Hulu signs first licensing agreement with Disney


The streaming wars are heating up with more and more companies offering exclusive content and launching their own digital pay-TV services. Hulu today announced that is has "reached its first licensing agreement for theatrical features with The Walt Disney Studios." The new agreement will add over 50 Disney titles to Hulu's on-demand streaming service. New films will include family favorites, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mulan, Pocahontas, and other popular Disney titles like Con Air, Step Up, Gone in 60 Seconds.

The new Disney titles will be added over the coming months to the already existing Disney content available on Hulu, such as Disney Channel Original Movies.

Earlier this year rumors surfaced that Hulu was working on its own online cable-like service. If true, Hulu would join other digital television providers, like AT&T, who just launched DirecTV. These new services allow consumers who have abandoned traditional cable television to purchase more affordable television channel packages to watch online. Apple is also rumored to be working on its own television streaming service to compete with others, such as Sony, who launched PlayStation Vue last year.

As of right now, Hulu only offers on-demand streaming of television series and movies, like Netflix. Hulu+ is available for $7.99/month with commercials or $11.99/month without commercials.


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