Hulu losing `Daily Show,' `Colbert Report'

March 2, 2010 7:49:43 PM PST
The popular video Web site Hulu is losing two of its most popular offerings: "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report." Hulu announced Tuesday that Comedy Central was pulling its shows from the site beginning March 10. "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" consistently rank among Hulu's most watched programs.

Comedy Central, which is owned by Viacom Inc., was a relatively late arrival to Hulu, which is co-owned by NBC Universal, Fox Entertainment Group and ABC Inc. When "Colbert" and "The Daily Show" were added in 2008, some saw it as Hulu cementing its place as the pre-eminent provider of TV programming online.

Comedy Central didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

Full episodes of the shows are still offered by Comedy Central on each show's Web site.


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