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Jon Stewart, three months after stepping away from his longtime gig hosting the Daily Show, announced that he is joining HBO, the premium cable network on an exclusive four-year production deal, reported Fortune.

Though the agreement does not call for Stewart to host a new television show – at least, not yet. Stewart’s new deal with HBO will initially find him creating regular pieces of “topical short-form digital content,” according to the network’s announcement.

HBO did not disclose financial terms of Stewart’s deal.

By producing digital shorts with HBO, which is owned by Time Warner, “Stewart will view current events through his unique prism,” the network said. He’ll work with the cloud graphics company OTOY to produce content that will go up on HBO streaming services HBO NOW and HBO GO.

“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 statement.

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Vandana Kumar

Vandana Kumar is a publishing executive with a 35-year track record in the industry. She leads the India Currents Foundation as President and CEO. As a new immigrant, she co-founded India Currents magazine...