Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Planet Nickelodeon Video Round-Up | NickTube | Wednesday 20th June 2018

Check out a selection of video clips featuring your favourite Nickelodeon shows and stars from Nickelodeon channels around the world!

How To Make A EPIC Sports Promo | Kids' Choice Sports 2018 | Nickelodeon

What does it take to make a EPIC sports promo? Lizzy Greene from Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Breanna Yde from School of Rock and Owen Joyner, Daniella Perkins, and Lilimar from Knight Squad are here tell us! Make sure to tune into Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports 2018, hosted by NBA All-Star Chris Paul, Saturday, July 21, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on everywhere you find Nickelodeon USA!


Hosted by Chris Paul, Houston Rockets’ point guard and former NBA All-Star MVP, Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 is the only show where kids celebrate their favorite athletes and the year’s most unforgettable sports moments in a superstar sports showdown. Airing Saturday, July 21, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on everywhere you find Nickelodeon, Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 will be taped live on Thursday, July 19, from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Voting is open NOW! Visit KCS2018.com to vote for your sporting heroes, plus the latest KCS 2018 news and info!


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Making A Cartoon - Full Episode | Speech Bubble w/Butch Hartman

Butch Hartman (creator of Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom on Nickelodeon) and his Speech Bubble cohost, Jace Diehl discuss how a cartoon is made.

Will It Slime? Live at 'Double Dare' with Inside Nick | Nickelodeon

Go live on the set of Double Dare with your Inside Nick hosts Tarreyn & Carly playing “Will It Slime?” with the giant Pick It Nose!



Liza Koshy is pumped to host Double Dare, but she's got a lot to learn from the master of slime, Marc Summers!



The messiest game show on TV returns for a brand-new series, the all-new Double Dare, premieres Monday, June 25 at 8:00pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!

Hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy, Nickelodeon's Double Dare revival will see a new generation of fans compete in the messiest and most physically challenging competition of their lives. Bringing together new fans and the iconic game show’s millennial audience from the ‘90s, original series host Marc Summers returns to give color commentary on the challenges, lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode.

Leading up to the debut of the brand-new series of Double Dare, NickSplat will air a selection of classic episodes from across the Double Dare franchise every night at 11:00pm ET/PT between Monday 18th - Sunday 24th June 2018.

Nickelodeon’s new Double Dare will also spill off of the screen and into the real world this summer, connecting to fans both old and new in a series of forthcoming location-based live experiences. There will be opportunities for fans to play Double Dare in on-the-ground versions at VidCon 2018 in Anaheim, Calif., and all summer long at Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America in Minneapolis.

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Butch Hartman Kickstarting Oaxis Online Platform

Creator of such hit Nick shows as Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy and Bunsen Is a Beast will head service that caters to family programming of all types.


LOS ANGELES -- Former Nickelodeon producer and creator Butch Hartman is launching Oaxis Entertainment, a new online streaming service dedicated to nonstop family-focused programming planned to launch in 2019.

With the help of the community and Kickstarter, he plans to raise more than $250,000 in 30 days to kick-off the project. Funds raised will go towards the development of the subscription-based platform, hiring creative producers and staff to generate original content, and acquiring material that aligns with Oaxis’ family-focused mission.

Programming on Oaxis will include everything from animated series, drama, comedy, feature films, sports, fitness, reality, news, video games and everything viewers expect from a premiere entertainment service.

Additionally, Oaxis Entertainment will have a user-based upload feature that will allow users to upload their own family-focused content for others to enjoy. All user-submitted content will go through the “Oaxis filter,” ensuring that it is suitable for viewers of all ages before it becomes live on the platform.


Butch Hartman is using Kickstarter to fund Oaxis Entertainment, a streaming platform for family-focused entertainment.

“As a family man working in Hollywood my goal has always been to provide quality entertainment that everyone can enjoy,” says Hartman. “With Oaxis, I now have an opportunity to give families the chance to connect and experience quality entertainment together again.”

Butch Hartman is using Kickstarter to fund Oaxis Entertainment, a streaming platform for family-focused entertainment.

Hartman is known for spearheading some of Nickelodeon’s most successful animated series, including Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Bunsen is a Beast and The Fairly OddParents, which is currently Nickelodeon’s third longest-running animated series behind SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.



I’M STARTING A NEW NETWORK | Butch Hartman

I've been waiting to tell you this for a long time and now I can finally reveal it.
Here's what I'm doing after 'I Left Nickelodeon' and how YOU can be a
part of it: http://kck.st/2JYfUGP

In 2015 Hartman founded his own online kid’s destination called The Noog Network, an interactive app featuring cartoons, live-action shows and games for kids. Since his departure from Nickelodeon in 2018, Hartman’s YouTube presence has been growing. His channel “Speech Bubble” has more than 48,000 subscribers and his other channel, “Butch Hartman,” has more than 745,000 subscribers and is steadily growing.

His passion project is Hartman House, a nonprofit foundation established by Hartman and his wife Julieann in 2005. Through Hartman House, the Hartmans hope to help underprivileged children all around the world. Since its formation, Hartman House has helped support numerous global child-based charities, including Watersprings Ranch, a shelter for abused and neglected children in Texarkana, Ark. It has also spearheaded aid projects in orphanages in Uganda, Africa, Haiti, funded school scholarships for inner city children, and sponsored a complete home renovation for a needy family in Los Angeles.

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Source: Oaxis Entertainment via Animation World Network.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Vidcon 2018: Viacom Makes Its Mark, Organizers Focus on Diversity

Vidcon CEO Jim Louderback promises that this year’s annual online video confab won’t become a corporate branding exercise for Viacom after it acquired the conference last February.


“We were both really clear during the sale that they didn’t want to change us and we didn’t want to be changed,” Louderback said in a phone interview with Variety. “Because if you do that, you’re going ruin it.”

Expected to draw 35,000 people, the event is in its ninth iteration and will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center June 20-23. It has evolved into a massive multi-day event featuring panel sessions for industry leaders and content creators, digital stars, fans, numerous parties and even a concert by Marshmello, the American DJ and electronic music producer. That’s a far cry from the conference’s more meager beginnings in a ballroom at a Century City hotel with just 1,400 attendees.

The conference has to be seen as neutral ground for all of the platforms and media companies that attend, according to Louderback, including Nickelodeon, Fox, NBC, Scripps, YouTube and others.

The only additional Viacom influence you’ll see at Vidcon this year, Louderback, said are sponsored both from networks like MTV, which will be doing a Cribs activation. Nickelodeon, like in years past, is also sponsoring a booth, and so has Paramount Network.

Vidcon has grown into the must-attend event for young fans of a wide array of influencers and video personalities who receive are received like rock stars. Because Vidcon skews young and female, it gives it the feel of a Justin Bieber concert, as young fans gush and shriek over their favorite digital celebs. Among the stars attending this year are Nickelodeon stars Liza Koshy, the new host of Double Dare, and network starlet JoJo Siwa.

Brent Weinstein, the newly-named chief innovation officer at UTA, which represents Vidcon, called the conference “the world’s most impactful event celebrating online video, bringing together the biggest creators, industry and thought leaders, large brand marketers.”

The unique environment, Weinstein said, is “built to highlight and bring to life the special relationship between online video stars and their fans.”

This year, the event will feature bolstered security, like RFID-embedded wristbands to scan people in and out of the event. Notable this year is the emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Vidcon organizers invited a number women and people of colors to lead panel sessions. Half of the featured creators this year are women and 40% are multicultural.

Vidcon programming will be divided among three different so-called tracks: one for industry leaders interested in networking and discussing business deals, one for content creators interested in learning the tools of the online video trade, and one for community, meaning the fan events.

Among the notable events is a keynote conversation with Skybound Entertainment CEO and The Walking Dead executive producer, David Alpert. MACRO founder and CEO Charles D. King will also talk about his decision to leave WME, where he was the first African-American to make partner, to start his own multi-platform, multicultural media company. At the Nickelodeon booth, fans will have opportunities to play the networks iconic game show Double Dare.

Abby Woods, co-founder of Quartermain Media, a black-owned production company, will for the first time bring to Vidcon up-and-coming black digital talent. Woods will also lead a panel in the industry track called, “Coloring Outside of the Lines: Debunking Myths and Providing Best Practices for Influencers of Color Working with Brands and Advertisers.

“It’s this ultimate opportunity to authentically share your culture, share your struggle and share your passion for video,” Woods said in an interview.

Online video’s low barrier to entry means it has an advantage over film and television to better showcase diversity, Woods said. “People are realizing that you don’t have to have a certain look,” Woods said. “You just have to have your own message and it just needs to come across as authentic and relatable. And how hard is it to be you?”

Jennifer Perri, vice president of Univision Creator Network (UCN), said she’s heartened to see the focus on diversity at Vidcon this year.

“When we’re talking about inclusion, we’re not doing it just for the sake (of diversity),” Perri said. “They know this is who the audience is watching. These are important figures and we need to include them in the conversation.”

Perri, a Vidcon veteran, said UCN has been steadily growing the number of digital influencers they have signed from a few dozen to nearly 200. Latino influencers, she said, have been able to provide content to a largely underserved audience of Latino millennials. “This is the new face of America,” she said.

For more information about VidCon US 2018, visit http://vidcon.com.

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Slime Partners! Jamie Lynn Spears Teams Up with Daughter Maddie for the Return of Nickelodeon's 'Double Dare' [Updated W/New Photos]

Jamie Lynn Spears and Maddie Briann are taking the physical challenge!


Jamie Lynn Spears and daughter Maddie on Double DareLisa. Credit: Rose/Nickelodeon

The singer and former Nickelodeon star, who rose to fame on Nickelodeon's All That and Zoey 101, teamed up with her older daughter, 10 on Tuesday (June 12th), to compete in the network’s revival of Double Dare, one of its most popular game shows of the 1990s.

Hosted by Liza Koshy (with commentary by original host Marc Summers!), the series sees contestants battle it out in a test of wits, strategy and athleticism — complete with a healthy dose of slime.


Jamie Lynn Spears on Double DareLisa. Credit: Rose/Nickelodeon

“I loved this iconic show growing up, and I knew it­ would be so special for Maddie and I to do together, so I was thrilled to say yes when I was asked to play!” Spears, 27, told PEOPLE of the duo’s memorable, messy experience on set.

While it’s unknown whether Spears and Maddies’ red team came out on top, from the aweslime photos shared with PEOPLE, it looks like they had a great chance!


Jamie Lynn Spears and daughter Maddie on Double DareLisa. Credit: Rose/Nickelodeon

The duo look eager to answer questions (or double dare their opponents!) — and are clearly having the time of their life during the physical challenges, with Spears having no reservations about sticking her full face into a whipped-cream-laden pie.

It’s no surprise Spears was a natural fit for the show, as the new mom of two is highly skilled at multitasking and thinking on her feet.


Jamie Lynn Spears and daughter Maddie on Double DareLisa. Credit: Rose/Nickelodeon

“I sat in the car at the ballpark and breastfed. I was like, ‘If one of Maddie’s friends sees me, she’s gonna be so livid,’ ” Spears — who welcomed her second child, daughter Ivey Joan, on April 11 — told PEOPLE in May of nursing her newborn at Maddie’s softball game. “You gotta do what you gotta do!”


Credit: Rose/Nickelodeon

Credit: Rose/Nickelodeon

Double Dare returns to Nickelodeon USA June 25 at 8:00pm ET/PT!

More Nick: First Look At The New 'Double Dare' On Nickelodeon!

Originally published: Monday, June 18, 2018.

Additional source: Bustle.
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good2grow Launches Online Collectors Club

good2grow™ Launches Online Collectors Club


Families can now track their good2grow collection online to unlock prizes and games from the kids’ entertainment properties they love



good2grow Collectors Club Landing Page (Photo: Business Wire)

ATLANTA--good2grow™, a fun and nutritious line of juices and waters featuring more than 200 collectable, spill-proof character tops, is launching its first official online Collectors Club. Families who join the good2grow Collectors Club can grow and maintain their collection of tops featuring characters from licensed partners including: Nickelodeon™ (SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Disney™, Universal Studios™, Mattel™ (Thomas & Friends) and many more, access exclusive branded content, earn prizes, and more!

“Everything about the Collectors Club is inspired by kids who love the fun that comes with each character top they find and collect,” said Gunnar Olson, president at good2grow. “This club amplifies the fun a kid has engaging with their favorite superheroes or movie characters. We’ll have tops, stickers, games, prizes, you name it! And while the kids are having fun, coincidentally, they’ll be drinking a beverage that is a more nutritious option than many other juices on shelves.”

When families join the good2grow Collectors Club online they can start tracking their personal good2grow character top collection. The more they engage with the club through their online collection, the more exclusive content and fun they will unlock. New club members receive a specially designed Collectors Welcome Kit featuring all-new collectable chairs to display their tops, stickers, and more.


good2grow Collectors Club Play Page (Photo: Business Wire)

To help support the launch of the Collectors Club good2grow has launched a national promotion that runs through November giving consumers a chance to win a dream family vacation for four to an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic. good2grow is releasing a limited run of specially marked bottles with hangtags containing unique codes. Parents and kids can enter the codes found on these tags on the site to unlock access to more fun and activities. Each code enters consumers for the chance to win the grand prize and also gives them opportunities to win more prizes including Amazon Fire Tablets and numerous instant win prizes featuring their favorite characters. Look for these specially marked bottles in any place good2grow is sold including Walmart™, Target™, 7-Eleven™, and local grocer or convenience stores.

For each unique code entered, good2grow will donate 50 cents to charities that support children’s literacy. This donation will be entirely driven by fans engaging with the good2grow Collectors Club.

“As a company, our good2grow families do a lot to support organizations that help us thrive in our local community, and beyond,” said Gunnar Olson, president at good2grow. “We want to invite our greater good2grow community to do the same by helping kids pay-it-forward through the Collectors Club.”

All good2grow juices and waters have no sugar added, are non-GMO and have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Its current line of 100% Juices, Organic 75% Less Sugar Juices, and Fruit and Veggie Blends can be found at retailers nation-wide. For information about where to find good2grow, please visit the store locator, or purchase them online here.

Amazon, Kindle, Echo, Alexa, Dash, Fire and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

About good2grow

Founded in 1998, good2grow is a family-owned and -operated organization that uses fun to teach kids to eat and drink healthier. good2grow™ offers an innovative line of healthy children’s beverages featuring collectable 3D character tops that make nutritional products fun for kids to drink and help parents reinforce good dietary habits. The company partners with the hottest names in childrens’ entertainment to bring kids their favorite characters from Disney™, Universal™, Mattel™, Sanrio™ /Hello Kitty™, Hasbro™, Nickelodeon™, Warner Bros™ and many more. The character tops are also spill-proof, reusable, dishwasher-safe, recyclable and BPA-free. good2grow is available nationally at retailers including Target™, Walmart™, Kwik Trip™, Walgreens™ and CVS™, For more information on the brand and current character tops, visit good2grow.com.

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Sonoco PAW Patrol-themed snack trays for Crunch Pak featured at United Fresh

Official Sonoco Press Release via GlobeNewswire:

Sonoco PAW Patrol-themed snack trays for Crunch Pak featured at United Fresh



HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Snack trays produced by Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, for snack giant Crunch Pak® have been recognized as 2018 United Fresh Innovation Award Finalists at the United Fresh tradeshow, which will take place June 25-27 in Chicago.

The PAW Patrol-themed snack trays have proven popular with both children and parents thanks to their healthy, on-the-go convenience and packaging inspired by Nickelodeon’s hit animated preschool show. Crunch Pak’s new partnership with the number-one entertainment brand for kids, Nickelodeon, required a new package for the healthy snack pack that would stand out on the shelf and tie in well with the promotional branding.

To meet Crunch Pak’s speed-to-market needs, Sonoco delivered drawings and prototypes of paw-shaped rigid plastic for testing before an urgent customer deadline. The customized tray was ultimately produced 20 percent faster than usual lead times allow, and the snack packs went from concept to shelf in only four months.


Sonoco provided paw-shaped rigid plastic trays for several varieties of PAW Patrol-themed snack packs for snacking giant Crunch Pak. | Sonoco Products Company

“Sonoco was a great partner in our effort to get the PAW Patrol snack packs on the shelf quickly,” said Megan Wade, Marketing and Product Development Manager at Crunch Pak. “They exceeded our requirements for quick turnaround, worked with us to customize the trays, and met the challenge head-on.”

Sonoco partners with many of the world's largest food brands in the consumer packaged goods and food service industries to provide thermoformed trays, bowls, and peelable and resealable lidding solutions that meet unique requirements and high standards. The company provides speed-to-market through a portfolio of existing designs and sizes, as well as the ability for quick custom development tailored to unique specifications.


Sonoco provided paw-shaped rigid plastic trays for several varieties of PAW Patrol-themed snack packs for snacking giant Crunch Pak. | Sonoco Products Company

The 2018 United Fresh Innovation Awards finalists will be displayed on the trade show floor at United Fresh 2018, where attendees will have the opportunity to cast their votes for their favorite new and innovative products on Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27. United Fresh will announce winners at the Innovation Awards Area on the show floor on Wednesday, June 27 at 3:00 pm. More information about the show is available at www.unitedfreshshow.org. Crunch Pak will exhibit at Booth #1636.

About Crunch Pak
Crunch Pak is the industry leader in fresh sliced apples. Founded in 2000, Crunch Pak is committed to providing the highest quality organic and conventional sliced apples in the market. Crunch Pak’s family of brands includes Crunch Pak with Disney and Crunch Pak Organics. The primary distribution is via retail channels; annually Crunch Pak creates more than 1 billion apple slices at plants in Cashmere, Wash., and across the U.S. One Slice at a Time©.

About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE:SON) is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5 billion, the Company has 21,000 employees working in more than 300 operations in 33 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is committed to Better Packaging. Better Life., and ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies 2018 list. For more information visit www.sonoco.com.

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VIVA Kuwait Strikes Deal with OSN to Provide its Customers with WAVO

Viva Kuwait has signed a partnership agreement with OSN, a MENA entertainment supplier, to provide its customers with access to its WAVO video streaming platform, which includes Viacom International Media Networks' (VIMN) Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.! Below is VIVA Kuwait's official Press Release announcing the news, via viva.com.kw:

VIVA Strikes Deal with OSN to Provide its Customers with WAVO


Kuwait - 13th June 2018: VIVA Kuwait, Kuwait's fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, has signed a partnership agreement with OSN – the MENA region's leading entertainment network – to provide its customers with access to WAVO, the video streaming entertainment platform, powered by OSN.


Under the deal, VIVA Kuwait customers are eligible for a one-month free trial to WAVO when they sign up by texting the word ‘WAVO' to 55664 and follow the instructions on their phone. After the one-month free trial has expired customers will automatically remain subscribed to WAVO for KD3 a month unless they opt out.

Available on mobile devices and tablets (iOS/Android), Samsung and LG Smart TVs, PCs and laptops through the WAVO app, website – wavo.com, and Chromecast, WAVO combines a unique blend of live and On Demand TV, including English and Arabic family and kids shows, hit TV series, blockbuster movies and sports, which can be viewed anytime, anywhere, with no annual contract.

Abdulrazzaq Bader Al-Essa, Corporate Communications Director of VIVA Kuwait, said: "Our partnership with OSN is part of our continued focus and commitment of providing relevance and value to our customers. Augmented by our customers' trust in us, VIVA in cooperation with OSN strives to create innovative solutions that address the needs of customers."

Francesco Perta, VP Telecom Partnerships, OSN, said: "Our partnership with VIVA Kuwait for WAVO is testament to both companies' shared values of providing customers with great entertainment and unbeatable value. Subscribing to WAVO is just a text message away and we are confident that once customers join they will be hooked on WAVO's mix of live and On Demand TV, unmissable movies, series and sporting action which can be enjoyed across multiple devices anytime, anywhere."

Since its launch WAVO has gone from strength to strength, boosting world-class content from OSN's exclusive partnerships with major entertainment studios like HBO, Disney, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, NBC Universal and Paramount. With WAVO customers can access hit Western series such as Game of Thrones and Westworld and unmissable Arabic series featuring top Arabic stars from across the region. WAVO also offers 26 live TV channels and the ability to watch shows On Demand. Also the home of ASLI, the region's first licensing ecosystem for content creators to produce and broadcast their original work, WAVO offers more than 40 hours of Arabic and English short-form content, made in the Middle East. With such a vast array of exclusive content available for customers to browse and enjoy at their convenience, WAVO offers great entertainment and unbeatable value.

To find out more about this new offer, customers can visit one of VIVA's 89 branches, or VIVA's official website at www.viva.com.kw, or access round the clock assistance from team of specialists available on the VIVA's customer care line 102.

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