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(Article rewrite. Unfortunately, the page had lots of dead links, and I haven't been able to find archived versions, so I've left them as references.)
[[File:Hulu logo.png|right|thumb|Hulu logo]]
'''Hulu''' is a website subscription service offering ad-supported on-demand [[wp:Streaming media|streaming video]] of TV shows, movies, {{wp|webisode}}s and other new media, trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage. Hulu provides video in Flash Video format, including many films and shows that are available in 288p, 360p, 480p, 720p and in some cases 1080p HD. Hulu is available in Japan and the United States. The contents on Hulu Japan is only available on Japanese territory in the same way the content on Hulu United States is only available on United States territory.
|logo=[[File:Hulu logo.png|right|thumb|Hulu logo200px]]
|caption=Hulu Logo
|provider=[[The Walt Disney Company]] <small>(USA)</small> <br /> HJ Holdings, Inc. <small>(Japan)</small>
|launched=October 29, 2007<ref name="Launch">[https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20071028005079/en/Hulu-Debuts-Private-Beta-Distribution-Partners-AOL ''Hulu Debuts via Private Beta and on Distribution Partners AOL, Comcast, MSN, MySpace and Yahoo!'' - Business Wire] (retrieved May 8, 2020)</ref>
|serviceprovided= Subscription video on demand
|accessableby=Web, Mobile, Smart TV, Consoles etc
|externallink=[https://hulu.com/ hulu.com] <br />[https://hulu.jp/ hulu.jp]
'''Hulu''' is a subscription {{wp|video on demand}} service, majority owned and operated by [[The Walt Disney Company]] through its subsidiary, Hulu, LLC. Started in the {{pmin|the United States|United States}} on October 29, 2007<ref name="Launch" />, as a joint venture between {{wp|News Corporation (1980–2013)|News Corporation}}, {{wp|NBCUniversal}}<ref>[https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20070322005690/en/NBC-Universal-News-Corp.-Announce-Deal-Internet ''NBC Universal and News Corp. Announce Deal with Internet Leaders'' - Business Wire] (retrieved May 8, 2020)</ref>, {{wp|Providence Equity Partners}}<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20080309220437/http://www.cable360.net/competition/web/25376.html ''NBC and Fox Jump Through Hulu Hoop'' - CABLE360.NET] (archived from the original March 9, 2008; retrieved May 8, 2020)</ref> and later The Walt Disney Company<ref>[https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-us-disney-hulu-043009-2009apr30-story.html ''Disney joins NBC and News Corp. with Hulu stake'' - The San Diego Union-Tribune] (retrieved May 8, 2020)</ref>, the service was originally free and was entirely funded by ads. On August 8, 2016, the free service ended, and Hulu moved exclusively to a subscription model<ref>[https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hulu-end-free-tv-service-917917 ''Hulu to End Free TV Service'' - The Hollywood Reporter] (retrieved May 8, 2020)</ref>, and a service allowing access to live TV was launched on May 3, 2017<ref>[https://variety.com/2017/digital/news/hulu-live-tv-service-launch-channels-1202407778/ ''Hulu Live TV Service Launches With 50 Channels for $40 Monthly'' - Variety] (retrieved May 8, 2020)</ref>. Since 2019, the service has been controlled by The Walt Disney Company, with the only other remaining owner, {{wp|Comcast}}, agreeing to sell their minority stake to Disney from 2023<ref>[https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/14/comcast-has-agreed-to-sell-its-stake-in-hulu-in-5-years.html ''Disney to take full control over Hulu, Comcast has option to sell its stake in 5 years'' - CNBC] (retrieved May 8, 2020)</ref>.
==Hulu Japan==
Hulu's service in Japan was launched on September 1, 2011.
On September 1, 2011, Hulu was launched in Japan, the first of what was meant to be a worldwide expansion<ref>[https://www.cnet.com/news/hulu-officially-launches-streaming-service-in-japan/ ''Hulu officially launches streaming service in Japan'' - CNET] (retrieved May 8, 2020)</ref>. However, the Japanese service did not perform well, and on February 27, 2014 it was sold to {{wp|Nippon TV}}<ref>[https://variety.com/2014/biz/global/hulu-japan-to-be-acquired-by-nippon-tv-1201122915/ ''Hulu Japan to Be Acquired by Nippon TV'' - Variety] (retrieved May 8, 2020)</ref>. Since then, the service in Japan has been run by HJ Holdings, Inc. (HJホールディングス株式会社 ''HJ hōrudingusu {{wp|kabushiki gaisha}}''), a Nippon TV subsidiary, and uses the Hulu name under licence.
===Pokémon anime===
The [[Pokémon anime]] has been available on Hulu Japan since August 1, 2012.<ref>[http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2012/08/120811_a01.html 「ポケットモンスター」シリーズがオンライン動画配信サービスHulu(フールー)に初登場!] (Japanese)</ref><ref>[http://blog.hulu.jp/?p=1023 大人気の「ポケモン」シリーズがHuluに初登場 テレビ放送中のシリーズを放送直後に配信 計400話以上のコンテンツが視聴可能に] (Japanese)</ref><ref>[http://www.itmedia.co.jp/lifestyle/articles/1208/01/news136.html 「Hulu」にポケモンが登場 ― ITmedia +D LifeStyle - 2012] (Japanese)</ref>
====Content Available====
* [http://www.hulu.jp/pokemon ポケットモンスター] (select episodes of [[Pokémon the Series: The Beginning]])
* [http://www.hulu.jp/pokmon-xyandz ポケットモンスター XY&Z] (select episodes of [[XY series]])
* [http://www.hulu.jp/pokmon-sun-and-moon ポケットモンスター サン&ムーン] ([[Sun & Moon series]])
==Hulu United States==
The [[Pokémon anime]] first became available to watch on Hulu in the United States on January 30, 2014, starting with the ''[[Pokémon Origins]]'' series, [[S10|season 10]] of the anime and the movie ''[[M10|Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai]]''<ref>[https://www.polygon.com/2014/1/30/5362234/pokemon-hulu-plus-us ''You can now watch Pokemon on Hulu in the US'' - Polygon] (retrieved May 8, 2020)</ref>. Later additions included [[S11|seasons 11]] to [[S13|13]] and ''[[M11|Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior]]'', ''[[M12|Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]'' and ''[[M13|Pokémon—Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]''<ref>[https://variety.com/2014/digital/news/pokemon-toons-coming-to-hulu-in-the-u-s-1201077879/ ''Pokemon Toons Coming to Hulu in the U.S.'' - Variety] (retrieved May 8, 2020)</ref>, as well as ''[[M14|Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram]]''<ref>[https://www.hulu.com/watch/1133124 ''Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram'' - Hulu, LLC] (<span style="color:#FF0000">dead link</span>)</ref>, ''[[M14|Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom]]''<ref>[https://www.hulu.com/watch/1133125 ''Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom'' - Hulu, LLC] (<span style="color:#FF0000">dead link</span>)</ref> ''[[M15|Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice]]''<ref>[https://www.hulu.com/watch/1133123 ''Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice'' - Hulu, LLC] (<span style="color:#FF0000">dead link</span>)</ref> and ''[[M16|Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened]]''<ref>[https://www.hulu.com/watch/1133122 ''Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened'' - Hulu, LLC] (<span style="color:#FF0000">dead link</span>)</ref>.
===Pokémon anime===
The anime has been available on Hulu United States since January 30, 2014.<ref>http://www.polygon.com/2014/1/30/5362234/pokemon-hulu-plus-us</ref>
As of September 1st, 2017, Allall of the content related to the''[[Diamond & Pearl series|Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl]]'', anime''[[Advanced andGeneration alsoseries|Pokémon the PokemonSeries: Ruby and Sapphire]]'' anime on Hulu as well asand ''Pokémon Origins'' havehad expired.
An expansion was announced on January 30th, 2014, notably including the English dub of the mini-series ''[[Pokémon Origins]]''.<ref>[http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/pokemon-toons-coming-to-hulu-in-the-u-s-1201077879/ Pokemon Toons Coming to Hulu in the U.S.]</ref>
====ContentCurrently Available====
As of September 1st, 2017, All of the content related to the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl anime and also the Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire anime on Hulu as well as Pokémon Origins have expired.
As of May 8, 2020, the following is available on Hulu in the United States:
* ''[[Detective Pikachu (movie)|Pokémon Detective Pikachu]]''<ref>[https://www.hulu.com/movie/pokemon-detective-pikachu-4e42d4fd-0e36-4f75-940e-1cd3663945a4 ''Pokémon Detective Pikachu'' - Hulu, LLC] (retrieved May 8, 2020) ([https://web.archive.org/web/20200421070822/https://www.hulu.com/movie/pokemon-detective-pikachu-4e42d4fd-0e36-4f75-940e-1cd3663945a4 archived])</ref>
==Hulu Japan==
====Content available====
The Pokémon anime first launched on Hulu in Japan on August 1, 2012, starting with ''[[Original series|Pocket Monsters (1997)]]'', ''[[Best Wishes series|Pocket Monsters Best Wishes!]]'' and ''[[Best Wishes series|Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! Season 2]]''<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20121115171611/https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2012/08/120811_a01.html ''The "Pokémon" series first appeared on the online video distribution service Hulu!'' - The Pokémon Company] (Japanese) (archived from the original November 15, 2012; retrieved May 8, 2020)</ref><ref>[https://www.itmedia.co.jp/lifestyle/articles/1208/01/news136.html ''Pokémon appears in "Hulu"'' - ITmedia] (Japanese) (retrieved May 8, 2020)</ref>, and later followed by ''[[XY series|Pocket Monsters XY&Z]]''<ref>[http://www.hulu.jp/pokmon-xyandz ''Pocket Monsters XY&Z'' - HJ Holdings, Inc.] (Japanese) (<span style="color:#FF0000">dead link</span>)</ref>.
=====English dub=====
* ''[http://www.hulu.com/pokemon Pokémon]'' ([[Best Wishes series]])
===Currently Available===
* ''[https://www.hulu.com/watch/1133124 Pokémon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram]'' ([[M14]])
As of May 8, 2020, the following is available on Hulu in Japan:
* ''[https://www.hulu.com/watch/1133125 Pokémon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom]'' ([[M14]])
* ''Pocket Monsters (1997)''<ref>[https://www.hulu.jp/pokemon ''Pocket Monsters (1997)'' - HJ Holdings, Inc.] (Japanese) (retrieved May 8, 2020) ([https://web.archive.org/web/20200508142914/https://www.hulu.jp/pokemon archived])</ref>
* ''[https://www.hulu.com/watch/1133123 Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice ]'' ([[M15]])
* ''[[Sun & Moon series|Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon]]''<ref>[https://www.hulu.jp/pokmon-sun-and-moon ''Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon'' - HJ Holdings, Inc.] (Japanese) (retrieved May 8, 2020) ([https://web.archive.org/web/20200508143402/https://www.hulu.jp/pokmon-sun-and-moon archived])</ref>
* ''[https://www.hulu.com/watch/1133122 Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened]'' ([[M16]])
* ''[[New series|Pocket Monsters (2019)]]''<ref>[https://www.hulu.jp/pokemon-2019 ''Pocket Monsters (2019)'' - HJ Holdings, Inc.] (Japanese) (retrieved May 8, 2020) ([https://web.archive.org/web/20200508143743/https://www.hulu.jp/pokemon-2019 archived])</ref>
** This included exclusive segments during its premiere on TV Tokyo (as thanks to sponsors), but which are subsequently deleted or modified to rental versions and reruns on networks such as [[Kids Station]].
** [[BW022]] had the original [[BW023 (unaired)|BW023]] and [[BW024 (unaired)|BW024]] preview when BW was still on Hulu Japan.
* The English captions of the episodes available in the United States havehad words that arewere capitalized incorrectly, such as names of humans and Pokémon and Pokémon moves.
==External links==
* {{wp|Hulu}} on Wikipedia
* [https://www.hulu.com Official site] (English)
* [https://www.happyon.jp/ Official site] (Japanese)
==ReferencesExternal Links==
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulu Hulu on Wikipedia] <small>(English)</small>
**[https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulu Hulu on Wikipedia] <small>(Japanese)</small>
'''Hulu, LLC'''
* [https://wwwpress.hulu.com/corporate/ OfficialCorporate site] (English)
'''HJ Holdings, Inc.'''
* [https://www.happyonhjholdings.jp/ OfficialCorporate site] (Japanese)
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