Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins Leaves for Sony TV and Will Be Replaced by Fox COO Randy Freer

It's a surprise ending to the streaming service's biggest year yet

Mike Hopkins will start at Sony next month, while Randy Freer takes over at Hulu on Monday. Getty Images

In an unexpected end to Hulu’s biggest year to date, the streaming service is losing its CEO. Mike Hopkins, who has led the company since 2013, is leaving Hulu and joining Sony as chairman of Sony Pictures Television. Replacing Hopkins as Hulu CEO is Randy Freer, who had been Fox Networks Group president and COO since 2013.

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