A+E Networks, Hulu Japan programming deal
December 16, 2015
A+E Networks and HJ Holdings (Hulu in Japan) have signed a programming partnership bringing an extensive catalogue of A+E Networks’ award winning programming to the Japanese subscription video-on-demand service.
Launching with global hits featured on The History Channel Japan such as Pawn Stars and Counting Cars, the programming will be made available to subscribers in an exclusive section of Hulu in Japan featuring A+E’s globally recognised brands such as History, Lifetime, Crime and Investigation and FYI. All of the content will be available in Japanese.
In the coming months the partnership will expand to include select programming from the full portfolio of A+E Networks’ global brands, marking the first time the Japanese audience will be able to experience content from Lifetime, Crime and Investigation Network and FYI.
“We are thrilled to bring our rich programing library to Hulu subscribers in Japan,” said Alan Hodges, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, A+E Networks. “Hulu is one of the pioneer OTT organisations in Japan and is the perfect platform for introducing A+E’s rich catalogue to a Japanese audience that is hungry for high-end video on demand content.”