NEW YORK, March 5, 2007 — Beginning tomorrow, fans of COMEDY CENTRAL’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series, “South Park,” are going to see just how good Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman really look with the launch of the first-ever high definition episode “Good Times With Weapons.” COMEDY CENTRAL, a division of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), has partnered with Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and is offering to Xbox LIVE® members the HD episode free for two weeks. The episode can be downloaded via Xbox LIVE Marketplace, home to more than 1,500 hours of premium entertainment content.
Best Buy will offer free HD DVDs of the “Good Times With Weapons” episode with the purchase of any Xbox 360 console or HD DVD drive from March 20 through April 3.
The 11th season of COMEDY CENTRAL’s “South Park” kicks-off on Wednesday, March 7. Also for the first time ever, the newest episodes from Season 11 will be available uncensored on Xbox LIVE beginning March 13. “South Park” seasons five through nine are currently available on Xbox LIVE as well as the critically-acclaimed movie, “South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut.” Since its debut on Xbox LIVE, “South Park” episodes have been among the most popular downloads.
Launched in 1997, “South Park,” now in its 11th season, remains the highest-rated series on COMEDY CENTRAL. “South Park” repeats Wednesdays at 12:00 a.m., Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., Fridays at 12:00 a.m. and Sundays at 11:00 p.m.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone are co-creators and executive producers of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning “South Park” with Anne Garefino as executive producer. “South Park’s” Web site is southparkstudios.com.
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 COMEDY CENTRAL’s press-only Web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.