Paid subscribers in the U.S. (as last reported in Feb. 2020)
Episodes on Hulu
Offices across US and Beijing
Hulu is founded
Established as a joint venture between News Corporation and NBC Universal, and later Providence Equity Partners and The Walt Disney Company.
Hulu.com launches and brings television to consumers in a free ad-supported environment
Hulu’s first Super Bowl ad airs
In the iconic commercial, Alec Baldwin talks about Hulu’s TV offerings as “an evil plot to destroy the world.”
Hulu launches subscription service, Hulu Plus
The subscription service gave consumers access to full series of some of their favorite shows, and marked the first time the service was available on many platforms.
A Day in the Life
Hulu is the first streaming service to launch original content with its first first original, A Day in the Life.
Hulu hits 1 million subscribers
Showtime becomes the first premium network add-on offered on Hulu.
Today, Hulu offers HBO®, Showtime®, Cinemax®, and STARZ® add-ons.
Hulu gives subscribers more choice and launches a commercial-free plan
Hulu hits 12 million subscribers
Hulu goes live with Live TV
The introduction of Live TV makes Hulu the only streaming service to offer customers live channels plus an on demand library, all in one place.
Hulu becomes the first streaming service to take home the “Outstanding Drama Series” Emmy® Award with The Handmaid’s Tale
Hulu celebrates 10 years
March 10th marks 10 years since Hulu’s public launch.
The Walt Disney Company assumes full operational control of Hulu
Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Launched in 2008, Hulu is the only service that gives viewers instant access to current shows from every major U.S. broadcast network; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals like Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale and The Act, Golden Globe Award-winning series Ramy, Emmy Award-nominated series including The Looming Tower, Catch-22, Castle Rock, and Pen15 alongside hit series Marvel’s Runaways, Dollface, Shrill and Oscar® and Emmy-nominated documentary film Minding the Gap. The service also streams live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Discovery Networks – available all in one place. Upcoming Hulu Originals include Little Fires Everywhere from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington and The Dropout based on the ABC News investigative podcast and starring Kate McKinnon.
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