Nickelodeon has launched its own streaming service – NickSplat!
NickSplat offers up content from almost 30 shows, all taken from the golden era of Nick’s history (aka the 1990s), all for a monthly subscription fee. According to Deadline, shows that will appear on the service include Clarissa Explains It All, Kenan & Kel, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, The Wild Thornberrys and more.
The new service has been created through a partnership between Nickelodeon and the streaming App, VRV. NickSplat is available to US residents for $5.99 a month or for $9.99 a month as part of the VRV premium bundle.
In a statement, Viacom’s Executive Vice President of Distribution and Business Development Partnerships, Sam Cooper, said:
“Our deep library of genre-defining television is highly in demand, and our audiences are always looking for new and innovative ways to enjoy our programming.”
NickSplat is just the latest in an ever-expanding series of streaming services (Boomerang, WWE Network, Shudder etc) designed to offer subscribers very specific content. While NickSplat won’t be looking to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, DC Universe or the forthcoming Disney Play, it is yet another name added to a very competitive market.
This latest addition to the streaming catalogue demonstrate that a great deal of content is now being carved up by TV networks, in order to create streaming opportunities wherever possible. It’s fair to say, the days of traditional TV viewing are coming to an end.