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Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. launch free channels on Pluto TV

Streaming service Pluto TV is about to add some slime-tastic programming to its lineup. Among other brands, Viacom will launch linear 24-7 channels featuring Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. content for free beginning May 1st. These are different from the channels you get on TV. In a press release, Viacom described the channels as: Nick Pluto […]

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Nick Produces Pinky Malinky for Netflix

Viacom’s Nickelodeon Animation is said to be prepping a new animated series for Netflix titled Pinky Malinky. This is part of Viacom’s pivot towards developing shows for OTTs and other third parties. Pinky Malinky was co-created by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern and greenlit by Nickelodeon back in 2015. The show follows a mockumentary format […]

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Third SpongeBob Squarepants Movie Confirmed

A week ago, Viacom held its quarterly earnings call, which should be relatively uninteresting to those of us who are not interested in the corporate and revenue side of things, but one notable information was revealed when Viacom CEO Bob Bakish and Nickelodeon Group PResident Cyma Zarghami discussed feature film and merch expansion plans. It […]

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Viacom Used TMNT…as a TAX SCHEME?

This is one of the craziest stories I ever heard of, and the year is just getting started. And maybe its REALLY getting bad in Viacom if they are doing this to a storied franchise… From NBC News: Viacom Inc was sued by a former vice president who said the media company fired her in […]

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Nick Jr. to Air Wanda and the Alien

International kids entertainment distributor CAKE has recently inked a deal with Nickelodeon, which will give the broadcaster rights to air the series Wanda and the Alien on more than 70 Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels all over the world (excluding the US). The series will start airing on Nickelodeon’s international channels in late 2014. Wanda […]

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Amazon Prime Instant Video Expands with PBS Kids Shows

Amazon has recently bolstered their multi-year licensing agreement with PBS via the addition of hundreds of new episodes from shows from the network’s library, including additional episodes from hit children’s shows such as Caillou, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Arthur, Wild Kratts, Dinosaur Train, and others. The expanded deal is signed fresh off the recent multi-year deal […]

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Netflix May Drop SquarePants

Netflix has recently announced that they are planning to let their broad, multi-year deals with Nickelodeon, BET, and MTV expire next month. While the online streaming service company clarified that they will continue to license some of the cabler’s shows, it will start to focus more on selective licensing arrangements in order to carry only […]

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Nick Channels Return to DirecTV

Regular Toonbarn contributor DarkRukia has recently posted about DirecTV dropping Nickelodeon (along with 14 other channels) from their service, and hoped that it doesn’t last long, since it prevents high quality shows such as The Legend of Korra, Spongebob Squarepants, and many others from being watched by as many as 20 million DirecTV subscribers. As […]

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Nickelodeon’s Mysterious Ratings Drop Investigated by Nielsen

In a recent report by The Hollywood Reporter, Viacom and Nielsen are both investigating an unusual occurrence at the children’s cable network that is home to the likes of Spongebob Squarepants and The Penguins of Madagascar. Both Hollywood trades state that Nickelodeon’s ratings have dropped 15 to 20 percent since mid September.

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Paramount Animation to animate CG Nickelodeon movies

The universe that is Viacom continues to grow! One section, Paramount Pictures, has just recently announced a new in-house animation division that they proudly refer to as Paramount Animation. The goal of the dept is to pump out CG animated films, on a Pixar and DreamWorks Animation level, and much of the focus will be […]

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Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants hits 200 episodes

Who lives in a pineapple, under the first 199 episodes? Nickelodeon wants to know, and clearly the answer is the absorbent and yellow and porous SpongeBob SquarePants. Continuing the love story started over a decade ago, Viacom recently ordered a ninth season of the amazingly popular cartoon, complete with 26 brand new episodes, which will […]