Yahoo said to kick the tires on Hulu

Add Yahoo to the list of potential Hulu suitors. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer met recently with Hulu to discuss a possible acquisition of the online video site, the Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD reported this week.

It's not clear when these talks were held. Other reported potential bidders include former News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA) President Peter Chernin, who was said to have offered about $500 million, and a division of Guggenheim Partners, a bank that has also been reported to be advising Hulu on its sale process.

This week, sources told AllThingsD that Yahoo is involved in the process but has not yet made an offer. Yahoo's reported interest in Hulu follows its failed attempt to buy control of France Telecom's DailyMotion online video site. The bid--said to have been about $300 million for a 75 percent stake in the company--was blocked by French regulators.

For more:
AllThingsD had this story
- Reuters had this story
CNET had this story

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