Disney joins Hulu

It looks like Hulu has nabbed another partner to join its fold.

In a move which gives a boost to the fledgling video site, The Walt Disney Co. announced it will join partners News Corp. (Fox) and NBC Universal in Hulu.

The investment means shows owned by Disney – which appear on ABC, ABC Family, and in syndication via Disney-ABC Domestic Television Distribution will appear on the site.

Shows from include Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Ugly Betty, and The Secret Diary of the American Teenager, while Disney-ABC Domestic Television will contribute Legend of the Seeker and the syndicated version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

The move also puts pressure on CBS to either join Hulu or expand its online offerings to compete with the ever-growing video site.

In addition to shows owned by NBC Universal and Twentieth Television on the site, other entities present on Hulu include those from PBS, Sony Pictures Television, and Comedy Central.

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