BROADWAY VIDEO'S MULTI-AWARD WINNING ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ FINDS ITS HOME IN ASIA EXCLUSIVELY ON COMEDY CENTRAL ASIA

New season debut starting Saturday, 5th October, 9pm (TH), 10pm (SIN/ PHIL), 11pm (MAL)

23 AUGUST 2013, SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR/BANGKOK/MANILA
Summary
Comedy Central Asia, the first and only all-comedy network in Asia has announced the latest addition of the critically acclaimed late night comedy showcase, “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” (SNL) to their portfolio of Emmy® award winning and nominated comedy shows on the network. Licensed from Broadway Video Enterprises, Saturday Night Live’s 39th season will make its exclusive Asian debut on Comedy Central Asia starting 5th October, every Saturday at 9pm (TH), 10pm (SIN/ PHIL), 11pm (MAL).

BROADWAY VIDEO'S MULTI-AWARD WINNING ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ FINDS ITS HOME IN ASIA EXCLUSIVELY ON COMEDY CENTRAL ASIA

New season debut starting Saturday, 5th October, 9pm (TH), 10pm (SIN/ PHIL), 11pm (MAL)

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR/BANGKOK/MANILA, 23 AUGUST 2013 - Comedy Central Asia, the first and only all-comedy network in Asia has announced the latest addition of the critically acclaimed late night comedy showcase, “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” (SNL) to their portfolio of Emmy® award-winning and nominated comedy shows on the network. Licensed from Broadway Video Enterprises, Saturday Night Live’s 39th season will make its exclusive Asian debut on Comedy Central Asia starting 5th October, every Saturday at 9pm (TH), 10pm (SIN/ PHIL), 11pm (MAL).

Saturday Night Live is the longest running late night comedy sketch show in history and has for over three decades, delivered politics and current affairs with a humorous and often satirical twist. In its history, SNL has picked up 36 Emmy® Awards and now holds the title for the most nominated TV show in Emmy® history with 173 nominations, as well as the prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards.

Saturday Night Live has been the platform for icons of Film, Television, Music and Sports to show their humorous side and elevate their profiles. These icons include Justin Timberlake, Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Michael Bublé, Coldplay, Radiohead, Channing Tatum, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Stone and breakout musical acts like Lana Del Rey, Bruno Mars, and Vampire Weekend.

“There are very few shows that can boast a near four decade history and induction into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. It is this rich comedic heritage and alternative view on current affairs that sees the show continue to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program. Entertaining millions globally each week, we believe that the show will be just as popular with Asia audiences and we are delighted it has found its home in Comedy Central Asia,” said Tan Sian Ju, Vice President of Comedy Central & MTV Brands, Viacom International Media Networks Asia.

Encompassing a wide variety of comedy-genres such as talk-show and stand-up comedy, animation, live-action sitcom, sketch-comedy, physical and gag that is designed specifically for Asian viewers, Comedy Central Asia features both original and acquired content including Emmy® and Peabody® award-winning content, such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central’s global hit series South Park, Comedy Central Roast, Comedy Central Presents, Tosh.0 and Key & Peele, the Asia Pay-TV premiere of such titles such as Anger Management, Happily Divorced, The Exes, Nick Kroll: Thank you Very Cool, Joy Koy: Don’t Make him Angry, as well as classic titles Mind Your Language, Ellen and Absolutely Fabulous.

Comedy Central Asia is available on the following platforms:

Singapore

SingTel mio TV Ch 324 (HD), StarHub TV Ch 516 (SD), Ch 563 (HD), TV Anywhere and Toggle.

Malaysia

Astro Ch 737 (HD), ABNXCESS Ch 252

The Philippines

Sky Cable Ch 189 (HD), Cignal Ch 108 (HD) and Cable Link Ch 311 (HD)

Thailand

MeTV Ch 318 (HD)

For details on Comedy Central Asia on other platforms, visit www.comedycentralasia.com.

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About Comedy Central

Comedy Central, the world’s biggest comedy network, has been making audiences laugh since it first launched in the United States in 1991. Renowned for exclusively featuring a stable of exclusive and tailor-made local and international comedy, the brand has become the ultimate destination for all kinds of humor, from traditional to satire to sketches to popular sitcoms. Comedy Central Asia launched on 1 November 2012, and is VIMN Asia’s first adult-skewed network. Targeting viewers aged 18 to 34 years old across Southeast Asia with comedy content round-the-clock, Comedy Central is the only 24-hour all-comedy channel to showcase Asian and international comedy and comedic talent. Outside of the United States, Comedy Central is seen in more than 200 million homes in over 70 territories via more than 12 locally programmed and operated TV channels. For information about Comedy Central in Asia, visit www.comedycentralasia.com and Twitter feed at @ComedyCentralAS.

About Viacom International Media Networks

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Channel, VH1, VIVA, COLORS, Game One and Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más. Viacom brands are seen globally in nearly 700 million households in approximately 170 territories and 37 languages via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/VIMN_PR. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com, the Viacom blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.

About Broadway Video Entertainment

Broadway Video Entertainment (BVE) is a global media and entertainment company led by Lorne Michaels, the creator and executive producer of "Saturday Night Live" and executive producer of “30 Rock,” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." More recently BVE produced "Portlandia" and “The Awesomes" and in 2014 will add “The Tonight Show” and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" to its production slate. BVE has several divisions focused on the creation, acquisition and distribution of content on a worldwide basis. The main parts of the company include: BVE's television and movie divisions, which produce some of the country's most popular TV programming and feature films; Broadway Video Enterprises, BVE's distribution arm, which creates brand extensions and distributes BV's library in over 170 countries; Broadway Video Ventures, BVE's investment and acquisition arm focused on emerging technology and media companies; Above Average, a leading online comedy network and digital studio, Broadway Video Post Production, a state-of-the-art design and post production facility staffed by the industry's most creative visual and sound designers.

www.broadwayvideo.com

Media Contacts:

Viacom International Media Networks

Adeline Ong | Senior Director

t: (65) 6420 7240 | m: (65) 9366 7323 | e: adeline.ong@vimn.com

Twitter: @VIMNAsia_PR

Edelman, on behalf of Viacom International Media Networks:

Suleka Suppiah, Edelman Kuala Lumpur

t: (603) 2287 8689 ext 204   m: (60) 12 395 5342

e: suleka.suppiah@edelman.com

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"There are very few shows that can boast a near four decade history and induction into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. It is this rich comedic heritage and alternative view on current affairs that sees the show continue to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program. Entertaining millions globally each week, we believe that the show will be just as popular with Asia audiences and we are delighted it has found its home in Comedy Central Asia." Tan Sian Ju, Vice President of Comedy Central & MTV Brands, Viacom International Media Networks Asia
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About VIMN Asia Press

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, and more. Viacom brands reach more than 3.4 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/VIMN_PR. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com, blog.viacom.com and the Viacom Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.

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