Exclusive: After long negotiations, fox entertainment and Hulu has signed a new multi-year deal for in-season streaming rights to the broadcast network’s primetime series. The deal also includes extensive multi-platform his marketing partnerships.
Under this agreement, all Fox primetime entertainment programming will: family guy When simpsons To cleaning lady And new break drama defendant To masked singer When next level chef — will continue to stream on Disney-controlled Hulu the day after its linear television broadcast. That is, Fox and Hulu co-branding across all of Fox’s marketing efforts for programming on Hulu, across the network’s platform and beyond. Financial details were not disclosed.
Word of the new contract comes right after Fox announced last week A two-year update for the animated stalwart, The Simpsons, Family Guy When Bob’s Burgers, all produced by Disney TV Studios’ 20th Television Animation. The three series are Disney+’s big library titles (simpsons) and Hulu (Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers), Hulu’s continuation of the season was also a factor in the renewal. The pick-up negotiations were separate from those over the new Fox-Hulu deal, but they were comprehensive.
The new Fox-Hulu deal ends months of uncertainty as the two companies’ previous deal was due to expire in September this year.As Deadline reported, the independent network began asking outside studios last year for the flexibility to allow them to sell shows to new in-season stacking partners if Hulu’s deal isn’t renewed. Fox supplier—was the one that had the problem. This is because the move could impact potential library (out-of-season) streaming sales and hinder negotiations for new projects.
Fox and Hulu’s contract renewal and expansion, and the programming output deal the two companies announced last February, will allow Hulu to stream all out-of-season episodes of Fox-owned unscripted and scripted shows. , and networks and streamers are no longer corporately linked.
It’s been almost four years since Disney acquired Fox’s assets, including its 20th TV/animation and Hulu stake, and Fox is one of the 20th TV/animation’s top network partners, with the next We offer series such as 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star When resident, and animated The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers When Great North. Fox pays a premium license fee for these shows, and Hulu spends a lot of money making the network’s content available for next-day streaming. (Hulu and Disney+ already have the library rights to all of his Fox shows produced by Disney TV Studios.) Last year, NBCUniversal ended its mid-season deal with Hulu, taking full ownership of those rights. ‘s streaming platform, Peacock.
Fox Entertainment CEO Rob Wade said: “Under this new deal, Fox will solidify its long-term streaming strategy while leveraging the power and strengths of both Hulu and Fox to better serve viewers and deliver premium revenue across streaming and linear platforms. It increases the visibility of his content.”
Fox-owned content included in Fox-Hulu’s library deal includes unscripted flagships masked singer, the same as I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune, Domino Masters In collaboration with Studio Ramsay Global, next level chef And the upcoming new series, Gordon Ramsay’s Food Star, A new midseason single-camera comedy, animal management, and animated comedy house broken and future Krapopolisfrom Dan Harmon, and Grimsburg, Produced by Fox-owned Bento Box Entertainment, starring and executive produced by Jon Hamm.
“It will continue to be the next-day streaming home of current Fox hits, reinforcing Hulu’s unique position in the streaming space with off-season episodes of popular Fox titles, and the only SVOD service to carry next-day series. Hulu President Joe Earley said: “Fox has always been a great partner, but Rob and his team are committed to helping viewers understand where they can watch all these shows.” In addition, we are strengthening our relationship with new marketing initiatives.”
Other Fox shows include drama cleaning lady (Warner Bros. TV and Fox Entertainment), Alert: Missing Persons Unit (Sony Pictures Television and Fox Entertainment) and defendant (Sony Pictures Television and Fox Entertainment, All3Media America); Comedy call me cat (BBC Studios, Warner Bros. Television, Fox Entertainment) and welcome to flat (Lionsgate, BBC Studios, Fox Entertainment); and unscripted series Special Forces: The World’s Toughest Test (minnow film) and lego masters (Endemol Shine North America), chef When master chef junior (Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato), hell’s kitchen (ITV Entertainment and A. Smith & Co.), beat shazam (Apploff Entertainment, MGM Television, BiggerStage, Shazam) and upcoming new dating series the farmer wants a wife (Eureka Productions).