Hulu And Nexstar Agree New Multi-Year Carriage Deal

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Hulu has agreed a new deal with Nexstar Media Group that ensures a number of local channels and affiliates will remain available to Hulu Live TV subscribers in the future. The deal also renews carriage for its cable news network, NewsNation.


It would seem as though Nexstar has been going through the motions of renewing its various agreements recently. For example, the company has only just agreed a new deal with YouTube TV over access to The CW, NewsNation, and more

This time it is the time of Hulu with the new deal directly related to Hulu’s live TV service. The new multi-year distribution agreement covers 122 of the company’s local television stations in total. Financial terms of the agreement were not announced, nor was the exact breakdown of the channels in the deal. However, Nexstar owns a number of local stations across the United States, so a good amount of homes are likely to be impacted by the deal.


The agreement also confirms that the company’s MyNetworkTV affiliates and independent stations will also be coming to Hulu Live TV. In addition, the deal ensures that Nexstar’s NewsNation cable news network will remain available through Hulu Live TV for the foreseeable future.

For reference, Hulu and Sinclair agreed a new deal a few weeks ago that resulted in a number of local ABC stations returning, after having previously been removed due to a carriage dispute.

The return of those Sinclair-owned local channels, along with the confirmation of this latest Nexstar deal, should ensure that many homes signed up to Hulu Live TV will continue to have access to many of their local stations and affiliates.

John Finn

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