CBS expands licensing deal with Hulu


HuluCBS has expanded its licensing deal with Hulu to bring more content to the service. The new licensing deal brings more than 5,300 episodes of CBS shows to the Hulu Plus streaming service. The agreement covers both recent and classic shows.

New series joining the service include Undercover Boss, “United States of Tara,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Ghost Whisperer,” and classics including “Taxi,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Laverne & Shirley,” “Melrose Place,” and “7th Heaven,” among many others.

The 2,600 episodes added as part of the deal being are in addition to the more than 2,700 episodes of popular CBS TV shows already on the Hulu Plus service including The Good Wife, The Amazing Race, “CSI: Miami,” “I Love Lucy,” “Star Trek,” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” The new CBS episodes will begin to appear on Hulu Plus in the coming weeks, with a selection of CBS library shows rotating through the free service.

“CBS programming on Hulu Plus has performed exceptionally well,” said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer, CBS Corp. “We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them, providing more terrific CBS content to their growing base of subscribers.”

CBS and Hulu Plus also recently announced an exclusive subscription video on demand agreement for previous seasons of the crime drama Elementary and a separate deal to stream previous seasons of Blue Bloods. CBS and Hulu previously announced licensing agreements for CBS library programming in 11/12.