COMEDY CENTRAL ESTABLISHES COMEDY CENTRAL ENTERPRISES

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COMEDY CENTRAL(r) ESTABLISHES COMEDY CENTRAL ENTERPRISES
AND NAMES MITCH FRIED AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT TO LEAD NEW DIVISION 
COMEDY CENTRAL Enterprises Established To Spread The #1 Brand In Comedy
Off The Network Through Consumer Products, Home Video, CDs And Digital 
Downloads, Publishing And Live Touring
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NEW YORK, July 9, 2012 - COMEDY CENTRAL<http://www.cc.com>, the #1 brand in 
comedy, has created COMEDY CENTRAL Enterprises, a new business division that 
will focus on building upon COMEDY CENTRAL's leadership position in the 
industry through consumer products, home video, CDs and digital downloads, 
publishing, and live touring, it was announced today by Michele Ganeless, 
President, COMEDY CENTRAL.  Mitch 
Fried<http://www.cc.com/press/images/executives/mitch-fried.jpg> has been 
promoted to the newly formed position of Executive Vice President, COMEDY 
CENTRAL Enterprises and will head up the new business division, reporting to 
Ganeless.  Fried was formerly Senior Vice President, COMEDY CENTRAL Live 
Entertainment.                                    
"In the increasingly fractured world of content distribution, success today 
means reaching fans everywhere.  The formation of COMEDY CENTRAL Enterprises 
strengthens our relationship with our fans.  It's another example of the kind 
of extension that keeps COMEDY CENTRAL the #1 brand in comedy" said Ganeless.  
"Mitch Fried is an experienced and innovative executive with a long history at 
COMEDY CENTRAL.  Respected and well-liked throughout the industry, he knows the 
brand intimately and is the perfect person to spearhead our efforts under the 
new Enterprises banner."                                                         
"By consolidating these brand extensions into a single business division with a 
common goal, we are in a better position to grow and strengthen the brand and 
provide our fans with what they want most, easily-accessible, high-quality 
comedy, both on screens and off," said Fried.  "Forming the Enterprises 
division also provides benefits to our talent partners by offering them massive 
exposure to our fans and a multitude of opportunities and points of 
distribution to increase their own following and generate revenue by getting 
their content in front of an ever-widening consumer base." 
CONTACT:
Renata Luczak
212.767.8661
renata.luczak@cc.com 
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