Hulu Gets Exclusive Subscription Streaming Rights to ABC Comedy ‘Black-ish’

Viewers can now see Golden Globe-nominated comedy in its entirety on the service

Last Updated: January 9, 2017 @ 3:44 PM

Hulu is about to get more “Black-ish.”

The streaming service announced Saturday a new licensing agreement that will give it exclusive subscription video-on-demand rights to the hit ABC comedy.

“Black-ish” has already been streaming recent episodes the day after they air for Hulu subscribers, but now the entire series will be available on the platform.

Now in its third season, “Black-ish,” a family comedy starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, returned for its midseason premiere this week. The show was nominated this year for the first time at the Golden Globes in the Best Comedy or Musical Series category. Winners will be announced at the Globe ceremony on Sunday.

Hulu and ABC parent Walt Disney Co. have been doing a lot of business lately. Last month, the streaming provider wrapped up its first licensing agreement with the Walt Disney Studios for theatrical features. Hulu also grabbed a deal for kids’ shows from Disney networks. Disney owns 30 percent of Hulu, which is run as a joint venture that also includes stakes for Fox, Comcast and Time Warner.

Hulu offers current season content from five of the six U.S. broadcast networks. Earlier this week, the company announced that it will include CBS, as well as other networks, in a new streaming service to be rolled out later this year that will aim to compete with more expensive cable bundles. Hulu said that service will be priced at less than $40 per month.

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