Hulu CEO Jason Kilar Threatened To Quit After Fighting With Owners Over The Price Of Hulu Plus

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Hulu CEO Jason Kilar threatened to quit last fall when the corporate parents of the site tried to charge $10 per month for the subscriber version of Hulu, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Kilar only wanted to charge $4.99 per month, but execs from Disney, NBC, and FOX wanted to charge $9.99.

Kilar was worried that Netflix, which offered a greater selection of movies and shows through DVD, plus a big streaming package at the same price, was becoming too popular too quickly. 

The execs and Hulu eventually compromised, and decided to only charge $7.99, which is the price that Netflix is now charging for its streaming only option.

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