via press release:
VIMN THE AMERICAS EXTENDS PROGRAMMING DEALS WITH LEADING FRENCH CANADIAN BROADCASTERS
MusiquePlus, VRAK TV, Télé-Québec and YOOPA among Broadcasters to Continue Featuring Hit Viacom Content Targeting Kids and Young Adults
Miami, Florida; January XX, 2014 – Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) The Americas announced today that MTV and Nick fans in Canada will continue receiving access to their favorite content, following the extension of longstanding programming deals with leading broadcasters in the French Canadian market including MusiquePlus, VRAK TV, Télé-Québec, and YOOPA. The announcement was made today by Adeline Ferro, Vice President of International Program Sales for Viacom International Media Networks The Americas.
“We work very closely with our partners in the region to understand their needs,” commented Ferro. “VIMN The Americas is known for its portfolio of high-quality content, so we are thrilled to be able to continue offering broadcasters in Canada top-notch programming that includes a mix of reality and live-action series, animation and preschool shows to further complement their programming grids.”
Deals include Quebec-based music and entertainment channel MusiquePlus, which will continue offering young adults a diverse programming slate including popular reality series such as 16 & Pregnant, Pimp My Ride, Punk’d, Teen Mom, Jersey Shore, and Snooki & JWOWW, as well as the annual MTV Video Music Awards.
Longstanding partner of over 15 years, VRAK TV remains home to Nick’s leading animated series SpongeBob Squarepants and Fairly Odd Parents, and continues to broadcast live action series which include Big Time Rush, iCarly, and Victorious, as well as most recent acquisitions Sam & Cat and The Haunted Hathaways. Also in the mix are Nick TV Movies such as Swindle and Fairly Odd Christmas, to name a few.
Public educational TV network, Télé-Québec, will continue to air Nick Jr. content such as bestselling animated series Dora the Explorer and Go! Diego Go! while most recently established preschool Nick partner, YOOPA, also airs kids animation programming including Team Umizoomi, Bubble Guppies, and Kung Fu Panda, among others.
Viacom International Media Networks The Americas, a unit of Viacom Inc. ((NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), owns and operates the company’s portfolio of entertainment brands, which include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and their respective properties in Spanish speaking Latin America as well as Viacom Networks Brazil. Additionally, the portfolio includes Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más in the US, which targets a broad US Hispanic audience, and MTV Networks International’s programming partnerships in Canada with Corus Entertainment for Nickelodeon and CTV Globe Media for MTV, Comedy Central and Vh1. The company’s emerging multiplatform businesses include MTVNHD and Red Viacom in Latin America as well as VH1HD in Brazil. MTV Networks Latin America, US Hispanic and Canada also serve the growing number of digitally connected consumers via its websites: mtvla.com, mundonick.com, comedycentral.la, comedycentral.com.br, vh1la.com, vh1brasil.com.br, tr3s.com, mtv.ca and nickcanada.com as well as through its broadband and community sites: mtvrevolution.com, mundonick.com/nickturbo, , mtvmusica.com, neopets.com and mtvdemo.com.