Viacom’s Comedy Central will launch in The Netherlands on April 30. The channel will broadcast in the evenings only in a channel share with the Dutch version of Nickelodeon and will be available on cable, satellite, DTT and IPTV. Following Germany and Poland this is the third localised version of Comedy Central in Continental Europe.
The channel replaces interactive music channel The Box, which offered viewers the possibility of requesting music video clips via their phone. With most kids now turning to the web for their on demand music clips The Box will be closed. For the past few months the channel was already airing some comedy shows instead of clips.