Hulu Signs Deal to Get Disney Movies

Moving deeper into theatricals, Hulu said it signed its first agreement for rights to stream movies from the Walt Disney Studios.

The deal gives Hulu video-on-demand rights to films including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mulan, Pocahontas, Hercules, Sister Act and Air Bud, effective immediately.

Disney is one of the owners of Hulu, which is planning to launch a streaming service with live linear networks in 2017.


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