Daily Show and Colbert Report blocked ?
February 11, 2011 3:37 PM   Subscribe

Has Comedy Central blocked the Daily Show and Colbert Report for viewers outside the US ? I live in the Netherlands and I watched the show for years on their site and now I get a black screen. Is there another way to watch the shows ?
posted by Pendragon to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
You can just torrent the show. See my earlier comment on how to do this for tv shows.
posted by special-k at 3:45 PM on February 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


special-k, thanks. That worked great!
posted by Pendragon at 3:54 PM on February 11, 2011


Has Comedy Central blocked the Daily Show and Colbert Report for viewers outside the US ?

And the answer to this is yes, for quite a long time now.
posted by L'Estrange Fruit at 4:02 PM on February 11, 2011


But I watched the episodes daily until this week ? I even got dutch commercials....
posted by Pendragon at 4:18 PM on February 11, 2011


Yeah, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report were available outside the US last week. Now they're not streaming. I don't know why that's changed.
posted by Kattullus at 5:19 PM on February 11, 2011


Do you use Firefox? Use this trick. Works like a charm for watching The Daily Show/Colbert Report outside of the US.

Unfortunately, it's still no dice for Hulu and Pandora.
posted by sah at 7:40 PM on February 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is likely a result of their new deal with Hulu. I was afraid of this...
posted by melt away at 11:55 PM on February 11, 2011


Set up a VPN such as hidemyass.com. You get an IP address in UK, US, NL, SE, and a bunch of other countries and you do not have to mess with downloading files from unknown sources. It's just like being there. Plus is it super to have an encrypted VPN when you are on public WiFi spots.
posted by three blind mice at 3:41 AM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I've been watching for a year straight through their website here in Berlin... and its also gone for me.
posted by tempythethird at 7:01 AM on February 12, 2011


Why does Comedy Central do this?
posted by madred at 9:49 AM on February 12, 2011


maybe it has something to do with the new version of "dutch" daily show that started a couple of weeks ago. the daily show was/is syndicated in the uk and that means you can't watch it from the U.S. comedycentral.com if you are in the uk since they expect you to stream it from the uk channel's web site. totally stupid.
posted by Spumante at 1:29 PM on February 12, 2011


It's back! At least in Iceland it is. The Daily Show can now be happily streamed.
posted by Kattullus at 11:22 AM on February 28, 2011


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