NAB 2008: Hulu Guru Jason Kilar to Take NAB Stage
CEO of NBC Universal-News Corp. Online-Video Joint Venture to Speak at National Association of Broadcasters’ Show
By Glen Dickson -- Broadcasting & Cable, 2/21/2008 1:32:00 PM
The head of Hulu, the online-video joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corp., will deliver a keynote address at the National Association of Broadcasters’ show in Las Vegas in April to discuss new delivery platforms for broadcasters' content.
Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, an Amazon.com veteran who was tapped last year to head the NBCU/News Corp. Web venture, will speak in Las Vegas Wednesday, April 16.
He joins a list of featured speakers at the confab that includes Lost executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, CSI creator Anthony Zuiker, Pushing Daisies director and executive producer Barry Sonnenfeld, Six Flags president and CEO Mark Shapiro and best-selling author Alvin Toffler.
Kilar joined Hulu -- which provides free streaming video of TV shows, movies and clips both through its own site and through an embeddable video player -- after serving as Amazon.com's senior vice president of worldwide application software, reporting directly to Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos.
During his career at Amazon.com, Kilar served as VP and general manager of its North American media businesses, leading the company's entry into the video and DVD markets. Kilar began his career with Disney, where he worked for Disney Design & Development.
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