"Hulu head of content Craig Erwich announced at TCA today that the streaming website was landing the exclusive steaming rights to South Park“. Starting July 12, Hulu will stream all 244 episodes for free until September 24 when they switch to Hulu Plus. “South Park ranks in our top 10 shows each month and hits the sweet spot for our demo,” said Erwich, “We’ll have every season of the series.” The deal is between Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s South Park Studios, a joint venture between Viacom and the South Park creators.
In a surprise appearance at the Hulu, Parker and Stone expounded on the news. Said Stone, “We worked with the Viacom player a few years ago, and there would be glitches and bugs following the upload of South Park. However, Hulu was out of the gate fast and had a better player. We looked at their player with envy, and we always wanted to have the best possible platform for our show.” Parker quipped about Hulu, “We wanted to rip off their technology.”
Via South Park Studios:
"Hulu and South Park Digital Studios announced today the exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement to stream all seasons of “South Park” on the Hulu Plus subscription service. In addition, the entire “South Park” library will be available for free on Hulu from now until the premiere of season 18 this fall (Sept. 24). Fans will have next-day access to new episodes on Hulu and Hulu Plus starting with season 18. SouthPark.cc.com will continue to have all seasons of South Park until the beginning of season 18, at which point both Hulu and SouthPark.cc.com will have a revolving selection of free episodes available. Hulu will power the video and advertising experience on SouthPark.cc.com.”
wehavetogobackmarty asked: Hey! You should add a news report on the announcement of South Park coming back in September. Your my favorite South Park blog, and I hope you continue until South Park (hopefully never) ends!
Thanks for the tip and the compliment! I promise I will never die.
Via the South Park Studios Official Blog:
Fan Question: When do new episodes of South Park start??
Answer: All-new episodes kick off in September 2014! Stay tuned for more info about Season 18 right here on the blog, buddy.