Back in May, PBS and Hulu announced a deal that would bring PBS local stations and PBS Kids to Hulu. Earlier this fall Hulu started to add PBS stations, and this weekend, a flood of them are going live. We are getting reports from multiple readers of new PBS and The CW stations now live on Hulu + live TV.
The PBS Stations added last month on Hulu + Live TV include PBS Arizona, PBS Montana, PBS Wisconsin, Smoky Hills PBS, PBS Wyoming, Southern Oregon PBS, PBS West Tennessee, and more. (If your PBS has been added to Hulu + Live TV please let us know.)
New PBS stations, including WOUB in Ohio, went live this week. Also The CW 26 in Chicago WCIU-TV went live on Hulu this week Cord Cutters News has confirmed. There are also other unconfirmed reports of PBS and The CW affiliates going live on Hulu this week.
“We are thrilled that one of the largest live TV streaming services is now home to quality local programming from PBS Member Stations,” said PBS Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, Ira Rubenstein. “As more and more households look to digital streaming offerings, this announcement is part of our commitment to meet audiences where they are with the PBS programming they know and love. PBS will continue to make trusted content available to all households across as many platforms as possible. We thank Hulu + Live TV for working with us to provide our viewers with more ways to watch programs through their local PBS station.”
“As one of the largest live TV streaming services in the U.S., we are committed to providing a best-in-class user experience and a premium national and local channel line-up for our millions of subscribers” said Reagan Feeney, SVP, Live TV Content Programming and Partnerships for Hulu. “PBS and PBS KIDS are among the most frequently requested channels by our subscribers, and we’re thrilled to add them to our core line-up that now includes more than 90 live channels.”
PBS says that local PBS affiliates will continue to be added to Hulu + Live TV in the months to come. There have been no exact dates announced for when each channel will go live.
Cord Cutters News has reached out to PBS and Hulu for a full list of channels that are now live. We will post updates as we learn more.