Wimbledon 2021 runs through July 11 – you can watch the tennis championships on ESPN

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Novak Djokovic hopes to defend his men’s singles title at Wimbledon 2021.

  • The 2021 Wimbledon Championships started June 28 and will end July 11.
  • You can watch Wimbledon’s final matches live on ESPN; select matches will also stream on ESPN+.
  • Sling is the cheapest live TV service with ESPN networks; you can get your first month for $10.

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Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2021, kicked off its annual championship on June 28. It will hold its finals on July 10 and 11. This year’s event is the first Wimbledon tournament since 2019. The coronavirus forced the 2020 event to be canceled.

You can watch the final matches live on ESPN, and select games will also stream on ESPN+.

This year’s tournament sees Novak Djokovic hoping to defend his 2019 Wimbledon men’s singles title. Djokovic faces Matteo Berrettini on July 11 in Berrettini’s first-ever grand slam final. On the women’s side, 2019 French Open champion Ashleigh Barty will face Karolína Plíšková, a 2016 US Open finalist, on July 10.

Below, we’ve broken down the full schedule for Wimbledon 2021, along with details on where you can watch the remaining rounds.

2021 Wimbledon Championships schedule

The 2021 Wimbledon Championships began on June 28. The women’s singles final will be held on July 10 and the men’s singles final will fall on July 11.

Here’s a full schedule for the remaining live Wimbledon matches on ESPN and encore presentations on ABC:

Women’s singles final, men’s doubles final, and women’s doubles final

Date Time Channel
July 10 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET ESPN
July 10 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET ABC (encore of singles final)

Men’s singles final and mixed doubles final

Date Time Channel
July 11 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET ESPN
July 11 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET ABC (encore of singles final)

Where to watch the 2021 Wimbledon Championships

You can watch most of the remaining 2021 Wimbledon Championship matches on ESPN. You can access the channel via cable/satellite and various live TV streaming services, including Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Fubo TV, and AT&T TV.

In addition to the ESPN broadcasts, select matches will also be streamed via the ESPN+ and ESPN3 streaming services. With that said, ESPN+ will not carry live coverage of the women’s singles and doubles finals, the men’s singles and doubles finals, or the mixed doubles finals on July 10 and 11. All other finals will air on ESPN+.

Here’s a full breakdown of live TV streaming services with access to Wimbledon matches on ESPN.

Sling TV

The cheapest way to stream Wimbledon matches on ESPN is through Sling TV. Sling Orange ($35/month) offers live access to ESPN as well as ESPN2 and ESPN3. While Sling Blue ($35/month) includes access to other sports on Fox and FS1 channels, it does not have access to ESPN networks.

For a limited time, you can get your first month of Sling Orange for just $10. If you keep you plan after your first month is up, the price will go up to the regular $35 monthly rate.

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YouTube TV

You can also catch Wimbledon with YouTube TV. The live TV streaming service offers both ESPN and ESPN2 along with other sports channels including FS1, CBS Sports Network, the MLB Network, the NFL Network, and NBA TV. YouTube TV costs $55/month for your first three months, and then $65 a month after.

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Hulu + Live TV

For $65 a month, you can get a Hulu + Live TV plan that includes Wimbledon matches via ESPN. The service also features other sports networks like CBS Sports Network and NBC Sports Network, as well as access to Hulu’s on-demand library of shows and movies. You can also bundle the live TV service with Disney Plus and ESPN+ for $73 a month.

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FuboTV

Another option to watch Wimbledon is with Fubo TV. The Starter Plan offers around 115 channels, including ESPN and ESPN2, for $65 a month. New subscribers can get a seven-day free trial.

The streaming service’s Elite Plan ($80/month) also includes access to a number of additional sports networks including FS1, NBCSN, NFL Network, BeinSports, CBS Sports Network, and more.

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AT&T TV

AT&T TV also carries Wimbledon on its live TV streaming service via ESPN. The cheapest plan starts at $70, however, so we don’t recommend this as the best option for people who are primarily looking for an affordable way to watch the tournament.

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Wimbledon 2021 runs through July 11 – you can watch the tennis tournament on ESPN and ESPN2

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Roger Federer during his opening match at Wimbledon 2021.

  • The 2021 Wimbledon Championships started June 28 and will end July 11.
  • You can watch live Wimbledon matches on ESPN and ESPN2; select matches will also stream on ESPN+.
  • Sling is the cheapest live TV service with ESPN networks; you can get your first month for $10.

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The Wimbledon Championships are back after a one-year break due to the pandemic.

Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2021, kicked off its annual championship on June 28 and will wrap up its finals on July 11. It’s the first Wimbledon tournament since 2019 when the coronavirus forced the 2020 event to be canceled. You can watch matches live on ESPN and ESPN2, and select games will also stream on ESPN+ and ESPN3.

This year’s tournament sees Novak Djokovic hoping to defend his 2019 Wimbledon singles title. As of the second round, however, a number of popular players are already out of the running for the championship.

This includes 2019 women’s single champion Simona Halep who withdrew due to injuries prior to the tournament. Naomi Osaka took the tournament off for personal time, while veteran Rafael Nadal decided to sit out in order to prolong his career. Adrian Mannarino and tennis great Serena Williams exited the first round due to injuries on Centre Court.

Below, we’ve broken down the full schedule for Wimbledon 2021, along with details on where you can watch each round.

2021 Wimbledon Championships schedule

The 2021 Wimbledon Championships began on June 28. The first round ran through June 29, and the second round ran from June 30 to July 1. The third round begins on July 2 and concludes on July 3.

After a one-day break, the tournament will resume July 5 with the round of 16. It will conclude on July 10 with the women’s single final and July 11 with the men’s single final.

Here’s a full schedule for the remaining Wimbledon matches on ESPN and ESPN2:

Third round

Date Time Channel
July 2 6 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET ESPN
July 2 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET ESPN2
July 3 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET ESPN
July 3 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET ESPN2
July 3 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET ESPN

Round of 16

Date Time Channel
July 5 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET ESPN2
July 5 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET ESPN

Women’s quarterfinals

Date Time Channel
July 6 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET ESPN
July 6 8 a.m. – 4 pm. ET ESPN2

Men’s quarterfinals

Date Time Channel
July 7 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET ESPN
July 7 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET ESPN2

Women’s semifinals

Date Time Channel
July 8 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET ESPN

Men’s semifinals

Date Time Channel
July 9 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET ESPN

Women’s single final, men’s doubles final, and women’s doubles final

Date Time Channel
July 10 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET ESPN

Men’s single final and mixed doubles final

Date Time Channel
July 11 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET ESPN

Where to watch the 2021 Wimbledon Championships

Coverage of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships is being broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2. Both channels are available via cable/satellite and various live TV streaming services, including Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Fubo TV, and AT&T TV.

In addition to the ESPN and ESPN2 broadcasts, select matches will also be streamed via the ESPN+ and ESPN3 streaming services. That said, it’s unclear which games those platforms will choose to air throughout the tournament. ESPN+ costs $6 a month or $60 a year. You can also pair it with Disney Plus and Hulu (ad-supported) for $14 a month.

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Here’s a full breakdown of live TV streaming services with access to Wimbledon matches on ESPN and ESPN2.

Sling TV

The cheapest way to stream Wimbledon matches on ESPN and ESPN2 is through Sling TV. Sling Orange ($35/month) offers live access to both channels as well as ESPN3. While Sling Blue ($35/month) includes access to other sports on Fox and FS1 channels, it does not have access to ESPN networks.

For a limited time, you can get your first month of Sling Orange for just $10. If you keep you plan after your first month is up, the price will go up to the regular $35 monthly rate.

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YouTube TV

You can also catch Wimbledon with YouTube TV. The live TV streaming service offers both ESPN and ESPN2 along with other sports channels including FS1, CBS Sports Network, the MLB Network, the NFL Network, and NBA TV. YouTube TV costs $55/month for your first three months, and then $65 a month after.

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Hulu + Live TV

For $65 a month, you can get a Hulu + Live TV plan that includes Wimbledon matches via ESPN and ESPN2. The service also features other sports networks like CBS Sports Network and NBC Sports Network, as well as access to Hulu’s on-demand library of shows and movies. You can also bundle the live TV service with Disney Plus and ESPN+ for $73 a month.

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FuboTV

Another option to watch Wimbledon is with Fubo TV. The Starter Plan offers around 115 channels, including ESPN and ESPN2, for $65 a month. New subscribers can get a seven-day free trial.

The streaming service’s Elite Plan ($80/month) also includes access to a number of additional sports networks including FS1, NBCSN, NFL Network, BeinSports, CBS Sports Network, and more.

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AT&T TV

AT&T TV also carries Wimbledon on its live TV streaming service via ESPN and ESPN2. The cheapest plan starts at $70, however, so we don’t recommend this as the best option for people who are primarily looking for an affordable way to watch the tournament.

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The top 9 streaming shows of the week, from ‘Loki’ to ‘Ted Lasso’

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“Ted Lasso.”

  • Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US.
  • Parrot’s list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US. Audience demand reflects the desire and engagement, or overall popularity, of a series.
  • Disney+’s “Loki” dropped in demand this week and wasn’t able to top other shows like Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”
  • “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” dropped off the list this week while Apple’s “Ted Lasso” returned ahead of its second season premiere this month.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.
9. “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)

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“Ted Lasso”

Times more in demand than average show: 23.8

Description: “Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 91%

What critics said: “Ted Lasso is breezy and fun and full of heart, but its easy escapisms are also uneasy ones. They are mordant, but they are mournful too.” — The Atlantic (Season 1)

Season 2 premieres July 23 on Apple TV Plus. See more insights for “Ted Lasso.”

8. “Cobra Kai” (Netflix)

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“Cobra Kai”

Times more in demand than average show: 27.7

Description: “Decades after the tournament that changed their lives, the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel reignites in this sequel to the ‘Karate Kid’ films.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 90%

What critics said: “Cobra Kai’s electric first three seasons have done the Miyagi-verse proud — but one more battle royale ought to be just enough to make sure it goes out on a high.” — NME (season 3)

Season 3 premiered on January 1 on Netflix. See more insights for “Cobra Kai.”

7. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (Disney+)

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“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”

Times more in demand than average show: 28.4

Description: “From Dave Filoni, director and executive producer of ‘The Mandalorian,’ the new ‘Clone Wars’ episodes will continue the storylines introduced in the original series, exploring the events leading up to ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.'”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 7): 100%

What critics said: “The animation is better than ever, the spirit of the series-a more character-based version of the stories told between ‘Attack Of The Clones’ and ‘Revenge Of The Sith’ are as compelling as ever.” — The Playlist (season 7)

Season 7 premiered on February 21, 2020 on Disney+. See more insights for “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

6. “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

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Luke on “Handmaid’s Tale.”

Times more in demand than average show: 30.0

Description: “A woman forced into sexual servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 4): 70%

What critics said: “This has become as grim as any violent action movie and Moss, who is usually terrific, now only deploys one expression — horrified disbelief. I can’t care any more, don’t feel anything any more, and this should be put out of its misery.” — Daily Mail (Season 4)

Season 4 premiered April 28 on Hulu. See more insights for “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

5. “WandaVision” (Disney+)

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“WandaVision”

Times more in demand than average show: 31.8

Description: “Marvel Studios’ captivating new series ‘WandaVision’ stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, and marks the first series from Marvel Studios streaming exclusively on Disney+. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision — two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives — begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 91%

What critics said: “Quirky, humorous and with fascinating characters, I’m interested to see what kind of long, strange trip Wanda and Vision have planned.” — Colorado Springs Gazette (Season 1)

Season 1 premiered on Disney+ January 15. See more insights for “WandaVision.”

4. “Loki” (Disney+)

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Tom Hiddleston on episode one of “Loki.”

Times more in demand than average show: 32.0

Description: “In Marvel Studios’ ‘Loki,’ the mercurial Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame.'”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (season 1): 92%

What critics said: “And as long as Hiddleston and Wilson keep at it, ‘Loki’ is worth watching, despite its shortcomings.” — Arizona Republic (season 1)

Season 1 premiered on Disney+ on June 9. See more insights for “Loki.”

2. (tied) “Lucifer” (Netflix)

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“Lucifer”

Times more in demand than average show: 33.5

Description: “Bored with being the Lord of Hell, the devil relocates to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub and forms a connection with a homicide detective.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 5): 85%

What critics said: “Part of Lucifer’s charm is it’s always erred on the side of cheesy soap opera when it calls for it, but there are some real gut-punching, grounding moments this season.” — Metro (Season 5)

Season 5B premiered on Netflix on May 28. See more insights for “Lucifer.”

2. (tied) “The Mandalorian” (Disney+)

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“The Mandalorian”

Times more in demand than average show: 33.5

Description: “After the fall of the Empire, a lone gunfighter makes his way through the lawless galaxy.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 94%

What critics said: “Where Season 1 sometimes struggled to maintain a coherent arc, though, Season 2 has a higher-stakes narrative thrust that builds momentum more effectively.” — Sight and Sound (Season 2)

Season 2 premiered on Disney+ on October 30. See more insights for “The Mandalorian.”

1. “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

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“Stranger Things.”

Times more in demand than average show: 39.3

Description: “When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 89%

What critics said: “It’s also worth noting that there’s a new scene stealer in Priah Ferguson, who plays Lucas’ sister Erica, whose bratty attitude translates into hilarious disposition for the entire group.” — US Weekly (Season 3)

Season 3 premiered July 4, 2019, on Netflix. See more insights for “Stranger Things.”

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HBO Max’s ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot is the most anticipated new TV show in July

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“Gossip Girl.”

  • Every month, Insider looks at the most anticipated new TV shows using data from the app TV Time.
  • It’s derived from US users who use the app to track and react to what they’re watching.
  • HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” reboot is the most anticipated series of July.
  • Disney+’s Pixar series “Monsters at Work” premieres this month.
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5. “The White Lotus” – HBO, July 11

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Description: “A social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort, The White Lotus follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel’s cheerful employees, and the idyllic locale itself. “

 

4. “American Horror Stories” – FX on Hulu, July 15

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Description: “‘American Horror Stories’ is a spin-off of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s award-winning anthology series ‘American Horror Story.’ The weekly anthology series will feature a different horror story each episode.”

3. “Monsters at Work” – Disney+, July 7

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Description: “Tylor Tuskmon graduates top of his class from Monsters University and arrives at Monster Incorporated to begin his dream job as a Scarer … or not. The day he’s set to begin, he learns that they don’t want Scarers … they want Jokesters! Tylor is temporarily reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team. This change shatters Tylor’s plan, but he sets his sights on a new goal: becoming a Jokester.”

2. “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” – Starz, July 18

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Description: “Power Book III: Raising Kanan is a prequel set in the 1990s that will chronicle the early years of Kanan Stark, the character first played by executive producer Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson.”

1. “Gossip Girl” – HBO Max, July 8

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Zion Moreno in “Gossip Girl.”

Description: “Nine years ago, the original Gossip Girl website shut down. But after a new generation of New York’s young elite takes control of private school Constance Billard, the notorious blogger remerges as the number one source into their scandalous lives.”

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‘Rugrats,’ the classic ’90s cartoon franchise, returns in an all-new series on Paramount Plus

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A scene from “Rugrats” (2021), an original series on Paramount Plus

  • Rugrats” is back in the form of a brand-new CGI-animated series on Paramount Plus.
  • The original cartoon launched 30 years ago on Nickelodeon.
  • Paramount Plus costs $6/month with ads, or $10/month without commercials.

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A baby’s gotta do what a baby’s gotta do, even when they’re decades old.

The “Rugrats” are back nearly 30 years after their original show premiered on Nickelodeon. This time around, the babies are animated in CGI and available to watch on Paramount Plus.

Rugrats” (2021) follows Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, Phil, and Lil as they embark on adventures around the home. The series kicked off May 27 with five episodes. All voice actors from the original series’ last season are back for the new show, including E.G. Daily, Nancy Cartwright, and Cree Summer.

Where to watch ‘Rugrats’ (2021)

The first five episodes of “Rugrats” (2021) premiered on May 27 exclusively through the Paramount Plus streaming service. It’s unclear when the remainder of the first season’s 26 episodes will premiere, but Paramount Plus said they’ll release more episodes on a “later date.”

Rugrats” (2021) will also air on the Nickelodeon cable channel after it streams on Paramount Plus, but there’s no release date yet.

You can subscribe to Paramount Plus for $6 a month with an ad-supported plan ($60 a year) or $10 a month with an ad-free plan ($100 a year). These plans typically include a seven-day trial, but you can get a 30-day trial if you sign up before May 30.

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Aside from “Rugrats,” Paramount Plus offers a number of ViacomCBS titles including other Nickelodeon shows like “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “iCarly.” More Paramount Plus original shows and movies are on the way in the coming months. You can read our full Paramount Plus review here.

Where to watch old ‘Rugrats’ cartoons

Before “Rugrats” (2021), the franchise included two TV shows, two direct-to-video specials, one mini-series, and three movies.

All nine seasons of the original “Rugrats” series, five seasons of the spinoff “All Grown Up!,” and two direct-to-video specials are available on Paramount Plus. You can also watch the original “Rugrats” on Hulu, with plans starting at $6 a month.

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Other video-on-demand (VOD) streaming providers, like Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV, and Google Play, will let you buy individual “Rugrats” episodes or seasons. Episodes typically cost $2 each.

The “Rugrats” series made its way to the big screen as well. Films include “The Rugrats Movie,” “Rugrats in Paris: The Movie,” and “Rugrats Go Wild.” The first two films – “The Rugrats Movie” and “Rugrats in Paris: The Movie” – are available on Netflix.

Rugrats Go Wild” – a crossover flick between the “Rugrats” and “The Wild Thornberrys” franchises – is available through VOD streaming providers with rental fees starting at $3. However, it’s currently unavailable on subscription streaming services.

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Amazon’s $8.5 billion bet on MGM is the latest sign that tech is transforming Hollywood. Here are the biggest deals that have altered the streaming world.

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  • The media business keeps consolidating, and Amazon’s purchase of MGM Holdings isn’t the first sign.
  • Disney bought 21st Century Fox in 2019, gaining control of Hulu, and AT&T is merging WarnerMedia with Discovery.
  • The deals signal a trend that many in the media world realize survival lies in the streaming market.
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It’s official – Amazon is acquiring MGM Studios’ parent company for $8.45 billion, it announced Wednesday.

That means that movies and shows owned by MGM could eventually appear on Amazon’s Prime video streaming platform for users to watch.

It’s yet another instance of a tech company partnering with a film industry power player to round out its streaming offerings and compete with deeply entrenched rivals like Disney and Netflix.

And as streaming services continue to gain favor over traditional TV, media firms are likely happy to oblige, helping further industry consolidation. Film studios without their own streaming service are especially keen on finding a way to get eyeballs on – and monetize – their libraries.

Here are some of the biggest mergers, acquisitions, and deals amongst tech platforms and traditional film companies that have set the stage for the streaming wars.

Disney and 21st Century Fox

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Drew Barrymore stars in 1999’s “Never Been Kissed.”

Disney bought the film company 21st Century Fox and its decades-old 20th Century Studios subsidiary, in a $71 billion sale that closed in 2019. Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+, launched in December of that year with films like “Never Been Kissed” and “Ever After” available to watch.

Those 21st Century Fox films will join Disney’s already attractive library it built with past acquisitions of LucasFilm -home to “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” – and Marvel.

The Fox deal also gave Disney control of Hulu

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Elisabeth Moss stars in “Handmaid’s Tale.”

Hulu has always had a complicated ownership setup, but Disney now owns a majority of the company and maintains full operations of the streaming platform.

Through its 21st Century Fox acquisition, Disney also absorbed the corporation’s 60% stake in Hulu, one of the original streaming services that launched in 2007. It later acquired AT&T’s 9.5% stake in Hulu, bringing its stake to about 70%.

Comcast is the only other shareholder, which is guaranteed to own a minimum of 21% thanks to a 2019 deal.

Disney even offers a $13.99 bundle that includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.

Netflix announced a deal with Sony in April

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Tom Holland has played Spider-Man in five MCU movies.

The agreement will allow Netflix to offer Sony’s future 2022 films in the US, including installments of the “Spider-Man” franchise with Tom Holland. Other potential future Sony releases could include “Jumanji” and “Ghostbusters.”

After Sony’s movies are released in theatres in 2022, they’ll first go to pay-per-view and then hit Netflix.

As Insider’s Travis Clark reported, the deal gives Sony – which doesn’t have its own streaming platform – an avenue to showcase its films. And it gives Netflix even more theatrical releases to entice paying customers.

Disney will also have Sony movies after Netflix has its turn

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Tom Holland as Spider-Man.

After a Sony film is released in theatres in 2022, has its pay-per-view television run, and spends an expected 18 months on Netflix, it’ll be offered on Disney+ and Hulu. Sony and Disney said the US licensing deal will be in effect from 2022 until 2026.

The agreement means that future “Spider-Man” movies could eventually call Disney+ home alongside Disney-owned Marvel’s film franchise, which Holland appears in as well.

Sony and Disney ran into a snag in the past over Sony’s movie rights to hundreds of Marvel characters and Disney’s Marvel productions. The solution was for Disney and Sony to agree on the Spider-Man character being allowed to appear in one more standalone film and another Marvel Cinematic Universe installment.

AT&T’s massive WarnerMedia-Discovery merger will create a new streaming giant

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“Wonder Woman 1984.”

The communications giant announced last week that it was spinning off its WarnerMedia content arm, which includes HBO and Warner Bros., both of which AT&T acquired when it bought then-Time Warner for $81 billion in 2018. AT&T plans to merge WarnerMedia with the media company Discovery.

That means content from the two companies’ 100-plus brands, including HGTV and Discovery, would all exist under one umbrella. Such a service could give Netflix, the reigning streaming champ, a run for its money. The deal is expected to close in mid-2022.

The Discovery Plus streaming platform had already launched in early January with subscriptions starting at $4.99 and showing programs from Food Network, HGTV, TLC, BBC, and Discovery Channel, home to Shark Week. It was the first new streaming service to launch in 2021.

MGM Studios is home to the oldest and most beloved film classics

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James Bonds over the years.

Amazon is shelling out $8.5 billion to acquire MGM Holdings, whose 97-year-old MGM Studios is behind some of the world’s most classic movies and TV shows. The company said that the “more than 4,000 films” and “17,000 TV shows” were big factors in making the purchase.

Movies include “Silence of the Lambs” starring Anthony Hopkins, “Rocky,” and the extensive James Bond film catalog. Although as Insider’s Travis Clark reported, MGM owns just half of the rights to Bond, with the rest belonging to producers that handle the creative direction of the franchise. That means that it could get tricky if Amazon ever wanted to, say, produce a TV series starring the famous character.

Viacom merged with CBS in 2019 with Paramount already under its belt

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Emily Blunt in “A Quiet Place 2.”

Viacom’s acquisition of Paramount may have closed in 1994, but the move set the company up well for what would become the 21st-century streaming wars. So did Viacom’s merger with CBS in 2019.

The streaming service CBS All Access launched in 2014 and was rebranded as Paramount Plus in 2020 as the pandemic drove a business boom in the streaming market.

Since “A Quiet Place 2” is distributed by Paramount Pictures, the movie starring Emily Blunt will be available on the streaming service on July 12.

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‘Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K’ stars Patton Oswalt as a comic book villain – all 10 episodes of the animated series are now on Hulu

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It’s tough being a villain, especially for M.O.D.O.K., who struggles to balance world domination and family life in a new Hulu animated series.

“Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.” focuses on the Marvel comic book character of the same name. The acronym stands for Mental Mobile Organism Designed Only for Killing. The series stars the vocal talents of Patton Oswalt as the titular character, an “egomaniacal super villain” who attempts to maintain his evil organization and personal relationships, according to Hulu’s synopsis.

Oswalt, along with Jordan Blum, are co-creators of the series which is made in a stop-motion animation style. The animation comes from Stoopid Buddy Studios, the producer of the popular stop-motion series “Robot Chicken.”

“Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.” has received positive reviews from critics. The show currently holds an “87% Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 22 critic reviews.

How to watch ‘Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.’

“Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.” premiered May 21 exclusively on Hulu. Hulu’s catalog also features a number of other popular animated shows like “Futurama,” “Rick and Morty,” and “Bob’s Burgers.”

You can get Hulu for as low as $6 a month ($60 a year) with ads. Aside from the basic plan, Hulu also has an ad-free plan for $12 a month. All Hulu plans come with a 30-day free trial.

“Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.” is available to watch on Hulu through a number of streaming devices, including iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Switch, Roku, PlayStation, Xbox, web browsers, and smart TVs.

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Hulu subscribers who want to see more Marvel shows and movies should consider getting the $14 a month Disney Plus bundle.

The bundle includes Hulu Basic, ESPN+, and Disney Plus. Disney’s streaming service is home to the majority of Marvel’s TV and film catalog, including titles such as “WandaVision,” “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” and “Black Panther.”

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How to watch the first three episodes of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 4 on Hulu

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  • The Handmaid’s Tale” is a TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel.
  • The fourth season premiered on April 28 exclusively through Hulu.
  • A Hulu subscription costs $6 a month with ads, or $12 a month for ad-free streaming.

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The critically acclaimed Hulu original series, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” has returned with an all-new season.

Based on Margaret Atwood’s classic book, the show has been a hit on the streaming service through the first three seasons. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is set in a dystopian alternate reality where women are subjugated under a totalitarian government. The new season features June (Elisabeth Moss) taking on the role of a “fierce rebel leader” against the Republic of Gilead, according to Hulu’s synopsis.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” has received numerous awards, including an Emmy for outstanding drama series in 2017, and a Golden Globe for best drama series in 2018. The show holds an “88% Fresh” rating on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.

How to watch ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ on Hulu

The fourth season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” premiered on Hulu with three new episodes on April 28. Hulu will then release one new episode every Wednesday between May 5 and June 16.

If you want to catch up on past seasons before the premiere, you can stream all 36 episodes from the first, second, and third seasons of “The Handmaid’s Tale” right now on Hulu.

Hulu’s basic, ad-supported plan costs $6 a month or $60 a year. We recommend you get the annual version for the most savings, as it comes out to $12 less per year. For ad-free streaming, you can opt for Hulu’s premium plan at $12 a month. No matter what on-demand plan you choose, new members get a free 30-day trial.

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You can also package Hulu Basic with Disney Plus and ESPN+ for $14 a month. The bundle will supplement Hulu’s library with live sports from ESPN+ and tons of hit movies and shows from Disney Plus. Other versions of Hulu are also available with the bundle for an extra fee. You can find a detailed breakdown of Hulu bundle options here.

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” is available to watch on Hulu through a range of streaming devices including Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and most smart TVs. You can also access Hulu through a web browser.

How to watch ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ without Hulu

If you don’t want to pay a monthly fee, you can buy individual episodes or full seasons of “The Handmaid’s Tale” from digital retailers like Amazon, iTunes, and Vudu. Episodes are priced at $3 each in HD video quality.

That said, only the first three seasons are available to buy from other platforms. As such, we recommend Hulu as a better option since Hulu will grant you access to the fourth season as soon as it premieres.

It’s not clear when other platforms will add season four, but it usually takes several months for new seasons to receive a home video release after they air on Hulu.

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Hulu Basic is one of the most affordable streaming services on the market – here’s what you get for $6 a month

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As streaming services surge in interest following a year spent mostly indoors, cable subscriptions and cinema outings are fading away in favor of at-home binge-watching sessions and indoor movie nights. In fact, a survey of American households suggests the average home now has four streaming subscriptions.

Many people are looking for the best value to help build their repertoire of digital platforms. Hulu Basic is one of the cheapest options at just $6 a month ($60 a year). The plan gets you access to an extensive library of shows, movies, and Hulu Originals.

What is Hulu Basic?

Hulu Basic is the company’s simplest and most affordable streaming option. For $6 a month you get access to Hulu’s entire catalog, but you will have to watch some ads as you stream. New subscribers can receive a free 30-day trial when they sign up.

Hulu plays host to a wide variety of content, including comedies like “Letterkenny,” cartoons like “Animaniacs,” dramas like “Fargo,” gems from the ’90s like “Seinfeld,” Hulu originals like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and even Oscar-winning films like “Nomadland.”

You can also use Hulu to keep up with select network shows as they air – or the day after they air – like “Saturday Night Live,” “The Bachelor,” and many more. This is a huge advantage over Netflix where you have to wait up to a year or more for an entire season to show up.

What’s the difference between Hulu Basic and Hulu Premium?

Hulu Basic costs just $6 a month, while Hulu premium is $12 a month. Both offer access to Hulu’s entire on-demand catalog, but Basic has ads while Premium is ad-free.

Students can get Hulu Basic for $2 a month with a verified college enrollment – a savings of $48 a year compared to the regular price.

In exchange for a cheaper monthly rate, Hulu Basic serves you unskippable ads before and during your stream. Hulu will typically air five minutes of ads for 30-minute programs and 10 minutes of ads for hour-long programs. It’s a small price to pay for halving the cost of your subscription, and it’s still less overall ad time than you’d find on cable.

You can also sign up for Hulu Basic as part of a bundle with Disney Plus and ESPN+. This bundle costs $14 a month, which is about $6 cheaper than the price of paying for all three services separately. The plan is $20 a month for Disney Plus, ESPN+, and Hulu Premium.

How can I stream Hulu?

Most smart TVs have Hulu already built in, so all you’ll have to do is launch the app and sign in to start watching. You can explore our guide for the best affordable smart TVs if you want a new display on a budget.

Aside from streaming on your laptop or phone, you can also use a streaming stick or box. These devices connect to your TV, offering access to apps like Hulu. We recommend the Roku Ultra as our top streaming option, but there are tons of other devices across price ranges.

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How to watch ‘Nomadland’ – the Oscar winner for best picture is now streaming on Hulu

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Frances McDormand won her third Oscar for “Nomadland.”

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One of the top winners at the 2021 Academy Awards was “Nomadland.” If you haven’t seen the film yet, Hulu is here to help. “Nomadland” premiered in theaters and on Hulu simultaneously on February 19. The movie is also available to buy through video-on-demand services like Prime Video.

The film is based on the book “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century.” The story centers on a woman, Fern (Frances McDormand), who loses her job due to the recession. As she searches for work on the road in her van, Fern hears stories from other nomads in the American West. The film features supporting actors who are nomads in real life, including Bob Wells, known for his YouTube channel CheapRVliving.

“Nomadland” is directed by Chloé Zhao, who won best director at the 2021 Academy Awards. Zhao’s win made her the first woman of color and second woman ever to win the Oscar for best directing. Her next film will be Marvel’s superhero movie “Eternals” starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and Kumail Nanjiani.

Aside from Zhao’s win, the film also took home the 2021 Oscar for best picture, and McDormand won best actress for her role as Fern. “Nomadland” has a “94% Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Insider critic Jacob Sarkisian gave the movie an “A-” grade in his full review.

How to watch ‘Nomadland’ on Hulu

“Nomadland” is now available to stream on Hulu. The movie premiered on February 19. You can get access to Hulu for $6 a month with its basic, ad-supported plan.

Aside from the monthly payment option, you can buy an entire year of Hulu for $60. That’s $12 cheaper than the cost of paying for a year on a monthly basis. If you’re not a fan of ads, Hulu also has an ad-free option for $12 a month.

You can watch “Nomadland” through Hulu on a number of streaming devices, including iOS and Android products, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Nintendo Switch, Roku, PlayStation, Xbox, web browsers, and most smart TVs.

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For access to even more streaming content, we recommend you take advantage of the Disney bundle that includes Hulu Basic, ESPN+, and Disney Plus for $14 a month. With this bundle, you’ll get access to two more 2021 Oscar-nominated movies via Disney Plus: “Soul” and “Onward.”

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How to watch ‘Nomadland’ without Hulu

“Nomadland” is also available to buy through popular VOD streaming services for a one-time payment rather than a subscription fee. These services include Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV, Google Play, Redbox, Microsoft, and FandangoNow.

You can purchase the film for $15. The movie will be available to rent starting April 27. These services let you watch “Nomadland” in up to 4K with HDR.

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What other Oscar-winning films can I watch?

Aside from “Nomadland,” there are several other Oscar-winning films available to watch at home through VOD platforms and streaming services.

This includes titles like “Mank” on Netflix,” and “Sound of Metal” on Amazon Prime Video. Meanwhile, you can rent “Promising Young Woman,” “The Father,” and “Minari” through digital rental services like Vudu.

You can find a full list of 2021 Oscar winners here.

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