Hulu Adds CBS

Hulu continues to fortify its planned multichannel live TV streaming service, set to debut later this year, with the addition of the CBS’ broadcast and Sports networks, and the CBS-owned celebrity-focused channel POP. More networks could be added, CBS and Hulu announced jointly.

The networks will be able to stream live, as well as make much of their programming available for download on-demand. The new Hulu service will include such CBS shows as Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Big Brother, Blue Bloods and 60 Minutes, in addition to the NFL on CBS (all preseason, regular and post-season games), the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, and news, specials and other programming.

Hulu will also continue to offer Showtime, owned by CBS, to customers who subscribe to Hulu’s live or SVOD service.

In addition to its agreement with CBS, Hulu previously announced deals that will add more than 35 networks to its new multichannel service, including broadcast networks FOX and ABC; Fox Sports networks and Fox Regional Sports networks “across dozens of key national markets”; ESPN networks; Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior; Fox News and Fox Business; FX; National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild; TNT; TBS; CNN; Cartoon Network; Adult Swim; truTV; Boomerang; and Turner Classic Movies, among others.

Hulu hasn’t announced a launch date or pricing for the new service, although Hulu’s chief executive said it would cost under $40 a month.

To learn more about existing subscription options, visit Hulu.

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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