VRV, a fandom-dedicated streaming service, is partnering with Nickelodeon to launch a streaming channel. The service will be called NickSplat and is available today.
The channel will stream some of Nickelodeon’s popular ‘90s shows, including the Saturday Night Live-inspired All That, Doug, Rocko’s Modern Life, CatDog, AAAHH!!! Real Monsters, Clarissa Explains It All, Kenan & Kel, Legends of the Hidden Temple, The Angry Beavers and The Wild Thornberrys. There are some noticeable absences from the press release, like Hey Arnold!, Rugrats and Invader Zim. These shows will not be available at launch, Polygon has confirmed. 22 series will be available at launch, according to the list of shows given to Polygon, which can be found at the bottom of the page. More series are expected to join the service at a later date.
Rugrats is slated to return to Nickelodeon — along with a new theatrical film — and that may be part of the reason the show isn’t mentioned in the press release. Both Invader Zim and Hey Arnold! have made-for-TV movies being released in the coming months, which may also affect their appearance on the network.
People can subscribe to NickSplat for $5.99 a month, according to the press release, “and will be included in the VRV premium bundle for $9.99 per month.” The premium bundle also includes services like Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, DramaFever, Cartoon Hangover, Shudder, Geek & Sundry, Nerdist, Mondo, CuriosityStream, MUBI and VRV Select.
The full list of shows is as follows:
- AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
- Rocko’s Modern Life
- The Wild Thornberrys
- The Angry Beavers
- Are You Afraid of the Dark?
- Clarissa Explains It All
- Double Dare 2000
- Hey Dude
- Kenan & Kel
- The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo
- Salute Your Shorts
- The Amanda Show
- All That
- Legends of the Hidden Temple (Movie)
- Nick Arcade
- Legends of the Hidden Temple
- Nick Arcade
Update (Aug. 31): VRV tweeted out that Rocket Power and All Grown Up, the popular Rugrats spinoff, will join NickSplat. No specific date for the addition was announced. A third unannounced series will also join NickSplat soon.