Hulu CEO leaves to head up Sony TV

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins is stepping down from his position to head up Sony’s TV efforts, according to Recode’s Peter Kafka.

Randy Freer, an executive at Fox, will replace him, according to the report.

After a huge year for the streaming service, with Emmy wins for Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and landing the streaming rights to shows including “30 Rock” and “Will & Grace,” Hopkins will join Sony, reporting in to Sony Picture Entertainment chief Tony Vinciquerram, according to Recode.

Hopkins took over Hulu in 2013, and helped transform the streaming service from last night’s television to a serious contender at the Emmys for its original shows.

Hopkins’ replacement, Randy Freer, was the president and COO of Fox television. Hulu is owned by Fox, Disney and Comcast.

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