HuluAccording to Reuters, Peter Chernin, ex-President of News Corp has bid $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming giant. The timing of the offer isn’t surprising, as Hulu has been shopping for a buyer, but the amount is. As TNW reported recently: “Any company looking to build their profile in video content across platforms would do well to purchase Hulu, provided that they can make the math work. Hulu would not be a cheap pickup. A recent sale of 10% of the company’s stock summed $200 million, valuing the firm at $2 billion. The talks failed. That $2 billion figure could be low, given Hulu’s $420 million 2011 revenue. Whatever the case, Hulu is no small pickup. And, given its potential center location in the video Internet, its owners may be loath to fully wind down their stakes in a company they initially financed.”

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