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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 […]

Viacom sells Nick shows to China’s iQiyi

Chinese online entertainment company iQiyi has signed a deal with Viacom International Media Network for the streaming rights of a number of Nickelodeon shows in China. Under the new expanded agreement, iQiyi gets exclusive streaming rights for Mandarin and English Nickelodeon programs in mainland China on iqiyi’s platforms for kids, which will the company says should […]

Nickelodeon develops TV, VR and AR series Meet the Voxels

Nickelodeon is working on an original TV, VR and AR series that will be the network’s first show made with virtual cinema technology – including real-time full body and facial performance capture. Meet the Voxels (working title) is an animated sitcom that will be created using a game engine and is being developed to air across […]

VIMN hires Disney UK & Ireland director for kids

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has appointed Disney’s UK & Ireland programming director Louise Bucknole to lead on kids programming. Bucknole has been hired in the newly created role of VP of programming for VIMN Kids. She will be tasked with driving ratings performance and brand strength for the Nickelodeon channels and Milkshake! on Channel […]

Nickelodeon parts with Drake & Josh producer Dan Schneider

Nickelodeon has parted ways with Dan Schneider, the producer of popular kids’ shows such as Drake & Josh, Zoey 101 and iCarly. The news emerged after Schneider’s show Game Shakers was cancelled, according to Deadline who first reported the story. “Following many conversations together about next directions and future opportunities, Nickelodeon and our long-time creative […]

Nickelodeon pledges 20% increase in new programming

Nickelodeon is amping up its content pipeline by 20% as it heads into the 2018-2019 season. The network is set to bring in more than 800 new episodes of new and returning series, including a reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a remake of the preschool entertainment landmark, Blue’s Clues. Nick is also looking […]

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