Nickelodeon is in it for the long haul with Netflix.
The two companies on Wednesday revealed that Nickelodeon would produce original animated movies and television shows for the streaming service.
Little has been revealed about the deal aside from the above, but we do know that the deal is for new shows, meaning that shows from the cabler's back catalog will not automatically be available to stream on Netflix.
It would be a major coup for Netflix to score Nickelodeon's catalog of shows, but after what happened when SpongeBob SquarePants and Dore the Explorer were licensed to Netflix years ago, it makes sense.
As you will probably be aware, the relationship between the two companies was frosty for a while after people were flocking to Netflix to watch those shows ad-free instead of keeping up with pay-TV.
Thankfully, the two companies are back on good terms, and this output deal should continue that relationship.
“Nickelodeon has generated scores of characters that kids love, and we look forward to telling wholly original stories that re-imagine and expand on the worlds they inhabit,” said Melissa Cobb, vice president of Netflix’s original animation.
“We’re thrilled to continue collaborating with Brian Robbins, Ramsey Naito, and the creative team at Nickelodeon in new ways as we look to find fresh voices and bring bold stories to our global audience on Netflix.”
The deal should help give Netflix more strength in targeting the kids market in the face of stiff competition.
Disney+, which launched Tuesday, struggled to cope with the demand and went down multiple times on launch day.
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