With a vast 25,000-square-foot operation that can produce a new episode in a week, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators and principals of "South Park," do work they like, control its digital sale and display, and participate in its profits.
I stopped by the studio to talk to Mr. Stone because he had some news: the two men and their partner Comedy Central had consummated a deal with Netflix to stream the first nine seasons of "South Park."
Like the studio boss he now is, Mr. Stone wouldn't go into specifics on money, but South Park Studios already had streams of the 181 episodes on its Web site that had served up over 300 million views since it went live just last April. That's a whole lot of naughty going on.
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