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NBCUniversal Discusses Pulling Shows From Hulu

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is discussing pulling some of its shows from Hulu and putting them exclusively on its own Peacock streaming service, according to The Wall Street Journal. Such a decision for NBCUniversal isn’t a no brainer however because the entertainment company still owns one-third of Hulu—and is in negotiations with Disney about how much Disney should pay for that stake. By pulling its...

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