Los Angeles Business Journal

Hopkins Named Hulu CEO

By Jonathan Polakoff Originally published October 17, 2013 at 2:45 p.m., updated October 17, 2013 at 1:46 p.m.

Former Fox executive Mike Hopkins has been named chief executive at Hulu, the company announced Thursday.

Hopkins was previously president of distribution at Fox Networks, a division of 21st Century Fox. He is replacing interim chief executive Andy Forsell, who is leaving the L.A. streaming TV service.

Fox is a part owner of the Santa Monica-based service, along with Walt Disney Co. and NBCUniversal. Those companies put Hulu on the market earlier this year, but the sale was called off. When that decision was made, the owners said they were investing another $750 million in the company.

Hopkins said he looks forward to growing Hulu further.

“The team at Hulu has created a beloved user experience that feeds the undeniable need for quality, convenience and ease of use,” he said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with our creative partners, advertisers and distributors as we continue to build Hulu.”