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Yahoo! outbid Hulu for ‘Community’ at the last minute

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Yahoo! has gained the exclusive rights for the sixth season of Community for tens of millions of dollars. NBC cancelled the sitcom earlier this year after its fifth season. The show seemed to start struggling during its third season, but it retained a loyal cult-like fan base. In the fifth season, Chevy Chase and Donald Glover departed from the cast, making it difficult to keep the same charm it had in the first season. Hulu was deep in negotiations for the show in the last few weeks of June.

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Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar raises $75 million for Vessel

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Jason Kilar, the former CEO of Hulu, has raised $75 million in funding for his next venture called Vessel, according to Re/Code. Investors include Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners, and Bezos Expeditions. Vessel is rumored to be focused on “next generation video” and may be like a digital flipbook like Flipboard, but with ad-supported video. Vessel will rely on subscriptions.
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‘Community’ may return on Hulu

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Greendale may be opening its doors again. Hulu is currently in talks with Sony Pictures TV for a sixth season of “Community,” according to sources with Deadline. There is a proposed plan that would include a 13-episode new season of the show with creator Dan Harmon overseeing the development. This would push the show past its 100-episode milestone. Community was cancelled after 97 episodes across five seasons.
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Hulu hits 6 million subscribers and is adding several TV shows for free on mobile

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Hulu, the popular TV/movie video streaming service, has announced that some of TV episodes will now be free on mobile devices with support from ads placed in between. The change will be made at the beginning of the summer. Until this change, Hulu’s service is free on desktops, but accessing content on mobile devices requires a paid subscription. Hulu also said that it will be launching a new Hulu Plus iPhone app this summer.

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Hulu reportedly blocking VPN users

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People often use virtual private networks (VPNs) to conceal his or her identity while using the Internet. However, video content website Hulu has decided to block anyone attempting to use their site through a VPN.
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Hulu is selling Japanese subsidiary to Nippon TV

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Hulu, the popular video streaming service, is selling their Japanese subsidiary to Nippon TV. Hulu launched in Japan in 2011. Hulu Japan grabbed over 13,000 video assets from 50 content partners. Hulu launched internationally in Japan first, but did not really go anywhere else from there. Hulu decided that their Japanese division was not vital to their long-term plans.

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Hulu names Tian Lim as CTO

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Hulu has named former Sony Entertainment SVP Tian Lim as their chief technology officer (CTO). Lim oversaw technology development on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 along with the Xbox Live services for Microsoft.

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Gran Turismo documentary is coming to Hulu on January 22nd

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Sony announced that they are releasing a documentary for Gran Turismo called “KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide.” The documentary was scheduled for January 22, 2014 and will be available on Hulu.com. The documentary is named after Gran Turismo franchise creator Kazunori Yamauchi. The documentary will show historical footage with “never before told stories” from experts in the gaming industry. The documentary was directed by Tamir Moscovici. Anthony Arendt, the cinematographer of Avatar, filmed the documentary. The documentary is being released as part of the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo series. Below is a trailer of the documentary:
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