Hulu to Add Fox, Disney Shows to Planned TV Streaming Service

Features Dow Jones Newswires

Video service Hulu said Tuesday that it reached deals adding programming from 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney Co. to its new television-streaming service expected to launch early next year.

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Financial terms weren't provided. Hulu said the agreements include more than 35 top networks including the Fox and ABC broadcast networks, 21st Century Fox's sports and news channels, and Disney's ESPN and Disney Channel.

"We're building a service that offers subscribers the most sought-after programming on television," Hulu Chief Executive Mike Hopkins said in a statement.

Earlier this year, Hulu unveiled an affiliate agreement with Time Warner Inc. for streaming of Turner's networks such as TNT, TBS, CNN and Cartoon Network.

During August, Time Warner paid $583 million for a 10% stake in Hulu, joining owners Disney, 21st Century Fox Inc. and Comcast Corp.

Hulu, which launched in 2007 as a free, ad-supported service, earlier this year moved to subscription-based services, with monthly fees of $7.99 with some advertising or $11.99 without.

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