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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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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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 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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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 To Launch Programmatic Marketplace

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu is launching its own, private programmatic advertising marketplace , which will make all of its live and on-demand TV inventory available to advertisers, according to a report. hulu programmatic advertising streaming television

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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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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 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 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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Silicon Beach Report May 14: Disney Buys Out Hulu Stake

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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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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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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 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'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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 Hits More Than 1M Live TV Streaming Subscribers

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu said last week that it now has more than 1 million subscribers to its live TV streaming service, bringing its total subscribed base to around 20 million users. Hulu's live TV service behaves much like traditional linear television does, whether broadcast TV or cable, in that users have access to just live television streams. hulu live television streaming content hollywood

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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 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 Updates PS3 Support

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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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