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Hulu Shakeup Rumored as Owner Companies Vie for More Control Over Content

Hulu Shakeup Rumored as Owner Companies Vie for More Control Over Content

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Aug. 20 2012 6:13 PM

Hulu Shakeup Rumored as Owner Companies Vie for More Control Over Content

Rumors are brewing that the television streaming company, owned by NBCUniversal, Fox, Disney, and Provident Equity, might be in line for some big changes thanks to its content partners, including more freedom to let their shows be carried elsewhere or to make them exclusive, and running more advertising during commercial breaks.

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At the center of debate within the company seems to be a rift between owners and chief executive Jason Kilar, who has been hailed as a game changer for his ability to court distribution agreements and create one of the Web’s best streaming services for quality television content. Companies like Fox and NBCUniversal reportedly want to offer their content elsewhere—like YouTube—but also to keep some shows totally exclusive to their own websites, which could be a double-edged sword for users wanting to get content in their preferred environment but also dodge a hefty payment structure. Hey, as long as we can all keep watching Bobs Burgers, and Real Housewives of Orange County, we’ll be happy, right? 

Video by Dallas Jensen.