Hulu has launched its rumored “Hulu with Live TV” service with an app debuting on the iOS App Store, offering live streaming access to major television networks —but similar to the early DirecTV launch, the service is labeled as beta. The service, announced on Wednesday, will cost $43.99 per month without commercials and $39.99 with, and allows users to watch live TV on iOS or the fourth generation Apple TV. Subscribers will be able to stream on two screens at a time, and have 50 hours of DVR storage in the cloud. Hulu subscribers with Live TV have access to Click Here to Read more
On Monday, Hulu announced a deal to bring NBCUniversal on board for its upcoming live TV service, securing the last of the four major U.S. broadcast networks plus its associated specialty channels, such as Syfy and Telemundo. The service will launch with 50 channels including NBCUniversal’s Bravo, USA, E!, Sprout, CNBC, MSNBC, and NBCSN, as well as some local affiliate channels. No word on when the service will officially launch.
Mid Tuesday, Hulu announced that it has made a deal with Disney, ESPN, Fox, Fox News, and others to its live streaming service that’s scheduled to debut sometime early in 2017. The service will include such major networks as: ABC ESPN Freeform Disney Channel Fox Network Fox News Fox Sports and others The new streaming service will cost around $40.00 per month and will also include live sporting events and other special programming.