Hulu Nabs South Park, Adidas Nets ManU & Alibaba Grabs Lions Gate
Hulu revealed this week it will stream Comedy Central's animated series "South Park." All 244 episodes plus new ones will also appear on Comedy Central's website, as well as the website of South Park Studios. Meanwhile, Manchester United announced a 10-year, $1.3 billion deal with Adidas Monday for the German sportswear company to outfit the esteemed English soccer club. Adidas will take over the contract from Nike for the 2015/16 season. Finally, Alibaba is teaming up with Lions Gate Entertainment to form a subscription streaming service for mainland China. The two companies said this week the service will be available exclusively through Alibaba’s set-top box and offer viewers the chance to watch Lions Gate content like The Hunger Games films and Mad Men TV show.