HULU LANDS EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIPTION STREAMING RIGHTS TO GOLDEN GLOBE(R) AND EMMY-NOMINATED SERIES "BLACK-ISH"
SANTA MONICA, CA (January 7, 2017) - Hulu today announced a new content licensing agreement with The Disney-ABC Television Group for the exclusive subscription streaming video-on-demand rights to ABC's hit comedy series, black-ish.
After returning for its midseason premiere this week, ABC's critically acclaimed, hit series, black-ish, continues to score double-digit Adult 18-49 growth week to week in its third season. The series, which just earned its first Golden Globe(R) nomination for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy, is available to stream in its entirety now on Hulu and new episodes will continue to be available to stream for subscribers the day after they air on ABC.
black-ish stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner., Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Jenifer Lewis and Peter Mackenzie. The series was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Jonathan Groff, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Corey Nickerson. The series is produced by ABC Studios.
The deal comes on the heels of Hulu's first licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios for theatrical features. In the past year, Hulu also struck a deal with The Disney-ABC Television Group for top-rated kids programming from Disney's suite of networks, and more than 20 Disney Channel Original Movies.
Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that offers hundreds of thousands of hours of the best of current season programming, premium original content, films and full seasons of hit series to subscribers with limited commercials for $7.99 per month or commercial free for $11.99 per month. Hulu is the only streaming subscription service that offers current season content from 5 of the 6 largest U.S. broadcast networks, as well as acclaimed Hulu Originals including The Mindy Project, The Path, 11.22.63, Difficult People and the Golden Globe(R) nominated comedy series, Casual. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has been at the forefront of entertainment and technology and continues to redefine TV by connecting viewers with the stories they love.
About The Disney/ABC Television Group:
The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company's global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations, and radio stations. This includes ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, Disney Channels Worldwide, Radio Disney and Freeform, as well as Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution and Disney Media Distribution. The Company's equity interest in Hulu and A&E Networks round out the Group's portfolio of media businesses.