NEW YORK — The owners of the online streaming service Hulu are preparing to appoint Mike Hopkins, a veteran of Fox Networks, to be the next chief executive.
Hopkins would succeed Andy Forssell, who has been the acting head of Hulu since the service’s founding chief executive, Jason Kilar, left at the beginning of the year. Before Forssell stepped into the top job, he drove Hulu’s original programming strategy by commissioning shows like “Battleground” and “The Awesomes.”
Hopkins, on the other hand, is a distribution executive with 15 years of experience negotiating carriage deals for FX and other cable channels owned by 21st Century Fox. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.