The industry digested the news Fri that veteran Fox exec Mike Hopkins is set to be named as the new CEO of online streaming service Hulu. The Fox Nets distribution pres may not have been at the top of everyone’s mind for the post, but it makes a lot of sense. Here’s why.

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