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Viacom preps K-pop series for MTV Russia

Viacom and telco MTS are partnering for a K-pop-inspired reality series for MTV Russia. The production, K-pop MTCamp, marks Viacom International Media Networks’ first local co-production with an affiliate partner in Russia. The 29 x 30-minute show will be made with and exclusively for MTS. Aimed at Russia’s growing K-pop fanbase, the show is Europe’s […]

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. […]

News brief: Nickelodeon ups Dawkins

Nickelodeon has promoted Keith Dawkins, putting him in charge of the TeenNick and Nicktoons services. The Viacom-owned kids net has upped Dawkins from senior VP and general manager to executive VP of the two services. He will continue to run the Nicktoons’ NickSports initiative as well as the multiplatform service The Splat. Dawkins joined Nick […]

Olsen sisters make date with Nick

US kids channel Nickelodeon has acquired the library of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, a deal with Dualstar Entertainment Group spanning a decade of programming. The first title to debut will be So Little Time, which debuts on Monday, April 27 at 7.30pm (ET/PT). Other titles rolling out on Nick platforms later this year includes animated […]

MarVista snags rights to Nick’s Little Battlers

US-based producer and distributor MarVista has picked up Latin America rights to animated series Little Battlers eXperience (LBX). The animated series is produced by the US division of Japan’s Dentsu and has proved popular on TV Tokyo in Japan and Nicktoons US, and a second season has just been greenlit. The series follows the adventures of […]

Nick Jr and Nicktoons debut in Africa

Viacom has launched kids channels Nick Jr and Nicktoons in Africa for the first time on MultiChoice’s DStv platform and has extended the reach of entertainment channel BET International. Nick Jr will be available on the DStv Premium package in South Africa, while Nicktoons will be available via DSTv Family, Compact, Extra and Premium packages. […]

Viacom confirms ‘landmark’ Sony OTT deal

Entertainment giant Viacom has confirmed it is to provide 22 launch channels for Sony Corporation’s upcoming US cloud-TV service. The deal marks the first time Viacom channels have been offered as live internet TV channels via a VOD service. Terms of the agreement were not revealed, but such a significant deal would not have come […]

Asia’s super heroes

Are Asian television companies finding new ways to reboot the animated boys’ action genre? Jesse Whittock reports on the latest shows and why international coproductions are leading the way. Comic book superheroes have created much of the global narrative around animated boys action programming in the past few years, especially since The Walt Disney Company […]

UK streaming service brings MTV, History to Freeview

A new subscription streaming service is bringing channels such as Comedy Central, MTV and History to Freeview viewers in the UK. VuTV is launching today on the Freeview EPG on channel 238 at a cost of £6.99 (US$11.40) per month on Freeview HD web-connected TVs and set top boxes. Channels included on the service are […]

ITV buys Digimon anime series

ITV has picked up the latest series of kids anime show Digimon. The UK free-to-air broadcaster has acquired Saban show Digimon Fusion from its distributor MarVista in a deal that also covers related licensing and merchandising. ITV will represent the brand for consumer products and licensing in the UK with the first products slated to […]