Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Viacom International Media Networks Announces Raft Of Deals For Nickelodeon Series

The children's entertainment and media news website Kidscreen and the official website of World Screen, a publication which covers the international media business, are reporting the exciting Nickelodeon news that Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has signed a slew of third-party deals with broadcasters around the world for a raft of Nickelodeon's animated and live-action content!

In Turkey, free-to-air broadcaster CNBC-e has renewed its contract with VIMN and revamped its Nickelodeon programming block to include new animated series such as the first season of "Robot and Monster", the second seasons of "T.U.F.F. Puppy" and "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness", the first season of "Monsters vs. Aliens", as well, as live-action hits "iCarly" and "Marvin Marvin".

Ukraine's cable and satellite channel QTV/Novy has also renewed its Nickelodeon block, adding "Kung Fu Panda: Legends", "Monsters vs Aliens", "Planet Sheen", the first two seasons of "Fanboy & Chum Chum" and the first season of "Sanjay and Craig".

Reaching an audience across the entire Middle East and North Africa, MBC3's long-standing Nickelodeon-branded block will include season one of "Paw Patrol", seasons three and four of "Go, Diego, Go!", season three of "Bubble Guppies", the fourth season of "Team Umizoomi" and live-action programs such as season two of "Supah Ninjas" and the first seasons of "The Thundermans" and "Sam & Cat".

In France, TF1 picked up "Kung Fu Panda", "Go, Diego, Go!" special "The Great Polar Bear Rescue" and season one of "Dora the Explorer", and Lagardère has acquired seasons five to eight of "Fairly Odd Parents" and season one of "Monsters vs. Aliens". European deals continued in Spain with TVE signing up for the first seasons of "Fanboy & Chum Chum" and "Monsters vs. Aliens", season two of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and the third season of "Penguins of Madagascar", while Antena 3 took the first season of "The Thundermans" and the original Nickelodeon TV Movies of "Jinxed" and "Swindle".

Live-action content going to the UK included the first three seasons of "Unfabulous", which was signed by CSC Media Group for satellite kids' channel PopGirl. Ireland's RTÉ picked up the third seasons of "Big Time Rush" and "Victorious", while Norway's NRK also acquired "Big Time Rush", along with the first season of "Marvin Marvin".

Finally, Iceland's RUV signed up for the third seasons of "Bubble Guppies" and "Team Umizoomi" and the first seasons of "Sanjay and Craig" and "Paw Patrol", with Nelonen acquiring the first three seasons of "Bubble Guppies" and seasons one to four of "Go, Diego, Go!".

From Kidscreen:
Viacom signs raft of deals for Nick series

Coming out of MIPTV 2014, Viacom International Media Networks has signed a whack of TV deals with international broadcasters, including two Nickelodeon branded-block renewals and licensing agreements for its host of animated and live-action series.

Free-to-air (FTA) broadcaster CNBCe in Turkey has revamped its Nickelodeon block, renewing its yearly contract with VIMN to include series Robot and Monster, Tuff Puppy, Kung Fu Panda and Monsters vs. Aliens. As well, as live-action hits iCarly and Marvin Marvin.

Also renewing its Nickelodeon block is cable and satellite channel QTV/Novy in Ukraine, which has added more from Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens, Planet Sheen, Fanboy & ChumChum (seasons one &two) and Sanjay and Craig (season one).

Reaching an audience across the entire Middle East and North Africa, broadcaster MBC3 has signed up for its fourth volume of new content for its long-standing Nickelodeon-branded block, scooping up Paw Patrol (season one), Go, Diego, Go! (seasons three & four), Bubble Guppies (season three), Team Umizoomi (season four) and live-action hits Supah Ninjas (season two), The Thundermans (season one) and Sam & Cat (season one).

Free-to-air broadcaster TF1 in France, has signed up for more Kung Fu Panda, Diego Polar Bear Rescue and Dora the Explorer, and Lagardere has taken Fairly OddParents (seasons five to eight) and Monsters vs. Aliens.

In Spain, public broadcaster TVE has signed up animation favorites Monsters vs. Aliens and TMNT (season two), Fanboy & ChumChum and Penguins of Madagascar (season three), whereas Antena 3 has added more live action to their programming mix with The Thundermans and specials of Jinxed and Swindle.

Live-action content continues to be popular in the UK with CSC Media Group signing the latest seasons of Unfabulous (seasons one to three) for satellite kids’ channel PopGirl, while RTE in Ireland has bagged Big Time Rush (season three) and Victorious (season three).

Heading north, public broadcaster RUV in Iceland has signed for Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi, Sanjay & Craig and Paw Patrol, with Nelonen opting for Bubble Guppies and Go, Diego, Go!

Meanwhile, NRK in Norway has bagged Marvin Marvin, alongside more seasons of Big Time Rush.

Tags: Nickelodeon, Viacom International Media Networks

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