This morning, during its annual Upfront presentation, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced the launch of the company’s brand new live TV streaming beta service, along with its groundbreaking new user experience, to the public.
Beginning today, viewers who subscribe to the Hulu with Live TV (Beta) plan can enjoy live and on demand programming from more than 50 popular sports, news, entertainment and kids’ channels — plus Hulu’s deep existing premium streaming library — all for $39.99 per month, with no setup costs or hidden fees.
Sumner M. Redstone has resigned as the Chairman of CBS Corpration and Les Moonves has been named the company’s new chairman.
Moonvess was nominated for the position by Shari E. Redstone, Vice-Chair of the CBS Board and was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the CBS Directors. Moonves will also continue to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS. For further details and reactions, follow the jump.
Showtime’s standalone internet streaming service is expanding its reach with the announcement today of a partnership with Roku, Inc.’s Roku® and Roku TV models and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC’s PlayStation® Vue for its July launch.
Beginning in early July, Showtime will be offered over the internet as a standalone streaming service. Apple will be its first partner – iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Apple TV® users will be able to subscribe to Showtime as a stand-alone service on the Showtime app anywhere in the U.S., for one monthly price ($10.99) to view on all Apple devices.
The launch will be timed to coincide with the new seasons of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex. For more, follow the jump.