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Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: The Rare Mental Health Problem Behind the Gypsy Rose Case

Based on a true story, the Hulu show "The Act" is shining a light on an unusual form of child abuse known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
Tags: Science, Hulu


Which Streaming Service Should You Let Raise Your Kids?

You are a busy person and media companies get it, that’s why they’re here to be a parent in your absence. What you may have never considered is that media companies can also be bad parents. Thankfully, it’s actually pretty easy to figure out which conglomerate should be raising your children. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Ads, Hulu, This Seems Fine


Disney Takes Full Control of Hulu as War on Netflix Heats Up

The accord announced Tuesday represents a big bet by Disney on continued rapid growth for Hulu, home of original hits such as “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Under the terms, Comcast is guaranteed a $5.8 billion windfall by early 2024, when the cable giant can sell its stake to Disney. Hulu will be a key weapon in Disney’s growing online fight with Netflix Inc., and the deal gives the service access to programming from Comcast’s NBCUniversal division for at least three more years.
Tags: Science, Disney, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Hulu, Netflix Inc, Disney Hulu


Disney Will Take Full Control of Hulu in Deal With Comcast

The valuation represents a bet on continued rapid growth for Hulu, home of original hits such as “The Handmaid’s Tale” along with an array of movies and network shows. Just a month ago, Hulu was valued at $15 billion in a deal to buy out AT&T Inc.’s 9.5% stake. In its agreement, Disney guarantees Comcast an equity valuation no lower than $27.5 billion by early 2024, when Comcast can sell its stake to Disney.
Tags: Science, Disney, Comcast, Hulu, AT T Inc


Disney's Streaming Ambitions Grow With Deal for Control of Hulu

The valuation represents a bet on continued rapid growth for Hulu, home of original hits such as “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Just a month ago, Hulu was valued at $15 billion when it bought out AT&T Inc.’s 9.5% stake. In its agreement, Disney guarantees Comcast an equity valuation no lower than $27.5 billion by early 2024, when Comcast can sell its stake to Disney.
Tags: Science, Disney, Comcast, Hulu, AT T Inc


It's Official, Disney Takes Over Hulu

Last month, reports teased a potential future in which Disney’s unrelenting path towards total media consolidation extended to the Hulu universe, and today, that dream has been realized.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Hulu, Streaming Service


Walmart Bets on TV Shows for Families, Date Night in Media Push

Walmart has talked with several Hollywood studios about rebooting family-friendly projects from years ago, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public yet. Walmart’s slate is supposed to lure more viewers to Vudu, a company-owned streaming service that already offers free programs with commercials, along with online rentals and sales of movies and shows. The strategy has worked for Netflix Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Hulu LLC.
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Walmart, Hulu, VUDU, Netflix Inc Amazon com Inc, Walmart Bets on TV Shows


It Looks Like Disney Is Poised to Take Over Hulu

Disney may be staring down an opportunity gobble up Comcast’s 30 percent stake in Hulu, according to a new report, which would bring Disney’s share in the streaming service to 90 percent.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Comcast, Streaming, Hulu, Disney Plus


Hulu and Netflix Fyre Festival Docs May Face Subpoenas Because the Shitstorm Is Never-Ending

Since Hulu and Netflix released dueling documentaries on the Fyre Festival fiasco, both films have stirred controversy. And now both could be facing subpoenas.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Hulu, Fyre Festival, Fyre Media, FuckJerry, Jerry Media


Disney+ Flagships Will Shape the Company’s Future as It Tries to Beat Netflix

The new streaming service will fundamentally shape Disney’s future as the media conglomerate vies to upend Netflix Inc. In addition to much-awaited specific details on Disney+, investors are also looking for subscriber-based key performance metrics for streaming platforms, a strategic game plan for Hulu and an idea of just how low near-term EPS will go. Disney shares fell as much as 0.7 percent intraday.
Tags: Science, Disney, Hulu, Netflix Inc, Disney Flagships Will Shape the Company


The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in April

You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don’t care about, and the other half are terrible. Where’s the good stuff? io9 is here to help.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Amazon Studios, The Nerds Watch


Hulu's Latest Into the Dark Episode Highlights the Horrifying Side of April Fools' Day

If it’s nearing April, it’s definitely time to start watching your back if there are any practical jokers in your midst. As the increasingly unamused protagonists of Hulu and Blumhouse’s latest entry in horror-anthology series Into the Dark discover, though, there is definitely such a thing as taking the joke too far.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Hulu, Blumhouse, Adam Mason, April Fools Day, Into the Dark, Im Just Fucking With You


The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in March 

You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don’t care about, and the other half are terrible. Where’s the good stuff? io9 is here to help.Read more...
Tags: Science, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, The Nerds Watch


9 Geeky and Occasionally Romantic Movies to Stream on Valentine's Day

It’s the most romantic season—but it’s also go-for-broke tax time, and your well-worn DVDs of The Princess Bride and Shaun of the Dead could use a rest. Fear not, nerds! We’ve scoured the three big streaming services to find sweet (and not-so-sweet) genre picks perfect for Valentine’s Day viewing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Love, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Valentines Day, Shaun, Amazon Studios


A New Look at Avengers: Endgame Costumes Comes From an Unlikely Source 

Clark Gregg discusses the limited future of Agents of SHIELD. There are more rumors about a certain DC hero’s cameo in Shazam! The cast of the Kingsman prequel expands. Plus, what’s to come on Supernatural, Tony Moore’s Motor Girl is heading to Hulu, and the truly wild villains of the Alfred Pennyworth show are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Gotham, Supernatural, Batwoman, Hulu, The Twilight Zone, Legacies, Shazam, Avatar 2, Kingsman, Roswell, Tony Moore, Shrink, Clark Gregg, The Hunt, Alfred Pennyworth


The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Looks Grim as Hell

Just when you thought The Handmaid’s Tale couldn’t get darker, welcome to season 3.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Margaret Atwood, Hulu, The Handmaids Tale


The Egg Is Now Trying to Sell Us Hulu

Well folks, it finally happened. After weeks of wondering what, exactly, the world_record_egg Instagram account was trying to promote, we finally have our answer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Super Bowl, Kylie Jenner, Hulu, Egg, Bad Eggs


Hulu Is Experimenting With a Charmin Bear Chilling on Your Pause Screen

If there’s one thing consistent in this world, it’s how companies are always finding new and creative ways to shove ads in your face. Hulu’s latest experiment involves a less abrasive strategy than the usual video ad break—it’s going to place static banner ads on the screen when you pause your video starting in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hulu, Cute Dystopia, More Ads


Is This the Year Apple's Netflix Competitor Finally Happens?

I’m already so sick of hearing about Apple’s forthcoming streaming video service, and it hasn’t even been announced yet. However, according to the Information, Apple may launch the subscription-based service as early as this April, joining the ranks of Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Hulu.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Science, Apple TV, Netflix, Streaming, Streaming Video, Hulu, Consumer Tech, Information Apple, Apple video, Apple Streaming Video In 2019


Binge-watching preys on our animal instincts

In Binged, Mashable breaks down why we binge-watch, how we binge-watch, and what it does to us. Because binge-watching is the new normal. * * * It's 2 a.m.  Empty plates specked with crumbs surround you.  The house is pitch dark, save the blue-tinged luster from your laptop.  You edge your slightly trembling hand forward -- and press play.  Binge-watching TV -- a widely-practiced cultural phenomenon -- is celebrated by Netflix. The media streaming giant knows that its 130 million globa...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Science, Salmon, Netflix, Pope, Hulu, Odyssey, Eden, Carroll, Michigan State University, Johnsen, Kanazawa, Hill House, University of Redlands


The Orville Makes First Contact and a New Crewmember Joins in 'All the World Is Birthday Cake'

Spoilers ahead. The first thing to note about the latest "The Orville" episode, "All the World Is Birthday Cake," is that we're finally introduced to Lt. Alara Kitan's replacement. Since Halston Sage left the series in the episode "Home" (S02, E03) for reasons unknown, we've been waiting to meet the character set to be played by Jessica Szohr. Fox had been promoting her name since the beginning of Season 2. So, welcome, Lt. Talla Keyali. She's another Xelayan, so she has the s...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fox, Beverly Hills, Bronx, Khan, Hulu, Seth Macfarlane, John Williams, Carl Sagan, James Horner, Ted Danson, Talla, Isaac, Orville, Grayson


Hulu Is Cutting the Price of Its Cheapest Plan—and Increasing the Cost of Live TV

Netflix is raising prices, but its competitor is opting for a different tack—sort of. Hulu’s just announced that its cheapest subscription plan price will drop to $6 a month—two whole dollars less than the current $8 price.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Your Move Netflix


GoFundMe Set Up for Fyre Festival Victim Raises More Than $150,000 in Days

A pair of dueling documentaries—one on Hulu and one on Netflix—are giving viewers a better idea of how a festival-turned-shitshow managed to so badly botch its spectacular promise of being one of the greatest events the world had ever known. While countless people were burned by the scam, Maryann Rolle’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Crowdfunding, Scams, Netflix, Hulu, Gofundme, Fyre Festival, MaryAnn Rolle


Disney to Show New Streaming Service at April Investor Day

It will be a third, more family-focused streaming service, on top of Disney’s existing ESPN+ and Hulu, which will soon be majority owned by the Burbank, California-based entertainment giant. Among traditional media companies, Disney is making the biggest bet on streaming and monthly subscriptions. After that deal was announced in late 2017, Disney reorganized its business to create a stand-alone direct-to-consumer division for streaming.
Tags: Science, Disney, Espn, Hulu, Burbank California


io9's Ultimate Guide to 2019's Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Superhero TV

And you thought there were a lot of movies coming out this year? Get ready to never leave your couch in 2019, because the amount of TV you’re going to want to watch is truly staggering. Here’s our mega-giant list of sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero shows we’re most looking forward to, with the standard caveat that any…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Science, Fox, Netflix, Streaming, Game Of Thrones, Hulu, FX, DC Universe, Io9 2019 Preview, 2019 Preview


Hulu Sees Record Subscriber Growth Amid Changing Ownership

The on-demand service blends original TV series and licensed shows, much like Netflix, while the live-TV offering mimics a cable or satellite package.Hulu said it generated nearly $1.5 billion in advertising revenue, an increase of more than 45 percent compared with 2017. Key InsightsHulu’s growth last year was fueled partly by its first original hit show, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel set in a dystopian future.Chief Executive Officer Randy Freer, a veteran of ...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Margaret Atwood, Hulu, Randy, 21st Century Fox Inc


Director Sophia Takal Talks Blumhouse and Her Episode of Hulu's Horror Anthology Into the Dark

The Hulu-Blumhouse holiday horror anthology series Into the Dark returns today with a new episode in honor of New Year’s Eve, a searing takedown of social media, toxic friendships, and wellness culture titled “New Year, New You.” It’s a suspenseful entry with an all-female cast, directed by Sophia Takal.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Horror, Streaming, Hulu, Blumhouse, Sophia Takal, Into the Dark, Sophia Takal Talks Blumhouse, Sophia Takal Read


Runaways' Creators Discuss the Team's Evolution and the Importance of Found Families

The teen heroes of Hulu’s Runaways spent an entire season working up the nerve to put their money where the show’s mouth is and actually run away. But the time that was put into actually fleshing out their characters was something the show’s co-creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage wanted to take in order to …Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Marvel, Streaming, Runaways, Lgbtq, Marvel Comics, Hulu, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Importance of Found Families


The Fictional People and Things We Lost in 2018

Damn, 2018 sure was a cruel year for pop culture fans, with tons of beloved characters being killed off in television, movies, and video games. Not to mention long-running TV shows being axed off this mortal coil forever (some of which, frankly, really needed to be put out of their misery).Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Abc, Doctor Who, Marvel, Fox, Netflix, Starz, Streaming, Westworld, Hulu, Daredevil, Year In Review, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Sense8


The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in January 

You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don’t care about, and the other half are terrible. Where’s the good stuff? io9 is here to help.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Amazon Studios, The Nerds Watch



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