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Are TV programs online the same as those on television?

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Many TV shows online are the same as those on broadcast television, and sites such as Hulu upload new shows shortly after they air on TV. Many streaming websites have increasingly moved into original programming as well.

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Popular TV streaming site Hulu airs a wide variety of current programs from different networks, including ABC, Comedy Central and TNT. Popular shows such as “Gotham,” “The Mindy Project” and “The Voice” typically premiere on Hulu the day after they air on broadcast television.

Streaming sites have also begun to differentiate themselves from broadcast television networks by creating their own original programming. Popular shows such as Netflix’s “House of Cards” and Amazon Video’s “Transparent” have won awards and received significant critical acclaim.

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