Titles including 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' 'Ghost Whisperer,' 'United States of Tara'
CBS Corp. and Hulu are expanding an existing deal for a catalog of TV series that will double to 5,300 episodes, the companies announced Monday.
The new pact builds on a November 2012 pact that steered 2,700 titles to Hulu Plus. Now an additional 2,600 episodes are being added on a multi-year, non-exclusive basis. Titles include “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Ghost Whisperer,” and “United States of Tara.”
Content is largely concentrated on subscription side at Hulu Plus, with some selections from the library rotating into free ad-supported Hulu.
Titles from the previous CBS-Hulu deal include “The Good Wife,” “CSI: Miami,” “The Amazing Race,” “I Love Lucy,” “Star Trek,” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”
CBS and Hulu have been active on the deal front as of late, having secured separate deals to deliver previous seasons of current series “Blue Bloods” and “Elementary” on an exclusive basis.
“We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them, providing more terrific CBS content to their growing base of subscribers,” said Scott Koondel, chief corporate content licensing officer at CBS Corp.
“With the newly expanded CBS content library, Hulu Plus subscribers will be treated to some of the most significant shows ever seen on television,” said Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins.