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62305823,491 posts since 19 Aug 2005
What would it replace? does that mean we can finally get to see Kings of queens. It will have repeat content from 5 Star? maybe that channel will get overhauled?
ccskycomedy10 posts since 21 Aug 2019 new member
London London
As part of the deal with Viacom to see Sky pulling out of the Comedy Central partnership so it becomes part of Channel 5 and launch it on Freeview, I wonder if Sky's stake in Nickelodeon UK will be sold as well?
62305823,491 posts since 19 Aug 2005
I can also see all the comedy coming off 5 star, and moving to CC. Of course does that mean more ex spike stuff will end up on 5 star?

Has there been any offical information about these changes? IE Sky walking way from CC?
Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 638 posts since 20 Sep 2007
I can also see all the comedy coming off 5 star, and moving to CC. Of course does that mean more ex spike stuff will end up on 5 star?

Has there been any offical information about these changes? IE Sky walking way from CC?


I think they'd move a few to Paramount Network since that skews more male than 5Star.
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kernow1,312 posts since 18 Jan 2006
I'm guessing this change will result in the Paramount UK Partnership (a legacy of the original Paramount Channel/Comedy) effectively ceasing to exist, 10 years after the rebrand to Comedy Central.
Kunst404 posts since 29 Jun 2016
BBC World News
Just because Spike is defunct in the US, it doesn't mean it has to be dead in the UK

I'll repeat it once again, in the US it's much harder to open a new channel, especially because on cable and because it's a more established market, but the brand survives (and is actually still launching) in many EMEA areas
tmf947 posts since 22 Jan 2016
London London
Is that partnership also what runs Nick? On analogue, it shared Paramount's frequency, and the transition was seamless.


No, but Nick and Paramount shared playout in the 90s so the changeover was totally seamless.

Sky has two different companies which hold their shares in Nick and Comedy Central. 'Kidsprog Ltd' holds Sky's 40% stake in Nickelodeon, and 'Sky Comedy Ltd' holds the 25% stake in Comedy Central/Paramount Partnership.