Hulu reportedly eyes Fox TV exec for CEO

Mike Hopkins, president of distribution for Fox Networks Group, could be taking on the top role at the video-streaming company.

Hulu acting CEO Andy Forssell attends the Hulu 2013 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Hulu might soon have a new, permanent CEO.

The streaming-video company is currently in talks with Fox Networks Group president of distribution Mike Hopkins to be its next chief executive, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of Hulu's plans.

Hulu, which is owned by Fox, Walt Disney Co., and Comcast, has been searching for a new chief executive since earlier this year when former CEO Jason Kilar announced his resignation . Andy Forssell has been filling in for Hulu as its interim CEO until a replacement is named.

Hulu declined CNET's request for comment.

Bloomberg reported the news earlier Thursday.

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