Nickelodeon Unveils New Programs & Products For 2017 (And 2018)

Nickelodeon Unveils New Programs & Products For 2017 (And 2018)

Nickelodeon | Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) held its annual Australian upfront event at Crown Melbourne last night, and B&T tagged along to find out what’s in store for the company this year.

The event attracted retailers, buyers and licensees from across Australia and New Zealand, where NVCP executives also shared insights into how its research, content pipeline and long-term plans have powered the growth of Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV and Viacom’s other brands and properties on TV, online, at retail and in recreation.

Ben Cox, general manager and VP of Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand, said the company launched more animated and live action content in 2016 than ever before, and continued to grow its share of viewing audiences across broadcast and digital.

“Twenty-one of the top 25 shows watched by kids [up to four years of age] were on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon reached over 2.8 million viewers on subscription television alone, we attracted over 2.1 million page views across and, and the Australian Nick Play app has been downloaded onto 245,000 devices,” he said.

Nickelodeon’s pre-school content library will expand further in 2017 with the Australian launch of two new titles targeting kids up to four years of age:

  • Co-produced by Spin Master, Rusty Rivets encourages kids to use their imagination to design and create fun and new inventions. It premieres on Nick Jr. on Monday, with toys planned for release within the next year.
  • Nella the Princess Knight is a brand-new animated pre-school series following Nella, an unconventional eight-year-old who possesses the royal qualities of a princess (such as compassion and grace), while also embodying the courage and determination of a brave knight. The title features a social-emotional curriculum promoting self-confidence, inclusiveness and compassion for others, and premieres on Nick Jr. on 1 May, with Consumer Products launching in 2018.

NVCP also announced that Nickelodeon will reimagine the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with an all-new 26-episode, 2D-animated series, which will launch in the US in 2018 (the Australian debut is yet to be announced)

Attendees of the upfront event were also given previews of SpongeBob Gold, a 360-degree marketing and retail global initiative launched via collaborations with six international designers.

To further cater to adults, NVCP also unveiled licensing plans for a Nickelodeon retro line featuring classic properties such as Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy and Hey Arnold!, and showcased new global licenses for MTV in the fashion, technology and beverage categories.

Together with Haven Licensing, NVCP concluded the evening with a special presentation recognising key retailers and licensees. Here’s the list of winners:

  • Softlines Licensee Award: Target Australia
  • Hardlines Licensee Award: ZAK
  • FMCG Licensee Award: Kinnerton
  • Innovation Excellence Award: Hunter Products
  • Retail Marketing Excellence Award: BIG W Australia
  • Partner of the Year: Caprice Australia

Please login with linkedin to comment

Cosmo TV NCVP Nick Jr. Viacom Consumer Products

Latest News

Image lead story Domain CMO Rebecca Darley: Tealium’s CDP Allowed Us To Personalise At Scale
  • Partner Content
  • Technology

Domain CMO Rebecca Darley: Tealium’s CDP Allowed Us To Personalise At Scale

Domain’s chief marketing officer (CMO), Rebecca Darley, said that without Tealium’s customer data platform (CDP), her business would not have been able to achieve the personalised marketing success that has made it one of the leaders in data-driven marketing in Australia. Speaking at an exclusive breakfast event hosted by B&T at Sydney’s swish harbourside restaurant, […]

Partner Content

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Man of Many Partners With NBC Universal For Red Carpet ‘Argylle’ Premiere
  • Campaigns

Man of Many Partners With NBC Universal For Red Carpet ‘Argylle’ Premiere

Man of Many in partnership with NBC Universal, stages an atmosphere of elegance for Sydney premiere of ‘Argylle’ film. Independent lifestyle publication digital publication, Man of Many, has shown its innovative approach to event management in the premiere of ‘Argylle’ at Hoyts Cinema in Sydney’s entertainment quatre. Over 400 guests were included in the films […]