Hulu Signs New Deal with The Jim Henson Company For Exclusive Streaming Video on Demand Rights to Hit Animated Series Dot.
Popular Disney XD series Counterfeit Cat and Camp Lakebottom to stream exclusively on Hulu this Spring
SANTA MONICA, CA (March 7, 2017) – Hulu today announced a string of new content licensing agreements that will expand the premium streaming service’s growing kids library with all episodes of hit animated series Dot. from The Jim Henson Company, as well as Disney XD favorites Counterfeit Cat and Camp Lakebottom. All series will debut on Hulu in the coming months.
Hulu has acquired the exclusive SVOD rights to all episodes of the hit series Dot., based on the book of the same title by New York Times best-selling author and tech expert Randi Zuckerberg. The technology-themed preschool series has been a top performing franchise on Sprout since its launch last fall. The series features Dot, an 8-year old inquisitive and exuberant tech-savvy girl who launches herself into adventures and fearlessly sets about solving problems – her own, her best friend’s or her best dog’s – in the same way any 8-year old would…by making mistakes and laughing even more along the way. All past episodes of Dot., produced by Industrial Brothers in association with The Jim Henson Company and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, will become available to stream on Hulu beginning April 15th.
Hulu has also acquired the exclusive streaming rights to all episodes of the award-winning original animated comedy series Counterfeit Cat in a new deal with Wildseed Studios and Tricon Kids & Family. Following its successful first season in the U.S. on Disney XD, all episodes of Counterfeit Cat will make their debut on Hulu on March 17th. Counterfeit Cat follows the story of an unconventional friendship between a lazy, selfish house cat and an excitable, naive alien with a mysterious destiny and a homemade purple cat suit.
Lastly, Hulu is pleased to announce that all past episodes of 9 Story Media Group’s global hit series Camp Lakebottom will become available to stream April 8th, only on Hulu. The previously-announced deal grants Hulu the exclusive U.S. streaming rights the series, which originally premiered in the U.S. on Disney XD. Camp Lakebottom is an animated children’s series (ages 6-11) about 12-year-old prankster McGee, who was headed for an awesome summer at Camp Sunny Smiles when his bus took a wrong turn and landed him at old, run down and ridiculously spooky Camp Lakebottom.
On the heels of Hulu’s recent introduction of Profiles, which allows parents to create profiles for their children that only include kids content, the new deals expand Hulu’s commitment to providing quality kids and family programming, the new deals expand Hulu’s commitment to providing quality kids and family programming. The streaming service recently struck a landmark agreement with The Disney-ABC Television Group for the exclusive streaming rights to top-rated kids programming and offers a selection of Disney Channel Original Movies, as well as all episodes of Disney Junior’s acclaimed animated series Doc McStuffins and Disney XD’s Gravity Falls. Hulu is also the exclusive subscription streaming home to popular franchises including The Powerpuff Girls, and all episodes of one of the most popular children’s series of all time, Curious George.
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