Some of the most popular and top-performing titles on Netflix come from the children’s cable TV network Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon is owned by Paramount Global, a company with its own streaming service known as Paramount+. As a result, you may wonder why so many Nickelodeon titles are still streamed on Netflix.
Editor’s Note: This article applies largely only to Netflix in the United States. Other regions libraries will vary.
Netflix and Paramount have had a positive relationship for many years. The first major collaboration of the modern streaming era came with the announcement of Pinky Malinky in 2018. It premiered in 2019 as the very first NickToon ever produced for release outside of Nickelodeon. Shortly after announcing Pinky Malinky, Nickelodeon revealed plans for a Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series streaming exclusively on Netflix. The series will be filmed from 2022. In 2020, Netflix released a second Netflix-exclusive NickToon, Glitch Techs† Announced in 2016, the initial plans appeared to be an actual Nickelodeon release, but years later Paramount must have been looking to reach out to the wider Netflix audience.
On February 5, 2019, Paramount announced plans for release The loud house movie on Netflix instead of in the cinema. They also revealed plans for a Netflix Original wrap-up movie for their hit Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NickToon series. That same year, Nickelodeon sent their long-awaited revival films for Rocko’s modern life and Invader Zim also to Netflix.
Then, in November 2019, Netflix and Nickelodeon closed the year by agreeing on an output deal that remains active to this day. As part of the deal, the two companies will team up to create original animated films and series based on new and existing Nickelodeon franchises. Not long after, Paramount changed CBS All Access to Paramount+.
The biggest news since then came in January 2022 when the new Nickelodeon sitcom, That girl lay dropped to Netflix shortly after the first season aired on TV.
The coverage of this deal also suggested it would be a Netflix Original in some countries. It is not yet known whether Paramount+ will be able to stream the series at all. It is also unknown whether That Girl Lay Lay is actually part of the 2019 output deal, but previous press releases about the series didn’t mention anything about Netflix.
Why is Nickelodeon still licensing content to Netflix?
Brian Robbins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon (could use a shorter title), has often said in interviews that Paramount chooses to license content to Netflix on a non-exclusive basis in the hopes of bringing it to a large audience. to show to the public. before withdrawing it as an exclusive and encouraging people to sign up for Paramount+.
I think the strategy is a bit silly and it doesn’t look like they’re going to continue as Nickelodeon shows they usually add full series and none of them really go away. For many families, there’s no reason to subscribe to Paramount+ when everything they want is on Netflix. That strategy is only really used for CBS shows that do indeed depart 1 year after being licensed. Nick’s content just hangs out. They even renewed iCarly when it was due to expire earlier this month. More likely, Nickelodeon content is doing well on Netflix and Paramount isn’t ready to give up the money.
It remains to be seen with Paramount’s renewed focus on Paramount+ which they announced on Investor Day 2022 whether or not they will stop licensing Netflix, but for now they have quite a large library and we’re here to explain it all.
In April 2022: Maybe to promote the new Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odd series on Paramount+, Netflix is now streaming the first 3 seasons of the original series.
In June 2022, Netflix added a slew of Nickelodeon live-action classics.
|Title||Seasons available||Date added|
|All of that||Seasons 2-3||June 22, 2022|
|Are you afraid of the dark||Season 1||October 1, 2021|
|Avatar: The Last Airbender||Books 1-3 (Full)||May 15, 2020|
|Bella and the Bulldogs||Season 1-2 (Completed)||November 1, 2019 (Season 1)|
|November 1, 2021 (Season 2)|
|big hurry||Seasons 1-4 (Complete)||March 26, 2021|
|Office of Magical Things||Season 1||July 1, 2021|
|Fairly Strange Parents||Seasons 1-3||Apr 15, 2022|
|Glitch Techs (Netflix Original)||Seasons 1-2 (Full)||February 21, 2020 (Season 1), August 17, 2020 (Season 2)|
|Haunted Hathaways||Seasons 1-2 (Full)||January 1, 2021|
|Henry Danger||Seasons 1-3||January 15, 2021|
|iCarly||Seasons 1-3 – Oddly enough, seasons 2 and 3 are mixed||February 8, 2021|
|Kenan and Kel||Seasons 1-2||June 22, 2022|
|legend of Korra||Books 1-4 (Full)||August 14, 2020|
|Ned’s Released School Survival Guide||Seasons 1-2||June 22, 2022|
|Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn||Seasons 1-4 (Complete)||April 12, 2021|
|Pinky Malinky (Netflix original)||Seasons 1-3 (Complete)||“January 1, 2019 (Season 1), April 22, 2019 (Season 2)|
|July 17, 2019 (Season 3)”|
|Sam & Kat||Season 1 (Complete) – Listed as 1 and 1B||November 1, 2019 (Season 1)|
|That Girl Lay Lay||Season 1 (Completed)||January 21, 2022|
|The Thundermans||Seasons 1-2||Nov 1, 2021|
|victorious||Seasons 1-2||November 1, 2019 (Seasons 1-3), November 2, 2021 (Season 3 removed)|
|Zoey 101||Seasons 1-2||June 22, 2022|
Most of these are made for TV movies, but Nickelodeon does produce theatrical releases, including: Good burger. With so many added on November 1, 2019, it seems likely that they will all leave on November 1, 2022 or 2023.
|100 things to do before high school||Nov 1, 2019|
|Big Time Movie||Nov 1, 2019|
|A rather strange summer||Nov 1, 2019|
|Good burger||January 1, 2021|
|Invader Zim: Enter the FLORPUS (Netflix Original)||August 16, 2019|
|accursed||Nov 1, 2019|
|Legends of the hidden temple||Nov 1, 2019|
|Liar Lie Vampire||Nov 1, 2019|
|The loud house movie (Netflix Original)||August 20, 2021|
|Mass mixed mystery of high school||Nov 1, 2019|
|Mr Lemoncello Library||Nov 1, 2019|
|Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling (Netflix Original)||August 9, 2019|