Thursday, March 21, 2019

‘Dora the Explorer’ Discovers El Dorado in Paramount and Nickelodeon's First Two 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' Movie Posters

Explorer is her middle name!

Paramount Players and Nickelodeon Movies today unveiled the first two posters for their upcoming live-action Dora the Explorer movie, Dora and the Lost City of Gold! Additionally, it's also been revealed that Nickelodeon will debut the first Dora and the Lost City of Gold trailer during Kids' Choice Awards 2019 on Saturday, March 23!

Nickelodeon and Paramount's first Dora and the Lost City of Gold movie posters, below, gives fans a first-look at the film's logo, as well as a first look at Dora’s pal monkey Boots and her trusty Backpack! The second poster, this one hailing from the U.K., sees Moner beside some of her cast mates, while offering a better look at CG Boots.

Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Transformers: The Last Knight), who was last seen in Instant Family and Sicario: Day of the Soldado, stars as a teenage version of the beloved Nickelodeon character. She’s out to save her parents and discover the secret of a lost city of gold in a new adventure. Here’s the full synopsis:

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

This posters follow the first image of Moner as Dora, which was released last summer when the movie started production in Australia.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold is set to opens in theaters on Aug. 2, 2019.

11-time Emmy and four-time BAFTA nominee director James Bobin (Alice Through the Looking Glass) has assembled a cast of diverse superstars to star in the movie. In addition to Moner, the film will star Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives, Overboard) and Michael Peña, who play the parents of the titular character; Eugenio Derbez (Overboard, Instructions Not Included; How to Be A Latin Lover), who plays Alejandro, a mysterious jungle inhabitant who tries to protect the teenagers from the marauders; Jeffrey Wahlberg (Future World, Ballers, Counterpart, Reefa) in the role of cousin Diego; Nicholas Coombe (Spy Kids: Mission Control, Midnight Sun) as Randy, a fellow high schooler who develops an immediate crush on Dora; Madeleine Madden (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Tidelands) as the school’s snooty class president, Sammy; Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel, Amores Perros, Thor, The 33) as Dora’s grandma, Abuelita Valerie; Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern, Moana), who will play the role of Powell; Q’orianka Kilcher (The Alienist), who will play Inca Princess Kawillaka; Pia Miller (Home and Away) as Dora's aunt Mami; Madelyn Miranda, who portrays Young Dora; Benicio del Toro as the voice of Swiper the fox, and Danny Trejo as the voice of Boots the Monkey.

Trejo took to Twitter after the first poster was released from the film to announce he would be playing the character. Trejo wrote "The rumors are true, I finally can tell you I am a monkey...Boots!!! Don’t miss the @DoraMovie trailer this Saturday 3/23, debuting live during the @Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards! #DoraMovie"

Trejo is popular thanks to his frequent collaborations with writer-director Robert Rodriguez. He’s been part of the From Dusk Till Dawn franchise, the Machete films, and the Spy Kids franchise. He was recently in CW’s The Flash, DC Universe’s Young Justice Outsiders, and Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series. Next, he will be in Rob Zombie’s trilogy ender 3 from Hell, and (eventually) reprise his role as the titular character in Rodriguez’ Machete Kills in Space.

To celebrate the film, Isabela Moner and Eugenio Derbez will be making special guest appearances at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 on Saturday, March 23, 2019!

Dora and the Lost City of Gold comes from Paramount Players and Nickelodeon Movies. It’s directed by James Bobin. Tom Wheeler wrote the story, and Nicholas Stoller and Matthew Robinson penned the screenplay. Longtime Bobin associate Kristin Burr (Christopher Robin) is producing, and Julia Pistor (The Spiderwick Chronicles, A Series of Unfortunate Events), Eugenio Derbez, John G. Scotti (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, Alice Through the Looking Glass) are executive producing.

Fans can follow the movie on Twitter @DoraMovie.

More Nick: Isabela Moner Learned Indigenous Peruvian Language to Play Dora the Explorer in 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold'!

Originally published: Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:03pm GMT.

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SWEET VICTORY (Acapella Cover) | SpongeBob SquarePants | Triforcefilms

SWEET VICTORY (Acapella Cover) | SpongeBob SquarePants | Triforcefilms

A Cappella cover of the hit song "Sweet Victory" from SpongeBob SquarePants

Dedicated to Stephen Hillenburg
Original Composer - David Glen Eisley

Today's video is dedicated to the late and great Stephen Hillenburg "Sweet Victory".

Look out for a SpongeBob SquarePants musical surprise during Nickelodeon's Kids’ Choice Awards 2019, hosted by music mogul DJ Khaled LIVE from Hollywood on March 23rd at 8/7c on Nickelodeon USA and YTV Canada, and soon after on Nickelodeon channels worldwide!

Did you hear? SpongeBob SquarePants has been nominated in Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019! Click here for more info!

More Nick: Nickelodeon Marks 20 Years of "SpongeBob SquarePants" with the "Best Year Ever"!
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Wonder Park | Gus & Cooper; At Least We Got Dinner | Trailers | Paramount Pictures UK

Wonder Park | Gus & Cooper | Paramount Pictures UK

Wonder Park | Gus & Cooper At Least We Got Dinner | Paramount Pictures UK

What if the park you always imagined came to life? Welcome to Wonder Park, rolling into cinemas across the UK on Monday 8th April 2019 and into Ireland on Tuesday 12th April 2019! Visit and for more information and tickets!

Starring the voices of: Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Rules Don’t Apply, The Producers) as Dad, Jennifer Garner (Nine Lives, The Tribes of Palos Verdes) as Mom, YouTube sensations Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee as beaver brothers Gus and Cooper, Mila Kunis (Family Guy, A Bad Moms Christmas) as Greta, John Oliver (The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, live-action Lion King) as Steve, Tom Baker (Doctor Who, Little Britain, Monarch on the Glen) as Boomer the Bear, Sofia Mali as Young June, Brianna Denski (Momsters: When Moms Go Bad) as June, Oev Michael Urbas as Banky, Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline) as Peanut, Kate McGregor-Stewart as Aunt Albertine, Kevin Chamberlin as Uncle Tony, Kath Soucie (Rugrats, Hey Arnold!) as Bus Counselor Shannon, and Noen Perez as Chatty Kid.

Produced by Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec and Kendra Haaland for Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies and Ilion Animation Studios
Executive Producers Karen Rosenfelt and Don Hahn
Screenplay by Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec
Story by Robert Gordon and Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec

Experience the wonder of Wonder Park, now playing in theatres everywhere across the U.S., and rolling out internationally now! Rated PG.

When the park of her dreams needs saving, only June’s imagination can bring it back to life!

A tribute to creativity, Wonder Park tells the story of 10-year-old June, a wildly imaginative young girl who builds models of amusements parks with rides like the Skyflinger, Fantastic Fish Carousel, and Zero-G-Land with her mother. When June gets older, she starts to lose her sense of wonder and begins to shun her childhood ideas, including the idea of the park, packing away her models away. Nevertheless, her childhood catches up with her!

One day whilst exploring deep in the woods, in a magical moment, she discovers a roller coaster car buried under ivy. It transports her to a fantastical wonder park, like the ones she used to build, populated by animals who were its past employees. But the park is broken down, abandoned and in a state of decay.

June soon rediscovers the wonder of her world, and teams up with a whole host of talking animals to restore the park to its full glory, complete with spinning contraptions and inverting roller coasters, all whilst contending with a invasion of a army of cheeky chimpanzombies looking to stir up all kinds of destructive mischief.

An animated television series based on the film will also debut on Nickelodeon in 2020. The Wonder Park soundtrack is available to purchase now.

Funrise, Inc. serves as the worldwide master toy partner for the franchise. Look out for Wonder Park merchandise in shops today!

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More Nick: Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies' 'Wonder Park' Characters Star in New PSA to Inspire Girls to Pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)!
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Jace Norman's Craziest Disguise Yet 🤣 BTS on ‘The Substitute’ | Nickelodeon

Jace Norman's Craziest Disguise Yet 🤣 BTS on ‘The Substitute’ | Nick

You’ve seen some of Jace Norman’s wackiest looks on Henry Danger, but this one might just be the craziest! Check out this behind the scenes look of Jace’s greatest disguise yet! Catch The Substitute, Nickelodeon’s brand new hidden camera prank special, on April Fools’ Day, only on Nickelodeon USA! Visit the following link for more info!:

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA to Premiere New Hidden Camera Prank Show 'The Substitute' on Monday, April 1, 2019!
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Power Rangers Beast Morphers Official Extended Trailer | Episode 4 on March 30th

Power Rangers Beast Morphers Official Extended Trailer | Episode 4 on March 30th

Power Rangers Beast Morphers Official Extended Trailer. All-new episodes of Beast Morphers air on Nickelodeon USA @ 8AM ET|PT on Saturdays.

Check out this extended look from Power Rangers Beast Morphers! Watch the Power Rangers morph into action.

About Power Rangers Beast Morphers:
Set in the future, a secret agency combines a newly discovered substance called "Morph-X" with animal DNA to create the Power Rangers Beast Morphers team. The Rangers must fight off an evil sentient computer virus bent on taking over the source of all Ranger power, the Morphin Grid itself.

Cast: Rorrie D. Travis (Devon / Red Ranger), Jazz Baduwalia (Ravi / Blue Ranger), Jacqueline Scislowski (Zoey / Yellow Ranger), Colby Strong (Blaze Ranger), Liana Ramirez (Roxy), Abraham Rodriguez (Nate), Kristina Ho (Betty), Cosme Flores (Ben).

Catch Power Rangers Beast Morphers, the latest season of Power Rangers, Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA!

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Pitbull, Bebe Rexha, JoJo Siwa and T-Pain to Perform at Nickelodeon's U.S. SlimeFest Music Festival, June 8-9, 2019

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Two-Day Event for Kids and Families Returns to Huntington Bank Pavilion
at Northerly Island in Chicago, Ill.

Tickets on Sale to the General Public Friday, March 29, at 10 a.m. (CT)

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NEW YORK–March 21, 2019–Grammy® Award-winning global superstar Pitbull, chart-topping singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha, Nickelodeon star and YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa, and Grammy® Award-winning artist T-Pain will take the stage at Nickelodeon SlimeFest, as the two-day family-friendly music festival returns for its second year on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, Ill. Consumers who subscribe to the Nickelodeon SlimeFest email newsletter at will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, March 27, at 10:00 a.m. (CT). Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 29, at 10 a.m. (CT).

JoJo Siwa

In addition to live music, Nickelodeon SlimeFest will showcase one-of-a-kind experiences for the entire family featuring the network’s signature green slime. New activations for this year include a Slime Maze and an expanded Slime Central, where over 30 people can get slimed simultaneously. Festivalgoers can also experience the giant slime pit in front of the stage; make their own slime at the Slime Lab; participate in a silent Slime Disco; and purchase exclusive SlimeFest merchandise.


Nickelodeon SlimeFest will also feature appearances by Nick stars: Annie LeBlanc (Annie vs. Hayley); Scarlet Spencer and Dallas Dupree Young (Cousins For Life); Ella Anderson and Riele Downs (Henry Danger); and Owen Joyner and Daniella Perkins (Knight Squad).

Bebe Rexha

Nickelodeon SlimeFest has seen success around the globe as a slime-filled, multiplatform music and entertainment event since its overseas inception in 2012 in Australia. The U.S. music festival marks the sixth local adaptation of this popular event and nearly 140,000 people have attended Nickelodeon SlimeFest events around the world to date, including sold-out shows in South Africa, Australia, Germany, Italy, UK and Spain. This year’s Nickelodeon SlimeFest UK will take place at The Arena at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Oct. 19-21, with more international event dates to be announced later this year.


Nickelodeon SlimeFest is sponsored by DIRECTV, Super Heroic and Ring Pop Gummy Gems.

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Highlights from Nickelodeon SlimeFest 2018, featuring JoJo Siwa, Liam Payne, Flo Rida and more can be watched here.

For more information about and to purchase tickets to SLIMEFEST 2019 UK, featuring iconic dance group Diversity, social media stars and singers Max & Harvey, The Voice Kids Winner Jess Folley and YouTube sensations RoadTrip, visit

For more information and to purchase tickets to Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, visit

The Broadway smash hit The SpongeBob Musical is set to tour the U.S. from fall 2019! Click here for tour dates!

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Nickelodeon Rebrands NickSplat as NickRewind

The Orange Cassette Tape is Back!

Nickelodeon USA has rebranded the network's official NickSplat YouTube channel, the official YouTube destination for the most loved Nick content from the 1990s and beyond, as NickRewind! It's currently unknown whether Nickelodeon will also rebrand its late night NickSplat programming block on TeenNick, its SVoD channel on VRV, and its official social media pages on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest as NickRewind, however, Nickelodeon registered the @NickRewind handle on Twitter in September 2018.

Like NickSplat, NickRewind will celebrates classic Nickelodeon programming, with clips from beloved Nickelodeon shows from the ‘80s, ‘90s, and ‘00s being uploaded to the channel every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The channel's description reads:

"The NickRewind channel is the OFFICIAL home of your favorite ‘80s, ‘90s, and ‘00s cartoons and shows. That’s right—we’re talking all of your slime-covered Nickelodeon childhood dreams come true! Tune in every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for exclusive digital content from all of your throwback favorites like Rugrats, Hey Arnold, iCarly, Victorious, Kenan & Kel, CatDog, Doug, Rocko’s Modern Life, The Amanda Show, Clarissa Explains It All, Ren & Stimpy, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and so much more!"

Update (3/18) - Nickelodeon will rebrand the NickSplat programming block as NickRewind tonight (Monday, March 18, 2019)! Nickelodeon has also updated the social media handles (usernames) of the blocks' official social media channels:

Twitter - @NickRewind
Facebook - @nickrewind
Instagram - @nickrewind

Update (3/21): NickRewind is also airing music videos from the '90s, including "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls and "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys!

Update (3/17) - In the description of their latest video, NickRewind has put "Catch more CatDog on NickRewind, every night on TEENNICK", which suggests that NickSplat (the TV block) is planning to rebrand as NickRewind in the near future. Additionally, NickRewind has updated most of NickSplat's shortened URL's to NickRewind-themed ones.

Nickelodeon Rewind is already an established brand name for Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon Rewind was originally a collection of DVDs and merchandise that featured classic Nickelodeon television shows such as Clarissa Explains It All, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, and You Can't Do That on Television. After being launched in 2005, Nick Rewind entered the realm of television airings with the "Nick Rewind" programming block that featured on Nickelodeon during the Summer of 2006. Following a hiatus, with the exception of some Amazon DVD releases, the brand was relaunched in June 2010 when a Nickelodeon Rewind feature appeared on Comcast through OnDemand, featuring episodes of The Angry Beavers, Hey Arnold!, Doug, The Ren and Stimpy Show, and Rugrats. The on-demand feature was later added to Verizon Fios, DirecTV and Cablevision. In 2011, Nickelodeon Rewind went mainstream with the release of DVDs through Shout! Factory and The '90s Are All That block of TeenNick.

Nick Rewind HD Idents - NEW!! - Nick Splat Rebranded March 18 2019

Nick Splat Rebranded to Nick Rewind on 03-18 2019 - Brand New Idents

Nick Rewind will be the fourth rebrand for Nick's classic Nickelodeon initiative, beginning with The '90s Are All That in July 2011, which then became The Splat in October 2015, followed by a rebrand to NickSplat in May 2017.

Calling All Nick Kids | NickRewind Channel Trailer | NickRewind

Whenever a Nick Kid, forever a Nick Kid. Whether you grew up on All That and the Big Orange Couch, or had Jimmy Neutron bed sheets, or set your TiVos to record iCarly and Victorious, NickRewind is where you can go for all the childhood nostalgia Adult You craves. The NickRewind YouTube channel serves up new videos throughout the week every week featuring all of your favorite childhood shows, and even some you forgot you remember.

Nickelodeon is in the midst of reviving some of the network's most popular shows. Rugrats for example, is being rebooted for not only a Nickelodeon TV show, but a CGI/live-action movie as well. Nickelodeon also announced that Rocko's Modern Life would be returning to the network with a TV movie, as well as Invader Zim, which will likely be getting its TV movie in 2019. Nickelodeon also revived Legends of the Hidden Temple and Hey Arnold! for TV movies, which aired in 2016 and 2017, respectively, and has also revived Double Dare. Nickelodeon is also in the planning stages to revive Clarissa Explains It All and Are You Afraid of the Dark? as a movie and miniseries, and will be reviving All That with a all-new cast as well as old favorites in Summer 2019.

The news also follows Nickelodeon launching a Nick Hits SVoD channel on Amazon in February 2019.

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Originally published: Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:13pm GMT.

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What Will Happen at This Year’s Kids’ Choice Awards? | KCA 2019 | Nickelodeon

Doug Cohn, SVP of Music and Talent at Nickelodeon, on what to expect from the live awards show.

DJ Khaled

It’s been a big year for Nickelodeon. Brian Robbins was named as the head of the network in October of 2018, followed by the installment of his executive creatives and the announcement of an upcoming slate that will include an All That reboot, an unscripted musical series, and an animated spinoff of The Loud House titled The Casagrandes.

But first: the Kids’ Choice Awards, which airs live from Hollywood on March 23 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S. and on YTV in Canada and on Nickelodeon channels worldwide soon after, and features host DJ Khaled. The show has been a staple of kids programming for decades, anchored in the iconic symbols of Nickelodeon’s Orange Blimp award and ever-present green slime surprises.

Viacom chatted with Doug Cohn, Senior Vice President (SVP) of music and talent at Nickelodeon, about what to expect from this year’s broadcast. Cohn, who’s been at the network for a dozen years, oversees all music for Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.

Viacom: Let’s talk about the KCAs. The last two years it was hosted by John Cena. What was the thinking behind asking DJ Khaled to host this year?

Doug Cohn: We like to shake things up a little bit. We like to give kids what they want, and we know the audience loves DJ Khaled. He’s a three-time nominee this year. He’s someone who’s really fun and who kids love.

The reality is DJ Khaled is a fun force to be reckoned with. He’s everywhere, he’s a mogul, and not only do kids love him, but he loves kids. I saw DJ Khaled’s son with him on a shoot—he’s only two and a half so not every moment is going to be perfect and he eventually had to leave—but DJ Khaled literally FaceTimed him seven times as the day went on.

Viacom: Will he bring his son to the show?

Cohn: I think people have to tune in and see. You know it’s a live show, so anything goes. You’ll see … he’s gonna be a little bit different from some of our past hosts.

Viacom: Can you tell us more about what that means?

Cohn: You can count on a really dramatic, big, exciting open. That’s something he’s really pumped about. He’s also someone who’s engaged on social media in a way that is unprecedented for our hosts.

Viacom: Are you leveraging his social following in any specific way? Is that part of the reason you wanted him to host?

Cohn: I think it was definitely a factor. It’s great having a partner in that universe because we know that’s where so many of our fans and their parents are. We want the world of social media to be something that really excites fans and encourages them to keep watching.

DJ Khaled is just such a great partner and allows us to connect with his entire team, and figures out ways to leverage all of his platforms to reach as many people as possible and bring them into our party.


Viacom: Is the KCAs like the Super Bowl for Nickelodeon?

Cohn: Kids’ Choice Awards has traditionally been the biggest night for kids and families. We are really trying to do things differently on this year’s show under the leadership of our new President, Brian Robbins.

Viacom: You mentioned Brian Robbins and his new team. He said recently that he wants to make music a priority for the Nick audience. How much of the risks you’re describing are related to that statement?

Cohn: There’s so much music content in the pipeline and so much exciting, new, and different looks for Nickelodeon. For KCAs, one of our performers is Migos, a hip-hop group who’s also nominated for Favorite Music Group. That’s different—we haven’t had a hip-hop group perform for quite a while. We’ll also have a SpongeBob SquarePants musical surprise. Totally opposite of the Migos performance, but a fresh and different take on music that will be showcased on our stage.

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Viacom: When you’re in the negotiations and talking to these artists, is there an awareness on their end that you guys are trying to shake things up?

Cohn: I don’t think that anybody ever felt that any door was closed because we have Nick Radio, which is a 24-hour music radio station on the iHeart app, and we have Nick Music, which is a 24-hour music channel. But there was definite excitement. Some talent even moved things around in their schedules to make it work this year.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Don’t miss the 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards, hosted by music mogul DJ Khaled LIVE from Hollywood on March 23rd at 8/7c on Nickelodeon USA and YTV Canada, and soon after on Nickelodeon channels worldwide!

More Nick: Migos, Will Smith, Chris Pratt, Ariana Grande, Adam Sandler, Jason Sudeikis, Noah Centineo, Lana Condor, Joey King, Liza Koshy, Josh Peck, Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, David Dobrik and More Set to Make Appearances at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019!

Originally published: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:59pm GMT.
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AT&T's U-Verse and DirecTV May Drop Nickelodeon and Other Viacom Channels

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Viacom has begun warning viewers that its networks might be dropped by AT&T's U-Verse and DirecTV.

The media giant started running spots featuring its networks at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Nickelodeon's spot warns that viewers could soon be missing out on Viacom's 22-plus channels and urges them to call AT&T to keep the networks available. Meanwhile, Comedy Central's spot features Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show delivering the message that Viacom's channels could go dark if no deal is reached in time. Viacom's current contract with AT&T’s DirecTV is set to expire midnight ET on Friday, March 22, 2019. Viewers are advised to visit Please visit for more information.

In a statement, Viacom said it was the top cable family on the AT&T service and said that it has made offers to AT&T that would allow subscribers to keep Nickelodeon, BET, MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount while lowering cable bills.

“Viacom is the No. 1 cable family serving key customers and communities on AT&T-DirecTV’s services across kids, teens, 18-49, African Americans and Hispanics. We have made a series of offers that are good for consumers and good for AT&T – giving subscribers more access to the Viacom channels they love, including Nickelodeon, BET, MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount, while enabling AT&T-DirecTV to lower customers’ bills in the process.

Unfortunately, AT&T is abusing its new market position by favoring its own content – which significantly underperforms Viacom’s – to stifle competition. AT&T-DirecTV’s behavior is also consistent with a recent pattern of gouging their customers by charging them higher prices for an inferior product with fewer channels. Especially troubling, AT&T-DirecTV is marginalizing diverse audiences in its new DTV packages and threatening to do the same with their existing products.

Viacom is committed to developing strong relationships with our distribution partners. We have successfully renewed a series of distribution relationships representing more than half our subscriber base over the last two years and have not had a disruption in our service since 2014. While we continue to make every effort to reach a new carriage agreement, AT&T’s unwillingness to engage in constructive conversations unfortunately could force a disruption in service.”

AT&T, which acquired Time Warner last year, has promised to be aggressive about programming costs on its pay-TV services, particularly DirecTV, which has been losing subscribers.

Last week, AT&T said it was raising the price on its DirecTV Now virtual MVPD service and rearranged some of its programming packages, removing networks from Viacom, AMC Networks and Discovery.

Viacom notes that if AT&T blacks out its networks on Friday, viewers will be missing key events including Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2019, airing Saturday, new episodes of Double Dare, Knight Squad, and Henry Danger, and BET’s one-hour primetime news special American Injustice featuring Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, who are also presidential candidates.

Nickelodeon Receives 16 Nominations in 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the fantastic news that Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, has received 16 nominations in the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards! Additionally, Beat Bugs, which airs on Nick Jr. Australia also garnered two nominations in this years awards!

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast in the U.S. from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2018 calendar year.

The 46th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Gala honors the more than 70 craft & program categories behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre.

The winners of Daytime Emmy Awards 2019 will be announced at a prestigious ceremony held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will also be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, May 3, 2019. The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations were revealed today on the Emmy Award-winning show The Talk on CBS.

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Both of this year’s shows will be led by Executive Producer, David Michaels, SVP, Daytime (NATAS) and Executive Producer, David Parks, Ignition Entertainment.

Below is a list of the nominations for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards, featuring the awards Nickelodeon has been nominated for. A full list of all nominees in all categories can be downloaded at:

Congratulations and good luck to everyone nominated in the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards!

Outstanding Short Format Children’s Program
Canticos Nickelodeon
Nick Jr Block Party: Quest for the Golden Cube - Nickelodeon
Nick Jr Color Song: RED - Nickelodeon
Sesame Street: Elmo’s Food Rap Battle - HBO
Sesame Street: A Rainbow Kind of Day -

Outstanding Children’s Animated Series
The Loud House - Nickelodeon
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Nickelodeon
Welcome to the Wayne - Nickelodeon
Disney Mickey Mouse - Disney Channel
Hilda - Netflix

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups - Nickelodeon
Tumble Leaf Halloween Special - Amazon Prime Video
Watership Down - Netflix
DuckTales: The Shadow War! - Disney Channel
Crow: The Legend - Baobab Studios

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Preschool Animated Program
Beat Bugs - Netflix
Elena of Avalor - Disney Junior
Let's Go Luna! - PBS Kids
The Stinky & Dirty Show - Amazon Prime Video
Vampirina - Disney Junior

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement – Brand Image Campaign – Network or Program
Black History Month Campaign - Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon - Pride Month - Nickelodeon
Women’s History Month Campaign - Nickelodeon
The Young and the Restless – 45th Anniversary - CBS
DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free – Seasons 5 and 7 - Netflix

Outstanding Performer in a Preschool Animated Program
Olivia Manning, as Dazzle - Butterbean's Café - Nickelodeon
Eric Bauza, as Fozzie Bear, Bunsen Honeydew, Mr. Statler - Muppet Babies - Disney Junior
Steve Buscemi, as Saloso - Elena of Avalor - Disney Junior
Devan Cohen, as Daniel Tiger - Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood - PBS
Ben Diskin, as Gonzo, Rizzo - Muppet Babies - Disney Junior

Outstanding Writing for an Animated Program
The Loud House - Nickelodeon
Angela's Christmas - Netflix
Hilda - Netflix
Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters - Netflix
Wild Kratts - PBS

Outstanding Directing for a Preschool Animated Program
Nella the Princess Knight - Nickelodeon
Ask the StoryBots - Netflix
Fancy Nancy - Disney Junior
Peg+Cat - PBS
Tumble Leaf - Amazon Prime Video

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Preschool Animated Program
PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups - Nickelodeon
Rusty Rivets - Nickelodeon
Beat Bugs - Netflix
The Stinky & Dirty Show - Amazon Prime Video
Vampirina - Disney Junior

Outstanding Music Direction And Composition
The Loud House - Nickelodeon
Disney Mickey Mouse - Disney Channel
Elena of Avalor - Disney Junior
The Tom & Jerry Show - Cartoon Network
Watership Down - Netflix

In additional Nickelodeon Awards news:

-- Nickelodeon's The Loud House and PAW Patrol have each picked up a nomination in The Banff World Media Festival's 2019 Rockie Awards International Program Competition! The Loud House (Nickelodeon/Jam Filled USA) has been nominated for the Best "Animation: Children & Youth" award (the award the show won in 2018) and PAW Patrol (Spin Master/TVOKids/Nickelodeon) has been nominated for the Best "Preschool Program" award. Both awards feature in the "Children & Youth" category of the awards.

The Rockie Awards is BANFF’s flagship program celebrating excellence in television and digital content from around the world. Each year, hundreds of television and digital programs compete for a coveted Rockie Award, presented at a ceremony at BANFF. With participation from more than 40 countries annually, including an international industry jury of over 100 professionals working in entertainment and media around the world, the Rockie Awards is one of the world’s largest program competitions of its kind.

The 2019 Rockie Awards will be handed out on June 10, during the Banff World Media Festival is set to run June 9-12 in the Canadian Rockies. A full list of Banff Rockies nominees is available at

-- Meanwhile, in the UK, Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. Ready Steady Dough line for The Entertainer from Addo Play has been nominated for the "Best Brand Licensed Children’s Product or Range" in the Product category of the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards 2019! The B&LLAs shine the light on all aspects of brand licensing, giving a platform for non-entertainment properties to be celebrated. These include lifestyle brands, as well as corporate, food and drink, heritage, fashion and talent among others. A full list of 2019 B&LLAs Awards nominees can be found on Licensing Source!

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Originally published: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 8:21pm GMT.

Additional sources: The Hollywood Reporter (II); Deadline
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