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Hulu Gets Its First UK TV Shows, For US Eyes Only, More Coming

This story was written by Robert Andrews.
US VOD website Hulu has acquired its first set of rights to UK TV shows. The NBCU/News Corp (NYSE: NWS) venture signed a deal for distributor Digital Rights Group's Channel 4 International and Portman repertoires, giving it series including Peep Show (pictured), Rude Tube, Underbelly, Queer As Folk and Green Wing.

But, while Hulu has now stated its ambitions to launch in the UK and internationally, the shows will still only be available to Hulu's viewers in the US, to where the service is limited at present. Digital Rights Group (DRG) says more of its series will be added to Hulu "in due course" - "and the company (Hulu) is actively seeking more current UK broadcast content to add to the service", DRG said. Full story on our sister site paidContentUK...

By Robert Andrews