On the heels of its multi-year licensing agreement with 20th Century Fox TV Distribution, Hulu has inked an expanded SVOD deal with MGM, that includes exclusive streaming rights to Emmy winning FX miniseries Fargo. All episodes of the first installment of the series will be available to stream in 2015.
The deal also includes licensing rights for all episodes of Seasons 1 and 2 of History drama series Vikings, along with multi-year, non-exclusive licensing rights to over 1,500 episodes of classic MGM series. They include sci-fi titles such as the Stargate series (Stargate Universe, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate: SG-1) and other classic series such as Flipper, Green Acres, and Addams Family, cult favorites Thirtysomething, Dead Like Me, Outer Limits, and family and kids series such as All Dogs Go to Heaven.
The pact with MGM follows a big streaming deal Hulu just signed for FX series produced by FX Prods. Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Prods.
“After announcing our landmark output deal with FX Productions yesterday, this expanded partnership with MGM brings even more hit titles to Hulu,” said Craig Erwich, SVP and Head of Content, Hulu.
The first installment of Fargo was recently nominated for five Golden Globes including Best Miniseries, and previously won three Emmys including Outstanding Miniseries.
“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Hulu and proud to continue to offer exceptional programming from MGM including the Golden Globe® nominated and Emmy® award winning series Fargo, continued fan-favorite Vikings as well as classic titles from MGM’s vast library,” said John Bryan, MGM President of Domestic Television Distribution.