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Hulu first launched as an SVoD service in 2007 with both free and paid tiers, but it spun off its free content into Yahoo View last year, then launched a live streaming service in May 2017 to accompany its VoD library. Hulu is jointly owned by Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting System (10%), Comcast’s NBCU (30%), Disney-ABC (30%), and Fox Entertainment Group (30%). Operations and figures: Hulu claimed that 47 million people watched the service regularly, as measured by comScore, prior to it shutting down its free version, with 32 million of those who opted for ad-supported content. That leaves roughly 15 million subscribers not watching the ads, or watching less ads, up from 12 million in mid-2016, and 9 million…

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