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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Hulu Confirms Plans For Live TV Streaming Service

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Los Angeles-based Hulu confirmed today at its Upfront event in New York that it indeed is planning to roll out a live, TV streaming service next year. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said the service--which will include both broadcast and cable TV channels--will allow subscriers to enjoy sports, news, and events, without a traditional subscriptoin to cable or satellite. Hulu's Upfront offers up a look into Hulu's shows and business to major advertisers.

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Hulu, NBCUniversal In Live TV Distribution Deal

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Santa Monica-based Hulu and NBCUniversal announced this morning that they are in a new, distribution agreement, which will add NBC and Telemundo Owned Television Stations to Hulu's new live TV service, when it launches later this spring. MSNBC, CNBC, NBCSN, and others, and will bring Hulu's total channels in its lineup to more than 50. hulu nbcuniversal content hollywood streaming telemundo

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Hulu Debuts Virtual Reality App For Samsung Gear

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Los Angeles-based streaming television and movie site Hulu said Thursday that it has rolled out a new virtual reality application for Samsung Gear , which gives user access both to its 2D streaming library as well as new, 360 degree video content.

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Pluto.TV Inks Deals For Content From Hulu, Jukin, Others

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Los Angeles-based streaming media site Pluto TV has inked a deal to stream free content from Hulu, Jukin Media, and a number of others , to bolster the content lineup for the service. pluto streaming television hulu jukin content hollywood movies guide channelFinancial details of the various deals were not announced. Pluto.tv operates an online and mobile service which provides curated access to video streaming content, and is venture backed by U.S.

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Hulu Inks Deal For Empire

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Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu said last week that it has gained the exclusive streaming video-on-demand rights to the show Empire , in a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. Hulu said it will be airing current and future episodes of the drama series. empire hulu streaming television content twentieth century timbaland

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.

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Hulu Plus Hits PlayStation 4

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Los Angeles-based television streaming site Hulu announced today that its premium service, Hulu Plus, will be available on the upcoming Sony PlayStation 4, starting on Friday. According to Hulu, Hulu Plus for PS4 will include larger and more vivid artwork, a "tray style" format for navigating through titles and shows, better search, and more. huluplus streaming hollywood content console videogame playstation playstation4 hulu

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Hulu Updates Video Player

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Viewers watching their favorite TV show on Hulu today might notice a slight change: the site's video player is now bigger, due to an update on the firm's web site Thursday. Hulu said the company updated its video player with one which is 55 percent larger, in addition to a number of other UI changes. Hulu explained the update came to provide the site with a "cleaner, crisper" look. hulu video player bigger expansion content hollywood

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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

Hulu Extends Android Rollout

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Los Angeles-based streaming media site Hulu said last night that it has extended its Hulu Plus Android app to run on nine more devices. Hulu, like many other app makers, has had to contend with qualifying and ensuring its Android app runs on the many varied implementations of Android; Hulu said it plans to add more Android devices throughout the year. The Hulu Plus app is free, but it requires a $7.99 a month subscription to Hulu's premium streaming services.

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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.

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 Swizzles Android UI

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said Thursday that it has launched a brand new, Hulu Plus user interface for its Android tablet users, as it launches on to an additional, seven Android tablets supporting its premium video service.

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Hulu Plus Expands Device Support

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Los Angeles-based Hulu is continuing to build out its list of supported devices for its subscription, Hulu Plus service, the firm said late Thursday. According to Hulu, its service is now available on Toshiba 2012 Blu-ray players, Sharp 2012 TVs and Best Buy's Dynex Blu-ray players. Users of all of those devices can now sign up for Hulu Plus directly from those players. hollywood content television video streaming plus hulu

Hulu Plus Hits Android

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Los Angeles-based Hulu , the web video site, said Thursday that it has rolled out its Hulu Plus application on Android. Hulu said the Hulu Plus application will run on six phones, including the Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X, and the Motorola Atrix. The application is available for free download, but requires smartphone users to have a Hulu Plus subscription.

Hulu Posts Every Episode Of Star Trek, For Free

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said Friday that it is making every single Star Trek episode , from every Star Trek series available for free, until the end of the month. star trek hulu streaming media startrek shatner spock trekkie scifi science fiction content hollywood

Hulu Opens Up Customer Service Site In Texas

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Los Angeles-based streaming television- and video-provider Hulu has selected San Antonio, Texas, as the site for a new customer service center, the company said on Thursday. Hulu said it will hire 300 people by the end of 2017, and another 200 in 2018, as part of the new "viewer experience headquarters" in Texas. staffing employment jobs center service customer texas hulu

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

Hulu Refreshes Site, Focuses on More Vivid, Graphic Experience

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Hulu , the online video site, has made a major update to the site today, rolling out a more vivid, graphical interface which highlights scenes, TV shows, movies, and more on the service. Hulu also released a walkthrough of the changes in a video on its site.

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Hulu Redesigns Apple TV UI

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Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu released a new, redesigned user interface to the Hulu Plus service on Apple TV Tuesday, saying that it has redesigned the app "from the ground up." hulu plus appletv apple user interface content

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Hulu Rolls Out Documentary Series

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Los Angeles-based Hulu is rolling out its first, long-form, original content series, the firm said today, with a new documentary series, "A Day in the Life" from filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. The series will air as six, half hour episodes on Hulu.

Hulu Ends Free Streaming Service

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Not--it's not a mistake, that "Start Your Free Trial" button on the home page of Los Angeles-based television streaming service Hulu marks the end of Hulu's free streaming , as the company moves 100 percent into the world of subscription video. Hulu--instead of offering up free, but commercial-laden TVs and movies--now requires users to either subscribe to a "limited commercial" service for $7.99 hulu streaming television paid subscription content hollywood

Hulu Signs Global Distribution Deal

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Los Angeles-based Hulu has inked a deal to distribute its original content to the international market, the firm said Monday, in a deal with FremantleMedia Enterprises. Hulu said the deal calls for FremantleMedia to handle distribution rights to its original content internationally, including distributing the content over traditional media. The online-only series is entering a second season on Hulu.

Hulu Inks Exclusive Streaming VOD For ABC's Fresh Off the Boat

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Los Angeles-based Hulu has inked an exclusive, streaming video-on-demand deal for the ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat , Hulu said on Friday. According to Hulu, all past episodes of the series are now available for exclusive streaming on Hulu. Hulu says it now has exclusive streaming deals on such titles as Empire, The Last Man on Earth, Black-ish, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Goldbergs and Homeland. hulu svod content freshofftheboat fresh boat series

Hulu Launches 2013 AdZone For Super Bowl Ads

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Fans of the advertising which rolls out with the Super Bowl will be happy to see that Hulu has once again rolled out its Hulu AdZone , to highlight all of the Super Bowl advertising which will debut again this year at Super Bowl XLVII.

Hulu Plus Hits Windows Phone 8

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Hulu the online television streaming site based in Los Angeles, has added support for Windows Phone 8, the company announced Monday. According to Hulu, its Hulu Plus for Windows Phone 8 is now available in the Windows Phone Store.

Hulu Connects With Facebook

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Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu was one of the many firms announcing new Facebook application yesterday at Facebook's F8 conference. According to Hulu, its new Hulu on Facebook app integrates Hulu with Faceboook, to make watching TV and movies on the site even more social. The new integration allows users to watch Hulu shows directly from Facebook, and add comments and information specifically tied to a moment in that video.

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Hulu Plus Gets South Park

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South Park , the animated TV series created by Trek Parker and Matt Stone, has inked a deal with Los Angeles-based streaming video site Hulu , to feature nearly every episode of South Park on Hulu Plus. According to Hulu, Hulu Plus subscribers will get access to both the current season of South Park -- 21 days after they air--plus all fifteen seasons of shows of the series. Hulu also will include a few clips, as well a rotating selection of ad-supported episodes.

Hulu Tops 2M Subscribers, Plans New Ad Structure

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Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu reports this morning that it has now surpassed 2 million paid subscribers to its Hulu Plus service, as of Q1 this year. Hulu said there will be no charge for the change, where advertisers will not be charged unless their advertisements have been streamed through completion. hulu advertising plus video streaming content

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Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock Debuts On Hulu

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Los Angeles-based Hulu has added a big new library of family friendly entertainment to its Hulu Kids section today, with a deal with Jim Henson Family to show Fraggle Rock and ten other related series. fraggle rock hulu series content hollywood muppets henson jimhenson puppets

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Hulu Launches Spanish Language Programming

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Los Angeles-based Hulu reported this morning that it has launched its Spanish language programming service, "Hulu Latino", offering up Spanish language programs from Univision, Azteca America, Butaca, Caracol Televisi¬Ěn, Comarex, Estrella TV, Imagina US, Laguna Productions, Maya Entertainment, RCTV, Todobebe Inc, and Venevision. Hulu had announced its deal with Univision in October; the remainder of the providers are all new.

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Hulu Plans Super Bowl Push

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said Tuesday that it is planning a big push of its Hulu Plus subscription service, with a Super Bowl XLVI advertising campaign. Hulu did not say how much it is spending on the advertisement, which is due to air during the Super Bowl XLVI this weekend.