Comcast's NBCUniversal unit is in talks with its partners in the joint venture Hulu, Disney and Fox, about joining the duo in providing networks to a live-streamed Hulu skinny bundle.
Hulu has programming agreements in place with Disney and Fox and is readying the launch a live-streamed skinny pay-TV bundle in early 2017, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Cablevision is now officially the first MSO to integrate Hulu into its set-tops as a native channel.
Netflix, HBO Now and Hulu are some of the "most important" paid online subscriptions to consumers, well ahead of their paid subscriptions to other services such as streaming music and shopping services, a new survey by Vindicia revealed. What's more, 90 percent of adults surveyed by the online billing services provider said they were interested in upgrading to higher subscription tiers with added privileges like discounts, exclusive offers and access to premium content.
The number of U.S. households that stream over-the-top video using a subscription video on demand service has risen to 57 percent, according to a new report from Leichtman Research Group. Furthermore, 48 percent of U.S. adults stream either Amazon, Hulu or Netflix on a monthly basis.
Talks between Time Warner Cable and Hulu about the media giant buying a stake in the SVOD service have reportedly been heating up.
Operators in the pay-TV market have begun leveraging SVOD services to get a leg up on the competition, so it's not entirely surprising that wireless companies should do the same.
Subscription OTT services like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and HBO Now are dominating the content discovery race, particularly among millennial-aged audiences. A new Digitalsmiths report found that 78.2 percent of users surveyed said that OTT providers' discovery functions make it easy for them to find content they want to watch.
As reports swirl that Hulu is in talks to sell a stake in its business to Time Warner, a few industry watchers see the deal as not likely to happen, particularly under Hulu's current licensing model of next-day availability of broadcast content. Making a few changes to that licensing model, however, might make the SVOD provider more attractive to potential buyers.
Time Warner Inc. is reportedly in talks to buy a stake in Hulu. The news comes a week after Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes told investors the company would throttle back the sale of its programming to SVOD platforms.