When Hulu launches its new live streaming television service, it’ll have a number of channels in its roster thanks to a new deal with NBCUniversal.
The new distribution agreement, announced Monday, will bring NBC and Telemundo-owned stations to the service, which will provide users with on-demand streaming access to channels including as NBC, Telemundo, USA, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC, NBCSN and more.
This means that subscribers to the new package will be able to watch “Saturday Night Live,” “Mr. Robot,” “The Today Show,” “Sunday Night Football,” and regional sports networks, along with many other programs.
Hulu is bringing a new service to customers, which will provide live and on-demand channels to users for under $40 a month. This is in addition to the ad-supported and ad-free subscription services already available.
This comes after deals made with A+E Networks, 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Turner Networks, and CBS Corporation, bringing the total number of channels available to over 50.
“With this agreement in place, Hulu will soon provide an affordable, complete live TV package that includes all four major broadcast networks, the top-rated cable news channels, a massive sports offering and our deep existing premium streaming library for under $40,” Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said in a statement.
Chairman of NBCUniversal’s content distribution Matt Bond added that the network hopes the deal will help to grow its audience.
“We’re pleased to partner with Hulu to make NBCUniversal’s leading portfolio of entertainment, news and sports networks available on this new service,” he said. “Growing our audiences is an important priority and this partnership will help bring our networks to new customers.”
Hulu has signed a number of high-profile deals recently, including an output licensing agreement with Annapurna Pictures and a streaming deal with Neon, which just released its first feature “Colossal.”