TCA 2014: “South Park” creators appeared at the press event to present new deal with the streaming TV company
Hulu announced during Saturday's Television Critics Association press tour that it has renewed “East Los High” for a third season, and closed a deal to become the exclusive streaming destination for Comedy Central's “South Park.”
“East Lost High,” the first English-language TV show with an all Latino cast, has been a popular title for the streaming TV site. It was a Top 10 show on Hulu during summer 2013 and has proven very popular among women between the ages of 18-25.
Meanwhile, “South Park” co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker return to the bi-annual TV press event in honor of the new exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement to stream all seasons of “South Park” on the Hulu Plus subscription service. Stone and Parker haven't appeared at TCA in about seven years.
“This is a natural partnership for us,” said Parker and Stone, in a joint statement to press. “We are excited that the entire library will be available on Hulu and that the best technology around will power South Park Digital Studios.”
Under the pact, the “South Park” library will be available for free on Hulu from now until the premiere of Season 18 this fall on Sept. 24. After that, viewers will have next-day access to new episodes on Hulu and Hulu Plus starting with season 18. SouthPark.cc.com will continue to have all seasons of South Park until the beginning of Season 18. After Sept. 24, both Hulu and SouthPark.cc.com will have a revolving selection of free episodes available. Also, Hulu will power the video and advertising experience on SouthPark.cc.com.
“‘South Park’ has revolutionized TV and pushed boundaries with unparalleled topicality and daring humor,” said Hulu's head of content Craig Erwich. “‘South Park’ has been one of the Top 10 most popular shows of all time on the platform. We're thrilled to offer the series to fans in its entirety.”