Nickelodeon


Warner Bros. hires Nick exec for toon series

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has hired Nickelodeon’s Audrey Diehl as VP of series. The new post will see the development exec overseeing programming development and select current series. Diehl (pictured) has been with Viacom-owned Nick for 14 years, the past four as VP of animation development. At Warner Bros., she’ll report to president of WBA […]

Paramount importance

The US’s newest general entertainment station, the Paramount Network, launches in January 2018. Jesse Whittock hears how channel president Kevin Kay plans to change cable with premium originals and unscripted hits for a broad audience. There’s no better way to better encapsulate Viacom’s strategy change under Bob Bakish than to look at the creation and […]

Nick fires Chris Savino after harassment allegations

It has been reported that Viacom-owned Nickelodeon has fired The Loud House (pictured) creator Chris Savino after harassment claims. Cartoon Brew initially released the story stating that twelve women have come forward accusing the creator of sexual harassment, unwanted advances and inappropriate behaviour. The news arrives after allegations were made against top Hollywood exec Harvey Weinstein earlier this […]

Keith Dawkins exits Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon veteran and TeenNick and Nicktoons executive VP Keith Dawkins is set to depart the company this week. Dawkins has accepted a job as CEO at The First Tee, a non-profit youth development organisation founded by the US Professional Golf Association (PGA). Laura Lundgren, NickSplat and Nick Sports’ senior VP, will temporarily fill Dawkins’ role. […]

In-demand chart: Kids TV Europe (September 11-17, 2017)

The top ten kids shows in Europe show old favourites reigning supreme across 34 territories. Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants nabbed the top spot. Parrot Analytics data shows that 1.94 out of every 100 people in the territories have shown demand for the show. The popular demand for the show worldwide has seen Spongebob receive the greenlight […]

Ex-BBCWW North America president named Mitú CEO

Herb Scannell, ex-president of BBC Worldwide North America has been named the new CEO of Mitú, a digital media brand for Latino millennials. Scannell who was also formerly president of Nickelodeon and the CEO and co-founder of Next New Networks, will assume the position immediately and will be based at Mitú’s headquarters in LA. He […]

Nick Asia goes on Deer Run with iQiyi & Zhejiang

Nickelodeon Asia and China’s iQiyi and Zhejiang Satellite Television have joined forces to create an animated series titled Deer Run. The coproduction will see the series launch on iQiyi and Zhejiang in China and Nick Asia elsewhere in the summer of 2019. Nick Asia parent Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) will have licensing rights once […]

Netflix takes Korean toons from Imira

SVOD giant Netflix has bought a package of children’s programming from Spain’s Imira Entertainment, including shows from South Korean studio SAMG. The deal comprises SAMG’s preschool series Vroomiz, action-adventure caper MiniForce and Power Battle Watch-Car; and the Imira-produced Lucky Fred, Lola & Virginia and Sandra the Fairytale Detective. Imira has also shopped slapstick short-form series […]

Turner taps Nick for Boomerang SVOD chief

Turner has poached Sundance Feniger from Nickelodeon to run its new Boomerang subscription VOD service. He has been named VP and general manager of the service, which is a joint venture between Turner and stablemate Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group. The role will see him lead the overall Boomerang streaming business and partner with K-drama-focused […]

Paramount Channel added to OSN

Viacom has agreed an expanded deal with OSN and its Nickelodeon, NickToon and Paramount Channel will now all be carried on the Middle Eastern pay TV platform. The Teen Nick On Demand service will also be added as part of the new deal. Paramount Channel, which internationally is movie-focused although a new Paramount net is […]