Hulu has signed deals to acquire SVOD (subscription video on demand) rights to Seinfeld and an exclusive deal with AMC for their Walking Dead spinoff series Fear The Walking Dead.
Hulu announced these deals during their NewsFront Presentation, according to Variety. Hulu has yet to announce what other AMC shows will be available on their site, but the output deal will probably include some future programming, according to Variety. The deal will extend to other channels that fall under AMC including: BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE tv, and IFC Films.
AMC struck a similar deal with Netflix back in 2011 and Netflix will retain the rights to shows including: Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Better Call Saul, according to Variety.
Set to premier in June, Hulu will also have all 180 episodes of Seinfeld from Sony Pictures Television at the price of $180 million. While a limited amount of episodes have been available to stream on Crackle, Hulu’s deal will mark the first time the entire series is put up for streaming, according to Variety.
Seinfeld star and co-creator, Jerry Seinfeld, also made an appearance at NewsFront and discussed the show’s history and how it might fare if it was a new show, quipping about the annoyances of new technology.
Also announced at the event was some of Hulu’s upcoming original content. Most notably, Amy Poehler’s half-hour comedy Difficult People. Hulu has not announced a premier date for the series but Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are set to star in it. The show will be about best friends living in New York who get into awkward scenarios, according to Variety.