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South Park goes mobile, plus Comedy Central and Spike launch new Web shows

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 8th 2007 6:30PM

south parkBoth Comedy Central and Spike TV are launching new Web series this year. Comedy Central plans to launch eleven new series for its Motherload site, including a show featuring Muslim American comedians called The Watch List, and a spinoff of Drawn Together called Judge Fudge.

Spike TV has eight new Web series slated for 2007, including Spike's Hottest Bartenders, Miss March Madness and FMX Prague.

There will also be a South Park wireless application launched in association with South Park Studios that will feature an avatar maker, clips from every season, Q&As with Matt Stone and Trey Parker, messageboards, production blogs, and artwork. Strangely enough, that's pretty much exactly what you can find on the South Park Studios Web site for free. Maybe this wireless app will have things you can't find on the site, but it sounds like they're simply offering what's on the site through a new platform.

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Sci-Fi takes its Pulse

by Adam Finley, posted May 6th 2006 2:02PM
sci-fiFollowing close behind other networks who are starting to embrace this whole "broadband content" thing, the Sci-Fi Channel will be launching its own broadband venture, Pulse, in two days. Web surfers will be able to watch rebroadcast shows and movies, exclusive news, and web-only shows. Other online components will also include live psychic readings from Char Margolis, and producer David Eick's Battlestar Galactica vlog. Admittedly, I don't watch much Sc-Fi, but the channel has had a fairly solid presence on the Web from the beginning, so it's cool to see it finally taking this inevitable step. Pulse will launch on May 8.

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