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Mobile video apps gear up for the big fight

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As popular over-the-top (OTT) video global brands such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO/Now and Amazon Prime eye India, an intense, early battle is underway to grab audiences. From Hotstar to Sony Liv, Ditto TV, Hungama, Vuclip, Eros Now, Spuul, Hooq, Indian audiences are already awash in choices. Just last...


Nippon TV to buy Hulu Service in Japan

Nippon Television Network Corp said it will buy Hulu LLC’s Japan business to offer video-on-demand to viewers. Hulu is an online video on demand service that launched in 2008 in the United States and is a joint venture between NBCUniversal, 21st Century Fox NWSNA.UL, and The Walt Disney Co. Th...

28 February, 2014 | More »


Media owners decide to keep Hulu website, may bring in partners

Walt Disney Co, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc and Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal said on Friday they decided to keep their video streaming website, Hulu, and will invest $750 million to help it grow. Hulu’s owners are still talking to companies that could become partners for the service, a s...

15 July, 2013 | More »


Yahoo joins growing list of bidders for Hulu

Yahoo Inc has submitted a formal proposal to buy Hulu, joining a growing list of bidders for the video service owned by News Corp  and Walt Disney Co, two sources with knowledge of the bid told Reuters on Friday. Yahoo just this week announced a $1.1 billion acquisition of blogging service Tumblr. ...

27 May, 2013 | More »


Former News Corp president Chernin bids $500M for Hulu

Former News Corp president Peter Chernin has bid around $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming service he helped create in 2007, according to two sources with knowledge of Hulu’s sale process. The website, jointly controlled by News Corp and Walt Disney Co, reached out to potential ...

8 April, 2013 | More »


Hulu’s board reaches out to potential buyers to gauge interest

Hulu’s board has approached potential buyers to gauge their interest in buying the online video service, three sources close to the company told Reuters, as owners News Corp and Walt Disney weigh what to do with their interests in the five-year-old company. The board sounded out several possib...

26 March, 2013 | More »


Born in the USA, Saavn wants to disrupt pirated music market in India

A small company started in 2006 as a distributor of Indian music and films to North American publishers like Amazon, Hulu and iTunes, generated $3 million in revenue by 2009. Not a herculean figure, but the promoters, all born and raised in the US with a bonding for music as their USP, sensed a giga...

27 August, 2012 | More »

Hulu Challenges Cable With First Original Drama

Hulu, the popular online video service, has taken another step to becoming a full-fledged alternative to cable television by commissioning its first scripted original TV show to go live next month. The new political documentary-style drama “Battleground” is set in Wisconsin and executive...

16 January, 2012 | More »

Hulu To Spend $500M On Programming In 2012

Hulu, the online video site owned by Walt Disney, News Corporation and NBC Universal, plans to spend about $500m on programming this year to bolster its library as cable television operators beef up their own competing online services. The company’s 2012 budget is a $200m increase on the $300m Hul...

13 January, 2012 | More »

Hulu To Hit 1 Million Paid Users By Summer’s End: CEO

Internet video company Hulu expects its number of paid subscribers to top 1 million by summer’s end, earlier than previously forecast, its chief executive said on Wednesday. “We are extremely encouraged by the ramp of this business,” Chief Executive Jason Kilar said on the company&...

7 July, 2011 | More »