Netflix gets new Viacom content

Video streaming service Netflix has secured a raft of new content for its service from Viacom channels.

The MTV shows include new episodes of The Hills and Jersey Shore and, for the first time, The Buried Life and The City. Nickelodeon content includes new episodes of hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer and, for the first time, episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba. Comedy Central content includes The Sarah Silverman Show. There is also content from the BET, Logo, Spike and VH1, BET channels. Netflix’s, vice-president, content acquisition, Cindy Holland, made the programming announcement on the company blog.