Viacom secures new TV deals in south-east Asia

Louise Duffy | 13-08-2012

Viacom International Media Network has secured a raft of new TV deals with broadcasters in south-east Asia for Nickelodeon children's series including SpongeBob SquarePants and Big Time Rush.
In Malaysia, NTV7 has scooped up season two of bilingual preschool animated series Ni Hao Kai Lan, TV3 has acquired season one of live-action comedy adventure series The Troop, season six of SpongeBob SquarePants and season one of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron spin-off Planet Sheen, while Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) has snapped up season one of teen musical Big Time Rush.
Additional Malaysian deals include Juita Viden Sdn Bhd (season six and seven of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Victorious season one, and Nickelodeon movies The Boy Who Cried Werewolf and Best Playeron behalf of TV3.
In Singapore, MediaCorp okto signed a season six renewal of SpongeBob SquarePants, and new deals for SpongeBob SquarePants season seven and Penguins of Madagascar season one.
Penguins of Madagascar season one and two were picked up by Vietnam’s International Media JS Company along with Kung Fu Panda season one, and season six and seven of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on behalf of SCTV6-SNTV and VTC7-Today TV.
Meanwhile, Thailand deals include season one and three of puppetry animated series Wonder Pets for POD Worldwide’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and Medialink Entertainment for Kung Fu Panda season one and Penguins of Madagascar season two and three for Channel 7.