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Sky secures MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central for another five years

Sky has signed a deal that’ll see Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 stick around for another five years. 

The deal between Sky and Viacom International Media Networks means that the likes of Geordie Shore, Two and a Half Men and Spongebob will be sticking around for the foreseeable. 

Sky’s Andrew Griffith, chief financial officer and MD of commercial businesses said: “The extension of our partnership with Viacom is great news for Sky customers as well as advertisers.”

There’s still no word on if we’ll get an HD version of Spike TV, which recently launched on Sky, Freesat and Freeview, anytime soon. The Viacom-owned channel landed on Sky last month, following the media giant’s acquisition of Channel 5 last year. 

It’s also not known if Spike TV, which features Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy and live MMA action, will also head to Sky Go. 

Sky’s desktop and mobile streaming service recently added Channel 5 catch-up content to Sky Go. 

Last year, Sky added Channel 5 live streams to Sky Go, but Sky TV subscribers weren’t able to access any catch-up content on the go, unless they also had Demand 5 apps installed.  


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