The newest wave of Shaw TV advertising from Hulu, Hulu Plus, and Hulu Mobile offers a selection of old-school 1950s commercials from the 1940s through the 1960s, as well as some recent TV ads.
The new ads from Hulu and Hulu Plus come as the streaming service ramps up its new “Hulu for TVs” initiative, which will allow Hulu users to watch any Shaw TV ad or series on the streaming platform.
The program is part of Hulu’s push to get more content on Hulu, a platform that’s been home to a host of content from popular networks like NBC and ABC, to original shows like “The Office,” and to original content from streaming video platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Hulu Plus will also offer a selection from the likes of Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and the Adult Swim network.
Hulu has yet to announce a schedule for when the ads will be available on Hulu Plus.
However, Hulu told The Verge that they’re planning to add more content from the 1930s through to the 1950s in the coming months.
Hannibal Buress, the co-creator of Hannibal and the director of the new series “The Silence of the Lambs,” recently told The Hollywood Reporter that the new ad campaign will focus on “the American Dream and how that came about.”
“You don’t have to be an expert to understand that,” he said.
“When you’ve had this opportunity to take control of your life and become a successful artist, you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into, but you know that you’re in it for the long haul.
You don’t want to be a slave to it.”
The new Shaw TV ads, which also feature a lot of the same characters as the ones from the classic TV shows, are available to stream for free on Hulu.
Hulu has also released a short teaser video that will help you find the ads, as shown above.
Check out the Hulu promo below: