Peter Chernin on Hollywood, Asia Growth and Not Yahoo: The Full AsiaD Interview (Video)

Here’s an entertainment exec who loves the Internet. Don’t all stare at once.


The Chernin Group and Chernin Entertainment

Peter Chernin is one of Hollywood’s top players and execs. The former senior News Corp. exec is now a movie producer — his first effort “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is a big hit. But he’s also been increasingly active in media investing in Asia of late and has a lot to say about the global nature of entertainment in the digital age.

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Chernin Group Confirms Crunchyroll Investment

Peter Chernin’s investment company has announced its investment in Crunchyroll, the online anime subscription service. The Chernin Group now owns a majority stake in the company, via a deal that values the startup at something close to $100 million. AllThingsD reported on the deal in October.

Chernin Group Buying Majority Stake in Crunchyroll, the Anime Subscription Site

Yes, people will pay for Web video. Peter Chernin buys a company that sells video people pay for.

Twitter to Wait Until After IPO to Name Woman — Likely With International Cred — to Board

The number of women with international experience is long, but if I were to bet whom Twitter is considering for its top picks, I would name only two: Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright.

Carrot Flop: Twitter CEO Costolo Finds Lack of Woman on Board Is No Joking Matter

Two men fight over women, of course.

Will Twitter Add a Woman Director Before the IPO?

Hillary Clinton will be busy running for President, but can the social communications site find at least one female board member?

Hulu’s Final Bidders: DirecTV, AT&T + Chernin, Time Warner Cable

Last week Guggenheim offered a billion dollars for the video site. Today it is out.

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Time Warner Cable’s Bid for Hulu Is to Be Fourth Owner

According to numerous sources close to the situation, Time Warner Cable’s bid for Hulu is to be the fourth owner of the premium video service. The other bidders for the service — which has noisily been put on the block by its big media company owners, 21st Century Fox (formerly News Corp.), Comcast and Disney — include: AT&T in a joint bid with former News Corp. COO Peter Chernin; Guggenheim Partners; and DirecTV. Sources said that TWC would be a solution if there is a desire to hold onto the property, with other bids hovering in the $1 billion range.


A Reality TV Show, Minus the TV

The Chernin Group is taking its first step into distributing its own programming with “Summer Break,” a reality show of sorts that will exist exclusively on social-media sites like Twitter and Tumblr.

AT&T Discusses Entering Into a Joint Bid for Hulu With Chernin Group

The telecom giant might be bellying up to the premium video service bar.

Yahoo’s Bid for Hulu in $600M to $800M Range — Even as It Preps Other Big Deals in Mobile and Communications

Get ready for a very noisy game of musical chairs over the premium video site. Meanwhile, Mayer is still shopping for deals.

Peter Chernin Wants Hulu, Too