Thursday, July 02, 2015

Brand New ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures With SpongeBob SquarePants To Debut At Moody Gardens This Holiday Season

Official Moody Gardens Press Release via PR Newswire:

Brand New ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures With SpongeBob SquarePants To Debut At Moody Gardens This Holiday Season


The highly anticipated ICE LAND Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants opened Saturday at Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas with a Ceremonial First Slide by John Zendt, Moody Gardens President and CEO; Gerald Raines, Senior Vice President of Recreation and Business Development for Nickelodeon and Galveston City Councilwoman Carolyn Sunseri.

Moody Garden announced the theme for the 2015 ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants will be a SpongeBob Christmas Party when it opens November 14

GALVESTON, Texas, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpongeBob SquarePants is throwing a Christmas Party and visitors will be invited to experience all of the icy surprises as Moody Gardens introduces this brand new theme for ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants on November 14. There will be even more to delight guests throughout this festive season during the attraction's second year.


Moody Garden announced the theme for the 2015 ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants will be a SpongeBob Christmas Party when it opens November 14 (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

With the help of the continued partnerships with Nickelodeon and the VYA Ice Carving Team from Harbin, China, ICE LAND will feature over 2 million pounds of ice this year and even more sculptures than before. Being the only holiday ice exhibition on the Gulf Coast, this vast and amazing display of magnificent ice creations added a frosty new addition to the Festival of Lights and other holiday attractions last year with over 1.8 million pounds of SpongeBob SquarePants-themed ice sculptures.


The new ICE LAND Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants is one of many holiday attractions that Moody Gardens offers for visitors looking for a fun family getaway this holiday getaway to Galveston Island in Texas. Inspired by the Snow & Ice Festival in Harbin, China; guests will enjoy over 50 towering ice sculptures as the ideal complement to the popular Festival of Lights, holiday 3D and 4D films, Arctic Ice Slide, Ice skating, hotel, spa and more. (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

"We are very excited to bring back ICE LAND for our guests to enjoy for the second year," said John Zendt, Moody Gardens President and CEO, who added guests will be captivated with the new SpongeBob storyline as they travel through the tent. "We had the highest holiday season attendance in 2014 with a 47% increase from 2013 due to the introduction of this popular attraction. We think guests will continue to enjoy experiencing all the holiday magic at Moody Gardens in 2015."


The highly anticipated ICE LAND Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants opened Saturday [15th November 2014] at Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas with a Ceremonial First Slide by John Zendt, Moody Gardens President and CEO; Gerald Raines, Senior Vice President of Recreation and Business Development for Nickelodeon and Galveston City Councilwoman Carolyn Sunseri. (PRNewsFoto/Moody Gardens)

SpongeBob SquarePants will take guests on a special holiday adventure through Bikini Bottom as they encounter some of his favorite frosty pals along the way. Chilled and held at a temperature of nine degrees, guests can witness these works of art within a 28,000 sq. ft. insulated tent structure located on the property. This holiday treat for the whole family will be open through January 10 as Galveston makes its holiday transition into a Winter Wonder Island.

For more information, please call 800-582-4673 or visit moodygardens.org.

Moody Gardens® is a public, non-profit, educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Sneak-Peek From The First Episode Of "Talia in the Kitchen", "And Spice Makes Nice", Premiering 7/6 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA starting to premiere and show "Talia in the Kitchen", Nickelodeon's brand-new daily scripted series, weekdays at 7:30pm (ET/PT) from Monday 6th July 2015, Just Jared Jr. has unveiled a fantastic sneak-peek preview from the shows pilot episode, "And Spice Makes Nice", which you can watch in a exclusive online streaming video clip here on JustJaredJr.com!


"Talia in the Kitchen" follows 14-year-old Talia Parra (Maria Quezada) as she discovers her passion for cooking after moving in with her eccentric grandmother (Jeanette Lehr) and her brainy little sister, Julie (Galilea Lasalvia). With the help of her friends (Ellis Ann Jackson and Joshua Hoffman), her special "salt and pepper sense" and her late father's magical spices, Talia tries to revive the family's restaurant business with food that literally stirs people's emotions. However, she must overcome competition from a local eatery owned by the rival Fuccinelli family: food snob Debbie (Gail Soltys), heartthrob Tyson (Liam Obergfoll) and head chef Frenchie (Miguel Luciano).


TALIA IN THE KITCHEN 1 GALLERY: Pictured: Frenchie (Miguel Luciano), Debbie (Gail Soltys), Tyson (Liam Obergfoll), Talia (Maria Quezada), Rudy (Josh Hoffman), Julie (Galilea La Salvia), Valerie (Ellis Ann Jackson), in TALIA IN THE KITCHEN on Nickelodeon. Photo: Ben Watts/Nickelodeon©2015 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Filmed in Miami, Florida, "Talia in the Kitchen" (20 half-hour episodes) will air Monday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. after the fourth and final season of "Every Witch Way" (20 half-hour episodes). Each episode from both series will be available on Nick.com, the Nick App and Nick On Demand one day following their linear TV premieres. "Talia in the Kitchen" was created by Catharina Ledeboer and produced by Nickelodeon Latin America, the team also behind "Every Witch Way". The series is inspired by the daily telenovela format.

Fans can visit nick.com to find out information about "Talia in the Kitchen" and the shows characters, watch exclusive video clips, view exclusive photos, and talk on the shows official message board.
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Nickelodeon Africa To Premiere "Winx Club" Season 7 On Monday 6th July 2015

The African digital satellite TV service DStv is reporting the exciting news on the TV Guide on their official website, dstv.com, that Nickelodeon Africa will start to premiere and show episodes from the brand-new seventh season of the popular animated series "Winx Club" weekdays at 12:35pm CAT from Monday 6th July 2015! Following each episodes debut, Nick Africa will encore each all-new episode the next weekday morning at 5:45am!


Below is a list of currently announced premiere dates for each brand-new "Winx Club" season 7 episode on Nickelodeon Africa:

Monday 6th July 2015 - "The Alfea Natural Park": Bloom lives a quiet life with her family in Gardenia until she discovers she is a fairy. She leaves Earth to enroll at the Alfea School for Fairies, where she decides to form the Winx Club. (S7/E1)

Tuesday 7th July 2015 - "Young Fairies Grow Up": Traveling to the past, the Winx arrive at the Alfea that once was. They meet Kalshara, an evil shapeshifting fairy trying to unlock the Ultimate Power of the Fairy Animals. (S7/E2)

Wednesday 8th July 2015 - "Butterflix": Using the power of the Stones of Memories, the Winx return to prehistoric Magix to looking for the Fairy Animal with the First Colour. (S7/E3)

Thursday 9th July 2015 - "The First Colour Of The Universe": The Winx are in trouble due to a magic fungi, but Flora's sister, Miele, saves the day with an antidote. (S7/E4)

Friday 10th July 2015 - "A Friend From The Past": Orlando, a minstrel who knows how to summon the Quillcat, decides to help the Winx. Brafilius ambushes the cat, but Musa stops him with her Butterflix power. (S7/E5)

Monday 13th July 2015 - "Adventure On Lynphea": To find out if the Quillcat has the Ultimate Power, Kalshara goes to Alfea and abducts the cat. The Winx follow Kalshara back to her hideout and fall into her trap. (S7/E6)

Tuesday 14th July 2015 - "Beware Of The Wolf": Roxy has a mission for the Winx - Sumatran tigers are being hunted by shapeshifting poachers. The Winx face off with the monsters, tracking them to a source of Wild Magic. (S7/E7)

Huge thanks to Elsabe for the news!
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Nickelodeon's Northern European Channels To Premiere "Harvey Beaks" On Monday 20th July 2015

Nickelodeon channels across Northern Europe have announced the exciting Nickelodeon International news on their official websites that they will start to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new original animated buddy comedy series (Nicktoon) "Harvey Beaks" weekdays from Monday 20th July 2015!


Below are the TX (transmission) times each local Nickelodeon channel within Nickelodeon Northern Europe will air the brand-new Nicktoon "Harvey Beaks":

Nickelodeon Benelux:

Nickelodeon Netherlands (Nederland) - 15:55;

Nickelodeon Belgium (België; Flanders) - 16:00;

Nickelodeon Scandinavia:

Nickelodeon Denmark (Danmark) - 16:00 (locally titled "Harvey Naeb");

Nickelodeon Sweden (Sverige) - 16:00 at 3:15pm (locally titled "Harvey Nabbson");

Nickelodeon North:

Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) - 17:15 (locally titled "Harveys schnabelhafte Abenteuer");

Nickelodeon Austria (Österreich) - 17:15 (locally titled "Harveys schnabelhafte Abenteuer");

Nickelodeon Switzerland (Schweiz) - 17:45 (locally titled "Harveys schnabelhafte Abenteuer");

Nickelodeon Poland (Polska) 18:30 (locally titled "Henio Dzióbek");

Nickelodeon Norway - TBA.

To celebrate, Nickelodeon North recently created three fantastic "Harvey Beaks" animated shorts!:

Harvey Beaks - A Day in the Life of Foo from ignaas vanden poel on Vimeo.

Animated Short - Nickelodeon North

Harvey Beaks - Just Keep Staring from ignaas vanden poel on Vimeo.

Animated Short - Nickelodeon North

Harvey Beaks - Sugar High from ignaas vanden poel on Vimeo.

Animated Short - Nickelodeon North

Additionally, below is Nickelodeon Germany's official press release announcing the exciting news, from Nickelodeon Deutschland's "Nick Pressecenter":

Frechspatz im Training: Nickelodeon startet neue Animations-Serie 'Harveys schnabelhafte Abenteuer'

Drei beste Freunde, ein Ziel: den Schabernack auf die Spitze treiben // Neue Animations-Serie werktäglich um 17:15 Uhr bei Nickelodeon

Berlin, 29. Juni 2015 – Ein kleiner Vogel mit großen Ambitionen: Harvey möchte genauso frei und unbeschwert Schabernack treiben wie seine besten Freunde Fee und Foo. Doch das ist leichter gesagt als getan. Nickelodeon zeigt 'Harveys schnabelhafte Abenteuer' ab dem 20. Juli immer montags bis freitags um 17:15 Uhr.

Harvey ist ein lieber und stets braver kleiner Vogel. Omas würden ihn ohne mit der Wimper zu zucken als „Goldschatz“ bezeichnen. Doch genau das ist Harvey leid. Er möchte nicht immer nur lieb und brav sein – sieht er doch, wie viel Spaß seine besten Freunde Fee und Foo haben. Die zwei sind Geschwister und mit allen Wassern gewaschen. Nichts ist vor ihnen sicher und sie können einfach nicht anders, wenn ein Streich wie auf dem Silbertablett bereit liegt.
Was liegt also näher, als Fee und Foo als Mentoren zu rekrutieren? Gemeinsam machen die drei von nun an den Wald unsicher, verlassen ihre Komfortzonen und erleben Abenteuer, die ihre Freundschaft stärker machen denn je.

Schon in der ersten Folge versucht Harvey sein Glück als "Frechspatz". Er will unbedingt Schwimmverbot im See bekommen. Denn wer verbannt wurde, wird vom See-Wächter mir nichts, dir nichts mit einer Riesen-Fontäne aus dem See katapultiert, wenn er es doch wagt, einen Fuß ins Wasser zu setzen. Ein Spaß, den Harvey sich nicht entgehen lassen will. Kurzerhand versucht auch er auf die Verbotsliste zu kommen – und fragt erst einmal vorsichtig danach.

Nickelodeon zeigt die in den USA bereits im März gestartete Serie, ab dem 20. Juli immer werktäglich um 17:15 Uhr.

Über Nickelodeon:

Nickelodeon ist ein weltweit ausstrahlender Kindersender und die Heimat einiger der beliebtesten Kinderserien derzeit, darunter 'SpongeBob Schwammkopf', 'iCarly', 'Die Pinguine aus Madagascar', 'Victorious', 'Kung Fu Panda', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' und 'Dora'. Besonderes Programm-Highlight sind die jährlich stattfindenden 'Nickelodeon Kids‘ Choice Awards', eine starbesetzte Show, in der Kinder weltweit über die Preisträger abstimmen. Nickelodeon gehört zu der Viacom International Media Networks GmbH. Zum Nickelodeon Unternehmen gehören neben dem abwechslungsreichen Fernsehangebot für Kinder außerdem der Bereich Consumer Products, Online- und Freizeitangebote sowie Publishing Produkte. Nickelodeon Northern Europe, mit Hauptsitz in Berlin, strahlt die Nickelodeon Inhalte in 14 Länder Nordeuropas auf seinen Kanälen Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick Hits, Teen Nick und Kindernet aus. Die Eigenproduktionen 'Het Huis Anubis' / 'Das Haus Anubis', 'Hotel 13', 'Nickelodeon Alaaarm' und 'Nick Battle' runden das Angebot von Nickelodeon in Nordeuropa ab.

Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe
Kontakt: Sarah Prill
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Plus, to celebrate summer, Nickelodeon channel's around Northern Europe have launched localised "Island of Fun!" websites as part of their summer campaign!:

Nickelodeon Netherlands (Nederland): Het Preteiland
Nickelodeon Belgium (België; Flanders): Het Preteiland
Nickelodeon Denmark (Danmark): Sommer på paradisøen
Nickelodeon Sweden (Sverige): Sommer på Paradisön på Nickelodeon!
Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) - Insel des Wow
Nickelodeon Austria (Österreich) - Insel des Wow
Nickelodeon Switzerland (Schweiz) - Insel des Wow
Nickelodeon Poland (Polska) - Wyspa Frajdy
Nickelodeon Norway - Spetakkel Oya.

Huge thanks to matteu21 for the news!
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Nickelodeon Portugal Releases Local Version Of Nick App

Nickelodeon Portugal has announced the very exciting news that they have released a localised version of Nickelodeon's award-winning Nick App!

Launched on Tuesday 30th June 2015, the Nick App features a entirely new immersive Portuguese-language digital experience that allows NickHeads to interact with their favorite Nickelodeon characters in an innovative and creative environment, as well as serving as a attractive new alternative for brands and partners to connect with the Nickelodeon audience. The Nick App available to download for free for iOS and Android devices!


The Nick App brings allows Nickelodeon fans to explore a laughter and slime-filled world that showcases content from hit Nickelodeon and Nicktoons shows and original series developed and produced exclusively for digital platforms, bring the Nickelodeon Universe to their fingertips!

Nickelodeon's brand-new Nick App has everything kids have wished for, including an enigmatic and hilarious slime green "não carregues aqui" button that will bring fans a new surprise every time they touch it, including SpongeBob surfing and a burping Donkey, providing lots of LOL moments.


With an intuitive, dynamic and visually appealing layout, the Nick App user interface meets the brand-new official website of the channel, launched in March 2015. The Nick App intends to bring fans closer to their favourite Nickelodeon stars and characters, no matter where they are!

According to the study "Kids of Today and Tomorrow", organized by Nickelodeon, 57% of children aged between 9 and 14 have a mobile phone (28% a smartphone). Additionally, 80% of Portuguese children are already on social networks (versus 61% globally) and 71% say they love technology (compared with 50% globally).

The Nick App will be updated with new content daily, providing fans with new original, hilarious and interactive experiences everyday.

Nickelodeon is the most watched children's channel worldwide, and features beloved series and characters adored by kids everywhere, including "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Dora the Explorer", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Sanjay and Craig". In Portugal, Nickelodeon is a exclusive channel available on the NOS network.


Launched in 2014, the Nick App has already been downloaded 16 million downloads globally, including over 220,000 times in the UK.

Download the Nick App from the Apple App Store and Google Play today!



From Wintech.pt:
Nickelodeon Portugal lança Nick APP

A partir de hoje, as personagens e séries do Nickelodeon estão ainda mais próximas dos seus fãs! A Nick APP, a aplicação mobile gratuita do Nickelodeon, acabou de chegar a Portugal e inclui centenas de conteúdos que prometem contagiar de diversão os mais jovens.

Do SpongeBob às Tartarugas Ninja, sem esquecer a dupla de Sanjay & Craig ou os loucos Breadwinners, todo o universo Nickelodeon está agora disponível na ponta dos dedos. Jogos, vídeos, episódios, curiosidades, estatísticas, várias surpresas hilariantes e até conteúdos exclusivos para clientes NOS, fazem da Nick APP uma aplicação mobile única entre os canais infantojuvenis.

Disponível gratuitamente para Android e iOS, a Nick APP tem tudo aquilo com que os mais pequenos sempre sonharam, incluindo um enigmático e hilariante botão verde que vai proporcionar muitas gargalhadas. Com a mensagem "não carregues aqui", este botão traz uma nova surpresa de cada vez que alguém toca nele. Não será de admirar se virmos o SpongeBob a surfar, um burro a arrotar ou o Timmy Turner encurralado na aplicação.

Com um layout intuitivo, dinâmico e visualmente apelativo, o interface da Nick APP vai ao encontro do novo site do canal, lançado em março deste ano. Detendo uma linguagem muito fun, tão característica do Nickelodeon, a Nick APP pretende aproximar ainda mais o canal dos seus fãs, podendo ir com eles para todo o lado.

«Esta é a primeira aplicação mobile Nickelodeon na Europa a ser autenticada pelo operador, neste caso, a NOS, com quem temos uma parceria exclusiva», afirma Victor Mourão, Vice President General Manager Nickelodeon Portugal. «É um projeto muito importante para nós, que surge naturalmente como mais uma plataforma de proximidade e interação com o target Nickelodeon. A nova geração é cada vez mais digital pelo que, enquanto canal infantojuvenil, temos que estar em permanente evolução e contacto com o nosso público», acrescenta.

«A Nick APP é uma verdadeira experiência digital para as crianças, permitindo-lhes jogar, opinar, interagir e divertirem-se com os seus conteúdos preferidos», refere Marta Caeiro, Head of Marketing Nickelodeon Portugal. «Por isso, criámos uma campanha que pretende comunicar diretamente para os mais pequenos e convidámos, ainda, algumas crianças a testar a APP em primeira mão e mostrar-nos se é mesmo possível ter todo o Nickelodeon na ponta dos dedos!», conclui.

Segundo o estudo 'Kids of Today and Tomorrow', realizado pelo Nickelodeon, 57% das crianças entre os 9 e os 14 anos possui um telemóvel (28% um smartphone). Adicionalmente, 80% das crianças portuguesas estão já nas redes sociais (versus 61% a nível global) e 71% afirma adorar tecnologia (face a 50% a nível global).

Ciente destas mudanças, o Nickelodeon procura constantemente adaptar-se à realidade dos seus fãs, com o objetivo de os acompanhar nos vários momentos do seu dia-a-dia, proporcionando-lhes experiências originais, hilariantes e interativas.

O Nickelodeon é o canal infantojuvenil mais visto em todo o mundo, com um conjunto de séries e personagens adoradas pelos mais novos, como "SpongeBob", "Tartarugas Ninja", "Dora, a Exploradora" ou "Sanjay & Craig". Em Portugal, é um canal exclusivo NOS.

Download : Nick App [Android]
Download : Nick App [iOS]
Additional source: Meios & Publicidade.
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TeenNick USA To Premiere "Mission: 4Count" On Monday 6th July 2015

Original Nickelodeon USA and Tricon Kids & Family Press Release via kidsandfamily.triconfilms.com:

TRICON’S MUSIC REALITY SERIES MISSION: 4COUNT TO DEBUT ON TEENNICK, July 6th at 9pm (ET/PT)

2015.06.30


Tricon Kids & Family, division of Tricon Films & Television, is pleased to announce that Mission: 4Count (8x30’) will debut on July 6th at 9pm (ET/PT) on TeenNick. The series takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the hot new boy band, 4Count, discovered and managed by media mogul, entrepreneur, and multi-faceted entertainer Nick Cannon, who is prepping the band members for stardom. Executive produced by Cannon, Mission: 4Count is produced by Tricon Kids & Family for Canada’s YTV and distributed by Tricon.

The series chronicles the members of 4Count, Aaron Scott, Ben Robinson, and brothers Adam and Kieran Ackerman, who left their homes in California to practice their musical skills abroad. Nick Cannon (America’s Got Talent host) sends the band mates on multiple missions to give them a boot camp on making it in the music industry. With their manager, Marty, the band mates do their best to keep up with a relentless schedule of rehearsals, recording sessions, and live performances, but the question remains, can they pass the test and successfully complete their assigned missions or will they be sidetracked by fun and games?

Tricon Kids & Family is the boutique division of Tricon, featuring both acquired third party content and original production. Following the success of the multi-season, award winning format The Next Star, Tricon Kids & Family specializes in developing strategic partnerships in all genres including animation, live-action scripted and reality. Launched in 2002, Tricon's distribution arm has an impressive track record of selling a broad mix of award winning programming from scripted drama and comedy, to factual and documentary, and children's and family entertainment. www.triconfilms.com

TeenNick, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour TV network exclusively for and about teens and tweens, is available in almost 72 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite. Featuring a roster of ever-popular Nick favorites, original programming and award-winning series, the brand presents an authentic teen experience, with all its emotional intensity, energy and humor, across multiple platforms and integrated social media. TeenNick and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

4 COUNT was brought together by multi-entertainer and host of America’s Got Talent, Nick Cannon. The group is making their presence known to the world in a big way with their music and captivating choreography. Adam the jokester, Kieran the old soul, Aaron the romantic, and Ben the storyteller: all four guys have been inspired to pursue their dreams. With inspirations like Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson and the Temptations, the band released their debut album "4Count" through Sony Canada. The group is currently working on a mixtape that is set to be released later this year. In the recording studio, on the rehearsal dance floor, out in the field throwing a football—the band that works and plays together, stays together.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Miffy And Friends Charity Cycle Challenge Begins

The licensing industry news website Licensing.biz is reporting the exciting news that 45 inteprid licensing industry colleagues, including Mark Kingston, the General Manager (GM) & Senior Vice President (SVP) for EMEA & Australia at Viacom, taking part in the Miffy & Friends Charity Cycle Challenge, a 300-mile cycling challenge taking place between London to Utrecht, created a colourful scene as they set off from the Emirates Cable Car in London at 8.30am this morning!


Bringing together the UK and Dutch licensing communities, as well as other international licensing partners, the group had already raised £50,500 by first thing this morning for The Light Fund and €25,000 for The Children's Hospital in Utrecht.

Nervous participants posed for photos with Miffy, against a backdrop of colourful banners and beach flags sponsored by a wide selection of character-owners and industry partners.

Two pelotons then headed out on the road to Folkestone - the first peloton is aiming for a speed of 16 miles per hour and the slower one at 13 miles per hour. The pace in each is being set by a lead cyclist from Sports Connection, the company managing the ride.


Viacom's Mark Kingston wearing a Sponge-tastic SpongeBob SquarePants cycle jersey by Scimitar Sports. Photo by Ian Downes, @StartLicensing.

One of the group is already nursing an injury - on his last cycle at the weekend, Icon Live's Warren Traeger was hit by a car and knocked off his bike. Although he is still in massive pain and was in a sling until this morning, he is heroically carrying on!

Executives from companies including Nickelodeon, Esdevium Games, Blues Clothing, Icon Live, Gemma, eOne, Trademark Collections, Max Publishing, Corsair, Sanrio, Collective Apparel, CPLG, Manchester City, MSB Accounting, Poetic Gem, Cherokee USA, Artists and Scientists, DRi, Rainbow Designs, Highlight PR, ESP Licensing and NJ Screenprints will all be part of the UK team.

Meanwhile, the Netherlands team will include execs from Mercis, Big Tent USA, World of Delights, Hubregtse, License Connection, Bambolino Toys, De Gele Trui Uitzenders and CPLG Benelux.

The organisers would like to say a huge thank you to the multiple sponsors of the Start and Finish line and the Beach Flags, meaning that, along with the branded jersey, it's going to be a colourful event.


To donate to the charities supported by the Miffy & Friends Charity Cycle Challenge, please visit the following Justgiving pages (or you can sponsor individual participants by visiting their own pages):

The Light Fund:

https://www.justgiving.com/MFCCbikeride/

The Willhelmina Kinderziekenhuis Children's Hospital:

https://justgiving.nl/nl/events/1160-miffy-friends-charity-cycle-challenge-mfccc

You can also sponsor Nickelodeon's Mark Kingston directly at https://www.justgiving.com/Mark-Kingston5/

To keep up with live updates from the group's progress, please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/MFCCC/1590298317913466

Good luck to everyone taking part in the Miffy And Friends Charity Cycle Challenge!
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Nickelodeon Cooks Up Some Magic In "Talia In The Kitchen", New Daily Scripted Series Bowing Monday 6th July 2015 On Nick USA

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via NickPress.com:

NICKELODEON COOKS UP SOME MAGIC IN TALIA IN THE KITCHEN, NEW DAILY SCRIPTED SERIES BOWING MONDAY, JULY 6, AT 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)

New Series Launch Follows Anticipated Fourth and Final Season Premiere of Daily Hit Every Witch Way at 7 p.m. (ET/PT)


Santa Monica, Calif. – June 30, 2015 – An aspiring chef discovers if she wants to be the best, she will need a dash of magic in Talia in the Kitchen, Nickelodeon's newest live-action, daily scripted series debuting Monday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m. (all times ET/PT), following the season-four premiere of the daily scripted hit Every Witch Way at 7 p.m. Talia in the Kitchen is the story of 14-year-old Talia Parra (Maria Quezada), who discovers that she can cook just what each customer needs with her magical spices.

Filmed in Miami, Fla., Talia in the Kitchen (20 half-hour episodes) will air Monday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. after the fourth and final season of Every Witch Way (20 half-hour episodes). Each episode from both series will be available on Nick.com, the Nick App and Nick On Demand one day following their linear TV premieres. Talia in the Kitchen was created by Catharina Ledeboer and produced by Nickelodeon Latin America, the team also behind Every Witch Way.

"Talia in the Kitchen is great, fun storytelling that combines some of the trends that kids today love, like cooking, magic and wish fulfillment and, as always, comedy," said Russell Hicks. "Pairing Talia with Every Witch Way creates a full hour of daily format viewing, which our audience has an enormous appetite for due to the success of our other daily hits like Make It Pop and House of Anubis."

Talia in the Kitchen follows Talia as she discovers her passion for cooking after moving in with her eccentric grandmother (Jeanette Lehr) and her brainy little sister, Julie (Galilea Lasalvia). With the help of her friends (Ellis Ann Jackson and Joshua Hoffman) and her late father's magical spices, Talia tries to revive the family's restaurant business with food that literally stirs people's emotions. However, she must overcome competition from a local eatery owned by the rival Fuccinelli family: food snob Debbie (Gail Soltys), heartthrob Tyson (Liam Obergfoll) and head chef Frenchie (Miguel Luciano).

Every Witch Way begins its fourth and final season July 6th on a high note, having ranked number one in its timeslot with both kids and tweens during its third season. The high-stakes finale season follows 14-year-old Emma Alonso, who after standing up to the Witches Council, is more powerful than ever before. She's taking charge as The Chosen One and pushing the limits of what her magic can do. Friendships will be tested, enemies will be made and the Magic Realm will be changed forever. Every Witch Way is written by Catharina Ledeboer (Grachi, Talia in the Kitchen, General Hospital) and produced by Nickelodeon Latin America and Cinemat.

Nickelodeon, now in its 36th 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, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

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Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand Partners With Showtime Attractions For "PAW Patrol" Live Events

The licensing industry news website Licensing.biz is reporting the PUP-Tastic news that Nickelodeon is partnering with Showtime Attractions to bring "PAW Patrol" live events to Australia and New Zealand!


From September 2015, popular characters Chase and Marshall will be available for character appearances, followed by "Paw Patrol" live shows from January 2016.

Showtime Attractions will be responsible for managing bookings for non-ticketed character shows in shopping centres, meet and greet appearances, as well as activity and craft zones at small and large scale events.

"Since its launch in 2013, "Paw Patrol" has become a global phenomenon, achieving high ratings on subscription and free to air television, along with mass consumer product sales across all international territories," said Jihee Nam, vice president and general manager for Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand.

"The show's extension to the live events business in Australia and New Zealand is testament to the strength and success of our kids and family entertainment offering across multiple platforms."

Keith Brown, managing director for Showtime Attractions, added: "It is an exciting time to extend our existing partnership with Nickelodeon to include "Paw Patrol", a property that has evolved to become one of the biggest franchises for pre-schoolers worldwide.

"Along with Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", we have a competitive offering that will cater for the whole family. We are looking forward to growing and supporting this powerful entertainment portfolio and strengthening Nickelodeon's live events arm in Australia and New Zealand."
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Nickelodeon And Papercutz Broaden Magazine Deal

Nickelodeon and Papercutz are expanding on their recent innovative first look deal!

The news comes following last weeks debut of Nickelodeon and Papercutz's all-new Nickelodeon Magazine that focuses on Nickelodeon's animated shows and features games, puzzles and activities for kids.


This new announcement will expand on that deal, giving Papercutz multi-territory rights to debut four exclusive minicomics based on Nickelodeon series "Sanjay and Craig", "Pig Goat Banana Cricket", "Harvey Breaks" and "The Loud House" exclusively available at Comic-Con!

Graphic novels based on the collection of comics featured in Nickelodeon Magazine will also be published several times a year, with a "Sanjay and Craig" issue to debut in September 2015!

The publishing program is scheduled to roll out in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Asia in the immediate future.

Original source: License! Global.
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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere More Episodes From "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season Three From Sunday 2nd August 2015

Brandon Auman, a Executive Producer and the head writer of Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" television series, has announced the Booyakasha TMNT News in a post on his official Instagram profile page, @brandon_auman, that, following a short break, Nickelodeon USA will start to premiere and show more brand new episodes from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season three from Sunday 2nd August 2015, continuing the shell-raising crime-fighting adventures of the four mutant Heroes in a Half-Shell turtles — Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo!


UPDATE: NickToons USA will be airing the 2003 series of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", produced by 4Kids Entertainment and Mirage Studios, in July 2015, starting with a marathon on Saturday 11th July 2015!

Original source: ToonZone forums member Toons Fan.
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Nickelodeon Orders "Pig Goat Banana Cricket" Season 2 Ahead Of Series Premiere

Voice actor Candi Milo, who will be providing the voice of 'Goat' in Nickelodeon's brand-new original animated comedy series "Pig Goat Banana Cricket", has announced the very exciting news in a Tweet on her official Twitter profile page, ‏@CandiMilo, that Nickelodeon has greenlit a second season of "Pig Goat Banana Cricket" ahead of the series premiering on Nickelodeon USA on Saturday 18th July 2015 at 10:30am ET/PT!:


Original record for the next season!! #NICKELODEON

"Pig Goat Banana Cricket" follows four friends nature never intended - a pickle-obsessed Pig, a Goat with musical dreams, a Banana who loves video games and a Cricket with a crazy science lab — in Boopelite City, a gigantic, fantastical metropolis unlike anything you've seen before; where fruit can walk, animals can talk, the sidewalks are crammed with animals, robots and sea creatures, and you can find all your pickle needs at the downtown Picklemart! The quad are roommates in a treehouse, which sits in the middle of the city, surrounded by the forest, seas and everywhere else the foursome could possibly go.


From surviving a fudge-pocalypse to challenging Prince Mermeow in the underwater city of Catlantis, Pig, Goat, Banana and Cricket often find themselves in sticky situations... but wherever these four friends go, they always know where they'll end up: TOGETHER!

Nickelodeon will hold the world premieres of "Pig Goat Banana Cricket" and the networks upcoming brand-new animated comedy series "The Loud House" at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 on Saturday 11th July 2015!

Viewers can visit Nickelodeon's official "Pig Goat Banana Cricket" property website on Nick.com and the Nick App to learn more about the show and its characters, play show-based games, take character quizzes, and watch funny short videos. Episodes of Pig Goat Banana Cricket will be available on Nick.com and the Nick App, along with platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Google Play, Vudu, Playstation, Hulu and VOD.

Big thanks to ‏@TVShowsFan for the news!
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Meet The Creators Of "Pig Goat Banana Cricket"

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA starting to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new original animated comedy series "Pig Goat Banana Cricket" on Saturday 18th July 2015 at 10:30am ET/PT, Nick USA has unveiled a fantastic behind-the-scenes video clip on their official YouTube channel featuring Johnny Ryan ("MAD Magazine", "DC Comics") and Dave Cooper ("Futarama"), the co-creators of "Pig Goat Banana Cricket", who talk about the creative process of their all-new Nicktoon, and about how the great response the shows original short, "Pig Goat Banana Mantis!", got from audiences led to Nickelodeon commissioning the series! Johnny also talks about their work on Nickelodeon Magazine!

Pig Goat Banana Cricket | Meet the Creators: Johnny Ryan & Dave Cooper | Nick



Meet the creative masterminds behind Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Johnny Ryan & Dave Cooper!


"Pig Goat Banana Cricket" follows four friends nature never intended - a pickle-obsessed Pig, a Goat with musical dreams, a Banana who loves video games and a Cricket with a crazy science lab — in Boopelite City, a gigantic, fantastical metropolis unlike anything you've seen before; where fruit can walk, animals can talk, the sidewalks are crammed with animals, robots and sea creatures, and you can find all your pickle needs at the downtown Picklemart! The quad are roommates in a treehouse, which sits in the middle of the city, surrounded by the forest, seas and everywhere else the foursome could possibly go.

From surviving a fudge-pocalypse to challenging Prince Mermeow in the underwater city of Catlantis, Pig, Goat, Banana and Cricket often find themselves in sticky situations... but wherever these four friends go, they always know where they'll end up: TOGETHER!

Nickelodeon will hold the world premieres of "Pig Goat Banana Cricket" and the networks upcoming brand-new animated comedy series "The Loud House" at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 on Saturday 11th July 2015!

Viewers can visit Nickelodeon's official "Pig Goat Banana Cricket" property website on Nick.com and the Nick App to learn more about the show and its characters, play show-based games, take character quizzes, and watch funny short videos. Episodes of Pig Goat Banana Cricket will be available on Nick.com and the Nick App, along with platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Google Play, Vudu, Playstation, Hulu and VOD.
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Nelvana's "Little Charmers: Sparkle Up" App Hits #1 on iTunes

Original Corus Entertainment Inc. Press Release via CNW:

Nelvana's Little Charmers App Hits #1 on iTunes

Kids create magical makeovers of the popular series with Little Charmers: Sparkle Up app


TORONTO, June 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's Nelvana is pleased to announce that Little Charmers: Sparkle Up, the first app for the Little Charmers brand, soared to the #1 spot for downloaded iPad apps in the App Store on iTunes across the United States and Canada, less than a week after its launch. The Little Charmers animated preschool series launched in January 2015 consistently ranking among the top five preschool programs on Nick Jr. in the U.S. and Treehouse in Canada.


Little Charmers: Sparkle Up is a free download for tablets and smartphones available in the App Store on iTunes and will be available on Amazon and Google Play in July. Players can immerse themselves into Hazel, Posie and Lavender's magical world by casting spells to transform their surroundings, beam across a variety of locations and arrange charming props to create enchanting images which users can print, save and share with their friends. Additionally, they can also play with the girls' pets Seven, Flare and Treble.


"We're thrilled with the immediate popularity of the Little Charmers app," said Colin Bohm, Vice President, Head of Corus Kids. "It's no surprise that kids have embraced the app's magical interactivity that encourages exploration and seamlessly complements the top rated Nickelodeon and Treehouse series. This app is the first of many brand extensions for Little Charmers including an imaginative toy collection from our partner, Spin Master, which will roll out to mass retail later this summer."


Since rising to the top of the iTunes ranking, the app has garnered more than 100,000 downloads in the U.S. and Canada.


Little Charmers, produced by Nelvana and Spin Master, takes place in the whimsical land of Charmville where three "Charmers-In-Training" embark on spellbinding adventures using their new magical powers that always seem to cause more problems than they solve.


Little Charmers currently airs on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. in territories worldwide including the U.S., and airs on Treehouse in Canada.

About Nelvana
Nelvana is a world-leading international producer and distributor of children's animated and live-action content. Nelvana produces a stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands that focus on comedies, preschool and boys action series and ancillary consumer products programs. Nelvana's content airs on Corus Entertainment's kids channels in Canada and in over 160 countries around the world. The Nelvana library has well over 4,000 episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys® and Geminis. Visit the Nelvana website at www.nelvana.com.

About Spin Master Ltd.
Spin Master is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Air Hogs®, Spin Master Games™ and the 2015 Toy of the Year, Zoomer™ Dino. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 58 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 14 wins across a variety of product categories. Spin Master has been recognized with 11 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. Spin Master is among a limited number of companies that not only develop and produce global entertainment properties, characters and content, but also monetize that content through the creation, sale and licensing of products. To date, Spin Master has produced five television series, including 2007 hit series Bakugan and its current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 850 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Bratislava, Germany, Holland, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and Japan.

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Corus Entertainment Unveils First in a Suite of New Kids Apps with the Launch of TreehouseGO

Original Corus Entertainment Inc. Press Release via CorusEnt.com:

6/29/2015
Corus Entertainment Unveils First in a Suite of New Kids Apps with the Launch of TreehouseGO

Download-to-go feature gives kids and families complete portability and offline access to their favourite Treehouse shows



Corus Entertainment Unveils First in a Suite of New Kids Apps with the Launch of TreehouseGO (CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)

(Toronto, Canada) As part of Corus Entertainment's expanding digital content roll out, the company is launching a full suite of TV Everywhere apps for its kids television brands starting with TreehouseGO. Fans of Treehouse, Canada's #1 preschool network, will have access to their favourite Treehouse shows anytime, anywhere with the launch of TreehouseGO for mobile devices and tablets. Designed for kids 2 to 6, TreehouseGO is playful and easy for kids to navigate, and above all, gives them on-the-go access in the same fun, safe and trusted Treehouse environment that parents know and love. The app, free to Treehouse TV subscribers, will be continually updated with the most popular and current Treehouse series such as Dora and Friends, Little Charmers, Octonauts, Toopy & Binoo, Bubble Guppies and Mike the Knight. Visit www.treehousetv.com/TreehouseGO for more information.

"We're thrilled to begin rolling out a full suite of Corus Kids brands specially optimized for mobile devices, beginning with TreehouseGO," said Colin Bohm, Vice President, Television, Head of Corus Kids. "These apps ensure that our content is everywhere consumers are and available to them whenever and wherever they want it. Parents and kids will love the flexibility of being able to watch their favourite entertainment on the go with the TreehouseGO experience that mirrors the full, rich environment of Canada's #1 television brand for young kids."

TreehouseGO is the first of several apps Corus is launching to ensure audiences have convenient access to their favourite brands and content anywhere, anytime. Corus' apps will be available free to subscribers of its TV services in Canada on iOS and Android devices, giving kids and families access to hundreds of hours of current programming that they can view, download and live stream.

TreehouseGO Key Features:

* Safe and easy for little ones to use

* Free with your Treehouse subscription

* Features full-length episodes on demand—or you watch the channel live as it airs by clicking on the Live TV icon

* Can be watched offline with the "My Backpack" download-to-go option

TreehouseGO is free to download from the App Store or Google Play and video content is available at no charge to satellite and cable subscribers of Treehouse TV. Additional features will be rolled out in the coming year.

Upon downloading and opening the TreehouseGO app, users will be able to submit their email to receive special promotions such as a discount code for tickets to Treehouse Big Day Out, the two-day family festival taking place in Toronto on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13.

Corus' new apps are built using You.i Engine software, developed by Ottawa-based startup You.i TV, which powers the user experience across all platforms. These apps are also supported by technologies from thePlatform, Adobe Primetime, Penthera, Akamai and Elemental.

Treehouse

Loved by Kids! Trusted by Parents! Treehouse, Canada's #1 channel for young children, offers premium programming and a trusted, safe environment for little ones and their parents. Delivering a strong balance of educational, imaginative and entertaining programs, Treehouse provides high-quality children's series from Canada and around the world. Hit shows include Bubble Guppies, Trucktown, Dora and Friends, Mike the Knight and Toopy & Binoo. Canada's pre-eminent brand for young children, Treehouse is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Learn more about Treehouse at www.treehousetv.com.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.

Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. Corus' brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh FM London, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at corusent.com.

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Nickelodeon Poland Records Best Ever Ratings In May 2015

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Polska has announced in the following press release, via Satinfo24.pl, that Nickelodeon Poland (Polska) recorded record ratings in May 2015, reaching as much as 7.5% and 1.1% Shr RT in the kids aged 4-12 years demographic, making May 2015 the most successful month in Nickelodeon Poland history!


Nickelodeon Poland's record ratings were helped by Nickelodeon's roster of hit shows, including "Chica Vampiro", "Sam & Cat", "The Thundermans", "Max & Shred" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn".

Nickelodeon Polska's May 2015 ratings performance was the crowning achievement of great ratings results since the channel launched in March 2010. The average share of Nickelodeon viewers in the 4-to-12 years old age group was up 6.8%, and for school-age children (7-12 years) to 8.3%. Thanks to a programme line-up popular with kids of all ages, the channel also had very high rates of AMR%: 1.2% in the 4-12 age group and 1.4% in the 7-12 demographic.

Original Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Polska Press Release:

W maju stacja Nickelodeon Polska zanotowała najlepszy wynik w swojej dotychczasowej historii, osiągając aż 7,5% Shr i 1,1% RT w grupie 4-12 lat. To 25% wzrost wobec wyników stacji z maja 2014 roku.

To był najlepszy miesiąc w historii badań telemetrycznych Nickelodeon Polska, czyli od marca 2009 roku. Tak dobre wyniki stacja zanotowała dzięki mocnym pozycjom ramówkowym. Niesłabnącą popularnością cieszą się wśród młodych widzów pozycje takie jak „Chica Vampiro”, „Sam i Cat”, „Grzmotomocni”, „Max & Shred” oraz „Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn”.

Majowe wyniki oglądalności Nickelodeon Polska były ukoronowaniem świetnych rezultatów stacji od początku roku. W pierwszych czterech miesięcy stacja osiągała najlepsze średnie wyniki oglądalności wśród kanałów dziecięcych. Przeciętny udział Nickelodeon w grupie widzów od 4 do 12 lat wyniósł aż 6,8%, a dla dzieci w wieku szkolnym (7-12 lat) aż 8,3%. Dzięki ramówce atrakcyjnej dla dzieci w każdym wieku, kanał miał także bardzo wysoki wskaźnik AMR%: 1,2% w grupie wiekowej 4-12 oraz 1,4% – w grupie 7-12.

Nickelodeon ma szansę na osiągnięcie jeszcze lepszych wyników oglądalności za sprawą niespodzianki, którą przygotował dla najmłodszych z okazji Dnia Dziecka. Od 1 czerwca do 5 lipca kanały Nick Jr., Nickelodeon oraz Nick HD dostępne będą w otwartych oknach programowych u operatorów: Cyfrowy Polsat, Orange TV, Multimedia oraz Toya. Dodatkowo, przez cały czas trwania akcji mali widzowie uzyskają bezpłatny dostęp do 30 odcinków seriali z portfolio Nickelodeon w ramach usługi VOD. Widzowie będą mogli śledzić losy swoich ulubionych bohaterów, takich serii live action jak: „Hotel 13”, „Nawiedzeni”, „Sam & Cat” czy „Grzmotomocni”. Fanom kreskówek stacja oferuje niezwykle przygody z prawdziwymi gwiazdami: „Wojownicze Żółwie Ninja”, „Kórliki”, czy „Sanjay & Craig”. Najmłodsi widzowie też znajdą coś dla siebie. Przedszkolaki mogą poznawać świat z Dorą, małą podróżniczką czy odkrywać „Bąbelkowy Świat Gupików”.

źródło:Viacom Polska

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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere Brand-New Episodes Of "Harvey Beaks" And "Sanjay and Craig" From Saturday 18th July 2015

The television news website The Futon Critic is reporting the exciting news that Nickelodeon USA will start to premiere more brand new episodes of "Harvey Beaks" and "Sanjay and Craig" every Saturday at 11:00am and 11:30am, respectively, following the premiere of all-new episodes of Nickelodeon's brand-new original animated comedy series (NickToon) "Pig Goat Banana Cricket" at 10:30am from Saturday 18th July 2015!


Below is a list of currently announced premiere dates for each brand-new "Harvey Beaks", "Sanjay and Craig" and "Pig Goat Banana Cricket" episode:

Saturday 18th July 2015:
10:30am - Pig Goat Banana Cricket: Fudge-pocalypse (#102) (Series Premiere)
11:00am - Harvey Beaks: Fee's Haircut/Harvey's Favorite Book (#111)
11:30am - Sanjay and Craig: King of Kids/Ew de Hector (#214)

Saturday 25th July 2015:
10:30am - Pig Goat Banana Cricket: Prank Thy Neighbor (#106)
11:00am - Harvey Beaks: Dad Band/Foo's Panic Room (#112)
11:30am - Sanjay and Craig: Serpentco/Chrome Dome (#219)


Additionally, The Futon Critic is reporting the further exciting news that the brand-new episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants" that Nickelodeon USA will premiere on Thursday 16th July 2015 at 7:30pm ET/PT (6:30pm C) will be called "Lost in Bikini Bottom"/"Tutor Sauce"! To celebrate, Nick USA has launched a social media campaign called #WheresTheSquare!

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Sky To Offer Even More Great Stuff For Kids

Official Sky Press Release via the Sky Media Centre:

Sky to offer even more great stuff for kids

29 June 2015


Sky today committed to offer even more great stuff for kids as it builds on its position as the best entertainment service for children and their parents. New developments will include the launch of a dedicated app and the appointment of a Head of Kids Content. This follows the recent expansion of the kids' shows available in Sky's on demand library from 700 to 4,000 episodes, making Sky home to more episodes of the most-watched kids' shows than any other provider in the UK.

Development of the kids app for mobile devices is already underway and it is expected to launch in early 2016. To build it Sky is combining its 25 years of expertise in delivering great content in a family friendly way with the talents of ustwo: designers of Monument Valley, winner of Apple's 2014 Design Award iPad game of the year and two BAFTAs.

The app will mean children in Sky homes can access their favourite shows in a way that best suits them. Latest data from Ofcom 1 shows around one quarter of children aged 5-7 and one-third of children aged 8-11 own a tablet. The proportion of children watching TV on a tablet has risen by a third in a year to 20% while a third watch TV on-demand.

Aimed at children aged 4-9 years, the app will bring together all the best age-appropriate shows available on Sky, from the likes of The Cartoon Network, Disney and Nickelodeon, in an easy-to-use and fun way. At the heart of the app's design will be the creation of an intuitive and playful experience that empowers children to discover programmes themselves but also provides parents with peace of mind. It will include options to filter what their child views, limits usage including a 'bedtime' setting as well as the ability to understand what their child has been watching.

In addition to the app, the appointment of a new Head of Kids Content will help ensure Sky continues to offer the most compelling kids content presented in a creative and appealing way. The recruitment process for the new role has started.



Following the recent investment in expanding its on demand library, Sky is now home to 4000 episodes of much loved kids shows including Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom. Kids' viewing on demand is already up 50% and it is expected to grow further following the launch of a major new advertising campaign. Set to air from 29 June, 'Operation Kids' features characters from some of UK's most popular childrens' shows including Peppa Pig and Captain Barnacles from The Octonauts working together to add the new dedicated kids section to the Sky+ home page. The new section opens up a one-stop-shop of all the kids shows and movies available on demand, all kids TV recordings, plus a quick view of what's on now on linear channels like CBeebies and Nick Jr.

Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer, Sky commented: "We want kids to have access to all their favourite shows when and on whatever device they want, in a way that parents know is creative, engaging but ultimately, safe. Sky has always focused on providing great entertainment for the whole family which is why we are continuing to invest in what we offer the youngest members of the household."

1 Ofcom: Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2014

For more information:

Robin Tozer
Email: [...]
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 032 0620

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Visit: www.sky.com/corporate

About Sky
Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company. The group serves 21 million customers across five countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. We offer the best and broadest range of content, deliver market-leading customer service and use innovative new technology to give customers a better TV experience, whenever and wherever they choose.

Sky has annual revenues of over £11 billion and is Europe's leading investor in television content with a combined programming budget of over £4.6 billion. The company employs 31,000 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY).

For more information visit www.sky.com/corporate

Sky's Operation Kids, created by Brothers & Sisters, is available to view here

Full credits:
Client – Sky
Agency – Brothers & Sisters
Creative Director – Tim Clarke
Creatives – Rory Robinson & Olly Fernandez
Agency Producer – Ashlie Hutber
Account Handling – Alessandra Russell & Shaida Vaillancourt
Production Company – MMMultiply
Audio – Wave Studios

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Nickelodeon News Round-Up - Issue 26: Global Edition

Below is a round-up of aweslime Nickelodeon International news and highlights!


Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand will start to premiere brand-new episodes from "Breadwinners" season two every Saturday at 7:30am from Saturday 1st August 2015 at 7:30am!;

Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand will start to premiere more brand-new episodes from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season three every Saturday at 8.30am from Saturday 1st August 2015!;

Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand will also continue to premiere more brand-new episodes of "Harvey Beaks" Saturdays at 8:00am throughout August 2015!;

Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand recently debuted the brand-new animated series "Get Blake!" on Sunday 17th May 2015 at 8:30am!;

Nickelodeon Africa will premiere more brand-new episodes of "SpongeBob SquarePants" from Monday 29th June 2015!;

To celebrate the Winter holidays, MultiChoice has moved four DStv Premium TV channels – Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Nick Jr. and Lifetime – to the cheaper DStv Compact package for a month from Friday 26th June 2015! Viacom International Media Networks Africa's (VIMN Africa) Nickelodeon (DStv 305), Nick Jr. (DStv 307) and Comedy Central (DStv 122) and A+E Networks UK's Lifetime (DStv 131), which are premium TV channels, will be made available to DStv Compacy subscribers starting 26 June. These four DStv channels will remain accessible on DStv Compact for almost a month, until Monday 20th July 2015, at no extra cost.

Nickelodeon South East Asia will be premiering brand-new episodes of "Rabbids Invasion", "Sanjay and Craig", "Breadwinners" and will premiere the brand-new NickToon "Harvey Beaks" on Monday 29th June 2015 from 5:30pm on Nickelodeon Indonesia (WIB) and 6:30pm on Nickelodeon Malaysia (MY) and Nickelodeon Singapore (SG), as part of Nick Asia's brand-new programming block, "Pick Me Up Mondays"!;

Nickelodeon Spain (Espana), Nickelodeon Portugal, Nickelodeon Italy and Nickelodeon Italy France recently held local versions of the popular Nickelodeon programming stunt "Whodunnit Night", locally titled "¿Quíen lo hizo?", "Quem Foi?", "Chi è stato?" and "Qui a fait ça?", respectively!;

Nickelodeon Russia and CIS (Россия and СНГ) premiered the second season finale episode of "The Thundermans" ("Грозная семейка") on Friday 26th June 2015!;

Nickelodeon Russia and CIS are currently showing more brand-new episodes of "Breadwinners" ("Хлебоутки") Saturdays at 8:45am!;

Nickelodeon Russia and CIS has debuted Nickelodeon's first-ever animated series developed and produced exclusively for digital platforms, "Welcome to the Wayne", locally titled "Добро пожаловать в Вэйн", on their newly relaunched official website, nickelodeon.ru! Nickelodeon recently greenlit its first digital short-form series for television, and will debut the show in 2016!;

Nickelodeon Russia and CIS recently celebrated International Children's Day will a special event called "33 буквы в Парке Горького" on Saturday 30th May 2015! As part of the event, kids could meet and greet Nickelodeon stars, have a go at dubbing their favourite Nicktoons and take part in master classes!

Nickelodeon Italy (Italia) recently launched their official Summer website, "Nick Estate", which is full of summer fun, games and videos! Additionally, Nick Italy has also launched a quiz website full of fantastic Nickelodeon-themed quizzes!;

Nickelodeon Italy premiered "Bella and the Bulldogs" ("Bella e i Bulldogs") on Wednesday 24th June 2015 at 7:30pm!;

Grab your passport, rubber ring, sunglasses and your suitcase as Nickelodeon 4Teen (France) will be taking viewers on a sensational world tour in 60 days this Summer! By plane, boat, truck, and even parachute, every week viewers will discover a new place! 60 days of travel, 60 days of celebration and madness, 60 days away from trouble... Embark on Nickelodeon's Le tour du monde en 60 from Monday 6th July 2015 at 18h55 on Nickelodeon 4Teen!;

Nickelodeon Greece will premiere the fourth season of "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" from Monday 6th July 2015 at 9:20am!

Nickelodeon Brazil (Brasil) has relaunched their Nicklovers blog as Trendy By Nick!;

Nickelodeon Brazil will premiere more brand-new episodes of "The Thundermans" every Thursday at at 8:00pm from Thursday 2nd July 2015, which will lead up to the debut of the second season finale episode, titled "A Hero is Born", on Thursday 23rd July 2015 at 8:00pm!;

Nickelodeon Brazil will also be premiering more brand-new episodes of:

"Rabbids: A Invasão" every Saturday at 9:30am from Saturday 4th July 2015;
"Harvey Beaks" every Saturday at 9:00am from Saturday 4th July 2015;
"Padrinhos Mágicos" ("Fairly OddParents") on Thursday 16th July 2015 at 5:00pm;
"Max & Shred" Monday to Thursday at 7:30pm from Monday 27th July 2015!;

Additionally, Nickelodeon Brazil recently revealed to Anime, Manga E TV the channels three most watched programmes during April 2015!

"Bob Esponja" ("SpongeBob SquarePants") – 0,79: público entre 4 a 11 anos (faixa horária das 6h-0h)
"Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" – 0,70: público entre 4-11 (faixa horária das 6h-0h)
"Sanjay and Craig" – 0,55: público entre 4-11 (faixa horária das 6h-0h);

Nickelodeon Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) will be showing brand-new episodes of "Paw Patrol" ("A mancs őrjárat"), "Rabbids Invasion" ("Rabbids: Invázió"), "Sam & Cat" ("Sam és Cat"), and "Sanjay and Craig" ("Sanjay és Craig") July 2015!;

Additionally, Nick CEE will debut the brand-new "Tickety Toc" summer special "Strandolunk" ("Vacation Time") on Friday 10th July 2015 at 9:10am! Nickelodeon Central and Eastern Europe will also be hosting weekend marathons of popular Nickelodeon shows and airing a selection of Nickelodeon specials weekends throughout July 2015!;

Nickelodeon Israel recently premiered "Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks" ("אלוויןןן!!! והצ'יפמאנקס") on Sunday 21st June 2015!;

The Italian children's channel K2 recently premiered "ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks" on Friday 12th June 2015!

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