Randy Freer

Years in Industry: 30

Education: St. Joseph’s College

The debate between live vs. on-demand viewing rages on, and under Freer’s watch Hulu—now majority controlled by Disney—is straddling the line to great success. The streaming service continues on a fast track, hitting 28 million US subscribers in 2018, up from 20 million the prior year, with a median viewer age of 31. Entertainment content-wise, Hulu continues rapidly expanding original programming, including hit Aidy Bryant starrer “Shrill,” released binge-style, and just launched “Catch-22,” which serve as buzzy complements to its library content. The service’s live-streaming option, which can be bundled into a subscription, remains a strong draw for sports and news.

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