Hulu

Hulu (/ˈhl/) is an American subscription streaming service majority-owned by The Walt Disney Company, with Comcast’s NBCUniversal holding a minority stake. It was launched on October 29, 2007 and it offers a library of films and television series from networks like ABC, Freeform, and FX Networks among others, as well as Hulu original programming.

Hulu, LLC
Type of businessSubsidiary
Type of site
OTT video streaming platform
Area servedUnited States
Owner
ParentDisney Streaming (Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution)
URLhulu.com
AdvertisingYes
RegistrationRequired
Users 46.2 million (as of July 2, 2022)
LaunchedOctober 29, 2007; 14 years ago (October 29, 2007)
Current statusActive

Hulu was initially established as a joint venture between News Corporation and NBC Universal, Providence Equity Partners, and later The Walt Disney Company, serving as an aggregation of recent episodes of television series from their respective television networks. In 2010, Hulu became the first streaming service to add "Plus" to its name when it launched a subscription service, initially branded as Hulu Plus, which featured full seasons of programs from the companies and other partners, and undelayed access to new episodes.[2] In 2017, the company launched Hulu with Live TV—an over-the-top live TV service featuring linear television channels.

As of July 2022, Hulu has a total of 46.2 million subscribers.[3]


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