Hulu and "South Park" Announce Exclusive Multi-Year Content Licensing Deal at 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour
Hulu Renews Successful Hulu Original
LOS ANGELES -- Today, at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Los Angeles, Hulu announced it will be the exclusive streaming home for all seasons of Comedy Central's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "South Park " and will renew popular Hulu Original "East Los High."
"'South Park' has been one of the top ten most popular shows of all time on the platform. We're thrilled to offer the series to fans in its entirety."
HULU TO BECOME EXCLUSIVE HOME FOR "SOUTH PARK"
Hulu and South Park Digital Studios announced today the exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement to stream all seasons of "South Park" on the Hulu Plus subscription service. In addition, the entire "South Park" library will be available for free on Hulu from now until the premiere of season 18 this fall (Sept. 24). Fans will have next-day access to new episodes on Hulu and Hulu Plus starting with season 18. SouthPark.cc.com will continue to have all seasons of South Park until the beginning of season 18, at which point both Hulu and SouthPark.cc.com will have a revolving selection of free episodes available. Hulu will power the video and advertising experience on SouthPark.cc.com.
"'South Park' has revolutionized TV and pushed boundaries with unparalleled topicality and daring humor," said Craig Erwich, Head of Content, Hulu. "'South Park' has been one of the top ten most popular shows of all time on the platform. We're thrilled to offer the series to fans in its entirety."
"This is a natural partnership for us," said Matt Parker and Trey Stone, creators of "South Park." "We are excited that the entire library will be available on Hulu and that the best technology around will power South Park Digital Studios."
HULU RENEWS HIT HULU ORIGINAL
On the heels of a successful first season and second season debut, Hulu today announced it will renew "East Los High" for a third season. "East Lost High" is the first English-language TV show with an all Latino cast and has proven popular with women 18-25. Since the series premiere in the summer of 2013, the teen drama has remained one of the most popular shows on Hulu. "East Los High" was a top ten show on Hulu during summer 2013.
Later this summer, Hulu will also add to its library of exclusive, current and library content. Hulu is the exclusive home for hit series like FX's "The Bridge," NBCUniversal's Bravo Media including the "Real Housewives" franchises, "Top Chef" franchises, and more.
HULU PANELS AT TCA
Talent in attendance today at the Hulu TCA presentation include: Trey Parker and Matt Stone ("South Park"), Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker ("The Awesomes"), Tymberlee Hill, Angela Kinsey, Dannah Feinglass Phirman, Andrea Savage, Kristen Schaal, Paul Scheer, Danielle Schneider and Casey Wilson ("The Hotwives of Orlando"), Nancy Hower, John Lehr, Alexia Dox and Allison Dunbar ("Quick Draw"), Katie Elmore Mota and Carlos Portugal along with stars Gabriel Chavarria, Ray Diaz, Vannessa Vasquez and Danielle Vega ("East Lost High").
"East Los High"
"East Los High" has even more gritty drama and scandalous romance in the second season. Featuring an all-new Latino cast and the hottest dance moves in East L.A., you've never seen teen drama like this before. Ceci returns to coach the Bomb Squad and struggles to take the unruly dance team to state championships. Working as a single mom, she faces new challenges with a demanding boyfriend who turns out to be more than meets the eye. Things get heated throughout the school as a shocking series of events make for another unforgettable year.
CREDITS: Produced by Population Media Center in association with Prajna Productions, Into Action Films, and The Alchemists.
LAUNCH: Season 2, July 9, 2014
SHOW PAGE: http://www.hulu.com/east-los-high
"The Hotwives of Orlando"
A parody of one of the most popular franchises in reality television, the Hulu Original "The Hotwives of Orlando," takes you inside the uber-exclusive and glamorous world of six hot housewives livin' large in Central Florida's sexiest city, Orlando. The show follows a cast of ladies as they fight over pretty much everything except for their love of shoes, plastic surgery, and the pursuit of spending all of their husbands' money.
CREDITS: Produced by Jon Stern and Paul Scheer, written by Danielle Schneider & Dannah Phirman and directed by Alex Fernie.
LAUNCH: Season 1, July 15, 2014
SHOW PAGE: http://www.hulu.com/the-hotwives-of-orlando
"Quick Draw" is set in 1875 centering on Sheriff John Henry Hoyle (John Lehr), a Harvard graduate, who brings the latest criminology and forensics techniques to the Wild West town of Great Bend, Kansas. Season two of the hilarious improvised comedy starts off with a bang, literally, promising more laughs, romance and gun-slinging action.
CREDITS: Created and written by Nancy Hower and John Lehr, directed by Nancy Hower, executive produced by Nancy Hower, John Lehr, Keith Raskin
LAUNCH: Season 2, August 7, 2014
SHOW PAGE: http://www.hulu.com/quick-draw
Every episode of this critically-acclaimed and award-winning show is packed with unforgettable adventures, cutting satire, and hilarious absurdity - from pissed off celebrities to talking towels to crime-fighting kids. Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman lead the way in all the dysfunction. For them, it's just a part of growing up in South Park! Named "One of the All-Time Greatest TV Shows" by Entertainment Weekly, Comedy Central's "South Park" launched on August 13, 1997. "South Park's" Web site is www.southpark.cc.com.
CREDITS: Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the co-creators of "South Park." Parker, Stone, Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II are the Executive Producers of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "South Park." Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bill Hader, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are Producers.
LAUNCH: All seasons on Hulu, July 12
SHOW PAGE: http://www.hulu.com/south-park
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About South Park Digital Studios
South Park Digital Studios is a joint venture between Viacom and Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning series "South Park." South Park Digital Studios is a digital animation and development studio dedicated to creating mobile and digital applications, digital goods and video gaming products, as well as overseeing social networking and digital syndication for South Park. South Park Digital Studios owns and operates the website SouthPark.cc.com and eight international versions of the site. South Park is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).