|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA|
|Launched||1 April 2012(Russia)|
|Former names||TMF and Comedy Central Extra (Russia)|
Paramount Comedy is a 24-hour Russian cable television and satellite television comedy channel available in Russia, launched in 2012. It is owned by ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA and ViacomCBS.
Paramount Comedy was launched in Russia in 2012 & television brand in the United Kingdom (not in 2009) but the comedy central extra one on November 1, 1995, in Spain in March, 1999, in the Ireland on May 9, 2004, in Italy on December 1, 2004, and in Russia on April 1, 2012. Paramount Comedy also launched in the Middle East and North Africa in 1996, but it went defunct in 2000. In both the United Kingdom and Spain the channel originally shared the broadcast channel with corporate sibling Nickelodeon, but later the two separated. In Arabia, the channel time-shared with TV Land but the two networks disappeared in 2000.
On 12 February 2009, Paramount Comedy UK&I announced that it was to re-brand as Viacom's international comedy brand Comedy Central on 6 April 2009. Later, most of the rest of international versions of Paramount Comedy completed the re-brand to Comedy Central: Paramount Comedy Italy on May 1, 2007, and Paramount Comedy Spain on May 14, 2014.
By 2017, nearly all international versions of Paramount Comedy have become Comedy Central with the exception of two countries: Russia (Paramount Comedy launched there in 2012) and Ukraine (Paramount Comedy launched there in 2017).