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 reality

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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 Heller

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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 Sues Former Google Exec's New Startup Over Name, Humu

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Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu has sued a new startup, Humu , founded by former Google head of people operations Laszlo Bock, over its name. hulu humu streaming television lawsuit legal trademark laszlo bockThe lawsuit was filed with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Humu is reportedly working on human resources software. Bock launched his startup in May of last year via a posted on LinkedIn. READ MORE>>.

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Hulu Dips Toes Into Virtual Reality

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Santa Monica-based streaming television site Hulu is dipping its toes into the world of virtual reality content, saying Thursday that it is launching its own, Hulu VR application. The 3D environment will also support streaming of Hulu's more traditional 2D content.

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Hulu Goes Green, Moves Data Centers To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

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Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu , in a major move to reduce its impact on the environment, has moved its data centers to a 100 percent, renewable energy data facility in Las Vegas. Hulu said it is partnering with data center provider Switch, which is one of the largest renewable energy-powered data center providers in the industry. Hulu said its new 100 percent renewable data center takes up 2.4

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Hulu Selects Amazon's AWS For Live TV Streaming

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Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its cloud provider, for its new over-the-top (OTT) live TV service it launched in May. According to AWS, Hulu is using AWS to support the more than 50 live channels on Hulu. hulu amazon live streaming television content hollywood

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Hulu's Hu: For Viewers With The Attention Span Of Goldfish

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Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu is up to its usual tricks for this time of year , and said on Friday that it has launched a brand new service called Hu , which it says condenses the entire episode of popular series into eight seconds or less, and lets viewers "stream entire seasons" of popular TV shows in "under five minutes." Hulu has rolled out versions of Seinfeld , Empire , The Mindy Project , Shut Eye and The Path as part of the new "service".

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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

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Hulu Ends Free Viewing

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In a move to align itself with its paid-subscription rivals, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, television-streaming service Hulu of Santa Monica has ended its free-to-view streaming service

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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 To Stream James Bond Movies, More

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Los Angeles-based streaming video site Hulu is getting set to start streaming nearly every episode of the classic James Bond, 007 films, starting on November 1st, the company said this week. Hulu snagged the rights to all of the Bond movies away from Netflix earlier this year.

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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 Brings Seinfeld Experience To LA

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Plan a visit to West Hollywood in a couple of weeks, when Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu is opening up its popular "Seinfeld: The Apartment" experience on Melrose Avenue. According to Hulu, its true-to-life apartment exhibit--which includes a recreation of the Seinfeld apartment, a gallery of props and memorabilia, and more from the show, will be open to the public from December 16th through the 20th. Are you a fan of Seinfeld?

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Hulu, Disney Ink Video-On-Demand Deal

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Santa Monica-based television- and video-streaming service Hulu and Walt Disney Studios said earlier this week that the two are in a subscription, video-on-demand deal which make over 50 popular titles available for streaming on Hulu. Hulu and Disney already have a deal to stream content from The Disney-ABC Television Group. hulu disney video demand streaming content hollywood television

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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 Names Google Vet As Chief Marketing Officer

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Santa Monica-based streaming television provider Hulu announced on Monday that it has appointed Kelly Campbell as the company's new Chief Marketing Officer. Hulu said Campbell will oversee the company's brand marketing, performance marketing, media, content marketing, creative, entertainment publicity and consumer research teams. hulu chief marketing officer google kelly campbell executive

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Hulu Adds Designated Survivor, Other New Disney/ABC Content

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Santa Monica-based streaming television service Hulu said this morning that it is adding Designated Survivor, as well as other titles, such as Revenge, Shadowhunters, Marvel�s Agent Carter, Blossom, The Catch, and Bunheads to its library of content. Hulu already was providing streaming of a number of series from The Disney/ABC Television Group. hulu designated survivor television content streaming disney 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

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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 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 In Deal With 'Manhattan'

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said Monday that it has signed a deal for subscription, video-on-demand rights to the new television show "Manhattan." Hulu said it will make new episodes of season one of the series following the Sunday night airing on WGN America.

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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 VR Adds Oculus Rift Support

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Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu has added support for the Oculus Rift, the company said today, and also rolled out a new virtual reality space based on the Syfy title 12 Monkeys. Hulu said it now has more than 30 pieces of original, virtual reality content available on its virtual reality app, which launched earlier this year. hulu oculus rift virtual reality streaming television syfy 12monkeys content

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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.

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Hulu Inks Deal For Disney Junior Content

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Santa Monica-based online streaming television provider Hulu , along with Disney-ABC Television Group , said this morning they have inked a deal to bring Disney Junior''s content to Hulu. hulu disney junior mcstuffins bunnydown disneyjr handymanny video subscription content

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Hulu, Spotify Team For $5 A Month Bundled Service For Students

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu , and streaming music provider Spotify , hoping to hook college students on their services, said on Thursday they are rolling out a new entertainment streaming bundle for U.S. a month, and lets students not only stream music but also stream television shows and movies from Hulu. The two said the new Spotify Premium for Students gives access to both Spotify Premium and to Hulu's Limited Commercials plan.

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Hulu Debuts Updated iPad App

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Hulu said Thursday that it has updated its iPad application, with better discoverability and user experience for users of the popular tablet. hulu ipad application plus tablet video

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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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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 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 Links With Telemundo, Sony For Spanish Language Content

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Santa Monica-based streaming television provider Hulu said this morning that it has reached new multi-year agreements with both Telemundo and Sony Pictures Television , to add Spanish language programming to the service. Hulu said the deal includes hundreds of episodes of popular telenovelas, films, and Spanish language programming from Telemundo, and a selection of telenovelas and teleseries from Sony Pictures Television. hulu telemundo sony spanish streaming television telenovel

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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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