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TIME WARNER CABLE MAY TAKE STAKE IN HULU

May 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The parent companies of Fox TV, ABC, and NBC may have a new partner in operating Hulu, the video website that streams TV episodes online to U.S. audiences. Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday that Time Warner Cable is considering taking a stake in the online video company, becoming Hulu’s fourth partner. Bloomberg said that the […]

CBS EYES HULU

November 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS is not going to become a fourth owner of Hulu, joining the corporate parents of rival networks ABC, NBC, and Fox in the online video venture, but it has reached a non-exclusive agreement to license its library of old shows to Hulu’s subscription service, Hulu Plus, beginning in January. Included in the deal are […]

GAME BOXES, BLU-RAY PLAYERS BRINGING ONLINE MOVIES TO TV SETS

August 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Settop boxes dedicated to bringing online content to TV sets are being shunned as most consumers have indicated that they prefer to link to Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime and other video sites via Blu-ray Disc players and game consoles, according to a survey conducted by Portland, OR-based Research Into Action (RIA) and reported today […]

CBS’S MOONVES TREADS CAREFULLY IN DIGITAL BIZ

March 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The emergence of digital businesses such as Hulu, Netflix and Amazon has opened new revenue streams for CBS, but each one must be separately appraised, CBS chief Les Moonves told a media conference at UCLA on Saturday. Moonves said that recent deals with Netflix and Hulu for content on The CW, which CBS owns with […]

HULU TO OFFER FIRST ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In what appeared to be a direct response to Netflix’s plans to offer original programming on its streaming video service, rival Hulu said over the weekend that it plans to offer an original TV series, Battleground, on Feb. 14. The series is being made available to both users of its premium $7.99-per-month subscription service, Hulu […]

CBS ADROITLY ROWS CW DOWN THE STREAM

November 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to recent streaming deals, The CW network may finally become profitable for its two owners, Time Warner and CBS. In a conference call with analysts on Thursday to discuss the company’s latest quarterly results, CBS chief Les Moonves said that streaming deals with companies like Netflix and Hulu represent an entirely new source of […]

THE CW STRIKES ANOTHER BIG DEAL — THIS ONE WITH HULU

October 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Two weeks after negotiating a deal with Netflix that was reportedly worth $1 billion, the struggling CW network has closed a five-year deal with Hulu that could be worth a similar amount — or more. While Netflix subscribers will have to wait an entire season before being able to stream CW programs, Hulu Plus subscribers […]

HULU OWNERS DROP PLANS TO SELL THEIR VIDEO SITE

October 14, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Unable to find a buyer willing to pay anything close to their asking price, the owners of the TV video site Hulu have announced their “decision to terminate the Hulu sale process.” The bickering owners — News Corp, which contributes mostly Fox TV shows to the website; Disney, which contributes mostly ABC shows; Comcast, which […]

LENO AND LETTERMAN TAKE BIG RATINGS HITS

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was not an auspicious start-of-the-season week for either Jay Leno or David Letterman. With DVR use way up and more and more viewers watching shows via cable’s on-demand technology or via Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services, or catching hipper, less restricted hosts on cable, like Jon Stewart and Conan O’Brien, the two late-night […]

NBC PUTS ITS SHOWS ON THE IPAD

September 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

NBC is receiving cheers from iPad users but jeers from some industry analysts for quietly launching an app that makes full episodes of all of its shows available on demand — free. Persons who have discovered the app on the iTunes Store have hailed it with such accolades as “This is now a 5 star […]

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