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Hulu on pace to have 23M subscribers by year-end

December 05, 2018 / Ben Munson

Hulu CEO Randy Freer says his company is growing at a fast pace and is on track to have more than 23 million subscribers by the end of 2018.That’s according to TechCrunch, which picked up on Freer’s remarks at a Business Insider conference and did some math. Freer said that Hulu expects to add more subscribers in the second half of 2018 than it did in the first. Considering Hulu said it had 17 million subscribers in January and said it reached 20 million over the summer, that means Hulu will have at least 23 million subscribers by the end of the year.Freer also provided an update on Hulu’s Live TV service and said that it added 10 times as many subscribers as DirecTV Now during the third quarter. Since DirecTV Now added 49,000 subscribers, that suggests that Hulu added nearly 500,000 live TV subscribers.“We think the live TV market is robust,” Freer said, according to TechCrunch. “DirecTV Now announced their number in the third quarter and we grew 10...