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Andrew Wallenstein of Variety set tongues wagging in OTT video land with his story posted Sunday night based on an internal memo leaked from Hulu concerning the fate of the five-year old web TV service and its CEO, Jason Kilar. The top bullet point in the memo, according to Variety is:¬†Outline transition plan for new CEO. Discuss potential candidates and process. It’s not clear from the rest of the memo whether that’s a done deal or not. In fact, Variety cites sources saying no decisions have been reached, either by Kilar or by Hulu’s principal owners, Disney and News Corp. Whether Kilar stays or not, however, big changes could be in the works for Hulu, including the loss of exclusivity on current-season content from ABC and Fox, and the loss of super-distribution rights that allowed Hulu to sub-license ABC and Fox content to third-party distributors like Yahoo and AOL. GigaOM’s Janko Roettgers wonders how news-worthy the memo really is, however, noting cheekily, “Big surprise: Hulu’s owners can’t agree on its future.”