Following a year of tenth anniversary celebrations for SpongeBob Squarepants, MTV Networks International is finishing on a high - sealing several programme sales deals.
European terrestrial broadcasters NRK (Norway) and Switzerland's RSI have picked up new seasons of Spongebob. In addition, in Asia and Latin America, CCTV (China) has closed a deal with MTVNI for seasons five and six, while Uruguay's Teledoce will be airing new episodes from early 2010.
Meanwhile, on the consumer products side, NVCP will be partnering with one of Germany's largest games makers, Schmidt Spiele to develop two new Spongebob Squarepants games. These will be available from January 1st across Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
Elsewhere, UK-based DVD publisher, Best Medicine and NVCP International have partnered to release several Comedy Central shows in the UK on DVD from early 2010.