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 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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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'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 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 Updates PS3 Support

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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 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 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 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 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 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: 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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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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