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Hulu signs deal with Walt Disney & Fox

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MUMBAI: Hulu has announced pacts with The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox. This deal means that Hulu will offer content from Fox, ABC, FX, FXX, Freeform, Disney Channel, Fox News, Fox Sports 1 and ESPN, making more than 35 networks available to stream live and watch on-demand through its new streaming service, set to debut in early 2017.

It has already signed a deal with Time Warner, which will bring TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network and CNN to the service as well.

Though the date of the launch is not yet announced, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins has stated that there are additional partners to come.

Hopkins and the team plans to build a service that can offer subscribers good quality programming on TV. With these two new deals in place, Hulu plans to provide TV fans of all ages live and on-demand access to their favourite programs in a whole new, more flexible, highly personalized way.

Only time can say whether this service proves to become a threat to the cable companies.

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