Hulu said its new live OTT TV service will gain access to The CW following a new agreement with the CBS Corp.-Warner Bros. Entertainment joint venture.
Hulu said subs of its OTT TV service, launched in beta form in May, will get live feeds of The CW in the “coming months.” That will set the table for Hulu to offer series such as Riverdale, Supernatural, Supergirl, and The Flash, and new fall series that include Valor and Dynasty.
The addition of The CW will add to Hulu’s distribution of live local feeds in select markets from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.
“The CW has long attracted younger audiences to live TV, so we are very happy to offer the network through Hulu’s new live service,” Tim Connolly, Hulu’s senior vice president, strategic partnerships & distribution, said in a statement.
“The CW is excited to be a part of Hulu’s groundbreaking new live TV service,” added Chris Brooks, EVP, network distribution, The CW. “This new partnership furthers our goal of expanding our audience across digital platforms.”
Two other virtual MVPDs, fuboTV and DirecTV Now, recently announced distribution deals that include The CW.
Hulu’s beta offering is currently supported on iOS and Android mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV boxes and sticks, Apple TV set-tops (4th Gen.), Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles and Chromecast streaming adapters. Hulu is also offering a “basic version” of its live TV service on web browsers.