Comedy Central


Viacom launches Comedy Central in France

Viacom is launching Comedy Central in France, effective October 4th. The entertainment-themed channel will be distributed on all telecoms affiliate platforms, including Orange, Free, SFR, Numericable, Bouygues and Videofutur, reaching more than 13 million households. The channel will also be available via a wide range of devices, providing real-time access to Comedy Central TV, Comedy Central Replay and Comedy Central Play, […]

Viacom expands Comedy Central Germany

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is expanding its Comedy Central channel in Germany to a 24-hour offering from January next year as part of the ongoing revision of its European portfolio of channels. VIMN said that market share for the Comedy Central brand in Germany has grown by 21% market share year-on-year and by as […]

Viacom to axe Viva brand following German shutdown

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is set to scrap its Viva music channel brand after closing Viva in its German speaking markets at the end of the year. The company announced that it was “retiring Viva from its local brand portfolio” at the same time as it said it plans to expand the Comedy Central […]

Channel 5 leads Viacom upsurge in UK

Viacom has highlighted the strength of the performance of its UK channels last year, led by free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5, which delivered the largest audience growth among the country’s public service broadcasters, according to the media group. Channel 5’s audience grew by 5% to deliver a 6.51% share of all TV viewing, the service’s best […]

Comedy Central names digital chief

Viacom-owned comedy channel Comedy Central has named Jennifer Danielson as senior vice-president of digital, charged with overseeing all digital content for the Comedy Central brand, from short-form series to social video. Danielson will also be responsible for aligning Comedy Central’s digital strategy with Viacom’s overall initiatives. Prior to joining Comedy Central, Danielson served as the […]

Comedy Central UK appoints original programming boss

Comedy Central has appointed Lucy Robinson to head its London-based programming team and promoted Louise Holmes following Jill Offman becoming international chief of the Paramount Channel. Robinson will take up her newly created role as VP of original programming with immediate effect, reporting to Offman, who remains executive VP for Comedy Central International and managing […]

Viacom joins SVOD race with Paramount+ launch

Viacom Media Networks International is joining the race among major international content players to develop their own subscription video-on-demand services with the launch of Paramount+ in the Nordic region. The new service will hold the rights to the first pay TV window for paramount Pictures’ new movies releases along with a range of catalogue films […]

Viacom eyes all-cash Scripps takeover

Viacom is reportedly eyeing one of the biggest all-cash takeovers in recent US media history by planning to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive for around US$10.6 billion. According to Reuters, New York-based Viacom is willing to fork out cash to finance the deal, which would add the Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel to a stable […]

Comedy Central taps DEFY for digital shorts

Comedy Central International has struck a partnership with digital media producer DEFY Media for the production and distribution of content under DEFY’s key SMOSH and ScreenJunkies brands. Comedy Central International and DEFY Media will co-produce 10 brand new episodes of the SMOSH short-form pop culture-focused humour series Every Blank Ever for Comedy Central International’s digital […]

Ex-AwesomenessTV chief joins Paramount

AwesomenessTV founder Brian Robbins as joined Paramount Pictures to lead a new youth-skewed division. Robbins will run Paramount Players, which will be devoted to producing films derived from the Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and BET brands. The move is the first major deal for Paramount since Fox veteran Jim Gianopulos became its chairman and CEO. Robbins […]

1 2 3 4