Hulu (/ˈhl/) is an American streaming platform. Launched on October 29, 2007, it offers a library of films and television series from networks such as CBS, ABC, NBC, or FX, as well as Hulu original content. Hulu is currently only available in the United States.[2]

Type of businessSubsidiary
Type of site
OTT video streaming platform
Area servedUnited States
ParentDisney Media and Entertainment Distribution
Users 43.8 million (combined total for both Hulu on demand and live TV)
LaunchedOctober 29, 2007; 14 years ago (October 29, 2007)
Current statusActive

Hulu is majority-owned by The Walt Disney Company, with Comcast's NBCUniversal holding a minority stake. 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.[3] In 2017, the company launched Hulu with Live TV—an over-the-top IPTV service featuring linear television channels. As of the fourth quarter of 2021, Hulu has 43.8 million subscribers.

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