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 […]

Annecchino replaces Dall’Orto at Viacom

Antonio  Campo Dall’Orto has left Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and will be replaced by Raffaele Annecchino. VIMN said that Dall’Orto, managing director of VIMN’s South Europe, Middle East & Africa business is leaving the company ‘to pursue other opportunities’. He was at Viacom for over fifteen years, launching MTV in Italy back in 1997. […]

NATPE News: Nick launches branded blocks across Lat-Am

Viacom is rolling out branded Nickelodeon blocks on free-to-air broadcasters in Latin America. The kids blocks will launch on Brazilian free-to-air broadcaster TV Bandeirantes and its free-to-air counterparts in Chile and Venezuela, UCTV and Canal 12. In Brazil, Band will get Nick shows including of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as Supah Ninjas. A two-year deal with UCTV […]

BSkyB launches advanced TV Everywhere service

UK pay TV operator BSkyB has launched a new service to supplement its Sky Go TV Everywhere offering that enables customers to download movies and TV shows and watch them offline The, Sky Go Extra, also allows users to register for Sky Go on up to four, rather than the existing two, internet-connected devices. Sky […]

Worldwide sales for Penguin’s Peter Rabbit series sells

Silvergate Media has inked a raft of international deals for the new Peter Rabbit animated series. The company makes and distributes the CGI animated show, which is coproduced by Penguin UK and Nickelodeon in the US. It has presold it to ABC TV Australia, France Televisions, RTE Ireland, SVT Sweden, NRK Norway and Finnish Broadcasting […]

Peppa Pig app launches in the US

Entertainment One (eOne) has launched an app to accompany its hit preschool kids series Peppa Pig in the US. The app, Peppa Pig Happy Mrs. Chicken, was created by interactive publisher P2 Games. The app is priced at US$2.99 and is available from the US iTunes store and Android Market. It comprises five games and […]

Nickelodeon acquires BAFTA winner Lost and Found

Nickelodeon has acquired the television rights to animated feature film Lost and Found in the US, UK and Australia after striking a deal with distributor Entertainment One Family. The Viacom-owned broadcaster will premiere the animated project in December. Lost and Found, which was produced by British production company Studio AKA, tells the story of a […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]

Girls want toons!

Commissioners want more girl-skewed animation and say there is not enough coming their way. Producers say that commissioners often shun girl-skewed ideas as they are worried boys will turn off. Meanwhile, a handful of shows with girl characters are global hits. Asking kids TV executives why there are not more cartoons with lead girl characters […]