Hulu Gets International Content (But Not Distribution, Yet)

UK shows from Endemol and Digital Rights Group as well as Bollywood films from Saavn are coming to Hulu, according to reports and press releases today.

Many would-be Hulu watchers are hoping on international deals of a different sort, ones that would enable Hulu content to be available outside the U.S. The company says that’s on its way, but in the meantime, Hulu is cracking down on people who use workarounds to watch internationally, something some of our readers are blaming on Jackson’s story earlier this week.

Hulu’s Andy Forssell told the Financial Times the company is “laying the groundwork” for local launches in six to eight of the leading global broadcast markets.

As for the specific programs being added to Hulu, Digital Rights Group is providing the site with comedies Green Wing, Peep Show and Doc Martin, while Endemol is sending reality shows Anything for Love and I Want To Be A Hilton. Saavn will be distributing Sarkar, Hera Pheri, Deewana, Hulchul and Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke, all older releases.