The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water has sparked global interest in the brand's TV series from broadcasters around the globe.
In Europe, French free-to-air broadcaster France 3 has bought 50 new episodes of "SpongeBob SquarePants" following the show's launch on the channel in February, while Spain’s free-to-air broadcaster Clan has renewed seasons one through three, six and seven.
Across the Atlantic, Canal 13 (Chile), Teledoce (Uruguay) and Vrak TV (Canada) have picked up the full series including the brand-new season nine.
In addition to "SpongeBob," Viacom International Media Networks has also inked new deals for some of its other children's content.
Canadian pay-TV channel Yoopa has picked up "Dora & Friends" (season one), while Clan in Spain bought both "Dora and Friends" and "Dora the Explorer" (season eight). In Brazil, TV Cultura has snagged four Dora specials.
Russian broadcaster has picked up the teen/tween series "The Legend of Korra" (seasons one and two) while Teledoce in Uruguay is adding 26 episodes of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Finally, Italy’s free-to-air broadcaster Rai has bought the live-action titles "The Haunted Hathaways" (season one) and "Big Time Rush" (seasons three and four).