ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS), part of ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), is launching a kids’ content division to be headed by Nickelodeon executive Nina Hahn.
VIS Kids is designed to expand the studio’s global pipeline of kids’ content and broaden its offerings to include short- and long-form content to be produced and sold to third parties, in addition to ViacomCBS brands and platforms.
Hahn, based in London, will also continue in her role as senior vice president of production and development at Nickelodeon International. She will report to Juan “JC” Acosta, president of ViacomCBS International Studios and ViacomCBS Networks Americas, while continuing to report to Jules Borkent, executive vice president of kids and family at VCNI.
With VIS Kids, Hahn will focus on growing the division’s content pipeline, expanding its global footprint, and leading sourcing and development of originals within animated, live action and preschool genres by working with the studio’s production and development teams in the U.K., Latin America, Spain and Israel.
She will also work with domestic and international counterparts and an expanded central team that will include international development and production, sales and distribution.
At Nickelodeon, Hahn has overseen the production of more than 2,000 hours of original content, according to ViacomCBS. She has initiated international projects in China (“Deer Squad,” co-produced with iQiyi), Israel (“Spyders” with Ananey Studios) and India (“Twisted Timeliness of Sammy & Raj,” with Viacom18).
“VIS has an existing footprint in the kids’ arena with successful series like ‘Club 57’ and ‘Noobees,’ so we felt it was time to launch our own kids’ division of ViacomCBS International Studios,” stated Acosta. Hahn “has been a driving force behind many of Nickelodeon’s groundbreaking and award-winning series across the globe, and I am confident she will build on VIS’ momentum at the helm of VIS Kids.”