The Hulu Board of Directors has named Mike Hopkins the Company’s new CEO. Hopkins, a Hulu Board Director since 2011, has served as President of Distribution for Fox Networks Group, a division of 21st Century Fox, since 2008. Mr. Hopkins will be based at Hulu’s headquarters in Los Angeles, and his appointment is effective immediately.
Andy Forssell, who has served as acting CEO since March 2013, will be leaving the Company.
Mike Hopkins has more than 20 years of video experience and has both build innovative television products and negotiated landmark distribution agreements. While President of Distribution for Fox Networks, he oversaw the distribution strategy, sales and marketing for Fox’s 45 linear and non-linear U.S. channels, as well as on-demand and digital extensions. Mr. Hopkins’ team also developed many of the television industry’s leading authenticated and digital video products, including BTN2GO and Fox Now.
Mike Hopkins commented: “The team at Hulu has created a beloved user experience that feeds the undeniable need for quality, convenience and ease of use. I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with this dynamic, innovative team. I want to thank the folks at Disney and Fox, especially Anne Sweeney and Peter Rice, for this amazing opportunity. I’m looking forward to working with our creative partners, advertisers and distributors as we continue to build Hulu.”
DTG Staff | 21.10.2013