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Hulu Scores More Exclusives With First-Ever Turner Deal

In its battle with Netflix and Amazon for streaming video marketshare, Hulu today announced its first-ever licensing agreement with Turner Broadcasting, which sees the streaming video service gaining exclusive subscription rights to several shows’ past seasons from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT …

Hulu Scores Streaming Rights To “Seinfeld,” Signs AMC Deal

Hulu has made another aggressive move to expand the content selection on its streaming service with the announcement today that is has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to “Seinfeld” from Sony Pictures TV, a deal reportedly valued at $180 million for all 180 episodes of the popular NBC …

AT&T Will Begin Offering Hulu To Its Customers Later This Year

Hulu and AT&T announced an expanded deal today designed to bring the video streaming service to AT&T’s customers on both mobile devices and on the web. Starting later this year, customers will be able to access Hulu shows through an AT&T app on their mobile phones, as well as through an AT&T …

Showtime Becomes The First Premium Service To Be Offered By Hulu

Hulu and Showtime are announcing a notable partnership today that will see Showtime’s premium streaming service made available to Hulu’s nearly 9 million subscribers. This marks the first time that Hulu has ever distributed a premium network’s content on its service, which until now has featured …

New Study Shows A Rise In Cord Cutting – 8.2 Percent Ditched Pay TV In 2014, Up 1.3% YoY

There’s been some debate about how many consumers are actually cutting ties with their pay TV providers and replacing them with over-the-top streaming media services – a trend generally referred to as “cord cutting.” But a recent study indicates that the number of cord cutters in North America is, …

Pluto TV, An Online Video Service Targeting Cord Cutters, Will Stream Hulu

Up-and-coming video streaming service aimed at cord cutters, Pluto.TV, will now be distributing Hulu’s free content, thanks to a new distribution agreement between the two companies. For Pluto TV, the addition means its service will now be able to offer a wider variety of mainstream fare, including …

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What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms

On this 10th anniversary of the first video being uploaded to YouTube, it’s important to look at how the online video industry has changed in the last two years — because the changes have been as significant as those that started 10 years ago.<p>A variety of online video platforms clamored for your …

Netflix Shares Spike 10% After The Company Reports 3.3M New Subs, Better-Than-Expected Q2 Profit

Today following the bell, Netflix announced its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $1.64 billion and earnings per share of $0.06. Netflix picked up 0.9 million new domestic subscribers and 2.4 million new international subscribers.<p>The street had expected to earn $0.04 on …

Hulu Officially Drops The “Plus,” But Service Remains The Same

As promised earlier this spring at the NewFronts, Hulu is now officially dropping the “Plus” branding from its service in order to eliminate consumer confusion about the streaming video service. The change is being communicated to Hulu customers by way of an email message, rolling out now. Nothing …

Hulu’s Living Room Viewing On The Rise As PC Viewing Declines

While the rise of standalone streaming services has been fueled, in part, by increased connection speeds combined with the ubiquity of smart mobile devices, video consumption is still often taking place in the living room. And in the case of Hulu’s over-the-top streaming video service, living room …