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April 30, 2009 at 4:06 PM

Hulu gets Disney shows, and investment

The latest way broadband TV is getting to be an attractive alternative to cable: Hulu is adding content from its newest investor, Disney, including current and archived ABC and Disney Channel shows.

Disney already offers a bunch of this stuff online, but having it alongside other networks’ material at Hulu makes the online video site feel even more like a free, cloud-based cable box.

Here’s some of the Disney content, from a blog post by Hulu Chief Executive (and Amazon.com vet) Jason Kilar:

— Full-length episodes of ABC primetime programs like Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Samantha Who, Scrubs, Private Practice and popular late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live

— Full-length episodes of hit ABC Family series like The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Greek

— Popular series from ABC Daytime and SOAPnet like General Hospital and The View

— Classic series from ABC’s library like Hope and Faith, Less Than Perfect, Commander in Chief, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and Dancing with the Stars

— Select hit programs from Disney Channel like Wizards of Waverly Place and Phineas and Ferb, which can be easily accessed from a new Disney location in the Channel section of Hulu.com

— Popular library titles from The Walt Disney Studios

— Short-form content including webisodes, sneak peeks and episode recaps from ABC Entertainment, ABC Family and SOAPnet.

Comments | Topics: abc, Digital media, Digital TV

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