Hulu’s live TV service reaches 800,000 subscribers

Hulu’s live TV service, which was launched one year ago, has surpassed 800,000 subscribers, said during an interview with CNBC the CEO of the company Randy Freer. It’s the first time Hulu has revealed a figure for the service.
Hulu announced the launch of the service, which is called Hulu With Live TV, in May 2017. It includes more than 50 popular sports, news, entertainment and kids’ channels, and Hulu’s existing premium streaming library, for a monthly subscription of USD 40. Freer said that, on average, subscribers of Hulu With Live TV are watching more than 100 hours of television per month.
In early May, Hulu announced that it reached 20 million total subscribers in the United States. The OTT pay TV service competes in this segment with other providers such as DirecTV Now (AT & T), which at the end of March of 2018 had 1.46 million subscribers, and Sling TV (Dish), which reported 2.3 million subscribers in the same period.
On June 14, Camille Dupont, market analyst at Dataxis, will present the webinar “Pay-TV in US until 2023: Dataxis’s forecasts in Pay-TV”, which will include information about the Linear OTT market.