Hulu, the video streaming service controlled by Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox. is close to naming Fox executive Mike Hopkins as its CEO, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
The appointment is expected to be announced shortly, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. Mr. Hopkins, president of distribution for Fox Networks, would succeed Andy Forssell, acting CEO at Hulu.
With Mr. Hopkins, Hulu would gain an executive experienced in negotiating with pay-TV services. The company wants to become an online partner to the industry, giving cable subscribers mobile and online access to programs, and is developing its own shows.