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Hulu Sells Japanese Business to Nippon TV

Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

Three years after launching a Japanese operation, Hulu is selling off that business to Nippon TV. In a blog post, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins didn’t disclose financial details about the deal, but said Hulu would license its brand and technology to Nippon. Hulu, which offers a free and subscription business in the U.S., is increasingly focused on its subscription offering.

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