NICKELODEON ADDS HULU IN JAPAN WITH THE LAUNCH OF ITS NEW LINEAR OTT STREAMING CHANNEL
1st ever launch of a Nickelodeon linear channel now available only on OTT with both NTT-DOCOMO’S “dTV-Channel” and Hulu in Japan
TOKYO, 30 JANUARY 2018 – Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has announced its additional Nickelodeon distribution deal with Hulu in Japan today, which sees the new Nickelodeon linear channel via ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) and mobile platforms in Japan. The channel goes live today on both Hulu in Japan and “dTV-ChannelTM” (an NTT DOCOMO INC’s service). This is the first time internationally Viacom has made a Nickelodeon-branded subscription TV channel available only via streaming services.
The newly packaged subscription-based 24/7 linear channel offers original programming for Japanese audiences and a range of iconic Nickelodeon animation titles including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and new hits like Shimmer & Shine and Blaze and the Monster Machine.
“Launching Nickelodeon today in Japan is a significant milestone for us as we continue to evolve our business with new avenues of growth from OTT and mobile for our flagship brands in mature subscription TV markets like Japan. Furthermore, we are reconnecting Japanese viewers with Nickelodeon, through the channel’s availability not only on one, but two OTT platforms in Japan today,” said Mark Whitehead, President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Viacom International Media Networks.
The extended collaboration with Hulu in Japan follows the successful launch of MTV MIX channel on Hulu in Japan last year. MTV MIX is also launching on “dTV-Channel” today.
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About Hulu in Japan
Hulu is an online video subscription service offering over 40,000 films, TV drama and animated episodes for only 933 yen (excluding tax) a month. Unlimited number of programs are available anytime anywhere, on TV sets connected to internet, PCs, smartphones and tablets. The lineup includes “Hulu Premier” offering exclusive first view in Japan, “Hulu Originals” created by Hulu, viewing of missed TV episodes and live music streaming. Unlimited viewing of programs including many Hulu exclusive contents is available for a fixed monthly price.
dTV-Channel is a subscription service offered by NTT DOCOMO, INC. If there is an internet connection, through any devise, smartphones or tablets, users can enjoy over 30 channels from movies to TV dramas to hobbies, real-time anytime anywhere. *”dTV-Channel” is a trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC
About Nickelodeon International
Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year globally, has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.
About Viacom International Media Networks
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, BET and more. Viacom brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/VIMN_PR. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com, blog.viacom.com and the Viacom Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.
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ViacomCBS Networks International, a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC), is comprised of many of the world’s most iconic consumer brands. Its portfolio includes Network 10, Channel 5, Telefe, Viacom International Studios, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network and Pluto TV among others. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS Networks International provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents and across more than 180 countries. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacomcbs.com, blog.viacom.com and the Viacom Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.