Topic / Viacom

HOW TO watch the Daily Show, Colbert Report abroad with no VPN

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If you were like me, you were pretty upset when ABC had to pull The Daily Show and the Colbert Report from air after Foxtel acquired exclusivity of the two. And in Australia, the only way to watch them was via Foxtel or acquire it via different means. But, their geoblock is not like the ones you see on Hulu. It has a weak spot, which we have found. The […]

Comedy Central blocks international visitors from Daily Show, Colbert Report

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International fans of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are no longer able to see videos from the show – including the archival videos from both show’s history – after Comedy Central upgraded its video player and blocked international visitors. Previously, both sites allowed international visitors to watch clips of the show, including the latest episodes. The only parts that were geoblocked were full episodes. Now, you must be […]

Comedy Central to bring out new HD channel

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Comedy Central has joined a long list of television channels that will bring out a high definition channel, with the debut of Comedy Central HD being launched on Cablevision Systems today, then will roll out the service to Cox Communications and DirecTV later this month. The channel will feature 200 hours of programming in native HD, with almost 30 of the past episodes of South Park, the first two seasons […]

Konami sues Harmonix, Viacom over Rock Band

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Konami has decided to sue Viacom’s Harmonix studio claiming that their hit game, Rock Band, violates patents issued in 2002 and 2003 relating to simulated musical instruments, a music-game system and a “musical-rhythm matching game”. It is demanding cash compensation, plus an order that would block both Viacom and Harmonix from using the inventions. This is interesting as Konami has decided not to sue Activision’s Guitar Hero, which basically is […]

Judge sees that your privacy doesn’t matter in Google/Viacom lawsuit

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As part of its $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube, Viacom had asked for the source code for all of its search functions on the YouTube site, its new "Video ID" program and databases containing all user information and every video hosted on YouTube, including all private videos and those removed. Though Viacom won’t be able to get all of the source codes, it will be able to access all the […]

Hulu gets big coup – two Viacom shows

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NBC Universal’s and News Corporation’s rival Viacom has now seen the light – sort of. Viacom is lending two popular shows on its Comedy Central television channel to the joint venture, which is gaining popularity, and I think it is a major coup, since it only has shows from NBC Universal and News Corporation among the other video content from The Onion and CNET. Since launching in October 2007, and […]

Comics to testify in court

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Hosts of Comedy Central’s two late-night comedy shows, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report (broadcast on The Comedy Channel in Australia), Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are listed as three and four of 32 people called to testify to a court about the lawsuit against Google and Youtube by Viacom, owners of Comedy Central. The Executive Chairman of Viacom is listed, as well as Google’s Larry Page, Sergey Brin […]

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