Hulu, more than four years after launching its live TV service, has added ViacomCBS’ cable networks to the lineup.
Starting Friday (April 30), nine ViacomCBS networks will be available on Hulu + Live TV: Comedy Central, BET, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., VH1, CMT, MTV, TV Land and Paramount Network. The price of the streaming package will remain at $64.99/month (with SVOD ads) and $70.99/month (with no SVOD ads).
Another five ViacomCBS linear nets — BET Her, MTV2, NickToons, TeenNick and MTV Classic — will be available in Hulu’s Entertainment add-on package (which remains priced at $7.99/month extra). The other channels in that package are CNBC, American Heroes Channel, World Cooking Channel, Crime + Investigation, Destination America, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, DIY, Great American Country, Military History Channel and Science.
In addition, under the distribution deal between Disney’s Hulu and ViacomCBS, Hulu will add a collection of library shows from the media company to its on-demand service, including “Freaks and Geeks,” “Moesha” and “Sister Sister.”
It’s another example of co-opetition among media conglomerates as direct-to-consumer streaming era is in full swing. In early March, ViacomCBS rebranded — and expanded — the CBS All Access service to become Paramount Plus. Disney has been aggressively pushing its streaming products worldwide, including offering a discounted bundle of Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN Plus in the U.S.
Hulu + Live TV now offers more than 75 live TV channels in the baseline package. Customers also get access to the core Hulu on-demand service (which costs $5.99/month with ads or $11.99/month without ads as a standalone offering).