Nickelodeon may be next to join the unbundling frenzy: Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman revealed during an earnings call Thursday that his company is looking to launch a paid streaming service with Nickelodeon programming that will be heavily mobile-focused, according to Reuters. Dauman didn’t share any additional details, but said that Viacom will have more to announce next month.
In recent months, unlimited entertainment services for kids have proliferated. We took a look at the options in two categories: Ebooks and video.
Reporting double-digit drops in both revenue and profit for its fiscal third quarter, Viacom announces a major overhaul to its most popular channel. Pundits suspected SVOD viewing of Nick shows had sapped ratings, but the conglomerate seems to be conceding that the shows just got old.
Nickelodeon has been the top-rated cable channel for 66 straight quarters. But with Nicks’ ratings in decline, and its shows spread across Netflix and other OTT outlets, the channel’s negotiating position may be softening. In the lastest carriage renewal conflict, DirecTV will find out how much.
Speaking at an investor event in Boston Wednesday, Netflix CFO David Wells said online viewing of Nickelodeon content probably has very little to do with the double-digit ratings drops on the linear Viacom channel. He compared the ongoing discussion to the “global warming debate.”
Despite a research report that ties stark ratings drops on Viacom’s flagship kids channel to viewing of its shows on Netflix, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman still insists the declines result from a complicated series of factors that have very little to do with streaming.
Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) is expanding its Prime Instant Video library in a deal with Viacom (NYSE: VIA), bringing the total number of streaming v…
Amazon continues to add content to its Amazon Prime Instant Videos service. It announced a deal with Viacom that will bring the number of titles available to more that 15,000, or three times the amount of content it launched the service with.
VYou is coming out of beta with the launch of a redesigned site. The update puts even more focus on conversational video between its users, adding key features, such as the ability to comment on videos and to provide open questions to the site’s general audience.
Wonder what the angst over this week’s Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) price increase — 60 percent for those who want both streaming and DVDS — would…