Hulu Plus scores deal with The CW network

Summary:Spotted: Current episodes from hit shows on The CW network on Hulu Plus.

OMFG: Hulu Plus just became a lot more valuable for anyone under the age of 18 (and the rest of us who are young at heart).

The digital streaming site's expanding library is getting more packed now that it has inked a deal with The CW network. Yes, that means that current and old episodes of hits such as Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries will now be available on Hulu Plus.

The new five-year licensing agreement might not be as exciting or enticing for many television viewers and even current Hulu Plus subscribers given that the target age group is described as between 18 and 34.

Nevertheless, it speaks more to a younger generation that is more likely to watch current programming while streaming on computers and mobile devices, making Hulu Plus a more valuable subscription choice for that demographic as well.

Additionally, The CW has been one of the more elusive content providers when it comes to Internet streaming. That appears to be changing drastically this month as The CW also signed an agreement with Netflix earlier this month.

However, much like all of the other major TV shows available on Netflix, those episodes all stem from previous seasons and lack current season episodes.


Topics: Apple, Networking


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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