Comedy Central (Netherlands)

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Comedy Central
Comedy Central 2011 Logo.svg
Launched 30 April 2007
Network Comedy Central
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe
Picture format 16:9 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 1.4% (2012, [1])
Slogan Enjoy Daily
Country Netherlands
Broadcast area Netherlands
Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
Replaced The Box Comedy
Sister channel(s) Comedy Central Family
Comedy Central Extra
MTV Brand New
MTV Music 24
MTV Hits
MTV Rocks
MTV Dance
VH1 Europe
VH1 Classic Europe
Nick Jr.
Nick Hits
Digitenne Channel 14
CanalDigitaal Channel 67/21
Ziggo Channel 15 (SD/HD)
CAIW Channel 12
Delta NV Channel 200
CAI Harderwijk Channel 90
Kabel Noord Channel 351
Stichting Kabeltelevisie Brabant-Gelderland Channel 90
Kabelnet Veendam Channel 134
Kabeltex Channel 121
Stichting Kabeltelevisie Pijnacker Channel 90
KPN Channel 11
Glashart Media Channel 142
Tele2 Channel 12
Streaming media
Horizon Go Watch live (Netherlands only)

Comedy Central is a Dutch television channel based on the American channel of the same name. The channel is available on cable, digital terrestrial, IPTV, and satellite operators in the Netherlands. It broadcasts many imports as well as original programming. There are also two other, 24 hours a day broadcasting, Comedy Central channels available in the Netherlands, named Comedy Central Family and Comedy Central Extra. These channels are only available on digital cable.


Comedy Central launched on 30 April 2007, replacing former channel The Box Comedy.[2] The Box was originally a Dutch music channel, which allowed viewers to vote on music videos. The channel later mainly broadcast comedy series. In June 2004, The Box was acquired by MTV Networks Benelux of Viacom. On December 1, 2006 The Box's airtime was shortened, coinciding with Nickelodeon's move from the channel Talpa (now RTL 8) to the The Box's channel. The Box was renamed The Box Comedy. On 30 April 2007 the channel was renamed Comedy Central. Between 2007 and 2010 Comedy Central aired between 20:00 pm until 5:00 am. The programming began after the programming of Nickelodeon.

In October 2008 Comedy Central launched a 24 hour digital sister channel, Comedy Central Family, a close collaboration between MTV Networks and Endemol. The channel was first offered by cable operator Ziggo. After this, other providers followed gradually.

On November 4, 2010 it was announced that Comedy Central would receive more airtime. Comedy Central ceased timesharing with Nickelodeon on January 1 of 2011, when Comedy Central moved to the TMF channel. On that channel Comedy Central is broadcasting 15 hours a day, between 15:00 and 06:00 (CET). It replaced TMF in its entirety in 2011. During mornings and early afternoons Kindernet was broadcast between 06:00 and 15:00 (CET).[3]

From 1 October 2012 until 31 October 2013, Comedy Central is broadcasting 21 hours a day, between 09:00 and 06:00 (CET). In the early morning hours Kindernet was broadcast on the same channel between 06:00 and 09:00 (CET).[4]

As of April 3 of 2012 Comedy Central is also available in HD.[5]

Since 1 November 2013, Comedy Central is broadcasting 24 hours a day, replacing Kindernet between 06:00 and 09:00 (CET). [6]

From November 2011 the digital channel Comedy Central Extra is broadcast by cable company Ziggo. These broadcasts include the American satirical program The Daily Show and stand-up shows.

On 1 October 2011, Comedy Central underwent a rebranding for the new logo. In 2012 the channel started with HD broadcasts, beginning on April 3, 2012 at UPC and from July 2, 2012 at Ziggo. It is broadcast increasingly in native HD on Comedy Central.

The voice-over since the launch of the channel in 2007 and since the rebrand in 2011 is provided by Joost Griffioen.


Own Productions:

  • Comedy Central News
  • Doll
  • Freeks Oudejaars
  • HiHaHondenlul
  • Joezjny
  • Lesboos
  • The Daily Show, Nederlandse Editie
  • New Kids

From Belgium:

  • Kabouter Wesley

From Japan:

From the United States:

From the United Kingdom:

Additional Channels in the Netherlands[edit]


  1. ^ "Jaarrapport 2012" (PDF). Stichting Kijk Onderzoek. 
  2. ^ David de Jong (March 22, 2007). "Comedy Central neemt 30 april de plek van The Box (Comedy) in" (in Dutch). DutchMedia Weblog. 
  3. ^ "TMF maakt plaats voor Comedy Central en KinderNet" (in Dutch). November 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Zendtijd vanaf 09.00 uur" (in Dutch). Comedy Central. September 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Jarco Kriek (March 8, 2012). "Nickelodeon HD en Comedy Central HD bij UPC van start" (in Dutch). Totaal TV. 
  6. ^ Einde Kindernet, Comedy Central 24 uur per dag, Totaal TV Nieuws, October 2, 2013

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