Popular online American video service Hulu has today announced it’ll soon be available in Japan, but says it isn’t prepared to comment on plans for Australia at this stage.
Amazon Japan has launched its Instant Video online platform, with more than 26,000 imported and local films and TV shows for streaming or download. Amazon's decision to enter the online video market in Japan is interesting for two reasons. For starters, it is entering an already crowded marketplace with several major local competitors.
Subscribers to the Hulu Plus service, Hulu’s paid subscription service, who also own a Chromecast or have one on order, will be pleased to learn that Hulu is working to bring support for Chromecast to their Android and iOS apps. Presumably Hulu will also be building in native “casting” support to their normal player similar to Netflix or YouTube on the computer.
Andy Forssell will take over the position of CEO at online video company Hulu later this month, following the long-expected departure of the company’s current chief executive Jason Kilar which will occur later this month.
The succession plan was announced today in an internal memo from Kilar to Hulu staffers that was subsequently made public on Hulu’s official blog.
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Hulu has announced that Mike Hopkins, a board member at Hulu and president of Fox Networks Group, is the company’s new CEO. Hopkins had previously been reported as the likely candidate for the role.
It’s been a bumpy year for the online TV site.
When I first started Desktop Linux Reviews, I wanted to include some Linux applications along with the distribution reviews. I’ve finally gotten around to that now and the first application review is Hulu Desktop for Linux.