Viceland’s original short What Would Diplo Do?, starring James Van Der Beek as Diplo and Dillon Francis as Diplo’s friend Jasper, is now streaming on Hulu. The show, which had also been streaming on Viceland for free prior to the Hulu addition, premiered last August as a hilarious tongue-in-cheek series offering a glimpse of “the life” of the superstar DJ.
In the time since the show’s aired, the Dawson’s Creek alum’s grade A impersonation has even seen great success on Twitter. James Van Der Beek’s @_diplo_Twitter handle has gone on to entertain an entire industry with witty criticism and clever comebacks.
Ladies and Gentleman, “What Would Diplo Do?” is officially on Hulu. For those of you who missed the show’s premiere in August, it’s time for you to catch up. The Viceland TV Show “What Would Diplo Do?” follows the life of Diplo, starring James Van Der Beek as Diplo and Dillion Francis as Diplo’s friend
Expected to air in 2019, the docuseries is in developmental stages, overseen by Billboard, Mic, and leading producer, The Cinemart. The Cinemart is memorable for its work on Jay-Z’s TV miniseries, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, and continues to collaborate with the rapper on Paramount Network’s six-part documentary series, Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.
The series will feature interviews from inside sources, including local Bahamians, the duped attendees who were stranded upon their arrival at the defunct festival, vendors, and investigators. The documentary will additionally offer viewers hours of “never-before-seen footage,” leaked documents, emails, and recordings.
Potential new Spotify subscribers will have greater incentive to pay for a subscription given the music streaming platform’s latest collaboration with Hulu.
Arriving this summer, the joint subscription will offer users ad-free Spotify streaming and movies on Hulu’s ad-supported platform, for $12.99 a month. The package’s price will be attractive to those who concurrently subscribe to both services separately — Spotify collects $9.99 a month from its users, while Hulu charges $7.99 a month. The dual plan is modeled after Spotify and Hulu’s pre-existing combined plan. One currently available only to students enrolled at accredited colleges and universities, Spotify and Hulu market the plan to students for just $4.99 a month.
Hulu has since rolled out a 99-cent trial subscription that will serve as a preliminary to the bundled subscription. Those new to Hulu can now take advantage of a three-month ad-supported plan for the three months leading up to the debut of the joint subscription.
2017 has been loaded with legendary collabs. Now two of the worlds most in-demand outfits present a new kind of collaboration, a joint subscription between the leading streaming giant Spotify and the popular on-demand outfit Hulu. Priced at just $4.99 per month, “Spotify Premium for Students, now with Hulu,” is a significantly cheaper purchasing plan for the services, which currently stand at $9.99 and $7.99 per month, respectively.
But the subscription combo is likely to have an impact on the streaming industry as a whole, as both companies went so far as to say they’ll offer other bundles in the future that target the market at large, of course, details are still pending regarding those plans.
Subscribers who buy the bundle will still use the services individually. This isn’t an integration of the services per say, merely a convenience in pricing.
This joint service marks the first time Spotify’s partnered with an on-demand streaming service. It arrives just as the company has been rethinking its existing role in the video market and as Spotify’s head of video and podcasts, Tom Calderone, left the company after Spotify’s pivot to video.
While Calderone was at the company, Spotify had been expanding its original video content, but following his departure, Spotify said it would focus on expanding its efforts on playlists.
In turn, Spotify’s pivoted to partnership. The service understands the difficulties that would come in trying to build its own service like Hulu’s and to compete with an original content market of that stature. Spotify x Hulu is available for students to cop now.
Sometimes I wish I was still in college. Today (September 7th), Spotify and Hulu have announced their plans to team up to give US college students access to both of their premium subscriptions for just $5 per month. The new service called “Spotify Premium for Students, now with Hulu” marks just the beginning of paired