The Walt Disney Company (DIS), Comcast Corporation (CMCSA): As the Stocks Turn, Hulu Tries Soap Operas

CBS is probably the least likely to take advantage of the opportunity, since rivals ABC and NBC are two-thirds owners of Hulu. As the most-watched network in 2012, CBS reported record-high earnings of $414 million for the final quarter of 2012. But with Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) subscribers watching four billion hours of Netflix content in the first quarter of this year, mainstream networks may be prompted to find a way to capture some of those online viewers.

Whether or not viewers flock to Hulu’s soap operas remain to be seen, but even if these shows draw people to Hulu, will it translate into earnings? Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) will certainly be watching, and you can expect CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) to be paying attention as well.

The article As the Stocks Turn: Hulu Tries Soap Operas originally appeared on and is written by Stephanie Faris.

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