Comedy Central Releases Free ‘Daily Show’ Headlines App for iOS and Android Devices
via press release:
Fans Can Download The Free “Headlines” App Onto iOS And, For The First Time Ever, Android Devices
“The Daily Show” App Is Also Optimized For The New iPad’s Retina Display
NEW YORK, April 13, 2012 – COMEDY CENTRAL has announced today the launch of “‘The Daily Show’ Headlines,” a new mobile and tablet app available beginning today as a free download for iOS and Android devices. After listening to viewer and fan feedback, the free app provides users with easier access to the best moments of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” as well as digital exclusives and much more.
“‘The Daily Show’ Headlines” app delivers “The Daily Show” headlines through video clips from recent episodes as well as its library of video content, including the most popular clips from the show. Fans will also be able to enjoy extras including the ability to easily share videos on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter, set personalized tune-in reminders, access background information about the show’s guests and relive classic segments of “The Daily Show” using the app’s “Random Quotes” module.
The release of “Headlines” marks the first “Daily Show” app for Android users. Apple users will be treated to an updated “Daily Show” experience with “Headlines,” which has been optimized for the new iPad’s retina display. The app is also compatible with Apple’s AirPlay, allowing fans to watch their favorite “Daily Show” clips on-demand, through the “Headlines” app on their iOS devices and on the televisions at home via Apple TV.
“We want to provide new and current fans with an app that delivers an easy, entertaining and highly shareable experience with ‘The Daily Show,’” said Ben Hurst, Vice President, Mobile & Emerging Platforms, Viacom Entertainment Group. “We’re confident that fans will enjoy all of the new features included with the ‘Headlines’ app, and are thrilled to offer it to our Android fans for the first time.”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” airs Monday-Thursday at 11:00 p.m. and repeats at 1:00 a.m. the same night and at 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. the following day (all times ET/PT). Full episodes, as well as clips, are posted for viewing the following day at www.thedailyshow.com with URL and embed links. Fans can follow @TheDailyShow on Twitter or “like” The Daily Show on Facebook.
Jon Stewart and Rory Albanese are the Executive Producers of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” with Steve Bodow, Kahane Cooperman, Jennifer Flanz and Adam Lowitt serving as Co-Executive Producers. Supervising Producers are Pam DePace, Tim Greenberg, Hillary Kun and Stuart Miller. Jill Katz is the Executive in Charge of Production. The series’ Head Writer is Tim Carvell and it is directed by Chuck O’Neil.