Malone says cable companies should unite for Hulu bid

US MSOs should join forces to make a bid for Hulu, according to Liberty Media boss John Malone. The influential media executive was speaking to Reuters at the fringes of Allen & Co’s Sun Valley conference and said that all US MSOs would benefit from owning an online streaming and catch-up service. Hulu is currently […]

Race for Hulu narrows

Two outright bidders remain in the battle to take control of Hulu with a third offering to take a stake in the business, according to the latest US reports.  Satellite TV firm DirecTV, and a joint bid by telco AT&T and former News Corp president Peter Chernin are the final two in contention to buy […]

Bidders line up for Hulu deadline

Bidders including DirecTV and AT&T in partnership with Peter Chernin are still said to be in the running for Hulu, ahead of the VOD services’ reported final bid deadline of Friday. According to a Deadline report “conventional wisdom is that DirecTV remains the bidder to beat,” though a Peter Chernin-assisted AT&T offer is also still […]

AT&T reportedly eyeing Hulu

US telco AT&T is reportedly in discussions about making a joint bid for Hulu, marking the latest big-name firm said to be competing for the VOD site.  According to All Things D, AT&T is talking with the Chernin Group about making a joint offer. The investment firm – run by run by former News Corp […]

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