Cablevision and Hulu have reached an agreement to offer Hulu’s SVoD service to Optimum customers. The deal sees Cablevision become the first cable or satellite provider in the US to agree to distribute Hulu’s catalogue of on-demand content.
“The partnership with Hulu reflects Cablevision’s desire to meet customers where they are,” said Kristin Dolan, chief operating officer, Cablevision. “There is a new generation of consumers who access video through the Internet, and whatever their preference, Cablevision will facilitate a great content experience.”
“At Hulu we believe users should have the ability to consume their favorite content, when, where and how they want,” said Tim Connolly, senior vice president, distribution, Hulu. “Even with the rapid growth in streaming, there is a huge audience that consumes television through their cable provider, and we want to be there for them too.”
Cablevision, through its Optimum-branded products and services, recently launched several new ‘cord cutter’ product offers, including a high-speed broadband package designed for OTT video enthusiasts. Optimum Online high-speed Internet service includes a wide range of product tiers as well as unlimited access to Optimum WiFi, the nation’s most robust WiFi network featuring 1.1 million hotspots across the tri-state area. For more information, visit optimum.com.
Cablevision will confirm pricing and availability date in the near future.