Turner broadcasting e Hulu hanno siglato un accordo per la distribuzione su Hulu in esclusiva dei contenuti della Turner che possiede i canali Cartoon network e Adult swim e le serie del network Tnt e del canale Tbs. È il primo accordo del genere tra le due società.
“Questo accordo dimostra l’alta domanda dei programmi prodotti dalla Turner” dichiara in un comunicato David Levy presidente della Turner broadcasting, divisione della Time Warner. “”È una grande opportunità per portare i nostri contenuti su altre piattaforme”. L’accordo prevede l’accesso con una tariffa flat mensile a tutti i contenuti dei canali Turner.
“L’aggiunta dei titoli dell’offerta di Cartoon network rappresenta un importante passo avanti per aumentare l’offerta di programmi per bambini di Hulu” aggiunge Craig Erwich, a capo dei contenuti di hulu e senior vice president. “L’aggiunta delle serie di animazioni per adulti di Adult Swim e le serie di Tnt e Tbs sono la perfetta aggiunta alla nostra offerta di contenuti”.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., and Hulu today announced an extensive, multi-year licensing agreement that will grant Hulu the exclusive SVOD rights to previous seasons of Turner’s popular programming from Cartoon Network and Adult Swim as well as select current and upcoming series from TNT and TBS. The deal marks the first-ever licensing agreement between Turner Broadcasting and Hulu.
All episodes from past seasons of TNT’s The Last Ship and Murder in the First will be available to stream exclusively for Hulu subscribers. Additionally, all episodes from past seasons of popular Adult Swim original series including Rick and Morty, Black Jesus,NTSF:SD:SUV and Cartoon Network original series such as The Amazing World of Gumball, Steven Universe, Over the Garden Wall and Clarence will be made available to stream through an SVOD service for the first time ever on Hulu. All Cartoon Network series will be available to stream ad-free in the Hulu Kids environment.
Full prior seasons of Adult Swim and Cartoon Network series such as Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Dexter’s Laboratory, Ben 10, as well as current juggernauts Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., Adventure Time and Regular Show will be available to stream exclusively to Hulu subscribers for the first time through the deal. Hulu will also become the exclusive SVOD destination to stream Adult Swim and Cartoon Network classics, including Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Sealab 2021, and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.
Through the agreement, Hulu obtains exclusive SVOD rights to certain future series that will launch on TNT, TBS, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network over the coming years – including TBS’s upcoming series Angie Tribeca, which will be available to stream exclusively on Hulu after its full-season run on TBS.
“This deal with Hulu demonstrates the power of Turner Broadcasting’s branded networks and the high demand for our programming in the marketplace,” said David Levy, president of Turner Broadcasting. “This is a great opportunity to grow the reach of the networks’ original programming and complements our strategy of utilizing multiple platforms – including SVOD – to drive sampling, introduce new viewers to our content and give current fans the opportunity to explore and enjoy Turner’s new and existing series in a branded environment.”
“The addition of multiple titles from Cartoon Network represents a significant step forward in continuing to build a strong programming offering for the kids audience on Hulu,” said Craig Erwich, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Hulu. “The adult animation series from Adult Swim, as well as the additional series from TNT and TBS, are a perfect addition to our current offering.”