Vice Media has signed a big SVOD licensing deal with Hulu. The pact includes 15 critically acclaimed Viceland series including Ellen Page’s Emmy-nominated Gaycation and Gloria Steinem’s Woman, as well as popular shows such as rapper chef-Action Bronson’s F*ck, That’s Delicious. The series will be available for streaming exclusively on Hulu beginning June 8.
The deal also includes meta-comedy What Would Diplo Do?, starring James Van Der Beek, along with Abandoned, Black Market featuring Michael K. Williams, Bong Appétit, Cyberwar, Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, Hate Thy Neighbor, Huang’s World and Weediquette.
“Our viewers love watching thought-provoking reality series on Hulu, and partnering with Viceland is yet another way we’re building the most valuable content offering for fans of unscripted programming,” said Lisa Holme, Hulu’s VP of Content Acquisition. “Viceland has consistently created and produced stories that explore the cutting-edge, culturally-relevant topics that Hulu’s young and passionate audience craves, and we’re excited to be the very first to offer their shows in a subscription on demand environment.”
“Viceland is a key part of expanding on Vice’s ongoing commitment to create the most compelling and unique content young viewers can’t find anywhere else,” said Viceland president Guy Slattery. “We’re excited to have Hulu as a platform partner to continue widening the audiences for our shows.”
Hulu and A+E Networks announced an affiliate agreement in March 2017 that brought Viceland, as well as all six original brands from A+E Networks, to Hulu’s live TV streaming service. Hulu’s new deal with Viceland will make programming from the channel available to stream through Hulu’s SVOD service for the first time.