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MTV’s digital content studio, MTV (Other), has debuted a web series called “No Seasons,” which takes place in Miami and follows an artist/“music scenester” who lives there, Julian Yuri Rodriguez. The show consists of eight episodes (all of which are available to watch on MTV’s YouTube channel) and is created by Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva, who head The Borscht Corp, a group of artists based in Miami. The Jacuzzi Boys provide the series’ theme song.
Hallmark’s SVOD service Feeln has acquired 12 titles from the Hallmark Hall of Fame film collection. This will mark the first time all of the movies are available to stream online. They include “Away & Back,” “Christmas in Conway,” “Sweet Nothing in My Ear,” among others, which star, for example, Jason Lee, Mandy Moore, and Jeff Daniels (respectively). Feeln’s other recent deals include licensing for content from Sonar Entertainment and Content Media.
Nickelodeon has launched the new design of its Nick Jr. website, which offers interactive content for preschoolers that focuses on the brand’s shows, like “Paw Patrol” and “Dora the Explorer.” The new site design is modeled after Nick.com and the Nick app. It has a special mobile format and offers full episodes of Nick Jr. series for those who subscribe to the channel. The launch is accompanied by the digital-first debut (on NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. app) of a new series from Nick Jr., “Fresh Beat Band of Spies,” based on the brand’s live-action show for preschoolers, “The Fresh Beat Band.” “Fresh Beat Band of Spies” will debut on June 15 on Nick Jr.’s TV channel.
In more Nick news, the kids’ entertainment brand has also launched its Nick app on Roku in the US. The app includes full-length episodes to those who pay for a subscription to the TV channel along with short-form videos from the Nickelodeon’s more popular series, including “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” So far, the app is already available on iOS, Google Play, Amazon, and Xbox 360.