San Antonio a Finalist for Streaming Service Hulu's Expansion

San Antonio is a finalist to house an expansion of the video streaming service Hulu, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Mayor Taylor, along with County Judge Nelson Wolff and other economic development officials, made an unannounced trip to Hulu's headquarters in Los Angeles th is week, to urge the company to locate its planned new office in the Alamo City.

"We are always actively pursuing companies throughout the U.S. and the world," Taylor said.  "In this case, we made a pitch to Hulu to expand to San Antonio and bring with it hundreds of good paying, high tech jobs."

Hulu would be a huge feather in San Antonio's tech cap.  Owned by TV giants Disney, Fox, and Comcast, Hulu is a key player in the rapidly expanding industry of providing steaming video content.  Through its partners, Hulu offers movies and TV shows on line to customers worldwide, and, like competitors Amazon Prime and Netflix, Hulu has begun branching out to original productions, which would also boost the local creative industry.  Among its original productions include 'The Mindy Project' and 'Broad City.'

Adding Hulu to San Antonio's tech portfolio would also give the city an instantly recognizable tech presence, for people who may not have heard of Rackspace.

City officials say up to 300 jobs could come to San Antonio this eyar, and up to 500 in following years.

Taylor said San Antonio is one of two cities in the running for the Hulu expansion.

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