Google Back in Hulu Hunt

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Stories around the sale of Hulu.com are almost as course-reversing and speculative as iPhone rumors -- so here's another round.

Google might be back in play as a buyer for the major video-content supplier, owned in large part by Disney.

Sources tell Silicon Alley Insider Hulu's owner might consider an "equity transfer" if not a straight sale to the search giant. This despite a press release from Hulu late last week stating they had decided to "terminate the Hulu sale process."

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Amazon and DISH Network are also reported to be in the mix, with bids approaching $2 billion. Google's bid is closer, apparently, to $4 billion.

SAI also reports:

Hulu's parent companies told suitors that they would sell the site, its subscription service the rights to exclusive content for two years. But Google wants more content for a longer period of time, and perhaps other concessions as well.

That extra $2 billion in the selling price might help facilitate that.

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