay TV operators to get a perch on set-top boxes, CEO Mike Hopkins disclosed at the streaming service’s Digital Content NewFront presentation Wednesday.

Disclosure comes on the heels of rival Netflix’s announcement last week that the service would be available on TiVo set-tops on three

small MSOs. Netflix is already available on several overseas cable operators.

The additional exposure should help broaden appeal of subscription Atm Hulu Plus, which Hopkins announced had surpassed 6 million subscribers in 2014.

Beyond the subscriber count update, there wasn’t much new information on Hulu original programming, with senior VP of content Craig Erwich a very recent addition to the staff. Hulu has already renewed its entire slate of originals last year, including “The Awesomes,” “Moone Boy,” “East Los High,” ” Behind the Mask” and “Deadbeat.”

Hopkins talked up substantial increases in the coming years for original production, »

- Andrew Wallenstein

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Hulu Plans To Triple Spending On Content Marketing For Originals

30 April 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

“Our goal is to continue to lead the online video advertising market,” CEO Mike Hopkins says in a blog post — echoing the message he delivered this morning at Hulu‘s Newfront presentation in NYC. The TV network backed streaming service says that its Hulu Plus subscription service has more than 6M subscribers — nice growth albeit still far behind Netflix‘s 35.7M domestic online customers. But Hulu’s forte is ad sales and the company offered some impressive stats to buyers: Desktop viewers spend about 50 minutes per session with Hulu, longer than any rival ad-supported premium video site in comScore’s top 100. It also will offer three new ad “experiences,” Hopkins says: It will enable users to make purchases without leaving Hulu; Pizza Hut is the launch partner. The service will offer cross-platform interactive ads with an algorithm that “predicts the appropriate audience for the brand.” And it’s introducing the »

- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Financial Editor

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Hulu Plus Hits 6 Million Subscribers

30 April 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hulu Plus has hit six million subscribers, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced at the company's newfront presentation to advertisers. The company also announced that it has ordered a second season of the supernatural series “Deadbeat.” Also read: ‘House of Cards’ Helps Netflix Add 4 Million New Subscribers in Q1 Hulu Plus is the paid subscription service of Hulu, a streaming service owned by NBCUniversal, Fox Broadcasting Company and Disney-abc Television Group. Its competitors include Amazon Prime and Netflix. Netflix announced last week that it has more than 46 million paying subscribers, 34 million of them in the United States. Amazon Prime has not released. »

- Tim Molloy

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Hulu Original Series Boss Charlotte Koh Departs Amid Shake-Up

9 April 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Charlotte Koh, head of content development at Hulu Originals, has departed the streaming company. The move comes just more than a week after Hulu hired seasoned TV development executive Craig Erwich. The former president of Warner Horizon was tapped as Svp and head of content March 31, tasked with leading the content and programming strategy for Hulu and Hulu Plus as one of the first major hires by new CEO Mike Hopkins. That move apparently made things more crowded with Koh, who helped launch Hulu originals like animated The Awesomes (renewed for Season 2 to air this summer), comedy The Wrong Mans and docu-series Behind The Mask. (Koh unveiled 17 original series on tap for 2014 in a January blog post.) But that push came at a time when Netflix and Amazon made major strides establishing slates of network-quality comedy and drama series, and the hiring of Erwich signaled Hulu’s intention to become »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Hulu Inks Exclusive Streaming Deal With NBCUniversal Series

2 April 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The exclusive licensing deal announced today makes Hulu Plus the exclusive destination for all previous seasons of Universal TV’s The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, with Bravo series like The Real Housewives and Top Chef franchises and E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians also available exclusively in the coming weeks — and Parks And Recreation coming non-exclusively. The multi-year Svod rights deal follows similar Hulu pacts inked in February — one an extension with CBS for 2,600 new episodes of shows including Undercover Boss, United States Of TaraEverybody Loves Raymond, Ghost Whisperer and library fare like The Brady Bunch and Laverne & Shirley; and another with Disney/ABC Television group that netted Svod rights to Nashville. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced the deal via a blog post today. »

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Hulu Hires Warner Bros. TV Vet Craig Erwich As Head Of Content

31 March 2014 1:55 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Hulu is getting serious about its programming. In his first major hire since taking the helm at the premium online video destination and subscription service in October 2013, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins has announced via the Hulu blog that Craig Erwich will be Hulu’s Senior Vice President and Head of Content. Erwich comes to Hulu by way of a seven-year stint at Warner Horizon Television, a production entity under the banner of Warner Bros. behind such notable broadcast and cable television series and miniseries as ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, A&E’s Longmire, and TNT’s Dallas. Before Warner, Erwich spent 12 years at Fox, where he helped bring series like Prison Break, 24, and House to broadcast. “Craig is the perfect guy for the job — he has been developing shows and programming networks for over 20 years,” wrote Hopkins in his blog post. “He has impressed me and others who »

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Warner Horizon’s Craig Erwich Joins Hulu As Head Of Content

31 March 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Hulu is making a statement in the original content arena with the hire of seasoned TV development executive Craig Erwich. Erwich, who recently exited his post as president of Warner Horizon, has been tapped as Svp and head of content to lead the content and programming strategy for Hulu and Hulu Plus. This marks one of the first major hires for new Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins, who made the announcement. “Craig is ready to hit the ground running and lead us as we increase our overall content offerings,” Hopkins said. “Craig is the perfect guy for the job — he has been developing shows and programming networks for over 20 years. He has impressed me and others who’ve met him with his collaborative approach, humility and tenacity to do what he believes.” While Hulu has had traction with some originals, including animated comedy The Awesomes, which returns for Season 2 this summer, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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TV highlights 12/03/2014

12 March 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Cycling: Tirreno-Adriatico Road Race | Breaking Magic | Famous, Rich & Hungry | Law & Order: UK | Astronauts: Living In Space | Who Needs Ibiza? The Great British Holiday | How To Get Ahead: At Medieval Court | Inside No 9U

Cycling: Tirreno-Adriatico Road Race

1.30pm, British Eurosport

Ahead of the Grand Tours (which kick off with the Giro d'Italia in May) the Tirreno-Adriatico is a testing warm up. Last year, the winner, Vincenzo Nibali, also took the Giro crown and eventual Tour de France winner Chris Froome finished second. This year's opening stage is a team time-trial on Italy's Mediterranean coast: over the course of seven days the riders make their way to the east coast and the Adriatic. Hence the contest's nickname: the Race Of The Two Seas. Lanre Bakare

Breaking Magic

8pm, Discovery

Street magic is going down a treat on TV at the moment, so step forward Ben Hanlin, Wayne Houchin, Billy Kidd and Nate Staniforth, »

- Lanre Bakare, Hannah Verdier, John Robinson, David Stubbs, Ben Arnold, Hannah J Davies, Ali Catterall, Mark Jones

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‘Gravity’ Oscar Wins Prompt Nasa Congratulations from Space

3 March 2014 5:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The seven Oscar wins for “Gravity” have generated a trio of congratulatory video messages from the Nasa.

“Nasa congratulates everyone involved with producing the movie ‘Gravity” for all of the Oscar wins, especially Alfonso Cuarón for winning best director at the 86th Academy Awards Ceremony held on March 2, 2014,” the space agency said.

One of the videos was shot aboard the International Space Station with Nasa Astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio and Jaxa Astronaut Koichi Wakata.

“Up here, 260 miles above Earth, we know a little bit about gravity and the lack of gravity,” said Hopkins, who then proceeded to perform multiple somersaults while Mastracchio and Wakata spoke.

Nasa Astronaut Mike Massimino said that he had enjoyed the movie, particularly for portraying the look and feel of space accurately. “It brought back a lot of memories,” he added.

Nasa Astronaut Cady Coleman congratulated the cast and noted that she lived aboard »

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Hulu Hires Former Disney Exec to Head Distribution

3 March 2014 1:46 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hulu has hired Tim Connolly to grow the video service’s audience by identifying new channels of distribution, the company said Monday. Connolly has spent the past several years working at Disney, one of Hulu’s owners. “Our goal is to be everywhere, on every device where our users want to watch TV,” CEO Mike Hopkins said in a statement. “Roughly half of our 5 million Hulu Plus subscribers are now streaming exclusively on devices, with living room viewing accounting for over half of all content consumption on the service. Finding ways to penetrate new distribution channels is key to our future growth. »

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Hulu Selling Its Japan Service To Nippon TV

27 February 2014 6:58 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After taking itself off the selling block last summer, Hulu now appears to be focusing its attention on the domestic front. Mike Hopkins, came to Hulu as CEO in October, said in a blog post today that Nippon TV is buying Hulu’s Japan operation — which launched in September 2011 as the streaming service’s sole venture outside the U.S. “We have now reached a point in the growth of the business in Japan where we feel the best path forward is to sell the company to a strategic buyer,” Hopkins wrote, adding later, “Nippon TV will take the service to new heights, with the added benefit of allowing us to focus on our growing business here in the U.S.” He said Hulu, which is controlled by Fox, Disney and Comcast, will license its brand and technology and continue to provide services to the Japan business. Nippon TV, the country’s highest-rated TV network, »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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TV highlights 13/02/2014

14 February 2014 3:42 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Rugby League: Warrington Wolves v St Helens | The Kidnapping Of Shergar | Inspector George Gently | Bible Hunters | Big Ballet | The Brits Who Built The Modern World | Manhunt | Southland

Rugby League: Warrington Wolves v St Helens

7.30pm, Sky Sports 1

Warrington came so close to glory last season: runners-up in the league and beaten finalists in the playoffs, they were seen off in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup as well. But the Wolves squad is still one of the strongest in the league, even with the departure of Adrian Morley to Salford, and going one better isn't beyond them. St Helens will want to bounce back from a fairly poor campaign, but will need to be patient with their youthful squad. Lanre Bakare

The Kidnapping Of Shergar

8pm, Channel 5

Even by the grim standards of Northern Ireland's Troubles, it was a singularly bizarre and cruel crime: the 1983 kidnapping of Shergar, prodigious winner »

- Lanre Bakare, John Robinson, Bim Adewunmi, Ben Arnold, Rachel Aroesti, Luke Holland, David Stubbs

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Hulu Names Peter Naylor Head of Ad Sales

10 February 2014 10:31 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Peter Naylor, one-time head of digital ad sales at NBCUniversal, will take over the top ad sales role at Hulu, effective next week, the streaming-video company said Monday.

Naylor is a veteran of the business, having worked his way through NBCU after the company acquired iVillage in 2006.  He was most recently exec veep, ad sales, for NBC News Digital. Earlier in his tenure, he was exec veep of NBCU’s digital sales operation. He took his most recent position in the fall of 2012, as part of a restructuring made by Linda Yaccarino, NBCU’s president of ad sales, two months after she was named to that position. While Naylor had a direct line to the company’s top ad-sales exec, the move was viewed as one that left him with a narrower portfolio.

Naylor is well-known in ad circles. He served the board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau for over »

- Brian Steinberg

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