Hulu to Stream ESPN, Fox, Disney Shows Under New Agreement

Streaming service previously announced agreement with Time Warner Inc.

Hulu announced Tuesday that it has signed new affiliate agreements with 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company.

The deals will add Fox’s entertainment, news, sports and non-fiction services, as well as Disney’s portfolio of networks from Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN Inc. to the lineup of programming that will be available to stream live and on-demand through the company’s new TV streaming service, set to launch early next year.

“We’re building a service that offers subscribers the most sought-after programming on television — and channels from 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company are essential to that mix,” Mike Hopkins, CEO of Hulu, said in a statement. “With these two new deals in place, and additional partners to come, Hulu will soon give TV fans of all ages live and on-demand access to their favorite programs in a whole new, more flexible, highly personalized way.”

Hulu’s new agreements with 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company encompass more than 35 networks, including broadcast networks FOX and ABC; Fox Sports networks; ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN-SEC and ESPN 3; Fox Regional Sports Networks across dozens of national markets; Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior; Fox News and Fox Business; Freeform; FX, FXX and FXM, and National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild.

Earlier this year, Hulu announced an affiliate agreement with Time Warner Inc. for live and on-demand streaming of Turner’s entertainment, sports, news and kids’ networks including TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies.