No matter how challenging, if given the choice, Jason Kilar, founder of Hulu and current CEO of WarnerMedia, says he would willingly disrupt the way television and film was distributed, all over again.

Listen to Kilar's account of building a business during the burgeoning days of the internet, the early, tumultuous times at Hulu, his predictions about where media and entertainment are heading — and a missed opportunity he wishes he had captured.

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  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donates $10 million to COVID-19 fund launched by Sean Penn
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Bring on the bird puns! On Wednesday, Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal's streaming service, Peacock, takes flight. Initially available to a subset of Comcast cable and broadband subscribers, Peacock will reportedly spread its wings across Comcast's footprint by the end of April before expanding on July 15 to other cable company customers and web and streaming platforms.

The new service will hatch with up to 15,000 hours' worth of content. Peacock's library will include a flock of NBC favorites like Parks & Recreation, 30 Rock and Law & Order: SVU; movies from Universal Pictures and Dreamworks Animation such as Jurassic Park, E.T. and Shrek; and news segments, talk shows, original series and content from Telemundo. Peacock will also offer a selection of live sports (once those migrate back), and in 2021 will have exclusive rights to The Office.

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