New Zealand to get Comedy Central

MTV, SKY plan to kick off channel in April

BANGKOK -- MTV Networks and partner Sky Television on Thursday announced plans to launch Comedy Central in New Zealand next year, giving Kiwi TV viewers their first 24-hour channel for laughs and taking the popular brand outside North America and Europe for the first time.

Beginning April 1, show's such as "The Colbert Report" and "South Park" will air on SKY Digital Channel 10 seven days a week and will be accessible by 55% of New Zealand's TV households, the companies said.
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