Hulu gets closer to its goal of offering all premium U.S. TV content with the announcement that it will carry Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with John Stewart and The Colbert Report
starting today and PBS shows later this month.
The two shows, which are Comedy Central’s most popular, are Viacom’s first participation in Hulu, something it’s been hinting at for a while now. They are also full episodes, something Viacom only recently started offering on its own site and with partners. Cable operators were none too pleased about that.
Sadly, there’s no South Park on Hulu. And it’s unclear how soon the clips will air after they broadcast — we will have to see when Monday’s episode goes live.
Hulu also said it would be showing PBS programs NOVA, Carrier, Scientific American Frontiers, and Wired Science starting later this month.
Hulu’s other partners include its founders FOX and NBC Universal, plus MGM, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. Television Group, and a variety of smaller networks as well as some independent content.
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