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CBS, Hulu Plus Expand Library Agreement

10 Feb, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel

CBS series "Undercover Boss"

CBS Corp. and Hulu Feb. 10 announced the expansion of a non-exclusive, multiyear licensing agreement to stream programs from CBS's television library on the Hulu Plus subscription service.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hulu Plus subscribers now have access to CBS library shows, including “Undercover Boss,” “United States of Tara,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Ghost Whisperer” and classics such as “Taxi,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Laverne & Shirley,” “Melrose Place,” and “7th Heaven,” among many others.

The 2,600 episodes added are in addition to the more than 2,700 episodes of CBS shows already on the Hulu Plus, including “The Good Wife,” “The Amazing Race,” “CSI: Miami,” “I Love Lucy,” “Star Trek” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”

The new episodes will appear on Hulu Plus in the coming weeks, with a selection of CBS library shows also rotating through the ad-supported Hulu.com service.

“CBS programming on Hulu Plus has performed exceptionally well,” Scott Koondel, chief corporate content licensing officer for CBS, said in a statement.

The catalog deal joins the recently announced exclusive SVOD agreements for previous seasons of the crime drama “Elementary” and a separate deal to stream previous seasons of the police procedural “Blue Bloods.”

“With the newly expanded CBS content library, Hulu Plus subscribers will be treated to some of the most significant shows ever seen on television,” Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said in a statement.

CBS and Hulu previously announced licensing agreements for library programming in November 2012.

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