Hulu confirmed a couple of months back that it’s also building a standalone TV streaming service that’s going to be launched in the spring this year. Hulu has now announced a new partnership with A+E Networks which will bring six of its channels to the service which include the likes of Lifetime, A&E, History, and Viceland. A new report suggests that Hulu’s TV streaming service is going to miss out on Viacom networks.
Bloomberg reports that Viacom has decided against signing a potential deal with Hulu and if that’s true, it would mean that Hulu’s service would not offer networks like Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.
Nevertheless, subscribers will have a lot to look forward to when the service arrives this spring. Hulu’s TV streaming service is going to have major broadcast networks like Fox, CBS, Disney, and Time Warner aside from their entertainment, sports, and documentary subsidiaries.
The report does mention that other potential partners for Hulu’s service include AMC, Discovery and Scripps Networks which owns channels like Food Network, Travel Channel, HGTV, and more.
It makes sense why Viacom has decided against offering its networks to Hulu. The company has recently been reducing its streaming deals and has been working on rebuilding its relationships with traditional TV providers despite the fact that there’s plenty of data to show that streaming TV services as rapidly rising much to the detriment of conventional pay TV services.