Brad Wood

Viacom rejigs Comedy Central, MTV management

Viacom has implemented a new management structure at Comedy Central and MTV in the UK, giving Louise Holmes (above) a new programming role across both channels. Holmes has been running programming at Comedy Central, but will take on the newly-created role of vice president, linear and multiplatform programming, which covers the comedy channel as well […]

Comedy Central UK, Fox make Friends with Better Lives deal

Viacom’s Comedy Central channel in the UK has inked an exclusive two-season deal for upcoming US series Friends with Better Lives. The comedy, which will bow on US broadcast network CBS next week, stars James Van Der Beek and Kevin Connolly and revolves around a group of friends who are outwardly happy but secretly questioning […]

Comedy Central UK renews Men

UK pay TV channel Comedy Central has acquired the eleventh season of long running CBS comedy Two and a Half Men. The deal, with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, will see the new season launch on the network this coming fall. Jill Offman, managing director, Comedy Central UK and senior VP of content, Comedy Central […]

Comedy Central gets Wood from Discovery

Viacom’s Comedy Central UK channel has recruited Brad Wood as its new head of acquisitions. Wood joins from Discovery where he was programming manager, buying lifestyle and entertainment shows for its international channels in Western Europe. Prior to Discovery, Wood was at Virgin Media, buying shows for Living and working as channel editor for the […]

Discovery buys Disney dramas for TLC UK

Discovery has bought several US scripted series for the soon-to-launch UK version of TLC. It has picked up ABC Studios-produced US dramas Mistresses (pictured) and Devious Maids from Disney’s distribution arm. Female-skewing TLC launches on BSkyB in the UK at the end of the month with a launch party in London tonight. Discovery has also […]