TBS to Expand Online Comedy


TBS plans to offer in January an ad-supported branded storehouse of originally produced comedy combined with interactive online-community tools.

“Super Deluxe is focused on original, ‘television-quality’ programming, presented with a distinct editorial voice and in a highly interactive and social environment,” said Drew Reifenberger, senior vice president and general manager of the network’s new Super Deluxe broadband service. “It will deliver an experience more akin to watching your favorite TV show with friends -- hanging out and sharing a laugh.”

Original programming will range from short films and sketches to episodic series and, in addition to being available online, content will be available via cable video-on-demand service, wireless devices and personal media players.

Community tools will allow fans to interact with artists and each other, according to TBS.