The pact with IFC stands as the first time Hulu -- owned by Disney,
The multiyear agreement makes Hulu the exclusive streaming home to all documentaries from the brands IFC Films, Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The first of the films will hit the service in the fall and will include “City of
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Meanwhile, “Weiner,” which looks at politician Anthony Weiner and his plagued New York City mayoral bid following his sexting scandal, will be available on Hulu after its pay TV lap on Showtime.
Future IFC Films documentary releases arriving on Hulu will be announced at a later date.
“IFC Films and Sundance Selects take great pride in the quality of the documentaries that we acquire and release every year and we are thrilled to have Hulu as a destination for them. Hulu is the ideal partner for first window exhibition and will provide a terrific opportunity in promoting each films’ theatrical release,” said Lisa Schwartz, IFC’s executive vice president of distribution, operations and business development.
The deal is yet one more indication of how streaming players -- Hulu, Netflix and Amazon -- are now looking to disrupt the traditional movie business after finding success in television.
The union between Hulu and IFC Films further expands the streaming service’s relationship with IFC parent