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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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CBS launches an All Access-Showtime skinny bundle for cord cutters

CBS has been last year.And on last weeks earnings call, CEO Leslie Moonves announced a combined package would soon be available. Today,that combined package has arrived. Starting now, consumers can sign up for CBSs own take on the skinnybundle through either the cbs.com website or showtime.com, and opt to upgrade to the combined offering. Initially, the deal is only being made to current subscribers, however. Those whoalready pay for either Showtimes over-the-top service or the streaming service CBS All Access will see the option to add on the other service…

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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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