These TV programs are available for online viewing via Hulu, a joint venture between NBC Universal, Fox Broadcasting and Disney-ABC. The site provides some free content-including TV series episodes, clips, highlights and online-exclusive content-and it also provides a more extensive catalog of content that is available to subscribers of the Hulu Plus service for a monthly fee. The Hulu catalog includes a wide variety of TV programs, including comedies, dramas, reality programs, documentaries, news and talk shows; programs are also available from all eras, from the early TV classics to the most current series.
Hulu's catalog includes TV programming from the founding networks as well as several others, including A&E, MTV, PBS, the CW and the BBC. In addition, the site includes several exclusive series that were produced specifically for Hulu. Programming on Hulu is ad-supported, and regular commercial breaks are taken during streaming when you watch Hulu TV shows.
For some current series, Hulu offers only a selection of recent episodes, and for others, the site's catalog includes complete recent seasons. A typical arrangement makes the most recent episode of a series available only to Hulu Plus subscribers for eight days after the episode's original air date, after which time they become available for no-charge streaming for a limited time; older episodes continue to be available to subscribers.
Hulu also offers many older TV series in their entirety, with all episodes of all seasons available for on-demand streaming.