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Hulu is still investing in content

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has announced this week that Hulu now has a million paying subscribers on the streaming service. The million-subscriber mark was previously expected by the end of the year.

Hulu has been trying to 
sell itself to the highest bidder. Reports suggest that Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Dish Network are in the early running to acquire the streaming service. The bids were expected to reach into the $2 billion range, but the bidding has now stalled. Hulu is said to now be considering whether the sale is the best option for the site.

News Corp Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey told Reuters at a conference, "We're still evaluating the situation."

Reuters reports that people that have been critical of the planned sale, and have been urging Hulu owners to keep the major distribution channel rather than sell to another firm. Hulu is a joint venture of News Corp, Walt Disney Co and NBC Universal. The fourth owner is Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm.

Despite the owners considering the sale of Hulu, the company is still investing in content. Kilar said that Hulu would invest over $375 million in content this year.



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wow.. I find that hard to believe
By carigis on 9/22/2011 3:52:34 PM , Rating: 2
I find that hard to believe...99% must be on thier free month from having facebook.. the plus service is useless..hardly any good shows available, and your STILL have commercials. the commercials alone is a deal breaker for me. there are other ways to get these shows. The fact people actually would join.. then stay after seeing the selection baffles me. just about every show I watch says not licensed for mobile or tv or 3rd party hardware..yada yada yada.




By OCedHrt on 9/22/2011 4:54:57 PM , Rating: 2
A million subscriptions is not a lot of people.


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