Come on Down to South Park and Watch the Shows Online

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The web just got a whole lot funnier as the guys behind South Park have made every episode of their hit show available for free online. That’s right — every. episode. (Take that Hulu, and your five weeks’ worth of shows window). South Park Digital Studios will house everything South Park including all the episodes (not embeddable — boo!), 3,000 video clips (embeddable — yay!) and spearhead other digital initiatives.

The studio is part of a joint venture between creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker and Comedy Central, with the two splitting ad revenue 50/50. The site continues with MTV Networks’ strategy of launching many vertical sites around individual brands. (Disclosure: I used to work for Viacom).

In addition to housing South Park content, the Digital Studios will also serve as a launchpad for other animated projects Stone and Parker come up with.

See our previous South Park-goes-online coverage here and here.

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Spongebob Squarepants

Like to watch Stargate Atlantis episodes and also Lost. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

Michael

I love that the makers of South Park have realized that people ARE going to watch it online, and they can either embrace that and make some money off of it or fight it and lose money in the lawsuits.

James Brown

You mean, all these commercial-free episodes of SP that I have downloaded from the Internet since 1998 aren’t the actual show? They sure had me fooled!

mr.jin

the ads are pissing me off.. especially that fuktard with screwed up eyes.. souhtparkzone.com offers all the episodes, with a little lower picture quality, but how good is picture quality if you have to be interrupted 4 times per episode by some jerkoff guy rolling around his fuked up eye while some psycho tune plays in the background..

stuart

Not available in NZ either. Please get your reporting right – “have made every episode of their hit show available for free online. – BUT ONLY IN CERTAIN COUNTRIES”

Eric Susch

Boy I hate pre-roll ads. It’s so “bait and switch.”

This type of site is the future though. Content is king.

sarahmeyers

@Brian Hogg, have you been able to figure out the answer to your question? What does it look like when you try to access it from out of the states? Does it give you a notice or something?

Brian Hogg

While this is very cool conceptually, why isn’t this accessible outside of the states? I understand the rights issues around paid content, but if they’re giving it away for free, why does it matter where the person who’s giving it away for free is living?

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