The rumors build up as Viacom (the owner of Nickelodeon) and CBS approach their merger on December 4 with the two announcing the content deal on November 25. While the exact Nickelodeon properties weren’t specified, reports state that the chances of these beloved Nickelodeon titles hitting CBS All Access are quite high. Viacom currently doesn’t have an in-house streaming service to store the backlog of its show and, to top it off, Netflix stopped renewing its contract with Viacom in 2013.
Nickelodeon’s content is all over the place at the moment, with a Squidward-based SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off set to hit Netflix, along with other forthcoming projects arriving on the streaming giant. Netflix currently owns the distribution rights to Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus and Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and has just added live-action shows and Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie to their slate.
In other entertainment news, Disney+’s The Mandalorian is now the most-streamed TV show.