Hulu Plus Acquires Subscription Video on Demand Rights for CBS's 'Elementary'

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February 3rd, 2014

Elementary October 2013

via press release:

HULU PLUS ACQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION VIDEO ON DEMAND RIGHTS FOR POPULAR CBS DRAMA “Elementary

 

LOS ANGELES – Feb. 3, 2014 – Hulu Plus has acquired subscription video on demand (SVOD) rights for the critically acclaimed CBS drama Elementary, it was announced today by Hulu Chief Executive Officer Mike Hopkins and Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer for CBS Corporation.

 

Hulu Plus has the rights to offer complete past seasons of episodes of Elementary to its subscribers after each season has been broadcast on the CBS Television Network. Hulu Plus is available to TV fans on more than 400 million connected tablets, phones and living room devices for $7.99 per month.

 

“After the breakthrough success of THE Good Wife on Hulu Plus, we’re excited to offer subscribers more past seasons of outstanding current CBS programming, as the exclusive subscription video on demand home for Elementary,” said Hopkins.

 

Elementary has been a strong performer for CBS on-air, online, on VOD and in DVR playback,” Koondel said. “Its ability to play and succeed on all platforms speaks to the value the series will bring to Hulu Plus and its subscribers.”

 

ELEMENTARY was the most watched new series in broadcast television during the 2012-2013 season. Currently in its second season on CBS, ELEMENTARY is averaging 12.1 million viewers and is ranked #4 among all primetime programs in L7 viewer lift, averaging a +4.15 million viewer increase over its live plus same day average.

 

Starring Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson, ELEMENTARY is a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escaped to Manhattan where his wealthy father forced him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion, Dr. Watson. The series also stars Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hall.

 

ELEMENTARY is produced by CBS Television Studios and executive produced by Rob Doherty, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Craig Sweeny.

 

About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand – “the Eye” – one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.

 

About Hulu

Hulu is an online TV service whose mission is to help people find and enjoy the world’s premium content when, where and how they want. As we pursue this mission, we aspire to create a service that users, advertisers and content owners unabashedly love. (www.hulu.com)

 

About Hulu Plus

Hulu Plus offers unlimited instant streaming of current hit shows. Available on TVs and many other internet connected devices in HD for $7.99 a month.

 
  • We Can’t Stop

    Nice. I would probably check out the first few episodes of this show on Hulu.

  • CarShark

    That’s interesting. CBS is the only one of the Big Four that isn’t part of the venture, which is why there aren’t that many of their shows on there. Is this just a sale to the highest bidder or a prelude to something bigger?

  • Science Advisor

    “…streaming of current hit shows.”
    As long as you do not want this year’s episodes. Then it is more of a “streaming of shows that may still be a hit.”

    I guess it is still taking CBS some time to wrap their heads around this internet thingy.

  • D.j. Richardson

    I can see it now…”The following program is brought to you with limited commercial interruption, by….” and then 18 commercials…

    Hulu subscribers will understand.

  • Devon Maxwell-Pierce

    This is exciting. I hope it can help the show grow. It’s really good.

  • Ram510

    Why? It’s not like their target demographic is big on internet viewing

  • Rita

    This will help CBS to get some extra bucks from Elementary.

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