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Disney embarks on hunt for 100% Hulu stake

One of the most compelling facets of the Disney-Fox saga has been what the future holds for third-placed US SVoD service Hulu under a majority 60% Disney ownership – sparking all sorts of rumors about whether AT&T and Comcast will continue as shareholders or jump ship. This week a report shone some light on the situation, revealing that discussions are underway between Disney and AT&T regarding a deal for the operator’s 10% stake in Hulu, implying the house of mouse will soon get to work on grabbing the additional 30% from Comcast it needs for full ownership. But then what? The previous expectation was that Disney would eventually take full control of Hulu and proceed to fold the service into…

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