Comedy Central
Comedy Central 2011 Logo.svg
CountrySweden
NetworkComedy Central
Ownership
OwnerViacomCBS Networks EMEAA
History
Launched1 January 2009
Closed15 January 2019
Replaced byParamount Network
Links
Websitehttp://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.
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:

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.