Hulu Online TV Service Gets NBC Universal, Telemundo Channels1 May, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Hulu and NBC Universal May 1 announced an agreement that brings NBC Universal and Telemundo stations to Hulu’s pending online TV service.
The deal offers live and on-demand streaming access to NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC and NBCSN, among others. The pact brings the total number of channels on Hulu’s live-TV service to more than 50.
It also paves the way for NBC and Telemundo broadcast affiliates to join Hulu’s new service, and follows Hulu’s recently announced agreement with A+E Networks, as well as deals with 21st Century Fox, Disney, Turner Networks and CBS.
“With this agreement in place, Hulu will soon provide an affordable, complete live-TV package that includes all four major broadcast networks, the top-rated cable news channels, a massive sports offering and our deep existing premium streaming library for under $40,” Mike Hopkins, CEO of Hulu, said in a statement.
NBC Universal’s suite of networks includes NBC, with broadcast hits such as “This Is Us,” “Blindspot” and “The Voice,” as well as late night series “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers”; cable network USA — home of “Mr. Robot”; news programming from NBC’s “The Today Show” and “Dateline,” and MSNBC and CNBC news networks; Spanish-language network Telemundo; kids programming from Sprout; and sports programming like “Sunday Night Football” and the Olympics and networks, including NBCSN, Golf Channel and NBC Sports Regional Networks in Chicago, Philadelphia, New England, Mid-Atlantic, Bay Area, California and Northwest.
Hulu is co-owned by Disney, Fox, NBC Universal and Time Warner.