Hulu and IFC Films have signed a multi-year agreement that will bring documentary releases from IFC Films, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight Documentary Films to the streaming service exclusively directly following theatrical releases and on-demand. It’s the first such deal for Hulu as it competes with Netflix and Amazon for content
The deal expands Hulu’s relationship with IFC owner AMC Networks; the pair already pacted last year on output deal for exclusive SVOD rights to new and upcoming primetime scripted drama and comedy series from AMC, IFC TV, BBC America, SundanceTV and WE tv. That included narrative features from sisters labels IFC Films, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight.
The docu deal takes effect in the fall beginning with IFC Films’ King Georges, which hits theaters and VOD on February 26, and City of Gold, which follows Pulitzer-winning L.A. food critic Jonathan Gold, which will also become exclusive to Hulu following its theatrical release March 11.