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Kiwi SVOD service bags Viacom shows

A new Netflix-style subscription on-demand service has acquired Beavis and Butt-Head, South Park and SpongeBob SquarePants. Lightbox’s deal with Viacom International Media Networks is for more than 400 hours ofprogramming, handing the locally-owned SVOD service streaming rights to theshows. Also included in the package are live action series such as Workaholics, Awkward and iCarly, and […]

China and UK coming together at the Children’s Media Conference

Trevor Lai will be at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, UK, this week to share his thoughts on how international and Chinese kids companies can work together. Lai runs UP Studios, the China-based indie that has grown from studio for hire to creator of original shows such as Super Boomi, a CGI series in-the-making. […]

Viacom settles legal case with Google

Media giants Viacom and Google have put to bed their long-running copyright battle, a move they say is a reflection of a “growing collaborative dialogue”. An out of court settlement means the litigation, which Viacom first brought forward in 2007 and garnered attention around the world, is now over. Terms were not discussed but numerous […]

Nick unveils toons, live-action for new season line-up

Network to launch three new animated series, three live-actioners, four preschoolers My Nick Jr. app to launch in spring Welcome to the Wayne launching on upcoming Nick Jr. App Six toons, three live-action series returning Nickelodeon has unveiled its 2014-15 programming line-up, with greenlights for a trio of animated toons and new live-action shows. The […]

TalkTalk adds Nicktoons to YouView line-up

UK operator TalkTalk has added children’s channel Nicktoons to its YouView pay TV service line-up. The Nickelodeon-owned network will be available as part of TalkTalk TV’s Kids Boost and Entertainment Extra Boost packages on YouView channel 560. The Kids Boosts package offers 16 children’s linear and on-demand channels, including Nickelodeon and Nick Jr, for £5 […]

VIMN scores Asian broadcasting deals

Broadcasters across Asian have bought animated Nickelodeon programming from Viacom International Media Networks. TianJin Shi Team Shine Culture Communications has acquired seasons one and two of Penguins of Madagascar for the Kaku Kids channel in China, while Korea Telecom Hitel has bought season one of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Taiwan’s Eastern Broadcasting Asia has bought […]

Nickelodeon greenlights raft of new content

Nickelodeon has ordered two new full-length animation series and greenlit four pilots. In the US, the Viacom-owned kids network has endured a rocky ride in the ratings in the past 18 months and is refreshing its content line-up with new shows to sit alongside perennial favourites including SpongeBob SquarePants and newer hits Teenage Mutant Ninja […]

Lovefilm inks Viacom programming deal

Lovefilm has agreed a content deal with Viacom that gives it hundreds of hours of programming from channels including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. The Amazon-owned streaming service inked the deal with Viacom’s content sales unit leader Viacom International Media Networks and it covers VIMN titles in the UK. The agreement means that from today […]

Nickelodeon sells toons to China

Viacom International Media Networks has sold several Nickelodeon animated series to broadcasters in China. The regional Guangdong JiaJia Cartoon Channel has bought the first season of Kung Fu Panda and the first two seasons of Fanboy and Chum Chum. Kaku Kids, which is part of Beijing TV’s channel portfolio, has also picked up the first […]

Bin Weevils buys Hasbro’s My Little Pony

Bin Weevils has acquired two seasons of animated series My Little Pony from Hasbro. The online kids world wants to expand its video-on-demand service and will make the show available on-demand in its Cinema Room. New episodes of the half-hour series will be uploaded every Friday and the show will be promoted with banners, billboard […]