“In a surprise shakeup, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins is moving to Sony Pictures Television as chairman while Hopkins’ role at Hulu will be filled by Fox Networks Group COO Randy Freer,” writes Cynthia Littleton at Variety.
The story notes that at Sony, Hopkins will report “to studio chief Tony Vinciquerra. Freer, a 20-year Fox veteran, will take on the job of expanding Hulu’s fledgling digital MVPD service and beefing up its original content offerings.”
Littleton adds: “Hopkins’ departure from Hulu after four years at the top was highly unexpected. Hulu — the 10-year-old venture that is jointly owned by 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal, Disney and Time Warner — has been on a roll of late thanks to the groundbreaking win last month logged by drama series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ at the Emmy Awards. The move to Sony reunites him with Vinciquerra, who was Hopkins’ boss during his previous tenure at Fox Networks Group.”
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