Nick Jr


Viacom cuts post-Netflix deal with Amazon

Amazon has signed a multi-year video licensing deal with Viacom, giving Amazon Prime Instant and Lovefilm viewers access to TV shows from MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Much of the Viacom content would have been carried on Netflix, but the streaming service said earlier this year it was letting the deal expire. The […]

MTV to relaunch in Russia as Profmedia exits

Viacom International Media Networks today takes full control of MTV Russia for the first time in the channel’s 15-year history and is planning a major relaunch of the net. VIMN plans to relaunch a “new look” MTV on October 1 in HD, with a programming slate includingJersey Shore, The Hills and the Beavis and Butthead […]

Comedy Central hits 15 platforms in Asia

Viacom-owned channel Comedy Central is now on 15 platforms across Asia after launching on services in Malaysia and the Philippines. Comedy Central Asia has gone live on ASTRO’s B.yond IPTV service in Malaysia via the Maxis Home Fibre Internet package, and on SKYcable and Cignal Digital TV in the Philippines. Next month, it will also […]

Former Chapman production chief joins Sixteen South

The former director of production and development at the now defunct Chapman Entertainment has resurfaced at Northern Irish children’s prodco Sixteen South, TBI has learned. Emily Whinnet (below) has become the Driftwood Bay producer’s head of development, where she will lead its development team and oversee its slate. She has a specific brief to develop […]

NickMom orders first scripted comedy

Nick Jr.’s parent-targeted primetime programming block NickMom has commissioned its first scripted comedy. 13-episode multi-camera series Instant Mom (working title) will star Tia Mowry-Hadrict (Tia & Tamera, pictured) as a young party girl who has to learn to be a step-mum after marrying an older man with three children. Warren Bell (Victorios, According to Jim) […]

News brief: Mike the Knight gets second season

HIT Entertainment and Nelvana Enterprises have gone into production on a second season of new kids hit Mike the Knight. The 52x12mins CGI season will begin to deliver to Canadian kids net Treehouse next month for a May debut, with the UK’s CBeebies launching it in the summer and the US’s Nick Jr. later in […]

News brief: Nick Jr acquires Justin Time

Nick Jr. in France has bought seasons one and two of Canadian-produced animated series Justin Time. Season two 26x11mins show, which comes from Toronto’s Guru Studios, has also sold to Disney in Australia, Finland’s YLE and Israel’s Hop! channel. The show already broadcasts in more than 70 territories on channels such as NBC and Sprout […]

Nickelodeon launches TV Everywhere iPad app

Viacom-owned kids network Nickelodeon is launching a branded TV Everywhere iPad app. The Nick App will allow kids on-demand access to a range of the kids channel’s content as well as having behind the scenes information and video and associated polls and games. A user authentication system will be used and, once verified as qualifying […]

New Belgian pay TV service launches with raft of intn’l channels

Dutch telco KPN has launched a new pay TVservice in Belgium, Snow. The service will combine TV, internet and telephony in a bundled offering, competing with existing providers Telenet and Belgacom. The Snow service will be marketed separately from KPN Belgium’s existing mobile telecom offering in the country, Base. The service offers 33 channels including […]