January 1 start for Comedy Central Sweden

The Nordic version of Comedy Central will make its long awaited debut in Sweden on New Year’s Day.

The MTV Networks-owned channel has secured capacity through Boxer, Canal Digital, Comhem, Telia, Tele2, SPA, Borderlight, Otrum, IP Sweden and Hoist Group.

Henrik Schyffert, a local comedian and TV personality who appeared on MTV as a VJ in the late 1980s, has been appointed as “senior comedy advisor.

Comedy Central received its licence for DTT distribution from the RTVV in April.