TOKYO – Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has announced its additional Nickelodeon distribution deal with Hulu in Japan today, which sees the new Nickelodeon linear channel via ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) and mobile platforms in Japan. The channel goes live today on both Hulu in Japan and “dTV-ChannelTM” (an NTT DOCOMO INC’s service). This is the first time internationally Viacom has made a Nickelodeon-branded subscription TV channel available only via streaming services.


The newly packaged subscription-based 24/7 linear channel offers original programming for Japanese audiences and a range of iconic Nickelodeon animation titles including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and new hits like Shimmer & Shine and Blaze and the Monster Machine.