Comedy Central in the United Kingdom and Ireland is a localised version of Comedy Central which first began in the United States in the 1990s. The television channel is available through the Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk TV in the United Kingdom, Sky Ireland, UPC Ireland and Magnet Networks in the Republic of Ireland. The channel’s programming concentrates solely on comedy.
The channel was rebranded from Paramount Comedy 1, to Comedy Central at 9pm on 6 April 2009.
Comedy Central launched a new look on New Year's Day 2015.
The Paramount Comedy Channel rebranded itself as Paramount Comedy in July 2002.
A new look designed by 12foot6.
Paramount Comedy was relaunched as Comedy Central on 6 April 2009, bringing the station in line with the branding of the stations globally.
Comedy Central initially publicised a relaunch of the idents package set for 1 July 2011 - to complement the refreshed presentation introduced on 1 February.
omedy Central updated its presentation on 1 August 2012, to more closely match the presentation used in the US since 2010 and which had been rolled out across Europe during 2011.