New York – Online video portal joint venture Hulu announced
on Thursday that it has reached an agreement with Viacom (NYSE: VIA), to return Comedy
Central’s "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report," and bring other Viacom-owned programming from MTV and other networks, to the
service. Viacom pulled its programming from Hulu a year ago, after the
companies were unable to agree on terms.
The deal will provide subscribers to
the $7.99 per month Hulu Plus service with episodes of current Viacom programs
such as "Jersey Shore," "Tosh.0" and "Hot in Cleveland"
21 days after they air.
In addition, Hulu Plus will get more than 2,000
episodes from older programs like "The Chappelle Show," "Reno
911," "The Real World" and "Beavis & Butthead."
are very pleased to partner with Hulu in a way that recognizes the value of our
strong brands and the passionate young fans who are attracted to our
content," said Viacom head Philippe Dauman.
"The Hulu Plus service
offers us the opportunity to connect with our audiences through an exciting
subscription and ad supported platform that is complementary to our existing