Sons of Anarchy, Modern Family popular on Shomi

Sons of Anarchy and Modern Family are among the most-watched titles on one-year-old Canadian SVOD platform Shomi. The Rogers Media-owned service released data on its first birthday, which revealed its ten most popular titles, that it currently offers subscribers 17,698 episodes of programming, and that it had more than 143 million total video plays. Comedy, […]

Netflix buys Nick content from Corus

Netflix has acquired a raft of Nickelodeon’s kids series for its Canadian service after striking a deal with Corus Entertainment, the media giant that operates the Nick channels in the country. The agreement hands Netflix rights to Nick live-action shows including iCarly, Sam & Cat (pictured) and Victorious. Animated fare includes The Legend of Korra. Earlier […]

Viacom launching new kids channel in France

Viacom International Media Networks is launching 4Teen, a new kids and teens cable net, in France. 4Teen is a French version of the US Teenick service. It will have Nick shows including Sam & Cat, Every Witch Way, Victorious and iCarly. The channel will have content skewed to kids aged 7-to-14 years-old. It will sit […]

Kiwi SVOD service bags Viacom shows

A new Netflix-style subscription on-demand service has acquired Beavis and Butt-Head, South Park and SpongeBob SquarePants. Lightbox’s deal with Viacom International Media Networks is for more than 400 hours ofprogramming, handing the locally-owned SVOD service streaming rights to theshows. Also included in the package are live action series such as Workaholics, Awkward and iCarly, and […]

MIPJunior Hot Pick: Sam & Cat

Nickelodeon says Sam & Cat is more than a spin-off: it’s a double spin-off. It earns that status by virtue of having Jenette McCurdy and Ariana Grande in the same series. The teen stars, better known as the leads in iCarly and Victorious respectively, come together for this new live-action series. The doubling up theme […]

CEE broadcasters buy up Nickelodeon kids series

Viacom International Media Networks has sold a raft of Nickelodeon preschool series to broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe. In the Czech Republic, free-to-air broadcaster TV Nova has acquired Penguins of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda while CT, the Czech public broadcaster, has bought Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The second season of Turtles has been […]

Viacom cuts content deals with French broadcasters

Viacom international Media Networks has cut a raft of programming deals with French channels in the wake of MIPTV. It has licensed SpongeBob SquarePants, the SpongeBob Christmas special and season seven of Dora the Explorer to TF1. France’s largest commercial broadcaster has also acquired the second season of Kung Fu Panda and renewed deals for […]

Nickelodeon’s Cohn exits

Nickelodeon’s long-serving Marjorie Cohn is exiting the kids’ cable channel after 26 years. The latest top level restructure at the Viacom-owned sees Cohn, currently Nick’s president of content development, opting to leave almost a year after she added animation and digital development to her live-action slate, following the departure of Browne Johnson. Nick’s president of […]