Hulu Plus Acquires Subscription Video on Demand Rights for Popular CBS Drama ‘ELEMENTARY’

  Hulu Plus Acquires Subscription Video on Demand Rights for Popular CBS Drama

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LOS ANGELES -- February 3, 2014

Hulu Plus has acquired subscription video on demand (SVOD) rights for the
critically-acclaimed CBS drama ELEMENTARY, it was announced today by Hulu CEO
Mike Hopkins, and Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer for
CBS Corporation.

Hulu Plus has the rights to offer complete past seasons of episodes of
ELEMENTARY to its subscribers after each season has been broadcast on the CBS
Television Network. Hulu Plus is available to TV fans on more than 400 million
connected tablets, phones and living room devices for $7.99 per month.

"After the breakthrough success of 'The Good Wife' on Hulu Plus, we're excited
to offer subscribers more past seasons of outstanding current CBS programming,
as the exclusive subscription-video-on-demand home for ‘Elementary,’” said
Mike Hopkins, CEO, Hulu.

“ELEMENTARY has been a strong performer for CBS on-air, online, on VOD and in
DVR playback,” Koondel said. “Its ability to play and succeed on all platforms
speaks to the value the series will bring to Hulu Plus and its subscribers.”

ELEMENTARY was the most watched new series in broadcast television during the
2012/13 season. Currently in its second season on CBS, ELEMENTARY is averaging
12.1 million viewers and is ranked #4 among all prime-time programs in L7
viewer lift, averaging a +4.15 million viewer increase over its Live Plus Same
Day average.

Starring Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr.
Joan Watson, ELEMENTARY is a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that
cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in
London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escaped to Manhattan where his
wealthy father forced him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober
companion, Dr. Watson. The series also stars Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hall.

ELEMENTARY is produced by CBS Television Studios and executive produced by Rob
Doherty, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Craig Sweeny.

About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and
distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to
audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date
back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate
on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in
the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content,
making its brand – “the Eye” – one of the most recognized in business. The
Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment,
including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and
interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS
Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner
Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint
venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon &
Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television
Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS
Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home
Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to

About Hulu

Hulu is an online TV service whose mission is to help people find and enjoy
the world's premium content when, where and how they want. As we pursue this
mission, we aspire to create a service that users, advertisers and content
owners unabashedly love. (

About Hulu Plus

Hulu Plus offers unlimited instant streaming of current hit shows. Available
on TVs and many other internet connected devices in HD for $7.99 a month.

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Hulu Press Contacts:
Meredith Kendall, 310-571-4988
Maria Gonima, 310-295-3116
CBS Press Contacts:
Chris Ender, 818-655-1100
Dana McClintock, 212-975-1077
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