It looks like Hulu and CNN have are expanding their partnership to include more CNN original productions.
According to a report from Variety, the new deal will give Hulu access to more CNN original series and the first deal for CNN Films. The deal will bring six series and two films to Hulu from CNN. The films include CNN original production “The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House” and Goldfish Pictures “9/11 Fifteen Years Later.”
“This is a broad partnership, which I think will bring a lot of new viewers and fans to the content we’ve been putting out there.” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president for talent and content development at CNN Worldwide, in an interview. The deal “does monetize the content and also extends the lifetimes of these series, which we feel are very, very high quality non-fiction series, and they can live on in multi-platform venues. It’s creatively satisfying to keep them out in front of people and keeping the conversation about them going.”
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with a trusted brand like CNN,” said Lisa Holme, Hulu’s head of content acquisition, in a prepared statement. “Their powerful story-telling is best in class and we are very happy to offer even more of their programming to Hulu viewers.”
No date has been announced as to when these new originals will appear on Hulu.
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