Where to Get Your Daily Show Fix and More Online

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With Time Warner Cable (s TWC) poised to take Viacom (s VIA) channels off the air in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and several other cities Jan. 1 due to a dispute over raising fees, that’s an awful lot of people who will be missing The Daily Show, Best Week Ever, Degrassi and The City.

Time Warner, which also happens to be in the broadband business (convenient!), says it will be telling consumers where to find those programs online and how to hook them up to their TVs. And just that simple act would be a HUGE step forward for online video.

But seeing as Jan. 1 is tomorrow, if you’re a true TV junkie, you may want the assurance of having that list right now. Beyond all the different complications of online distribution deals, one problem with finding Viacom shows is they have a strategy of giving them each their own site, so hopefully we can give you a full-episode kickstart here.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: its own site, Hulu, Fancast

The Colbert Report: its own site, Hulu, Fancast

South Park: its own site, Fancast

The City: MTV.com, Veoh

Bromance: MTV.com

Real World: Brooklyn: MTV.com (just a trailer at the moment)

<a href="http://www.joost.com/078d5ev/t/Super-Sweet-16-Moulin-Rouge-Party">Super Sweet 16: Moulin Rouge Party</a>

My Super Sweet 16: MTV.com, Joost, Veoh


Celebrity Rehab
: Joost, Veoh, Fancast
BWE Full Episode: 02/15/08- Part 1

Best Week Ever: its own site, VH1.com

Spongebob Squarepants: Nick.com

Naked Brothers Band: Nick.com

Degrassi: The-N.com

Let us know what shows we’ve missed and we’ll add them to the list.

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The Flaming Nose

I agree completely with geraldz above, on the issue of the problem of international viewing of online TV. It’s annoying and shortsided on the networks’ part to not figure out a way to even slightly monetize the content and open it up. The desire to view television is global, and I also will say that the BBC needs to open their net access shows to non-UK IPs, also. Trying to keep people out only makes for more determined pirates — and more sympathy for their efforts to open up and make the material available to all — and more head-shaking at the media companies’ inability to get past the obstacles — which are strictly on paper — and start working on a new model that includes world viewers.

mediaslackers

Now that the disagreement has been dealt with, let’s get back to the problem millions of people encounter and where the networks are losing millions in potential ad revenue every day: international viewership. Aside from torrents and proxy’s, there are only a handful of sites available (and they are unreliable at best) to watch programs from an IP address located outside the US.

Hulu, FanCast and other third-party sites, as well as every major network site blocks international IP’s due to “licensing” when they could just as easily sell ads (most of the advertisers either sell their items or will ship them overseas and we all know ALL of them are made overseas anyway!!) and make a bundle of money while also increasing the popularity of their shows.

Globalization arrived quite some time ago and yet is seems that companies in the digital space are the last to figure their shit out and get the international licensing deals secured to increase their own viewers/listeners. (The same holds true for the music labels blocking sites like Pandora.com.)

There are more people in China than anywhere else on earth and Viacom, Universal, NBC, etc. are again helping along the business of pirating, torrents, etc. instead of using their heads to both increase their profits AND secure their copyrights for the future.

Matt

Jeff will Viacom ask HULU and Joost to block Time Warner customers from Viacom content that will be interesting if they do becuse HULU probably wont becuse they are owned by NBC and FOX and Joost even though it has an investment from Viacom is still an indepandant company .

Im sure many of your internet savvy customers will just use bittorent to get the Daily Show and Colbert report if they dont already .

Im on time Warners side in this dispute and as far as Im concerned Viacom can go screw themselves (hope your reading Viacom Execs)

Jeff Simmermon

Hi — I’m the director of digital communications at Time Warner Cable.

To clarify: Time Warner Cable is not pulling Viacom’s programming at midnight. Viacom is pulling its programming.

Take a look at the popup that’s showing up on websites owned by Viacom — any of ’em, MTV.com, VH1.com, etc. The text says, in part “Attention Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers, starting tonight, you will lose your favorite MTV shows on TV and online because of a dispute with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.”

Here’s a screen shot: http://twitpic.com/ycvx

It’s that phrase “and online” that’s really troubling. What does Viacom mean by that? If the statement’s true and not just a scare tactic, then it either means:

1) They’re going to take all their video content off the Web and ruin it for everybody.

2) They’re somehow going to block Time Warner Cable / Bright House/ Roadrunner subscribers only from seeing their free video content, probably by blocking a range of IP addresses.

If they do the latter, they will be blocking our Road Runner customers – many of whom don’t even subscribe to our video service – from the same full Web experience that they provide everyone else for free.

What will that do for the future of online video? We’re not sure, but one thing’s positive: it won’t be good.

Matt

My Kids are getting annoyed with Nick running a bottom 1/3 black banner running most of the day Begging TWC and brighthouse customers to contact thier cable company to complain about these channels going off the air and we are Comcascustomers and we get direct TV also from the landlord .

Joost has many Nick shows like Spongebob

http://www.joost.com/079d68y/t/Nick

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