Hulu expands MGM deal

At the end of a week that saw it agree deals with ABC and Fox to bolster its content exclusivity, US online entertainment streaming service Hulu has revealed that as part of a broader deal with MGM, it has acquired the exclusive subscription streaming rights to breakout hit Fargo.

In a blog post, Lisa Holme Director, Content Acquisition advised that the entire first season would be available to stream on Hulu with the Plus subscription ahead of its highly-anticipated season two première on FX in Fall 2015.

According to Holme, Fargo is part of an agreement that represents an overall expansion in Hulu’s streaming video on-demand relationship with its partners at MGM. “This means that, starting today, we will be making great MGM titles available to our Hulu subscribers for the first time,” she said.

“In addition to Fargo, subscribers can now enjoy The History Channel’s hit historical drama, Vikings, on Hulu. The entire first and second seasons of the series are available to stream now – giving you the perfect excuse to relive the action-packed Viking Age days before season 3 returns,” she said.

Thousands of episodes of classic MGM series are being added to Hulu’s library, including sci-fi titles such as the Stargate series (Stargate Universe, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate: SG-1) and nostalgic series such as Flipper, Green Acres and Addams Family. It also includes cult favourites Thirtysomething, Dead Like me and Outer Limits, as well as family series and kids series such as All Dogs Go to Heaven and the Pink Panther cartoons.

“MGM has been a long-time partner of ours and we could not be happier to continue working with them to offer more premium titles for all tastes and ages,” she concluded.

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