Randy Freer is Chief Executive Officer of Hulu, the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Under Freer’s leadership, Hulu has increased its customer base to more than 28 million customers, surpassed $1.5 billion in advertising revenue and is now the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in the U.S. Home to breakthrough original programming including Emmy Award-winning The Handmaid’s Tale, Oscar-nominated film Minding the Gap, Catch-22, The Act, Shrill and Castle Rock and upcoming series Little Fires Everywhere, The Dropout and Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Hulu has become a first stop for the world’s most sought-after programming and creators.
Before joining Hulu, Freer served as President and COO of Fox Networks Group where he oversaw revenue, distribution, operations, business development and strategy for all aspects of the Fox Television Group, FX, FOX Sports and National Geographic Partners. Additionally, he was responsible for rights acquisitions and team and league relationships on behalf of FOX Sports.
Prior to that, Freer served as Co-President and COO, FOX Sports Media Group, where he focused on growing and enhancing FOX Sports’ prestigious portfolio of league, conference, and team media rights. In recent years, he oversaw the negotiations that led to long-term agreements with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, and the USGA, as well as with the Pac-12, Big 12, and Big East Conferences. He also played a significant role in Fox’s landmark acquisitions of the World Cup and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
A longtime media business executive, Freer was also at the forefront of the Fox Networks Group’s acquisition of true[X], an engagement and on-demand marketing company which serves as a key component of the company’s non-linear advertising products and services.