Streaming News Roundup: Hulu Adds HBO, Netflix Announces Series Renewals, and More

Posted Mon Jul 10, 2017 at 05:00 PM PDT by
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New Netflix shows and the addition of an HBO plan to Hulu are among the latest streaming announcements.

Netflix has revealed season renewals, premiere dates, and other info for several of their upcoming shows and movies, including Fuller House, F is for Family, Dear White People, BoJack Horseman, and a new series about The Central Park Five.

Meanwhile, Hulu has announced the addition of HBO and Cinemax options for its streaming platform. Hulu users can now add access to live and on-demand HBO streaming directly through their existing Hulu service for an extra $15 per month. Likewise, customers can also sign up for Cinemax for an extra $10 per month.

"By combining HBO's iconic programming with our world class user experience and deep content offering, Hulu is giving viewers easy and highly personalized access to the very best of television," said Tim Connolly, Senior Vice President, Head of Distribution and Partnerships at Hulu. "With this important new partnership, fans can now watch Game of Thrones live every Sunday, binge watch all six seasons of The Sopranos or catch up on Westworld alongside our live TV, sports, classic TV shows and Hulu originals – all without ever having to leave the Hulu app."

HBO and Cinemax plans for Hulu include access to live east and west coast feeds of both channels on supported devices along with on-demand access to each station's library of films, shows, and original content. In addition, HBO 2, HBO Family, HBO Latino, HBO Comedy, HBO Signature HD, HBO Zone, MoreMAX HD, ActionMAX HD, ThrillerMAX HD, MovieMAX HD, 5StarMAX HD, and OuterMAX HD live channels will also become available within the add-ons through Hulu in the coming weeks.

Netflix has announced a new five episode limited dramatic series based on the historic case of The Central Park Five. The show will come from creator, writer, and director Ava DuVernay. Here's a synopsis per Netflix:

Based on the true story that gripped New York and the world, the series will be a five-episode limited, scripted series that exposes the breakdown of our criminal justice system at every phase of the notorious Central Park Five case. Each part will focus on one of the five teenagers from Harlem -- Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise -- wrongly convicted of raping Trisha Meili in Central Park. The series will span from the spring of 1989, when each were first questioned about the incident, to 2014 when they were exonerated and a settlement was reached with the city of New York.

In addition, Netflix has announced a second season renewal for Dear White People and a third season renewal for the animated show F is for Family.

Dear White People comes from creator and executive producer Justin Simien, and stars Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson and Marque Richardson. The ten-episode second season is set to begin production later this year. Season one is now available to stream through Netflix.

F is for Family comes from creators Bill Burr and Michael Price, and stars the vocal talents of Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry and Haley Reinhart. A release date for the third season has not been announced yet. Seasons one and two are now available to stream through Netflix.

Likewise, Netflix has announced premiere dates for the third season of Fuller House and the fourth season of BoJack Horseman.

Season four of BoJack Horseman will start streaming through Netflix on September 8. The animated show stars the vocal talents of Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie. Seasons one, two, and three are now available on Netflix.

Fuller House season three will hit Netflix on September 22, marking the 30th anniversary of the original Full House which first premiered on September 22, 1987. The season will be broken into two parts with nine episodes in each. The second part of the season is set to arrive in December.

Finally, Motor Trend On-Demand has announced a July 20 premiere date for its latest exclusive series, Put Up or Shut Up

"We're thrilled to bring a head-to-head racing series to Motor Trend OnDemand, as there is such a huge interest in this genre," says TEN's Senior Vice President and General Manager of Original Programming Bobby Akin. "We chose Brian Lohnes to host for his very unique style of announcing and deep knowledge of the sport that will add to the drama and excitement of Put Up or Shut Up as he provides in-depth play-by-plays."

Here's a synopsis per Motor Trend On-Demand:

Each month, Put Up or Shut Up's show host, NHRA and HOT ROD Drag Week announcer Brian Lohnes, will pit bitter rivals and outspoken trash-talkers against each other in a tense battle for $10,000 cash and ultimate bragging rights. From high-octane drag racing to white-knuckle hillclimbs, engines and egos will battle it out to win it all.

Motor Trend On Demand provides access to more than 2,000 hours of content with live streaming, archive material, original shows, and a schedule of racing events. Available real-time motorsport racing and enthusiast events include Pirelli World Challenge, Blancpain GT Series, DTM, and Lamborghini Super Trofeo, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and Goodwood Festival of Speed. Likewise, Motor Trend OnDemand provides exclusive first-look access, bonus episodes, and behind-the-scenes footage from its popular lineup of original programming like 'Roadkill,' 'Head 2 Head,' 'Dirt Every Day,' 'Ignition,' 'Hot Rod Garage,' and more.

- A current Netflix subscription starts at $10 for HD streaming and $12 for Ultra HD streaming.

- A current Hulu subscription starts at $8 per month with commercials. In addition, ad-free playback is available for $12 per month.

Sources: Netflix, HuluMotor Trend OnDemand

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