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Hulu's owners pull a Lucy and yank the football from suitors again
Hulu's owners pull a Lucy and yank the football from suitors again

Like Lucy yanking the football away from Charlie Brown just when he's about to kick it, the owners of Hulu have once again pulled the plug on selling the popular online site. Those lying flat on their back include satellite broadcaster DirecTV, cable operator Time Warner Cable and the Chernin Group, which was partnering with AT&T on a bid. This is the second time in less than two years that Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox have gone through an elaborate auction process to sell the site only to get cold feet. Hulu's third owner -- Comcast's NBCUniversal -- is a silent partner in the site. That was one of the conditions the government put on Comcast in return for...

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