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HULU is a US-based video-on-demand streaming platform, established in October 2007 to screen recent episodes of current network series. A subscription service selling older programming was launched in November 2010 under the name Hulu Plus (aka hulu+). This was shortened to just hulu in April 2015.


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In early 2012, Hulu Plus made a deal with the BBC to show Doctor Who (new series only) via its service in Japan.

Doctor Who on Hulu Japan (2018)

By 2013, Hulu Plus had also acquired the rights to stream a large back-catalogue of Classic episodes of Doctor Who in the USA. Although it's a subscription-based pay service, Hulu also played commercials, with at least three breaks per half hour.

Commencing from 18 September 2013, a significant package of Doctor Who serials was made available online to US subscribers. According to most online sources, there were 98 serials in the package; one source gave the episode count as being "over 400", another source had a very specific figure of 413 episodes (although it's not clear if the 45 minute episodes were being counted as singles or doubles).

We did find a list online HERE but there were only 97 titles given! The episode tally of that list comes to 411 if we count the 45 minute segments as two half-hours, so it still doesn't quite tally.

98 stories (only 97 listed below), equivalent of no less than 411 half hour episodes:

New Series Doctor Who on Hulu Plus
Classic Doctor Who on Hulu
Example of menu for Classic Doctor Who on Hulu+
A An Unearthly Child 4
B The Daleks 7
C Inside the Spaceship 2
F The Aztecs 4
G The Sensorites 6
J Planet of Giants 3
L The Rescue 2
N The Web Planet 6
Q The Space Museum 4
R The Chase 6
S The Time Meddler 4
X The Ark 4
Z The Gunfighters 4
BB The War Machines 4
MM The Tomb of the Cybermen 4
PP The Enemy of the World 6
QQ The Web of Fear 6 #
TT The Dominators 5
UU The Mind Robber 5
WW The Krotons 4
AAA Spearhead from Space 4
BBB Doctor Who and the Silurians 7
DDD Inferno 7
EEE Terror of the Autons 4
FFF The Mind of Evil 6
GGG The Claws of Axos 4
HHH Colony in Space 6
JJJ The Daemons 5
MMM The Curse of Peladon 4
LLL The Sea Devils 6
NNN The Mutants 6
RRR The Three Doctors 4
PPP Carnival of Monsters 4
QQQ Frontier in Space 6
SSS Planet of the Daleks 6
TTT The Green Death 6
UUU The Time Warrior 4
XXX Death to the Daleks 4
YYY The Monster of Peladon 6
ZZZ Planet of the Spiders 6
4A Robot 4
4C The Ark in Space 4
4B The Sontaran Experiment 2
4E Genesis of the Daleks 6
4H Planet of Evil 4
4G Pyramids of Mars 4
4J The Android Invasion 4
4M The Masque of Mandragora 4
4P The Deadly Assassin 4
4S The Talons of Weng-Chiang 6
4V Horror of Fang Rock 4
4T The Invisible Enemy 4
4W The Sun Makers 4
4Y Underworld 4
4Z The Invasion of Time 6
5A The Ribos Operation 4
5B The Pirate Planet 4
5C The Stones of Blood 4
5D The Androids of Tara 4
5E The Power of Kroll 4
5J Destiny of the Daleks 4
5H City of Death 4
5G The Creature from the Pit 4
5K Nightmare of Eden 4
5L The Horns of Nimon 4
5N The Leisure Hive 4
5Q Meglos 4
5R Full Circle 4
5P State of Decay 4
5S Warriors' Gate 4
5T The Keeper of Traken 4
5V Logopolis 4
5Z Castrovalva 4
5X The Visitation 4
6A Black Orchid 2
6D Snakedance 4
6G Terminus 4
6H Enlightenment 4
6L Warriors of the Deep 4
6M The Awakening 2
6N Frontios 4
6P Resurrection of the Daleks 4
6R The Caves of Androzani 4
6S The Twin Dilemma 4
6X The Mark of the Rani 4
6W The Two Doctors 6
6Y Timelash 4
7D Time and the Rani 4
7F Delta and the Bannermen 3
7G Dragonfire 3
7H Remembrance of the Daleks 4
7L The Happiness Patrol 3
7K Silver Nemesis 3
7J The Greatest Show in the Galaxy 4
7N Battlefield 4
7M The Curse of Fenric 4
7P Survival 3

Unlike the DVD and all previous syndication screenings, The Chase was not edited, with the appearance of the Beatles in part one intact.

The package included The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear (the missing third episode was shown as a tele-snap reconstruction), the first time both stories had been included in a group package with other classic serials since being recovered in 2013.

At the end of January 2016, both Hulu Plus and Netflix lost the rights to stream Doctor Who, and from 27 March 2016 until the launch of Britbox in early 2017, the series was only available in the US on Amazon Prime

Thanks to John Geoffrion for the list of 97 titles


This trailer for Hulu Plus includes clips from both classic and new Who (plus Torchwood):

Best of BBC on Hulu Plus