Hulu scores more major TV network deals. The announcement on its website reveals that The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox will be part of its upcoming live TV streaming service. The streaming video site will launch the said service early next year.
A Win For Hulu
The said agreement of Hulu with Disney and Fox means that there will be an addition of more than 35 TV networks to its live TV streaming service. According to the Android Headlines, that will include ABC, ESPN, Fox, Disney Channel, Fox News, Fox Business, Freeform, National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild. This means that Hulu will be covering news, entertainment and sports content.
According to Fortune, Hulu's CEO Mike Hopkins know how essential Disney and Fox channels are to his company. He said that Hulu will be able to provide TV fans with a live and on-demand access to their favorite programs in a different way.
Hopkins pointed out that Hulu will offer their services in a whole new, more flexible, highly personalized way.
Hulu's New Live TV Streaming Service
Hulu ensured that the new live TV streaming service will be available to subscribers at an affordable price. The company said there's no cost for the set-up or installation. Hulu also boasts that the service has an easy-to-use, intuitive and personalized interface. It will also be accessible through mobile devices.
Hulu also has an affiliate agreement with Time Warner Inc. Aside from Disney and Fox channels, subscribers can also enjoy Time Warner's entertainment, sports, news and kids networks. Among these are TNT, TBS, CNN and Cartoon Network.
Hulu's Competitions In The Market
Fortune further reports that Hulu will compete with other reported live TV streaming online services. Google's YouTube Unplugged will also be launched next year. Apparently, the tech company has signed a deal with CBS to carry its content.
Likewise, Apple is rumored to be having its own. AT&T also has DirecTV. It will join live-streaming subscription services that are already being offered by Dish Network and Sony.