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14 items from 2017


Hulu Shopping for Chief Content Officer

16 March 2017 6:01 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hulu is on the hunt for a Chief Content Officer, TheWrap has learned. The position, reporting directly to CEO Mike Hopkins, will oversee original programming and content acquisitions, as well as devise a content strategy for the company at large. Current content lead Craig Erwich will remain in his Senior Vice President title, and focus more on creative development and original production. Also Read: Jeff Daniels to Lead Hulu's New 9/11 Drama 'The Looming Tower' Erwich will assist in the search for the C-suite position, and lead the team until one is found. In addition to a mandate »

- Matt Donnelly

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Hulu Steps Up Search for Chief Content Officer

16 March 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu is in the hunt for a chief content officer as the company expands its original content offerings and prepares for the launch of its digital Mvpd service.

Hulu has been talking to prospective candidates for the past few weeks. The job will encompass oversight of content acquisitions and original programming.

Craig Erwich, Hulu’s current head of content, will continue to spearhead all aspects of original program development. Erwich will focus on expanding Hulu’s slate, including in the kids arena, and developing new production and business models for original series.

The growth of Hulu’s original series ambitions has created the need for an executive to focus on off-network acquisitions and licensing deals while Erwich concentrates his efforts on development and production. The chief content officer will report to Hulu president Mike Hopkins. Erwich will report to the chief content officer.

Hulu is poised for a programming growth sport this year, starting »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Hulu Hiring Chief Content Officer, Craig Erwich To Focus On Original Content

16 March 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Hulu, which has been growing its content portfolio, is adding a Chief Content Officer position. The streaming service has been conducting a search and meeting with potential candidates for the past couple of months. Multiple former top-level TV executives have been considered, with at least one coming close. But as of now the position is still vacant, with talks continuing. The Chief Content Officer, who will report to Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins, will oversee all aspects of… »

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Hulu Searching for Chief Content Officer in Push to Increase Originals

16 March 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Hulu, which has been ramping up its scripted originals, is looking to bring in a new executive at the top.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the streaming giant is searching for a chief content officer who would come in to oversee all aspects of content. That includes original programming, content acquisitions and have primary responsibility for evolving and driving Hulu's content strategy. The position would report directly to Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins.

Once the position is filled, current senior vp and head of content Craig Erwich will narrow his purview to original programming. He will be focused on »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Hulu in search for chief content officer

16 March 2017 4:09 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New hire would allow head of content Craig Erwich to shift focus to original programming.

The streaming service is looking for a chief content officer as it seeks to step up the next phase of its content strategy.

The new hire would report directly to CEO Mike Hopkins and oversee original programming, acquisitions and content strategy. 

The move will enable Craig Erwich to focus more on original programming and boost the number of original shows, and explore production and children’s original programming.

Sources told Screen that Erwich will continue to be responsible for Hulu’s content and will keep his job title.

The development comes as Hulu prepares to launch its original series and Margaret Atwood adaptation The Handmaid’s Tale starring Elisabeth Moss.

Also in the pipeline is the J.J. Abrams and Stephen King project Castle Rock. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Hulu Adds A+E Networks to Live TV Service, Viacom Out

10 March 2017 10:48 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The battle for tight space on Hulu's upcoming online live TV service has seen A+E Networks edge out rival Viacom channels in the planned package of more than 40 live channels, offering subscribers access to popular shows like History's Vikings and Lifetime's UnReal.

“As we begin to finalize our new live TV service, we're pulling together the most valuable, well-rounded package of channels available for under $40,” said Mike Hopkins, CEO of Hulu, on Friday in a statement. "We know the A+E Networks brand of award-winning storytelling is important to our viewers, and we're very excited to add »

- Etan Vlessing

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Hulu Adds A+E Networks to Live TV Streaming Service

10 March 2017 9:01 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu and A+E Networks have inked a deal to add an A+E suite of channels to its live streaming product, Variety has learned. The deal adds live and on-demand streaming access to A&E, History, Lifetime, Lmn, Fyi, and Viceland to Hulu’s core package of more than 40 live channels, which is set to launch this spring.

“As we begin to finalize our new live TV service, we’re pulling together the most valuable, well-rounded package of channels available for under $40,” said Mike Hopkins, CEO of Hulu. “We know the A+E Networks brand of award-winning storytelling is important to our viewers, and we’re very excited to add their networks to the core service we launch this spring.”

“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Hulu to offer our A+E Networks’ portfolio of brands on their live TV streaming service at launch,” said Nancy Dubuc, President »

- Oriana Schwindt

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‘The Path’ Creator Says Hulu Let Her Be ‘Really Brave’ in Season 2

20 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

To leave a religion you’ve dedicated your life to requires quite a bit of bravery. And to tell a story about what faith can do to a person? That might require even more.

But that’s the nature of “The Path,” Hulu’s religious drama about a cult in upstate New York that appears to be well-intentioned but holds secrets and lies all the way up to its highest levels of leadership. The organization, named Meyerism, is shaken after prominent member Eddie (Aaron Paul) begins to have doubts about their belief infecting those around him – like wife, Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) – and additional crises of their own.

At the premiere of the second season at the Sundance Sunset Theater Thursday night, the cast and crew gathered to celebrate the dark and pensive show. Those who worked on “The Path” recognized the impact a show like this could have, tackling an issue so many studios shy away from »

- Dani Levy

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How Will Hulu's Live TV Stand Out Among Competitors?

11 January 2017 6:40 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

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Outside of the robots and voice technology that impressed at the annual CES tech conference in Las Vegas from Jan. 5 to 8, it was a yet-to-launch live TV service from Hulu that stole the show. But many questions remain about the product.

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins revealed Jan. 4 that the streamer is one step closer to launching its cable competitor after inking a deal with CBS that will include live streams of NFL games and the Grammys. Hulu already has struck licensing deals with part-owners 21st Century Fox, Disney and Time Warner. The CBS pact means fellow »

- Natalie Jarvey

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Hulu Adds CBS To Forthcoming Skinny Bundle, Will Price Service Under $40

4 January 2017 1:45 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Hulu has signed a carriage deal with CBS for its forthcoming skinny bundle of live cable channels, which the streaming company first confirmed at last year’s NewFronts. Hulu will carry CBS Sports Network and Pop, according to The Wall Street Journal, with options for the Smithsonian Channel and CW Network in the future, as well as Showtime as a paid add-on. The new service will also include a cloud-based digital video recorder.

CBS is initially being paid $3 monthly per subscriber, according to the Journal, and Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said the as-yet-unnamed service will be priced under $40 -- including the skinny bundle as well as Hulu’s existing on-demand library, which currently costs subscribers $11.99 for no commercials and $7.99 for limited commercials. Although new CBS shows will air live on Hulu, they will not be available on-demand, according to the Journal, and -- except for a few recent episodes -- »

- Geoff Weiss

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Cord-cutting: Hulu Live TV Service Announced

4 January 2017 12:13 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Variety reported Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced the price point at Citi’s 2017 Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference this Tuesday in Las Vegas. Hopkins was quoted “Under $40, that’s going to be the price.” While there is no set price yet, the "under $40" will not be an introductory price. This will be after the initial snackrifice that walks us into the Hulu doors. Yes, the $8 Video On Demand service you know and love will be included. And, subscribers will have cloud DVR. 

Hulu's Live TV service is expected to launch in the First Quarter of 2017, so we won't have to wait very long to see if everything is as sweet as promised. So far; sounds pretty good. Take it away Larry David!

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- Tyler Richardson

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Hulu Live Streaming Service to Feature CBS Programming

4 January 2017 11:08 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hulu Live, the upcoming live streaming service, will feature programming from CBS, CBS Sports, and Pop!, CEO Mike Hopkins announced on Wednesday. Hopkins made the announcement at the Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference, which is part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place this week in Las Vegas. With the addition of the CBS channels, subscribers to Hulu’s new live service will have access to popular programming, including “Big Bang Theory,” “NCIS,” “Big Brother,” “Blue Bloods” and “60 Minutes,” both live and on-demand. Also Read: Hulu Strikes First Theatrical Features Licensing Deal With Disney In addition, subscribers will get all NFL preseason, »

- Joe Otterson

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Hulu Live TV Service to Be Priced Under $40

4 January 2017 10:46 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu will offer its upcoming live TV service at a price under $40.

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced the price point at Citi’s 2017 Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference on Tuesday in Las Vegas.

“We’re going to try to keep our pricing pretty simple,” he said in a Q&A with analyst Jason Bazinet. “Under $40, that’s going to be the price.”

Hopkins clarified that while Hulu hasn’t figured out what the exact price point will be, the sub-$40 price point will not be an introductory promotional price. At&T’s rival streaming service DirecTV Now has been criticized for touting a low price of $35 that turned out to be an introductory price that will go up to $60 later this month.

He also shared additional details on the service, which is expected to launch in the first quarter of the year, including the inclusion of Hulu’s existing $8 subscription VOD offering, as »

- Andrew Wallenstein

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CBS Joining Hulu's Live Television Service

4 January 2017 9:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

After a period of negotiations, CBS Corp. is nearing a deal to offer some of its channels as part of Hulu's planned live TV streaming service, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins confirmed on Wednesday morning. 

The deal includes CBS as well as some cable channels including CBS Sports Network and Pop, with the potential to add additional networks in the future. Programming from those channels will be available live. Hulu says much of it will also be offered on-demand. 

Programs offered will include CBS' NFL game broadcasts and the Grammys. In addition, live TV subscribers will be able to add a Showtime subscription »

- Natalie Jarvey

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