Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Nickelodeon Japan To Launch On dTV-Channel And Hulu Japan On Tuesday 30th January 2018

Update: Below is Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia's official press release announcing the exciting news via VIMN Asia's official Pressroom!:


1st ever launch of a Nickelodeon linear channel now available only on OTT with both NTT-DOCOMO’S “dTV-Channel” and Hulu in Japan

TOKYO, 30 JANUARY 2018 – Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has announced its additional Nickelodeon distribution deal with Hulu in Japan today, which sees the new Nickelodeon linear channel via ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) and mobile platforms in Japan. The channel goes live today on both Hulu in Japan and “dTV-ChannelTM” (an NTT DOCOMO INC’s service). This is the first time internationally Viacom has made a Nickelodeon-branded subscription TV channel available only via streaming services.

The newly packaged subscription-based 24/7 linear channel offers original programming for Japanese audiences and a range of iconic Nickelodeon animation titles including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and new hits like Shimmer & Shine and Blaze and the Monster Machine.

“Launching Nickelodeon today in Japan is a significant milestone for us as we continue to evolve our business with new avenues of growth from OTT and mobile for our flagship brands in mature subscription TV markets like Japan. Furthermore, we are reconnecting Japanese viewers with Nickelodeon, through the channel’s availability not only on one, but two OTT platforms in Japan today,” said Mark Whitehead, President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Viacom International Media Networks.

The extended collaboration with Hulu in Japan follows the successful launch of MTV MIX channel on Hulu in Japan last year. MTV MIX is also launching on “dTV-Channel” today.

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About Hulu in Japan

Hulu is an online video subscription service offering over 40,000 films, TV drama and animated episodes for only 933 yen (excluding tax) a month. Unlimited number of programs are available anytime anywhere, on TV sets connected to internet, PCs, smartphones and tablets. The lineup includes “Hulu Premier” offering exclusive first view in Japan, “Hulu Originals” created by Hulu, viewing of missed TV episodes and live music streaming. Unlimited viewing of programs including many Hulu exclusive contents is available for a fixed monthly price.

About dTV-Channel

dTV-Channel is a subscription service offered by NTT DOCOMO, INC. If there is an internet connection, through any devise, smartphones or tablets, users can enjoy over 30 channels from movies to TV dramas to hobbies, real-time anytime anywhere. *”dTV-Channel” is a trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC

About Nickelodeon International

Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year globally, has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

About Viacom International Media Networks

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, BET and more. Viacom brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/VIMN_PR. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com, blog.viacom.com and the Viacom Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.


Original post:

Japan - Japanese mobile phone network operator NTT DOCOMO, INC. has announced the very exciting news that they will be launching their brand new OTT (over-the-top) internet streaming television service, dTV-Channel on Tuesday 30th January 2018! The new service will see the relaunch of Nickelodeon Japan on Tuesday 30th January 2018, which will be returning to Japanese TV screens for the first time in eight years, as a linear channel available via over-the-top and mobile platforms in Japan – marking the first time internationally Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) will make a Nickelodeon-branded subscription TV channel available only via streaming services!

Nickelodeon Japan will broadcast 24/7 and air a wide selection of programming from Nickelodeon's vast library of hit live-action and animated series, including titles such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora The Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Other kids and anime channels that will be available on the service include Boomerang, Animax and Disney Junior. In total, the service will offer over 30 channels featuring programming for all the family. Channels include: Japanese originated channels and VOD services such as TBS On Demand; three channels from South Korea; and also Japanese versions of famous international television brands including MTV Mix, National Geographic, and History.

NTT DOCOMO, INC. will also release a set-top box in which consumers can watch all the TV services offered by NTT DOCOMO, INC., including dTV-Channel, on Tuesday 30th January 2018.

Below is Nickelodeon Japan's launch (weekday) schedule:

10:00 - Blaze and the Monster Machines (S1 #7)
10:25 - Blue's Clues (ブルーズ・クルーズ | S1 #7)
10:45 - Dora the Explorer (ドーラといっしょに大冒険 | S1 #7)
11:05 - Dora the Explorer (ドーラといっしょに大冒険 | S2 #7)
11:30 - Team Umizoomi (みんなのウミズーミ | S1 #7)
12:00 - Wallykazam! (S1 #7)
12:25 - Shimmer and Shine (S1 #7)
12:50 - Blaze and the Monster Machines S1 #7
13:15 - SpongeBob SquarePants (スポンジ・ボブ | S6 #4 A)
13:30 - Invader ZIM (インベーダー・ジム | S1 #7)
13:55 - T.U.F.F. Puppy (スーパーエージェント TUFFパピー | S1 #7)
14:20 - Penguins Of Madagascar (ザ・ペンギンズ from マダガスカル | S1 #7)
14:45 - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (カンフー・パンダ ザ・シリーズ | S1 #7)
15:10 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (ミュータント タートルズ | S1 #13)
15:35 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (ミュータント タートルズ | S1 #14)
16:00 - SpongeBob SquarePants (スポンジ・ボブ | S7 #13)
16:25 - SpongeBob SquarePants (スポンジ・ボブ | S7 #14)
16:50 - Invader ZIM (インベーダー・ジム | S1 #20)
17:15 - Penguins Of Madagascar (ザ・ペンギンズ from マダガスカル | S1 #17)
17:40 - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (カンフー・パンダ ザ・シリーズ | S1 #17)
18:00 - Avatar The Last Airbender (アバター 伝説の少年アン | S1 #13)
18:25 - Avatar The Last Airbender (アバター 伝説の少年アン | S1 #14)
18:55 - SpongeBob SquarePants (スポンジ・ボブ | S6 #13)
19:20 - SpongeBob SquarePants (スポンジ・ボブ | S6 #14)
19:45 - Invader ZIM (インベーダー・ジム | S1 #7)
20:10 - Penguins Of Madagascar (ザ・ペンギンズ from マダガスカル | S1 #7)
20:35 - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (カンフー・パンダ ザ・シリーズ | S1 #7)
21:00 - Avatar The Last Airbender (アバター 伝説の少年アン | S1 #15)
21:25 - Avatar The Last Airbender (アバター 伝説の少年アン | S1 #16)
21:50 - SpongeBob SquarePants (スポンジ・ボブ | S6 #25)
22:15 - SpongeBob SquarePants (スポンジ・ボブ | S6 #16)
22:35 - SpongeBob SquarePants (スポンジ・ボブ | S7 #1)
23:05 - Rugrats (ラグラッツ | S1 #7)
23:30 - Rugrats (ラグラッツ | S1 #8)
23:55 - Rugrats (ラグラッツ | S1 #9)
0:15 - Wild Thornberrys (ワイルド・ソーンベリーズ | #57)
0:40 - Wild Thornberrys (ワイルド・ソーンベリーズ | #58)
1:05 - Wild Thornberrys (ワイルド・ソーンベリーズ | #59)
1:30 - Wild Thornberrys (ワイルド・ソーンベリーズ | #60)
1:55 - All Grown Up! (ラグラッツ・ザ・ティーンズ | S1 #13)
2:20 - All Grown Up! (ラグラッツ・ザ・ティーンズ | S1 #14)
2:45 - All Grown Up! (ラグラッツ・ザ・ティーンズ | S1 #15)
3:10 - All Grown Up! (ラグラッツ・ザ・ティーンズ | S2 #1)
3:35 - T.U.F.F. Puppy (スーパーエージェント TUFFパピー | S1 #7)
4:00 - T.U.F.F. Puppy (スーパーエージェント TUFFパピー | S1 #8)
4:25 - T.U.F.F. Puppy (スーパーエージェント TUFFパピー | S1 #9)
4:50 - T.U.F.F. Puppy (スーパーエージェント TUFFパピー | S1 #10)
5:10 - Invader ZIM (インベーダー・ジム | S1 #17)
5:35 - Invader ZIM (インベーダー・ジム | S1 #18)
6:00 - Rugrats (ラグラッツ | S2 #6)
6:25 - Rugrats (ラグラッツ | S2 #7)
6:50 - SpongeBob SquarePants (スポンジ・ボブ | S7 #2)
7:15 - SpongeBob SquarePants (スポンジ・ボブ | S7 #3)
7:35 - SpongeBob SquarePants (スポンジ・ボブ | S7 #4)
8:00 - Blue's Clues (ブルーズ・クルーズ | S1 #8)
8:00 - Dora the Explorer (ドーラといっしょに大冒険 | S1 #8)
8:45 - Team Umizoomi (みんなのウミズーミ | S1 #8)
9:10 - Wallykazam! (S1 #8)
9:35 - Shimmer and Shine (S1 #8)
10:00 - Blaze and the Monster Machines (S1 #8)

Originally published: Monday, January 29, 2018.

H/T: Huge thanks to @TVShowsFan for the news! Sources: pc.video.dmkt-sp.jp, Hulu Japan, Wikipedia, RegularCapital, Google Translate, ToonZone Forums /@chum_chum.
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