After 30 years with Nickelodeon, head Cyma Zarghami steps down
Nickelodeon Group part of the Viacom Media Network, is looking to fill the void with the exit of President Cyma Zarghami. Meanwhile Sarah Levy, Chief Operating Officer, Nickelodeon Group will be in charge of Nickelodeon as Viacom hunts for a new candidate to fill the role. She (Levy) will spearhead large scale operations at Nickelodeon this year which is to release 800 new episodes aimed to capture the viewing audience of digital age platforms. Additionally, they will market content such as films, live performances, and merchandise.
Under Zarghami’s leadership, Nickelodeon became the number one kid’s entertainment platform in the world in terms of total viewing. Nickelodeon introduced multiplatform programming, films, and live performances and consumer products. Zarghami was key in the recruitment and mentoring of highly talented and diverse individuals to the group that enthralled generation after generation of kids with their content. The group continues to be a hotbed for creatives in the industry.
Now in it’s 39th year, Nickelodeon is a leading production network that creates content including television programmes, films, short form content, podcasts, live events, games, social media experiences, and merchandising around the globe. It has a presence in 183 countries. Nickelodeon is a part of Viacom Inc that owns other major channels under its belt such as Colors India, Comdey Central, VH1 etc. It reaches an audience of 4.5 billion worldwide.