Thursday, October 27, 2005
On November 1st comedy Central will launch Mother Load.
From the press release:
More interactivity, more irreverence, more fun! On Tuesday, November 1, COMEDY CENTRAL is launching its first broadband-optimized video channel "COMEDY CENTRAL MotherLoad," it was announced today by Beth Lewand, vice president digital media, COMEDY CENTRAL. For the launch, new original series and content from classic COMEDY CENTRAL shows such as Robert Smigel's "TV Funhouse," "Strangers with Candy" and "Viva Variety" will be available exclusively on "MotherLoad."
"MotherLoad" will launch with five distinct channels and will offer more than 450 video clips from COMEDY CENTRAL shows including never-before-seen videos and online-only extras. The video library will add between 50-80 new clips per week. Comedian Greg Giraldo, host of the network's "Friday Night with Greg Giraldo," will be the anchor of "COMEDY CENTRAL MotherLoad." Each weekday, Giraldo will give a minute-long round-up of what's new on the channel. These topical intros will be shot in a studio.
Additional original projects in development include live-action narratives, animation, topical stand-up performances, sketch comedy series and a movie review show. TV Shows – Previews, highlights and extras from all current COMEDY CENTRAL programming. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Highlights from every episode of "The Daily Show," updated the morning after each airing...
No word if they will be charging. Verizon is the launching sponsor, so hopefully it will be free.
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