Ex-Hulu CEO Launches Video Subscription Service to Compete With YouTube (Wired)

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Jason Kilar, the former CEO of video streaming service Hulu, wants to change the way we watch video on the internet. Again.

In an age where internet video stars now have massive reach—achieving more popularity among US teens than mainstream celebrities—Kilar is betting that… [Read more on Wired]

Hulu’s Biggest Advantage Over Netflix (The Motley Fool)

Hulu can benefit from its close relationship with networks … as can the networks. Source: Hulu

Hulu and Netflix aren’t exactly rivals, but the relationship between Hulu’s parent companies — Twenty-First Century Fox, Walt Disney’s ABC, and Comcast’s NBCUniversal — and the competing streaming service is becoming increasingly tense.

That relationship is exemplified in the recent negotiations around… [Read more on The motley Fool]

Univision, Hulu launch short format soap operas (Rapid TV News)

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Univision is to launch Novelas Xpress, abridged versions of popular soap operas that deliver all the drama of the original stories in less than 15 hours. Targeting the Hispanic audience across the US, the titles will be…

[Read more on Rapid TV News]

HBO, CBS, and Showtime Are Helping You Cut the Cord: Here’s Why They Hope You Don’t (Nasdaq)

Source: Hulu Plus

Source: Hulu Plus

Following in the footsteps of Hulu Plus, Time Warner ‘s HBO, CBS ‘  All Access, and Showtime are now offering, or planning to offer, over-the-top streaming subscription services. It appears the biggest trend in pay TV is a gradual movement toward unbundling. The ability for viewers to subscribe only to channels they wish to purchase, instead of… [Read more on Nasdaq]