THE CW JOINS HULU’S LIVE PAY-TV SERVICE

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The CW To Become Fifth Major Broadcast Network To Stream Live on Hulu

Santa Monica, Calif. (August 28, 2017) – Hulu today announced a new agreement with The CW Network, a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment, for The CW to join Hulu’s recently launched live TV streaming service. In the coming months, subscribers of the Hulu with Live TV (beta) plan will be able to enjoy live broadcasts of their favorite primetime CW series, as well as local station programming.

The addition of The CW Network will bring all of the five US major broadcast networks to Hulu’s live TV streaming service.

“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,” said Tim Connolly, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Distribution.

“The CW is excited to be a part of Hulu’s groundbreaking new live TV service,” said Chris Brooks, Executive Vice President, Network Distribution, The CW. “This new partnership furthers our goal of expanding our audience across digital platforms.”

Subscribers to Hulu’s live service will have live access to The CW’s popular programming, including the new fall series Valor and Dynasty; the new hit series Riverdale and the long-running fan favorite Supernatural; popular DC titles Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow and The Flash; and the network’s critically-acclaimed Jane The Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Video on demand episodes of The CW’s current season series will be available to Hulu with Live TV subscribers soon.

Hulu is the only pay-TV service to offer live and on-demand programming from more than 50 popular sports, news, entertainment and kids channels— plus Hulu’s entire premium streaming library with limited commercials— all for just $39.99 per month. This includes 50 hours of Cloud DVR recording storage, up to six individual profiles and two simultaneous streams per account, with options to upgrade to an enhanced Cloud DVR with 200 hours of storage and unlimited in-home concurrent screens. Hulu also offers premium network add-ons HBO®, Cinemax® and SHOWTIME® with live and on-demand access to favorite premium series, films and specials from each network without ever having to leave the Hulu app.

Hulu’s new Live TV (beta) service is available across Internet-connected living room and mobile devices including Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV (4th Gen.), Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as Chromecast.

For more information, a list of available live channels, or to sign up for the Hulu With Live TV (beta) plan, please visit Hulu via a web browser:  www.hulu.com/live-tv.

About Hulu

Hulu is a leading premium streaming service that offers instant access to live and on demand channels, original series and films, and a premium library TV and movies to millions of subscribers in the U.S. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has consistently been at the forefront of entertainment and technology.  Hulu is the only streaming service that offers both ad-supported and commercial-free current season shows from the largest U.S. broadcast networks; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed original series including Emmy-nominated series The Handmaid’s Tale, The Mindy Project, The Path, 11.22.63, the Golden Globe® nominated comedy series Casual, as well as the upcoming Future Man, Castle Rock, Marvel’s Runaways and The Looming Tower. In 2017, Hulu added live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, Turner Networks, A+E Networks, The CW and Scripps Networks Interactive to its offering – making it the only TV service that brings together live, on-demand, originals, and library content all in one place, across living room and mobile devices.

About The CW:

THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK launched in 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, broadcasts a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup, Monday through Friday. The CW’s primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported cwtv.com and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a five-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW’s digital network, CW Seed, launched in 2013, and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.

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Hulu Press Contacts:

Shannon Prior

Shannon.prior@hulu.com

 

Alex Finegersh

Alex.Finegersh@hulu.com

 

The CW Press Contact:

Alana Russo

Alana.Russo@cwtv.com

 

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