US streamer Hulu has struck a sweeping output deal with Fox Entertainment that will see Disney-owned SVOD claim the rights to a portion of its unscripted and animated shows.
The pact includes off-season episodes of shows including The Masked Singer, Lego masters, I can see your voice, Name this melody, The Masked Dancer, The 24 hours in hell and return of Gordon Ramsay, Chef and Junior Master Chef.
The masked singer, I can see your voice, the masked dancer and Name this melody are produced by Fox’s in-house unscripted studio, Fox Alternative Entertainment, while 24 Hours From Hell and Gordon Ramsay’s Return is produced by Studio Ramsay Global, backed by Fox.
Lego masters is produced by Endemol Shine North America, Tuesday’s Child and Plan B Entertainment, and Chef and Junior Master Chef are produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato.
Animation and expansion of the pact
Hulu will also be able to stream Fox’s animated comedy, Familiarproduced by Kapital Entertainment and Fox Entertainment, and animated by Bento Box Entertainment.
The output deal also includes future unscripted programming that will be owned and controlled by FOX Entertainment.
Hulu, in which Fox had a stake, previously offered shows from Fox Entertainment through its Live TV subscription tier.
Fox, meanwhile, has already offered its shows such as The Masked Singer to viewers through its AVOD streamer Tubi, acquired in 2020 for $440 million.
Charlie Collier, CEO of FOX Entertainment, admitted the deal means Hulu could “be a great place for fans to catch up on, and even discover, Fox’s iconic and talked about stories and characters.”
Former Disney executive Joe Earley, who became president of Hulu earlier this month, added, “With this agreement, we’re excited to bring our subscribers even more unparalleled entertainment and unparalleled programming. scripted, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with FOX Entertainment.”