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Topic: Hulu

5 Digital Shows Created by Grown-Ups

Money + talent ≠ a sure thing

Silicon Valley has a lot of things going for it: advancing technology, an attractive environment for whiz kids, a (weak) stab at meritocracy among its residents, gobs and gobs of…

The Wrong Mans Is Easily the Best New Digital Show of the Season

Actually, we're just going to go with best new comedy overall

Oh, good, the adults have arrived. Amid the stew of castoff cable properties and vanity projects, a few new shows in the digital world are distinguishing themselves as clever, original, and…

Longoria Doesn't Sell for Hulu

New animated show debuts minus sponsor

Were the NewFronts worth it? That's the question some in the Web video industry might be asking, even as they prep for next year's week of shows. A few weeks ago,…

Hulu Names Mike Hopkins CEO, Forssell Out

Interim chief to leave the company

As reported, Hulu has struck a deal to make former Fox Networks Group president of distribution Mike Hopkins its new CEO, effective immediately. Less expectedly, interim CEO Andy Forssell will…

The Big Guys Want the Spotlight at Next Year's NewFronts

Per IAB memo, the founding partners seek more control

The biggest companies in Web video are looking to assert more influence over the scheduling strategy for next year's Digital Content NewFronts. According to a memo from the Interactive Advertising Bureau,…

Fox's Distribution Head Mike Hopkins May Succeed Andy Forssell as Hulu CEO

Deal rumored to be close

Per a report from Bloomberg last night, Fox Networks president of distribution Mike Hopkins is close to being named CEO of Disney/21st Century Fox/Comcast joint venture Hulu. After founder Jason…

Sports Illustrated Is Testing a New Type of Paywall

What’s more valuable, time or money?

Sports Illustrated is testing a paywall that lets readers access its print articles early if they watch a 30-second video ad first. The provider is Selectable Media, which has been testing…

Ad Agencies Flock to MIPCOM in Search of Branded Content

The face of the global programming bazaar keeps changing

Jeffrey Schlesinger, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television, first noticed the changing vibe at MIPCOM a few years back. The global programming bazaar held every fall in Cannes, France, had…

The Web Is a Lab for Marketable TV Content, and Vice Versa

Shows are increasingly ping-ponging between platforms

The lines between digital and linear distribution are a lot less blurry than advertised when it comes to the business models of cable television and the online space, but content…

Hulu's Renewal of The Awesomes Promises Stability

Original Web series lands a second season on streaming service

Seth Meyers' offbeat superhero cartoon The Awesomes has lived up to its name as far as the brass at Hulu are concerned: the show has been renewed for a second…

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