Nickelodeon unveils dedicated Windows 8 app

Michelle Clancy | 20-11-2012

Nickelodeon has relaunched with a tailored, dedicated app for Windows 8.

Available for free download in the Windows Store, fans can play more than 1,500 games, view photos and watch videos featuring hit series including iCarly, Victorious, Big Time Rush, The Legend of Korra, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob SquarePants.

"Nickelodeon strives to be everywhere kids are with this multi-screen generation it is especially important to offer companion experiences featuring their favorite content," said Steve Youngwood, executive vice president and general manager digital, Nickelodeon Group. "We are thrilled to bring Nickelodeon to Windows 8 as we further extend our offerings to platforms where our fans are."

Viacom is putting new resources into the network, which has been struggling with ratings and advertising softness. Nickelodeon will soon see a brand new suite of programming as it rejigs its content approach.