[02/18/10 - 11:24 AM]
AtoM.com Expands Television Distribution Across MTV Networks
"Atom TV" will return to Comedy Central and "The Atom Show" will bow on MTV2 this spring.

[via press release from MTV]

Atom.com Expands Television Distribution Across MTV Networks


NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 -- Atom.com announced today that COMEDY CENTRAL has ordered a third season of its half-hour, late-night series "Atom TV" and that sister network MTV2 will premiere its new original series "The Atom Show", a 15 minute best of Atom.com. Both series will feature all-original Web programming developed exclusively for Atom by top comedic talent as well as videos uploaded by viral hitmakers, sketch comedians, animators and independent filmmakers. Premiering this spring, "Atom TV" will air on COMEDY CENTRAL on Monday nights at 2:30 a.m. and "The Atom Show" will debut on MTV2 on Friday nights at 11:15 p.m.

"We are thrilled to return to COMEDY CENTRAL and to start spending our Friday nights with MTV2," said Scott Roesch, general manager, Atom.com. "Playing on both networks is going to give us access to an even bigger audience seeking original comedy on every platform."

As previously announced, the Atom Web series "Five-On," which aired on season one of "Atom TV", has been picked up by COMEDY CENTRAL and will premiere on March 17 as the highly-anticipated on-air series "Ugly Americans." In addition to that hit from creator Devin Clark, the first two seasons of Atom TV featured content from notable comedy talent including Andy Dick, A.D. Miles, Nick Thune, Dan Levy, Bryan Tucker, Waverly Films, Team Tiger Awesome, Dutch West, Jason Nash, The Landline; award-winning animation series such as Webby winner "Stickman Exodus," a special episode of Lucasfilm-endorsed "Star Wars" fan movies, and a weekly showcase for uploaded videos voted onto the show by Atom.com site users.

Premiere dates, programming lineups and hosts for "Atom TV" season three and "The Atom Show" will be announced this spring.

About Atom.com

Atom.com, a division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks, is a digital comedy network for young men that reaches millions of consumers each month on the Atom.com Web site and millions more through multiplatform distribution on television, mobile phones and the Internet. Atom.com's programming lineup features daily new releases of original comedy including animation, live-action narrative, topical videos, sketch comedies and spoofs. The site also offers a library of thousands of comedy productions previously developed by, licensed by and uploaded to AtomFilms and COMEDY CENTRAL. Drawing on a strategic partnership with COMEDY CENTRAL and its own 10-year history of online video innovation and leadership (formerly as AtomFilms), Atom.com delivers Web comedy like nobody else.


COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com.

About MTV2 Network

MTV2 is a Man's Best Friend, with the highest concentration of males 12-24 on TV today. A vibrant mix of music, lifestyle and action sports programming, MTV2 has reflected the habits and behavior of young people since its launch in 1996. MTV2's audience has grown each year and the channel is currently available in 75 million homes on both digital and analog. MTV2 is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom ( VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Come check us out at http://www.mtv2.com.

  [february 2010]  


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