Airdate: The Colbert Report

colbert-reportAs previously reported, American political humorist Stephen Colbert will finally be seen on free to air television in Australia when The Colbert Report begins on ABC2 in January.

Episodes will be hot off the satellite, with the regular show broadcast on Tuesdays to Fridays and the global edition toΒ  be aired on Mondays.

Colbert began as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, before The Colbert Report premiered in the US in October 2005.

It begins Tuesday January 5th at 7:30pm. The show usually airs on the Comedy Channel at 6:30pm.

22 Comments:

  1. @John

    Have you tried a VPN service like Hotspot Shield? (plus you’ll probably want Firefox so as to use Adblock) Some potentially useful info here…
    patricksoon.blogspot.com/2008/11/hotspot-shield-alternatives-vpn.html

    If Conroy gets his way you’ll be wanting one soon enough anyway :-/

  2. 10 had the rights to the Daily Show the last time I looked. That info is getting on a bit now though. (pinched it off SBS must be a couple years back now)

    Not that they’ve done anything useful with it at any point. They seem to think they can get higher ratings with tired repeats of Malcolm than with a cutting edge show at its peak. *shrug*

  3. This is great news!!! You used to be able to watch it online until they restricted access to US internet services. Any chance the Daily show could also be regularly aired? I think SBS used to have the rights.

  4. @tomothy – Not everyone has pay tv !!! myself included.

    These digital channels GO!, ABC 2/3 and Seven Two are getting better and better .

    I wasn’t expecting it so soon. Finally something to watch at 7.30pm rather than 2.5 men , factuals, or the Simpsons.

  5. Great news. Probably the funniest show over ther last 5 years.

    Any chance of getting the daily show beforehand as well? Seems odd for only one to come across.

  6. the comedy has the show on 7pm weeknights and its tag line in the promos are “the show the 7pm project wishes it was”…always brings a smile to my face…

  7. Awesome, i’ll have to iView it, since i dont have DTV yet (i have 3+ years before i have to jump to that mess), but it’ll save me quota from watching it online.

    I didn’t even know there was a global edition of Colbert, im hoping ABC will get Daily Show soon as well (though colbert is funnier), im not sure how big the streaming versions are, but im guessing i will save around 2.5 gig a month on Colbert alone (iView being unmetered on iiNet).

    Co-incidence it starts on my birthday ? i think not πŸ™‚ thanks ABC.

  8. A Foxtel subscription is looking less and less attractive every day with these new digital channels. Now all we need is The Daily Show on FTA.

    Thanks for bringing us the Colbert Report ABC2!

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