Comedy Central (Swedish TV channel)

Last updated
Comedy Central
Comedy Central 2011 Logo.svg
Country Sweden
Network Comedy Central
Ownership
Owner ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA
History
Launched1 January 2009
Closed15 January 2019
Replaced by Paramount Network
Links
Website http://www.comedycentral.se/

Comedy Central (Swedish : Comedy Central Sverige) in Sweden was a television channel owned by ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA, broadcasting to Sweden. Viacom International Media Networks have said that the channel will feature both original Swedish productions made for the channel and imported content. [1]

The channel applied for license to broadcast in the terrestrial network in Sweden in February 2008 and on 27 March 2008 they were granted a license to broadcast nationally between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. from 1 January 2009. [2]

Logo used at launch. Comedy Central Sweden.svg
Logo used at launch.

The channel launched on 1 January 2009, opening with an episode of South Park and the Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson. During its first month, the channel launched on Boxer, Canal Digital, Com Hem, Tele2, Telia Digital-tv, SPA, Borderlight and IP Sweden. [3] The channel was added to the Viasat platform on 1 September 2009. [4]

On 5 October 2010, The Daily Show premiered on Comedy Central in Sweden, having previously been broadcast on Canal+ and Kanal 9. [5] The show is broadcast at 7 p.m. Swedish time, only 14 hours after its original U.S. broadcast, and then repeated at 11.05 p.m. This is unusually fast as American talk shows are normally shown with a one-week delay in Sweden.

Programmes available include:

Related Research Articles

Comedy Central American cable and satellite television channel

Comedy Central is an American basic cable channel owned by ViacomCBS through its domestic network division's MTV Entertainment Group unit, based in Manhattan. The channel is geared for mature audiences and carries comedy programming in the form of both original, licensed, and syndicated series, stand-up comedy specials, and feature films. It is available to approximately 86.723 million households in the United States as of September 2018.

TV4 AB is a Swedish media company owned by Telia Company through TV4 Media. The company owns the largest commercial television channel in Sweden, TV4.

Viasat is a satellite and pay television brand, co-owned by the Swedish media group Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) in the Nordic countries, Sony Pictures Television in Hungary, and by Viasat World internationally. Founded in Sweden in 1991, Viasat has previously been owned by Modern Times Group. The channels of both companies are broadcast from London.

TV Land Pay TV channel in the USA

TV Land is an American pay television channel owned by ViacomCBS through its domestic networks division. Originally a spinoff of Nick at Nite consisting exclusively of classic television shows, the channel now airs a combination of recent and classic television series, original scripted series, and limited theatrically released movies. The network is headquartered at One Astor Plaza in New York City.

Canal Digital is a Nordic pay TV and internet service provider in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland that was founded in March 1997 as a joint venture between the French pay TV company Canal+ and the Norwegian telecommunications operator Telenor.

ViacomCBS Networks Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia (EMEAA) is a division of ViacomCBS Networks International. Launched as MTV Networks Europe (MTVNE) in 1987, the unit's main headquarters are in Warsaw and London, with additional offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Johannesburg and Stockholm.

Nickelodeon is a children's channel broadcasting in Denmark, Norway and Finland. It broadcasts programming from the similarly branded channels in the United Kingdom and the United States as well as a few locally produced programmes.

Disney Channel (Scandinavian TV channel) Childrens television channel in Scandinavia

Disney Channel is a Scandinavian children's channel owned by The Walt Disney Company.

TNT (Swedish TV channel)

TNT was a commercial television channel in Sweden. The channel was launched by the tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet as Aftonbladet TV7 on 9 October 2006. Aftonbladet sold the channel in late 2007. In August 2008, it was sold once again and is since owned by NonStop Television. On 2 March 2011 the channel was relaunched as TNT7, following Turner Broadcasting System's purchase of Millennium Media Group, the owner of NonStop Television. The channel is now called TNT since the seven was dropped from the name on 21 March 2012.

TV6 (Sweden)

TV6 is a Swedish free-to-air television channel broadcasting owned by Nordic Entertainment Group. It has origins in the youth channel ZTV that started broadcasting in the early 1990s. In 2004, MTG started repositioning the channel by introducing sports broadcasts and other programming that mainly targeted men.

MTV (Swedish TV channel)

MTV Sweden is a music channel broadcasting to the Swedish market. The channel replaced MTV Nordic on September 18, 2005.

Digital terrestrial television was launched in Sweden in 1999. The shutdown of the analogue equivalent started on September 19, 2005, and was finalized on October 15, 2007.

National Geographic Channel is a Nordic free-to-air television channel broadcasting documentaries and related programmes to the Nordic countries.

Telia Digital TV is an IPTV distribution platform in Sweden owned by Telia Company. It was launched in January 2005 from a few locations.

Boomerang (Scandinavian TV channel)

Boomerang is a television channel broadcast in the Nordic countries. A sister service of Cartoon Network, the channel airs classic and modern cartoons aimed at children.

Nickelodeon is a children's channel broadcasting to Sweden.

Canal 9 (Danish TV channel) Danish TV channel

Canal 9 is a Danish pay television channel owned by Discovery Networks Northern Europe previously owned by C More Entertainment from 2009 to 2015.

Nick Jr. is a Scandinavian television channel targeting pre-schoolers.

HOT Comedy Central is the Hebrew-language version Comedy Central. It is the 10th Comedy Central channel. The channel was launched on January 1, 2011. The channel shows international and local shows. The channel is owned by Ananey Communications under license from ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia and broadcasts exclusively for cable on HOT.

References

  1. Här är Comedy Centrals och MTVs nya programdirektör Archived 2008-04-10 at the Wayback Machine , Dagens Media, February 8, 2008
  2. Tillstånd att sända TV-program, page 63, Swedish Radio and TV Authority, 27 March 2008
  3. "Om Comedy Central". comedcentral.tv. Archived from the original on January 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  4. "Viasat lanserar Comedy Central" (Press release). Viasat Sverige. June 4, 2009. Archived from the original on June 19, 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2009.
  5. ""Daily show" tillbaka i svensk tv". Barometern. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2010.