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First The Daily Show, now South Park:

MTV Networks plans to make every clip from every episode of the hit animated comedy "South Park" available for free online next year as part of a strategy to reach consumers everywhere.

The decision from the biggest division of media conglomerate Viacom Inc follows on the heels of the "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," whose popularity online has helped boost television viewership….

"One does not diminish the other by any stretch of the imagination. That is kind of our hat trick," MTV Networks Chairman and Chief Executive Judy McGrath said at the Reuters Media Summit in New York on Wednesday.

Whole story here. South Park's site is here. Reason coverage of South Park here, here, here, and here.

[Hat tip: Baked Penguin.]

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  1. Does that include the banned episode dealing with the pope and Stan’s Dad’s “rack of disciprin?”

  2. I keep seeing bumper stickers saying “kill your television.” It may not end up being necessary after all.

  3. “Reason coverage of South Park here, here, here, and here.”

    Shouldn’t that be “Reason coverage of South Park here, here, here, and here, here, here, here, and here, here, here, here, and here, here, here, here, and here, here, here, and here….”

  4. Will Tom Cruise stay in the closet?

  5. All the South Park clips online and yet I still can’t get Sifl & Olly on DVD. MTV still sucks.

  6. Bill Wirtz must be spinning like a centrifuge.

  7. Wait a second. I thought that free availability of content was a disease of the instant gratification generation. Remember, it’s going to kill TV despite what those tech-heads say?

    Could somebody please make up their minds?

  8. well it’ll be interesting to see if this works. It makes more sense for the daily show since its a daily news show and is only really valuable for the 24 hour period in which it airs. Whereas South Park remains valuable for an extended period of time, and there are far fewer episodes.

  9. Huh? This has already happened….
    http://www.southparkzone.com/

  10. andyd: That’s an independent site that doesn’t host the videos itself. See here for more info.

  11. “Whereas South Park remains valuable for an extended period of time,”

    This is true, but South Park is topical, and doesn’t have the shelf life of many non-topical shows.

  12. Sounds like some entertainment executives are recognizing the realities of the digital age and attempting to deal with it. Radio didn’t kill the recording industry, motion pictires didn’t kill live theater, TV didn’t kill the movies, and the internet isn’t going to kill anything. It’s just one more entree at the entertainment smorgasbord. Some executives will face this reality and deal with it, others will fade away. Such is life.

  13. Short of me achieving my life-long dream of learning to perform auto-fellatio, this is the greatest thing that could possibly happen.

  14. All the South Park clips online and yet I still can’t get Sifl & Olly on DVD. MTV still sucks.

    The only thing I can find were the Precious Roy bits, but that’s o.k., since they were the only funny parts anyway…

  15. Lemme backdate that for ya, circa 1955:

    I thought that free availability of content was a disease of the instant gratification generation. Remember, it’s going to kill TV the movies despite what those tech-heads broadcasters say?

  16. Libertarianism 101: If you own it you are free to distribute it freely or for profit.
    Libertarianism 101 (Shanghai campus): If you don’t own it you are free to steal it and sell it.

  17. Polemics & Rhetoric 101: If you put forth an argument that certain practices will mark the death of an industry, don’t be surprised when they are thrown back in your stupid, ugly face.

  18. Easy, Lamar, you’ll soil your diaper.

  19. Are we sure that the creators of South Park are as libertarian as we want to think?

    The message from Team America seems to be that it’s okay for a government leader to demand that he be given a blow job, and hold off on allowing you to save the world until you service him.

    I mean, shades of Rudy Giuliani locating the emergency control center in Building 7 because it was close to his mistress.

  20. I think the lesson of Team America was that the important thing about dicks is that they fuck assholes, so despite the USA’s unintentional fucking of pussies, we’re an overall force for good. ie it’s a pro-interventionism flick. Back when I saw it in theaters, I was still kinda prowar, and now I’m rabidly anti. They haven’t trumpeted that sort of argument since the film, though, so they may have changed their minds. In one of the Imaginationland episodes, when the US military reveals at a press conference that they intend to nuke imaginationland, the questions the journalists ask are clearly overtly winking at (and condemning) the US government’s belligerence towards Iran.

    Aside from foreign policy, though they are pretty libertarian, like the cigarette episode with Rob Reiner.

  21. important comma missing

    Aside from foreign policy, though, they are pretty libertarian, like the cigarette episode with Rob Reiner.

  22. This news is great.

  23. what episode is it when someone says “here, here and here.” ?????

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