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Hulu lands Comedy Central's Daily Show and Colbert Report

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 10 Jun 2008 6:39 User comments (1)

Hulu lands Comedy Central's Daily Show and Colbert Report Hulu, the video site jointly owned by NBC Universal and News Corp, has added a bit of truthiness to their lineup with the addition of Comedy Central hits 'The Colbert Report' and 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.'
The deal with Comedy Central to provide content for Hulu is noteable for a couple of reasons. For starters it's the first time such popular content from a major network other than those owned by NBC or News Corp will be featured on the site. Although both companies have made it clear that they'd like to see other networks participate, until now it hasn't really happened. Comedy Central is part of MTV Networks, which is owned by Viacom.

The timing is also very important. Both shows are well known for their political commentary, particularly when it comes to election coverage. John Edwards even announced his candidacy for President of the United States last year on 'The Daily Show.' As the 2008 election goes into high gear it certainly seems like a major victory for Hulu that could result in a substantially increased number of viewers.

If you're interested in checking out either show on Hulu, both clips and short episodes are already available.

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110.6.2008 9:44

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John Edwards even announced his candidacy for President of the United States last year on 'The Daily Show.'
Comedians with political aspirations frighten me only slightly less than politicians in general.

This is probably a decent aquisition for Hulu. Timing couldn't be better.

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