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AMC buys into Funny or Die

AMC Networks has bought a minority stake in comedy online VOD site Funny or Die. AMC has long history of collaborating with Funny or Die through its US cable channel IFC on series such as the forthcoming Brockmire and 2014 miniseries Spoils of Bablyon, and has now taken a seat on the platform’s board. The […]

Sky Q scores content deals ahead of launch

Next-generation UK streaming platform Sky Q has acquired 400 short-form videos from indie Barcroft Media, and content from Electus Digital and Funny Or Die. This marks some of the first deals Sky Q has closed since parent satcaster Sky revealed the OTT service in November last year. Sky Q launches early this year, with a […]

Comedy Central UK adapts comedy format

Comedy Central UK has commissioned a local version of comedy format Drunk History. Following a pilot episode, Viacom International Media Networks confirmed the local remake of the US show, which went out via the Funny or Die website. Each episode sees a comedian get drunk and tell a true story they are passionate about. Johnny […]

Fox poaches CBS, Funny or Die execs

FOX Broadcasting in the US has programming executives from rival CBS Television Studios and comedy video website Funny or Die. Beth Miyares joins from CBS to become senior VP, drama development and programming at the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster and studio, while Conor Welch comes across from Funny or Die to become VP, comedy development […]

Comedy Central adds another late-night talkshow

Comedy Central has ordered a 40-week run of @midnight, confirming it as the US cable net’s latest late night talk show. The Chris Hardwick-presented and Funny Or Die-produced show launched on October 21 and will now get a full run in January. This will partner it with Comedy Central’s top late night shows The Daily […]

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 […]

Jack Black making web series Ghost Ghirls for Yahoo

Actor Jack Black and the US division of Shine are teaming to make web comedy series Ghost Ghirls. The twelve-episode digital series, which was originally slated for US cable net Syfy, will debut next spring on ISP Yahoo!’s Yahoo! Screen service. It will be made by Black’s Electric Dynamite Productions and Shine America. Black will […]