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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. […]

TeenNick debuts in Israel

A new Nickelodeon-branded tweens-and-teens channels has debuted on Israeli pay TV. TeenNick launched last week on the Yes Direct Broadcast Satellite platform last week as a 24/feed targeting kids aged 9-14. In the US, the TeenNick channel debuted in 2002 as a programming block called The N. It has gone on to launch in territories […]

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 […]

TeenNick ends Degrassi after 14 seasons

Long-running teen series Degrassi is coming to an end after US broadcaster TeenNick decided to end the show. The Canadian-produced drama will have gone to 14 season after its final run this summer, which will be a two-week summer event series. Internationally, the show is sold by DHX Media, which bought its producer, Epitome Pictures, […]

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 […]

State of the industry: Canadian kids TV

Digital disruption and an end to regulatory protection has some in the Canadian kids business worried, but while content providers have one less broadcaster to pitch following the sell-off of Astral Media’s assets, they are optimistic that the same new platforms threatening traditional TV will provide them with greater global reach. Mark Dillon reports. The […]

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 […]