Mike Hopkins


Sony planning to sell stake in Crackle

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is looking to sell a piece of its streaming service, Crackle, as it looks to grow revenue for the platform and compete with tech rivals. The move was announced by Mike Hopkins (pictured), the former Hulu CEO who joined SPT as chairman last autumn, in a company memo. He said the […]

Fox’s Freer replaces Hulu’s Sony-bound CEO

US streamer Hulu has appointed Fox Networks Group (FNG) chief Randy Freer has its new CEO, with incumbent Mike Hopkins switching over to Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Hulu is experiencing its moment in the sun, having become the first SVOD service to win the Best Drama Emmy for The Handmaid’s Tale, but Hopkins is moving […]

Hulu launches live TV streaming service

Hulu has launched its new live TV streaming service in beta in the US, offering more than 50 live and on-demand channels for US$39.99 (€36.60) per month. The Hulu with Live TV service, which it launched at launched at its Upfront presentation in New York, includes 50 hours of recording storage, up to six individual profiles […]

Hulu CEO lifts the lid on new live streaming service

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins has revealed fresh details about its forthcoming live streaming TV service, including more clarity on its pricing, launch date and content line-up. Speaking at Citi’s Internet, Media and Telecommunications Conference in Las Vegas yesterday, Hopkins said that the US service will go live in the “next few months” priced at under […]

Hulu to make film push and is ‘evaluating’ foreign markets

Hulu aims to make a “big step forward” in its film offering and is “evaluating” international markets for potential launches, according to CEO Mike Hopkins. Speaking at MIPCOM today, Hopkins said that Hulu planned to increase the amount of film content on its streaming service, following its recent deal to secure exclusive movies from premium […]

Hulu confirms CEO hire, Forssell to leave the company

US video-on-demand site Hulu has confirmed the appointment of Fox Networks executive Mike Hopkins as its new CEO. In a statement, Hulu said that interim chief executive Andy Forssell, who has led the company since Jason Kilar’s departure in March, will leave the company. The news comes a week after Hulu was reported to be […]

Hulu set to name Fox Networks exec new CEO

US internet TV site Hulu is reportedly close to naming veteran Fox Networks executive Mike Hopkins as its next CEO, replacing interim chief Andy Forssell. According to a Bloomberg report, which cites people close to the matter, the appointment is due to be announced “shortly” with the hire set to position Hulu more as a […]