Comedy Central


Comedy Central orders HBO Digital series for TV

Comedy Central has ordered a full season run for Brody Stevens: Enjoy it!, a HBO Digital online comedy drama that has Hollywood comic Zach Galifianakis attached. Viacom-owned Comedy Central has commissioned six episodes of the show, and will expand an existing six online episodes into half hours to make a 12-ep television series. Star Brody […]

Comedy Central orders another Adam Devine series

Workaholics star Adam Devine will front a new Comedy Central series spotlighting his favourite stand up comedians. Eight-part Adam Devine’s House Party will look at 24 up-and-coming comics, with the UK’s Avalon Television attached to produce. Devine presents the show and will exec produce along with Avalon’s Jon Thoday, Richard Turner-Allen, David Martin, Isaac Horne […]

MTV channels in Poland renew Warner Bros. deal

Viacom International Media Networks Polska has renewed a programming deal with Warner Bros. and will take a range of titles from the Hollywood studio for its channels in the country. VIMN Polska comprises MTV Polska, VH1, Viva Polska, Comedy Central Polska, and Nickelodeon. Under the terms of a renewed two-year programming deal the channels will […]

Annecchino replaces Dall’Orto at Viacom

Antonio  Campo Dall’Orto has left Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and will be replaced by Raffaele Annecchino. VIMN said that Dall’Orto, managing director of VIMN’s South Europe, Middle East & Africa business is leaving the company ‘to pursue other opportunities’. He was at Viacom for over fifteen years, launching MTV in Italy back in 1997. […]

NATPE News: Comedy Central Roast format launching in Lat-Am

Comedy Central’s Roast franchise is launching in Latin America for the first time. The first ‘roastee’ on the Lat-Am version will be Mexican comedian Hector Suarez. The show will be filmed in Mexico in May. It will air on Comedy Central Latin America, which is in 18 million homes across Latin America. Suarez said: “I […]

Comedy Central takes Facebook series to TV

Comedy Central in Italy will start showing web series Amici@Letto on its linear channel early this year. The property started out life on Facebook and was launched on the social network last January. Amici@Letto follows Melissa and Omar, two “friends with benefits”, as they negotiate the world of online dating. A new series will debut […]

ATF Buyer Profile: Sian Ju Tan, MTV and Comedy Central

Sian Ju Tan Vice President of MTV & Comedy Central Brands, Asia Viacom International Media Networks  Comedy Central launched a dedicated Asian network across the region at the start of November and struck a raft of deals with carriage operators including Singapore’s Starhub. Philippines’ SkyTel and Mongolia’s SkyMedia. The channel will also launch on Mediacorp’s […]

RelativityREAL poaches Comedy Central exec for scripted charge

RelativityREAL, the television division of Ryan Kavanaugh’s Hollywood studio, has further cemented its plans to move into scripted television with the appointment of former Comedy Central executive Elizabeth Porter. Porter, who was previously senior vice president, specials and talent development at the Viacom-owned US cable broadcaster, will become executive vice president, development and series at […]

MTV ups Latin head of acquisitions

Viacom International Media Networks has promoted Marisol Amaya to senior director of programming acquisitions. Amaya previously headed up buying activities for the MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central channels in Latin America and in her new role will also have oversight of US Hispanic channel Tr3s. Based in Miami she will have a dual-report into Fernando […]

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