If you like to watch TV and play games online, you may already be familiar with Hulu‘s video streaming service. It is an online video streaming web site that brings you movies, TV shows, cartoons, trailers, epic ads and other types of viewing material. Here are a few important things you should know about this video streaming service. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this list which will bring you more things you should know, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: Its Name Has Chinese Roots. According to Hulu’s official blog, the name Hulu comes from the Mandarin Chinese word meaning “bottle” or “gourd” and “interactive recording.”
Number Fourteen: Employees Aren’t Just “Workers.” While many companies refer to their workers as employees, this company calls their workers “Hulugans.” These Hulugans are assigned to work teams throughout the company and can rotate between teams, depending on the project.
Number Thirteen: The Experience Team Ensures a Good Time. There is a special work team called the Experience Team. This team is responsible for creating an upbeat corporate culture. Birthday parties, baby showers, theme cakes and even Hulu onesies to celebrate the tiniest of Hulugans are all part of the Experience Team responsibilities.
Number Twelve: Some Careers Started at Disney. Many Hulu employees got their start in entertainment at the Walt Disney Company. Former CEO Jason Kilar got hired on at Disney by submitting a comic strip about himself in lieu of a cover letter.
Number Eleven: The Competition Comes Home. The original Hulu network collaborators, Fox and NBC, were once very fierce competitors in the TV broadcasting market. As of 2016, these networks are now in direct competition with Hulu for advertising dollars.
Number Ten: Advertising Started Small. The company got started with only nine advertisers. As of 2016, there are over 1000 advertisers placing ads on Hulu and giving viewers a choice of how they would like to watch those ads.
Number Nine: Ad Watching Goes To The End. Like to skip the ads when watching TV shows and movies? Well, Hulu claims that 96% of its ads are completely watched to the end by its viewers. Part two of this list will be coming soon and will share more facts on Hulu’s online streaming service.