Disney/ABC to Join Hulu

The Walt Disney Company has announced that they (and their subsidiary ABC) have joined forces with Hulu to bring movies and TV shows on their library to Hulu.com. This is pretty surprising, seeing how this would mean a joint venture from the three biggest networks.

This means that soon we can watch shows like Lost, Desperate Housewives, Scrubs and old Disney movies on Hulu.com for free.

Hulu already offers shows from NBC and FOX, making it the prime destination for people to watch TV shows. With the proper set-up, it's slowly making my DVR obsolete. I can only see the site becoming even more popular now that people can watch Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy and even The View there. According to Deadline Hollywood, the deal was in the range of $35 mil. Whew.

Here's a list of content you can expect:

  • • Full-length episodes of ABC primetime programs like Lost, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Samantha Who, Scrubs, Private Practice and popular late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • • Full-length episodes of hit ABC Family series like The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Greek
  • • Popular series from ABC Daytime and SOAPnet like General Hospital and The View
  • • Classic series from ABC's library like Hope and Faith, Less Than Perfect, Commander in Chief, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and Dancing with the Stars
  • • Select hit programs from Disney Channel like Wizards of Waverly Place and Phineas and Ferb which can be easily accessed from a new DISNEY location in the Channel section of Hulu.com
  • • Popular library titles from The Walt Disney Studios
  • • Short-form content including webisodes, sneak peeks and episode recaps from ABC Entertainment, ABC Family and SOAPnet

Two questions come to mind.

1) Are they going to let classic Disney feature cartoons out of the Disney vault for viewing?
2) Which Lost castmember are they going to get to do those "We're aliens" Hulu ads?

Arya Ponto • Contributor

As former Editor of JPP, Arya likes to entertain peeps with his thoughts on pop culture, when he's not busy watching Battle Royale for the 200th time. He lives in Brooklyn with a comic book collection that's always the most daunting thing to move with, and writes for Artboiled.com.


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