The World: New York - Disney signs deal to become equity partner in Hulu

Disney has signed a deal with the video hub Hulu that sees it become a fully fledged, equity-owning partner.

Disney joins companies including NBC and Universal as partners in Hulu, which is now the fourth-largest video site on the web, reaching more than 41.6 million unique users in March.

As part of the deal, programming from ABC, such as Grey's Anatomy and Lost, will be available for streaming on the site, as well as programmes broadcast on the Disney Channel.