Sunday, September 13, 2015

Viacom International Media Networks Announces Raft Of Deals For Popular Nickelodeon Preschool Series

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has signed a slew of deals with global broadcasters for a raft of Nickelodeon's popular preschool series!

"Paw Patrol" has ramped up sales across three continents, with season one set to launch on DR in Denmark, TSR in Switzerland, Canal Panda in Portugal and People's Video in China. Season 2 has also been acquired by Turner in Italy, Saks in Russia, Canal 7 in Costa Rica and Plus Plus/TET in Ukraine.

Plus Plus/TET has also confirmed an early deal for Nickelodeon's brand-new original animated preschool series "Shimmer & Shine", which is scheduled to premiere on Nickelodeon's international channels beginning this Autumn. The series, which debuted on Nickelodeon USA in August 2015, tells the adventures of two fraternal twin girl genies that unintentionally create chaos as they grant wishes for their human friend, Leah.

Also taking from Nickelodeon's unrivalled pre-school portfolio is TSR in Switzerland as they prepare to launch Nickelodeon action adventure series "Blaze and the Monster Machines" this Fall. Including STEM curriculum in the series, which launched on Nick USA in October 2014, captures the imaginations of boys ages 2-5 with the adventures of 8-year-old AJ and his monster-racing truck Blaze.

Wrapping up the deals is "Dora and Friends", which will launch on TF1 in France, ATB in Bolivia, ABS CBN in the Philippines, TSR in Switzerland, Canal Panda in Portugal and Peoples Video in China. Deals Nickelodeon Preschool's original "Dora the Explorer" series continues to remain popular with international broadcasters: the shows eighth season has been placed in Italy with Turner, DR in Denmark and Canal 7 in Costa Rica, while its fifth and sixth seasons have gone to Portugal’s Canal Panda.

Sources: License! Global, World Screen.
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