Hulu and Netflix Expand Kids’ Libraries

Streaming video competitors Hulu and Netflix have announced content licensing deals that considerably expand their libraries of children’s programming. In an agreement with the Disney-ABC Television Group, Hulu acquired streaming rights for full prior seasons of kids’ titles from Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. The deal will add more than 500 episodes and more … Read more

‘Odd Squad’ Returns, Movie to Come

PBS’ acclaimed math-centric, live-action kids “detective” series Odd Squad, starting its second season with an hour-long special today, will also premiere its first-ever movie, conveniently titled Odd Squad: The Movie, on August 1. The new season features two new Odd Squad kid agents, but in the movie the original two Odd Squad agents will return to team up with … Read more

Three Dads to Watch on Sunday

Trivia: From 1954 to 1977, three classic TV dads – Jim Anderson, Steve Douglas and Fred Sanford– ruled the airwaves. But never at the same time! Anderson’s Father Knows Best left the air after the 1959-1960 season. That fall, Douglas’ My Three Sons began, lasting through 1971-1972. Then Fred Sanford’s Sanford & Son premiered. Of … Read more

Hulu Secures Exclusive Streaming Rights to ‘Roots’ Remake

In a deal with A+E Networks and Chute Ten Productions, Hulu has snagged exclusive subscription streaming rights to Roots, the four-episode remake of the groundbreaking 1977 television series. The show, to be available this fall, is a historical retelling of American slavery and one family’s determination to survive and persevere from one generation to the … Read more