Hit US television channel Comedy Central will hit sub-Saharan African TV screens tonight as it makes its debut on 6 December.
Comedy Central Africa will launch on MultiChoice’s DStv platform in 47 territories. The channel, run by MTV Networks Africa (MTVNA), is an English language comedy channel running both new content and re-runs of popular series’ and comedy specials.
Comedy Central screens global hit franchises such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report and brand new episodes of South Park.
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“We are delighted to bring humour, smiles and laughter to viewers by adding Comedy Central to our existing portfolio of brands targeting kids and youth,” said Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director of MTVNA.
“Comedy Central enables us to deliver innovative content to adults while also offering a one-stop shop for clients targeting viewers from 4 to 40-plus. There is a huge appetite for quality comedy content on the continent and Comedy Central is set to serve a menu of side-splitting entertainment that will help viewers to see the funny side of life.”
Aletta Alberts, General Manager of Content for MultiChoice, commented: “Our DStv Premium subscribers across South Africa and the rest of Africa will undoubtedly enjoy the unique combination of world-class comedy, mixed with local flavour.”
The channel launches at 7.30pm CAT with a one-hour special from US stand-up act Jeff Dunham, then The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen followed by two new brand new episodes of South Park.
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