Cablevision sues Viacom over bundling

Cablevision has sued Viacom in the US, claiming that the channel owner forces it to air less popular networks in order to carry the likes of Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central. In an antitrust lawsuit filed in a federal court in Manhattan, Cablevision argued Viacom was illegally coercing it to pay for 14 “lesser-watched ancillary […]

Nickelodeon launches iPad app

Viacom-owned kids network Nickelodeon is launching a branded TV Everywhere iPad app. The Nick App will allow kids on-demand access to a range of the kids channel’s content as well as having behind the scenes information and video and associated polls and games. A user authentication system will be used and, once verified as qualifying […]

Former Disney exec to head Nickelodeon UK’s digital output

Nickelodeon UK has poached Suzie Adams from rival Disney to be responsible for all of the company’s digital output on social media sites and apps. Adams was previously senior manager, digital and social marketing, Disney Channels, UK and EMEA, where she worked on projects including online site Disney Superbia. She will become digital director, Nickelodeon […]

Grieder leaves Nickelodeon

Steve Grieder has left Nickelodeon and his position will not be filled, Informa Telecoms & Media understands. Grieder was executive senior vice president, international programme sales, at Nickelodeon International and has now left the Viacom-owned kids channel operator.
He told colleagues he was leaving before MIPCOM although he was at the trade show in Cannes in […]

Nick HD in Polish launch

An HD version of kids channel Nickelodeon has launched in Poland on Cyfrowy Polsat’s DTH platform. Subscribers to Polsat’s Family HD package can from today watch Viacom International Media Networks’ Nickelodeon HD, which broadcasts series including Super Ninja and Power Rangers. It is the sixth channel to launch in the Family HD package.

Nickelodeon promotes Coolman

Nickelodeon has promoted Victor Coolman to director of programming and acquisitions for its German, Swiss and Austrian networks. Coolman will now head programming for Nickelodeon North, which also includes Benelux and Scandinavia. In addition to this role, Coolman, who has been with the international kids company for six years, is in charge of Nick Jr. […]

Nick to reach three million African homes

Kids channel Nickelodeon has expanded its footprint in Africa with a launch on Multichoice’s DStv pay TV platform. The deal brings Nickelodeon to an additional 36 countries in central, east and west Africa. The channel will be available in the DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access bouquets. Nickelodeon debuted in southern Africa in […]

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