New NBC Content Leaving Hulu Next Month
I hate to tell you this, but some of your favorite NBC content like “Law & Order” will be leaving Hulu next month. Starting in September, Hulu will no longer show new NBC content the next day. The change is happening because Hulu is a Disney owned company and also owns ABC network. NBC is a Universal company and the enemy of the mouse. Being able to show new programs was a major staple for the streaming service, but now that NBC is leaving, ABC and FOX will be the only two networks offering next-day program capabilities. You’ll recall that CBS All Access was the first to pull their content off of Netflix and Hulu. Since Disney has purchased a stake in FOX, it seems that there will be no further defections.
It is no surprise that owners of these programs are now starting to leverage each other for sole ownership of their company’s stuff. The NBC content moves to it’s own Peacock and Peacock Premium service. This is the way of the future as streaming services move into their individual lanes of exclusive content.