A number of Nickelodeon live-action programs targeting tween and teen demos have been picked up by broadcasters across Latin America.
Supah Ninjas has been bought by major broadcasters including Televisa in Mexico, Venezuela’s Venevision and Costa Rica’s Teletica. TV Hondurena has also acquired the first season of the comedy series for the first time.
Mexico’s Televisa has also added the first season of sitcom Bucket & Skinner to its lineup, as well as the misadventures of Fred The Show, episodes 101 to 112, and live-action series iCarly season five, musical comedy Victorious seasons one and three, and high-school sitcom Zoey 101 season four.
In Brazil, Band TV has bought stepbrother comedy Drake & Josh seasons one through four as well as the first four seasons of teen sitcom Kenan and Kel, the first two seasons of Big Time Rush and the first five seasons of iCarly.
Venezuela’s Venevision has licensed Nickelodeon’s latest series Marvin Marvin alongside season two of boy band series Big Time Rush, plus iCarly seasons four and five, and Victorious season two.
On the live-action movie front, Televisa in Mexico has picked up Cinderella spoof Rags, while Venezuela’s Venevision has signed Big Time Movie, Best Player, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up Timmy Turner! and Rags.
In related news, last week Nickelodeon launched two new localized channels in Serbia and Slovenia. In underscoring the network’s growth strategy in the Central Eastern European region, the channels fall in the footsteps of Nickelodeon Croatia, which launched in December 2011.