HULU ANNOUNCES NEW AFFILIATE AGREEMENT WITH A+E NETWORKS FOR UPCOMING LIVE TV STREAMING SERVICE
March 10, 2017
New Deal to Add Popular Cable Networks Including A&E®, HISTORY®, Lifetime®, LMN®, FYITM and VICELANDTM to Robust Package of Top Sports, Entertainment and News Networks that will be
Available to Stream Live and On-Demand for Under $40
SANTA MONICA, CA (March 10, 2017) Hulu and A+E Networks today announced a new affiliate agreement that will bring all six original brands from the A+E Networks Family to Hulu’s new live TV streaming service. The deal adds live and on-demand streaming access to popular cable networks A&E®, HISTORY®, Lifetime®, LMN®, FYITM and VICELANDSM to Hulu’s core package of more than 40 live channels, set to launch this spring.
As a premiere destination for compelling and truthful storytelling through documentaries, reality and competition series, scripted programming and movies, the A+E Networks suite of channels brings instant access to popular series including HISTORY’s SIX and The Curse of Oak Island; A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Live PD and Born This Way; Lifetime’s Project Runway and UnReal;
FYI’s Married at First Sight and Tiny House Nation; and VICELAND’s Gaycation and Weediquette, as well as dozens of Lifetime Original Movies and new documentaries from HISTORY and VICELAND to Hulu’s new live TV streaming service.
A+E Networks joins a growing list of popular channels from CBS Corporation, 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company and Turner Networks that will be offered at launch.
“As we begin to finalize our new live TV service, we’re pulling together the most valuable, well-rounded package of channels available for under $40,” said Mike Hopkins, CEO of Hulu. “We know the A+E Networks brand of award-winning storytelling is important to our viewers, and we’re very excited to add their networks to the core service we launch this Spring.”
“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Hulu to offer our A+E Networks’ portfolio of brands on their live TV streaming service at launch,” said Nancy Dubuc, President and Chief Executive Officer, A+E Networks. “Having our top six networks available on their core package speaks to the power of our entertainment portfolio in reaching men, women, adults and millennials.”
The deal follows Hulu’s recently announced agreements with CBS Corporation, 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company, which encompasses more than 40 top networks, including broadcast networks CBS, FOX and ABC; Fox Sports networks such as the Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 and BTN; ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN-SEC and ESPN 3; Fox Regional Sports Networks across dozens of key national markets; Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior; Fox News and Fox Business; Freeform; FX, FXX and FXM; and National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild.
Hulu also previously announced an affiliate agreement with Time Warner Inc. for live and on-demand streaming of Turner’s suite of popular entertainment, sports, news and kids’ networks including TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies.
As a complement to the company’s current ad-supported and ad-free subscription video on demand products, Hulu’s new service will offer subscribers the most valuable, premium live TV offering on the market in a groundbreaking, new user experience for under $40 per month. With no set-up costs or installation, it will feature an easy-to-use, intuitive and personalized interface, that brings together live and on-demand news, entertainment and sports, all in one place, across hundreds of living room and mobile devices.
Hulu is a premium streaming television destination that offers hundreds of thousands of hours of the best of current season programming, premium original content, films and full seasons of hit series to subscribers with limited commercials for $7.99 per month and commercial free for $11.99 per month. Hulu is the only subscription streaming service that offers current season content from the largest U.S. broadcast networks, as well as acclaimed Hulu Originals including The Mindy Project, The Path, 11.22.63, Difficult People, the Golden Globe® nominated comedy series Casual, and the upcoming The Handmaid’s Tale, Future Man and The Looming Tower. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has been at the forefront of entertainment and technology and continues to redefine TV by connecting viewers with the stories they love.
About A+E Networks:
A+E Networks®, LLC. is an award-winning, global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from linear channels to websites, gaming, watch apps and educational software as well as SVOD products, including first-to-market Apps such as HISTORY Vault and Lifetime Movie Club. A+E Networks is comprised of A&E®, Lifetime®, History®, LMN®, FYI™, VICELAND, H2™, A+E Studios™, History en Español™, Crime + Investigation™, Military History™, Lifetime Real Women®, A&E IndieFilms®, A+E Networks International®, A+E Networks Digital®, 45th & Dean™ and A+E Networks Consumer Products™. A+E Networks channels and branded programming reach more than 335 million households in over 200 territories and 41 languages. A+E Networks, LLC. is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst. Follow us on Twitter attwitter.com/aenetworks and Facebook at facebook.com/AENetworks/.
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