You’d be forgiven if you forgot by now that Hulu announced in January that a list of new ViacomCBS channels was coming to its live TV service. They are finally here.
Nine new channels will arrive on Hulu with the live TV service starting today, a spokesperson confirmed to Gizmodo. These will include BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1. So a lot of music, comedy, a few cartoon options, and other stuff that you will probably largely ignore.
Additionally, several more channels will be added to Hulu’s existing entertainment add-on, which costs an additional $ 8 per month. These include BET Her, MTV2, NickToons, TeenNick, and MTV Classic. This Entertainment package now includes over a dozen additional channel options, in addition to those from ViacomCBS.
Hulu originally ad the agreement for more channels in January as part of a multi-year agreement with ViacomCBS. At the time, the company did not specify how the addition of these new assets would, if at all, impact subscription costs. But at least as far as most of the big hitters go, it looks like they’ll be bundled into the Hulu experience with Live TV at no extra cost – at least for now.
Hulu with Live TV fair increases its price at $ 65 per month at the end of last year, so it would be a bit expensive to charge customers even more a few months later. Lord knows these prices are just going up keep at to come up, But.