For Hulu’s new live and streaming services being released this spring, A&E will be on the list of networks involved, but Viacom might not be.
Hulu and A+E say that A&E, History, Lifetime, LMN, FYITM and Viceland will be part of the core package, but because Viacom’s shares are down 1.7%, it’s still on the fence. Hulu is owned by and will include channels from, Fox, Disney and Time Warner’s Turner Networks. CBS also has a deal and Comcast is in talks about their NBCUniversal networks.
Hulu is “pulling together the most valuable, well-rounded package of channels available for under $40,” CEO Mike Hopkins says. “We know the A+E Networks brand of award-winning storytelling is important to our viewers, and we’re very excited to add their networks to the core service we launch this Spring.”