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Features news briefs for Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

Published: August 26, 2013
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Hulu Kids adds ‘Fraggle’

LOS ANGELES — The online video service Hulu has added some energetic mop-top characters from Jim Henson Family shows, including the classic 1980s children’s television series, “Fraggle Rock.” The Santa Monica, Calif., online venture will use the content to bolster its Hulu Kids corner, which is offered as part of its monthly Hulu Plus subscription service. Commercial-free episodes of “Fraggle Rock” and the other Henson creations were made available to Hulu Plus subscribers beginning Thursday. Hulu said it now boasts more Jim Henson Family titles than other video subscription service. Children’s TV shows have become an increasingly important draw for parents who turn to online video services to provide commercial-free content to entertain their kids. That has raised the stakes for Hulu Plus and rivals Amazon.com and Netflix.

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