Comedy Central fittingly joined the TV Everywhere club on April Fool’s day with the debut of an app for iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch devices that features authenticated access to an on-demand library stocked with about 200 full episodes of shows, including next-day access to The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, and the most recent season of South ParkFuturama, Broad City and Tosh.0, among others.
Comedy Central is also using the app to deliver a preview of two series that have not yet premiered on the channel -- Trip Tank and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell – and advanced access to episodes of the new season of Inside Amy Schumer the week before they debut on the network.
AXE Peace and Corona Extra are the official launch sponsors of the Comedy Central app, the Viacom-owned network said.
According to the app, MVPDs with authentication rights to Comedy Central’s new app include AT&T U-verse TV, Atlantic Broadband, Bright House Networks, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Cablevision Systems, Suddenlink Communications, WideOpenWest, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Comcast , Armstrong, Astound/Wave Broadband, Click Cable TV, Comporium, EPB Fiber optics, Hawaiian Telcom, Hotwire Communications, MCTV, and Service Electric Cablevision.
“The Comedy Central app is a seamless extension of the brand that gives fans access to their favorite Comedy Central content instantly and anywhere,” said Michele Ganeless, president, Comedy Central, in a statement. “It is homescreen-worthy and an incredible platform for viewing and sharing our programming.”