Hulu and Viacom have announced that new episodes of Nickelodeon programs will be available through Hulu Plus starting today. The lineup includes popular shows like The Legend of Korra, Spongebob Squarepants, Kung Fu Panda, and iCarly. Paid subscribers will be able to stream the five most recent episodes from each series, although they will not be available until 21 days after the episodes air on television.
As Hulu conitnues to compete with the likes of Netflix, the addition of current Nickelodeon programs may make its subscription service more palatable for households with children. The company has also been making a push to bring original content to Hulu Plus, while providing new programs with a method of releasing pilot episodes before their broadcast debut, a tactic recently explored by NBC with J.J. Abrams' Revolution.