Netflix CFO: Really, we didn’t kill Spongebob’s ratings!

Speaking at an investor event in Boston Wednesday, Netflix CFO David Wells said online viewing of Nickelodeon content probably has very little to do with the double-digit ratings drops on the linear Viacom channel. He compared the ongoing discussion to the “global warming debate.”

We’ve got hard data: Netflix really is killing Nickelodeon

Separating streamers from non-streamers, new Bernstein Research study finds that availability of kids off-net programming on Netflix does indeed hurt the ratings of the channels the shows originate from. Conversely, “catch-up” viewing of serialized dramas like Mad Men seems to help linear television viewing.

VYou comes out of beta with redesigned Q&A video site

VYou is coming out of beta with the launch of a redesigned site. The update puts even more focus on conversational video between its users, adding key features, such as the ability to comment on videos and to provide open questions to the site’s general audience.

Fred the Movie the Trailer Debuts Online

Oh boy, oh boy, it’s a big day for Fred fans — the trailer for Fred the Movie, which will air on cable channel Nickelodeon this September, is finally online. But something seems different about the pre-teen sensation…