Thanks to DirecTV/Viacom Squabbling, You Can No Longer Watch ‘The Daily Show’ or ‘Colbert’ Online
Viacom and DirecTV are fighting, y’all. Viacom wants DirecTV to pay them more money for their cable networks, and DirecTV is all like, nuh uh, and they don’t seem too close to compromise. Viacom has now yanked all of their networks off of DirecTV, and DirecTV started pointing their customers towards online streaming sites in order to get their TV fix while the grownups do their squabbling. But now Viacom has gone and made it impossible to stream clips and episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, amongst others, on their official sites. Hulu and Hulu Plus are not affected, but if you’re not a paying Hulu Plus member that’s only the last 10 episodes.
Luckily, both shows are dark this week, so there are no new episodes, but if these two gigantic corporations don’t stop fighting over how much money each gets to make off of us, the sites will still be locked down next week. Get your shit together, you stupid corporations.