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Hulu (stylized as hulu) is an American entertainment company that provides streaming services to customers who subscribe.[1] It is primarily oriented towards instant streaming of television series, carrying current and past episodes of many series from its owners' respective television networks and other content partners. Hulu is owned by Hulu LLC, a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company (holds 30% stake), 21st Century Fox (holds 30% stake), Comcast (via NBCUniversal; holds 30% stake), and AT&T (via WarnerMedia; holds 10% stake). Through a proposed acquisition announced in December 2017, Disney is to acquire 21st Century Fox's partial ownership, giving it a majority stake if the deal closes.

Some of Hulu's competitors include Netflix and Amazon. Previously, Hulu offered free streaming with commercials, but in 2016, Hulu made the commercial streaming available for a small fee. Hulu Plus still remained in its own purchase plan. Hulu is currently offered only to users in the United States, its territories and Japan.The CEO of the company Randy Freer announced that by the end of 2018 Hulu had around 23 million subscribers.

Hulu offers Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain, and Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain to stream since 2017. In 2020, the revival of Animaniacs will be released exclusively for Hulu. Hulu targets the revival as its first family animated series. Freakzoid! was not included in the deal.

References

  1. WTF is OTT? Template:Cite web Published by Digiday.com July 7, 2015, retrieved, May 29, 2018
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