Does it matter if Viacom drops Jon Stewart and Colbert from Hulu?

Viacom Inc’s Comedy Central is withdrawing its popular comedy shows “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” from online video service Hulu, a Hulu executive said on Tuesday.

Comedy Central had received a percentage of ad sales sold by Hulu, which offers programing to its viewers for free.

The impasse comes amid a series of high-profile disputes over programing fees between broadcast companies and the companies delivering the content.

Hulu’s senior vice president of content and distribution, Andy Forssell, said the company was unable to secure the rights to the popular shows from Comedy Central beyond March 9.


I don’t see what the big deal is, I, for one, watch those shows whenever I can on TV, you know, that thing with a screen that’s not a computer xD.

Seriously, WHO CARES? You can watch clips on their respective websites, so it doesn’t really do anything, I actually enjoy it more on TV, even with the commercial breaks.

Thousands of people pay top dollar for their TV service, so unless they’re pretty sure EVERYONE would rather watch those shows on Hulu I don’t care.

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