Hulu Adds Exclusive Turner Content in Multi-Year SVOD Deal

Agreement grants Hulu sole subscription video-on-demand rights to Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, and other select series

Last Updated: April 23, 2015 @ 3:26 PM

Hulu and Turner Broadcasting signed a new deal on Thursday making the streaming service the exclusive subscription video-on-demand provider of Adult Swim and Cartoon Network content, as well as select series from TNT and TBS.

The multi-year licensing agreement, the first of its kind between Turner and Hulu, grants the service streaming rights to all episodes from past seasons of TNT’s “The Last Ship” and “Murder in the First” and other current and upcoming series — including TBS’s “Angie Tribeca.”

Cartoon Network originals like “The Amazing World of Gumball,” “Dexter’s Laboratory,” “Ben 10,” and the Peabody Award-winning “Adventure Time” will be available for streaming on Hulu ad-free, in the Hulu Kids section of the service.

From Adult Swim, all episodes from past seasons of series including “Rick and Morty,” “Black Jesus,” “NTSF:SD:SUV,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “Robot Chicken” and “The Venture Bros.” will be added, as well as classic series like “Sealab 2021.”

While some of these shows had never been available to stream prior to this deal, many were part of a previous deal between Turner Broadcasting and Hulu rival Netflix, signed in 2013. Shows like “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” quietly disappeared from the streaming service in early 2015.

The Turner deal is the latest in a series of exclusive streaming agreements Hulu has made for high-profile content. In March, the company — which is partially owned by 21st Century Fox — secured streaming rights to Fox’s hit series “Empire.”