DirecTV Admits to Interest in Possibly Acquiring Hulu

Hulu is one of the Web’s hottest properties. And judging by the looks of it, the company is ripe for acquisition. Among the latest potential bidders for the online video service is DirecTV. On Friday, the AP quoted DirecTV Chief Executive Michael White saying that his company is, indeed, interested in Hulu. “I don’t want …   Read More

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Hulu is one of the Web’s hottest properties. And judging by the looks of it, the company is ripe for acquisition.

Among the latest potential bidders for the online video service is DirecTV.

On Friday, the AP quoted DirecTV Chief Executive Michael White saying that his company is, indeed, interested in Hulu.

“I don’t want to get into specific comments on an acquisition process,” White says. “But I think suffice it to say we have consistently said that we want to make sure that we can make DirecTV available anytime and anywhere our customers want it.”

“The Hulu software has some nice aspects to it but you also have to kind of form a judgment about its business model and what you think that business model can generate,” he adds. “So, you know, we look at a lot of things here. And we’ll see as we go through that process where we come out.”

White admits that DirecTV has not secretly committed to a deal to acquire the company and that the “kinds of programming agreements” that would come from a deal may ultimately determine if DirecTV wants to proceed with a possible acquisition.

Other reportedly interested bidders include Google, Yahoo and Apple.

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