Hulu Nabs ‘Scandal’ Streaming Rights

Scandal, Shonda Rhimes’ primetime political drama series, is jumping from Netflix to Hulu later this month. All seven seasons of Scandal — 124 episodes in all — will begin streaming exclusively on Hulu as of May 20, when the show will no longer be on Netflix in the U.S. The series was created by Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) and stars Kerry Washington as political fixer Olivia Pope.

Hulu Ad Sales Chief Peter Naylor Departs

Hulu’s head of ad sales Peter Naylor has left the streaming company to take a job with Snap, where he will head up U.S. ad sales. Naylor’s departure comes as Disney is folding Hulu more into its larger operations and comes two months after Randy Freer exited as CEO. In February, Hulu promoted Kelly Campbell to president to serve as his replacement under Disney direct-to-consumer chief Kevin Mayer.

Hulu Expands 1080p/60fps Support To Fire TV, Other Devices

Netflix & Hulu To Share ‘Community’ Streaming Rights

Hulu Employee in L.A. Positive For Coronavirus

According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, the employee in question immediately began self-isolation once they started experiencing symptoms. The individual is said to be recovering at home. Anyone else in the office who came into contact with the person has been informed, with those employees now required to also self-isolate and begin working from home immediately.


Local Media’s Digital Faithful Meet In Miami

OTT and revived TV membership models were among the highlights of a local digital advertising conference that just managed to sneak in under the coronavirus wire.

Hilary Duff Seeks New ‘Lizzie McGuire’ TV Home On Hulu

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hilary Duff is asking Disney to find a TV home that’s more appropriate to the grown-up “Lizzie McGuire.” In an Instagram post, the actress who’s reprising the title character for Disney Plus, said the streaming service isn’t the best fit, suggesting Hulu instead. The original series, about a girl whose thoughts […]

Kelly Campbell Promoted To Hulu President

Hulu has promoted Chief Marketing Officer Kelly Campbell to president. This comes a few weeks after Disney announced that Randy Freer would be stepping down as CEO.

Marquee Sports Scores Hulu Streaming Deal

Marquee Sports Network, the new channel being launched Feb 22 by the Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group, took a big step by making a carriage deal to be streamed as part of the Hulu+ Live TV lineup. It is Marquee’s first over-the-top deal with a virtual MVPD, which is important because it means Cubs fans can watch games if they cut the cord.

Disney Integrates Hulu, CEO Freer Out

Further incorporating Hulu, the premium on-demand and live TV streaming service, into Walt Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer & International division has resulted in the departure of Randy Freer, Hulu’s CEO.

MRC Revokes Accreditation For Hulu, 2 Others

The Media Rating Council today revoked accreditation for measurement services from Extreme Reach, Hulu and Protected Media, and denied accreditation for a service from DoubleVerify. It also granted accreditation for services from C3 Metrics, Hulu and Flashtalking.

Hulu To Intro Choice-Based, Transactional Ads

Hulu is preparing to roll out new forms of advertising this year — one which will allow viewers to have more say in the ads that play, and another that lets the viewer engage with the brand in question, either by getting information sent directly to their mobile phone or by using QR codes. In later months, It is also considering digital product insertion to enhance the ad opportunities within its own original programming.

Greta Thunberg Documentary In The Works At Hulu

Hulu Hopes To Make Ads Part Of Your Binge

The streaming-video hub is starting a trial run of new commercials aimed specifically at binge-watchers, which the company defines as subscribers who watch three or more episodes of the same series consecutively. Over the course of a three-episode session, a specific ad in the last commercial break of each of the first two episodes offers humorous commentary from Hulu and a specific marketer, and acknowledge that a binge session has begun.

Will Streamers Deep Discounts Devalue Them?

Despite an aggressive effort to drive sign-ups, Wall Street worries about the long-term value of Hulu’s promo push.

Hulu Posts Nearly $700M In 2019 Ad Rev

Premium subscription video platform Hulu pulled in $670 million in advertising — and $1.27 billion in subscription fees — according to a recent analysis of Walt Disney’s yearly 10K filing for 2019.

USA Today Picks Hulu As Best Streamer

Scott Donaton Jumping From Digitas To Hulu

‘South Park’ Close To $500M Streaming Deal

HBO Max, Peacock and the animated show’s current streaming home Hulu are all in the mix.

ESPN+ May Be Key To Disney’s $13 Bundle

Some 42% of millennials say they’d be likely to subscribe to the offering of Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+, a Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult survey finds.

Why Your Fav Shows Are Exiting Netflix, Hulu

After seeing Netflix eat away at their TV businesses, legacy media are targeting the streaming rights for classics like Seinfeld and The Office.

Disney+/Hulu/ESPN+ Bundle To Cost $12.99 A Month — But There’s A Catch

Walt Disney Television Gains Oversight Of Hulu’s Scripted Originals Content Team

Amy Schumer To Return To TV With New Hulu Series

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Gets Season 4 Nod On Hulu

‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ Series In Works At Hulu

‘Veronica Mars’ Season 4 Streams Week Early

‘The Orville’ Jumping From Fox To Hulu

Hulu CFO Departs For Amazon

Elaine Paul, CFO of Hulu, is departing the company to serve as CFO and VP of finance at Amazon Studios, working on a global slate of original film and TV production.

What To Expect From Hulu Under Disney Control

Insiders predict bigger content budgets, synergies with sister networks and a juggling act as one company now runs a half-dozen networks and three digital services.

Disney Gains Full Control Of Hulu

Disney and Comcast announced today that Disney will assume full operational control of Hulu, effective immediately. In return, Disney and Comcast entered into a “put/call” agree regarding NBCUniversal’s 33% ownership interest in Hulu. The deal puts a minimum future valuation on Hulu of $27.5 billion.

Comcast In Talks To Sell Its 30% Of Hulu To Disney

Disney and Comcast are holding talks about working out a deal for Comcast’s 30% stake, according to people familiar with the matter. Comcast is now weighing the pros and cons of doing a deal now rather than later, said these people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private. It’s still unclear if a deal will transpire.

AT&T Sells Its 9.5% Of Hulu For $1.4B

Hulu said Monday that AT&T sold its stake back to owners Disney and Comcast for $1.43 billion, valuing the unprofitable Hulu at $15 billion.

Hulu’s ‘Veronica Mars’ Revival To Premiere July 26

‘Future Man’ Renewed For Third And Final Season At Hulu

Hulu Ad Rev Forecast To Hit $1.8B In 2019

Hulu’s recent price cut for its basic ad-supported on-demand service — with an expected increase in subscribers — will accelerate advertising revenue, according to eMarketer. Its ad revenue is expected to climb 25% this year to $1.82 billion; 23% in 2020 to $2.24 billion; and 21% to $2.7 billion in 2021.

Spotify Announces Surprise Deal: Free Hulu For Premium Users

Hulu: Conventional TV Has Hit Its Ceiling

Already the market leader in over-the-top advertising, Hulu is prepping for another big year as viewers continue to flock to connected TV screens — and advertisers chase after them.

Hulu, YouTube Snare 3M Customers For Live TV

Disney In Talks For AT&T’s Hulu Stake

Disney wants to get even more control over Hulu: The company is in active discussions with AT&T to acquire the 10% stake that WarnerMedia owns in the streaming joint venture.