Hulu Nabs SVOD Rights To ABC Comedy ‘Black-Ish’ – TCA

Deadline | 1/7/2017 | Nellie Andreeva
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Hulu has signed a deal with the Disney-ABC Television Group for the exclusive subscription streaming video-on-demand rights to the ABC/ABC Studios comedy series Black-ish.

Hulu, which picked up The Mindy Project after first getting SVOD rights to the Fox comedy as part of a NBCU deal, has been active in the off-network comedy business, also buying the ABC/Sony TV comedy series The Goldbergs, in addition to the blockbuster pact for Seinfeld.

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Black-ish, which was taken to the cable/streaming marketplace in the summer, marks the first syndicatable comedy series for ABC Studios in a decade, since According to Jim. As is the case increasingly for single-camera comedy series, it landed an SVOD deal first/in lieu of a standard cable/broadcast syndication deal. Fox’s New Girl was among the first to test that route.

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