In what can only be described as an effort to call attention away from Netflix, Hulu on Thursday announced a deal with Turner Broadcasting that will see the service offer shows from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TBS and TNT.
The multiyear agreement will give Hulu exclusive streaming video on demand rights to shows such as Rick and Morty, Clarence, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Last Ship and Murder in the First, among others. Other older shows, such as The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (highly recommended), and Sealab 2021 will also be available to stream.
In addition to older and existing shows, the deal will also give Hulu the rights to certain future series that will launch on TNT, TBS, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network. That’s a pretty solid deal for Hulu, and even better for Hulu subscribers who love shows under the Turner Broadcasting umbrella.
“The addition of multiple titles from Cartoon Network represents a significant step forward in continuing to build a strong programming offering for the kids audience on Hulu,” said Craig Erwish, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Hulu.
I spend a lot more time on Netflix compared to Hulu, but that’s about to change with today’s announcement. You can never have too much Regular Show. You’ll be able to start streaming the content on May 1.