Popular streaming service Hulu announced on Monday a new multi-year agreement with the cable entertainment network EPIX, which will bring more premium content to the platform starting October 1.
As part of the new deal, new releases from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount will be added to the streaming service, along with original programming from the cable network.
"Hulu already offers some of the best and biggest titles in television programming, but our subscribers have been asking us for more, and more recent, big movies. We listened," said Craig Erwich, Hulu's SVP and head of content, in a press release. "Through this new deal with EPIX, we are proud to now be able to offer a huge selection of the biggest blockbusters and premium films."
New titles that will be added over the next few months include Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1; Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation; Interstellar; Selma; Top Five and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Starting in October, Hulu users can stream comedies like Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Anchorman 2, and Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas.
Epix original specials like Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour, Russell Brand: Messiah Complex, P!nk: The Truth about Love Tour, and Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny will also come to Hulu.
And along with big blockbusters and original specials, Hulu will also get a collection of popular classic films like James Bond, Rocky, Star Trek, Paranormal Activity, Beverly Hills Cop, and Friday the Thirteenth.
"Hulu has become one of the most popular premium streaming services and EPIX's agreement is evidence of their understanding of the value that our blockbuster Hollywood films, deep library of classic film titles and original programming brings to consumers," said Mark Greenberg, president and CEO of EPIX.
"We are excited to be partnering with Hulu, and share their commitment to providing viewers a truly premium experience, particularly as we enter the next phase of our network's growth and development."
With this partnership, new EPIX content will be added to Hulu throughout the year. All new releases and original content will be available 90 days after airing on the cable network.
Netflix previously had a deal with EPIX, but decided not to renew the partnership, as it revealed in a blog post. This means that some more popular titles, such as Hunger Games: Catching Fire, World War Z and Transformers: Age of Extinction will be removed from the platform at the end of September.
However, Netflix said it will continue to work with studios to make future licensing arrangements to keep bringing the latest content to its streaming platform.