'Daily Show,' 'Colbert' head to Hulu
First MTV Networks content to be available on the serviceHulu will offer full-length episodes of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report," the companies said Tuesday.
The shows are from Viacom's MTV Networks and mark the first time that the conglomerate's content will be on Hulu, a joint venture of News Corp. and NBC Universal. CBS, which shares chairman Sumner Redstone with Viacom, does not have a partnership with Hulu.
Hulu, however, is not the only Web destination that will have "Daily Show" and "Colbert." Full episodes of both shows are available on ComedyCentral.com and, last month, Comcast said it will stream the shows in full on its Fancast site.
Hulu also said Tuesday that it will introduce PBS' "NOVA," "Carrier," "Scientific American Frontiers" and "Wired Science" this month.
Hulu now has more than 70 premium content partners and more than 700 TV and movie titles. In addition to NBC Universal and News Corp. content, the company also has deals with Warner Bros. Television Group, Lionsgate, Sony, Universal, MGM, the NBA and the NHL.
Along with its Hulu.com site, the service is distributed through other destinations, including News Corp.'s MySpace, Time Warner's AOL, Yahoo, Microsoft's MSN and Fancast.