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VIMN logo 29Jan20181Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has expanded distribution of its Nickelodeon linear streaming service with Hulu in Japan, making content accessible via over-the-top (OTT) and mobile platforms.

In October 2017 VIMN announced details of the first ever international launch of one of its branded subscription TV channels as a streaming-only service with Japanese comms giant NTT DoCoMo, running on the operator's OTT dTV-Channel. The channel will offer a range of classic Nickelodeon animation titles including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora The Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The extended collaboration with Hulu in Japan follows the successful launch of MTV MIX channel on Hulu in Japan in late in 2017. MTV MIX is also launching on dTV-Channel at the same time.

"Launching Nickelodeon today in Japan is a significant milestone for us as we continue to evolve our business with new avenues of growth from OTT and mobile for our flagship brands in mature subscription TV markets like Japan. Furthermore, we are reconnecting Japanese viewers with Nickelodeon, through the channel's availability not only on one, but two OTT platforms in Japan today," said Mark Whitehead, president and managing director, Asia Pacific, Viacom International Media Networks.