Following the recent news of its content partnership with Nabi Jr. tablets, Nickelodeon is expanding its video presence on the LeapFrog platform in France, Belgium and Switzerland.
Through the new deal with LeapFrog Enterprises, content from Nickelodeon series Team Umizoomi, Go, Diego, Go! and Ni Hao,Kai-lan are now available in French via the App Centre in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada, with SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies and Wonder Pets launching shortly.
This marks Nickelodeon parent company VIMN’s first download-to-own partnership in Belgium and Switzerland.
The content is being sold in the “Just for Fun” section of the LeapFrog App Centre for the learning tablet LeapPad1 and learning video game systems Leaspster Explorer and LeapsterGS.
Nickelodeon content is already available in English in the LeapFrog App Centre in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
On the TV front, Nickelodeon has signed several new animation and live-action deals within Northern Europe.
Denmark’s free-to-air public broadcaster DR has signed a deal for Dora the Explorer seasons one and two, which will air on the preschool-dedicated channel Ramasjang.
DR has also picked up properties for its children’s channel Ultra, including Penguins of Madagascar seasons two and three and live-action series Big Time Rush seasons one to three and iCarly season four.
Alongside these deals, DR has also signed TV Movie specials Big Time Movie, Boy Who Cried Werewolf, A Fairly Odd Movie and Rags.
Norway’s public service broadcaster NRK is adding animation comedy Kung Fu Panda seasons one and two to its lineup alongside Big Time Rush season three and iCarly seasons four and five.
Meanwhile, RUV in Iceland has signed for new preschool content, including comedy series Robot & Monster, which is launching for international syndication at MIPTV, along with season two of Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi and Kung Fu Panda.
Sweden’s public service broadcaster SVT has signed up for the latest series of Penguins of Madagascar season two, while commercial broadcaster MTV3 in Finland has licensed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season one among other titles.
Switzerland’s French language broadcaster TSR has also signed a landmark animation deal that includes Legend of Korra season one, Avatar: The Last Airbender season one, Penguins of Madagascar seasons two and three, and season two of Kung Fu Panda and Bubble Guppies.
The deal also includes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season one as well as a presale on the recently greenlit season two.