Discovery Inc. and Hulu announced a distribution agreement that will expand Discovery’s portfolio of real life entertainment brands to Hulu’s on-demand and live TV subscription streaming services.
This multi-year agreement will grow Hulu’s Discovery programming to nearly 4,000 episodes of shows such as Deadliest Catch, Naked and Afraid, Gold Rush, Chopped, House Hunters and more. These additional episodes will be available outside of Discovery’s networks and exclusive to Hulu across all of its subscription plans
Additionally, five Discovery networks will be added to Hulu’s live television plan, which include Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Motor Trend and Animal Planet. These additional networks will join HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel, which are already available on the service since its launch through a previous agreement with Scripps Networks Interactive, now owned by Discovery. The new channels will be available to stream live starting in December.
“At Discovery, we are committed to bringing our portfolio of high-quality, safe family friendly brands and content to viewers across every screen, service and device around the world,” said Eric Phillips, President of Affiliate Distribution at Discovery. “Our new agreement with Hulu affirms the strength of our brands and their value to viewers in a marketplace with an increasing array of options.”
The new additions to Hulu will help provide an even larger selection of channels with more variety.
“Discovery’s brand is synonymous with high-quality unscripted entertainment that TV fans love, which is why we are excited to bring their entire portfolio to our platform, across all of our subscription plans,” said Lisa Holme, Vice President of Content Acquisition, and Reagan Feeney, Vice President of Network Partnerships at Hulu.
Hulu also reached a licensing agreement with OWN, part of the Discovery Networks family, to bring four additional scripted series to Hulu. Episodes of The Haves and the Have Nots, If Loving You is Wrong, The Paynes, and Love They Neighbor are now available to stream on Hulu. Hulu will now deliver more than 60 channels with Live TV, and still offer an elaborate streaming TV library.