Hulu has won back The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report and they will be added to to its online video service after a deal was struck with Viacom.
This comes nearly a year after the two comedy talk shows were taken off the air in a row over programming fees. Viacom had withdrawn the shows, which both air on Comedy Central in the States, in March 2010.
The new deal will also see a raft of MTV, Comedy Central and TV Land series launch on Hulu’s premium subscription service Hulu Plus. Shows including Jersey Shore, Teen Mom 2, Hot in Cleveland, Beavis & Butthead, Reno 911, The Chappelle Show, Real World and Punk’d will launch on Hulu Plus, which costs from US$7.99 per month.
Hulu chief executive Jason Kilar said: “We are thankful that Viacom was DTS [down to snuggle]. Our first order of business in the partnership is GTL [gym, tan and laundry] with Philippe and his team.”