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Hulu sells Japan business to Nippon TV

Hulu sells Japan business to Nippon TV

Three years, 50 partners, and 13,000 Japanese media assets later, Hulu is drawing one chapter of its international venture to a close. Though the video streaming service isn't exactly withdrawing from the Japanese market, it will be handing off bulk of the responsibility of running things over to the Nippon Television Network Corporation, more popularly known as Nippon TV.

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Hulu names Tian Lim new CTO

Hulu names Tian Lim new CTO

Today in a blog post on the company's website, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins named the company's new upcoming Chief Technology Officer, Tian Lim. Lim isn't set to kick off his new CTO position until March 3, giving him another two weeks of wait. Before joining Hulu, Lim worked for Sony Network Entertainment International.

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Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar nabs more past colleagues

Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar nabs more past colleagues

Hulu's former CEO Jason Kilar, who was in the news frequently last year, has nabbed more former colleagues from the video service for his new -- and rather secretive -- Fremont Project. He has hired three more former Hulu workers, expanding upon the number he picked up late last year.

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Hulu Originals 2014 lineup revealed with premiere of “Deadbeat”

Hulu Originals 2014 lineup revealed with premiere of “Deadbeat”

Hulu has announced its Originals lineup for this year at CES, detailing both the upcoming premieres that will be making their debut in coming weeks and returning original series that have been on the holiday season hiatus. Among the offerings detailed is the pending premier of "Deadbeat", a supernatural comedy directed by Arrested Development's Troy Miller that will be launching on April 9.

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Hulu will face privacy suit in court

Hulu will face privacy suit in court

Hulu has been fighting to get a case thrown out that as to do with it allegedly sharing the viewing habits of its users illegally. The plaintiffs in the case claim that Hulu illegally shared viewing habits of its users with Facebook and comScore. Hulu had gone before a US Magistrate Judge named Laurel Beeler in an attempt to get the suit dismissed.

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Hulu tips: 50% of users now exclusively mobile or set-top box

Hulu tips: 50% of users now exclusively mobile or set-top box

While it'd be easier to think that the world was moving towards an all-mobile environment for consuming media, Hulu suggests today that it's slightly more complicated than that. Statistics shown by the media deliverer today show how it's essentially a 50/50 split between those who use their service on a computer (desktop or notebook) and those who use everything else. At this time, that means that half of Hulu's viewers use a smartphone, tablet, or TV box to experience the entertainment.

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Hulu Plus for PS4 detailed

Hulu Plus for PS4 detailed

Hulu has announced Hulu Plus support for the PlayStation 4, with the new streaming video app expected to be available alongside Sony's console on Friday, November 13th. The company already has a PS3 app, but the PS4 version will boost artwork size and improve navigation, Hulu says, along with introducing dedicated pages for specific types of content like Hulu Kids, Originals, and more.

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Hulu Plus Chromecast support hits iPhone app

Hulu Plus Chromecast support hits iPhone app

Hulu has added Hulu Plus Chromecast support to its iPhone app, allowing users of Apple's smartphone to control playback of the on-demand video service through the compact media adapter. Hulu Plus first made an appearance on Google's streaming dongle at the start of the month, but was only available on the iPad version of the app.

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Fox Networks’ Mike Hopkins to be next Hulu CEO, says sources

Fox Networks’ Mike Hopkins to be next Hulu CEO, says sources

Since Hulu's former CEO Jason Kilar stepped down earlier this year, the video streaming service has had Andy Forssell serving as acting CEO while a hunt to find a permanent replacement has been underway. Such a time has reportedly come, with sources stating that Fox Network's President of Distribution Mike Hopkins will be announced as the company's new head soon.

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Chromecast gets Hulu Plus streaming service

Chromecast gets Hulu Plus streaming service

The Chromecast streaming device has been getting upgrades and improvements with new streaming services regularly since it launched. Last month, Google added support for YouTube to the streaming device. Today Chromecast users are getting another streaming service to take advantage of with Hulu announcing Hulu Plus is now available.

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Chromecast getting Hulu, HBO Go support in near future

Chromecast getting Hulu, HBO Go support in near future

Netflix and YouTube might be the only third-party services compatible with the Chromecast right now, but HBO and Hulu are the first companies since the device's release to reveal that they're working on their own Chromecast apps. Users can stream HBO Go and Hulu content from their Chrome browser to the Chromecast, but official support should make the experience a lot better.

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PlayStation 4 cuts fees for online services: Netflix, Hulu, chat included

PlayStation 4 cuts fees for online services: Netflix, Hulu, chat included

In a bit of a change-up from past fees from notable console-selling brands, the Sony PlayStation 4 has been revealed this week to be coming without fees for online chat or third-party app streaming for apps such as Hulu and Netflix. This news came aside reassurance that a $50-a-year PlayStation Plus subscription would have a big of a flip in which services it offered. A PlayStation Plus subscription brings a user free online multiplayer - users will not be able to play multiplayer online without this subscription unless the games they are playing are also free-to-play.

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