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Jason Kilar

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  • With new leadership, online video site Hulu changes TV strategy

    With new leadership, online video site Hulu changes TV strategy
    The online video site Hulu once had ambitions of ushering in the future of television by shaking up the status quo. But under its new management, the site will throw off its old mantle of TV disrupter as it seeks to work in partnership with cable and...
  • Hulu to sell its Japan service to Nippon TV

    Hulu to sell its Japan service to Nippon TV
    Less than three years after launching a leading online video subscription service in Japan, Hulu has decided to bow out of the country. Santa Monica-based Hulu has agreed to sell its Hulu Japan subscription service to Japan's Nippon Television Network...
  • First-round bids due this week for Hulu

    First-round bids due this week for Hulu
    The first round of bids were due this week for Hulu, the popular online TV service whose prospective sale has attracted interest from digital media players as well as cable operators. An initial bid has been submitted by the Chernin Group, a next-...
  • KKR, Yahoo and Silver Lake/WME join list of Hulu suitors

    KKR, Yahoo and Silver Lake/WME join list of Hulu suitors
    The list of potential suitors for Hulu keeps getting longer. On Friday, Yahoo submitted a bid for the online video site co-owned by entertainment giants News Corp., Walt Disney Co. and Comcast Corp. Also jumping into the fray are private equity...
  • Hulu surpasses 1.5 million subscribers

     
    Hulu finished 2011 with $420 million in revenue and 1.5 million subscribers. The online video service is owned by NBCUniversal, Walt Disney Co., News Corp. and Providence Equity Partners. The service will spend $500 million on content in 2012....
  • Hulu's Jason Kilar 'Thinks Different' about television

     
    Hulu Chief Executive Jason Kilar chose the advertising agency's conference in Los Angeles to do his own riff on Apple Inc.'s "Think Different" campaign. Instead of saluting "The Crazy Ones" from the memorable TBWA/Chiat/Day ad campaign from 1997 that...
  • Hulu adds new original series, including 'The Awesomes' from Seth Meyers

     
    Hulu announced several new shows coming to its online video service, including "The Awesomes," from "Saturday Night Live" head writer Seth Meyers, and the music reality series "Don't Quit Your Daydream."...
  • Hulu owners to buy Providence Equity's stake for $200 million

     
    Providence Equity Partners is near a deal to sell its stake in the online video service Hulu for about $200 million....
  • Hulu announces new Kevin Smith movie review show and other originals

     
    Kevin Smith will host the new movie "revue" show "Spoilers" on Hulu this summer, as well as a series by Richard Linklater and others....
  • Tastemakers

    Tastemakers
    When traditional media behemoths Fox and NBC—the partners behind Hulu—thought of a Web-based content outlet, they brought in Pittsburgh native Kilar, who’d been instrumental in forming Amazon’s DVD-download business. With technology and storytelling in...
  • NBC tells Congress that Boxee was illegally taking Hulu content; Boxee disagrees

     
    U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher threw a curveball at NBC Universal's chief executive Thursday in hearings regarding the proposed merger of NBCU and Comcast. The Virginia Democrat asked Jeff Zucker why Hulu blocked the Boxee app from displaying its content last...