Comedy Central to Get 24-Hour Network in Germany


Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is expanding the Comedy Central brand in Germany to a 24-hour channel at the beginning of 2019.

Comedy Central Germany offers a variety of local and international programming, with such comedic talent as Ingmar Stadelmann, Maxi Gstettenbauer and Oliver Kalkofe. Highlights include CC:N (Comedy Central News) and a local treatment of Takeshi’s Castle: Thailand, as well as such global hits as The Daily Show, Friends and South Park.

VIMN is removing VIVA from its local brand portfolio at the end of the year.

“The Comedy Central brand has demonstrated consistent successful performance in Germany,” said Raffaele Annecchino, the president and managing director of VIMN Southern and Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. “After five consecutive quarters of year-on-year growth, we have decided to expand the Comedy Central channel offer to a full 24 hours, beginning in January.”