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Discovery & Hulu Extend Partnership for Live & On-Demand Content


A newly signed expansive distribution agreement will extend Discovery’s portfolio of entertainment brands to Hulu’s on-demand and live TV subscription streaming services.

The multiyear agreement increases Hulu’s offering of Discovery programming to nearly 4,000 episodes of popular shows, including Deadliest Catch, MythBusters, Say Yes to the Dress, Naked and Afraid, Property Brothers, Gold Rush, Street Outlaws, Chopped, Chopped Jr., Fixer Upper, House Hunters and House Hunters International. This programming is available outside of Discovery’s networks exclusively to Hulu across all of its subscription plans.

The deal will also bring five additional Discovery networks—Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Motor Trend, the rebranded Velocity network and Animal Planet—to Hulu’s live television plan, Hulu With Live TV. They join HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel, which are already available. The five additional channels will be available to stream live beginning in December.

Alongside the Discovery partnership, Hulu reached a licensing agreement with OWN to bring four of the network’s top-rated scripted series exclusively to Hulu. All past episodes of Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots, If Loving You is Wrong, The Paynes and Love Thy Neighbor are now available to stream for the first time, only on Hulu. They join the complete library of the OWN series Queen Sugar.

“At Discovery, we are committed to bringing our portfolio of high-quality, safe family-friendly brands and content to viewers across every screen, service and device around the world,” said Eric Phillips, president of affiliate distribution at Discovery. “Our new agreement with Hulu affirms the strength of our brands and their value to viewers in a marketplace with an increasing array of options.”

“As the only streaming service offering a complete television experience, Hulu continues to strike strategic, efficient deals with top brands that bring extraordinary value to all of our subscribers,” said Lisa Holme, VP of content acquisition, and Reagan Feeney, VP of network partnerships at Hulu. “Discovery’s brand is synonymous with high-quality unscripted entertainment that TV fans love, which is why we are excited to bring their entire portfolio to our platform, across all of our subscription plans.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

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