With PlayStation Vue and DIRECTV NOW rapidly adding a number of local affiliates, the long-standing streaming service Hulu is looking to find more ways to stand out from the pack. Their latest move comes in the form of a deal with cable news giant, CNN.
Hulu already had rights to stream CNN Original Series production Race for the White House. This opened the door for more extended growth between the new companies. Now, a deal is in place which will include the addition of the following:
- Crimes of the Century (first season)
- Declassified: Untold Stores of American Spies (first season)
- The History of Comedy (first season)
- The Hunt with John Walsh (first three seasons)
- This is Life with Lisa Ling (first three seasons)
- United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (first two seasons)
Crimes of the Century, Declassified, The Hunt with John Walsh, and This is Life with Lisa Ling will be released to Hulu throughout the summer. Whereas, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell and The History of Comedy will see winter releases.
CNN Films deals have also been inked between the cable news company and Hulu. The streaming service has signed for rights to stream 9/11 Fifteen Years Later, which is available now, as well as The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House, which drops later this month.
Hulu’s Head of Content Acquisition, Lisa Holme, spoke to Variety about their strengthened relationship with CNN stating:
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with a trusted brand like CNN. Their powerful story-telling is best in class and we are very happy to offer even more of their programming to Hulu viewers.”