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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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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 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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Time Warner Takes Ten Percent Stake In Hulu

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Time Warner has taken a 10 percent stake in Los Angeles-based streaming television service Hulu , the companies said this morning, and also has inked a deal to add TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies to Hulu's new, upcoming live streaming service. time warner hulu venture capital strategic investment content streaming television movie hollywood timewarner

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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

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

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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 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

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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 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

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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.

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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

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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

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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 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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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.

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Hulu Applies Face Matching To Shows

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Los Angeles-based Hulu has just rolled out a unique feature to the video streaming service today, saying that it is applying facial recognition techniques which will allow its viewers to identify actors in videos, by hovering over their face. The feature--which comes out of Hulu Labs--will provide information about the actor or actress, a link to their Facebook or Twitter account, and more. hulu face matching facial recognition software labs entertainment content

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Hulu Approaching 1M Hulu Plus Subscribers

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Los Angeles-based Hulu , the online video streaming site headed by Jason Kilar, released some detailed subscriber numbers Wednesday, as the firm continued to be. According to the firm, it is approaching 1 million paying subscribers to its Hulu Plus service, expecting that it will cross the 1M number before the end of the summer. The firm reported 875,000 paid Hulu Plus subscribers as of June 2011, up from less than 250,000 six months ago, in December of 2010.

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Hulu Debuts Miramax Films On Hulu Plus

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Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu said this morning that it has debuted 27 titles from Miramax on its Hulu Plus service, after inking a deal to include "hundreds" of Miramax films through the site's premium services. According to Hulu, the titles include such titles as Pulp fiction. The new titles will be available to current and new Hulu Plus subscribers, who can view those titles via their computer, internet-connected TV, phone, or iPad.

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Hulu To Tap Forssell As Acting CEO

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Los Angeles-based Hulu reported Thursday afternoon that it will appoint Andy Forssell as acting CEO of the company, when current CEO Jason Kilar leaves at the end of the month. movies streaming hollywood media content executive huluAccording to Kilar, Forssell helped grow the company from 2 content partners and no revenue to over 450 content partners and approximately $700 million revenue in 2012.

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Chill Links Into Hulu

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Los Angeles-based Chill , the social chat startup headed by Brian Norgard and Dan Gould, said today that it has launched a major integration of its site with Hulu. chill hulu video streaming chat socialChill allows users to view, chat, and comment on live video streams via social rooms, complete with avatars representing users. The site already allows users to interact while viewing content from VEVO, YouTube, Vimeo, and other services.

Hulu Launches Personalized Ad Feature

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said Monday that it has rolled out a new feature which will let users pick their own commercials mid-stream, flipping any commercial to another advertising choice on its site. According to Hulu, its new Hulu Ad Swap feature will allow users to swap out ads they are watching for another one, which they feel is more relevant to them. hulu personal swap internet advertising video streaming

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Report: Hulu Near Network Deal

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A report today says that Los Angeles-based Hulu is close to inking a new deal with its network owners. hulu content streaming video network hollywood mediaAccording to AllThingsD, the deal will keep programs from NBC, Fox and ABC on the video site.

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Google Reportedly In Talks To Buy Hulu

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A report Friday from the Los Angeles Times says that Google is in preliminary talks to buy Los Angeles-based Hulu. According to the LA Times--citing "people familiar with the situtation"--Hulu has also been shopped to Microsoft Corp. Hulu has reportedly retained investment banks Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim Partners to shop the firm. hulu google merger acquisition exit video content network

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Hulu Inks Deal With The CW

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said Friday that it has inked a deal with The CW , the stream the current season of shows from the network on both Hulu and Hulu Plus. Hulu said the five-year licensing agreement calls for Hulu Plus to provide next-day access to the most recent five current primetime episodes of titles, including access to Internet connected phones, tablets, and other devices. hulu women content hollywood television network programming cable license

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Streaming Wars: Netflix vs Amazon vs Hulu

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The big three options right now are Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, and they’re getting bigger: Americans are watching more than an hour of streaming content per day , a number excepted to steadily increase over time. Hulu Basics. Hulu offers current shows ASAP.