At least two pay TV operators, including cable giant Time Warner Cable Inc., are weighing an investment in Hulu as the online video site considers a range of strategic options, according to people familiar with the matter.
Online video outlets are pulling out all the stops to draw more advertising dollars, investing heavily in star-laden new series and, last week, staging glitzy presentations for marketers. But advertisers still aren’t happy.
Online-video website Dailymotion was on track to be the first major acquisition for Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer, after her company had signed a provisional deal to buy control from owner France Télécom SA. Then Ms. Mayer’s No. 2 executive met with French Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg.
Yahoo Inc. is in talks to buy a controlling stake in France Telecom SA’s online-video site Dailymotion, according to people familiar with the talks, in what would be Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer’s first major acquisition since taking over the Internet pioneer last year.