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Hulu says it will offer live television in 2017

Hulu says it will offer live television in 2017

Hulu has confirmed a recent report claiming that it will soon offer live television streaming. In a statement today, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said the company will roll out “live programming” in 2017, giving viewers something other than the service’s on-demand content. As with PlayStation Vue and Sling TV, Hulu’s live programming will include commercial breaks and will not require a separate cable/satellite subscription.

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Hulu tipped in plan to launch Sling TV competitor next year

Hulu tipped in plan to launch Sling TV competitor next year

Hulu could be the next company to offer a live streaming real-time TV service, according to sources. The service would be akin to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, enabling subscribers to watch live cable channels and broadcasts over the Internet rather than through a satellite or cable television subscription. Sources say Hulu is aiming to launch the live service in the first quarter of next year.

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Hulu’s now a channel on Cablevision’s set-top boxes

Hulu’s now a channel on Cablevision’s set-top boxes

If you're a Cablevision subscriber, you can fire up your set-top box and choose Hulu from amongst the channel offerings as if it, too, were an ordinary channel. This marks a big milestone for Hulu, and boils down to a convenience factor for Optimum TV subscribers — rather than needing a separate device, such as a Roku player, customers can fire up Hulu using the service provider’s own set-top box from within the channel guide.

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Hulu VR app launches with a couple dozen 360-degree films

Hulu VR app launches with a couple dozen 360-degree films

Netflix's VR app puts you on the couch in a cozy cabin somewhere in a wintery paradise. Hulu's newly launched VR app goes the opposite direction, positioning viewers in the middle of a modern, somewhat minimalist high-rise condo above a big city. The Hulu VR app works on the Samsung Gear VR headset, and has been launched alongside some 360-degree content for more than just mask-on-face passive content consumption.

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Is Curious George on Netflix? Nope. He is on Hulu now

Is Curious George on Netflix? Nope. He is on Hulu now

In the relatively recent past, you, a parent of a child, may have watched endless hours of Curious George on your streaming device. With Netflix, perhaps - the 2006 film Curious George became a part of Netflix back in June of 2015. But now - gosh help us all - Hulu has secured the "exclusive subscription streaming rights to one of the highest-rated kids television properties." That is Curious George, the television show. All of the episodes of Curious George, just like you've always dreamed of.

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Doctor Who is coming to Amazon Prime

Doctor Who is coming to Amazon Prime

This hasn't been a great year for Doctor Who fans. It's the first time since the series was rebooted that will get no new episodes, save for the Christmas Special. It'll be sometime in 2017 before we see regular episodes return, and as a kicker, the show was pulled from both Netflix and Hulu. This means that it is currently not streaming anywhere that's accessible in the US. But that's about to change.

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Hulu gets a universal Windows app and Cortana support

Hulu gets a universal Windows app and Cortana support

For many years, I've wondered when Microsoft would get around to having a unified platform. They've had a desktop OS, smartphones, gaming consoles, and even an MP3 player for ages now, but they were always very different devices that only barely communicated with each other. Only with the release of Windows 10 has Microsoft been able to create a truly unified platform. Today, Hulu has joined that platform by releasing their universal Windows 10 app.

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Hulu and IFC Films strike deal over documentaries

Hulu and IFC Films strike deal over documentaries

Hulu is ramping up its documentaries game through a new partnership with IFC Films. Under this business deal, Hulu has scored the streaming rights to IFC documentary releases, including IFC Midnight and Sundance Selects documentaries. This comes at a time when Netflix has stepped up its own documentary efforts, and has seen ample success with “How to Make a Murderer."

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T-Mobile offers free Hulu subscription to Verizon customers

T-Mobile offers free Hulu subscription to Verizon customers

Last month T-Mobile aimed its sights at Sprint, by offering customers who switch from Sprint a $200 credit for every line that they bring over. That's a pretty hefty amount, especially if you've got a family or even a business plan that you're switching. T-Mobile said that they had plans to entice customers on other carriers, and they're starting to deliver on that.

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Hulu’s launching a VR app next month

Hulu’s launching a VR app next month

Samsung’s anticipated Gear VR headset is launching next month, and it’ll only cost $99 USD, making it a financial feasibility for most consumers. To go along with it will be Hulu, which is working on a “virtual reality experience” for its subscribers. The video streaming service will launch its own VR app in November, keeping pace with competing services like YouTube that are also dabbling in the virtual world.

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Hulu and Viacom expand deal: more shows inbound

Hulu and Viacom expand deal: more shows inbound

Hulu and Viacom have a good relationship, something yet again demonstrated by a new expanded deal between the two companies. Under this, Hulu has scored VOD rights for a bunch of new shows, including some from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and more. Viacom and Hulu first began their relationship back in 2011, and have since grown it, tacking on more shows and expanding its offerings to cover a wide range of television programming.

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‘The Goldbergs’ TV show arrives on Hulu

‘The Goldbergs’ TV show arrives on Hulu

Hulu has scored the exclusive subscription streaming rights to ABC’s “The Goldbergs” television show. The show has been around since 2013, and stars Jeff Garlin and Wendi McLendon-Covey, among others. Under this deal, Hulu will offer the full episodes for season one and season two via its two subscription plans. This announcement follows yesterday’s premiere of The Goldbergs’ third season.

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