Hulu ramps up originals with Clooney title

Hulu is raising its stake in original programming as it brings in new title Catch-22, which will be executive produced by George Clooney. The streaming service has made a full series order for Catch-22, a six-part limited series event from George Clooney, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, based on the successful novel of the same […]

TV is king when US consumers choose screen time

                    Up to 40% of entertainment time is spent watching television shows over other screen activities such as social media and gaming, according to a study of US consumers by Hub Entertainment Research. The study which featured 1,774 US consumers, who have broadband and watch at least […]

TBI Weekly: Sub success for SVOD players

A range of stories from this week highlight that a push in original content is driving paid-for VOD subscriptions higher than ever as 2017’s year-end results pile in. Last year, subscriptions to the dominant SVOD players Netflix and Amazon continued to grow in various territories alongside lesser-known and more localised platforms. BARB, the UK ratings […]

Hulu reaches 17m subscribers in 2017

Hulu ended last year with more than 17 million total US subscribers across its subscription video-on-demand and live TV offerings. The figure marks a 40% increase from Hulu’s last publicly reported number, with its subscriber growing by more than five million users compared to 2016. Announcing the stats, Hulu, which has VOD and SVOD tiers, […]

Hulu revives Animaniacs with Spielberg & Warner Bros.

US streamer Hulu has ordered a new version of Warner Bros. Animation (WBA)’s cartoon franchise Animaniacs, with Steven Spielberg returning as executive producer. Spielberg’s Amblin Televsion is producing the revival, which has landed a straight-to-series order of two seasons, with WBA. New episodes will launch on the VOD service in 2020, and they represent the […]

Hulu stats reveal viewers turned to comedy this year

Hulu has released year-end data showing that its viewers, all based in the US, turned to comedy for light relief in 2017. During a year of uncertainty, Hulu claimed that “more people needed to laugh more often” and took to the streamer to view a range of comedies. Americans watched more comedy TV shows this […]

Sullivan lands Fox president post after Freer’s Hulu exit

Brian Sullivan has been named president and COO of Fox Networks Group (FNG), with former incumbent Randy Freer now bedded in at Hulu. Former Sky Deutschland chief Sullivan takes on a broad operational role that will see him in charge of revenue and distribution at Fox Television Group, FX, Fox Sports and National Geographic Partners. […]

Watchdog chief calls for ‘European Hulu’

European media groups needs to come together to create a “European Hulu”, according to Oliver Schrameck, director general of French media regulator the CSA. Speaking at an event at the Université Paris 2 Panthéon Assas, Schrameck said that such an initiative would “of course” have to take into account “the variety of languages and cultures” […]

Parks Associates: top US SVOD services hold steady

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu continue to hold places one, two and three in the US SVOD market by subscriber numbers, while HBO made “a significant move” into the top five, new stats show. This is according to Parks Associates research that placed baseball service MLB.TV at number four, HBO Now at five, Starz at six, […]

Kaling preps Hulu Four Weddings adaptation

Hulu is developing UK movie classic Four Weddings and a Funeral with comedian, producer and creator Mindy Kaling. Kaling (pictured) will work together with executive producer Matt Warburton, who worked with her on The Mindy Project, on the project. The pair will executive produce with the movie’s original writer, Richard Curtis. Jonathan Prince, Tim Bevan […]

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