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Hulu explores ‘NOAH’ no ads option

US streaming and catch-up service Hulu is exploring the launch of a no-ads service, internally dubbed ‘NOAH’. The Wall Street Journal broke the news. It reported that Hulu is weighing the launch of a premium service that could roll out this autumn and would be priced between US$12 and US$14. If Hulu decided to launch […]

Netflix cord-cutters ‘on the up’

More US Netflix subscribers are cutting their pay TV cords than ever before, according to new research. Just 67% of 829 respondents surveyed by CutCableToday said they still had a pay TV subscription, with 9% saying they planned to cancel their service next year and a further 16% currently unsure if they would have pay […]

Hulu strikes AT&T deal

Telco AT&T has inked a deal with Hulu and will make the streaming and catch-up service available via its websites and mobile services. The agreement covers the paid-for Hulu Plus subscription service, which AT&T subs will be able to access on their connected mobile devices by using the dedicated AT&T app. The new service will […]

Nintendo scraps European TV plans

Nintendo has cancelled plans to launch its Nintendo TVii service in Europe, citing unexpected challenges in localising the offering for different markets. Announcing its decision, Nintendo said it will continue to develop “a range of entertaining experiences for all to enjoy”, but admitted it “did not anticipate such challenges” when it came to the rollout […]

Streaming media player ownership to hit 40% in US

Streaming media player penetration is set to reach 40% of US broadband homes by 2017, with these devices to be found in some 39 million households, according to research by NPD Group. The research firm predicts that streaming media player ownership will grow from just 16% of US internet homes in the first quarter of […]

Hulu renews original gameshow

On-demand and streaming service Hulu has renewed its original gameshow series Money Where Your Mouth Is. The show is produced by US indie Believe Entertainment Group. Billed as a ‘gameshow for the man’s man’, the show has friends going head-to-head over ‘man knowledge’ trivia rounds to win items from one another. It is presented by […]

Hulu revamps Hulu Plus app for iPhone

Hulu has revamped its Hulu Plus app for the iPhone, with a new design and contextually grouped search results. Hulu has updated the app’s navigation panel and has added a ‘shows you watch’ and a ‘home’ panel, the latter of which represents the best content of the day on Hulu, as picked by Hulu’s editorial […]

Disney, Animal Planet services join Amazon Fire TV

Connected set-top box Amazon Fire TV has added services from the likes of Disney and Animal Planet. WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Jr., Animal Planet L!ve, MLB.TV and WWE Network apps have all been added to the platform, with the deals more than doubling its size. WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family, NFL Now, A&E, Lifetime, […]

Hulu lands multi-year South Park deal

Hulu has dealt a blow to streaming service rivals Netflix and Amazon by acquiring exclusive rights to Comedy Central’s acerbic comedy South Park. The three-year agreement will see the US platform take VOD exclusivity for the show’s library and forthcoming episodes. All 17 seasons of the American culture satire will be available for free until […]

Hulu buys Australian soap Neighbours

US streaming service Hulu has acquired Neighbours, the long-running Australian soap. The daily soap has been popular in Australia, on Seven Network, and the UK, where it is now on Channel 5, for over a decade. In Australia it is the longest-running drama on TV. On Hulu in the US, it will launch on July […]

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