The sign language of Hulu, a subscription streaming video service launched in 2007, is being extended to other languages.
Sign language will be available in other languages, and the company says it’s adding support for more.
“The language support in Hulu for sign language will include both standard and special sign languages,” said Hulu co-founder John Schimmel.
“In the special sign language cases, there will be more emphasis on the words that you are signing.
We are also adding support in other sign languages like Catalan, Serbian, Romanian, Slovak and Slovenian.”
Sign language is a new way to make streaming video easier for viewers, and it’s a big deal for Hulu.
Sign languages are often considered a lost art and often used by minorities, such as people with learning disabilities.
Hulu launched in 2006 and it has more than 10 million subscribers.
Schimmels original plan for sign-language support was for HULU, a digital-only subscription streaming service.
He later expanded the platform to include a free service called YouTube Sign Language.
Sign language, which is spoken by roughly one in 20 adults, was the fastest growing language spoken in the world in 2014, according to the United Nations.
The language is spoken mostly in Brazil and Argentina.
The United States has about 40,000 sign language speakers, according a 2015 report by the Association of Sign Language Experts.
Sign languages were spoken in more than 300 countries and territories.HULU and its partner YouTube signed a deal in October to offer a service in other countries including Brazil and India.
In 2018, YouTube expanded its free service to include sign language.
The company announced that the expansion was part of a broader strategy to expand the service’s reach and add new languages.
Sign-language videos are available for both paid and non-paid subscribers.
The free version costs $2.99 a month, with a $2 subscription to a paid plan costing $10.
The subscription streaming feature is a part of HULI’s broader plan to provide more video to viewers.
HULi has said it plans to add a number of languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin and Arabic.