ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) is launching a new kids’ content division, which will be led by Nina Hahn.
Hahn will now serve as head of VIS Kids in addition to continuing her role as senior VP of production and development at Nickelodeon International. Based in London, she will report to Juan “JC” Acosta, president of ViacomCBS International Studios and ViacomCBS Networks Americas, while still reporting to Jules Borkent, executive VP of kids’ and family at VCNI.
As head of VIS Kids, Hahn will focus on growing VIS’s kids’ content pipeline and expanding its global footprint. She will lead on sourcing and developing originals within animated, live-action and preschool genres by aligning closely with the studio’s production and development teams across Latin America, the U.K., Spain and Israel. Hahn will collaborate closely with domestic and international counterparts, along with an expanded central team that will include international development and production, sales and distribution.
The launch of VIS Kids allows for the expansion of the studio’s global kids’ content pipeline, broadening its kids’ content offering to include short- and long-form content that will be produced and sold to third parties, in addition to ViacomCBS brands and platforms.
Acosta said: “VIS has an existing footprint in the kids’ arena with successful series like Club 57 and Noobees, so we felt it’s time to launch our own kids’ division of ViacomCBS International Studios. Nina 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.”
Hahn added: “I’m honored to be heading up VIS Kids and plan to establish deep, diverse and inclusive roots in kids’ content. The launch of VIS Kids furthers our studio’s model of creating specialized divisions with central leadership, to ensure we can take full advantage of strategic opportunities that support VIS’ continued advancement.”