Nickelodeon International


Exclusive: Kids’ TV leaders talk financial and culture benefits of co-productions

Co-productions are helping to drive quality and increase cultural diversity on children’s shows, say leading kids’ TV industry figures. Speaking on yesterday’s TBI Talks (click here to watch on demand), Shabnam Rezaei, co-founder and president of Canadian-US animation studio Big Bad Boo, producer of Hulu’s The Bravest Knight, highlighted how she has seen the number […]

Kids round-up: Nickelodeon India preps time travel series; Studio 100 taps Wildbrain CPLG exec as licensing head; Gutsy gains new investors and more…

Nickelodeon India preps time travel series Nickelodeon International and Nickelodeon India are co-producing a new series, The Twisted Timeline Of Sammy & Raj, marking the first collaboration between the two brands. The 20 x 30-minute 2D animated series, which is expected to launch on Nickelodeon International next year, follows a pair of cousins who get […]

MIPCOM 2019: The Big Deals

As MIPCOM closes its doors after another frenetic market, TBI explores some of the big deals to emerge this year in Cannes. DRAMA With new streamers in town, scripted business was again frisk along the Croisette, with one of those new entrants, Topic, picking up rights to StudioCanal shows Vernon Subutex and Danish comedy drama […]

Kids round-up: Youku deals with ‘Superhero Kindergarten’; ‘Dinocity’ goes global; Cartoon Network hires

Youku partners on Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten Genius Brands International has struck a deal that will see Alibaba streamer Youku joining as a co-production partner on children’s animated series Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Genius Brands and Youku will co-produce 52 x 11 episodes of the comedy and action-adventure series, which will be […]

CITV picks up ToonMarty

Comedy series ToonMarty is heading to CITV in the UK after a deal inked with Barcelona-based distributor GoldBee. Produced by Montreal’s Sardine Productions, ToonMarty, was originally commissioned by Corus Entertainment for its French and English Teletoon networks and premiered on both in Canada last May. The deal follows the recent pick up and successful launch of […]

Nick picks Valentine for live-action

Nickelodeon’s international arm has hired producer Charly Valentine to become senior director, live-action production and development. Valentine (pictured) has worked on adult-skewing series and events such as Gogglebox, The Royal Television Society Awards, Britain’s Got Talent, Masterchef, The X Factor and MTV UK show Geordie Shore. At Nick International, Valentine will be based in London […]