Opens to Public, Offers Free Streams of Hit TV Shows, Movies and
Clips from More Than 50 Providers Including FOX, NBC Universal, Metro-
Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Sony Pictures Television

Company Announces New Licensing Deals with the Warner Bros. Television Group, Lionsgate, NBA, NHL and More

LOS ANGELES - March 12, 2008- Hulu, an online video service, today announced the public launch of its Web site, ( Beginning today, consumers in the U.S. can go to to watch a large selection of hit TV shows, movies, clips and more in high-quality – anytime, for free. In addition, Hulu announced new content partnerships with the Warner Bros. Television Group, Lionsgate, NBA, NHL and more than 20 other top content providers. New content additions to Hulu’s library will include: feature films like The Usual Suspects and Ice Age, shows like Dirt, The Incredible Hulk, Babylon 5, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and The Dick Van Dyke Show, nightly highlights, top plays and full-length games from the NBA and the NHL, popular made for web programming such as Prom Queen and Onion News Network, and much more.

On, consumers can enjoy one of the largest selections of legal, free videos from more than 50 top broadcast networks, cable networks, movie studios and web-centric content providers. Hulu’s library offers full-length episodes from more than 250 TV series - from current hits like The Simpsons, The Office and Prison Break to classics like Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Miami Vice. In addition, Hulu offers 100 full-length feature films such as The Big Lebowski, Me, Myself & Irene, Some Like It Hot, Mulholland Drive and Three Amigos!. Hulu also provides short clips from 150 more TV series like Saturday Night Live and In Living Color as well as 50 additional films such as Napoleon Dynamite, Little Miss Sunshine, Die Hard, Vertigo, and The Mummy.

“Today, Hulu is crossing a milestone in its mission to help people find and enjoy the world’s premium content, when where and how they want it,” said Jason Kilar, chief executive officer of Hulu. “With full-length episodes of current and archived television shows, feature films, sports and news, we believe the Hulu service is a step forward in giving consumers entertainment on their terms.”

“Hulu helps fans find great content wherever they are online,” said Peter Chernin, president and chief operating officer, News Corporation. “With tools that make sharing easy, Hulu encourages viral distribution. At the same time, Hulu’s distribution partners are some of the most visited on the Web, engaging consumers where they are already spending their time. This is a powerful combination.”

“’s impressive content line up and user experience are equally important in bringing consumers back again and again,” said Jeff Zucker, president and chief executive officer, NBC Universal. “These are the same attributes that make Hulu attractive to major brands. Both groups see the value in a quality, clutter-free online service.”

The Web site was created to bring together the widest selection of premium video with an elegant, easy-to-use interface. Focused on the video viewing experience, streams videos in high-quality and offers additional tools to enhance the viewing experience, including full-screen view, a pop-out window, a ‘lower lights’ feature and much more. offers features that enable users to easily clip, share and embed videos on other Web sites, including blogs and social networking sites. Additionally,’s search feature also helps users to find legal, premium video online even if it is not directly available on has been in private beta since October 2007. The response from users during the 18 week test period has exceeded expectations. Over 5 million viewers have watched videos in the past 30 days via or its extensive distribution network. This network includes Hulu’s partner sites (AOL, Comcast's, MSN, MySpace and Yahoo!) and other Web sites where users have embedded Hulu videos. During this beta period, more than 50,000 Hulu video players have been embedded on nearly 6,000 sites across the Web. Additionally, Hulu has more than quadrupled the number of show and movie titles in its library since private beta testing began.

Hulu gives advertisers the opportunity to connect their brands with premium content online, interact with highly engaged consumers and extend their reach via Hulu’s broad distribution network. Additionally, Hulu offers and is committed to the continued development of new and innovative online advertising experiences. Hulu has received positive feedback from the advertising community and is renewing many of Hulu’s charter advertisers since the beta period. Currently, Hulu advertisers include: Best Buy, Chili’s, DirecTV, GM, Intel, Nissan, State Farm, Unilever, Wal-Mart and others.

Hulu TV shows (in both full-length episodes or clips) at launch or shortly thereafter include, but are not limited to:

30 Days
30 Rock
Academy, The
Access Hollywood
Addams Family, The
Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
American Dad!
American Gladiators
American Gothic
Andy Barker, P.I.
Archie Bunker's Place
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
Arrested Development
Astro Boy
A-Team, The
Babylon 5
Back To You
Bad Girls Club, The
Bad Girls Road Trip
Barney Miller
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica Classic
BCS NCAA Football Games
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Biggest Loser, The
Bionic Woman
Bob Newhart Show, The
Buck Rogers
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Burn Notice
Captain and Casey Show, The
Caught On Tape
Celebrity Apprentice
Charlie's Angels
Chelsea Lately
Chicago Hope
Crow: Stairway To Heaven, The
Dana Carvey Show, The
Days of our Lives
Deal or No Deal
Decision House
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Dr. 90210
Dr. Steve-O
Dream On
Dress My Nest
E! News Now
Equal Justice
Family Guy
Fantasy Island
Flash Gordon
Flipping Out
Friday Night Lights
Friday Night SmackDown
Galactica 1980
Ghost Hunters
Ghost Hunters International
Girls Next Door, The
Hart to Hart
Hell's Kitchen
Hey Paula!
Hill Street Blues
I Dream of Jeannie
In Living Color
Inside the Actors Studio
Invisible Man, The
It Takes a Thief
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Jack of All Trades
Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, The
Jerry Springer
John Doe
Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot
Kathy Griffin
Keeping Up with The Kardashians
King Of The Hill
Kitchen Confidential
Kitchen Nightmares
Knight Rider
Kojak 2004
L.A. Dragnet
Land of the Giants
Las Vegas
Last Call with Carson Daly
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Law & Order
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Lipstick Jungle
Loop, The
Lost in Space
Lou Grant
Major Dad
Make Me A Supermodel
Married...With Children
Mary Tyler Moore Show, The
McHale's Navy
Meet The Presidents
Miami Vice
Millionaire Matchmaker, The
Miss Teen USA 2007
Miss Universe
Moment Of Truth, The
Murder One
My Bare Lady
My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad
My Name is Earl
Nanny and the Professor
NBA Basketball
NBC News
New Amsterdam
New Dragnet
Night Gallery
Office, The
Onion News Network (ONN)
Outer Limits
Paradise Hotel 2
Partridge Family
Picket Fences
Pink Panther Cartoons
Practice, The
Pretender, The
Prison Break
Project Runway
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Real Housewives of New York City, The
Real Housewives of Orange County, The
Remington Steele
Riches, The
Rockford Files
Saturday Night Live
She Spies
Shear Genius
Simon & Simon
Simpsons, The
Snoop Dogg's Father Hood
So You Think You Can Dance
Soup, The
St. Elsewhere
Stargate Atlantis
Starsky and Hutch
Starter Wife, The
Super Bowl XLII Ads
Swamp Thing
Talkshow with Spike Feresten
Team Knight Rider
Temptation Island
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Three Sheets
Tick, The
'Til Death
Tim Gunn's Guide To Style
Tom Brokaw Reports
Tonight Show, The
Top Chef
Top Design
Tori & Dean: Inn Love
Total Recall 2070
Victoria Beckham: Coming to America
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Weird Science
Welcome Back Kotter
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
What's Happening Now!!
What's Happening!
Who's the Boss?
WKRP in Cincinnati
Woody Woodpecker
WWE Monday Night Raw
Young Hercules

Hulu feature films (in both full-length or clips) at launch or shortly thereafter include, but are not limited to:

20 Dates
28 Weeks Later
40-Year-Old Virgin, The
A Guy Thing
A Life Less Ordinary
Alien 3
Alien Resurrection
Alien vs. Predator
All Dogs Go to Heaven
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
Alvin and the Chipmunks
An All Dogs Christmas Carol
Big Lebowski, The
Big Trouble In Little China
Birds, The
Break-Up, The
Bring It On
Broadcast News
Brokedown Palace
Broken Lizard's Club Dread
Cheaper By The Dozen
Cheech & Chong’s The Corsican Brothers
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
Child's Play 2
Clay Pigeons
Code of Silence
Comebacks, The
Darjeeling Limited, The
Date Movie
Day After Tomorrow, The
Day The Earth Stood Still, The
Day Watch
Devil Wears Prada, The
Die Hard
Die Hard 3: Die Hard with a Vengeance
Die Hard 4: Live Free or Die Hard
Do the Right Thing
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Dude, Where's My Car
End of Days
Enter the Ninja
Epic Movie
Family Guy "Blue Harvest"
Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fever Pitch
Field of Dreams
Fierce Creatures
Flight of the Phoenix
Fly, The (1958)
From Justin to Kelly
Full Monty, The
Garden State
Girl Next Door, The
Hills Have Eyes, The
Hot Fuzz
I Heart Huckabees
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Ice Age
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
In Dangerous Company
In Her Shoes
In the Mix
Independence Day
Inspector Clouseau
Intohe Night
Island of Dr. Moreau, The
Jerk, The
Joe Kidd
Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie
Just Between Friends
Keep Your Eyes Open
Killing Zoe
Little Miss Sunshine
Lone Wolf McQuade
Love and a .45
Love Me Tender
Man On The Moon
Mark Of Zorro, The (1940)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Me, Myself & Irene
Miami Vice
Miracle on 34th Street
Moulin Rouge
Mulholland Drive
Mummy Returns, The
Mummy, The (1999)
Napoleon Dynamite
National Lampoons Movie Madness
October Sky
Office Space
Out of Sight
Permanent Midnight
Planet Of The Apes (2001)
Point Break
Predator 2
Psycho (1960)
Pumpkin Head
Raising Arizona
Red Dragon
Reno 911!: Miami
Requiem for a Dream
Robin Hood: Men In Tights
Romeo + Juliet
Seven Year Itch, The
Shape of Things, The
Simpsons Movie, The
Skulls, The
Slums of Beverly Hills, The
Smokin' Aces
Sound of Music
St. Valentine's Day Massacre, The
Super Dave
Super Troopers
Thank You for Smoking
That Thing You Do
There’s Something About Mary
Three Amigos!
Titan A.E.
Usual Suspects, The
Very Bad Things
Weekend at Bernie's
Working Girl
X-Men 2
X-Men The Last Stand

About Hulu

Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies, and more at and other destination sites online, including AOL, Comcast’s, MSN, MySpace and Yahoo!. Hulu’s selection of premium programming is provided by leading content companies, including FOX, NBC Universal, MGM, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. Television Group, as well as Access Hollywood, AST Dew Tour, BNET, Bravo, Broadway Video, CenterStaging,, Chiller, CHOW, CNET, Comedy Time, Davis-Panzer Productions, E! Entertainment Television, ExerciseTV, FEARnet, Ford Models, Fox Atomic, Fox Movie Channel, Fox Reality, Fox Searchlight, Fox Sports, Fox TV Studios, Fuel TV, FX Networks, G4TV, Gamespot, Gamespy, Hidden Universe, IGN, Image Entertainment, Lionsgate, LX.TV, MEN7, Mojo, Movieola, My Network TV, National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Digital Shorts, NBA, NBC Sports, NHL, Oxygen, Paley Media, Reveille, Salient Media, SciFi Channel, Shout! Factory, Sleuth Channel, SpaceRip, Speed, Sundance Channel, Taste TV, The Fight Network, The Golf Channel, The Onion, The Style Network, TV Guide, TVG, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Twentieth Television, Universal Pictures, USA Network, Versus, Vuguru, WatchMojo, Wine Library TV and World Wrestling Entertainment®.

Hulu was founded in March 2007 by NBC Universal and News Corp and is operated independently by a dedicated management team with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Beijing. Hulu closed a $100 million investment from private equity firm Providence Equity Partners in October 2007.

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