Fans of South Park can get a little excited as the entire back catalog of shows is coming to Hulu and Hulu Plus. All the 240 plus episodes are available to stream on both Hulu’s with new episodes being made available the day after airing on broadcast TV.
Reported by The New York Times, the deal is said to be worth a reported $80 million+, and was inked by he South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The deal gives Hulu streaming rights to all 17 seasons of the show.
Currently fans can watch all episodes on the official South Park site, South Park Studios which will still have the full library available until season 18 premieres, then the website will just offer a changing selection of free episodes.
Speaking for Hulu, chief Craig Erwich said of the show which debuted in 1997, “South Park has revolutionized TV and pushed boundaries with unparalleled topicality and daring humor. South Park has been one of the top 10 most popular shows of all time on the platform. We’re thrilled to offer the series to fans in its entirety.”
Matt Stone said of the deal, “Content came out of its hole, saw its shadow and ran back down the hole for protection. What we do is expensive; it takes a lot of people; and it makes sense to put it through windows in a way that produces a lot of value. We do what we do because we act like we own the stuff and try to surf whatever wave is out there.”
He said that by giving Hulu streaming rights will mean that, “the new stuff is always available to fans”, and will handily bring in mor revenue as they will now enjoy both, “advertising and subscriptions.”