Yesterday evening, a new 24-hour English language comedy channel reaching viewers in 47 territories in sub-Saharan Africa was launched. It is called Comedy Central, a new production of MTV Network Africa on the platform of DStv.
The coming of the new channel was announced last week by Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa and John Ugbe, Managing MultiChoice Nigeria.
The new channel will be offering groundbreaking comedy from Comedy Centralâ€™s award-winning programming slate. The channel will include global hit franchises such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report and brand new episodes of South Park.
â€œWe are delighted to bring humour, smiles and laughter to viewers by adding Comedy Central to our existing portfolio of brands targeting kids and youth. Comedy Central enables us to deliver innovative content to adults while also offering a one-stop shop for clients targeting viewers from 4 to 40-plus. There is a huge appetite for quality comedy content on the continent and Comedy Central is set to serve a menu of side-splitting entertainment that will help viewers to see the funny side of life,â€ said Okosi.
Funny, innovative, surprising and smart, Comedy Central will be overflowing with non-stop, provocative comedy content including stand-up and sketch comedy, satire, offbeat comedy TV series, classic comedy sitcoms and comedy specials. It commenced with a one-hour special from US stand-up comedian Jeff Dunham, followed by Comedy Centralâ€™s global hit The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen and two brand new episodes of South Park.
Comedy Central will be available to DStv Premium subscribers on DStv channel 122. â€œDStv is all about great entertainment and Comedy Central is a super addition to the already compelling line-up of channels available on DStv Premium, offering subscribers even more choice,â€ said John Ugbe.