Hulu has acquired exclusive SVOD rights to all previous seasons of CBS’ crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The deal marks the first time the long-running series and strong off-network performer has been licensed to an SVOD service. Under the multi-year agreement, more than 300 episodes and all complete seasons of CSI will be available to Hulu Plus subscribers beginning in early April. Hulu also becomes the exclusive SVOD home to all episodes of the series and will add full libraries of past seasons ahead of future series premieres.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered in fall 2000 with strong ratings, groundbreaking production values and a storytelling form that influenced a generation of crime dramas. The series ranked as TV’s No. 1 drama for seven seasons. CSI also has developed into a major franchise for CBS, spawning three TV spinoffs, books, video games and CSI: The Experience, an interactive educational exhibit about forensic science.