Hulu Live TV adds 14 channels, including Hallmark and The Weather Channel • TechCrunch

Hulu is expanding its live TV lineup with 14 new channels, including the Hallmark Channel, The Weather Channel, Comedy.TV, JusticeCentral.TV, TheGrio Television Network and six channels from the Vevo music video network. The new channels bring the total to more than 85 channels, including entertainment, live sports, and national and local news.

Today, November 14, Hulu Live TV added the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries to the platform. Hallmark Drama is also available, however it’s just a part of the entertainment add-on, which costs an additional $7.99 per month.

The Weather Channel and Comedy.TV have been on the platform since November 1.

On December 1, subscribers can stream channels like Vevo Pop, Vevo Hip-Hop, Vevo Country, Vevo ’80s, Vevo ’90s, Vevo Holiday, TheGrio Television Network, JusticeCentral.TV and The Weather Channel en Español.

As announced in August, Hulu will increase subscription prices for the Hulu Live TV package on December 8th. For the base plan, subscribers get the new Disney+ ad-supported plan, Hulu Live TV (Ads) and ESPN+ (Ads), for $69.99 per month. The Legacy plan will increase to $74.99 per month, which includes Hulu Live TV (ads), ESPN+ (ads), and Disney+ (no ads). The premium plan with Hulu Live TV (no ads), ESPN+ (no ads), and Disney+ (no ads) will go up to $82.99 per month.

While many subscribers won’t be happy about the price increase, the new schedule could make it easier for some to swallow.

“We’ve been listening to our subscribers and are thrilled to bring some of your most requested channels to our service just in time for the holidays,” said Reagan Feeney, Hulu’s senior vice president of Live TV Content Programming and Partnerships, in a statement. release. .

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