To do that, it will need a large content library and partners. Recently, The Verge has reported that Hulu has finalized a deal with Disney and Fox, two of the major broadcasting companies. This should bring on channels like ABC, ESPN, and Fox. Hulu has already made a deal with Time Warner for access to CNN, TNT, and TBS. However, the biggest corporations to make a deal with are NBC and CBS.
The company CEO, Mike Hopkins, has said that the service should be ready by 2017, meaning that they will have to either further negotiate for these channels or launch without them. The omission of NBC and CBS channels could reflect poorly on the service. Hulu may give the media companies more leverage in their negotiations just to make a deal.
It’ll be interesting to see how Hulu stacks up to its competition once the service is available, and whether it will work on all media platforms such as Android TV.