All Things D is reporting that after meeting up with both Microsoft and Yahoo last week, Hulu is now in talks with AT&T, Verizon and Amazon for a possible buyout of their company. All these companies are in a “short list” that is said to include our beloved Google who was even in preliminary talks to buy the TV streaming service. Hulu is also said to be bringing up the idea to Facebook, Netflix and Samsung in the coming weeks.
Every company has their own incentives for buying up Hulu. Streaming media is pretty much at the top of everyone’s list and I’m sure AT&T and Verizon could benefit from the buyout by expanding their existing streaming TV services on their networks. As far as Amazon, Hulu may give Amazon the edge they need over Netflix and iTunes and help with upcoming tablet sales. As it stands, there hasn’t been one company mentioned as a front runner in these talks but Amazon might have the edge seeing how Hulu CEO, Jason Kilar, was once an Amazon executive.
[Via All Things D]