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Shomi scores ‘comprehensive’ Nick content deal

Kids-logo-460_2Canadian on-demand service Shomi has completed a “comprehensive” deal for more than 700 half-hours of Nickelodeon programming.

Bubble GuppiesThe deal for 21 series includes four new SVOD exclusives – Penguins of Madagascar; Rabbids Invasion; Ricky, Nicky, Dicky & Dawn; and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and exclusive rights to two shows already available, Avatar: the Last Airbender and Bubble Guppies (pictured). The latter is Shomi’s most popular kids title.

The deal also hands Shomi Dora & Friends; Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness; Monsters vs. Aliens; Ren & Stimpy; Sam & Cat; Sanjay and Craig; and Victorious for the first time.

Dora the Explorer; Go, Diego, Go!; The Fairly OddParents; Fanboy & Chum Chum; Team Umizoomi; SpongeBob SquarePants; and iCarly will all continue to stream following the agreement.

Shomi scored the deal with Corus Entertainment, which handles rights to Nick’s catalogue in Canada.

“We’re parents and we hear firsthand from our own kids just how important it is to have their favourite TV shows and beloved characters on shomi,” said Marni Shulman, head of content and programming, Shomi.

“Offering some of the number one kids shows out there, including favourites you can’t stream anywhere else, makes Shomi the obvious and easy go-to when it’s TV time.”

For Corus, the deal comes in the same month it revealed a deal to acquire Shaw Media for C$2.65 billion (US$1.87 billion).