Today Hulu and NBCUniversal announced that they have reached a new distribution agreement that will bring NBC and Telemundo Owned Television Stations to Hulu’s new live TV streaming service. This deal also includes a long list of NBCUniversal owned cable networks that will be coming to Hulus upcoming new live TV streaming service when it launches this Spring. The deal will provide live and on-demand streaming access to networks including NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC, NBCSN and more, bringing the total number of channels in Hulus live TV service to more than 50. The agreement also includes a framework for licensing the NBC and Telemundo broadcast affiliates for carriage on Hulus new service.
NBC Universal is home to many of todays leading sports, news, entertainment and lifestyle networks brands that not only draw large audiences but also drive pop culture, said Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins. With this agreement in place, Hulu will soon provide an affordable, complete live TV package that includes all four major broadcast networks, the top-rated cable news channels, a massive sports offering and our deep existing premium streaming library for under $40.
Were pleased to partner with Hulu to make NBCUniversals leading portfolio of entertainment, news and sports networks available on this new service, stated Matt Bond, Chairman NBCUniversal Content Distribution. Growing our audiences is an important priority and this partnership will help bring our networks to new customers.
The addition of NBCUniversals portfolio of networks adds to a growing list of more than 50 popular channels that will all be offered through Hulus new live TV service at launch. Recently Hulus also announced an agreement with A+E Networks, as well as its agreements with 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Turner Networks, and CBS Corporation.
Again in the pres release Hulu reinforced the idea that the srevice will cost under $40 a month and inlcude the companys current ad-supported and ad-free subscription video on demand product. Hulu will bring together live and on demand channels, original series and films, and premium library TV shows and movies, all in one place, across living room and mobile devices.
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