The Daily Show Launches in the U.K. on Amazon Alexa


Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has secured a deal that sees The Daily Show with Trevor Noah become available on Amazon Alexa in the U.K.

Starting today, Amazon Alexa users in the U.K. will have access to a Daily Show Flash Briefing, featuring a daily news snippet from the Comedy Central show. Fans in the U.K. will also be able to use the Alexa skill from the Daily Show to request content, including information on when and where to watch the show, as well as the upcoming guest schedule.

Tom Frazer, the VP of strategy and digital at VIMN UK, commented, “We’re consistently exploring new ways to engage and entertain our audiences and, following a successful rollout in the U.S., we’re excited to be working with Amazon’s innovative voice service in the U.K.”

“Customers love being able to personalize their Alexa Flash Briefing content, and we want to offer the richest selection of news sources possible,” said Fabrice Rousseau, the general manager of Alexa Skills Kit EU. “We’re excited to add The Daily Show to our existing Flash Briefing lineup in the U.K. and enable customers to enjoy regular updates from one of the most popular talk shows in the U.S.—just by asking.”