We have known for a while now that Hulu is working on a new standalone online TV streaming service that it’s going to launch at some point next year. The over-the-top streaming market is certainly getting crowded and the company will need to make sure that its offering stands out from the competition both in terms of channels offered and the price charged from subscribers. Hulu has confirmed that its TV streaming service is going to feature channels from Disney and Fox.
Hulu confirms that it has signed a deal with Disney and Fox to bring their content to its TV streaming service, the deal is going to bring more than 35 TV networks to the service. They will include Disney’s ESPN and ABC networks as well as entertainment, news, sports, and other properties owned by Fox.
This means that those who subscribe can be sure of the fact that they will get access to two of the major broadcast networks – ABC and Fox – when Hulu’s standalone TV streaming service launches next year. That’s quite something.
Hulu’s new service won’t have an open playing field. PlayStation Vue and Sling TV are already established players in this market while AT&T is finalizing its own DirecTV-branded standalone TV streaming service so it’s going to launch to a whole lot of competition. We’ll have to wait until next year to find out how it fares up against the competition.