Now confirmed by Broadcast. Frow taking charge of Comedy Central and MTV. No mention of Freeview, looks like it's just consolidation in the commissioning team behind the scenes.
Clearly the bosses at Viacom are happy with him hence giving him responsibility over two of their main brands.
I'm not one who works in the industry but looking at the rewards Ben Frow is getting for doing such an awful job it frustrates me that I didn't bother. Can only really see it that they see C5 as such a non-entitity nowadays he needs a couple of other channels to keep him busy.
5 SPIKE could equally go and I would probably never notice. It hasn't really made an impact and doesn't have any standout content.
You can say that about any C5 channel, including the main one.
It's great that everybody gets sarcasm.