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Viacom removing 'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' from Hulu

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Comedy Central has confirmed that Viacom will be removing episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report from Hulu. A blog post written by Hulu Senior Vice President Andy Forssell confirmed that episodes will no longer be available on the website beginning March 9. “In the past 21 months, we’ve had very strong results for both Hulu and Comedy Central, in terms of the views and revenue we’ve generated,” Forssell wrote in the post. “After a series of discussions with the team at Comedy Central, though, we ultimately were unable to secure the rights to extend these shows for a much longer period of time.”

Episodes of both series, however, will still be available on TheDailyShow.com and ColbertNation.com. Comedy Central issued the following statement: “Hulu was one of the many digital distribution partners we’ve worked with over the past few years to add new outlets for our valuable and powerful content and to help drive the businesses of our partners. We had a great experience with Hulu, and we hope to work with its team again in the future.”