April 6, 2018
Viacom International Media Networks has announced a raft of new deals for Nickelodeon animation franchises that span multiple countries including the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Iceland.
New Zealand’s national network TVNZ has acquired seasons one of “Robot & Monster” and “Sanjay & Craig” and “Monsters vs Aliens.” Additionally, New Zealand’s Channel Four has picked up seasons one and two of “Fanboy & Chum Chum,” season one of “The X’s” and season nine of “Fairly Odd Parents,” while Australia’s Network Ten has snapped up season two of “Penguins of Madagascar.”
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” will enjoy terrestrial distribution in Iceland for the first time (seasons one and two) on Channel 2 in a deal negotiated by the Icelandic media conglomerate 365 Media.
Irish national free-to-air channel RTE has also invested in “Turtles” season one.
Season seven of “Dora the Explorer” has been picked up by free-to-air channels in Norway (NRK) and Switzerland (RSI), while the Swiss public service broadcaster has invested in season two of “Kung Fu Panda.”
In the Baltic regions, ViaSat has signed on for season one of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and season two of “Kung Fu Panda” for Latvia and Estonia, season one of “Legend of Korra” in Lithuania and season two of “Tuff Puppy” in Latvia.
Rounding out the deal roster are “Ren & Stimpy” (4Music in the U.K.), “Wonderpets” (SVT in Sweden) and “Avatar” (Fox in Finland).
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