DreamWorks Animation joins tablet market

US-based DreamWorks Animation is to launch a tablet that will offer in-house content and programming from rivals such as Disney and Nickelodeon. The DreamTab is the result of a DreamWorks partnership with manufacturer Fuhu and will be an eight-inch device aimed at children costing under US$300, according to The New York Times. A 12-inch device […]

New UK streaming service launches on Freeview HD connected boxes

A new subscription streaming service is bringing channels such as Comedy Central, MTV and History to Freeview viewers in the UK. VuTV is launching today on the Freeview EPG on channel 238 at a cost of £6.99 (€8.36) per month on Freeview HD web-connected TVs and set top boxes. Channels included on the service are […]

Nick App debuts in UK

A Nickelodeon app that’s been downloaded five million times in the US has gone live in the UK. The Nick App offers on-demand content for shows such as Sam & Cat, The Haunted Hathaways, SpongeBob SquarePants, House of Anubis and Sanjay and Craig. The launch today represents the first time Viacom-owned Nick has offered the […]

UPC Cablecom boosts HD offering, reduces analogue

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Cablecom has boosted the number of unencrypted HD channels it provides in German-speaking Switzerland. UPC Cablecom is now offering over 60 unencrypted channels in its basic package, including 27 HD services, following the addition of HD services Star TV, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and the three most popular French channels: […]

Viacom strikes deal with RCS&RDS

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has struck a new distribution deal with pay TV operator RCS&RDS covering Romania and Hungary.   The deal will expand the reach of Viacom’s channels Nickelodeon and Comedy Central across RCS&RDS’s  Romanian and Hungarian pay networks. Nickelodeon will be available in an additional three million homes in Romania and 500,000 […]

Nickelodeon UK partners with web video network Viral Spiral

Nickelodeon UK has partnered with management company and video network Viral Spiral, in a bid to bring viral online videos to the Viacom-owned kids network. The deal will see Viral Spiral shortlist potential clips to be used on Nickelodeon as interstitials, packaged and banded on air as L.Y.P.O. (Laugh Your Pants Off). Nickelodeon is due […]

Viacom partners with Brightcove on mobile apps

Viacom has partnered with Brightcove to deliver native video apps across mobile devices and games consoles.  Viacom brands including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central will use Brightcove’s Video Cloud platform and its native video player solutions for Apple iOS, Google Android and Xbox devices. Brightcove said this will allow it to deliver high-quality, long-form video […]

Lovefilm signs Viacom programming deal

Lovefilm has agreed a content deal with Viacom that gives it hundreds of hours of programming from channels including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. The Amazon-owned streaming service inked the deal with Viacom’s content sales unit leader Viacom International Media Networks and it covers VIMN titles in the UK. The agreement means that from today […]

VuTV signs up partners for Freeview streaming service

A new UK pay-TV streaming service for Freeview viewers, VuTV, has signed deals A+E Networks, Viacom, and Turner Broadcasting ahead of its launch this autumn. The agreements will make channels like Comedy Central, Bio, MTV, CNN, History, Crime & Investigation, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito available to VuTV users via web-connected Freeview HD boxes. […]

Viacom plans TV production push as revenues fall

MTV and Nickelodeon owner Viacom has seen revenues fall 6% year-on-year in its second quarter results, but is planning to invest more in original content across its improving TV channels business. Q2 revenues to March 31, 2013, were US$3.14 billion compared with US$3.31 billion in 2012, on top of operating income down 9% at US$847 […]