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Disney reportedly in talks to acquire WarnerMedia Hulu stake

Disney is in active talks with AT&T to acquire WarnerMedia’s 10% stake in Hulu, according to Variety. The house of mouse is already set to own 60% of the US streamer once it closes its acquisition of 21stCentury Fox assets. If the deal with WarnerMedia were to go forward, it would have a majority stake […]

Hulu and WarnerMedia execs reveal details of future streaming plans

Top brass at Hulu and WarnerMedia have lifted the lid on their streaming plays as the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour reaches its final week. TBS and TNT president Kevin Reilly, who is to lead the content strategy for parent company WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, said that the business – whose portfolio includes HBO, […]

Disney breaks out D2C numbers, looks at international Hulu launches

Disney broke out its revenues and operating loss for direct-to-consumer and international activities as a separate line for the first time in its Q1 results, posting revenues of US$918 million (€806 million), down 1%, and an operating loss of US$136 million, up from loss of US$42 million, for the unit. The company said that revenues […]

Hulu drops price of popular streaming plan

Hulu is dropping the price of its most popular streaming plan by US$2 and hiking up the charge for its Live TV service by $5 after it was revealed to have made a $580m loss for Disney, its 60% owner, earlier this week. Days after Netflix raised its rates in the US, Hulu has announced that […]

Disney breaks out direct-to-consumer numbers, reveals Hulu loss

Disney has broken out its financial results for direct-to-consumer and international activities for the first time as it prepares for the launch of its Disney+ streaming service. DTC activities on their own – principally Hulu – turned in revenue of US$1.494 billion (€1.314 billion) in 2018, up 22%, but operating losses also increased from US$96 […]

Hulu ups subscribers by 48% in 2018

Hulu ended 2018 with 25 million subscribers, an increase of 48% year-on-year, marking its best year yet for signups and total subscriber gains, according to official company stats. The US video streaming service added eight million subscribers in 2018 and expanded its on-demand library to over 85,000 episodes – adding series likeThe Good Doctor, Killing Eve, The […]

Hulu, AT&T reportedly mulling ads when viewers press pause

Hulu and AT&T are both looking at the option of adding advertising to their current, or upcoming, platforms when viewers pause for a break. Hulu intends to unveil what it calls “pause ads” in 2019, according to Variety. AT&T is also looking at the option for its upcoming WarnerMedia-branded streamer, which will launch at the […]

Disney filing places value on Hulu

Disney has valued The Handmaid’s Tale SVOD provider Hulu at around US$9.26 billion (€8.13 billion), according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing made this week. The SEC filing, submitted on Wednesday (November 21), shows that Disney made US$450 million in “capital contribution” to Hulu in 2018. The platform, in which Disney will have a 60% […]

Disney lifts lid on Disney+ streaming service, may look to buy all of Hulu

Disney has lifted the lid on its new streaming service, which will be called Disney+ and launched late next year. Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed the name of the service during a company earnings call on Thursday (November 8). The business has launched a website for the service, which highlights its portfolio of brands, including Pixar, […]

Hulu hires YouTube executive to drive content strategy

Hulu has hired former YouTube TV exec Heather Moosnick to drive its content acquisition strategy across live and on-demand programming. Moosnick is joining The Handmaid’s Tale SVOD as senior VP of content partnerships – a role that will see her lead on acquisitions of everything from full library series and films to current network TV offerings. In […]

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