Hulu Adds PBS Kids, Local PBS Stations & Magnolia Network To Live TV Channel Lineup
Disney’s Hulu has announced that it is adding new channels to its core Live TV lineup, including PBS Kids, local PBS affiliates and Magnolia Network. The new additions bolster Hulu + Live TV’s robust offering, providing viewers with a full, live and on-demand TV experience. With 4.5 million subscribers, the streaming subscription service now includes more than 90 top channels featuring live sports, national and local news, and entertainment, Hulu’s on-demand streaming library, award-winning Originals, next-day network TV shows, access to Disney+ and ESPN+, and features such as unlimited DVR.
Reagan Feeney, SVP, Live TV Content Programming and Partnerships for Hulu, said in a statement:
“As one of the largest live TV streaming services in the U.S., we are committed to providing a best in class user experience and a premium national and local channel lineup for our millions of subscribers. PBS, PBS Kids and Magnolia Network are among the most frequently requested channels by our subscribers and we’re thrilled to add them to our core line-up that now includes more than 90 live channels.”
Local PBS stations, reaching audiences in more than 300 markets and cities across the country, will begin streaming live on Hulu + Live TV in the coming months. PBS favorites include American Experience, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Great Performances, Masterpiece, Nature and more, while PBS Kids programming helps prepare children for success in school and life through trusted, educational media, available anytime and anywhere. Subscribers can access popular series such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Alma’s Way and Wild Kratts as part of their base plan.
PBS Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, Ira Rubenstein also said in a statement:
“We are thrilled that one of the largest live TV streaming services is now home to quality local programming from PBS Member Stations. As more and more households look to digital streaming offerings, this announcement is part of our commitment to meet audiences where they are with the PBS programming they know and love. PBS will continue to make trusted content available to all households across as many platforms as possible. We thank Hulu + Live TV for working with us to provide our viewers with more ways to watch programs through their local PBS station.”
Beginning May 25th, Magnolia Network and its popular original programming will join the core channel line-up on Hulu + Live TV. Select titles including Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, Silos Baking Competition, Maine Cabin Masters and more will also be available to stream on-demand. Live TV subscribers can also enjoy content from Hogar de HGTV now that it is part of a group of Spanish language channels featured in Hulu’s Español add-on ($4.99/month). Subscribers have the ability to customize their Hulu experience with live streams and on-demand content from these channels when added to their subscription plan.
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