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General Information

Websitehulu.com
Blogblog.hulu.com
Twitter@hulu
CategoryGames/Entertainment
Phone(310) 571-4700
Employees758
Founded3/2007
DescriptionOnline Video Provider

Offices

Los Angeles, USA
12312 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90064
USA

People

Founder
CEO
CTO
Chief Financial Officer
SVP of Advertising
SVP and General Counsel
Board of Directors
Senior Vice President of International
Producer

Funding

TOTAL $100M
FUNDING TOTAL $100M
Series A, 8/2007
Providence Equity Partners
$100M
Series B, 4/2009
The Walt Disney Company

Competitors

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hulu

Founded in March 2007, Hulu is operated independently by a dedicated management team with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Seattle and Beijing. NBC Universal, News Corporation, as of April 2009, Disney, Providence Equity Partners and the Hulu team share in the ownership stake of the company.

Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies and more at Hulu.com, numerous destination sites online, and through the ad-supported subscription service, Hulu Plus.

Hulu brings together a selection of videos from over 260 content companies, including FOX, NBCUniversal, ABC, Criterion, A&E Networks, Lionsgate, Endemol, MGM, MTV Networks, Comedy Central, National Geographic, Digital Rights Group, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., TED, etc. Hulu also offers a wide array of acclaimed movies and documentaries.

The site focuses exclusively on professional video content and does not take on YouTube directly as a viral video destination.

Hulu videos are played in their own embeddable branded player. Content from at least a dozen TV networks and two major film studios is promised. Initial distribution partners include AOL, Comcast, MSN, MySpace and Yahoo.

Jason Kilar, Hulu’s former CEO, explains the meaning of Hulu’s name, “Objectively, Hulu is short, easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and rhymes with itself. Subjectively, Hulu strikes us as an inherently fun name, one that captures the spirit of the service we’re building.” However, some aren’t so sure it was the wisest name to pick.

In September 2007 that Hulu acquired Bejing-based startup Mojiti and used its platform for the basis of the product.

Hulu gives advertisers an opportunity to associate their brands with its online video content. And, through the Hulu Plus subscription service, advertisers can extend their reach to the users of Hulu Plus enabled devices on market today.

Recent Milestones

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    hulu added Tian Lim as CTO. (3/3/14)
    Posted 2/18/14 at 11:59am
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    hulu added Mike Hopkins as CEO. (10/1/13)
    Posted 10/17/13 at 4:35pm
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    hulu — Hulu Gets $750M, Studios To Maintain Ownership (7/12/13)
    Posted 7/14/13 at 8:45pm via techcrunch.com
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    hulu — Hulu Plus subscriptions hits 2 million, accelerates revenue (4/17/12)
    Posted 4/17/12 at 9:00pm via gigaom.com
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    hulu added Liane Chan as developer. (7/25/11)
    Posted 8/17/11 at 8:14pm
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    hulu — Hulu Plus Hits Xbox Live And The First Week Is Free (4/29/11)
    Posted 7/7/11 at 10:05am via crunchgear.com
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    hulu — Hulu Is Watched Twice As Much As The 5 Major TV Networks Online Combined (2/7/11)
    Posted 7/7/11 at 10:11am via techcrunch.com
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    hulu — Projected 2010 revenues up from $240M to $260M due to uptake in subscription revenues by subscribers at $8 per month. 2009 revenue was $108m and 2008 $25m (12/17/10)
    Posted 12/17/10 at 6:52pm via businessinsider.com
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    hulu — Hulu Revenue $240 Million This Year, Up From $108 Million Last Year (11/10/10)
    Posted 11/10/10 at 10:28pm via businessinsider.com
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    hulu — It's Official: Hulu Plus Subscription Package Debuts For $9.99 A Month (6/29/10)
    Posted 6/29/10 at 5:56pm via paidcontent.org
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    hulu added Shane Moriah as Software Developer. (9/1/09)
    Posted 6/3/13 at 11:06am
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    hulu added Joel Resnicow as Content Acquisition MBA Intern. (6/1/09)
    Posted 4/22/13 at 3:17am
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    hulu received in Series B funding. (4/30/09)
    Posted 4/30/09 at 8:05am via techcrunch.com
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    hulu — Hulu Tops 100 Content Providers, Launches New Features to Enhance Discoverability (9/23/08)
    Posted 9/23/08 at 1:21pm
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    hulu — Hulu Refreshes HD Gallery with Diverse Selection of Full Hit Episodes (8/5/08)
    Posted 8/5/08 at 10:39am
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    hulu added Dustin Chang as Software Developer. (7/1/08)
    Posted 6/3/13 at 11:07am

Videos

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Screenshots

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Products

hulu

Websitehulu.com
StageLive
Launch DateMarch 12, 2008
Tags video, clip
hulu screenshot
Above: Screenshot
Uploaded: 2/10/08

hulu plus

Websitehulu.com/plus
StageLive
Launch DateNovember 17, 2010

Hulu Plus™ lets you watch hit current and back season TV shows and acclaimed movies anytime in HD for $7.99/month with limited advertising. We think of it as a complement to the free service on Hulu.com. For many popular shows on our service, Hulu Plus offers every episode of the current season, not just a handful of recent episodes. Hulu Plus subscribers also have access to back seasons and full runs of some of TV’s greatest shows, including many that were not available online before.

The Hulu Plus subscription service is the first and only internet video subscription service to stream full current seasons and a deep library of back seasons of hit TV shows from ABC, BET, CBS, Comedy Central, CW, FOX, NBC, MTV, VH-1 and more in HD, to computers, internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, mobile phones, and tablets, for $7.99 per month with limited advertising.

Videos

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What is Hulu Plus?

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Sources

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    It's Official: Hulu Plus Subscription Package Debuts For $9.99 A Month (paidcontent.org) [edit]
    Hulu Revenue $240 Million This Year, Up From $108 Million Last Year (businessinsider.com) [edit]
    Hulu CEO: Here's How Our 2010 Revenue Projection Just Grew By $20 Million In A Month (businessinsider.com) [edit]
    crunchgear.com [edit]
    techcrunch.com [edit]
    Hulu Plus subscriptions hits 2 million, accelerates revenue (gigaom.com) [edit]
    Main Event Page news Comment Hulu’s Owners Say They’re Not Selling, Will Invest Another $750M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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