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ViacomCBS pacts with Swiss media company

The three-part deal includes CH Media's takeover of Nickelodeon in the region, a 1,400-episode acquisition, and a new co-pro agreement with VIS.
June 30, 2021

ViacomCBS Networks International and Switzerland’s CH Media have signed a multi-year partnership that includes a Nickelodeon channel takeover, access to a large content library, and a new co-production agreement.

Starting on October 1, CH Media will take over all operations of children’s channel Nick Schweiz. The linear net currently airs kids programming between 6 a.m. and 8:15 p.m., and CH Media plans to launch a new family block in the evenings.

CH Media has also licensed 1,400 episodes of kids, youth and comedy content from ViacomCBS for its new Swiss streaming platform OnePlus. Some of the programming includes PAW Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants and Top Wing, which will be available on the streamer’s pitch+ children’s section.

Finally, ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) will co-produce several in-house shows with CH Media for German-speaking regions. These originals will air exclusively on OnePlus in Switzerland, as well as on ViacomCBS TV channels and platforms in Germany and Austria. There were no further details about the content at press time.

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Alexandra Whyte is Kidscreen's News & Social Media Editor. Contact her at awhyte@brunico.com

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