Comedy Central's IOS App Lets You Watch Shows For Free Without Cable

Cord cutters will be able to watch shows like The Colbert Report and South Park on the go.

The great cable unbundling continues. Today, Comedy Central released a new app that lets viewers watch full episodes of The Colbert Report, South Park, and more on their iPads or iPhones for the very attractive price of absolutely free. Furthermore, cable subscribers will get access to a considerable trove of additional content: Full seasons of Chappelle's Show, Reno 911, and the like.

It's worth mentioning that a few of those shows are already available on Hulu. And other networks like HBO have hinted at offering standalone packages without a cable subscription before. But Comedy Central is a pretty significant coup for cord cutters who want access to quality television but don't necessarily want to to pony up hundreds of dollars a year to access The Weather Channel or Oxygen.

And while the cable networks may be evolving to more closely resemble something like Hulu or Netflix, we're simultaneously witnessing Hulu and Netflix transform themselves into something that might resemble a traditional network, replete with original programming like House of Cards. As Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said recently about the convergence of old and new media, Netflix's goal is to "become HBO faster than HBO can become us."

You can download Comedy Central's new iOS app here.

[Screenshot: iTunes]

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  • I work for Winegard, an OTA antenna manufacturing company, and we’re seeing a lot of our customers move towards the cord-cutting trend. A recent study by Morgan Stanley also found that 1 in 10 pay-TV subscribers say they will definitely cut the cord this year. This new app is another example of how content creators are finding news way to get their programs to viewers- so that’s good news for cord-cutters!