Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Latin American Television Channels Pick Up Rights To Raft Of Nickelodeon Shows, Including "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

From C21Media:
VIMN sends content into Lat Am

Broadcasters across Latin America have picked up a host of Nickelodeon and MTV programmes distributed by Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN).

Banderirantes in Brazil has acquired the first seasons of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Supah Ninjas and T.U.F.F Puppy as well as seasons one to three of Avatar: The Last Airbender and True Jackson.

Fellow Brazilian broadcaster Band TV, meanwhile, has taken seasons one and two of Fanboy & Chum Chum, seasons one and two of Big Time Rush, and seasons one to four of the comedies Drake & Josh and Kenan & Kel.

Chile’s UCVTV has signed for a Nick Jr block package covering preschool animation, which includes deals for Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi and seasons three and four of Dora the Explorer.

Ecuador’s Teleamazonas has also closed new deals for Nickelodeon Movies, live-action and animation programming, plus renewals across the portfolio.

In Mexico, pan-regional pay-TV station Sky Mexico has taken an MTV package covering series such as Aeon Flux, Joe Schmo Show, Dudesons in America and Made, as well as a variety of music specials.

Finally, Telenica in Nicaragua has picked up season two of Big Time Rush, the first season of Supah Ninjas and the new episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as Jersey Shore and the show’s specials from MTV.

The news comes as Viacom has been named as the channel group bringing in the most revenue in Europe, with US$741m anticipated for 2012.

Digital TV Research’s report TV Channel Revenues in Europe forecasts that Viacom will remain the leader for the foreseeable future, with its revenue set to grow to just under US$1bn in 2017.

Overall, total revenue for Europe’s top pay-TV channels will reach US$4.24bn this year, according to the report, which expects this figure to grow by US$1.04bn to US$5.28bn by 2017. You can read the full report here.

Nico Franks

TAGS: distribution
GENRES: Animation, Children's
SHOWS: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
COMPANIES: MTV, Nickelodeon, Viacom International Media Networks
COUNTRIES: Brazil, Mexico