Stan signs Viacom

2014-12-18_1505Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV and Comedy Central titles will be coming to Stan following a deal with Viacom International Media Networks.

The multi-year agreement will include South Park, Tosh.O, Awkward, Reno 911!, Teen Mom, Geordie Shore, The Hills and 16 & Pregnant.

Children and tween programs will include SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Avatar: The Last Airbender, iCarly, VICTORiOUS, Drake & Josh, Dora the Explorer, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan and Bubble Guppies.

“It’s no secret that audiences of all ages are evolving and demanding access to their favourite shows when and where they want,” Ben Richardson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Viacom International Media Networks Australia & New Zealand, said.

“Stan provides kids, teens, animation lovers, reality TV fans and anyone who just loves great TV with an amazing choice of entertainment, and we’re thrilled to be a launch partner.”

“We’re proud to bring premium, affordable entertainment for the whole family to Stan,” Nick Forward, Stan’s Director of Content and Product, said. “Our partnership with Viacom International Media Networks will allow Australians to enjoy a great selection of some of the world’s favourite TV programs from powerhouses Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central.”

5 Comments:

  1. I have to say, Nine are really doing well in signing on network libraries to ensure an array of content is available on Stan. If only they put the same effort into scheduling programming on Nine and not relying on two reality programs holding up their network.

  2. @Matt F: it wouldn’t surprise me if Netflix is struggling for content. All we know so far about the Aussie Netflix is they will be retaining the rights to some of their original content.

    Stan is seriously shaping up to be a decent service content wise, and if the price is right, and the service is overall decent to use, I’d probably jump ship from the US Netflix.

    I know right now that South Park and SpongeBob are two shows that US Netflix doesn’t have the rights to.

  3. I notice “Stan” is announcing all their signings to network libraries etc every few days, but Netflix is being its usual self and keeping quiet.

    I wonder if it’s a case of:

    Stan – ‘We have an Army!’
    Netflix – ‘We have a Hulk!’

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