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hulu live tv service announcement

US streaming service Hulu is launching a live TV service, and it's just announced it'll include channels from The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox. These include sports channel ESPN, and entertainment networks ABC and Fox.

Hulu announced the service earlier this year, but it's only just announced the deals with Disney and 21st Century Fox. It previously signed a deal with Time Warner (which owns CNN, TNT and TBS).

The service is slated to launch in 2017.

Services like Hulu's are known as 'cord cutters' in the US, because they offer usually cable-only channels without the customer having to pay for a full cable subscription. Competition is fierce in this area, with PlayStation Vue and Sling among the other big players.

Apple is also supposedly keen to encroach in this area, though its service has reportedly been delayed numerous times because it can't meet agreeable terms with the networks.

Source: The Verge

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