Hulu has signed a multi-year agreement with Miramax so show its films on the Internet streaming service. Starting today, Miramax films such as Good Will Hunting, Clerks and Pulp Fiction will be available to Hulu Plus subscribers. Hulu will also rotate 15 Miramax films per month onto Hulu.com, for non-Plus subscribers, with ad breaks to offset the cost of streaming the film (the first time Miramax films have been available for free streaming with ads).
“Making our films available via premium digital distribution channels is extremely important to Miramax,” said Mike Lang, CEO of Miramax. “Hulu has established its presence in the market as a leader in innovation and in delivering value for consumers and content owners. As one of the early promoters of Hulu and its CEO Jason Kilar, I couldn’t be more excited than to be in business with them today, and we’re thrilled about the prospect of enhancing both our brands by making our films accessible to Hulu’s fast-growing audience.”
Miramax struck a similar deal with Netflix earlier this year that also goes into effect today. Watching the films on Netflix; however, requires a subscription fee, with no movies available to watched for free with ads.
What do you think about Miramax movies being available on Hulu and Netflix? Are there any titles you’re particularly excited about?