US streaming service Hulu has partnered with Discovery Communications to offer select content from January 1st.
Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Destination America, and Discovery en Espanol shows will run on the service. Hulu will also have exclusive SVoD rights to show including Deadliest Catch, Mythbusters and Treehouse Masters.
“Discovery Communications is proud to partner with Hulu on this fantastic new agreement,” said Rebecca Glashow, senior vice president of Digital Distribution and Partnerships, Discovery Communications. “Hulu’s offering is as compelling for viewers as it is for programming partners, with a rich, brand-friendly environment to showcase both the strong lineup of Discovery content available on Hulu, as well as our world-class linear TV brands. We are delighted with this partnership and the opportunity it affords to connect with new audiences and build viewership for our networks across platforms.”
“As we expand our offering of premium content, we look for compelling titles that will appeal to our broad audience,” added Craig Erwich, senior vice president and Head of Content, Hulu. “This new agreement with Discovery Communications enhances our catalog of high-quality programming in a variety of genres, including some of the most popular unscripted series on television today.”
Hulu, owned by Walt Disney Co, Twenty-First Century Fox and Comcast Corp, offers free movies and TV shows through advertising-supported Hulu.com and charges $8 a month for additional shows through Hulu Plus.