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Hulu adds A+E Networks to upcoming live TV streaming service

MUMBAI: Hulu and US media company A+E Networks have announced a new affiliate agreement that will bring all six original brands from the A+E Networks family to Hulu’s new live TV streaming service.

The deal adds live and on-demand streaming access to cable networks A&E, History, Lifetime, LMN, FYIM and Viceland to Hulu’s core package of more than 40 live channels, set to launch this spring.

As a destination for storytelling through documentaries, reality and competition series, scripted programming and movies, the A+E Networks suite of channels brings instant access to series 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’as well as dozens of Lifetime Original Movies and new documentaries from History and Viceland to Hulu’s new live TV streaming service.

A+E Networks joins a growing list of channels from CBS, 21st Century Fox, Disney and Turner Networks that will be offered at launch.

“As we begin to finalise our new live TV service, we’re pulling together the most valuable, well-rounded package of channels available for under $40. 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,” said Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins.

“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. 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,” said A+E Networks president, CEO Nancy Dubuc.

The deal follows Hulu’s recently announced agreements with CBS, 21st Century Fox and Disney, which encompasses more than 40 top networks.

Hulu also previously announced an affiliate agreement with Time Warner for live and on-demand streaming of Turner’s suite of entertainment, sports, news and kids’ networks including TNT, TBS, CNN and Cartoon Network.

As a complement to the company’s current ad-supported and ad-free subscription video on demand products, Hulu’s new service will offer subscribers the most valuable, premium live TV offering on the market in a groundbreaking, new user experience for under $40 per month. With no set-up costs or installation, it will feature an easy-to-use, intuitive and personalised interface, that brings together live and on-demand news, entertainment and sports, all in one place, across hundreds of living room and mobile devices.