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Showcomedy welcomes The Colbert Report exclusively on Showcomedy

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Sunday, 1 June 2008

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United Arab Emirates

Showtime Arabia

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Due to the popular success of THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART on SHOWCOMEDY, SHOWTIME is thrilled to bring you its spin-off THE COLBERT REPORT exclusively from 3rd June from Tuesday's through to Fridays showing in a double bill with THE DAILY SHOW Global editions of both shows are Monday evening.

Like its counterpart, THE COLBERT REPORT critiques politics and the media. The show focuses on Stephen Colbert, a versatile comedian and comedy writer who plays the fictional anchorman of the show. THE COLBERT REPORT has been dubbed as "one of the best television shows of the year" and praised as "a must-watch show" by Entertainment Weekly, also garnering ratings and critical success as one of the top shows on television.

Previously best known for his daffy "analysis" spots on Jon Stewart's satirical THE DAILY SHOW, Stephen was given his own half-hour nightly platform which takes on issues of the day, and more importantly, tells you why everyone else's take is just plain wrong.

The pomposity of the Colbert "persona" is adored by viewers and critics who'd been surfeited by the egocentricities of the personalities on news/interview/opinion programmes. Colbert describes his spoof character as a "well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot", a caricature of televised political pundits.

In its first season the show received four Emmy nominations including "Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program" and "Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series." Tune into the hilarious double bill kicking off with THE COLBERT REPORT from 3rd June at 21:30 KSA followed by THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART at 22:00 KSA.

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About Showtime Arabia

Showtime Arabia is the leading Pay TV network in the Middle East and North Africa broadcasting the very best and latest blockbuster movies through its exclusive deals with the leading Hollywood studios including Paramount, Dreamworks, Sony Columbia, NBC Universal, Disney and local producers; exclusive premium sports including the world's most popular football league the Premier League, International Rugby and other major sporting events; and the best International series and shows including Desperate Housewives, Lost, Prison Break, CSI and Ugly Betty to name just a few, first on TV and one full year before any other channel.

Showtime Arabia is based in Dubai and produces its own premium channels branded SHOWCINEMA, SHOWMOVIES, SHOWSPORTS, SHOWSERIES, SHOWCOMEDY, SHOWKIDS, SHOWTODAY and SHOWSHASHA. Showtime Arabia acquires, produces and packages the best programmes to deliver an exciting and broad range of programming to meet all of the family's entertainment needs.

The network's owned channels are complemented with a premium selection of International partner channels including global brands like Disney, Discovery, Nat Geo Wild, the Style Network, CNBC, BBC and many more. The network's commitment to its customers goes beyond the region's best programming.

With SHOWBOX, the most advanced and first digital video recorder in the region and SHOWGUIDE, the electronic programming guide and print magazine. Via the SHOWBOX, Showtime Arabia has also launched SHOW ON DEMAND the region's first video on demand service. Showtime Arabia incorporates the latest innovations in technology and the broadcast industry to provide customers with the maximum TV viewing experience.

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