Hulu names Fox exec Hopkins as CEO

October 17, 2013

Online video service Hulu named Fox executive Mike Hopkins as its new CEO Thursday, ending the speculation over the company's leadership following Jason Kilar's departure in March.

Andy Forssell, the former content executive who has served as interim CEO, will leave the company.

Hopkins was president of distribution for Fox Networks Group, where he oversaw Fox's on-demand and digital offerings including through apps such as Fox Now.

Hopkins also served on the Hulu board for several years.

Hulu, based in Los Angeles, is owned by 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Co. and Comcast Corp.

Explore further: Hulu mulls putting itself up for sale

Related Stories

Hulu mulls putting itself up for sale

June 22, 2011

(AP) -- Online video service Hulu is exploring putting itself up for sale after receiving an unsolicited takeover offer, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

Yahoo, pay-TV operators among Hulu bidders

May 25, 2013

Online video site Hulu is again up for sale, with Yahoo and pay TV operators DirecTV and Time Warner Cable among the seven bidders, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

Bidders vie for online video website Hulu

July 9, 2013

The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that several bidders have stepped up to vie for Hulu, an online video website that Internet pioneer Yahoo was said to be eyeing as an acquisition.

Hulu owners opt to keep online video service

July 12, 2013

The entertainment studios behind Hulu took the online video service off the auction block Friday, opting instead to pump an additional $750 million into the Netflix rival.

Recommended for you

Interactive tool lifts veil on the cost of nuclear energy

August 24, 2015

Despite the ever-changing landscape of energy economics, subject to the influence of new technologies and geopolitics, a new tool promises to root discussions about the cost of nuclear energy in hard evidence rather than ...

Smart home heating and cooling

August 28, 2015

Smart temperature-control devices—such as thermostats that learn and adjust to pre-programmed temperatures—are poised to increase comfort and save energy in homes.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.