CNN is the latest network to hop on the Hulu train. The two companies have struck a content deal that will bring six series and two films produced by the cable-news outlet to the SVOD service, which CNN’s parent controls a minority stake in.
This is the second deal between CNN and Hulu for CNN Original Series and the first deal for CNN Films.
The deal includes the film “9/11 Fifteen Years Later,” a co-production with Goldfish Pictures,and “The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House,” an original film production by the network, that will become available in July.
The six CNN Original Series that will be coming to Hulu include “The History of Comedy;” the first two seasons of “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell;” the first three seasons of “This is Life with Lisa Ling;” the first season of “Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies;“ the first three seasons of “The Hunt with John Walsh;” and the first season of “Crimes of the Century.” Most of the content will become available to Hulu subscribers by the end of this summer, except “United Shades” and “The History of Comedy,” which will become available this winter.
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with a trusted brand like CNN,” said Lisa Holme, Hulu’s head of content acquisition, in a statement. “Their powerful story-telling is best in class and we are very happy to offer even more of their programming to Hulu viewers.”