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Hulu announces multi-year content licensing deal for ‘South Park’

MUMBAI: At the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Los Angeles, website and over-the-top (OTT) subscription service Hulu announced that it will be the exclusive streaming home for all seasons of US broadcaster Comedy Central’s ‘South Park’ and will renew popular Hulu original ‘East Los High’.

In addition, the entire ‘South Park’ library will be available for free on Hulu from now until the premiere of Season 18 on 24 September 2014. Fans will have next-day access to new episodes on Hulu and Hulu Plus starting with Season 18. SouthPark.cc.com will continue to have all seasons of ‘South Park’ until the beginning of Season 18, at which point both Hulu and SouthPark.cc.com will have a revolving selection of free episodes available. Hulu will power the video and advertising experience on SouthPark.cc.com.

Hulu head of content Craig Erwich said, ” ‘South Park’ has revolutionised TV and pushed boundaries with unparalleled topicality and daring humour. ‘South Park’ has been one of the top ten most popular shows of all time on the platform. We’re thrilled to offer the series to fans in its entirety.”

‘South Park’ creators Matt Parker and Trey Stone said, “This is a natural partnership for us. We are excited that the entire library will be available on Hulu and that the best technology around will power South Park Digital Studios.”

Hulu will renew ‘East Los High’ for a third season. “East Los High” is the first English-language TV show with an all-Latino cast. It was a top ten show on Hulu during summer 2013.

Later this summer, Hulu will also add to its library of exclusive, current and library content. Hulu is the exclusive home for series like FX’s ‘The Bridge’, NBC Universal’s Bravo Media including the ‘Real Housewives’ franchises, ‘Top Chef’ franchises and more.