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John Oliver Leaves The Daily Show for HBO Veteran comic parlays fill-in host gig into weekly series

John Oliver is leaving The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. The English comedian, who hosted the four-nights-a-week commentary show on Comedy Central during Stewart's absence, will star in a weekly topical…

November 14, 2013, 4:14 PM EST

Comedy Central Is Dismantling Its Digital Wall Content and ads will flow across multiple screens

Can a network merge its digital unit with the rest of the corporate structure? Comedy Central thinks it can—today, the network is announcing it’s done exactly that. The next question,…

October 13, 2013, 11:03 PM EDT

The Web Is a Lab for Marketable TV Content, and Vice Versa Shows are increasingly ping-ponging between platforms

The lines between digital and linear distribution are a lot less blurry than advertised when it comes to the business models of cable television and the online space, but content…

September 25, 2013, 6:54 AM EDT

Colbert Skewers Guest-Stealing VMAs and MTV's Van Toffler in Sponsored Segment—UPDATED 'A crushing disappointment brought to you by Hyundai'

Stephen Colbert does some of the smartest media criticism on television, but it's never better than when it's directed at his employers. Colbert has made something of a cottage industry out…

August 7, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

Viacom's Upfront Dollars and FY Q3 Ad Revenue Are Up Pushing affiliate fees as a main source of growth

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman told investors on today's third-quarter earnings call that the company's TV division managed to secure mid-single-digit volume increases at its adult television networks division during this year's…

August 2, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

Daily Show's Jason Jones Doesn't Follow Grandma on Foursquare He brings the funny in new Holiday Inn Express campaign

Holiday Inn Express today launched a social media-heavy campaign that's anchored by the witticisms of comedic actor and Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones. While the 40-year-old has appeared in commercials…

June 24, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

Yes, Futurama Is Really Cancelled Showrunner David X. Cohen talks about it

Showrunner David X. Cohen has seen his and creator Matt Groening’s series Futurama through seven seasons—and 14 years of cancelations, syndicated success, direct-to-DVD resurrection, provisional renewal and, finally, a new…

June 17, 2013, 11:32 PM EDT

Viacom Finishes Major Upfront Biz Network group goes for volume over pricing again

Viacom has inked the last of its major upfront deals, pulling in increases of between 2 percent and 7 percent—two among clients who opted to increase volume 10 percent or…

June 17, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

Michael Shannon Finds Television 'Tremendously Uninteresting' Prefers a Discman

Specs Who Michael Shannon Age 38 Accomplishments Stars on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire; currently appearing in films Mud and The Iceman; plays Superman nemesis General Zod in Man of Steel (in theaters June 14); member…

May 10, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

Comedy Central Brings Live Stand-Up to Your Phone Symbiotic relationship with Web video

This June, stand-up comedy is coming to your cellphone. And your iPad. And your connected TV. And your computer. It’s all part of Comedy Central’s CC: Stand-Up app, a sort…

April 28, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

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