Magazine article Screen International

Hulu, NBCUniversal Strike Carriage Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Hulu, NBCUniversal Strike Carriage Deal

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Agreement to provide streaming access to NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC.

Hulu and NBCUniversal have reached a new distribution agreement that will bring television stations owned by NBC and Telemundo and a portfolio of cable networks to Hulu's new live TV venture.

The streaming company is continuing to expand the line-up for its upcoming platform, set to launch this spring at $40.

The deal will provide live and on-demand streaming access to networks including NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC and more.

The agreement also includes a framework for licensing the NBC and Telemundo broadcast affiliates for carriage on Hulu's new service.

The new agreement brings the total number of channels in Hulu's live TV service to more than 50 after previously announced deals with A+E Networks, 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Turner Networks and CBS Corporation.

As more consumers are forgoing traditional television subscriptions, Hulu's live TV service will compete with the likes of Google-owned YouTubeTV, AT&T's DirecTV Now, Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation Vue. …

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