Hulu Secures Streaming Rights to ‘Billy On The Street’ Series

Streaming video service Hulu has acquired the first five season of truTV’s variety sketch series Billy On The Street, both companies said Thursday.

Hulu beginning July 10 will begin streaming all 42 episodes from the first four seasons of the series, which features comedian Billy Eichner quizzing unsuspecting people on the streets of New York City, according to network officials.

Season five of Billy On The Street will debut later this fall, and Hulu will stream all of those episodes once the season finishes its run.

“As an incredibly popular and creatively-inventive show in truTV’s portfolio, Billy on the Street has cultivated a passionate fan base that actively seeks out the show and embraces Billy’s unique comedic talent and obsession with pop culture,” said Chris Linn, president of truTV in a statement. “This partnership with Hulu gives us a great opportunity to both super-serve those existing fans and also introduce the show and our network to new audiences.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.