MTV Networks Intl is now in charge of Comedy Centrals international program distribution and licensing activities. Comedy Central, with its eclectic mix of original programming, stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, adult animation and movies, is a wholly owned division of MTV Networks.
MTVNI also unveiled its new slate of programming for sale to the international market, including offerings from Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, Nickelodeon and, for the first time, original content from Spike TV. Three adult animated series up for offer are Gary the Rat featuring Kelsey Grammer, Stan Lees Stripperella starring Pamela Anderson and John Kricfalusis Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon along with the original Ren & Stimpy Show episodes, uncut and digitally re-mastered.
Other available series are Comedy Centrals RENO 911!, a take-off on the police reality show genre, MTVs celebrity prank show Punkd starring Ashton Kutcher, and Nickelodeons Rugrats spin-off All Grown Up. In addition will be VH1s series of original specials that offer an insiders look into the world of rock n roll, and All Access, a magazine/lifestyle show dealing with celebrity and current pop culture.
MTVNI Programme Enterprises (IPE) group is responsible for all international program syndication and licensing activities for MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, as well as the acquisition of original content in MTV Networks core competency areas of kids, music and young people, for sale to third parties around the world.
MTVNI includes the multimedia entertainment brands MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, TMF (The Music Factory) and Game One. On a worldwide basis, the channels are seen in more than 377 million households in 164 countries and 18 languages via 96 locally programmed and operated TV channels and 41 Web sites.