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Topic: Nickelodeon

No More Viacom on DirecTV

War of words begins between cable networks and MSO

Viacom and DirecTV have split over carriage fee negotiations, with 17 million DirecTV customers now without Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and VH1. The faceoff got very public yesterday, and today is…

Viacom Networks Set to Go Dark on DirecTV Tonight at Midnight

Deadline looms for MTV, Comedy Central, Nick

The staring contest between Viacom and DirecTV will end, one way or another, at midnight tonight: the network conglomerate posted on its blog this afternoon that it was ready for…

Information Diet: Miranda Cosgrove

'iCarly' star hooked on her iPhone and food, fashion magazines

Age 19 Accomplishments Stars on Nickelodeon’s iCarly; voices Margo in Despicable Me 2 (in theaters in 2013); recording artist; winner of multiple Kids’ Choice Awards Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you…

BRB! I'm Watching Awesomeness

There's a new channel catching tweens attention and it's not on TV

Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel: Watch your back. While it’s been challenging enough for the cable channels to get tweens to watch, now another player is going after them where…

Sick Nick a Drag on Viacom Ad Sales

Kids net ratings declines remain a concern

Nickelodeon’s ongoing ratings woes were the talk of Viacom’s fiscal second-quarter earnings call, as executives faced a litany of pointed questions about the network’s under-deliveries. Speaking to analysts in a Q&A…

Looks Like Cartoon and Nickelodeon Are Sharing Nick Cannon

Cannon will have 'Ragz' on Nick and an untitled sketch comedy show on Cartoon

So it's shaping up to be a big 2012 for Nick Cannon, who's producing flagship TV movie Ragz for his old port of call, Nickelodeon (which ran The Nick Cannon…

Digital-Only Kids' Brands Lag Established TV Rivals

Advertisers still spooked by risk of being near inappropriate content

The kids’ marketplace offers one of the odder contradictions in media. No other demographic has adopted new digital platforms faster. And perhaps no other ad market has been slower to…

True Social Networks

As upfronts approach, the kids' networks were out of the gate early with events designed to underscore good times and GRPs

The open bar-fueled upfront party is making a comeback among kids networks. To take home a bigger helping of the television ad dollar, networks are forgoing boring but thorough early-morning presentations…

Disney Junior Chases Next Generation of TV Viewers

New net takes aim at rival Nickelodeon

As the kids networks face stiff competition for those young eyeballs, Disney Channel last week spun off its popular preschool programming block into a full-fledged network. Disney Junior, with a target…

Playing in the Stream

As video becomes more platform-agnostic, it's transforming the children's TV market—and what it means to be a kid

Children’s TV may have a problem on its hands: to a large slice of its target demo, a television is just a dumb iPad. Consider these stats: Cable viewership among…

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