Hulu expands deal with 20th Century Fox, adds 3,000 episodes to streaming service


Hulu and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution signed a new expanded agreement to add about 3,000 TV episodes to Hulu.

The deal includes streaming rights for How I Met Your Mother, Burn Notice, Bones and Glee, and makes Hulu the go-to service for all seasons of M*A*S*H and NYPD Blue.

In the coming weeks, Hulu will add episodes from other 20th Century Fox series including Raising Hope, The Bernie Mac Show, Better Off Ted, Reba, Life in Pieces, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, St. Elsewhere, Hill Street Blues, The Bob Newhart Show, Don’t Trust the B—in Apartment 23, Dollhouse, Wilfred and The Glades.


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The agreement comes on the heels of a deal for Hulu to add 20th Century Fox’s animated shows including Bob’s Burgers, American Dad!, Futurama and The Cleveland Show.

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While Fox has considered increasing its support for Hulu’s on-demand service, local Fox affiliates are reportedly on the outside looking in at Hulu’s live TV service.

Last month, reports surfaced that 21st Century Fox is sending a 24/7 live feed of its network to Hulu without including local affiliate stations' content.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the national feed of Fox is available on Hulu’s live TV service in up to 70 markets—including Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Birmingham, Alabama—where Fox has yet to reach streaming deals with its affiliates and station groups.

Hulu this week also added new device support for its live TV service. Customers can now use Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick to access the service.

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