SANTA MONICA: Hulu has inked an affiliate agreement that will bring all six original brands from the A+E Networks portfolio to its new live TV streaming service, which will launch this spring.
The deal will provide for live and on-demand streaming access to cable networks A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, LMN, FYI and VICELAND as part of Hulu’s core package of more than 40 live channels that will be accessible through the new service. The agreement brings a slew of shows to the service, including HISTORY’s SIX and The Curse of Oak Island; A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Live PD and Born This Way; Lifetime’s Project Runway and UnReal; FYI’s Married at First Sight and Tiny House Nation; and VICELAND’s Gaycation and Weediquette, in addition to dozens of Lifetime Original Movies and new documentaries from HISTORY and VICELAND.
“As we begin to finalize our new live TV service, we’re pulling together the most valuable, well-rounded package of channels available for under $40,” said Mike Hopkins, the CEO of Hulu. “We know the A+E Networks brand of award-winning storytelling is important to our viewers, and we’re very excited to add their networks to the core service we launch this spring.”
“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Hulu to offer our A+E Networks’ portfolio of brands on their live-TV streaming service at launch,” said Nancy Dubuc, the president and CEO of A+E Networks. “Having our top six networks available on their core package speaks to the power of our entertainment portfolio in reaching men, women, adults and millennials.”
A+E Networks’s brands join a growing roster of channels from CBS Corporation, 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company and Turner Networks that will be offered on the service at launch.