Hulu signs a deal for television content from the CW network


Announced earlier today, the joint venture of Warner Bros. and CBS Corporation has entered into a five year licensing agreement with media streaming company Hulu. The CW network will be featuring episodes of new shows like Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Ringer as well as legacy CW shows like Supernatural. While Netflix announced a similar partnership earlier this year, Hulu gets immediate streaming access to new episodes while Netflix has to wait an entire year before the next season is scheduled to begin. According to the agreement, Hulu Plus members will have access to the last five episodes of the recently aired television shows and regular Hulu members will have to wait eight days to access each new episode.

supernaturalWhile Hulu offers an immediate way to catch up on new episodes, Netflix will offer a much more extensive library of episodes from previous seasons. However, the price on the Hulu deal is likely much smaller due to the reduced amount of episodes available to visitors as well as the window of opportunity to view the episodes. At maximum, Hulu visitors will have access to a year’s worth of content at any given time. Besides Ringer and Supernatural, other shows that are coming along in this deal include Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, America’s Next Top Model, Nikita, 90210, The Secret Circle and The Vampire Diaries.

Fans of CW programming may end up subscribing to both services. Netflix will be able to catch users up on previous seasons and Hulu can offer current programming after a user works up to the most recent season. This is one of the larger deals that Hulu has signed with a network. The last major deal took place earlier this year when Hulu entered into a multi-year deal with Viacom rumored to have cost $40 million just to regain access to The Daily Show and The Colbert Report

Movies & TV

More cast members join Jordan Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ reboot

Get Out writer and director Jordan Peele is developing and hosting a reboot of the classic sci-fi anthology series The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access, and the cast for the first season is filling out with some familiar faces.
Movies & TV

Stay inside this fall with the best shows on Hulu, including 'Castle Rock'

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we've put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between.
Movies & TV

Out of movies to binge? Our staff picks the best flicks on Hulu right now

From classics to blockbusters, Hulu offers some great films to its subscribers. Check out the best movies on Hulu, whether you're into charming adventure tales or gruesome horror stories.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'The Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘The Good Place’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.

Zoom in on famous works through the Art Institute of Chicago’s new website

Art lovers, listen up. The Art Institute of Chicago has given its website a serious makeover with new features that let you get up close and personal with more than 50,000 artworks by famous (and not so famous) artists.

Over a million veterans now eligible for Comcast’s Internet Essentials program

Comcast's low-cost Internet Essentials program, which provides internet access for just $10 per month, has expanded to include U.S. veterans. One million veterans now qualify for the service.

Google’s Squoosh will get an image web-ready with in-browser compression

Google's latest web app development is an image editing and compression tool, Squoosh. In just a few clicks, it can take a huge image and make it much lighter and web-friendly, all in your browser.

Want to save a webpage as a PDF? Just follow these steps

Need to quickly save and share a webpage? The best way is to learn how to save a webpage as a PDF file, as they're fully featured and can handle images and text with ease. Here's how.
Social Media

‘Superwoman’ YouTuber Lilly Singh taking a break for her mental health

Claiming to be "mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausted," popular YouTuber Lilly Singh has told her millions of fans she's taking a break from making videos in order to recuperate.
Smart Home

Amazon has a huge team dedicated to enhancing Alexa and Echo

An Amazon executive on Tuesday, November 13 revealed the huge size of the team that's tasked with developing the Echo, the company's smart speaker, and Alexa, the digital assistant that powers it.

Here's our head-to-head comparison of Pandora and Spotify

Which music streaming platform is best for you? We pit Spotify versus Pandora, two mighty streaming services with on-demand music and massive catalogs, comparing every facet of the two services to help you decide which is best.
Social Media

Going incognito: Here's how to appear offline on Facebook

How do you make sure your friends and family can't see if you're on Facebook, even if you are? Here, we'll show you how to turn off your active status on three different platforms, so you can browse Facebook without anyone knowing.

Our 10 favorite Chrome themes add some much-needed pizzazz to your boring browser

Sometimes you just want Chrome to show a little personality and ditch the grayscale for something a little more lively. Lucky for you, we've sorted through the Chrome Web Store to find best Chrome themes available.

Aussies hope free Wi-Fi on their beaches will lead to fewer drownings

Lifeguards in Australia have hit on an idea to use Wi-Fi to make the nation's beaches safer. It's a simple but clever idea that plays on our need to stay connected around the clock.