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Jason Kilar’s Audacious Plan: One Upping YouTube With His Mobile Video Platform, Vessel

Kilar’s company Vessel has raised $134 million to build a platform where subscribers pay for access to videos from YouTube stars and established brands.

Jason Kilar


In a cavernous main stage room in a southern California convention hall, Jason Kilar is explaining how he’s going to make content creators money. About two and a half years ago, Kilar was the CEO of Hulu before relations with television networks reached breaking point. Today, instead of working with ABC and Fox, he’s working with YouTube’s rising stars—and tapping into a subculture, made up mostly of people in their teens and twenties, that’s poised to change the entertainment industry.

Kilar’s company, Vessel, is a subscription online video platform. For $2.95 a month, viewers can watch videos from Internet celebrities such as Ingrid Nilsen, Epic Meal Time, and Shane Dawson before they appear on YouTube…

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Fast Company by Neal Ungerleider 


Jason Kilar

Jason Kilar

New startup Vessel is looking to carve a niche for itself in online videoas

activity picks up in the promising field, Chief Executive Jason Kilar said

in an interview with the Guardian. “We want to make media More…


A recently-established startup, Vessel, is pushing to revolutionize

theonline video industry. Vessel, which opened to beta testers last week,

will charge subscribers $3 a month for three days of exclusive More…


Ex CEO and founder of Hulu Jason Kilar plans to give YouTube  run for its

money with a new service called Vessel, which may be launched in a month,

as reported by Advertising Age. Kilar plans tosign artists and More…

Jason Kilar

The founding CEO pf Hulu Jason Kilar’s new company Vessel might

be ready for launch as early as the end of the month, according to a

report in Advertising Age. The San Francisco-based company which is

building More…

Jason Kilar

Jason Kilar, the former Hulu chief, is currently in the business of pursuing

talented, online video producers, and trying to get them to give him their

content with better terms than they can get from YouTube. According More…


– Kilar founded Vessel late last year  and has been operating in “stealth”

mode ever since. –   Jason Kilar, rated in the internet media industry as

one of its rising stars  has announced the successful More…



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