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New Thomas & Friends on Netflix, Nick Jr

Mattel has announced that Season 27 of the animated series Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go premieres March 7th on Netflix in the US as well as many international markets including Canada, Spain, South Africa, India, and Singapore. The content will also debut later this year on Milkshake and Nick Jr in the UK, Cartoonito […]

February 27, 2024

Free kids’ channels on Virgin Media O2

Virgin Media O2 is giving its TV customers access to its full range of kids’ channels at no extra cost to help keep families entertained throughout October. From now until October 31st, all Virgin TV customers will be given access to additional kids TV channels, which would normally cost £5 per month, including Sky Kids, […]

October 2, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Nick Jr and Blue’s Clues & You! partner with National Literacy Trust

A report compiled for Paramount as part of a wider partnership between the National Literacy Trust and Blues Clues & You! Trust shows that parents of young children engaged in fewer home learning activities in 2021 than did in 2019 – despite spending more time with them at home during the coronavirus lockdowns. A survey […]

April 25, 2022

ViacomCBS takes majority stake in Fox TeleColombia, Estudios TeleMexico

In a transaction that will bolster ViacomCBS Networks International’s studio production capabilities and complement its portfolio of production assets in Latin America, the ViacomCBS unit has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the acclaimed Spanish language content producer, Fox TeleColombia & Estudios TeleMexico from The Walt Disney Company and the […]

October 29, 2021

Virgin Media gives TV subs free kids content for half term

Virgin Media is making its full range of premium kids entertainment and learning-based programmes available for all of its 3.5 million TV customers until October 31st, at no extra cost. Until the end of the month, all Virgin TV customers in the UK will be given free access to 13 kids pay-TV channels including BabyTV, […]

October 21, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Sky Kids boosts educational slate

Sky Kids is adding to its line-up of interactive and educational shows with two new Sky Kids original commissions and an exclusive collection of Paw Patrol shorts from Nick Jr. This autumn kids can learn amazing facts through the exciting raps of MC Grammar’s Wonder Raps, adventure under water and get up close with a […]

September 10, 2021

Japan: ViacomCBS, Rakuten partnership

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) and Rakuten have announced the signing of a broad long-term agreement, which includes the launch of Nick+, Nickelodeon’s kids’ streaming service, on Rakuten’s VoD platform Rakuten TV in Japan, covering mobile, STB/dongle, web and Smart TV devices. The partnership also includes the creation of a dedicated Nickelodeon zone on Japan’s leading […]

April 20, 2021

VCNI to buy Chilevisión

In a move that will complement its portfolio in the Southern Cone of Latin America, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has agreed to acquire Chilean free-to-air television channel Chilevisión from WarnerMedia. Through the transaction, VCNI further expands its footprint in Latin America and bolsters its streaming business with a new premium content library and pipeline to […]

April 6, 2021

MTV Play app launches on Virgin TV

ViacomCBS Networks UK (VCN UK) has announced the launch of MTV’s direct-to-consumer SVoD streaming service, MTV Play, on Virgin TV. The launch means Virgin TV customers can now watch hundreds of hours of MTV long form content, by accessing the MTV Play app through a Virgin TV set-top box. MTV Play, which is targeted at […]

March 1, 2021

ViacomCBS UK new streaming partnerships unit

ViacomCBS Networks UK (VCN UK) has accelerated its streaming business with the launch of a new growth and partnerships division, tasked with increasing streaming revenue and expanding its range of partnerships in the UK. The newly formed unit will be led by Dan Fahy, who has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Head of Emerging […]

February 4, 2021