South Park going free on the web (with adverts)


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Trey Parker and Matt Stone launched a website streaming every South Park episode ever made, all for free

First Radiohead, then Trent Reznor, now the boys of South Park are throwing their creations up on the web, free of charge. Fans of the foul-mouthed children can now catch every full episode online, brought to you by Matt Stone and Trey Parker's new digital studio.

South Park Digital Studios will be the new home for all South Park related material, including a listing of every episode, 3,000 video clips and avatar creator. The site also has a slew of other interactive features such as twelve Flash, Shockwave and Java powered mini games, along with the usual downloads section and online retail.

South Park creators, Parker and Stone, extended their contract with Comedy Central to allow for three more seasons, with episodes through 2011. Part of the agreement states that Comedy Central will financially back the official South Park site, Along with the agreement, Parker and Stone joined an agreement that gives them equal partnership in their new digital venture.

"Three more years of South Park will give us the opportunity to offend that many more people," Stone said in a prepared statement. "And since Trey and I are in charge of the digital side of South Park, we can offend people on their cellphones, game consoles, and computers too. It's all very exciting for us."

For those of you who like it crude, new episodes will be streaming uncensored. That's right, now you get to hear what Cartman is actually screaming about without the obnoxious bleeps.

Just like with television, viewers will still have to put up with advertisements during episodes. It's not all bad though; the ads are fairly short, but there are about three per episode. But still seems like a price fans who can't afford the DVDs would be willing to pay.