RightNetwork Signs Hulu, Amazon.com Distribution Deals

Conservative-leaning cable service RightNetwork has reached content distribution deals with Hulu and Amazon.com, network officials announced Friday.

Hulu will offer episodes of Right's flagship reality series, Running, which follows eight, first-time candidates as they run for public office. Amazon.com will offer digital downloads of Running, as well as stand-up comedy series Right2Laugh and political sitcom series Moving Numbers.

"These digital distribution agreements are key to expanding our audience and allow us to deliver RightNetwork's programming to viewers when and where they want it," said Kevin McFeeley, President and Chief Operating Officer, RightNetwork in a statement. "We are working to bring RightNetwork to as many screens as possible."

The network, which launched last month, has distribution deals with telco Verizon FiOS and cable operator Blue Ridge Communications.

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.