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The Comedy Channel was a short-lived United Kingdom subscription television channel during the early 1990s.
History [ edit ]
The channel launched in October 1991,
soon after the merger of [1 ] Sky Television plc and British Satellite Broadcasting (BSB). The merged company, British Sky Broadcasting, brought together comedy programming from its existing libraries - Sky having an archive of US imports including , Three's Company , I Love Lucy , Green Acres and The Beverly Hillbillies , and BSB having obtained rights to a number of Seinfeld BBC sitcoms such as and Dad's Army . The Goodies
The Comedy Channel existed in the days before the basic "
Sky Multichannels" subscription package, so was made available as a premium service to subscribers of either Sky Movies or The Movie Channel. Listings for the channel were carried in the Radio Times and other listings magazines. [2 ]
Sky Movies Gold.
eventually lost the broadcast rights to the BBC shows following the expiry of the contract between the BBC and former BSB. Eventually the channel closed on 30 September 1992, to be replaced by a "classic movies" channel,
Programmes [ edit ]
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