Dec 20, 2013
Online Streaming of ‘Daily Show,’ ‘Colbert Report’ Discontinued
Posted on Jul 12, 2012
Say it ain’t so! Comedy Central’s popular faux-news programs “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” have stopped streaming full episodes online because of an ongoing battle between Viacom and DirecTV. The satellite provider dropped all of Viacom’s 26 channels—Comedy Central among them—from its lineup Tuesday evening because it’s reluctant to pay the company’s fees.
“The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” will continue to be available on all other service providers. However, fans who watch the show online will be able to access only clips of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central’s website until the dispute is settled.
Like this week wasn’t bad enough for fans, what with Stewart and Colbert both being on hiatus.
—Posted by Tracy Bloom
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