Hulu and FX have acquired the streaming and broadcast rights to Lionsgate films for 2020-2021.

What’s happening:

  • Hulu and FX have secured the streaming and broadcast rights to Lionsgate’s films starting in 2020.
  • According to L.A. Biz, starting next year the studio’s films will move to Hulu and FX following their theatrical rund and home releases.  
  • Two of Lionsgate’s 2020 releases include a new chapter in the Saw series, and faith-based biopic, I Still Believe.
  • Prior to this recent deal, broadcast rights belonged to MGM’s premium cable channel, Epix.

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  • The deal covers films on the Lionsgate slate in 2020 and 2021, however, not all of their films will qualify for the move.  
  • Summit Entertainment films such as John Wick: Chapter 4 will remain part of a seperate deal with HBO.
  • L.A. Biz notes that the two year deal for Hulu and FX will end at the same time as HBO’s. It’s expected that Lionsgate will then bring movies from both studios to its premium cable channel, Starz.
  • Disney bid on the rights before acquiring 21st Century Fox assets and by extension, a majority stake in Hulu.