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July 5, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Hulu Chief Executive Jason Kilar is on the short list of candidates to take over as head of struggling Internet giant Yahoo. Kilar is among the leading contenders for the chief executive's post, along with Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, according to a person familiar with the matter who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. Yahoo's board has yet to be presented with a list of finalists, according to another person close to the situation who asked not to be named because of the confidentiality of the search process.
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December 27, 2013 | By Meg James and Dawn Chmielewski
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here's who they picked: Nancy Tellem | Microsoft's president of entertainment and digital media The veteran CBS television executive had her work cut out when she joined Microsoft Corp. in 2012 to launch a Santa Monica studio to create original content. Long fascinated with changes in consumer behavior, Tellem is now playing an important role in determining what appeals to younger consumers accustomed to getting their entertainment on multiple screens.
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July 14, 2010 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Loved and feared, Hulu — the online video service that offers free streams of episodes of such popular TV shows as "Glee" and "The Office" — commands more than 43 million users. Hulu's rapid rise since its launch in March 2008 has provoked shudders in Hollywood, where it's feared the website is teaching consumers, especially younger ones glued to laptops, to expect easy access to TV's best shows — all for free. And that, providers fret, will only encourage people to drop their pay TV subscriptions, which pays for the enormous cost of producing sitcoms and dramas.
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November 16, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
The online video site Hulu once had ambitions of ushering in the future of television by shaking up the status quo. But under its new management, the site will throw off its old mantle of TV disrupter as it seeks to work in partnership with cable and satellite companies. Veteran Fox television executive Mike Hopkins took over as chief executive less than a month ago, an appointment that signaled the media companies that control Hulu wanted to turn the popular service into a feature offered through pay-TV distributors.
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July 30, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Media veteran Ross Levinsohn is leaving Yahoo, two weeks after being passed over for the chief executive's job. The executive, whose experience straddles technology and entertainment, had been most recently serving as the Internet company's interim CEO since the ouster of Scott Thompson in May -- and was considered by many on Wall Street to be the candidate to beat. But he lost out to one of the top executives at Google, Marissa Mayer, whose appointment was considered a coup for Yahoo.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before finding out why no network wants to turn my Twitter feed into a TV show. The Skinny: I can't decide whether to see "Argo" or "Seven Psychopaths" this weekend. And then there's "Here Comes the Boom. " Such tough decisions. Friday's headlines include a preview of the weekend box office, a look at the first two weeks of the TV season and a profile of Hulu chief Jason Kilar. Daily Dose: Speculation that former NBC Chief Executive Jeff Zucker could be the next head of CNN Worldwide refuses to die down.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2012 | By David Lazarus
Here's your fight-the-power Friday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Christmas wasn't kind to the video game industry. U.S. sales of video game hardware, software and accessories fell 21% in December from a year ago, to $3.99 billion, as players bought fewer games for their aging consoles, according to market researcher NPD Group. The month's poor performance was unexpected given the quality of new games, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which was the top-seller, and Just Dance 3, which placed second.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Veteran Fox television executive Mike Hopkins has been named the chief executive of Hulu, the online video site. Hopkins has served as president of distribution for Fox Networks since 2008. His appointment suggests that the companies that control Hulu may be interested in turning the popular service into a feature offered through cable and satellite distributors. Such a move would expand Hulu's reach to consumers.  It also would help the three media company owners of Hulu -- Walt Disney Co., 21st Century Fox and Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal -- preserve their lucrative business partnerships with pay TV distributors.
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July 11, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Jessica Guynn
This post has been updated Media veteran Ross Levinsohn is expected to be named the permanent chief executive of Yahoo as early as today, signaling a new chapter for the struggling Internet company, according to one person with knowledge of the situation. Yahoo's board is meeting today, where its members are believed to be weighing the decision. [ Updated at 2:41 p.m.: A spokesman for the board, Charles Sipkins, declined to comment.] Levinsohn has served as Yahoo's interim chief executive since the May resignation of Scott Thompson, amid allegations that Thompson misrepresented his educational credentials.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before deciding what to do about this whole life thing. The Skinny: You ever get the feeling the world is operating at a different speed than you are? That's where I'm at these days. Well, maybe a weekend break will help. Friday's headlines include AEG's decision to take itself off the market, a preview of the weekend box office and a profile of Steve Harvey, who may become the new king of daytime TV. Daily Dose: The tiny cable network Ovation just got its best ratings ever with the premiere of its music series "Song by Song.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Veteran Fox television executive Mike Hopkins has been named the chief executive of Hulu, the online video site. Hopkins has served as president of distribution for Fox Networks since 2008. His appointment suggests that the companies that control Hulu may be interested in turning the popular service into a feature offered through cable and satellite distributors. Such a move would expand Hulu's reach to consumers.  It also would help the three media company owners of Hulu -- Walt Disney Co., 21st Century Fox and Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal -- preserve their lucrative business partnerships with pay TV distributors.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before deciding what to do about this whole life thing. The Skinny: You ever get the feeling the world is operating at a different speed than you are? That's where I'm at these days. Well, maybe a weekend break will help. Friday's headlines include AEG's decision to take itself off the market, a preview of the weekend box office and a profile of Steve Harvey, who may become the new king of daytime TV. Daily Dose: The tiny cable network Ovation just got its best ratings ever with the premiere of its music series "Song by Song.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before getting over the Redskins' loss to Seattle. The Skinny: Nice to have new episodes of "The Good Wife" back on CBS. It helped me salvage a depressing Sunday of football. Monday's headlines include a look at the dangers of working on reality shows, a recap of the weekend box office, a big exit at Hulu and a new look for an old TV show. Daily Dose: HBO has renewed its deal for movies from Universal Pictures through 2022. The new agreement should pour lots of cold water on the idea that Universal's parent Comcast Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before finding out why no network wants to turn my Twitter feed into a TV show. The Skinny: I can't decide whether to see "Argo" or "Seven Psychopaths" this weekend. And then there's "Here Comes the Boom. " Such tough decisions. Friday's headlines include a preview of the weekend box office, a look at the first two weeks of the TV season and a profile of Hulu chief Jason Kilar. Daily Dose: Speculation that former NBC Chief Executive Jeff Zucker could be the next head of CNN Worldwide refuses to die down.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Media veteran Ross Levinsohn is leaving Yahoo, two weeks after being passed over for the chief executive's job. The executive, whose experience straddles technology and entertainment, had been most recently serving as the Internet company's interim CEO since the ouster of Scott Thompson in May -- and was considered by many on Wall Street to be the candidate to beat. But he lost out to one of the top executives at Google, Marissa Mayer, whose appointment was considered a coup for Yahoo.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Jessica Guynn
This post has been updated Media veteran Ross Levinsohn is expected to be named the permanent chief executive of Yahoo as early as today, signaling a new chapter for the struggling Internet company, according to one person with knowledge of the situation. Yahoo's board is meeting today, where its members are believed to be weighing the decision. [ Updated at 2:41 p.m.: A spokesman for the board, Charles Sipkins, declined to comment.] Levinsohn has served as Yahoo's interim chief executive since the May resignation of Scott Thompson, amid allegations that Thompson misrepresented his educational credentials.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2011 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
The owners of Hulu have taken the pioneering online video site off the market after hoping to fetch $2 billion. News Corp., the Walt Disney Co. and Providence Equity Partners issued a statement Thursday, saying they saw more value in retaining the popular 3-year-old service than in selling it off. "Our focus now rests solely on ensuring that our efforts as owners contribute in a meaningful way to the exciting future that lies ahead for...
BUSINESS
April 27, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
Providence Equity Partners is selling its stake in online video service Hulu for about $200 million, according to people familiar with the situation. The move is expected to give at least two of Hulu's media company owners — News Corp. and Walt Disney Co. — a greater ownership stake in the rapidly growing online service. It also would make it easier for the partners to achieve a common strategy for the asset without having a restive investor in the mix. The 5-year-old service has more than 2 million paid subscribers to its Hulu Plus offering and about 38 million visitors a month to its free site, which offers catch-up episodes of such popular shows as "Glee," "Revenge" and "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Hulu Chief Executive Jason Kilar has withdrawn from consideration as a candidate for the top job at Yahoo. Hulu issued a statement Friday morning indicating Kilar no longer wishes to be considered for the chief executive's job at Yahoo. News that he was among the top candidates surfaced Thursday. “As has been reported, Jason Kilar has been a focus of the Yahoo CEO search committee," a Hulu spokeswoman said. "He has graciously declined to be considered.” Yahoo's Interim Chief Executive Ross Levinsohn, a seasoned media veteran, is now believed to be a leading contender to take over the helm of the struggling Internet giant.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Hulu Chief Executive Jason Kilar is on the short list of candidates to take over as head of struggling Internet giant Yahoo. Kilar is among the leading contenders for the chief executive's post, along with Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, according to a person familiar with the matter who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. Yahoo's board has yet to be presented with a list of finalists, according to another person close to the situation who asked not to be named because of the confidentiality of the search process.
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