Hulu Adds The CW to its Line-Up

Oct 28, 2011

Hulu and The CW announced a new five-year licensing agreement to bring current season programming to the Hulu Plus subscription service and the free, ad-supported Hulu service. 

With the completion of this deal, Hulu will offer users of both Hulu and the Hulu Plus subscription service current season episodes from five of the six broadcast networks (ABC, The CW, FOX, NBC, and Univision) before the end of the year. When shows from The CW arrive on Hulu later this year, Hulu Plus will be the only online subscription service to offer next-day access to the most recent five current primetime episodes, while users of the free Hulu service will be able to watch five episodes of current season programming eight days after airing. In total across the Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service, it offers users more than 42,000 full TV episodes from current seasons, prior seasons of current TV shows, and old favorites that are no longer on the air.