Discovery, Hulu Agree to First Long-Form Content Partnership

Cable channel’s series — including exclusive SVOD rights on “Deadliest Catch” — will become available next month

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Discovery Communications and Hulu have entered their first long-form content agreement, allowing for Discovery content to be available on the streaming service next month — for those with a Plus subscription, at least.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2o15, Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Destination America, and Discovery en Espanol shows will run on the popular streaming service. Hulu will also have exclusive SVOD rights for Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch.”

Other notable series heading to Hulu Plus include “Mythbusters,” “The Little Couple,” “Say Yes to the Dress,” “Treehouse Masters,” and others.

“Discovery Communications is proud to partner with Hulu on this fantastic new agreement,” said Rebecca Glashow, senior vice president of Digital Distribution and Partnerships, Discovery Communications. “Hulu’s offering is as compelling for viewers as it is for programming partners, with a rich, brand-friendly environment to showcase both the strong lineup of Discovery content available on Hulu, as well as our world-class linear TV brands. We are delighted with this partnership and the opportunity it affords to connect with new audiences and build viewership for our networks across platforms.”

“As we expand our offering of premium content, we look for compelling titles that will appeal to our broad audience,” said Craig Erwich, senior vice president and Head of Content, Hulu. “This new agreement with Discovery Communications enhances our catalog of high-quality programming in a variety of genres, including some of the most popular unscripted series on television today.”