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News brief: Nickelodeon ups Dawkins

Nickelodeon has promoted Keith Dawkins, putting him in charge of the TeenNick and Nicktoons services.

The Viacom-owned kids net has upped Dawkins from senior VP and general manager to executive VP of the two services. He will continue to run the Nicktoons’ NickSports initiative as well as the multiplatform service The Splat.

Dawkins joined Nick from Fox in 2003. In his time at the kids net he has forged partnerships with the likes of FremantleMedia, Lionsgate and Lego.