It’s our goal to provide as much content as possible and to keep it all on our service as long as possible. However, what videos we post and how long we’re able to keep them on Hulu depends on streaming clearances granted by our content partners. We work with them constantly to try to secure more, and they’ve been great about reaching into their vaults on our behalf.
Streaming clearances can be limited by any number of legal or business agreements that differ from video to video. An episode or movie may expire due to many reasons, including music clearances, impending DVD sales, and syndication deals, among others. As videos are the heart of our business, we’re always working to expand streaming clearances.
Whenever a video is about to expire, we do our best to provide information in advance and add it to the Expiring Soon section of your Watchlist.