Hulu announced that it is now the exclusive home for all seasons of South Park. If you've grown to love South Park Studios, the show's website, which has offered every episode for years now, you're in for some changes.
Hulu and South Park Studios announced a multi-year licensing agreement that will see all South Park episodes coming to Hulu Plus. The bad news for fans is that Hulu Plus is a paid service, whereas all episodes have always been free on the South Park Studios site.
All episodes will be free on Hulu before the start of South Park's 18th season on September 24th, at which point Hulu Plus subscribers will have exclusive access. Once the season premieres, Hulu Plus users will have access to each new episode the day after it airs. Also at that point, both Hulu and the South Park Studios site will have a revolving selection of free episodes available - a major step down from the entire catalog as historically offered on the South Park site.
Here's what Matt Parker and Trey Stone had to say about it (yep, that's how they're named on the new Hulu-powered South Park blog - not sure if it's just a mistake or if they're trolling us):
“This is a natural partnership for us. We are excited that the entire library will be available on Hulu and that the best technology around will power South Park Digital Studios.”
That does indeed sound like something Matt Parker and Trey Stone might say.
Hulu's SVP and Head of Content Craig Erwich writes in a blog post:
This show has revolutionized TV and it has consistently remained a top 10 most-watched show on Hulu.
Here's a look at some more recent additions to Hulu.
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