Hulu has been pretty quiet about acquiring major licensing deals as of late, but all of that has changed this morning with the announcement of a new long term deal with BBC Worldwide.
Ovver 2,000 hours of content from the BBC will be coming to Hulu over the coming months and will include such popular shows as Sherlock, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Top Gear and more. The deal will also cover some of the cult classic comedies the British broadcaster has produced such as Fawlty Towers, Red Dwarf and Blackadder.
“Hulu has enjoyed a strong collaboration with BBC Worldwide North America, from international co-productions to breakthrough exclusive shows that have been embraced in the U.S. by extremely passionate audiences,” said Andy Forssell, acting CEO and Senior Vice President of Content for Hulu. “By adding this expansive collection of premium BBC Worldwide programming, Hulu Plus solidifies its role as a top streaming platform for the best British programming available in the U.S.”
Hulu has been fairly quiet in recent months as it was exploring the possibility of a sale to other companies, but with the site now off the auction block it would appear it is returning to form to pick up more content to keep its users engaged.