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 Hulu and Viacom Announce Content Partnership
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Message Text: Viacom is returning popular comedy shows to online video service Hulu in a deal that will also make other programs available to paying subscribers.

Hulu and Viacom today announced a new content partnership that will return "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" to Hulu.com and bring many popular TV shows from Viacom's media networks, including Comedy Central, MTV, BET, VH1, Spike TV, and TV Land to the Hulu Plus subscription service.

Under the agreement, current full episodes and clips of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" will be available on the free ad-supported Hulu.com service and through the Hulu Plus subscription service beginning February 2, 2011. In addition, Viacom will make available to Hulu Plus subscribers a selection of current programs, like Jersey Shore, Tosh.0, Teen Mom 2, Manswers, Let's Stay Together, and Hot in Cleveland 21 days after they air. Viacom content availability on Hulu Plus will vary on a show-by-show basis.

Additionally, Hulu Plus subscribers will have access to episodes of programming from Viacom's library, including The Chappelle Show, Reno 911, Beavis & Butthead, Real World, Punk'd, Baldwin Hills and many others on PCs, internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, set-top boxes, mobile phones, and tablets (in HD when available).

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Viacom had withdrawn the two shows from Hulu last year amid a series of high-profile disputes over programming fees between broadcast companies and the companies delivering the content.

Hulu officially launched its Hulu Plus subscription service in November.
 
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