15 April 2014 6:01 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York (AP) — The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion's vast library of art house films. Terms of the deal, revealed exclusively to The Associated Press, weren't disclosed, but both Hulu and Criterion said it will run for several years. Since 2011, Criterion Collection films have streamed exclusively on Hulu Plus, Hulu's monthly subscription streaming service. In a fractured streaming landscape, the partnership has been a rarity, making Hulu Plus the digital home to more than 800 movies in Criterion's singular collection. "It was important to us that Criterion actually have a home and have a strong central locus to which our audience could gather and know they were finding the breadth of the library," said Peter Becker, president of the Criterion Collection. For many movie buffs, the Criterion Collection is synonymous with the greatest classics of world cinema, »


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