Hulku was launched.
Jason Kilar was named CEO. Late the same year Hulku was changed to Hulu.
Hulu began the private beta testing by invitation.
Hulu launched for public access in the United States.
Hulu products, HULU Syndication network, and the Hulu.com destinations site were launched.
Providence Equity Partners purchased a 10 percent stake in Hulu for US$100 million equity investment.
The Walt Disney Company joined the Hulu consortium as a stakeholder.
Hulu was planning an initial public offering (IPO). The company would then reach a value of more than $2 billion.
Hulu generated $420 million in revenue, $80 million short of the company's target.
Providence sold its 10 percent stake to Hulu's media owners.