Randy Freer
Austin Hargrave/Hulu
United States
2019

Randy
Freer

CEO

After forging a career in traditional TV, in November 2017 Freer took over the wheel at Hulu. On his watch, the streamer’s subscriber base jumped to 28 million (as of May 2019), with aggressive marketing and investments in originals such as award-winning series, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Disney now has big expectations for the company, as it gained control through the acquisition of 21st Century Fox businesses and by inking a long-term agreement with Comcast. Before exiting the company in early 2020, Freer worked to maintain growth at Hulu, positioned as home to Disney’s adult-themed programming (alongside Disney Plus, which launched in November) with a live-TV option for cord cutters. Before joining Hulu, Freer was president and COO at Fox Networks Group and Fox Sports Media Group.

Career

  • Active Entertainment
  • Turner (DEFUNCT)

Education

  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (ME, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Digital Entertainment Impact/Digital Execs
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Hulu CEO Randy Freer to Step Down

Hulu CEO Randy Freer to Step Down

Hulu CEO Randy Freer is set to depart as the head of the streaming service.The move comes as Disney, which now controls all of Hulu after acquiring 21st Century Fox and buying out Comcast, looks to more closely integrate the streamer with its Direct-to-Consumer & International division under Kevin Mayer. As part of this reorganization, Hulu executives across key business operations will now report directly into DTCI business leads.“I am grateful for my time at Hulu, and the opportunity to...

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