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Former host of 'The Daily Show' Jon Stewart is coming back to screens, but not in the traditional way. He's signed a deal with HBO to produce "timely short-form digital content" for the HBO Now streaming service and HBO Go on-demand offering.

The deal will see Stewart upload and update original clips numerous times a day. He'll do so in collaboration with cloud graphics firm OTOY.

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

The exclusive four-year deal will allow Stewart to offer his trademark sideways look at current events as they happen, rather than presenting a nightly round-up. Expect instant reactions to the big news stories.

There's no word on when Stewart will start uploading his content.

HBO Now launched back in March, and was originally exclusive to the Apple TV. Though it is now more widely available, it still hasn't reached these shores. Anyone here wanting to catch up on 'Silicon Valley', 'True Detective' and the network's other award-winning shows will have to fork out for Sky Atlantic.

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