|[February 10, 2014]
CBS Corporation and Hulu Plus Expand Licensing Deal for Library Content on Hulu Plus
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Hulu (News - Alert) announced today the
expansion of a non-exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement to stream
programs from CBS's rich television library on the Hulu Plus
subscription service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hulu Plus subscribers will now have access to over 5,300 episodes from
popular CBS library programming. New series joining the service include
"Undercover Boss," "United States of Tara," "Everybody Loves Raymond,"
"Ghost Whisperer," and classics including "Taxi," "The Brady Bunch,"
"Laverne & Shirley," "Melrose Place," and "7th Heaven,"
among many others.
The 2,600 episodes added as part of the deal being announced today, are
in addition to the more than 2,700 episodes of popular CBS TV shows
already on the Hulu Plus service including "The Good Wife," "CSI (News - Alert):
Miami," "The Amazing Race," "I Love Lucy," "Star Trek," and "Sabrina the
Teenage Witch." The new CBS episodes will begin to appear on Hulu Plus
in the coming weeks, with a selection of CBS library shows rotating
through the free Hulu.com service.
"CBS programming on Hulu Plus has performed exceptionally well," said
Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer, CBS
Corporation. "We're thrilled to expand our relationship with them,
providing more terrific CBS content to their growing base of
"With the newly expanded CBS content library, Hulu Plus subscribers will
be treated to some of the most significant shows ever see on
television," said Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins. "From 'Happy Days' to 'Cheers'
and 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' these hit shows defined their eras, and
we're thrilled to offer full seasons to be enjoyed by new and loyal
audiences anytime, anywhere."
CBS and Hulu Plus also recently announced an exclusive subscription
video on demand agreement for previous seasons of the crime drama
"Elementary" and a separate deal to stream previous seasons of the
police procedural "Blue Bloods."
CBS and Hulu previously announced licensing agreements for CBS library
programming in November 2012.
About CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that
creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of
platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with
origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as
new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the
most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's
largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand - "the Eye"
- one of the most recognized in business. The Company's operations span
virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable,
publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive
and socially responsible media. CBS's businesses include CBS Television
Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner
Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a
joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian
Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS
Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS
Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive,
CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS
EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.
Hulu is an online TV service whose mission is to help people find and
enjoy the world's premium content when, where and how they want. As we
pursue this mission, we aspire to create a service that users,
advertisers and content owners unabashedly love. (www.hulu.com)
About Hulu Plus
Hulu Plus offers unlimited instant streaming of current hit shows.
Available on TVs and many other internet connected devices in HD for
$7.99 a month.
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