While Hulu has already publicly announced that its forthcoming live television streaming service will launch sometime this spring, new developments are pointing to a potential launch next month. Sources within the company claim that the staff is being told to prepare to go live the first week of May.
According to TechCrunch, the first week of May is only a tentative target and chatter among employees is that consumers will likely get the service around mid-May. The platform will likely coincide the launch with the launch of its new user interface, which was unveiled at CES this year. The upcoming service will likely include a “skinny bundle” priced at $39.99 per month, with ads and access to Hulu’s current on-demand library.
In other news…
Amazon is rounding out the cast for its forthcoming Prime Video original anthology series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. In addition to producer Bryan Cranston, the show will also feature Steve Buscemi and Greg Kinnear among others. [A.V. Club]
One outlet spoke to Giovanni Ribisi about his lead role in Amazon’s con man series Sneaky Pete and how he can’t seem to escape the show Friends. The first season of the Sony TV series is currently streaming exclusively on Prime Video. [Deadline]
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