Louise Holmes

Viacom exec Louise Holmes boards Facebook

Former Viacom exec Louise Holmes is joining Facebook as director of entertainment partnerships for EMEA. The exec, who will join the social media giant in January 2020 out of London, will be responsible for leading partnerships across all divisions of entertainment for EMEA, including TV, film, digital publishers, public figures and creators. She effectively replaces […]

Comedy Central UK greenlights ‘Gods Of The Games’

Comedy Central UK has greenlit an unscripted entertainment series featuring a range of British sports stars, including Sir Mo Farah (pictured). Produced by Mad Monk, Gods Of The Game (5 x 30 minutes) will be hosted by British Olympian Sir Bradley Wiggins, and feature the likes of Farah, Sir Chris Hoy, Rebecca Adlington and Nicola […]

Comedy Central new home to Takeshi’s Castle

Comedy Central is the new international home for Takeshi’s Castle, having acquired the rights to new episodes from a Thailand-shot version of series. The Japanese game show will debut on Comedy Central UK in autumn 2017 before airing across Comedy Central’s international network of more than 33 branded channels, excluding the US, Canada and Japan. […]

Comedy Central UK rejigs post-Offman promotion

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 (pictured) 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 […]

Comedy Central hires UK development head

Comedy Central UK has hired Matt Tiller as its head of development. He will report into Louise Holmes, VP and director of programming, Comedy Central and MTV UK, having joined the channel this week. Tiller will source and develop non-scripted original commissions in the UK, and support VP and head of global production and development […]

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 cuts deal with UK comic Russell Howard

The UK Comedy Central channel has agreed a deal with Russell Howard and the popular British comedian will make two new shows for the Viacom-owned channel. The deal also covers pay TV rights to existing and upcoming series of Rusell Howard’s Good News and four of his stand-up specials. The Good News series currently goes […]

Comedy Central poaches BBC exec for programming role

Comedy Central has recruited Louise Holmes as VP, programming. Holmes will join the UK version of the Viacom channel at the end of November and joins from UK public broadcaster the BBC where she was head of marketing for BBC Two, Three and Four. In her new role Holmes will oversee programming, scheduling and research […]