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Corus sends Nickelodeon series to streaming service shomi

Canadian SVOD shomi has secured a licensing deal with Corus Entertainment for a slate of Nickelodeon content, which encompasses 700 half-hour eps, as well as the exclusive rights to six series.
January 25, 2016

As SVOD services continue to vie for exclusive content rights in a Netflix- and Amazon-dominated world, Canadian upstart shomi has secured a content licensing deal with Corus Entertainment for a slate of Nickelodeon series.

Terms of the deal give shomi the Canadian SVOD rights to more than 700 half-hour episodes from 21 series, including the exclusive rights to six series.

Programs heading to shomi exclusively are Penguins of Madagascar, Rabbids Invasion, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Bubble Guppies (pictured).

Among the other Nick titles new to shomi are Dora & Friends, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Monsters vs. Aliens, Ren & Stimpy, Sam & Cat, Sanjay and Craig and Victorious.

Hit shows such as Dora the Explorer, The Fairly OddParents, SpongeBob SquarePants and iCarly  will also continue to stream on the Rogers Media- and Shaw Media-owned service.

Since launching in late 2014, shomi has amassed a content library of more than 7,200 episodes and 200 movies for kids.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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