Jon Stewart signs new deal with HBO

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, Jon Stewart poses in New York. Fresh from "The Daily Show."
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Jon Stewart has signed an exclusive deal with HBO to produce short-form digital content and possibly more over the next 4 years.

HBO said Tuesday the content will be showcased on HBO Now, HBO Go and other platforms. His first project will entail timely short-form digital content created with pioneering digital technology, HBO said. It will be refreshed on HBO Now multiple times throughout the day.

Additional projects will be announced as they are confirmed. The deal also includes a first-look option for other film and TV ventures.

"Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me. I'm pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again," Stewart said in a release posted by HBO on Medium.

Stewart was host of Comedy Central's "Daily Show" for more than 15 years before stepping down this summer. He hosted the Academy Awards twice and wrote and directed the 2014 feature "Rosewater."