October 3, 2013
Jason Kilar, the founding CEO of Hulu and former senior vice president at Amazon, and Richard Tom, the former CTO of Hulu, are working on something new. The Fremont Project is being described as a “new consumer-focused venture,” according to a new website located at thefremontproject.com. Given the background of its founders, it would make sense that The Fremont Project will focus on providing consumers with video and entertainment. TechCrunch has heard the project is connected to “the living room” in some way. Beyond this, little is known. For now, while remaining mum on its purpose, The Fremont Project is “seeking innovators that pursue better ways in all that they do.” Positions in software development and design are currently available for the San Francisco, Calif.-based startup. On Twitter, Kilar explains that they are looking for “a special kind of innovator.”
This tweet will be very relevant to a special kind of innovator. (We're hiring) http://t.co/g8Y59biYF7 — Jason Kilar (@jasonkilar) October 2, 2013Hulu is a joint venture of NBCUniversal Television Group, Fox Broadcasting Company, and The Walt Disney Company. Kilar served as CEO from June 2007 until March of this year. Tom left the company at the same time. The premium Hulu Plus streaming video service is available on iOS and Apple TV. We'll continue to follow this story. In the meantime, do you have any thoughts on what The Fremont Project is all about? See also: Hulu Plus App For iOS Updated With Support For Google Chromecast On iPad, and The Horror, The Horror: Auto-Playing Videos To Appear In Facebook's Mobile Apps.