According to foreign media reports, Hulu, a US streaming video platform, said that with the addition of streaming media content and a new service, the company last year paid subscribers to more than 17 million.
Hulu has the award-winning TV series "The Story of a Maid," currently run jointly by four major media companies and operating in the United States alone. The company also announced on Tuesday that its advertising revenue hit the $ 1 billion mark for the first time last year. On Sunday, "The Story of Maid" won the Golden Globes Award for Best Drama Drama Series, starring Elisabeth Moss won the Best Actress Award.
Hulu was originally a site that people used to track down episodes of television shows or cable shows but with more and more content and original programming, Hulu developed into an undeniable competitor to industry leader Netflix and became a " Multi-channel service. Hulu now also offers on-demand and on-air television services, ranging in price from $ 6 to $ 40 a month. As of last September, Netflix had 109 million subscribers worldwide, of which 52.8 million were in the United States.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Hulu said the company added an additional 5 million subscribers, an increase of 42%, since its last audience announcement in May 2016. Hulu now has 54 million unique viewers because subscribing users often share the same account with family members. In contrast, Netflix added 5.6 million U.S. subscribers from June 2016 to September 2017, and the company plans to release fourth quarter 2017 results on January 22.
Hulu is currently owned by four companies, Disney, Comcast, 21st Century Fox and Time Warner. The company said its television footage has expanded to more than 75,000 in 2017, spanning 1,700 different shows.