Hulu and Viacom announced today that they have expanded their content partnership in a multi-year deal that gives the streaming service exclusive SVOD rights to series from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV.
Starting today, Hulu becomes the exclusive SVOD home to past and future seasons Comedy Central series including “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Broad City,” “Drunk History” and “Key & Peele,” as well as the MTV shows “Faking It” and “Finding Carter.” Additional seasons of “Workaholics,” “Awkward” and “Catfish: The TV Show” have also been added to Hulu.
The deal continues their preexisting arrangement that makes full episodes of late night shows including “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and selected shows from Viacom’s media networks available on Hulu the day after their linear TV broadcast.
Most significantly, the new pact vastly expands Hulu’s kids programming with exclusive streaming rights to kids series such as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Sanjay and Craig,” “Breadwinners” and “Rabbids Invasion” for their entire runs. All episodes of kids series “Rugrats,” “Doug,” “T.U.F.F. Puppy” and “Planet Sheen” will be available to stream for the first time ever on Hulu. The join a list of Nickelodeon library series already on the platform that includes “Ren & Stimpy,” “The Wild Thornberrys,” “Drake & Josh,” “Hey Arnold!,” “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” and “Danny Phantom.”
The kids programming race has been heating up in recent weeks, with YouTube and Netflix making announcements expanded offerings and (in YouTube Kids’ case) parental controls. Children’s content is valuable to SVOD platforms because it is seen as a “sticky” that keeps people subscribed.
The episodes are available to stream with a Hulu subscription for $7.99 per month with limited commercials and $11.99 per month with no commercials.