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Vessel launched as a YouTube alternative with exclusive early access to ad-free content for $3 a month. Beginning today, it's available for Android in beta form. The service launched in March for iOS with videos from A&E, Rheet & Link, Unbox Therapy, Warner Music Group and others. While mo...

June 16th 2015 at 6:54pm 0 Comments
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Want to know how the former CEO of Hulu would build a video service that could take on YouTube? You now have an easy way to find out: after a couple of months of invitation-only testing, Vessel is available to everyone. As promised, Jason Kilar's newly launched brainchild is a mix of ordinary, ad-...

March 24th 2015 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Hulu's ex-CEO Jason Kilar has been extolling the virtues of Vessel, his would-be YouTube rival, for weeks. Today, though, you can finally find out whether or not it's all that it's cracked up to be -- Vessel has launched an invitation-only public beta. You'll have to watch on an iOS device or the...

January 22nd 2015 at 2:28am 0 Comments
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If you've been wondering exactly how former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar would take on internet video heavyweights like YouTube, you now have your answer. Kilar's startup, Vessel, has both opened the doors to video producers and revealed just how you'll use the service when it's open to the public. Ther...

December 17th 2014 at 1:36pm 0 Comments
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We've known since early January that Hulu CEO Jason Kilar will step down sometime in the first quarter, and now that we're well into March, the streaming service has additional news. Writing on the Hulu blog, Kilar said that when he departs "at the end of this quarter," senior vice president of co...

March 14th 2013 at 9:51pm 0 Comments
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Some big news out of Hulu late this afternoon: CEO Jason Kilar has just announced that he will be leaving the company sometime in the first quarter of this year. The news was first reported by Bloomberg News and followed quickly by a blog post from Kilar himself containing the email he sent to his...

January 4th 2013 at 4:16pm 0 Comments
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2011 has come to an end and somewhat surprisingly, Hulu has not changed owners. Following what has become a quarterly habit, CEO Jason Kilar has taken up his blogging pen to recount the company's successes. Hulu Plus has grown to include 1.5 million paying subscribers, which he expects will make...

January 13th 2012 at 4:18am 0 Comments
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It's almost the official end of summer and just as CEO Jason Kilar forecasted back in July, Hulu has signed up more than 1,000,000 paying Plus subscribers. He made the announcement at a Goldman Sachs investor conference while also mentioning plans to invest $375 million in content this year, even...

September 22nd 2011 at 5:33pm 0 Comments
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Well, here's a bit of welcome news from Samsung's press conference, though it's got little to do with Samsung itself -- Hulu Plus has finally been confirmed for the Android platform. There's been some friction between Hulu and Google as of late, but it seems preferred partner Samsung is helping to...

January 6th 2011 at 8:31pm 0 Comments
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Hoping to trade in your expensive cable or satellite plan for a nice, juicy melon ball of cottage cheese-like... we mean, a portable Hulu Plus subscription at $10 a month? Not so fast, my fine fingered friend, because Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has revealed that killing cable is not a part of the company...

July 1st 2010 at 7:39am 0 Comments
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We've been hearing whispers about a Hulu app for the iPad since the day Apple's tablet was announced, and things are starting to pick up steam: the New York Times says four different people familiar with Hulu's plans have said the app is coming, and that it will potentially require a subscription f...

March 31st 2010 at 10:35pm 0 Comments