Hulu Live, the upcoming live streaming service, will feature programming from CBS, CBS Sports, and Pop!, CEO Mike Hopkins announced on Wednesday.
Hopkins made the announcement at the Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference, which is part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place this week in Las Vegas.
With the addition of the CBS channels, subscribers to Hulu’s new live service will have access to popular programming, including “Big Bang Theory,” “NCIS,” “Big Brother,” “Blue Bloods” and “60 Minutes,” both live and on-demand.
In addition, subscribers will get all NFL preseason, regular and post-season games broadcast on CBS, and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball championship.
“To build a successful live TV service, you have to have viewers’ favorite sports and shows — and CBS’ programming is absolutely vital to that mix,” Hopkins said. “With 21st Century Fox, Disney, Turner and now CBS on board, our new live service will offer one of the most valuable sports, news and entertainment lineups anywhere – from ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports and TNT to ABC, CBS, FOX and The Disney Channel.”
Viewers will also get access to CBS’ late night shows and major annual live events such as The Grammys. The new deal also extends Showtime Networks’ existing deal with Hulu in which Showtime is offered as a premium subscription service to those customers who subscribe to Hulu’s live or SVOD service.
Hopkins also announced that Hulu Live will be priced at under $40, and that price would include Hulu’s SVOD library.