Hulu launches Kids on subscription service

US streaming service Hulu has launched a dedicated kids section on its Hulu Plus premium service, following the lead of its rival Netflix. Hulu Kids launched yesterday and at launch showcased 43 of the children’s series available on the commercial-free Hulu Plus service. Titles include Thomas & Friends, Caillou and, following the agreement of a […]

Howard Litton exec-producing new Bing Bunny kids show

UK kids channel CBeebies has ordered a series based on Ted Dewan’s Bing Bunny book. The 78x7mins Bing Bunny preschool show will be made by UK indie Acamar Films and executive produced by ex Nickelodeon UK boss Howard Litton. Acamar has signed up TLC as its L&M partner and a deal has been inked with […]

MTV hires new Russian boss

Viacom International Media Networks has hired Elena Balmont as general manager of its Russian channels following the departure of Nicholas Walters. Balmont becomes general manager, Viacom International Media Networks Russia and CIS. She joins from Russian broadcaster Content Union, where she was deputy chief executive. She will report to David Lynn, EVP and managing director, […]

Turtle Power

Viacom acquired the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from The Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment in late 2009 for US$60 million and the resulting new TV series debuted on September 29 on Nick in the US with a two-episode double-header. When Ciro Nieli found out Nickelodeon had bought the Turtles he knocked on their door with […]

Marathon Media, Nick and Gulli team for new animated kids series

France-based Marathon Media and French DTT channel Gulli are joining forces with Nickelodeon to make a new animated comedy series Blake and the Aliens (WT). The 52x13mins series, with its ‘squash and stretch’ style will be the first of its kind from Marathon, which is part of Zodiak Media. Vincent Chalvon-Demersay, CEO and David Michel, […]

MTV cuts raft of programming deals in CEE and CIS markets

Viacom International Media Networks has concluded numerous deals for MTV and Nickelodeon programming across the CEE region and Russia and the CIS states. Several deals have been inked for branded blocks of Nickelodeon programming. NTK in Kazakhstan will start airing a Nickelodeon branded block featuring Wonderpets, iCarl, Penguins of Madagascar and Legend of Korra. MRTV […]

Nickelodeon launches local series in Malaysia

International kids channel Nickelodeon is to launch Akis, its first local production in Malaysia. The Viacom-owned broadcaster has commissioned the twelve-part series from Malaysian digital animation production company Inspidea. It follows the success of original Malaysian production Cingkus Blues, which the network acquired earlier this year. Akis the tells the story of an imaginative seven […]

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