And Nicksplat is a bad answer.
Back in November, Netflix and Nickelodeon announced a deal that seemed to be a direct response to the release of Disney+. Disney was taking all their original content and putting it exclusively on their streaming service which continued to heighten the ongoing streaming wars.
I thought Netflix made a slick move and countered by signing this deal with Nick. They said how they will have some classics like Invader Zim and Rocko’s Modern Life among original IP to their streaming platform. This is a sensical and strategic play for Netflix that will definitely help them in some of their casual streaming plays and shows for kids. But why didn’t they get access to Nick’s whole library?
Now Netflix has released some older Nick shows since the pandemic, notably Victorious and Avatar: The Last Airbender. They also have some classic Nick movies like Rugrats: In Paris and The Jimmy Neutron Movie.
And I’m not gonna pretend like Neftlix has been struggling during the coronavirus, which is seemingly over, cause their stock is up recent months. But I feel like they should be up significantly more.
One way to do that is to give us our cartoons and Nick at Nite shows that thrived in the 1990s.
Hey! Arnold, Catdog, Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power and so many others are just the animated shows that need to be on the site. Give us these series.
And then what about Nick’s live action shows like The Amanda Show, All-That, or Keenan and Kel? Those are incredible shows.
Lastly don’t forget the classics like Legends Of The Hidden Temple or Guts either that could be on there.
Yea, Netflix and Nick made this deal but there is so much untapped potential in the Nickelodeon studios that someone needs to access.
Unless Nick has their own streaming service they plan on releasing in the near future then can someone just throw the bag at them and sign a licensing deal? I can confidently say there is zero downside to this move.
Give it to the people, Brian Robbins (CEO of Nick).
Also, please don’t count ‘NickSplat’ as Nick’s streaming service because that thing is not working and most people, including me, have never even heard of VRV. Seriously, either put more of a marketing machine behind it or scrap it and make a deal with a real streaming platform. Thanks.