NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - A new hub for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” headlines a slate of two-dozen targeted Web sites that Viacom’s MTV Networks will launch by the first quarter.
TheDailyShow.com, which launches in the fourth quarter, will archive the entire video history of the show including headlines, interviews and the “Back in Black” feature. The portal also will present the previous evening’s episode in its entirety an hour or two after its broadcast.
Comedy Central’s “The Sarah Silverman Program,” MTV’s “Engaged and Underage” and Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” also will get new sites.
The company also will launch a teen girl gaming site, the N’s the-Ngames.com, and a site for video game cheats and hints, WikiCheats.com. Niches sites, ranging from hip-hop dance to stand-up comedy to gay-focused animation, are also in the works. VH1EyeCandy.com, a pop culture site that debuted in beta mode last month, also will fully launch.
The program comes on the heels of an estimated $75 million deal between Comedy Central and the two creators of “South Park” that includes the creation of SouthParkStudios.com. The site will relaunch in the first quarter as part of an unprecedented production deal that will see Matt Stone and Try Parker split online ad revenue from the show with Viacom.
MTV Networks’ international group will see a boosted online presence as well. The company will present a Web site for November’s MTV Europe Awards and other targeted sites throughout the continent. MTV Japan and Southeast Asia also will get new sites as will the Video Music Awards Latin America.