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Everything coming to (and leaving) Hulu in February 2019

Image: archer / FXX Streamers, rejoice! Hulu’s content library just keeps growing and growing—and next month is no exception. Here’s what the streaming service is adding to its archives in the month of February. If you’re looking for killer action, check out Hulu’s latest additions to its James Bond collection, like Dr. NoandGoldenEye. Want some side splitting comedy? Try Caddyshack and its sequel, Caddyshack II. Classic romance? Mystic Pizza has got you covered. Fresh animation? The latest season of Archer. Just a bunch of really freakin’ cute puppies? The completely…

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Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenbergs Quibi keeps adding talent

Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion-dollar backing until the end of 2019, but talent keeps signing up to come along for their ride into the future of serialization. The latest marquee director to sign on the dotted line with Quibi is Catherine Hardwicke, who will be helming a story around the creation of an artificial intelligence with the working title “How They Made Her,” according to an announcement from Katzenberg onstage at the Variety Innovate summit. Whistle called “Benedict Men”…

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Get a full year of Hulu for just 99 cents per month

All this could be yours.Image: hulu It may be getting cold, but Hulu is coming in HOT this weekend with their best offer ever— a full year of streaming for just $0.99 per month.  I never thought I needed a nod for my sedentary winter lifestyle, but this definitely feels like one and I’m not hating it.  For literal pocket change, you’ll be able to watch thousands of TV shows and movies, including full seasons of exclusive series like Hulu originals The Handmaid’s Tale and Difficult People, plus full seasons…

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 is not meant to be binge watched

What, you think something pleasant is happening in this scene?Image: Hulu For many people, a three-day weekend is an excuse to attend a barbecue or spend some time outside, perhaps in a park or on the kind of rooftop that has chairs. For others, it’s an excuse to sit and catch up on TV while the world’s expectations are briefly and wonderfully paused. For those in the latter group, I have one television-related suggestion that will make your long weekend much better than it might be if my advice is…

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Hulu to get family-friendly with new ‘Animaniacs’ seasons

Image: warner bros./hulu Because Emmys and handmaids aren’t enough, Hulu is jumping into the family TV market with a revival of the kooky ’90s series Animaniacs.  Steven Spielberg will executive produce the Warner Bros. and Amblin Entertainment series for two brand-new seasons. SEE ALSO: ‘Animaniacs’ is your latest childhood obsession to get a reboot Animaniacs first debuted on the WB in 1993 and ran for 99 episodes. Mashable first reported rumor of a reboot in May 2017, when the show’s resurgent popularity on Netflix was gaining attention. (It’s since been…

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Hulus Live TV service arrives on Amazon Fire TV

Hulus Live TV service, the expanded version of Hulu launched in May which provides access to live television in addition to Hulus existing on-demand library, is now available on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. This is the first major platform expansion since the services debut, as it was initially available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Apple TV and Xbox One. Amazon Fire TV is one of the few remaining platforms were Hulus app still needs to be rolled out in order be considered a true cross-platform service. Its also…

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Hulus new 20th Century Fox deal brings 3,000 more TV episodes to its streaming service

Hulu today announced a sizable content deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution that will allow Hulu to add nearly 3,000 more episodes of popular TV shows, including dramas and comedies, to Hulus streaming service. The deal will give Hulu the streaming rights to several well-known titles, such as How I Met Your Mother, Burn Notice, Bones, and Glee, and will also bring to Hulu the full back catalog of older shows, like MAS*H and NYPD Blue, as well. 21st Century Fox owns roughly a third of Hulu, but Hulu…

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comScore: cord cutters tend to have lower incomes than pay TV subscribers, watch less television

A new comScore study out today has taken a deeper look at the behavior of cord cutters here in the U.S., in order better understand how this growing demographic differs from pay TV subscribers, as well as what factors may have influenced their decision to leave cable TV behind. According to the report, cord cutters tend to be lower- to middle-income, and despite spending more time on streaming services than the average viewer they watch far less television than your typical pay TV customer. Whats notable about the comScore study…

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Hands-on with Hulus new Live TV service

Hulu officially announced the launch of its live TV streaming service this morning at its Upfront presentation in New York, after earlier promising its under $40 offering would arrive sometime this spring. The service which is actually $39.99 per month has a robust channel lineup, cloud DVR and combines Hulus existing on-demand library, including its Originals, with streaming TV and on-demand content from its broadcast partners.However, a key part to the new service is the revamped, redesigned Hulu experience. Though Hulus new user interface made its debut at CES earlier…

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Hulu scores deal with NBCU for its live TV service, will now carry all four major broadcast networks

Just ahead of the launch of Hulus forthcoming live TV service, the company today announced a new deal with NBCUniversal that will bring NBC and Telemundo-owned television stations to the new service, For sports fans, the agreement means the service will also gain access to a range of popular sports programming, including Sunday Night Football and the Olympics, as well as networks like NBCSN, Golf Channel and NBCs regional sports networks inChicago, Philadelphia, New England, Mid-Atlantic, Bay Area, California and Northwest. Hulu already had a fairly robust sports lineup ahead…

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