WarnerTV Comedy
WarnerTV Comedy Logo 2021.svg
CountryGermany
Broadcast areaEurope
HeadquartersMunich, Germany
Programming
Language(s)German
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
Sister channelsWarnerTV Serie
WarnerTV Film
Cartoon Network
Boomerang
CNN International
History
Launched8 May 2012; 10 years ago (2012-05-08) (as glitz*)
1 April 2014; 8 years ago (2014-04-01) (as TNT Glitz)
1 June 2016; 6 years ago (2016-06-01) (as TNT Comedy)
25 September 2021; 15 months ago (2021-09-25) (as WarnerTV Comedy)
Former namesGlitz* (2012 - 2014)
TNT Glitz (2014 - 2016)
TNT Comedy (2016 - 2021)
Links
Websitewww.warnertv.de/comedy

WarnerTV Comedy (until 24 September 2021: TNT Comedy) is a German pay television channel, originally launched on 8 May 2012 as glitz*.[1] It is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery International.[2]

In August 2013, SES Platform Services (later MX1, now part of SES Video) won an international tender by Turner Broadcasting System, to provide playout services for Glitz, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, TNT Film and TNT Serie for the German-speaking market, digitisation of existing Turner content, and playout for Turner on-demand and catch-up services in Germany, Austria, Switzerland the Benelux region, from November 2013.[3]

On 1 April 2014 the channel was renamed TNT Glitz and started broadcasting via satellite on Sky Germany. The slogan Here shines the sun ("Hier scheint die Sonne") was changed to We are pink ("Wir sind pink").[4]

The channel was rebranded WarnerTV Comedy on September 25, 2021.[5]

Programming

WarnerTV Comedy features the German first-runs of the comedy series Parks and Recreation, Web Therapy, Girls and Hot in Cleveland as well as the drama series Pretty Little Liars, Parenthood and Unforgettable. Original programming includes the magazine InStyle – Das TV-Magazin, which is centered on fashion and celebrities. It is presented by Eva Padberg.[6]

Original programming

Series

Animated series

Reality

Logos

References

  1. ^ "Ein Platz Fuer Girls". Vogue (Germany). May 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Krei, Alexander (2012-02-29). "Klotzen statt Kleckern: Turner startet Frauensender Glitz". DWDL.
  3. ^ "Playout and video-on-demand: SES Platform Services wins international tender by Turner Broadcasting" (Press release). SES Platform Services GmbH. August 28, 2013. Archived from the original on September 2, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  4. ^ "Relaunch und Start bei Sky: Glitz wird zu TNT Glitz".
  5. ^ "TNT channels to become Warner TV in Germany". 14 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Eva Padberg mit eigenem TV-Magazin "InStyle"". Fashion Insider Magazin. June 21, 2012.
  7. ^ a b c René Kayser (2020-05-14). "Drei neue Titel aus unserem Katalog erhalten eine deutsche Synchro" (in German). Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2020-05-15.

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