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THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA ANNOUNCES HULU AS OFFICIAL MEDIA SPONSOR

NEW YORK and BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 3, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Paley Center for Media today announced that after a review of hopeful contenders, Hulu will be the Official Media Sponsor for the Paley Center's unmatched slate of entertainment programming in both New York and Los Angeles throughout 2016. Hulu, the premium streaming destination that offers a robust library of hit television programming, critically acclaimed originals and movies, will have the exclusive streaming video on-demand rights to clips and content from Paley-produced events.

The Paley Center's partnership with Hulu will begin with the 33rd annual PaleyFest LA 2016, where the biggest stars and creative teams from today's top television shows will gather for special screenings and behind-the-scenes panel discussions March 11-20, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Hulu subscribers will have exclusive access to content and footage of PaleyFest LA 2016 events, as well as behind the scenes interviews and clips.

This year's PaleyFest LA will deliver an outstanding group of events that showcase a full spectrum of diversity and shine a spotlight on shows and storylines that are embraced by multicultural TV audiences and streaming communities. The Paley Center is proud to welcome television's most acclaimed shows, including: FOX's Empire; AMC's Better Call Saul; FOX's Scream Queens; ABC's black-ish; CBS's Supergirl; ABC's Scandal; CBS's The Big Bang Theory; Hulu's Difficult People, AMC's Fear The Walking Dead; An Evening with Dick Wolf, with the stars of NBC's Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., & Chicago Med; and FX's American Horror Story: Hotel. Footage from the events will be available to stream throughout PaleyFest LA 2016 only on Hulu. Follow @paleycenter and @hulu on Twitter for the latest updates and release dates.

In addition to PaleyFest LA 2016, Hulu will be the Official Media Sponsor of this year's PaleyFest Fall TV Previews, PaleyFest NY, and various PaleyLive events in New York and Los Angeles throughout 2016. With these events, Hulu will continue to have exclusive rights to all content from the Paley stage, sharing the insider conversations and breaking news stories that TV fans crave.

"The Paley Center for Media is thrilled to welcome Hulu as our Official Media Sponsor for 2016," said Maureen J. Reidy, President & CEO at The Paley Center for Media. "Hulu and the Paley Center have been at the forefront of entertainment and technology, and together will bring exciting and diverse stories representing the best of television to the fingertips of millions of TV fans across the country."

"Being an advisory member of the board for the Paley Center for Media has been rewarding, which is why this partnership is especially important for me," said Mike Hopkins, CEO of Hulu. "The Paley Center celebrates the best of television and we look forward to giving fans access to even more great content from the biggest shows and characters on TV."

For more information on The Paley Center for Media, please visit paleycenter.org. To see the full event lineup for PaleyFest LA 2016 and purchase tickets, go to paleyfest.org. To learn more about Hulu and to become a subscriber, visit hulu.com.

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org

About Hulu:

Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that offers hundreds of thousands of hours of the best of current season programming, premium original content, films and full seasons of hit series to subscribers with limited commercials for $7.99 per month or commercial free for $11.99 per month. Hulu is the only streaming subscription service that offers current season content from 5 of the 6 largest U.S. broadcast networks. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has been at the forefront of entertainment and technology and continues to redefine TV by connecting viewers with the stories they love.

CONTACT: Brittany Forgione, The Paley Center for Media, bforgione@paleycenter.org, 212.621.6697; Pam Golum & Megan Levy, The Lippin Group, pgolum@lippingroup.com, megan@lippingroup.com, 323.965.1990

Source:The Paley Center for Media