Staying Connected with Consumers in Today’s Climate

It’s no surprise that people are leveraging technology in new ways during the current state of physical distancing. They are working remotely, connecting with friends over virtual happy hours, streaming more video content across all devices, and replacing traditional brick-and-mortar shopping trips with online alternatives. We’re all going through challenges as we adjust to this […]

Get Creative with your Creative on Hulu

With thousands of brands advertising on Hulu, we know that there is no one-size-fits-all creative strategy when building a standard video commercial. With this in mind, we set out to better understand what really makes a brand stand out amongst the coveted Generation Stream viewers. Hulu partnered with Kantar to develop creative best practices for […]

Streaming TV in the Age of Physical Distancing

People are watching more TV. It’s a well known fact by now that sweeping physical distancing orders have impacted consumer media behavior. With more time at home, individuals and families are turning to their televisions and devices to stay connected, to pass the time, to get critical information and for a much-needed emotional escape. According […]

Hulu Grooms Its Tech Stack To Support AdvancedTV

Hulu is moving into phase two of its advanced TV strategy almost two years after launching its private exchange. But the market has changed since then, and Hulu has evolved its own ad technology stack in lockstep. For starters, Facebook shuttered the LiveRail supply-side platform (SSP) and ad server last year, so Hulu migrated to Tremor’s video SSP. Rather than entering a drawn-out RFP […]

‘Tis The Season…For Seinfeld

‘Tis The Season…For Seinfeld By Peter Naylor Seinfeld:  it’s a show about nothing. But for a show about nothing there’s something about Jerry, George, Elaine, Kramer – and of course Newman – that have veteran and newcomer fans alike tuning in almost twenty years after the show’s finale. That’s right, you, you and yada yada yada. […]

Television Is The New, New Media

As a salesman, I get the pleasure of having conversations with marketers on a daily basis. And, as marketers should, you’re asking many questions to ensure your campaigns are getting the best results and your brands are reaching the right audiences. Every day, we are asked questions like “What is Hulu’s median age?” (it’s 33), […]

Hulu Goes All Out for CES 2015

This year Hulu was visible to key clients, partners and vendors through an inaugural sponsorship of the C-Space, a central headquarters at CES at the ARIA Hotel. This space is specifically curated for the marketing, advertising, content and creative communities, and served as the show’s networking hub. What better place for Hulu to be than among […]

Hulu and comScore Announced their First Set of Cross-Platform Learnings

Marketers need to be prepared to offer an array of options that cater to multiple platforms as well as creative solutions for integrating their content into more online videos. In a single month, Hulu reaches an additional 7 million viewers when all platforms and co-viewership are measured. As device proliferation continues take shape, it is […]

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  • No symbols such as registered marks, copyrights, etc.
  • If symbols are required, they will be presented in standard text such as" Brand (TM)".

Stress mark should be marked with [capitals] to indicate the primary stressed syllable, as in: news・pa・per [NOOZ-pey-per] in・for・ma・tion [in-fer-MEY-shuhn]

On living room, mobile, and tablet devices, the color gradient overlay is dynamic and will change based on the cover story art. It is not something we can control on our end.

If the tagline/date messaging doesn’t fit within the 11 syllables max, it can be included as text.

On living room, mobile, and tablet devices, the color gradient overlay is dynamic and will change based on the cover story art. It is not something we can control on our end.

Q: When is letterboxing allowed and not allowed?

A: When the native aspect ratio is 1.78:1 or 1.33:1 throughout the entire program, there should not be any letterboxing (black bars on top and bottom), nor should there be any pillarboxing (black bars on either side). We should should see an active picture take up the full frame. If the aspect ratio is wider than 1.78:1, such as 2.35:1, matting on the top and bottom is permissible. Additionally, if there is a creative choice to add matting or if there is a mix of native aspect ratios, this is usually waived, but please reach out to your Hulu representative to confirm.

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Q: Should the bitrate be constant if delivering ProRes codec?
A: No, since ProRes codec is built to be variable, this is waived.

Q: Can you accept bitrate higher than 30 Mbps?
A: Yes, we can accept bitrate beyond the recommended range for H.264 and ProRes. In the case of ProRes, bitrate will often exceed 30 Mbps due to its variable setting.

Q: What does native frame rate mean?

A: Native frame rate refers to the frame rate the source footage was shot. Whenever possible, we require all videos to be delivered in their native frame rate. This means that no frame rate conversion should be performed, which includes adding 3:2 pulldown for broadcast.

Q: Why do you ask for progressive?

A: The Hulu player, unlike traditional broadcast, does not play back interlace scan, so we require that all videos be delivered with their scan type set to progressive. If your video is natively interlaced, you must de-interlace it to progressive and you must employ a de-interlace filter that does not result in blending or ghosting artifacts. We recommend an auto-adaptive de-interlace if available.

Q: Why do you prefer PCM codec?

A: PCM codec is lossless audio quality, so whenever possible, please deliver PCM audio.

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