Apr 03

Comedy Central Launches TV Everywhere App

Comedy Central App The Comedy Central App will feature a robust lineup of content free to all users, including the most recent season of “South Park” and next-day availability of Comedy Central’s late-night lineup of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report” and its new late-night hit “@midnight.” In addition, all app users will be able to preview two yet-to-premiere new series, the animated “Trip Tank” and uncensored stand-up series “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell.” Users will also have access to original short-form content.

“The Comedy Central app is a seamless extension of the brand that gives fans access to their favorite Comedy Central content instantly and anywhere,” said Michele Ganeless, President, Comedy Central. “It is homescreen-worthy and an incredible platform for viewing and sharing our programming.”

Fans who sign in via their cable or satellite provider will be able to dive into a treasure trove of additional content featuring close to 200 episodes of hit series, stand-up specials and shorts including advance episodes of the new season of “Inside Amy Schumer,” premiering exclusively in the app one week prior to their premiere on Comedy Central, as well as full seasons of “Tosh.0,” “Broad City,” “Workaholics,” “Kroll Show,” “Futurama,” “Review,” “Trip Tank,” “Chappelle’s Show,” Comedy Central stand-up series and specials and more.

Source: Comedy Central Press.

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Aug 09

What Happened Behind the Scenes with Stephen Colbert, Daft Punk and MTV?

Stephen Colbert and his viewers learned the hard way on Tuesday night that MTV’s Video Music Awards are still a force in television and the music industry that is not to be trifled with.

“The Colbert Report” had advertised with fanfare that Daft Punk, the elusive French D.J. duo, would appear on its annual music show. The booking was a coup, since Daft Punk’s media appearances are very rare, and also demonstrated the cachet that Mr. Colbert and his show have acquired. Even the night before, it seemed, everything appeared to be on track. “Stephest Colbchella ’013 starts tomorrow 8/6 with Daft Punk!” Mr. Colbert tweeted late Monday.

But as revealed on the show, the band cancelled because of its obligations to MTV’s awards, where, Mr. Colbert seemed happy to note, Daft Punk was set to make a “surprise” appearance on Aug. 25.

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May 02

Chris Hardwick to Join Comedy Central’s Late Night Block

Comedy Central is expanding its late-night block with a new show hosted by comedian/producer Chris Hardwick and co-produced by Funny Or Die. The untitled show, which will launch in the fall, will air four nights a week at midnight, following The Colbert Report, giving the network a 11 PM-12:30 AM block anchored by The Daily Show. Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant will serve as executive producers/showrunners on the Chris Hardwick show, returning to Comedy Central, where they co-created and starred on the cult series Reno 911!

The show, Comedy Central’s first midnight strip, will be formatted as a comedic panel show that will have a heavy social-media presence integrated throughout. It is produced by Comedy Central and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Funny Or Die, with Brillstein Entertainment Partners expected to executive produce along with Serious Business (Alex Blagg, Jason Nadler, Jon Zimelis) and Nerdist Industries, Hardwick and Peter Levin’s production company for multi-platform genre and pop culture content. In addition to the 11:30 PM broadcast late-night talk shows, Comedy Central’s Chris Hardwick program will face another new midnight cable strip — TBS’ series toplined by comedian Pete Holmes, which also is slated to launch in the fall and air four nights a week.

Source: Deadline.

Sep 06

Comedy Central Top Choice Among Young Adults During the RNC.

In head-to-head competition, COMEDY CENTRAL was the choice among the crucial youth vote who tuned into the award-winning political coverage of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” in greater numbers than Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CNN in the head-to-head battle during the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa, FL.

Going up against the cable news networks, COMEDY CENTRAL’s late night block from 11:00 p.m.-midnight was the top-rated and most-viewed among Adults 18-34, Men 18-34 and Men 18-24. The block also won the week over both MSNBC and CNN among the coveted advertiser demographic of Adults 18-49.

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Aug 17

New ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ Merchandise.

Comedy Central's Indecision merchandise

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NEW YORK, August 15, 2012 — Fans of COMEDY CENTRAL and its political satire coverage by “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report” and “Indecision 2012” can now express themselves by wearing, drinking and adorning their walls with smart, funny and election-inspired merchandise. COMEDY CENTRAL and Urban Outfitters have signed a retail partnership with all products exclusive to Urban Outfitters, and all 157 locations in the United States participating, beginning on Wednesday, August 15. Items will also be available at urbanoutfitters.com .

For the first time, retail merchandise from COMEDY CENTRAL’s “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report” and “Indecision 2012” such as graphic tees, mugs, tumblers, posters and buttons, designed by the shows, will be available in stores with the “Indecision 2012” collection as the first exclusive product collaboration for Urban Outfitters with a TV network.

Full Press Release: Comedy Central Press.

Jul 15

Comedy Central’s Indecision Game App.

Comedy Central's Indecision Game iPhone App Who’s smarter, Democrats or Republicans? Whichever side of the aisle you lean toward, you’ll need all your political savvy to survive the 2012 election season. Play this fast-paced battle of wits and test your knowledge of the powers that be (or might have been). The party lines are drawn… don’t misunderestimate your competition.

Download: [iPhone] or [iPad]

Features:

  • Head to Head Competition
  • Who’s Smarter?
  • Be the Better Candidate

Become a Fan on Facebook: facebook.com/IndecisionGame

Jul 11

DirecTV to Drop 26 Viacom Channels at Midnight on Tuesday, July 10.

Viacom’s distribution agreement with DirecTV is set to expire at midnight on Tuesday, July 10. We’ve been negotiating for months and even offered DirecTV an extension past the agreement’s original June 30th expiration date. As recently as today, we made significant economic movement in direct conversations with DirecTV.

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