Comedy Central

Ukraine’s 1+1 launches Comedy Central channel

Ukrainian broadcaster 1+1 media is set to launch the channel Comedy Central in the region, replacing Paramount Comedy. Comedy Central will be available via OTT-platforms, packages of the satellite communication operator Viasat and cable broadcast. Owned by Paramount, Comedy Central delivers comedy content across series and TV specials. It reaches around 300 million households in […]

Comedy Central launches on Astro

ViacomCBS Networks International has struck a deal with Malaysian pay TV provider Astro for the launch of a Comedy Channel linear channel. The channel is available as part of Astro’s Variety Pack. Customers can also stream Comedy Central on Astro’s streaming mobile app service, Astro GO and watch Comedy Central shows such as Lip Sync Battle and The Daily Show with Trevor […]

Viacom to beam German channels directly to cars with Access deal

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is adding a selection of its channels to mobile IT solutions provider’s Access Twine4Car product.  The deal will see Access acquire the rights to make linear feeds of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon available in German-language for integration into in-car infotainment systems being developed by German car manufacturers. The channels […]

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 […]

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