Hulu has confirmed that it will be offered as an add-on to Disney+ subscribers.
Disney+, which launches later this year, will be home to more “family friendly” programming from the now combined Disney and 21st Century Fox properties.
Disney plans to use Hulu as the streaming home for most of the remainder of content from both brands.
In addition to the Hulu news, Disney is also reportedly considering offering a bundle option that includes ESPN+, the streaming service the sports network launched in April 2018.
Hulu, which launched in 2007, originally counted NBCUniversal and Fox as primary shareholders — with Disney joining later on.
However, after completing its purchase of most 21st Century Fox assets, Disney gained the majority stake in Hulu.
NBCUniversal’s Comcast still owns roughly a third of the venture, but has agreed to turn over operational control of the service to Disney.
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