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CBS deal is Elementary for Hulu

Elementary-pilotHulu Plus has taken subscription video on demand rights to Sherlock Holmes-inspired US drama Elementary.

The deal give the US streaming site’s premium service all seasons and episodes of the drama after they have aired on the CBS broadcast network.

The show is produced and distributed by CBS, which has already shopped series including The Good Wife to Hulu Plus.

Scott Koondel, chief corporate content licensing officer for CBS Corporation said: “Elementary has been a strong performer for CBS on-air, online, on VOD and in DVR playback. Its ability to play and succeed on all platforms speaks to the value the series will bring to Hulu Plus and its subscribers.”

“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,” added Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins.

Hulu Plus costs subs US$7.99 per month.