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Discovery, Hulu ink agreement for live and on-demand programming

Media conglomerate Discovery Inc. and SVOD service Hulu have inked a distribution agreement that will extend Discovery’s portfolio of content to Hulu’s on-demand and live TV subscription streaming services. Under the ...
September 12, 2018

Media conglomerate Discovery Inc. and SVOD service Hulu have inked a distribution agreement that will extend Discovery’s portfolio of content to Hulu’s on-demand and live TV subscription streaming services.

Under the multi-year deal, Discovery’s programming will now be available outside of its networks exclusively to Hulu, with an expansion of nearly 4,000 episodes of unscripted series from, but not limited to, Deadliest Catch, Naked and Afraid, Say Yes to the DressProperty Brothers (pictured), Gold RushFixer Upper and House Hunters.

Five additional Discovery networks will migrate to Hulu’s live television plan, Hulu With Live TV, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Motor Trend and Animal Planet. The new channels on the platform now join HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel, which are already available on the service via a previous agreement with Scripps Networks Interactive, now owned by Discovery.

The five additional channels will be available to stream live beginning in December.

“At Discovery, we are committed to bringing our portfolio of high-quality, safe family friendly brands and content to viewers across every screen, service and device around the world,” said Eric Phillips, president of affiliate distribution at Discovery, in a statement. “Our new agreement with Hulu affirms the strength of our brands and their value to viewers in a marketplace with an increasing array of options.”

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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