HBO announced the partnership on Tuesday, revealing that Stewart signed a four-year deal with the premium cable channel. He'll begin his HBO tenure with a new project that sounds suspiciously similar to what he did on "The Daily Show" (and what "Daily Show" alum John Oliver is doing on HBO's "Last Week Tonight"), just with a digital bent. Here's the scoop from the press release:
The project will also be made available on HBO Go and "other platforms," though the cabler declined to mention specific details about those logistics.
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.
In a statement, Stewart said he was "so excited" join HBO, adding, "Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me. I'm pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again."
No word yet on when Stewart's project will make its debut. Stay tuned.
[via: HBO PR]
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