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Hulu, the California-based online video streaming service, could be setting up shop in San Antonio soon. After attending a meeting in Los Angeles, Mayor Ivy Taylor confirmed Wednesday that the streaming giant is weighing the options between San Antonio and another city as the next home for its expanded offices.
“We are always actively pursuing companies throughout the U.S. and the world,” Taylor stated in a press release. “In this case, we made a pitch for Hulu to expand to San Antonio and bring with it hundreds of good-paying, high tech jobs.”
Next to Netflix, Hulu is one of the most sought after video-on-demand subscription services in the United States. The company, based in Santa Monica, Calif., was founded in 2008 and today boasts more than 12 million subscribers, 400 content partners, and 2,000 advertisers.
According to its website, Hulu is the only subscription streaming service that offers current-season content from the largest U.S. broadcast networks. As of 2011, Hulu began adding original series to its streaming options.
“The Hulu deal could translate into 300 jobs in 2017 and up to 500 in the years to follow,” Mayor Taylor’s press release stated.
Hulu has 850 employees, according to a 2015 Variety story.
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation President and CEO Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, and tech industry leaders including David Heard of TechBloc accompanied the Mayor on the trip to Los Angeles on Tuesday.