Game of Thrones premieres on July 15. Ahead of that, Hulu and HBO have reached a deal to bring programming to the streaming service. Hulu is now offering HBO and Cinemax as premium add-ons. HBO will be abailable for an additional $15 per month and Cinemax will cost $10 per month. The base Hulu streaming is available at three levels – an ad-supported plan for $8 per month, an ad-free plan for $12 per month and a live TV plan for $40 per month.
Showtime has been available as a premium add on since June 2015 for $9 per month.
Tim Connolly, senior vp and head of distribution and partnerships at Hulu said of the deal:
“By combining HBO’s iconic programming with our world-class user experience and deep content offering, Hulu is giving viewers easy and highly personalized access to the very best of televisionWith this important new partnership, fans can now watch Game of Thrones live every Sunday, binge- watch all six seasons of The Sopranos or catch up on Westworld alongside our live TV, sports, classic TV shows and Hulu originals — all without ever having to leave the Hulu app.”
Sofia Chang, executive vp worldwide digital distribution and home entertainment at HBO said:
“Hulu has been a pioneer in the television streaming business, building a robust user base by offering top-tier programming from a variety of networks. We see them as the perfect partner to help us fulfill our promise to HBO fans, bringing our unparalleled programming to audiences in the most sophisticated, convenient and innovative ways.”