Hulu expands Viacom content
| 29 October 2014
Hulu has extended its relationship with Viacom to bring more kids' titles, comedy series and reality series from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, TVLand, Spike, BET and Logo to Hulu.
The company first inked a content deal with Viacom in 2011, and expanded it in 2012, bringing shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report to its streaming service. Now, Hulu will add titles from Nickelodeon to its Hulu Kids' offering that include Invader Zim, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Drake & Josh and Hey Arnold! And, the two will be refreshing a library of past seasons of Key & Peele, Drunk History, Ridiculousness, Tosh.0, Kroll Show and Inside Amy Schumer.
The deal also includes MTV shows Catfish, Ink Master, 16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom 2, Snooki & JWoww, and more episodes of The Hills, The Jersey Shore, Basketball Wives, Love & Hip Hop and Mob Wives. And, Hulu will add scripted series including Comedy Central's Workaholics, MTV's Faking It, and TVLand's Hot in Cleveland. New episodes of MTV's scripted series Awkward, Happyland, and many more will also continue to be available to stream.
In addition to the English-language programming, the two will add to the Hulu offering of Latino programming for kids by adding a handful of family-friendly Nickelodeon titles such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Spanish.
"The great selection of in-season programming from across the networks that we've had on Hulu for the past several years will remain," said Craig Erwich, Hulu's senior vice president and head of content, in a blog. "All episodes will be added to Hulu over the next few weeks, giving you the perfect excuse to continue your fall TV binge."