No More Streaming: Daily Show / Colbert Report
Yesterday, we saw some of the aftermath from the clusterfuck that was DirecTV dropping all of Viacom’s channels, thus incurring the wrath of RuPaul. What you probably didn’t know is that not only does this mean you won’t be seeing any more of The Daily Show or The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, but that you won’t be able to stream the shows for a while as an added “F U” to DirecTV. Sorry, socially conscious twenty-somethings: looks like you’re going to have to find some other show to watch while you have sex with your partner. Via HuffPo:
DirecTV has noted to customers that although they are losing Comedy Central on DirecTV, anyone can easily watch popular shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report on the Internet, where videos found on official Comedy Central websites are embeddable so they can be played on other sites. But Viacom continued to play hardball. As of Thursday, full episodes of the shows have been removed from the official Daily Show and Colbert Report websites, although individual clips of the episodes are still available. The move is likely to upset viewers who do not subscribe to DirecTV, but who will still be unable to watch full episodes of their favorite shows due to the two corporations’ feud. Presumably, the suspension will not be permanent, and episodes will resume streaming online when DirecTV and Viacom reach an agreement to reinstate Viacom programming.
Wait, so DirecTV made some assy little comment, and now the rest of us — even the people who don’t subscribe to it — have to go without our precious Jon Stewart? And also Stephen Colbert? This is crap! Now how am I supposed to get my news without subjecting myself to … glurg, actual news channels? Oh, wait, that’s right! Internet!