November 28, 2019
Hulu, Disney’s majority-owned subscription video-on-demand platform, is offering its basic streaming service with ads for $1.99 monthly for a year. The offer, which ends Dec. 2 (Cyber Monday), then converts to $5.99 monthly after 12 months. The company also offers a $11.99 monthly ad-free option.
Hulu, which at one time was co-owned by 20th Century Fox, Comcast, Time Warner and Disney, is now wholly owned by Disney following the Magical Kingdom’s purchase of Fox and buy-out of Comcast’s stake.
The service had almost 27 million subscribers as of May 1, which was up from 25 million in the previous-year period and 15 million in 2016.
Rival Netflix ended the most-recent fiscal period with nearly 61 million domestic subscribers.
Disney also offers Hulu with ESPN+ and Disney+ for $12.99 monthly.