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4B The Brunswick News / Thursday, October 6, 2011
Television & Entertainment
HIGHLIGHTS
7:00 AM - Ch. FX:
MOVIE ›‡ “Babylon
A.D.” A post-apocalyptic
mercenary guards a nun
and her young charge,
who may be mankind’s
last hope for survival.
Vin Diesel, Michelle
Yeoh. (2 hrs.)
7:30 AM - Ch. TOON:
BEYBLADE:
METAL
FUSION Gingka gets
pushed to his limits after entering an important challenge match.
8:00 AM - Ch. USA:
MOVIE ›› “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” (CC) Lucian and
Sonja, his vampire lover,
rally the Lycans against
their cruel enslavement
at the hands of Viktor,
the vampire king. Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy.
(2 hrs.)
8:30 AM - Ch. DISN:
JAKE AND THE NEVER
LAND PIRATES (CC)
Captain Hook swipes
Jake, Izzy and Cubby’s
bicycle.
9:00 AM - Ch. 4: THE
NATE BERKUS SHOW
(CC) Jackie Collins; inexpensive do-it-yourself
home repair; legal information every woman must know. ’ (60
mins.)
9:30 AM - Ch. 5: DINOSAUR TRAIN (CC)
(DVS) The kids persuade a shy dinosaur to
stop hiding; scavenger
hunt at the Big Pond.
’ (EI)
10:00 AM - Ch.
SPIKE: CSI: NY (CC)
The CSIs experience
odd occurrences after
finding a female who
appears to have been
scared to death. ’ (60
mins.)
10:30 AM - Ch. DISN:
LITTLE EINSTEINS (CC)
While the group helps
a train retrieve a party
bag in the Wild West,
Rocket has a showdown
with Big Jet.
11:00 AM - Ch. FX:
MOVIE ››‡ “Cruel Intentions” A manipulative adolescent challenges her stepbrother
to ruin two sexually innocent acquaintances.
Sarah Michelle Gellar,
Ryan Phillippe. (2 hrs.)
11:30 AM - Ch.
FOOD: GUY’S BIG BITE
Tequila and lime marinated cod with sliced
cabbage, pico de gallo
and aioli.
12:00 PM - Ch. AMC:
MOVIE ››‡ “Swing
Vote” (CC) A precocious adolescent sets
off a chain of events
that leads to her beerslinging dad holding
the outcome of an election in his hands. Kevin
Costner, Madeline Carroll. Premiere. (2 hrs.,
30 mins.)
12:30 PM - Ch.
FOOD: DOWN HOME
WITH THE NEELYS Lobster po’boy; green bean
salad; bbq pasta salad;
toffee butter blondies.
1:00 PM - Ch. TNT:
LAS VEGAS (CC) NASCAR driver Jimmie
Johnson acts as a
celebrity judge at the
Montecito’s car show;
Danny and Mike find, in
a bathtub full of ice, a
man with a kidney missing. ’ (60 mins.)
1:30 PM - Ch. TLC:
A BABY STORY (CC)
Parents try to prepare
daughter for arrival of
her brother. ’
2:00 PM - Ch. FSSO:
THE DAN PATRICK
SHOW Host Dan Patrick’s daily nationally
syndicated sports talk
radio program. Includes
interviews and discus-
THURSDAY MORNING
Comcast
OCTOBER 6, 2011
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3 Today Bryan Cranston; O.A.R. performs.
Today (N) ’ (CC)
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5 Arthur
Martha Curious Cat in
Super
Dinosaur
7 Wom
Rescue The People’s Court The 700 Club (CC)
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10 Good Morning America (N) (CC)
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11 News
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12 Today Bryan Cranston; O.A.R. performs. (N) ’ (CC)
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18 Home Im Home Im Prince
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(A&E) 32 CSI: Miami (CC)
The Sopranos (CC) The Sopranos (CC) CSI: Miami (CC)
CSI: Miami (CC)
The First 48 (CC)
Hoarders (CC)
Intervention “Derek” Criminal Minds ’
Criminal Minds ’
The First 48 (CC)
(AMC) 48 Paid
Paid
Sexy
Paid
Stooges Stooges ››› “Bowfinger” (1999) Steve Martin.
››‡ “Swing Vote” (2008) Kevin Costner. (CC)
››‡ “Life” (1999) Eddie Murphy. (CC)
“Donnie Brasco”
(DISC) 35 Women Robison J. Meyer Sexy
History/Freemasons History/Freemasons Exorcists: True
The Exorcist Files
American Chopper American Chopper American Chopper American Chopper American Chopper
(DISN) 16 Little
Chugging Mickey Pirates Mickey Mickey Little
Little
Mickey Mickey 3rd &
Oso
Manny
Jungle
Phineas Phineas Phineas Deck
Wizards Wizards Phineas ANT
(E!) 56 E! News
Kardas Kardas Kardas Kardas Kardas Kardas 15 Hollywood Girls E! News
››‡ “Sabrina” (1995) Harrison Ford.
Sex-City Sex-City Sex-City True Hollywood
(ESPN) 14 SportsCenter (CC) SportsCenter (CC) SportsCenter (N)
SportsCenter (N)
SportsCenter (N)
SportsCenter (N)
SportsCenter (N)
SportsCenter (N)
Report
Football NFL Live (N) (CC)
Around Pardon
(ESPN2) 15 (6:00) Mike and Mike in the Morning (N) (Live) (CC)
ESPN First Take (N) ’ (Live) (CC)
ESPN First Take ’ (CC)
Best of 1st & 10 NASCAR Numbers Le Ba
J. Rome SportsNation (N)
(FOOD) 21 Sexy
Paid
Paid
Paid
Paid
Cakes
Cooking B. Flay
Good Eat Guy’s
Paula
Home
Contessa Giada
Minute
Fix
Cooking Dinners Minute
Minute
Minute
Minute
(FSSO) 67 Football ACC
SEC Gridiron Live
The Dan Patrick Show (N) (Live)
Outdoors Outdoor Ship
Tom
Dan Patrick
Race
Football The I7
Horse.
UFC Countdown 136
(FX) 38 ›‡ “Babylon A.D.” (2008) Vin Diesel.
›› “Bones” (2001, Horror) Pam Grier
››‡ “Cruel Intentions” (1999, Drama)
“I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” Mother Mother Mother Mother Two Men Two Men
(HBO)
“Looking-Richrd.”
››› “The Nutty Professor”
(:45) › “Rollerball” (2002) Chris Klein. ’
›› “A Cinderella Story” ‘PG’
(:15) “Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!” ’
›‡ “Swimfan” (2002) (CC)
›‡ “Little Fockers” (2010)
(H&G) 39 Threads House
Walls
Walls
Holmes on Homes Unsella Unsella Unsella Designed House
Hunters Urban Oasis
Design Design Dear
Dear
Buck
Buck
Block
Block
(HIST) 49 The Most (CC)
How the Earth
How the Earth
How the Earth
Earth 2100 (CC)
Modern Marvels
How the Earth
How the Earth
How the Earth
Earth 2100 (CC)
(LIFE) 28 Balance Spaces Reba ’ Reba ’ Will
Will
Will
Will
Chris
Chris
Mother Mother Desp.-Wives
Grey’s Anatomy
Project Runway
Project Runway
Project Runway
(MAX)
Diary
“Beavis and Butt-head”
›‡ “Kissing a Fool” (1998)
(:35) ›‡ “Repo Men” (2010) Jude Law.
››‡ “Heart and Souls”
(:15) ››‡ “Forces of Nature” (1999)
›‡ “Cop Out” (2010) Bruce Willis. ‘R’
(SPIKE) 37 10min
Zumba
Lose30Lb Paid
Bar Rescue ’
CSI: NY ’ (CC)
CSI: Crime Scene
CSI: Crime Scene
CSI: Crime Scene
CSI: Crime Scene
Jail ’
Jail ’
Jail ’
Jail ’
Jail ’
Jail ’
(SPSO) 71 Paid
Paid
Riches! Paid
Cash
Paid
Secrets Paid
C-USA No-Huddle
C-USA
Spotlight Shoot
Sports
:58 Flat (N) (Live)
College Classic
College Classic
College Classic
(TLC) 40 Drivers 17 Kids Baby
Baby
Baby
Baby’s
Pregnant Pregnant Say Yes Say Yes What Not to Wear
Baby
Baby
Multiples Baby’s
What Not to Wear
Say Yes Say Yes Cake
Cake
(TNT) 17 Angel “In the Dark” Charmed ’ (CC)
Charmed Charge.
Supernatural (CC)
Supernatural (CC)
Smallville “Instinct” Las Vegas (CC)
Las Vegas (CC)
The Closer (CC)
Law & Order ’
Law & Order ’
(TOON) 42 Hero
Beyblade Pokémon Sidekick Johnny T Johnny T Garfield Garfield Scooby Scooby Looney Tunes ’
Looney Jerry
Garfield Dog
Johnny T Sidekick Almost Adven
Regular Squirrel
(USA) 25 Law Order: CI
›› “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”
Burn Notice (CC)
Burn Notice (CC)
Burn Notice (CC)
Burn Notice (CC)
Burn Notice (CC)
Burn Notice (CC)
Burn Notice (CC)
Burn Notice (CC)
THURSDAY EVENING
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3 News
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5 Wild Kratts
7 Meet, Browns
9 News
10 News
11 The News at 6
12 News
13 How I Met
18 Seinfeld (CC)
Nightly News
News
Business Rpt.
Meet, Browns
Evening News
World News
Evening News
Nightly News
Family Guy ’
Seinfeld (CC)
Wheel Fortune Jeopardy! (N)
Entertainment Inside Edition
PBS NewsHour “The Prosecutor.”
House of Payne House of Payne
Judge Judy ’ Two/Half Men
News
Extra (N) (CC)
America Now Entertainment
Wheel Fortune Jeopardy! (N)
Family Guy ’ The Simpsons
Seinfeld (CC)
MLB on Deck
Community (N) Parks/Recreat The Office (N) Whitney (N) ’ Prime Suspect “Bitch” (N) (CC)
Love-Raymond King of Queens 2011 SEC Football Preview Show News
News
Antiques Roadshow (CC)
Prohibition Enforcing Prohibition creates problems. (CC)
The Vampire Diaries (N) (CC)
The Secret Circle “Heather” (N)
The Office ’
The Office ’
Big Bang
Be-Gentleman Person of Interest (N) ’ (CC)
The Mentalist (N) ’ (CC)
Charlie’s Angels (N) ’ (CC)
Grey’s Anatomy (N) ’ (CC)
(:02) Private Practice (N) (CC)
Big Bang
Be-Gentleman Person of Interest (N) ’ (CC)
The Mentalist (N) ’ (CC)
Community (N) Parks/Recreat The Office (N) Whitney (N) ’ Prime Suspect “Bitch” (N) (CC)
The X Factor Hopefuls perform for the judges. (N)
New Girl (CC) News
News
MLB Baseball Division Series: Teams TBA. (N) ’ (Live) (CC)
News
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Late Night
News
(:35) The Insider (12:05) The Dr. Oz Show (CC)
The Human Spark (CC) (DVS)
Tavis Smiley (N) Charlie Rose (N)
TMZ (N) (CC)
Access H.
Friends (CC)
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News
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(:35) Nightline Jimmy Kimmel Live (N) ’ (CC)
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News
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Two/Half Men How I Met
Seinfeld (CC)
That ’70s Show
Inside MLB (N) Conan
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(A&E) 32 The First 48 (CC)
The First 48 (CC)
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(AMC) 48 (5:00) ›››‡ “Donnie Brasco” (1997) Al Pacino. (CC)
›› “Road House” (1989, Action) Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott. (CC)
›› “Road House” (1989, Action) Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott. (CC)
(DISC) 35 American Chopper: Sr. vs. Jr.
I (Almost) Got Away With It ’
I Faked My Own Death ’ (CC)
American Underworld (N) (CC)
American Underworld ’ (CC)
American Underworld ’ (CC)
American Underworld ’ (CC)
(DISN) 16 Shake It Up!
Good-Charlie So Random! ’ Good-Charlie Shake It Up!
››› “Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie”
Phineas, Ferb Good-Charlie Shake It Up!
My Babysitter Wizards-Place Wizards-Place
(E!) 56 Dirty Soap “All My Family”
E! News (N)
Sex & the City Sex & the City Keeping Up With the Kardashians Khloé gets married.
Chelsea Lately E! News
Chelsea Lately
(ESPN) 14 SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC)
Audibles (N) (Live)
College Football Live (N) (CC)
College Football California at Oregon. (N) (Live)
SportsCenter (N) (Live) (CC)
(ESPN2) 15 NFL32 (N) (Live)
Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) (CC) High School Football Allen (Texas) at Plano East (Texas). (N) (Live)
SportsCenter NFL Live (N) (CC)
Baseball Ton.
(FOOD) 21 Chopped
Chopped
Chopped “Sweet Redemption”
Chopped “Winging It”
Sweet Genius “Candied Genius”
Sweet Genius “Hidden Genius”
Chopped “Winging It”
(FSSO) 67 Football Pr.
ACC All-Access The New College Football Show Women’s College Soccer Clemson at North Carolina. (N) (Live)
The New College Football Show SEC Gridiron Live
World Poker Tour: Season 9
(FX) 38 Two/Half Men Two/Half Men ›› “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009, Science Fiction) Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox.
Always Sunny The League
Always Sunny The League
Archer
Always Sunny
(HBO)
(:15) “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” (2011) ‘NR’
Make-America Hung ’ (CC)
“George Harrison: Living in the Material World” (2011) ‘NR’ (CC)
Cathouse: Ser. Katie Morgan Make-America Little Fockers
(H&G) 39 Property Virgins Property Virgins Hunters Int’l
House Hunters My First Place My First Place Selling NY
Selling NY
House Hunters Hunters Int’l
House Hunters Hunters Int’l
Selling NY
Selling NY
(HIST) 49 (5:00) Earth 2100 (CC)
Modern Marvels (CC)
Around the World in 80 Ways
History of the World in Two Hours A rapid-fire history of the world.
IRT Deadliest Roads (CC)
Around the World in 80 Ways
(LIFE) 28 Project Runway (CC)
Project Runway (CC)
Project Runway “Sew 70’s”
Project Runway The designers’ inspiration is birds.
TBA
(:02) Dance Moms (CC)
(12:01) Project Runway (CC)
(MAX)
(5:50) ››› “Breakdown” (1997) Kurt Russell. ‘R’
›››‡ “Inception” (2010, Science Fiction) Leonardo DiCaprio. ’ ‘PG-13’ (CC)
›› “Eurotrip” (2004) Scott Mechlowicz. ‘NR’ (CC)
(:35) “Online Crush” (2010) Aubrey Addams. ‘NR’
(SPIKE) 37 Jail ’ (CC)
Jail ’ (CC)
Jail ’ (CC)
Jail ’ (CC)
King of Queens King of Queens iMPACT Wrestling (N) ’ (CC)
MANswers ’
MANswers ’
The King of Queens “Best Man”
(SPSO) 71 Spotlight
C-USA Show. C-USA No-Huddle (N)
College Football Colorado School of Mines at Colorado State-Pueblo. (N) (Live)
ACC All-Access C-USA Show. Future Phenoms
(TLC) 40 Toddlers & Tiaras ’ (CC)
Hoarding: Buried Alive Kay; Toni. Hoarding: Buried Alive ’ (CC)
Undercover Boss ’ (CC)
Sister Wives ’ Sister Wives ’ Undercover Boss ’ (CC)
Sister Wives ’ Sister Wives ’
(TNT) 17 Bones Death metal band. (CC)
CSI: NY “Creatures of the Night”
Bones Fraternity brother. (CC)
Bones Block party. ’ (CC)
Bones “The Feet on the Beach”
Bones Charred human remains.
CSI: NY “Blink” ’ (CC)
(TOON) 42 Almost Naked Wrld, Gumball MAD
Adventure Time Regular Show Problem Solverz King of the Hill King of the Hill American Dad American Dad Family Guy ’ Family Guy ’ Childrens Hosp Aqua Teen
(USA) 25 NCIS “Family” ’ (CC)
NCIS “Identity Crisis” ’ (CC)
Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: SVU
Burn Notice “No Good Deed”
Law & Order: SVU
sions with the biggest
stars in sports and
entertainment. (N) (60
mins.)
2:30 PM - Ch. AMC:
MOVIE ››‡ “Life” (CC)
Wrongly convicted of
murder, two men become close friends during decades in a Mississippi penitentiary.
Eddie Murphy, Martin
Lawrence. (2 hrs., 30
mins.)
3:00 PM - Ch. DISN:
PHINEAS AND FERB
(CC) Candace asks
Stacey to bust the
boys and their new golf
course; a teleporter accident switches Perry
and Candace’s brains.
3:30 PM - Ch. FOOD:
10
DOLLAR
DIN-
NERS WITH MELISSA
D’ARABIAN Lentil quinoa salad; shrimp with
cilantro pesto; tomato
and eggplant tian style
casserole.
4:00 PM - Ch. DISN:
WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE (CC) When
Mason brings Alex to
meet his parents, she
is surprised to learn
they think she’s a werewolf.
4:30 PM - Ch. DISN:
WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE (CC) Alex
helps Justin prepare his
students; Theresa and
Jerry enlist the help of
Harper.
5:00 PM - Ch. AMC:
MOVIE ›››‡ “Donnie Brasco” (CC) An
undercover FBI agent
uses the patronage of
an unwitting mobster to
infiltrate the New York
Mafia. Al Pacino, Johnny
Depp. (3 hrs.)
5:30 PM - Ch. ESPN:
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION (CC) Opinion
and analysis of the
day’s sports stories.
With Tony Kornheiser
and Mike Wilbon. (N) ’
6:00 PM - Ch. ESPN2:
NFL32 Hosts Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen, along with a rotating cast of analysts and
guests, discuss topics
of the day regarding all
32 NFL teams. (N) (Live)
(60 mins.)
6:30 PM - Ch. DISN:
GOOD LUCK CHARLIE
(CC) Teddy uses a selftanner — with disastrous results; Bob follows P.J. to New York.
7:00 PM - Ch. FX:
MOVIE ›› “Transformers: Revenge of the
Fallen” When an ancient Decepticon rises
for revenge, Sam and
Mikaela must figure out
the history of the Transformers’ presence on
Earth and find a way to
save the planet. Shia
LaBeouf, Megan Fox. (3
hrs.)
7:30 PM - Ch. SPIKE:
JAIL (CC) The jails of
San Diego, Calif.; Portland, Ore. ’
8:00 PM - Ch. 7: THE
VAMPIRE DIARIES (CC)
A frustrating foe pushes
Damon over the edge;
Caroline tries to help
Elena confront her feelings. (N) ’ (60 mins.)
8:00 PM - Ch. 10:
CHARLIE’S ANGELS
(CC) The angels are
on the case when an
investigative journalist disappears from a
cruise ship. (N) ’ (60
mins.)
8:30 PM - Ch. DISN:
MOVIE ››› “Wizards
of Waverly Place The
Movie” (CC) A young
wizard conjures a spell
that puts her family in jeopardy. Selena
Gomez, David Henrie.
(1 hr., 45 mins.)
8:31 PM - Ch. 9, 11:
HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN (CC) Bert tries to
show Andrew how to
have a casual fling, but
Andrew struggles to be
detached. (N) ’
9:00 PM - Ch. 10:
GREY’S ANATOMY (CC)
A stampede at a comic
book convention leads
to an influx of colorful
characters in the ER.
(N) ’ (1 hr., 2 mins.)
9:30 PM - Ch. 3, 12:
WHITNEY (CC) Whitney
catches Alex checking
out an attractive woman
but he refuses to admit
to it. (N) ’
10:00 PM - Ch. 3,
12: PRIME SUSPECT
(CC) While without her
gun, Jane is confronted
with a robber at her father’s bar. (N) ’
10:00 PM - Ch. 9, 11:
THE MENTALIST (CC)
One of Patrick Jane’s
former clients asks for
help when her son is
kidnapped. (N) ’
10:30 PM - Ch. DISN:
GOOD LUCK CHARLIE
(CC) Mary Lou attends
and wins an audition
to sing.
11:00 PM - Ch. 5:
THE HUMAN SPARK
(CC) (DVS) Researchers study simians, including chimpanzees.
’ (60 mins.)
11:00 PM - Ch. HBO:
CATHOUSE: THE SERIES (CC) Air Force
Amy soothes a fetishist
over the phone; an adventurous woman gets
a lesson; foot fetish
clinic. ’
Hola, Hulu! Univision takes its popular telenovelas online
By RYAN NAKASHIMA
Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — Univision,
the nation’s No. 1 Spanish-language broadcaster, is bringing
its popular telenovelas and other
prime-time TV programming to
online video service Hulu.
The deal announced Wednesday gives Hulu a way to sell advertising to a growing Hispanic
population and entice them to
pay for subscriptions that unlock
more content. Univision gets
a chance to make the kind of
money from reruns that Englishlanguage programs have long
enjoyed.
Hulu’s paying subscribers will
get the majority of Univision’s
prime-time offerings the day
after airing on regular TV. Hulu
says more than 1 million people
pay $8 a month for Hulu Plus,
which lets them watch shows on
devices other than a computer
and access a deeper library than
the free version.
Full episodes of certain shows
will also be available on the free
AP/Univision
This image shows a scene from the telenovela, “La Fuerza del
Destino,” The Power of Destiny. Univision, the nation’s No. 1 Spanish-language broadcaster, is bringing its popular telenovelas and
other prime-time TV programming to online video service Hulu.
version of Hulu a day after being broadcast on TV. Both free
and paid versions of Hulu come
with ads.
Univision’s popular shows
include the current telenovela
“Teresa” and variety show “Don
Francisco Presenta.”
The multiyear agreement is
the first major online deal since
Univision Communications Inc.
settled with Mexican producer
Grupo Televisa SAB late last
year for the right to show Televisa programs to U.S. audiences
over the Internet.
Hulu said it will launch the
service with a revamped website
later this year.
Hulu is up for sale by its
owners, The Walt Disney Co.,
News Corp., Comcast Corp. and
Providence Equity Partners. The
length of the deal suggests that
the arrangement would continue
under new owners if a sale is
completed soon.
Until now, Hispanic audiences
haven’t had a good reason to
turn to Hulu on the Web. They
represent 16 percent of the U.S.
population — around 50 million
people — a large untapped group
for Hulu and its advertisers.
“It is a significant audience.
It’s young. It’s vibrant. It’s growing,” said Andy Forsell, senior
vice president of content acquisition for Hulu. “This audience
is of huge interest to advertisers.”
Univision turned to the online
video service for its reach and
advertising sales force, as well as
the ability to benefit from Hulu’s
subscriber fees in a way that the
free-to-air broadcaster has not
enjoyed before. Hulu and Universal aren’t saying how much
Hulu is paying for the rights.
Popular
English-language
shows such as “Two and a Half
Men” can make millions of dollars from reruns. By contrast,
Spanish-language telenovelas
haven’t profited from a rerun
market until now.
Tonia O’Connor, Univision’s
president of distribution sales
and marketing, said the deal
with Hulu marks the first time
its shows have a life beyond the
initial broadcast.
O’Connor said Univision
plans to explore other deals to
reach Internet-savvy Hispanic
audiences in the U.S. Next year,
it also plans put shows on its
own website but reserve them
for subscribers who pay for their
TV signals through distributors
such as cable and satellite TV
companies.
Univision experimented with
online distribution last year by
putting episodes of telenovela
“Eva Luna” on its website a day
after airing on regular TV.
The show’s TV audience
reached 5.2 million viewers in
April, while drawing 790,000
online video streams and
318,000 streams from mobile
devices that month.
Univision was allowed to market Televisa shows online after
the two sides reached an agreement in October last year that
settled a long-running dispute.
Televisa agreed to invest $1.2
billion in New York-based Univision in exchange for a minority
stake, while Univision received
the U.S. rights to distribute Televisa shows online, to cellphones
and to video-on-demand services through at least 2020, on
top of its ongoing TV broadcast
rights.
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