Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hulu Signs Disney, 21st Century Fox for Live OTT Service

Hulu announced that it has signed up Disney and 21st Century Fox for its upcoming live TV streaming service. The deal covers 35 networks in total, including ABC and Fox broadcast networks as well as Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 and BTN; ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN-SEC and ESPN 3; Fox Regional Sports Networks across dozens of national markets; Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior; Fox News and Fox Business; Freeform; FX, FXX and FXM; and National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild.
WHY THIS MATTERS: NBCUniversal is said to be nearing a deal for its networks to be carried in the Hulu OTT bundle, scheduled to launch in early 2017. The service is part owned by 21st Century Fox, the Walt Disney Company, Time Warner and Comcast.

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