Earlier this month, Hulu CEO Randy Freer said the company would be revamping its Live TV service by dropping some entertainment channels and adding on smaller bundles. Now, that change has come about. The streaming service announced this week the launch of two new add-ons which focus on entertainment and Spanish programming.
The add-ons are actually small bundles of channels instead of individual networks.
A new $4.99 per month “Español” add-on will offer live news and sports networks, including ESPN Deportes, NBC Universo, CNN En Español and History Channel En Español.
Another $7.99 per month “Entertainment” add-on will offer the live feeds from the live network feeds of LMN (Lifetime Movie Network), FYI, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and CNBC World.
And, later this year, Hulu will bring Discovery Networks to its service, where its channels will also join one of these two add-ons. Those channels include Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, Discovery Family, Science and Destination America.
While Hulu with Live TV today already offers premium add-ons including HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz, this is the first time its sold add-on channel bundles outside of its core lineup.