Comedy Central International Pacts with DEFY Media


Comedy Central International has inked a deal with DEFY Media for the production and distribution of content under DEFY Media’s SMOSH and ScreenJunkies brands.

With the agreement, Comedy Central International and DEFY Media will co-produce ten brand-new episodes of the hit SMOSH comedy series Every Blank Ever for Comedy Central International’s digital platforms, including its YouTube channel. Comedy Central International will collaborate with DEFY Media to find new international cast members and bring the format to life around the globe.

Comedy Central International will also distribute 25 episodes of the Emmy-nominated ScreenJunkies show Honest Trailers across such digital platforms as Comedy Central Play.

“Comedy Central International is always on the hunt for fearless, original content and rising comedic talent who can connect with our audiences in a big way,” said Claire McArdle, the VP of Comedy Central International Multiplatform. “DEFY Media has built an incredible stable of content that has drawn a massive fan base and we look forward to this partnership, which will extend these hilarious formats to audiences around the world on Comedy Central International platforms.”

“This partnership marks an exciting expansion for DEFY Media, as we continue to grow the global reach of our brands across new platforms and build on the success of two of our most-watched comedic series,” added Thao Hoang, the head of distribution and partnerships at DEFY Media. “SMOSH and ScreenJunkies have proven loyal audiences for content that is resonating with viewers globally. We’re excited to bring our brand of humor to Comedy Central’s compelling digital platforms.”