Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Adds Ex-Hulu Execs Tim Connolly, Jim O’Gorman to Management Team

Quibi, the mobile-TV startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, has tapped several Hulu alums among its latest hires. Tim Connolly, formerly senior VP of partnerships and distribution at Hulu, has joined Quibi as head of partnerships and advertising. Jim O’Gorman, previously Hulu’s SVP of talent and organization, is now head of talent and organization at Quibi. Connolly left […]

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Hulu Adds Discovery Channels to Live TV Streaming Service

Hulu’s live TV subscribers finally have access to a dozen Discovery networks in various packages, coming after the companies inked a multiyear deal two months ago. The core Hulu With Live TV core package ($40 per month) as of Thursday, Nov. 29, now includes 56 national cable channels, with the addition of five Discovery networks: Discovery, TLC, MotorTrend, Animal Planet and Investigation Discovery (ID). […]

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'We can literally do anything': Inside Hulu's pitch to advertisers on how it can outperform rivals

The over-the-top TV (OTT) space is getting increasingly crowded, but Hulu thinks it’s well-equipped to take on its competitors. In a recent interview with Business Insider, the streaming service’s marketing chief Kelly Campbell outlined Hulu’s pitch to advertisers. She said that Hulu places a lot of importance on its ad-supported user base, as well as on the fact that advertisers […]

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Get Ready to Hulu & Chill

Hulu has been delivering incredible original series, including The Handmaid’s Tale and Casual, that have received critical and award-show attention. Now the streaming network is ramping up its slate of original shows over the next two years. More: Everything You Can Expect to See in The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3 Netflix may have garnered more publicity about its upcoming movies and series, but […]

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Self-Driving Uber Pilot Was Watching Hulu Before Deadly Crash

The so-called safety driver of the self-driving Uber involved in a deadly accident in Arizona this March was busy streaming Hulu up to the moment of the crash, the Tempe Police Department revealed in a report Thursday. Law enforcement officials deemed the crash “entirely avoidable,” according to Reuters. Safety drivers are common in self-driving vehicle tests, and are meant to observe the […]

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Netflix Widens Lead as Having ‘Best Original Programming,’ Beating HBO, Amazon, Hulu, Showtime on Survey

Netflix’s multibillion-dollar content binge is paying off — if, for no other reason, by boosting the perception that its original TV shows and movies are the best in the biz. About 39% of U.S. consumers said Netflix, which dramatically outspends streaming and premium-cable rivals on content, offers the “best original programming” among subscription-video services, per a Morgan Stanley survey released […]

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Sky Italia, Britain’s Channel 4 Board George Clooney’s TV Adaptation of ‘Catch-22’

Sky Italia and Britain’s Channel 4 have boarded George Clooney’s “Catch-22” TV series, which is set to start shooting in Italy this month. Sky Italia, part of pan-European pay-TV service Sky, will co-produce the adaptation of Joseph Heller’s anti-war classic and air it exclusively in Italy. Channel 4, which is an advertiser-funded pubcaster, has acquired British rights to the limited […]

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