Comedy Central UK Appoints BBC Executive Louise Holmes As Vice-President, Programming

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Comedy Central UK has hired Louise Holmes, who is currently serving as Head of Marketing for BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four, to serve as Vice President of Programming for the Viacom backed broadcaster. She will take up her new role on Monday November 25th, reporting directly to Jill Offman, Managing Director of Comedy Central UK and Senior Vice President of International Content for Comedy Central.

In her new role as Comedy Central UK’s VP of Programming, Holmes – whose extensive resume also includes a four year term as Channel Director at Discovery Networks Italy – will be responsible for Comedy Central’s programming, scheduling and research in the UK and will also oversee programming and scheduling across others territories managed by the UK office. Holmes’ appointment also marks the most recent executive hire for Comedy Central UK, who also recently appointed former NBCU exec Lourdes Diaz to oversee the development and commissioning of scripted content for VIMN’s network of Comedy channels and websites outside the US, including Comedy Central UK.

“I am thrilled that Louise is joining us as Vice President, Programming”, said Jill Offman, Managing Director of Comedy Central UK and Senior Vice President of International Content for Comedy Central. “The breadth of knowledge and experience she has gained throughout her TV career to date will be invaluable as we continue to grow Comedy Central, delivering the best and most innovative content to our 16-34 audience.”

While Louise Holmes added: “I am looking forward to building on the success of recent UK originations such as Big Bad World and Seann Walsh World and to strengthening the already rich acquisitions portfolio over the coming months to give audiences more of what they have come to love and expect from Comedy Central.”