Over-the-top has gone back to TV, with Hulu’s original TV shows going global after siging a major new first look deal which provides FremantleMedia (FME) international distribution rights to Hulu’s original commission programming.
The first title FME will take to the global market is Morgan Spurlock’s documentary series, A Day In The Life, which premieres for a second season today on Hulu and the Hulu Plus subscription service. Both seasons will be available for format and tape licensing through FME.
“This deal marks the first time a distributor has signed such an agreement with an online video service. FME can now distribute Hulu original series globally across platforms, including traditional media,” according to Andy Forssell, SVP of content at Hulu.
A Day In the Life was Hulu’s first foray into original programming, followed by scripted stories such as Battleground and Richard Linklater’s upcoming travel-focused docu-series, Up To Speed.
A Day in the Life chronicles a complete day in the life of some the world’s most fascinating humans. Its first season included 24-hour snapshots of billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and street artist Mr. Brainwash to multi-platinum Black Eye Peas front man, will.i.am.
The cast of second season will include comedian Marc Maron, UFC fighter Mayhem Miller, famed chef Mario Batali, indie hip-hop artists Das Racist, top cef Stephanie Izard and musician and Late Night‘s Questlove.