Hulu in talks with Fox TV executive for CEO role -source


LOS ANGELES, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Hulu is negotiating with Foxtelevision executive Mike Hopkins to name him chief executiveofficer of the video streaming company, a person with knowledgeof the discussions said on Thursday.

Hopkins currently serves as president of distribution forFox Networks Group, a unit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.

Hulu offers TV shows and movies on a freeadvertising-supported site and through a paid monthlysubscription service. The website is owned by Fox, Walt DisneyCo and Comcast Corp.

Comcast is restricted from making business decisions relatedto Hulu as part of its settlement with the U.S. government whenit acquired NBC Universal.

Officials at Disney and Hulu had no comment. Representativesfor Comcast and Fox could not immediately be reached.

Hulu's owners considered selling the company earlier thisyear but called off the sale in July and promised to invest $750million to help it grow.

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