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Disney to secure Comcast’s 30% Hulu stake before year is out

It took a little over a month for Hulu and AT&T to reach an agreement over the sale of AT&T’s minority 9.5% share back to the third-placed US SVoD service – coincidentally (or not) just days after majority owner Disney revealed pricing options for its November-due streaming service Disney+. But rather than viewing Hulu’s ownership structure as Disney having a 60% share, with Comcast owning 30% and Hulu the remainder, it’s more accurate to see the situation following this week’s deal from the angle of Disney now owning 70% – and we reiterate that Disney must be pursuing Comcast’s stake for full ownership. Given the pace of events, we reckon Disney will have secured a deal with Comcast for the…

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