Paid subscribers in the U.S. (as last reported in Feb. 2021)
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 premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. As part of Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment, 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, Emmy® Award nominated and Peabody-winning series Ramy; and Emmy® Award nominated series Pen15 alongside hit series Little Fires Everywhere from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, Normal People, The Great, Hillary, Solar Opposites and Oscar® and Emmy® nominated documentary film Minding the Gap, Golden Globe-Award winning and Oscar® nominated THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY, and critically acclaimed Hulu Original films PALM SPRINGS, RUN and HAPPIEST SEASON. 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 Original releases include true-crime inspired comedy Only Murders in the Building starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez and the book to screen adaptation of Nine Perfect Strangers starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.
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