Nexstar Strikes WGN Carriage Deal with Hulu

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Nexstar said it has struck a distribution deal with Hulu for Nexstar's cable network, WGN America.

It is the third WGN America distribution deal the company has struck in December, said Nexstar, totaling seven million new subs by January of next year.

The deal also means that Nexstar's ABC affiliates will return to Hulu + Live TV.

The Hulu deal alone adds 4 million new subs to WGN America.

“We are very pleased to reach an agreement with one of the country’s premier live TV streaming services and we’re looking forward to making our entertainment content and NewsNation available to 4 million new subscribers throughout the country,” said Sean Compton, president of Nexstar's network division, in a statement.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.