Hulu Adds Content Downloads

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu has finally added the ability for (some) of its subscribers to download content for offline viewing. According to Hulu, the new feature--which is available only to subscribers of its "No Ads" plan--let users download offline content for later viewing, and only on iOS--although the company says it hopes to add Android support soon. hulu streaming television download content hollywood

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Hulu CEO Freer Steps Down

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The CEO of Los Angeles-based Hulu , Randy Freer, is stepping down from heading up the company, Disney said late Friday. As a result of the shuffle, Hulu will now being managed as part of Disney's Direct to Consumer and International business, according to Disney. hulu freer randy executive disney content hollywoodFreer had been CEO since October of 2017.

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Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech

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Noah Heller, one of the chief architects of Hulu's virtual reality strategy, has left the video streaming service to set up his own venture firm, 3Rodeo. TC Venture Capital 3Rodeo digital media Hulu internet television Los Angeles Noah Heller Vhoto Virtual realityPrimarily focused on backing Los Angeles-based technology startups, the new fund has already committed capital to three deals, Heller confirmed.

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Hulu Snags Free Solo

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Santa Monica-based streaming television service Hulu said Wednesday morning that it has acquired the streaming rights to the documentary Free Solo , which highlights rock climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb--without ropes--El Capitan, the 3,200 foot peak in Yosemite National Park. According to Hulu, the documentary will begin streaming today on Hulu. free solo hulu television alex honnold rock climbing sports yosemite

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Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech

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Noah Heller, one of the chief architects of Hulu’s virtual reality strategy, has left the video streaming service to set up his own venture firm, 3Rodeo. TC Venture Capital digital media internet television Hulu Virtual reality Los Angeles Vhoto 3Rodeo Noah HellerPrimarily focused on backing Los Angeles-based technology startups, the new fund has already committed capital to three deals, Heller confirmed. Read More.

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Hulu Crashes During Democratic Debate

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In a black eye for Los Angeles-based online television streaming service Hulu , the service apparently crashed during the Democratic debates on Thursday night, going down for more than an hour. Apparently, the service got stuck showing commercials and put up error messages to users attempting to watch Hulu's live TV service to watch the debates, on NBC and other channels. Hulu has not issued any statements or explanations for the badly timed crash.

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Report: Hulu Drops Google Daydream VR Support

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Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu has dropped support for Google's Daydream VR platform, according to a report on Thursday, which makes it impossible for owners of Google's VR headset to access Hulu content. Hulu quietly dropped the support in the past couple of weeks. Hulu did say that owners running older versions of its app can still access its content on Google Daydream--at least until they update to Hulu's latest Android app version.

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Hulu Swaps CEO

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Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu has swapped its CEO, saying Tuesday morning that Mike Hopkins has stepped down, and Randy Freer has been named as CEO. Hopkins had been CEO of Hulu since 2013. Freer previously was President and COO of Fox Networks Group, where he had been since 2013, and also is on Hulu's board. hulu streaming television mike hopkins randy freer

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Hulu Hit By Major Outage On Sunday

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Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu appears to have suffered a major outage on Sunday, prompting a rash of complaints on social media. It appears the outage lasted for at least 5-6 hours, based on messages sent by Hulu's support team on Twitter, although it appeared that those teams were still dealing with disappointed and annoyed customers on Sunday night. hulu outage live streaming video content hollywood

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Hulu Buys Back Stake From AT&T

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Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu and AT&T said on Monday that Hulu has acquired AT&T's 9.5 AT&T and Hulu said the deal values Hulu at $15 billion. Hulu did not say what the source of financing was for the deal. AT&T had been a shareholder in Hulu for the past two years as a minority share owner, via its acquisition of Time Warner. cable sreaming television acquisition merger hulu

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Hulu Adds Nickelodeon Titles To Hulu Plus

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A new deal by Los Angeles-based Hulu this morning will add content from Nickelodeon to Hulu's premium service, Hulu Plus. Puppy," and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" to Hulu for the first time. Hulu said the deal is part of an expansion of an existing, content deal the company has with Viacom. Hulu said that the deal will also bring content from Tr3s, Viacom's Latino music station, to Hulu Latino.

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Hulu, Spotify Bundle Services For Just $9.99 A Month

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu , and streaming music provider Spotify have launched a new effort, which bundles both services together for just $9.99 According to the two, it will offer up Hulu with all Spotify Premium accounts, giving access to Spotify's music, podcasts, and Hulu's TV and movies, all in a single bundle. The Hulu service included in the bundle is Hulu's commercially supported service.

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Hulu Drops Pricing On Streaming TV

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said on Wednesday that it is dropping the pricing on its ad-supported service, Hulu Originals, and will offer up the service for only $5.99 Hulu also offers up a premium, ad-free version, Hulu (No Ads), for $11.99, and another service which includes live TV for $44.99 Hulu said that the new pricing will go into effect beginning February 26th for new subscribers. hulu pricing streaming content hollywood television netflix

Hulu, Humu Battle Over Startup Naming

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Los Angeles-based Hulu and a brand new startup, Humu , are engaging in the courts, after Hulu threatened to sue Humu over trademark infringement. In a pre-emptive move, Silicon Valley-based Humu, a startup developing "human talent development" software, has filed a complaint in the United States District Court, Northern District of California seeking declaratory judgement against Hulu to stave off a possible trademark battle.

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Hulu Hiking Live TV Prices By 20 Percent

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Los Angeles-base streaming television service Hulu announced on Friday that it is upping the price of its Hulu with Live TV service to $54.99, up from $44.99, in what is a fairly significant bump in its subscription rate. According to Hulu, the price hike--which will begin December 18th, "better reflects the substantial value of Hulu + Live TV". hulu live television pricing content streaming movies

Hulu Ties Into TED

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Los angeles-based video site Hulu said this morning that it has inked a deal with the TED conference--which, not coincidentally, kicks off today in Long Beach--and will be featuring the 50 most popular TEDTalks from the last few years. hulu conference tedtalks

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Hulu Adds More Live TV Content

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu said this week that it has added two new "add-ons" for its Live TV subscribers, including both a new set of Spanish channels, as well as new Entertainment content. Hulu said that viewers can gain access to Spanish language channels ESPN Deportes, NBC Universo, CNN En Espaol and History Channel En Espaol for an additional $4.99 Hulu also said it will be launching Discovery Networks on Hulu with Live TV later this year.

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Report: Comcast Considering Sale Of Stake In Hulu

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It appears that another one of the owners of Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu may be looking to unload its current, minority stake in the company, according to a report from CNBC this morning. According to CNBC, Comcast is looking to sell its current 30 percent stake in Hulu to Disney. Hulu just purchased a 9.5 percent stake in the company from AT&T, which had acquired its interest in Hulu when it bought Time Warner.

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Hulu Launches Hulu Plus On Chromecast

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Hulu ''s development teams in Santa Monica and Beijing have been busy, and have just launched a new app which makes Hulu Plus available with Chromecast, Google''s online video streaming device. According to Hulu, the new Hulu Plus app on a phone or tablet works with Google''s Chromecast device to allow users to more easily control Hulu Plus on a TV. Hulu said it worked closely with Google on delivering the Chromecast support for its apps.

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Hulu Adds Five New Channels From Discovery

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Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu has added five channels from Discovery Brands , including Discovery Channel , TLC , Investigation Discovery , Motor Trend and Animal Planet , the company said on Wednesday. According to Hulu, the deal will add a number of popular series--including Deadliest Catch, MythBusters, Say Yes to the Dress, and others, to Hulu's service. hulu television discovery channel content

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Hulu Updates Roku Software

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said last night that it has updated its Hulu Plus on the Roku software. According to Hulu, the updated software adds improved playback reporting, UI tweaks, as well as a number of bug fixes. The new version of Hulu PLus on Roku is 1.9.

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Hulu Launches Kids Section, Hulu Kids

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Hulu , the online television and video streaming service based here in Los Angeles, has just rolled out a new section entirely devoted to children's shows, the company announced this morning. Hulu said its new Hulu Kids section showcases the kids shows available on the site, including such titles as Thomas & Friends, SpongeBob SquarePants, Caillou, Arthur, Dinosaur Train, and more. hulu kids children programming plus video content hollywood television

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AT&T May Sell Stake In Hulu

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AT&T is looking to possibly sell its 10 percent stake in Los Angeles-based television streaming service Hulu , as part of its plan on digesting Time Warner. According to At&T CFO John Stephens, the company may sell of its 10 percent stake in Hulu as part of a larger sale of "non-core" assets after it paid $85.4 Time Warner purchased its 10 percent stake in Hulu in 2016. hulu merger acquisition timewarner hollywood content streaming

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Hulu Sets Sales VP

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said today that it has named a new Senior Vice President of Sales. According to Hulu, it has named Peter Naylor--who was previously Executive Vice President of Ad Sales for NBC News Digital--to the position. Hulu said that interim head of sales Jim O''Donnell remains at Hulu serving as VP, West Coast Sales & Advertising Sales Operations. hulu sales executive video streaming content television

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Hulu Acquires Vhoto

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Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu has acquired Vhoto , a developer of computer vision and machine learning software, according to reports. Vhoto CEO and founder Noah Heller has joined Hulu as Vice President of Audience Development, according to Heller's LinkedIn profile. hulu vhoto merger acquisition acqhire video streaming computer vision machine learning software

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Hulu Inks Deal For Seinfeld

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Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu said this morning that it has scored the streaming rights to Seinfeld , to all episodes of the sitcom. Hulu disclosed the deal at its annual Hulu Upfront presentation in New York, where Jerry Seinfeld announced the deal with Hulu onstage. In addition to the Seinfeld streaming deal, Hulu also said it has inked a new, multi-year agreement with AMC, which gives the site access to future programing for AMC Networks.

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Hulu's April Fool Joke: 1996 Web Design

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Visitors to Los Angeles-based video streaming service Hulu Friday were greeted with a surprise "redesign" of the web site, as part of a Hulu April Fool's gag. Hulu's gag website was one of a number of April Fool's efforts by technology firms Friday.

Hulu Updates PS3 Support

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Hulu's Black Friday Offer Almost Too Good To Pass Up

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu launched a Black Friday special on its service this weekend, offering up access to its content for a mere 99 cents per month for 12 months. The special offer --which was still available on Tuesday morning--is a giant discount from Hulu's usual $7.99 Hulu said the offer ends at 10AM PST today, 11/27/2018. The deal does not include Hulu's Live TV or on-demand channels.

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Hulu Gets All Of South Park

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Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu has inked a deal to stream every episode of South Park , the site said over the weekend, According to Hulu, all seventeen seasons of South Park--over 200 episodes--are now available on Hulu. The majority of South Park episodes are only available to Hulu''s premium subscribers, although Hulu is rotating 30 of the episodes at a time to its free streaming side of the service.

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Hulu Names New CFO

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Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu announced late Friday that it has named Elaine Paul as its new CFO. Paul replaces Tom Fuelling, who had been at Hulu since 2007. Hulu said that Paul had been involved in Disney''s original investment in Hulu back in 2009. hulu executive video streaming content hollywood Paul was previously SVP of Corporate Strategy at Disney, and also had worked at the Walt Disney Internet Group.

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Hulu Names Head of Experience

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said Monday afternoon that it has named Ben Smith as the company's new Senior Vice President, Head of Experience. According to Hulu, Smith heads up the company's product, user experience, customer support, and digital video production efforts, and reports to CEO Mike Hopkins. hulu head experience smith executive sonos

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Hulu Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu said Tuesday that it has named Tian Lim as its new Chief Technology Officer. Hulu said that Lim replaces Brad Suter, who had been overseeing the company''s technology team on an interim basis. hulu executive sony xbox

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Hulu Buys The Video Genome Project

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu has acquired the assets of The Video Genome Project (aka Structured Data Intelligence), a developer of software and data being used to personalize content recommendations for video. Hulu said it will incorporate The Video Genome Project into its recommendation systems. video genome project hulu merger acquisition software data content recommendation engine system

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DivX Sues Netflix, Hulu Over Patents

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DivX , the streaming video software developer which was started in San Diego, has filed patent infringement lawsuits against both Netflix and Hulu , accusing the firms of usings its video streaming intellectual property. divx neulion patent infringement lawsuit legal uspto hulu netflix streaming content software media encoder

Hulu: Streaming, Subscriptions Up

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Los Angeles-based Hulu released some new numbers on the use of the company''s streaming video today, saying that it has set new records for revenue, video streaming, and subscribers to Hulu Plus. The company said that it streamed more than 1 billion content videos in Q1 of this year, and doubled subscriptions to its Hulu Plus subscription service in 2012. According to Hulu, it now has more than 4 million subscribers to its service, the record for new subscribers.

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Silicon Beach Report May 14: Disney Buys Out Hulu Stake

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Hulu Launches On Amazon FireTV

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Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu said Thursday that the company has officially launched on Amazon''s new, living room video player--the Amazon Fire TV. Hulu said that subscribers to its Hulu Plus premium video service are able to streaming the site''s shows, movies, clips, trailers, and more directly to their television through the new Amazon device. hulu amazon firetv fire streaming video player livingroom living room television content hollywood

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Hulu Updates Hulu Plus Living Room Experience

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Hulu said Friday that it has updated its Hulu Plus service on the Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players, Roku set-top boxes, and soon on the Wii console, as part of an update to the service''s user interface. According to Hulu, the enhancements include new, larger, and more vivid artwork for navigation; new trays for navigating through popular shows, movies, and recommendations; a better search experience; a new playback menu; and highlighting of its Hulu Kids service.

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Hulu Launches Live TV Streaming Service

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu has officially launched its new, live TV streaming service into beta, saying it will offer up more than 50 sports, news, entertainment, and kids' channels for $39.99 The company said its Hulu with Live TV (Beta) service will also offer up to 50 hours of recorded storage, and two, simultaneous streams per account, and access to Apple TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android, and Chromecast. hulu live streaming television beta

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Hulu: Roughly Half Of Hulu Plus Users Streaming To Devices

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Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu says that roughly half of all of its Hulu Plus subscribers are now streaming exclusively to devices, with the other half from the living room, the company said this week. The company said it has around 5 million subscribers to Hulu Plus, its paid television streaming service. Hulu announced the numbers as part of the appointment of new Head of Distribution Tim Connolly, who was previously at Disney.

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Hulu Opens Up Hulu Plus Distribution

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Los Angeles-based Hulu , the online television streaming site, said today that it has opened up access to its Hulu Plus services. Hulu Plus offers up access to additional content and features of the Hulu service, and was launched about five months ago.

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Hulu Heads To Windows 8

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said Monday that it has launched a version of its Hulu Plus app on Windows 8, Microsoft's newest operating system. According to Hulu, the new Hulu Plus app is optimized to the new Windows user interface, and will debut on October 26th. hulu windows8 windows operating system microsoftThe software is available now for early access Windows 8 users now.

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