Your laughter is of the utmost importance to Paramount UK Partnership, also known as Comedy Central UK. The company owns and operates the Comedy Central cable channel in the UK. (In the US, the channel is operated by Comedy Partners.) The network provides UK viewers with a collection of comedy programming, and is well known for bringing popular American shows to the UK; such programs include the hits series Friends, South Park, Scrubs, and 30 Rock. Comedy Central UK also airs UK TV productions, and broadcasts stand-up comedy and movies. Paramount UK Partnership is owned by Paramount Pictures (itself a subsidiary of US media giant Viacom) and British Sky Broadcasting.