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CBS signs licensing agreement to stream shows on Hulu Plus

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Nov 2012 19:43 User comments (1)

CBS signs licensing agreement to stream shows on Hulu Plus After years of making their content available only through their own site, CBS has finally signed a licensing agreement to stream their catalog of shows via Hulu Plus.
The deal is multi-year and non-exclusive, meaning there could be similar deals headed to Amazon and Netflix into the future. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Hulu Plus customers will begin seeing the content in January and over the following months will get access to episodes from the 2600 show-strong library. Additionally, some library shows will be available on Hulu.com, the free version of the service.

There is one large caveat, however. The Hulu deal is limited to past CBS shows that no longer air new episodes. While that includes popular shows like "Medium" and "Numb3rs," it will not include current shows like "Two and a Half Men" and "2 Broke Girls."

"We're excited to deliver CBS library programming to Hulu Plus subscribers," said Scott Koondel, Senior Vice President of Corporate Licensing, CBS Corporation. "This marks another agreement that meets the growing demand for our content on new platforms while establishing other incremental ways to get paid for our library."

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1 user comment

18.11.2012 17:18

unfortunately, hulu plus is kind of garbage. for older tv stuff, netflix usually has more seasons with no commercials. the few animes i've tried watching on it were dubbed (ick!). for new tv stuff, they seem to wait until the next season is already airing on tv before they put up previous, so how am i supposed to catch up, or them gain viewers, with such wonky time discrepancies? i say this, because they make way more money through traditional tv. in the end, i canceled my subscription, but kept comcast (roughly 98% of their offerings) and netflix. also hulu seems to have retards in their licensing department because instead of streaming = streaming, like netflix does, they consider pcs, consoles and mobile devices all separate and some stuff will not be cross-viewable. two thumbs way down.

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