Graham Norton, ‘Modern Family’ Lead British Comedy Awards; Sony TV Ad Sales Inks With Jewish Life TV

Graham Norton scored a pair of awards and Jack Whitehall was named King of Comedy for a third straight year at the British Comedy Awards in London. Norton Graham Nortontook home the trophies for Best Comedy Entertainment Personality and Best Comedy Entertainment Program for The Graham Norton Show, which airs on BBC America in the U.S. Modern Family was named Best International Program, and Moone Boy scored Best Sitcom. The Inbetweeners 2 won for Best Comedy Film. And now for something completely different — well, not all that different, actually. The 45-year-old comedy troupe Monty Python was feted with the British Comedy Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. A complete list of winners and nominees is here.

Sony Pictures Television Advertising Sales and Jewish Life Television have signed a national representation agreement for commercial advertising sales. SPT Ad Sales will sell time within the Jewish-themed cable network’s original and acquired programming programming to major national advertising agencies and their clients. The deal also covers JLTV’s website and national news publication The Jewish News. “This agreement is transformational for our network,” JLTV COO Adam Blazer said. “SPT’s in-depth experience and organization will add exceptional value to JLTV’s advertising sales efforts, and build on the success of our large and growing television audience.” JLTV reaches 40 million homes in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

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