The digital SVOD deal Hulu and EPIX made back in 2015 is expiring and therefore hundreds of movie titles will be leaving Hulu. The agreement ended on Wednesday, March 23 which means Hulu will no longer stream films from Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate.
The previous deal brought films such as “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” “World War Z,” “Wolf of Wall Street,” “Robocop,” “Interstellar,” “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” “Selma,” “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” to Hulu for a limited time. Moving forward, this will impact how many films are added to Hulu each month.
Per The Streamable, EPIX is also going through changes, following its purchase by Amazon earlier this month as part of the MGM acquisition. It’s also likely to eventually be closed down to boost up Amazon Prime Video. As we see some consolidation within the streaming market, as there are simply too many streaming services for people to subscribe to.
It was also recently announced at Paramount’s 2022 Investor Day that starting with their 2024 slate, all Paramount Pictures films will go exclusively to Paramount+.
Source: The Streamable