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[05/16/07 - 01:59 PM]
Comedy Central(R) and Atomfilms Team Up for Second Annual User-Generated Broadband Video Competition "Comedy Central Test Pilots"
The cable channel is partnering with AtomFilms and once again putting out a challenge to its audience with the launch of the second annual "COMEDY CENTRAL Test Pilots," an online competition in search of the next big broadband series.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL� AND ATOMFILMS TEAM UP FOR SECOND ANNUAL USER-GENERATED BROADBAND VIDEO COMPETITION "COMEDY CENTRAL TEST PILOTS"

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Winning Web Show To Receive $5000.00 And Potential Development Deal With Series Premiering On comedycentral.com, AtomFilms.com And COMEDY CENTRAL

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comedycentral.com Premieres Debut Episode Of "Awesome Friends" The Grand Prize Winner From Last Year's First-Ever Broadband Video Competition "COMEDY CENTRAL Test Pilots"

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To Enter "COMEDY CENTRAL Test Pilots" Log-On To www.comedycentral.com/testpilots Or http://testpilots.atomfilms.com

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NEW YORK, May 15, 2007 -- COMEDY CENTRAL is partnering with AtomFilms and once again putting out a challenge to its audience with the launch of the second annual "COMEDY CENTRAL Test Pilots," an online competition in search of the next big broadband series, it was announced today by Lou Wallach, senior vice president, original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL. Today also marks the comedycentral.com series debut of "Awesome Friends" -- last year's "COMEDY CENTRAL Test Pilots" Grand Prize winner. "COMEDY CENTRAL Test Pilots" is sponsored by the new Subway Fresh Fit Meals.

"'We're excited to once again tap into COMEDY CENTRAL's creative and imaginative audience," said Wallach. "'COMEDY CENTRAL Test Pilots evens out the playing field and lets anyone with a voice, video camera, computer and spark of creativity the opportunity to get their pilots on the desktops of our development executives. COMEDY CENTRAL is also thrilled to have AtomFilms aboard. They are the preeminent broadband entertainment studio and have launched the careers of many successful creators."

Live action, animation, sketch or hidden camera � any format is acceptable. The only prerequisite�be funny! COMEDY CENTRAL and AtomFilms are putting their fans to task and asking you to bring it on! Would-be show creators can upload a pilot and possibly download $5000.00 along with the potential of an online development deal with comedycentral.com. In addition, the winning pilot will air on COMEDY CENTRAL's late night series "Web Shows."

"COMEDY CENTRAL's Test Pilots" will accept submissions June 1 through July 10, 2007. COMEDY CENTRAL has partnered with AtomFilms as the exclusive destination to upload and share their one-to-five-minute pilots. During the competition, COMEDY CENTRAL will choose a series of "staff picks" and those pilots will be featured on both comedycentral.com and AtomFilms. The panel of judges, which consists of COMEDY CENTRAL and AtomFilms executives, will narrow down the entries to four semi-finalists. Viewers will then vote online at comedycental.com for their favorite pilot.

The grand prize winner, as determined by the online voting, will receive $5000.00 and the potential for a development deal with COMEDY CENTRAL to produce an episodic broadband series. Last year's winner, "Awesome Friends" was signed for a six episode broadband series deal. The web show makes is online series debut today, May 15 on comedycentral.com

Beginning today, log-on to http://comedycentral.com or http://testpilots.atomfilms.com for more information about "COMEDY CENTRAL's Test Pilots" including requirements for entry.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 91 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 www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.

A 2007 Webby Award finalist, AtomFilms is unique among online video services, licensing and developing original content in partnership with filmmakers and animators. Since pioneering the online video category in 1998, AtomFilms has attracted a loyal audience of millions of users with its consistently outstanding short-form programming. AtomFilms compensates filmmakers and animators based on revenues generated from its advertising and distribution businesses, and its payments to creators have totaled millions of dollars. AtomFilms is a division of VIACOM Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks.





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