Hulu Buyer May Be Getting a Network, Not a Video Platform

Original programs may replace hit shows

Hulu’s network partners—ABC, NBC and Fox—have had a famously ambivalent relationship with the video venture since its launch in 2008. Now, as Hulu readies itself for a sale with initial bids due on Wednesday, that ambivalence seems to have morphed into a near open contempt, at least among some of its traditional media backers.