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Nickelodeon expands unscripted slate with ‘Top Elf’, ‘Substitute’

Nickelodeon has bolstered its unscripted slate with a holiday-themed competition series and a full series pick-up for The Substitute. The Viacom-owned channel has commissioned Ugly Brother Studios and Main Event Media for 5 x 60-minute series Top Elf, which features seven kids with top building and design skills facing off in a number of holiday-themed […]

Viacom to beam German channels directly to cars with Access deal

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is adding a selection of its channels to mobile IT solutions provider’s Access Twine4Car product.  The deal will see Access acquire the rights to make linear feeds of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon available in German-language for integration into in-car infotainment systems being developed by German car manufacturers. The channels […]

Kids round-up: UK remake of Israeli craft show, Nick appoints for pre-school

CBBC remakes Israeli kids craft format UK children’s channel CBBC has ordered an adaptation of an Israeli format that sees kids creating art and food for parties. Craft Party is originally from Israel’s Nutz Productions, a subsidiary of Ananey Communications, and will be remade for the BBC by Keshet Productions UK. Two 10 x 15 […]

Nickelodeon launches animated shorts programme

Viacom-owned Nickelodeon has launched an animated short programme.  The ‘Intergalactic Shorts’ programme is led by Nick Animation, and will identify original, comedy-driven content via a newly installed team led by Ramsey Naito, Nickelodeon’s EVP of animation production and development. Newly hired Conrad Vernon has joined Nickelodeon as the program’s executive producer, alongside Derek Evanick and Diana […]

Kids bulletin: WildBrain hires Disney exec; France Télévisions buys ‘Claude’

WildBrain appoints former Disney exec as strategy and innovation director Digital kids’ network and studio WildBrain has appointed Elia Bouthors as strategy and innovation director, effective immediately. In the newly created role, he will lead a team tasked with identifying and piloting new ways to engage WildBrain’s 300m quarterly users and build and monetise brands […]

Kids round-up: Nick taps Disney for strategy exec; Serious Lunch hires ex-CAKE exec for global sales

Nickelodeon has hired Disney Channels Worldwide exec Paul DeBenedittis as executive VP of programming and content strategy. At Disney DeBenedittis was senior VP of programming strategy across worldwide channels, including Disney Junior and Disney XD. Now at Nick, the exec will lead content and programming strategies, partnerships, acquisitions and media planning for the flagship network, […]

Spongebob: The most enduring kids title in TV

This article originally ran in TBI’s MIPCOM issue. We’re republishing it today in honor and memory of Spongebob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg, who died Monday. Spongebob Squarepants is by far the most ‘demanded’ title among children worldwide, according to new data by Parrot Analytics. Data from May to July 2018, highlights that the chirpy yellow sponge […]

Nickelodeon launches ‘90s SVOD service via VRV

Nickelodeon has launched a subscription video-on-demand service dedicated to its content “from the 1990s and beyond” via US streaming platform VRV. The NickSplat-branded streaming channel will feature nearly 30 Nickelodeon series, including Doug, Clarissa Explains It All, Rocko’s Modern Life, CatDog and Kenan & Kel. “VRV, with a sophisticated user base that loves the best in animation, is the perfect platform […]

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