Virgin Atlantic today announced that it will be exclusively showing TV comedies from Baby Cow Productions, including Human Remains and Marion and Geoff, on its V.comedy 2 channel from February 2004. The V.comedy 2 channel is Virgin Atlantic’s alternative comedy channel offering a more unconventional variety of comedy titles and is available on the V:Port and Odyssey inflight entertainment systems.
Baby Cow Productions was set up by Steve Coogan and his writing partner Henry Normal five years ago and since then has clocked up an impressive catalogue of comedy hits.
Emma Gesto, Virgin Atlantic’s TV Acquisitions Executive, commented:
“Steve Coogan and the team at Baby Cow produce some of the best and original comedy in the UK. We are therefore delighted to be showing this unique channel onboard our Virgin Atlantic
Steve Coogan and Henry Normal, Co Owners of Baby Cow Productions, commented:
“We are very proud to be associated with Virgin Atlantic’s inflight entertainment. Virgin is a great role model as a business, it has managed to mature whilst maintaining a youthful vibrance.”
The schedule will show some of the best TV comedies from Baby Cow Productions. For February, March and April, the line up will include Human Remains, Up In Town, Paul and Pauline Calf’s Cheese and Ham Sandwich, Whine Gums, Marion and Geoff and Brain Candy.
All Virgin Atlantic aircraft are fitted with personal seat back TV’s for every passenger, offering up to 20 channels of entertainment to choose from. V:Port, the latest in inflight entertainment, has up to 200 hours of Video and Audio on demand which allows passengers to stop, start, fast forward and rewind all the action.