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LOVEFiLM ups the ante with Viacom streaming deal

Amazon's UK-based video streaming LOVEFiLM has added hundreds of hours of content from Viacom-owned channels Comedy Central, MTV, Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon. Shows like Dora the Explorer will be greeted with an ever-growing list of children's content on the service.
August 29, 2013

Amazon’s UK-based video streaming LOVEFiLM has added hundreds of hours of content from Viacom-owned channels Comedy Central, MTV, Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon.

The deal with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) will send such popular shows to the LOVEFiLM Instant streaming service as Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Hills.

The shows will be greeted with an ever-growing list of children’s content, as earlier this month LOVEFiLM struck a licensing deal with NBCUniversal for a range of classic and modern children’s titles. In June, LOVEFiLM inked a similar on-demand partnership with Disney.

Over in the US, Amazon already secured an expanded multi-year, multi-national licensing deal with Viacom this past June that sent a raft of kids shows including Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, Blue’s Clues and The Backyardigans  to Amazon Prime Instant Video customers across mobile devices and internet-connected TVs and consoles. That deal came a little more than a month after Netflix let its long-standing deal with Viacom expire.

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Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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