Hulu this week informed subscribers of Hulu+ Live TV that the price of the basic live TV plan will increase from $44.99 per month to $54.99 per month.
This is Hulu + Live TV’s second price hike this year, with a $5 increase in January, followed by this twice-as-large increase, which is supposed to take effect on December 18.
In an email, Hulu told subscribers the increase “allows us to continue delivering the best live and on-demand TV experience for you.” However, as a the price keeps going up, the price advantage that a “skinny bundle” of TV channels is debatable.
The streaming service launched its live TV package at the beginning of 2018, and it supposedly passed 1 million subscribers before the year was done.
Hulu’s ownership has also been changing, with Disney becoming a majority shareholder following its acquisition of Fox, and then taking full operational control of the company earlier this year.
Hulu is part of Disney’s broader streaming strategy, which saw the company launching its own Disney+ service earlier this week and offering Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu (without live TV) together in a $12.99 bundle.