The online video service
Hulu now has rights to 10 Henson children's television shows, including "The Hoobs" and "Jim Henson's Animal Show with Stinky and Jake." The Santa Monica online venture will use the content to bolster its Hulu Kids corner which is offered as part of its monthly Hulu Plus subscription service.
Commercial-free episodes of "Fraggle Rock" and the other Henson creations were made available to Hulu Plus subscribers beginning Thursday.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hulu said it now boasts more Jim Henson Family titles than other video subscription service.
Children's TV shows have become an increasingly important draw for parents who turn to online video services to provide commercial-free content to entertain their kids. That has raised the stakes for Hulu Plus and rivals
A month earlier,
Hulu is a joint venture owned by Disney,
In addition to the fuller library of Henson shows offered on Hulu Plus, Hulu said it also would place in a rotation five episodes from the Henson Family collection on the free, advertising supported Hulu.com.
This library of content was made available to Hulu in conjunction with