Disney set to take full ownership of Hulu in landmark $8.61 billion deal

Nov 01, 2023 in "Hulu"

Posted: Wednesday November 1, 2023 4:$4pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Walt Disney Company is set to expand its share in the streaming market by acquiring Comcast Corp.'s 33% stake in Hulu. This move comes as Comcast exercised its right on November 1 to sell its share under the put/call agreement with Disney.


This deal, which Disney anticipates will cost around $8.61 billion, is based on Hulu's $27.5 billion minimum guaranteed value, a figure agreed upon in 2019. The price reflects NBC Universal's (NBCU) share of Hulu's value minus the expected capital contributions that NBCU owes to Disney.

This acquisition marks a significant step for Disney in bolstering its streaming services as it takes full ownership of Hulu.

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Disney Irish8 hours ago

One App to rule them all, based on your needs, subscriptions, and budgetary consideration....

MisterPenguin8 hours ago

Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.... One App to rule them all! Except for Hulu Live, which isn't likely to get bundled into Disney+. So, One App to rule them all! Except also for the Joint Venture with WBD and Fox for Venu, their combined sports streamer. So, One App to rule them all! Except also for this Summer's bundle of D+, Hulu, and Max and HBO. So, One App to rule them all!... Except for Hulu Live, Venu, and the WBD bundle!!

_caleb10 hours ago

Right now, they're sort of in between the progression from "3 separate apps" (Hulu, D+, ESPN+) to an "All-in-One app" right. You can now see most Hulu streaming content in the D+ interface, but people who ONLY subscribe to Hulu, or people who subscribe to the Hulu+Live TV option, will still need the Hulu app. Increasingly, they're rolling out live TV events, like concerts, live sports, etc. Eventually, I think we'll use the D+ app to access all this content (and more, like gaming, shopping, parks visits, etc.).

pigglewiggle11 hours ago

I'm wondering if everyone else sees the apps on their tv the same as we do? We had separate Hulu and Disney + subscriptions, now they are combined. But we still open each channel in their own app on our Roku. So I guess my only complaint is that why are all the Hulu shows in the Disney + menu? Is this because people who have the bundled subscription only have one app for both channels? Do we even need the Hulu app anymore?

MisterPenguin12 hours ago

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MisterPenguin12 hours ago

This may interest you... https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/disney-hulu-new-originals-and-library-listings.981281/post-10930079

Communicora16 hours ago

I will be signing up for a month of Hulu so I can watch this! Time to trawl through this thread to see what else I might want to watch on Hulu.

wtyy2117 hours ago

Walt Disney Pictures new on-screen logo (essentially post-100th anniversary logo) has been debuted at Disney+ documentary film "The Beach Boys" (Out of My Mind has released on January 19 at Sundance Film Festival, but is not released until this fall on Disney+, so Out of My Mind may be the first film to use the post-100th version when it gets released on Disney+ given its original release date at Sundance). For the closing logo:

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MarvelCharacterNerd8 days ago

That sounds interesting. I presume Spanish language?

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