Weekend Wrap-Up: Hulu and Discovery Make a Deal, Spectrum Raises Prices, and More

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This week, we learned about a new deal between Hulu and Discovery, as well as Hulu’s increased interest in unscripted originals. Elsewhere, Charter Spectrum is set to raise its prices, and Toshiba’s got a new line of 4K Fire TVs on the way.

Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting and streaming.

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Hulu Reaches Agreement with Discovery to Keep Channels on Hulu with Live

Hulu and Discovery came to an agreement this week that will keep Discovery-owned channels on Hulu’s live TV streaming service. However, many of Discovery’s popular shows will move from Hulu’s on-demand library and head over to the new Discovery+ streaming service.

Learn more about the deal between Hulu and Discovery here.

Hulu is Investing in Unscripted Originals

Original content is a top priority for many streaming services as competition ramps up. Case in point: Hulu is reportedly investing more resources into unscripted originals in a variety of genres, including cooking, competition, true crime, and more.

Check out Hulu’s plans for unscripted originals here.

Disney Moves Up ‘Loki’ Premiere Date

In a surprise move, Disney has announced it’s moving up the premiere date for its upcoming Marvel Studios series Loki. Actor Tom Hiddleston helped make the announcement via a new video, where it was revealed that the show would now debut on Wednesday, June 9th.

Learn more about Loki’s updated release schedule here.

Sony Adds YouTube TV to PlayStation 5’s Streaming App Library

YouTube TV may be missing from Roku’s library at the moment, but the live TV streaming service has made an appearance on Sony’s latest game console, the PlayStation 5. The app joins other streaming options like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max on the sought-after console.

Read more about YouTube TV arriving on the PS5 here.

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Charter Spectrum Will Raise Cable Prices in June

This week, we also learned that Charter Spectrum is planning to raise its prices in June. The company reportedly sent out a notice that details increases in broadcast and equipment fees.

Find out how much Spectrum bills are increasing here.

Paramount+ Will Premiere A New Movie Every Week Starting Next Year

ViacomCBS has some big movie plans for its rebranded streaming service, Paramount+. Starting in 2022, the company is aiming to premiere a new movie every week and it’s also prepping a marketing push to highlight recent blockbusters slated to arrive on the service later this year.

Check out ViacomCBS’ plans for Paramount+ here.

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Amazon Announces New Line of 4K Toshiba Fire TVs, Ranging from 43 to 75 Inches

If you’re in the market for a new television packing some Fire TV smarts, Toshiba has some new options for you. The company’s new Fire TV will start with 43- and 50-inch models, but much larger options, including a 75-incher, are also on the way.

Learn more about Toshiba’s new line of Fire TVs here.

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Amazon Has Mother’s Day Deals with Free Prime Shipping

If you opted to wait until the last minute to pick up a Mother’s Day gift, no worries. Amazon has some significant deals on offer for you to check out.

See what Amazon has on sale here.

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