Paid subscribers in the U.S. (as last reported in May 2022)
TV episodes and movies
Offices across the U.S. 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 and most comprehensive all-in-one premium streaming service that offers an expansive slate of live and on-demand entertainment, both in and outside the home, through a wide array of subscription options that give consumers ultimate control over their viewing experience. As part of Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment, Hulu is the only on-demand offering that provides access to shows from every major U.S. broadcast network, libraries of hit TV series and films – including licensed content available exclusively on Hulu – and award-winning Hulu Originals, both with and without commercials. With Hulu + Live TV, subscribers receive a unique combination of access to 80+ live news, entertainment and sports TV channels from 20th Television, The Walt Disney Company, ABC, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Discovery Networks, as well as Disney+ and ESPN+ included as part of the base plan. Visit hulu.com to subscribe or learn more about the service.