Hulu Strikes Exclusive Deal to Stream ‘Seinfeld’ Reruns and Future AMC Shows

By April 29, 2015
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Hulu has been doing their best to up their original series game with Stephen King’s “11/22/63” with Bad Robot and a new comedy series from Jason Reitman, but they’re also ramping things up to build their library of network content from the past and future.

Today, Hulu had their upfront presentation where they announced two big deals for the streaming service. First up, Hulu will exclusively stream the entire series run of NBC’s modern classic comedy series “Seinfeld,” which will mark the first time the series has been available in its entirety online through a streaming service.

Occasionally episodes pop up for free in small batches on Crackle.com, and that will still happen while this deal is in place, but Hulu will be the place to see all the episodes following Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander as they deal with life’s everyday problems. If you didn’t catch “Seinfeld” when it was originally on, or have yet to dive into a DVD set, then June will be the time for you to catch up.

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But that’s not all Hulu has up their sleeve. Today they also announced that they have struck a deal to stream future series from AMC Networks. The deal includes this summer’s “The Walking Dead” spin-off, which we now know is called “Fear the Walking Dead,” and that’s a huge acquisition for Hulu.

No other specific series are mentioned, but this is a multi-year deal that makes Hulu the exclusive place to watch new and upcoming scripted programs from AMC Networks, which also includes BBC America, IFC, WE tv and Sundance TV. I wonder what that means for ongoing series like “Portlandia” and “Comedy Bang Bang,” which are now on Netflix.

Anyway, both of these deals are huge for Hulu, and hopefully they’ll help build their audience. Honestly, I’m surprised Netflix let AMC get away, but since they have about 62 million subscribers worldwide, while Hulu only has nearly 9 million, they’re probably not too worried about losing much ground.

Will this convince you to get Hulu if you haven’t already?

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Ethan Anderton
Some of his favorite films include Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, while his favorite TV series include LOST, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live.