Comedy Central
Broadcast areaMoldova
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerParamount Networks EMEAA
Launched1 April 2012; 11 years ago (2012-04-01) (Russia)
Closed28 April 2022; 20 months ago (2022-04-28) (Russia)
14 December 2022; 13 months ago (2022-12-14) (Belarus)
Former namesParamount Comedy (2012-2023)

Comedy Central is a 24-hour Russian cable television and satellite television comedy channel available in Russia (until April 2022) and CIS countries, launched in 2012. It is owned by Paramount Networks EMEAA and Paramount Global.


Comedy Central was launched in Russia in 2012, originally under the name Paramount Comedy. This was the name initially used for international versions of Comedy Central during the late 1990s and early 2000s, although it began to get retired during the late 2000s and early 2010s. Since 2014, the channel was one of the last to retain the Paramount Comedy branding, with all of the previous Paramount Comedy channels having already been rebranded as Comedy Central by this point, the only exception being Ukraine (Paramount Comedy launched there in 2017, in collaboration with 1+1 Media Group).[1]

In mid-March 2022, due to the invasion of Ukraine, Paramount, which owns the MTV brand, decided to suspend its activities in Russia. Initially, the Paramount Comedy channel (along with all other TV channels of this company) planned to stop broadcasting in Russia on April 20, but eventually broadcasting was discontinued on April 28. In the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), as well as Georgia, the broadcasting of Russian-language version of this and other Paramount channels is continuing.[2][3][4][5]

On 14 December 2022, Paramount Comedy ceased broadcasting in Belarus.[6]

On 1 March 2023, both the Russian-language and Ukrainian-language versions of Paramount Comedy were renamed to Comedy Central.[7][8][9]


Current Programming


Former Programming


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