Obviously, Jon Stewart wasn’t done with television when he retired from The Daily Show. The recently bearded comedian will be returning to the screen after signing a four-year contract with HBO. Very interestingly, he’ll be focusing on short form—and very shareable—digital content.
It sounds pretty cool actually. Stewart’s new project will be available mainly on HBO NOW, HBO GO, and “other platforms.” The network was a little bit vague in describing exactly what the content will look like, however:
In his first project for HBO under the new deal, Stewart will view current events through his unique prism. Working with the pioneering cloud graphics company OTOY Inc., he is developing new technology that will allow him to produce timely short-form digital content, which will be refreshed on HBO NOW multiple times throughout the day. Additional projects will be announced as they are confirmed.
So it sounds like you’ll get to enjoy clips of Jon Stewart much in the same way that many of us enjoy clips of John Oliver. Except instead of the clips being free on YouTube, you’ll have to sign up for an HBO service. Premium content on demand. Very 21st-century.
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