Tina McCann

Nick hires NBCU exec for UK post

Nickelodeon has hired NBCUniversal International’s director of programming in the UK. James Newton is joining Viacom International Media Network-owned Nick UK & Ireland as VP, programming. At NBCU, he was director of UK programming, working across channels such as E!, Syfy and Universal Channel. He will oversee scheduling and editorial strategy at pay TV channel […]

Nick UK orders digital comedy series

As Nickelodeon UK prepares for new management, the pay TV channel has commissioned a 5x5mins comedy for its digital platforms. Tinkershrimp & Dutch comes from London-based creative agency Ralph. It will debut on nick.co.uk, nicktoons.co.uk and the Nick Play app on January 15. A behind-the-scenes video debuted yesterday. The news comes as Nick UK prepares […]

McCann exits Nick UK, new GM installed

Tina McCann is exiting Nickelodeon UK as part of a “management handover” that sees VP, editorial Alison Bakunowich named general manager. McCann has been Nick UK’s managing director for the past five-and-a-half years, but is exiting to resume work as a freelance executive coach and media consultant. Bakunowich takes up her new role in March, […]

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 […]

Nick App debuts in UK

A Nickelodeon app that’s been downloaded five million times in the US has gone live in the UK. The Nick App offers on-demand content for shows such as Sam & Cat, The Haunted Hathaways, SpongeBob SquarePants, House of Anubis and Sanjay and Craig. The launch today represents the first time Viacom-owned Nick has offered the […]