Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The Colbert Report, Daily Show Return To Hulu
Los Angeles-based online video site Hulu.com said Wednesday evening that it has reached a content partnership with Viacom, which will return "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" to Hulu. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Hulu, the deal returns full episodes and clips of the two shows on the free, ad-supported Hulu.com service; the deal also pulls other popular show from Viacom's Comedy Central, MTV, BET, VH1, Spike TV, and TV Land into the Hulu Plus subscription service. Those shows include Jersey Shore, Tosh.0, Teen Mom 2, Manswers, Let's Stay Together, and Hot in Cleveland, all of which will be available 21 days after they air. Hulu had lost the Colbert Report and the Daily Show back in March of 2010, after the firm was unable to re-negotiate rights to the two shows with Comedy Central.