Cablevision Becomes First Cable Provider to Distribute Hulu


BETHPAGE: Cablevision Systems Corporation has reached an agreement to offer Hulu’s subscription streaming service to Optimum customers.

Cablevision is the first cable or satellite provider to agree to distribute Hulu’s comprehensive slate on-demand content. Hulu's offer includes full libraries of hit series such as Empire, South Park, CSI, Nashville and current season programming from five of the six top broadcast networks. Hulu subscribers have access to stream full back seasons of programming from networks including FX, FOX, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, NBC, ABC and TNT, and current seasons of some of TV’s most popular shows. Hulu also offers a collection of classic films from The Criterion Collection, as well as its own library of Hulu originals.

“The partnership with Hulu reflects Cablevision’s desire to meet customers where they are,” said Kristin Dolan, chief operating officer of Cablevision. “There is a new generation of consumers who access video through the Internet, and whatever their preference, Cablevision will facilitate a great content experience.”
“At Hulu we believe users should have the ability to consume their favorite content, when, where and how they want,” said Tim Connolly, the senior VP of distribution at Hulu. "Even with the rapid growth in streaming, there is a huge audience that consumes television through their cable provider, and we want to be there for them too.”