As part of a new deal with A+E Networks, Hulu has acquired the exclusive subscription streaming rights to History’s well-received Roots remake.
“We’re so proud to welcome such a culturally important and highly-rated series… to Hulu,” said the streaming service’s head of content, Craig Erwich, in a statement.Roots’ Memorial Day premiere drew 5.3 million total viewers, making it the No. 1 mini premiere on cable since A+E’s Bonnie & Clyde three years earlier.
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As part of the deal with A+E Networks and Chute Ten Productions for Roots, Hulu also has picked up SVOD rights to the British miniseries War and Peace,which is distributed in the US by A+E Networks, as well as eight-part docu-drama Barbarians Rising.
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