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Thursday, November 01, 2007

MTV Networks UK and Ireland Announce Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK 2008

From Digital Spy:

MTV EMAs heading for Liverpool in 2008

Liverpool has been named as the host city for next year's MTV Europe Music Awards.

The fifteenth annual awards - this year's are held tomorrow (Nov 1) in Munich, Germany - will broadcast live across the world from the city's state-of-the-art Echo Arena on November 6, 2008.

"It's fantastic to be back in the UK and it is only natural that Liverpool should host the 2008 awards," said Richard Godfrey, svp of content and and music at MTVNI. "Not only is it the European Capital of Culture next year but the influence of its rich music heritage is still felt today."

The event will be the flagship for a year of "significant brand-associated events for music, kids and comedy" for MTV Networks UK.

"As well as Europe's biggest music awards ceremony, Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards will return in October and there will be a series of large-scale Paramount Comedy events starting with the Edinburgh Festival," explained David Lynn, evp of MTV Networks UK and Ireland.

This marks the third time the EMAs have been held in the UK, following the 1996 awards in London and Edinburgh's hosting of the 2003 awards.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK 2007 Winners Press Release

From www.NickKCApress.com:

WINNERs ANNOUNCED FOR THE FIRST EVER NICKELODEON KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS UK

Emma Watson, McFly, David Beckham, David Walliams, Ant & Dec, The X Factor & Harry Potter Scoop Awards And Fly The Flag For Uk

LONDON, 20th October: Nickelodeon put the kids in control; their votes have been cast and the nation’s kids have spoken. The winners of the first ever Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK were revealed today at the slimiest, starriest ceremony ever, held at London’s ExCel.

An astonishing 3,384,620 votes were cast across 16 Award categories, all of which were decided and voted for by the kids, including Best Band, Best Movie, Best Book, Best Burp, Best Reality TV Show, Best Sportsperson and a special environmental honour - the Greenie Award with Sky.

Earlier today, stars including Emma Watson, David Walliams, Shayne Ward, Holly Willoughby, Emma Roberts, Josh Peck and McFly all took part in the hilarious, sketch packed and slime filled show, which was sprinkled with a touch of the stateside sparkle that has made Nickelodeons Kids’ Choice Awards the most loved kids awards show in the USA for the past 20 years.

One lovely lady who took her sliming in very good humour was princess of TV presenting, Holly Willoughby. The usually glammed up and gorgeous ‘Dancing on Ice’ host got gooey of her own accord by putting on her snorkel and diving into a 6ft tank of seriously slippery slime. The fun factor continued to go through the roof as teen superstar Jamie Lynn Spears accepted a challenge from McFly to set the world record for the holding a note for the longest length of time and the boys themselves recruited went all out to thrash the record set for slinging the most slime at an event by this years’ US host Justin Timberlake …all in the name of good ole’ fashioned fun!

Harry Potter and The Simpsons both walked away triumphant, each picking up two awards. Teen screen sensation Emma Watson, the 17-year-old British actress that plays Hermione Grainger in the Harry Potter cinematic triumph, picked up the gong for Best Movie Actress, whilst Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - the seventh and final book in the globally successful literary series from JK Rowling - picked up the award for Best Book. The magical movies leading lady, Emma Watson was on hand to gracefully accept her award, without getting gooey with slime in the process.

Other guests including Big Brother 8’s Chanelle & Ziggy, Samanda and winner Brian Belo were not so lucky. The reality TV stars were both shamed and slimed as they walked on stage believing they had won an award, only to find out that they had been set up by the Slime Squad so they could gunk them in goo and shower them in..well…slime!

Proving that The Simpsons legacy is still going strong, the TV show won Best Cartoon, and 18 years on from the first ever small screen episode, The Simpsons Movie racked up yet another award for Best Movie whilst High School Musical’s Zac Efron and Ashley Tisdale picked up the awards for Best TV Actor and Best TV Actress respectively.

The smash hit Nickelodeon comedy series Drake & Josh picked up the award for Best TV Show, with Josh himself collecting the prize and getting in on the action with his fellow Nickelodeon screen stars, teen sensations Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin and Cariba Heine from ‘H20’ - the UK’s number 1 rating drama series for kids and Emma Roberts, star of ‘Unfabulous’ and the upcoming ‘Nancy Drew’ movie.

Simon Cowell went head to head with himself and came out a winner after two of his shows – Britain’s Got Talent and X Factor - were nominated in the Best Reality Show category. However, family favourite X Factor came out on top, with past show winner and chart topper Shayne Ward collecting the gong on behalf of the show. Shayne also showed off some super smooth moves on stage whilst performing his smash hit single ‘No U Hang Up.’

Best Movie Actor award went to the legendary Johnny Depp, beating off competition from silver screen hunks Orlando Bloom, Daniel Radcliffe and, erm, Rowan Atkinson.

Masters of the ceremony, show hosts McFly didn’t go home empty handed either. They were named Best Band, ahead of Fall Out Boy, Girls Aloud and Sugababes. They proved themselves to be top class presenters but also amazing showmen as they did what they do best and performed live - opening the show with an electric performance of ‘Pinball Wizard’ and also treated the 2500 strong crowd with a medley of their greatest hits.

Having already released two successful albums in America, Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) picked up another award, but this time for his solo music efforts, winning the gong for Best Male Singer. And with three albums and a stack of awards already under her belt, angst teen Avril Lavigne won Best Female Singer and MTV Hits Best Music Video.

Across the other categories, loveable Geordie lads and inseparable dynamic duo Ant & Dec picked up the Best TV Presenter accolade (well, it couldn’t go to just one of them!); David Beckham was crowned the king of sports, picking up the Best Sports Person award, Best Video Game went to Sims 2.

Nickelodeon’s role model of the year blimp, the I Wannabe award was scooped by Little Britain funny man and everyone’s favourite big kid at heart, David Walliams who is widely recognised for his charity work as well as for having the nation in stitches.

TV’s slimiest awards event put ‘green’ at the heart of the show, with the Greenie Award with Sky. This award put kids in control of pledging to make a series of small environmental changes that go a long way, such as recycling, turning off the tap, writing on both sides of their school papers, switching TV off from standby and walking or catching the bus instead of being driven around in cars. The most popular pledge was recycling - highlighting the waste recycling efforts of the Nickelodeon viewers. Screen starlet Emma Roberts collected the award and took the pledge herself to help raise awareness and encourage kids across the globe to help make the world a greener place. The Greenie Award with Sky is part of a much wider channel green initiative from Nickelodeon towards a greener planet.

The starriest, slimiest awards show on TV will premiere on Nickelodeon, Saturday 27th October at 11am, on Sunday 28th October at 2pm on MTV Hits and on Saturday 3rd November at 9am on TMF.


Best Band:

Fall Out Boy

Girls Aloud

McFly

Sugababes



Best Male Singer:

Danny Jones (McFly)

Drake Bell

Justin Timberlake

Mika



Best Female Singer:

Avril Lavigne

Cheryl Cole (Girls Aloud)

Gwen Stefani

Hilary Duff



Best Book:

Blood Beast (The Demonata) – Darren Shan

Care and the Feeding of Sprites (Spiderwick Chronicles) – Holly Black

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

Jacky Daydream – Jacqueline Wilson



Best Cartoon:

Fairly Odd Parents

Recess

SpongeBob SquarePants

The Simpsons



Best Movie:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Pirates of the Caribbean : At World’s End

Shrek the Third

The Simpsons Movie



Best Video Game:

FIFA Football

Mario Strikers: Charged Football

Sims 2

Wii Sports



Funniest Person:

Catherine Tate

Harry Hill

Jack Black

Rowan Atkinson



I Wannabe Award:

David Walliams



Greenie Award with Sky

Recycling


Best Movie Actor:

Daniel Radcliffe

Johnny Depp

Orlando Bloom

Rowan Atkinson



Best Movie Actress:

Cameron Diaz

Dakota Fanning

Emma Watson

Keira Knightley



Best Reality Show:

Big Brother

Britain ’s Got Talent

I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here

The X Factor



Best Sportsperson:

Dame Kelly Holmes

David Beckham

John Cena – WWE

Lewis Hamilton – F1



Best TV Presenters:

Ant & Dec

Davina McCall

Fearne Cotton

Ugly Mark



Best TV Show:

Doctor Who

Drake & Josh

H20

Hannah Montana



Best TV Actor:

David Tennant (Dr Who)

Drake Bell (from Drake & Josh)

Nat Wolff (Naked Brothers Band)

Zac Efron (High School Musical)





Best TV Actress:

Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical)

Emma Roberts (Unfabulous)

Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101)

Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana)



MTV Hits Best Music Video:

Cupids Chokehold – Gym Class Heroes

Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne

Grace Kelly – Mika

Listen - Beyonce

Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs

Same Jeans – The View

Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani Ft Akon

Too Little Too Late – Jo Jo

Umbrella – Rihanna

What Goes Around – Justin Timberlake

Monday, October 22, 2007

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK 2007 Winners

From Digital Spy:

In full: Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK winners

Digital Spy presents the full list of winners from today's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK, held at London's ExCel arena.

Best Band
Fall Out Boy
Girls Aloud
McFly - WINNER
Sugababes

Best Male Singer
Danny Jones (McFly)
Drake Bell - WINNER
Justin Timberlake
Mika

Best Female Singer
Avril Lavigne - WINNER
Cheryl Cole (Girls Aloud)
Gwen Stefani
Hilary Duff

Best Book
Blood Beast (The Demonata) - Darren Shan
Care and the Feeding of Sprites (Spiderwick Chronicles) - Holly Black
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling - WINNER
Jacky Daydream - Jacqueline Wilson

Best Cartoon
Fairly Odd Parents
Recess
SpongeBob SquarePants
The Simpsons - WINNER

Best Movie
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Shrek the Third
The Simpsons Movie - WINNER

Best Video Game
FIFA Football
Mario Strikers: Charged Football
Sims 2 - WINNER
Wii Sports

Funniest Person
Catherine Tate
Harry Hill
Jack Black
Rowan Atkinson - WINNER

Best Movie Actor
Daniel Radcliffe
Johnny Depp - WINNER
Orlando Bloom
Rowan Atkinson

Best Movie Actress
Cameron Diaz
Dakota Fanning
Emma Watson - WINNER
Keira Knightley

Best Reality Show
Big Brother
Britain's Got Talent
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
The X Factor - WINNER

Best Sportsperson
Dame Kelly Holmes
David Beckham - WINNER
John Cena – WWE
Lewis Hamilton – F1

Best TV Presenters
Ant & Dec - WINNER
Davina McCall
Fearne Cotton
Ugly Mark

Best TV Show
Doctor Who
Drake & Josh - WINNER
H20
Hannah Montana

Best TV Actor
David Tennant (Dr Who)
Drake Bell (Drake & Josh)
Nat Wolff (Naked Brothers Band)
Zac Efron (High School Musical) - WINNER

Best TV Actress
Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) - WINNER
Emma Roberts (Unfabulous)
Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101)
Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana)

MTV Hits Best Music Video
'Cupids Chokehold' – Gym Class Heros
'Girlfriend' – Avril Lavigne - WINNER
'Grace Kelly' – Mika
'Listen' - Beyonce
'Ruby' – Kasier Chiefs
'Same Jeans' – The View
'Sweet Escape' – Gwen Stefani Ft Akon
'Too Little Too Late' – Jo Jo
'Umbrella' – Rihanna
'What Goes Around' – Justin Timberlake

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK 2007 Host/Nominees Press Release

From The Nickelodeon UK Press Website:

SUPERSTAR ROCKERS MCFLY TO HOST
THE 1ST EVER NICKELODEON KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS UK!
THE NOMINATIONS ARE IN…
AND MTV HITS JOINS THE PARTY TOO!


The 1st ever Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK is thrilled to announce the official award nominations, and that multi platinum-selling, superstar rockers McFly are confirmed to host the all star, all-sliming awards ceremony. All happening on Saturday 20th October 2007, live at ExCel London.

McFly said: "The awards are huge in the US, with the most recent being presented by Justin Timberlake. We're really honoured to be hosting the 1st ever Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in the UK - we're going to break the slime barrier!"

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards has previously included guests stars; Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Orlando Bloom, Tom Cruise and Vince Vaughn all getting the world famous Nickelodeon sliming – but who will get covered this year?! Televisions biggest kid’s TV event will be premiered on Nickelodeon, with an exclusive music special edition being broadcast on MTV Hits and TMF.

McFly, who will release a new single in October, a Greatest Hits album in November and a new studio album next year, are nominated in Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Best Band and Best Male Singer (Danny Jones) categories, and are excitedly looking forward to delivering four times the fun to an audience of 2000. The show that will celebrate some of the most famous faces from the world of kids’ animation, books, movies, music, sports, television and video gaming in TV’s biggest ever entertainment showdown.

Nickelodeon is the UK’s number 1 commercial kids TV network, watched by over 10 million people every month. For the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, kids vote free at www.nick.co.uk/kca, and the red button facility on their TV remote – kids can enter to win tickets to the event, simply by voting. Voting commences on Monday 30th July 2007 until Sunday 30th September 2007.

Flying the flag for the UK, McFly take on US stars Fall Out Boy hoping to win in the Best Band category. But it’s not all about the boys! Having achieved worldwide album sales of over 9 million, fellow Best Band nominees and feisty females, Sugababes will take on platinum selling Girls Aloud to be crowned pop princesses.

McFly’s front man Danny Jones, hot new sensation Mika and Cheryl Cole from Girls Aloud will give their stateside buddies a run for the ultimate superstar knighting in Best Male and Best Female Singer category as they take on Justin Timberlake, Nickelodeons very own Drake Bell from Drake and Josh, Hilary Duff, Avril Lavigne and Gwen Stefani in the Best Male Singer and Best Female Singer categories. Having recently picked up an award at the 20th Anniversary Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2007 in Los Angeles, Drake Bell and his fellow US pals will be serious talent to beat.

Fairly Odd Parents and Recess will compete against two of TV’s yellowest TV stars, as SpongeBob SquarePants takes on Springfield’s Bart Simpson for Best Cartoon.

Tough talking Simon Cowell scoops two nominations in the Best Reality TV Show, where he’ll be competing against himself, with nominations for The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.

Squash buckling pirates, adorable ogres, whizz kid wizards and a family of real cool dudes will all compete for Best Movie. Best Movie Actress nominee Cameron Diaz is a huge fan of the Kids' Choice Awards and was particularly proud to collect the inaugural Best Burp trophy in the US in 2003. "I chugged a Cola before I went onstage and it was like 'Bwaaapp'. I think that's the best award I've ever received," she laughs. "Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards rock. I've had a blast every time I've gone to the show."

For Best TV Show, Dr Who and the Darlicks will be taking on magical mermaids from hit TV show H20, sassy songstress Hannah Montanah and chalk and cheese step-brothers Drake & Josh.

Who will be voted the Funniest Person? Is it Jack Black, big burper Harry Hill, the bonkers Mr Bean or the UK’s most ‘bovvered’ comedienne Catherine Tate?

Kids are in the driving seat as the race for Best Sports Person begins. Will Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton be fast enough to score the award against football icon David Beckham, Dame Kelly Holmes and WWE superstar John Cena?

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards will be bursting with famous faces, hilarious sketches and musical performances. MTV viewers will also be able to vote exclusively for the hotly anticipated MTV Hits Best Music Video Award, by logging on at www.mtv.co.uk/kids. Music channels MTV Hits and TMF - also part of the MTV Networks UK & Ireland portfolio - will broadcast exclusive versions of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards – including behind the scenes interviews.

Nickelodeon UK, MD Howard Litton said: "We are proud to be bringing the Kids' Choice Awards to the UK for the first time this year. Nickelodeon is dedicated to making and commissioning the very best in high quality and innovative entertainment. Our viewers deserve the biggest and best event in children’s television, we're going to deliver a spectacular live event on stage and on TV".

Hollywood superstar and previous US Kids’ Choice Awards ceremony host Ben Stiller believes the Awards are the most genuine trophies in showbiz. "There's something very real about Kids' Choice and the enthusiasm kids have for what they like is very genuine. In that way it just feels very good to be a part of that connection...You can actually have fun and be a part of something that is very not cynical."

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards is the only awards show in the world to put kids in power, honouring their opinions with a live show filled with the stars they most admire.

Watch this space…it’s the kids’ choice, remember!

Please find full media contact details and nominations listed on the following pages…

THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE
1st EVER NICKELODEON KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS UK!

Best Band:
Fall Out Boy
Girls Aloud
McFly
Sugababes

Best Male Singer:
Danny Jones (McFly)
Drake Bell
Justin Timberlake
Mika

Best Female Singer:
Avril Lavigne
Cheryl Cole (Girls Aloud)
Gwen Stefani
Hilary Duff

Best Book:
Blood Beast (The Demonata) – Darren Shan
Care and the Feeding of Sprites (Spiderwick Chronicles) – Holly Black
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
Jacky Daydream – Jacqueline Wilson

Best Cartoon:
Fairly Odd Parents
Recess
SpongeBob SquarePants
The Simpsons

Best Movie:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Shrek the Third
The Simpsons Movie

Best Video Game:
FIFA Football
Mario Strikers: Charged Football
Sims 2
Wii Sports

Funniest Person:
Catherine Tate
Harry Hill
Jack Black
Rowan Atkinson

Best Movie Actor:
Daniel Radcliffe
Johnny Depp,
Orlando Bloom
Rowan Atkinson

Best Movie Actress:
Cameron Diaz
Dakota Fanning
Emma Watson
Keira Knightley

Best Reality Show:
Big Brother
Britain’s Got Talent
I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here
The X Factor

Best Sportsperson:
Dame Kelly Holmes
David Beckham
John Cena – WWE
Lewis Hamilton – F1

Best TV Presenters:
Ant & Dec
Davina McCall
Fearne Cotton
Ugly Mark

Best TV Show:
Doctor Who
Drake & Josh
H20
Hannah Montana

Best TV Actor:
David Tennant (Dr Who)
Drake Bell (from Dake & Josh)
Nat Wolff (Naked Brothers Band)
Zac Efron (High School Musical)

Best TV Actress:
Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical)
Emma Roberts (Unfabulous)
Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101)
Miley Cyrus (Hannah Mantana)

MTV Hits Best Music Video:
Cupids Chokehold – Gym Class Heros
Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne
Grace Kelly – Mika
Listen - Beyonce
Ruby – Kasier Chiefs
Same Jeans – The View
Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani Ft Akon
Too Little Too Late – Jo Jo
Umbrella – Rhianna
What Goes Around – Justin Timberlake

For more information on Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK, please contact:
Print / Online:
Lisa Faichney, Jacquie Chalmers or Victoria Rose at Amazing Media
0207 292 8860/ firstname@amazingmedia.co.uk
TV/Radio:
Tony Barker or Dawn Estefan at TX Media
0208 883 4244 / 07813 336664 / tony@tx-media.co.uk / dawn@tx-media.co.uk

Media Only: Press materials and event media-pass requests can also be sourced and completed at press.nick.co.uk
(Please do not enter www. before the above address)

NOTES TO EDITORS

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards will be Produced by Nickelodeon UK, and all musical performances will be managed by MTV Networks Europe.

Nickelodeon UK is watched by over 10.9 million people and over 3.9 million kids every month. Nickelodeon UK is the number 1 outlet to directly reach kids aged between 2 and 12 years old and their families. The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards currently airs around the globe to an audience in excess of 205 million Choice Awards currently airs around the globe to an audience in excess of 205 million households. In 2006, Italy launched it's first ever Kids Choice Awards in Milan, and later this year Nickelodeon in Australia, Germany and Holland will join London in hosting their own special events.

Nickelodeon UK broadcasts five entertainment channels dedicated to kids, including Bafta Children's Channel of the Year Nickelodeon, Nick Replay and NickToons for kids aged 6-12 years old and pre-school specialist channels Nick Jr (Broadcast Best Specialist Channel) and Nick Jr 2 plus Nick Jr on TMF for Freeview subscribers. The network is the official home to hugely successful shows including SpongeBob Squarepants, Drake and Josh, Nicktrition, Dora the Explorer and LazyTown.

About MTV Networks UK & Ireland: MTV Networks is the largest television network in the world and a leading creator of programming and content across all media platforms, with 111 channels and 94 websites reaching more than 440 million households in 167 countries worldwide.MTV Networks UK & Ireland operates 3 channel groups – Comedy, Kids and Music. Our 9 branded music channels comprise of MTV, VH1, MTV Hits, MTV Base, MTV Dance, MTV2, MTV Flux, VH1 Classic and TMF. They feature the best in music alongside popular shows such as Pimp My Ride, Newlyweds, Punk'd, Dirty Sanchez and Cribs. MTV Network's music channels are available on Sky, Cable (through ntl & Telewest) and Freeview, reaching larger audiences than at any time in UK history, with an average of over 17 million viewers each month according to BARB research.

Paramount and Nickelodeon in the UK are part of the MTV Networks International portfolio of channels through joint ventures with BSKYB. In addition, MTV Networks is a pioneer in the new and exciting world of digital media, winning awards for its interactive and online services, as well as being the first media company to offer made-for-mobile 3G video content. Since 2005 MTV Networks UK & Ireland has offered mobile distribution of four TV channels (MTV Snax, MTV Trax, Paramount and Nickelodeon). MTV Networks UK & Ireland recently launched MTV Overdrive, an on-demand, broadband entertainment and music service where users can view the best of MTV shows free and create and build their own playlists, and MTV Flux, a brand new social network community stretching across online mobile and television.
MTV Networks is a unit of Viacom.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Nickelodeon to launch virtual world and social network in UK

From Technology Weekly:

Nickelodeon to launch virtual world and social network in UK

Nickelodeon is readying itself for a major push into social networking for children in the UK.

The children's TV channel, owner of nick.co.uk, is preparing to roll out Nicktropolis, its version of virtual world Second Life, in Britain.

It's also preparing to launch a separate social network that will be tailored towards children's needs.

The strategy has emerged following the publication of a report commissioned by Nickelodeon and MTV into the internet habits of 18,000 8-14-year-olds around the world.

Among the headline findings were that UK children are more frequent users of social networks than those in other developed nations, such as Japan and Germany. Some 26% of UK kids use them over three times a week.

The research also found UK social networkers have larger friend networks than those in any other country - 117 on average.

Andy Goodhead, VP of planning and presentation at Nickelodeon, said it's with these findings in mind that it's launching the virtual world, which will compete with a CBBC version currently being planned.

"We'll be looking at launching Nicktropolis in this country," he said. "It's exciting because it has been so successful in the US.

"But there are perils. For children, social networking isn't about making new friends, it's about existing friends. It's the playground brought into the home, which is something we understand," Goodhead added.

"Also, next year we'll be launching a new show with user-generated content for kids. This will be interesting as they're not great at creating it but they love to watch it. For them to create it you need to give them the parameters, and this is what we'll be trying to do."

Goodhead said that the advancement of the internet would sound the death knell for red-button technology.

"We still use it at the moment but feel that it doesn't have a future," he said. "We'll be looking to online for the future."

The domain name www.nicktropolis.co.uk currently redirects to the official Nick Jr. Channel website.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK 2007 Press Release

From TX Media:

Nickelodeon Announces Date and Venue
For 1st Ever
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK!
Saturday 20th October 07
At London Excel Centre

**2,000 Venue Audience, All Tickets Will Be Free**
**MTV Networks International Announced As Talent Booking Office**
**Viacom Brand Solutions: Announce Commercial Air-time and Sponsorship Opportunities**
**Event To Be Produced by: Nickelodeon UK Productions**


Bafta Children's Channel of the Year and the UK’s number 1 rating commercial kids’ TV network, Nickelodeon UK is thrilled to announce that London will host the first ever Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK on Saturday 20th October 2007, in the capital city’s famous London Excel Centre.

In March 2007, Los Angeles hosted the 20th Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, the world’s biggest, slimiest and most successful made-for-kids awards show in television history. Celebrating this incredible milestone in children’s television broadcasting, Nickelodeon UK’s first ever Kids’ Choice Awards will star an audience of thousands of kids and feature a spectacular all-star all-sliming line-up from the world of kids’ animation, books, burps, movies, music, sports, television, toys and video gaming.

The UK event will be produced by Nickelodeon UK and the team behind MTV's European
Music Awards.
(Nickelodeon UK is a joint venture with BSkyB and MTV Networks). The show will be Executive Produced by Debbie Phillips (Party In The Park), with Director Phil Heyes (Mercury Prize Awards) and Producer Daniel Baldwin (Ministry of Mayhem). All talent bookings are being spearheaded by MTV Networks International, Head of Celebrity Talent, James Dearlove in the UK and Andrea Fair in the US.

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK on-air and event sponsorship and commercial air-time are being managed by affiliated company, commercial sales house Viacom Brand Solutions UK (VBS). All commercial deals will be managed by Partnership Director, Jennifer Gibbons.

All tickets to the event will be free, courtesy of Nickelodeon UK. Kids and their guests will be able to win tickets, including VIP passes, throughout the summer and autumn season via Nickelodeon and associated partnerships.

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK winning nominees will be 100% chosen by
Nickelodeon viewers. Kids’ will be able to vote digitally at nick.co.uk and through red-button facility on the Nickelodeon channels. Nominees will be announced in July.

Howard Litton, SVP & Managing Director Nickelodeon UK said: "We are proud to be bringing the Kids' Choice Awards to the UK for the first time this year. Nickelodeon is dedicated to making and commissioning the very best in high quality and innovative entertainment. Our viewers deserve the biggest and best event in children’s television, we're going to deliver a spectacular live event on stage and on TV".

Continued…

Notes to Editors
Nickelodeon UK is watched by over 9.6 million people every month and is the number 1 outlet to directly reach kids aged between 2 and 12 years old and their families. The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards currently airs around the globe to an audience in excess of 205 million Choice Awards currently airs around the globe to an audience in excess of 205 million households. In 2006, Italy launched it's first ever Kids Choice Awards in Milan, and later this year Nickelodeon in Australia, Germany and Holland will join London in hosting their own special events.

Nickelodeon UK broadcasts five entertainment channels dedicated to kids, including Bafta Children's Channel of the Year Nickelodeon, Nick Replay and NickToons for kids aged 6-12 years old and pre-school specialist channels Nick Jr (Broadcast Best Specialist Channel) and Nick Jr 2 plus Nick Jr on TMF for Freeview subscribers. The network is the official home to hugely successful shows including SpongeBob Squarepants, Drake and Josh, Nicktrition, Dora the Explorer and LazyTown.


For further information about the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK contact:

Print and Online PR:
Amazing Media
- Jacquie Chalmers
- Lisa Faichney
- Victoria Rose
Telephone: 0207 292 8860
Email: firstname@amazingmedia.co.UK

TV and Radio PR:
TX Media
- Tony Barker
- Dawn Estefan
Telephone: 0208 883 4244 / 07813 336664
Email: tony@tx-media.co.UK
dawn@tx-media.co.u k

Monday, July 09, 2007

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK Nomination Show To Premiere On 30th July 2007

From The Satellite and Cable Broadcasters Group:

On 30 July the series [Slime Across the UK] will also premiere the first Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK Nomination Show. Thereafter the schedule will feature Kids' Choice Awards Nominations Specials every Friday, featuring candidates for Best Film, Best Band, Best TV Show, Best Cartoon, Best Book and Best Singer.

Up to 50 viewers will see their names on screen, announcing they have won tickets to the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK ceremony in London on 20 October.

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere Slime Across the UK On 30th July at 11am

From The Satellite and Cable Broadcasters Group:

Nickelodeon: Slime Across the UK 30 July, 11am

Nickelodeon’s award-winning live and interactive TV departments are to join forces this summer to produce 4 weeks of summer holiday continuity programming – themed Slime Across the UK.

Hosted on the road by Ugly Mark and Laura Hamilton, and in the studio slime laboratory by Ed and Sy from Nickelodeon's meTV, the series will be live from a different UK and Ireland beach resort every day in August.

Each daily show features four children, who spend two hours being slime students – complete with lab coats and protective goggles. They take part in a variety of experiments and games while trying to create the perfect slime formula. They must each stand in the slime shower and try to make a faultless speech. Every time they stumble… they get slimed.

Viewers will interact with the live show via web and red button interactivity.
On 30 July the series will also premiere the first Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK Nomination Show. Thereafter the schedule will feature Kids' Choice Awards Nominations Specials every Friday, featuring candidates for Best Film, Best Band, Best TV Show, Best Cartoon, Best Book and Best Singer.

Up to 50 viewers will see their names on screen, announcing they have won tickets to the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK ceremony in London on 20 October.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Nickelodeon UK Announces New Interactive Summer Roadshow - Slime Across the UK

From Broadcast Freelancer:

Nickelodeon's live and interactive departments are set to make a new interactive roadshow programme to coincide with the live summer tour Slime Across the UK, hosted on the road by Ugly Mark and Laura Hamilton. The series will be filmed live from a different UK and Ireland beach resort every day in August. The show will air daily from 11am to 1pm for four weeks from 30 July.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Nickelodeon UK To Launch Slime Across the UK

From Broadcastnow.co.uk:

Nick launches Slime tour

Nickelodeon is set to launch a new interactive roadshow programme to coincide with its live summer tour. Slime Across the UK will be hosted on the road by Ugly Mark [Mark Felgate] and Laura Hamilton.

Nickelodeon USA recently completed a similar tour called Slime Across America, where Nickelodeon USA presenter Pick Boy toured the USA driving a 18-wheel Slime Mobile.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Nickelodeon UK's, Nicktoons, Nick Jr. Channel's and Nick Jr. 2's June 2007 Highlights

According to the Sky Ventures website, here are Nickelodeon UK's, Nicktoons, Nick Jr. Channel's and Nick Jr. 2's June 2007 highlights:

NICKELODEON

Highlights on Nickelodeon

NICK HEADS
Nickelodeon's BAFTA Craft 2007 "Best New Media" team is thrilled to be premiering the return of interactive quiz show "Nick Heads" this June.
Watch Ugly Mark and Laura Hamilton, galloping the length and breadth of the UK in search of Britain's ultimate Nickelodeon fan - in the UK's most exciting afternoon daily TV event. "Nickelodeon's Nick Heads".
"Nick Heads" is the UK's biggest daily fully integrated on-TV, online and via red-button kids TV show. A Nick Head is someone who knows ALL there is to know about Nickelodeon - the ULTIMATE Nick fan. One viewer a day is going to be crowned it, but they'll need to muster all their cunning skills and knowledge to prove this.
Join Ugly Mark and Laura in their search for the ultimate "Nick Heads", including challenges like the longest, biggest Burp Off and Mestermind - where every correct answer wins an exciting prize and leads their opponent to a sliming.
Nickelodeon is all about fun, so we've made sure that EVERY viewer can interact and take part. When watching and shouting the answers at your telly isn't enough, viewers can take control from the comfort of their home by answering live questions about their favourite Nickelodeon shows via red button and at www.nick.co.uk/nickheads
Weekdays @ 4pm

NAKED BROTHERS BAND
The massive US series about the most famous band you've never heard of, is here! In the US, Naked Brothers Band recently achieved the biggest series debut in Nickelodeon's 27-year history.
Brand new Naked Brothers Band tells the exciting story of brothers Nat and Alex, who are catapulted to international fame and fortune when the band they create at school becomes a global smash. Much like the group and its music, the TV series is also a runaway success.
Band leaders Nat and Alex (played by real-life siblings) Nat and Alex Wollf) embark on the thrilling adventure of soaring success and stardom with school friends and fellow band mates Thomas, David, Qaasim and Rosalina.
Filmed in a documentary style, Naked Brothers Band is a fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the lives of school kids who've suddenly become megastars. The series charts their fame, friendships, squabbles and adolescent experiences.
As well as playing their roles, Nat and Alex also write and perform the original songs in the show, which were created, written and directed by their real-life mother, actress Polly Draper, and co stars their father, jazz musician Michael Wollf.
Premiering 5 June
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 4.30pm

MR MEATY
Premiering this June only on Nickelodeon, a hilarious new puppetry series called "Mr Meaty".
From behind the counter of the "Mr Meaty" cafe, Josh Redgrove and Parker Dinkelman are two teenagers launching big plans to improve their lives and escape the monotony of minimum wage.
Whether it is Josh making a play for one of the "ladies", Parker geeking out at the arcade or the two of them plotting to make their breakthrough sci-fi/horror classic movie, "Ninja Zombies", you can be sure that this cafe is funnier and definitely more bizarre, than any local cafe you've been in before!
Premieres Saturday 9 June
Weekends @ 8.30am and 6.30pm

You can also join in at www.nick.co.uk

NICKTOONS


PET ALIEN
Premiering 4 June, tune in for a brand new animated series called "Pet Alien".
Meet 13 year old Tommy Cadle, who lives not so peacefully with five aliens in a lighthouse in the fictional town of DeSpray Bay.
"Pet Alien" follows Tommy's hectic life with five aliens named Dinko, Gumpers, Flip, Swanky and Scruffy from the planet Conforma.
Unlike most animated aliens living on Earth, the aliens in this cartoon don't wear disguises, luckily all the humans, except Tommy, are too clueless to tell that they're aliens.
Weekdays @ 4pm

You can also check out www.nicktoons.co.uk

NICK JR

Highlights on Nick Jr.


ROARY THE RACING CAR
NETWORK PREMIER - Ready, set...go! Meet Roary the Racing Car, the no. 1 star of a thrilling new preschool series from the makers of Fifi and the Flowertots!
The colourful, high octane show follows the adventures of Roary, a cheeky and energetic single-seater and his friends, at the amazing Silver Hatch race track. Produced using a combination of stop-frame and CGI animation, the show truly captures the speed and excitement of a Formula 1 race track in this turbo-charged show.
Listen out for the UK's top comic Peter Kay as the voice of Roary's friend Big Chris, plus racing legend Sir Stirling Moss, who narrates the series. Peter Kay also sings the catch theme tune and each episode features an original song performed by the characters.
Weekends @ 4pm

BUBBLE AND SQUEAK
Bubble and Squeak is an original UK show from Nick Jr. It joins Bubble the wizard and Squeak the frog as they present stories, songs and magical cookery fun for preschoolers!
From their home in a giant carrot rocket with their friends Matilda the magical book and Muffet the spider, Bubble and Squeak create "foody magic" every day by whisking up delicious healthy treats.
Whenever there is a problem, Bubble tries to help with one of his "trusty" magic spells, but they always end up going wrong! Instead, it's down to Matilda to tell a story to inspire a solution.
Bubble stirs up his magic cauldron to produce a recipe featuring today's magic ingredient - which could be anything from tomato to carrots or honey - and Squeak takes us to visit some children and find out some fascinating facts about the ingredient of the day.
After singing their favourite sing-along song, "The Magic of Food" Bubble and Squeak wash their hands and prepare the recipe, which could be anything from Pizza Clowns to See In The Dark Soup or Bumble Bee Flapjacks. Matilda takes them through the recipe in easy-to-follow stages that everyone can understand.
Once it's finished, it's time to clean up and tuck in. The dish of the day is scrumptious! But has it helped solve their problem? You'll have to wait and see....!
With behind-the-scenes nutritional advice from Fiona Hamilton-Fairley of the Kids' Cookery School in London and lots of magical special effects, Bubble and Squeak make healthy food fun for little ones!
Weekdays @ 12.30pm on Nick Jr
Every day @ 3pm on Nick Jr 2

CHIGLEY
Brand new to Nick Jr Classics - Chigley was the final series of the well-loved Trumptonshire trilogy of shows, following Trumpton and Camberwick Green. It joins Nick Jr Classics, Nick Jr's daily evening line-up of favourite children's shows from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
The show ws produced in the UK in 1969 using stop-motion animation and was voiced by children's TV legend Brian Cant, who also performed all the songs.
The action takes place in the village community of Chigley, near Camberwick Green in Trumptonshire. The characters include Mr. Swallow of Treddie's Wharf; Mr Cresswell, owner of Cresswell's Chigley biscuit factory; Harry Farthing the potter and his daughter Winnie and last but not least Lord Belborough of Winkstead Hall and his butler Brackett.
The show also features guest appearances by characters from the previous two series, including Windy Miller of Camberwick Green and the Trumpton Fire Brigade with their famous roll call.
Exclusive to Nick Jr daily @ 8.40pm

You can also join in at www.nickjr.co.uk

Thursday, May 31, 2007

May Half Term Rocks on Nickelodeon UK!

From the latest issue of The Nick Insider, Nickelodeon UK's official newsletter:

Hi there!
Check out Nickelodeon's Rocking May Bank Holiday lineup!

Naked Brothers Band
The most famous band you've never heard of ... Yet!

To celebrate the eagerly anticipated launch of the brand new Naked Brothers Band movie and series, it's a Musical Bank Holiday Monday with rocking themed episodes from all your favourite shows. Win an MP3 player with the NBB competition at Nick.co.uk. MORE

New Series everyday 10am & 4:30pm

Drake & Josh Weekend!

What happens when Drake & Josh's parents leave them in charge for the weekend? Find out in the Drake & Josh Go to Hollywood Movie Special. Also, you'll have a chance to catch up on any prank-filled episodes you may have missed. MORE

2 & 3 June 10.30am to 3pm

Nickheads is back
Are you the ultimate Nick fan?

Our brilliant interactive show is back by popular demand. Join in the fun with the Lovely Laura and Ugly Mark and play along with your red button or at Nick.co.uk!

Weekdays 4 - 22 June 4 to 5:30pm

Go behind the scenes with your favourite genie

In this behind the scenes special, it's your chance to go on-set to meet the actors and actresses and find out all the backstage gossip. Plus, you can watch more magical episodes. MORE

1st June 10:30am to 3:30pm

WHAT'S ON

Naked Brothers Band Movie Premiere 28th May, 10am & 4pm.
Zoey 101 29th May,
SpongeBob SquarePants 30th May and
H20 31st May.
All at 10:30am to 3:30pm!

FIND WHAT'S ON

Clips

Watch exclusive previews of new Naked Brothers Band and clips from your favourite shows.

CLIPS

Presenter info

Watch Ugly Mark strut his stuff in the new disco chicken game only on Nickheads!

New Nick.co.uk

Check out our new Nickelodeon website with cool games, sneak peaks of your favourite programmes and great prizes to be won only at Nick.co.uk! MORE

Monday, May 28, 2007

Nickelodeon UK chosen for Kids Choice Awards UK

From C21 Media:

Nick UK chosen for Kids Choice Awards

NEWS BRIEF: Nickelodeon UK is to launch the Kids Choice Awards on Saturday October 20 at London's Excel Centre.

In March 2007, Los Angeles hosted the 20th Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. The UK-hosted version will feature thousands of kids and a line-up from the world of children's animation, books, burps, movies, music, sports, television, toys and video gaming.

The UK event will be produced by Nickelodeon UK and the team behind the MTV Europe Music Awards.



11 May 2007
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Online premiere for Nick Jr Channel's 'Roary The Racing Car'

From Digital Spy:

Online premiere for Nick Jr's 'Roary'

New Nick Jr series Roary The Racing Car has received an online premiere almost two weeks before its broadcast debut.

The show, about a "bright, cheeky and energetic single-seater" called Roary, features vocals from comedian Peter Kay and racing legend Sir Stirling Moss.

Episode one is now available to be viewed on the Nick Jr Video player at the channel's website, with the second episode following next Monday.

"We are thrilled to be premiering episodes online, as we know that many of our young viewers enjoy watching show clips on Nick Jr Video," said Howard Litton, MD of Nickelodeon UK.

The broadband service launched last October and now serves as many as 450,000 clips of popular Nick Jr shows each month.

Roary The Racing Car airs on Nick Jr at 4pm on Saturday, June 2.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Nickelodeon UK's new website focuses on VOD and user content

From Technology Weekly:

Nickelodeon UK site focuses on VOD and user content

Nickelodeon has relaunched its UK website to include video-on-demand.

The site revamp, by interactive agency Lightmaker, will include user-generated content and new games, with VoD available on every page.

The user-generated part of the site will let children create a 'scrapbook' area to personalise with their favourite content. Users can then share their spaces with their friends.

Andy Goodhand, VP of planning and presentation at Nickelodeon, said the site's relaunch coincides with a major digital push at the channel.

"We're constantly striving to give kids exactly what they want and developing new ideas," he said. "This includes fresh gaming every week and campaign sites giving greater depth of content for every show.

"We've invested in research to understand children's relationship with digital technologies- the hows and whys behind their current behaviour and the likely drivers of their future relationships," he added.

You can visit Nickelodeon UK's brand new website at www.nick.co.uk.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

First ever Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK confirmed

From Digital Spy:

First Kids' Choice Awards UK confirmed

Nickelodeon has announced details of the first ever Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK.

In its 20th year in the US, the event has been massively popular on the channel with a global audience in excess of 205 million, but this is first time the UK will host its own prize giving.

The awards, which are voted for by Nickelodeon viewers, will be held at the Excel Centre in London on Saturday October 20. Nominees will be announced in July.

Howard Litton, senior vice president and managing director of Nickelodeon UK, said: "We are proud to be bringing the Kids' Choice Awards to the UK for the first time this year. Nickelodeon is dedicated to making and commissioning the very best in high quality and innovative entertainment. Our viewers deserve the biggest and best event in children’s television, we're going to deliver a spectacular live event on stage and on TV."

The UK event will be produced by Nickelodeon UK and the team behind the MTV Europe Music Awards. Debbie Phillips will executive produce, working with producer Daniel Baldwin and director Phil Heyes. All talent bookings are being spearheaded by MTV Networks International head of celebrity talent, James Dearlove in the UK, and Andrea Fair in the US.

All tickets to the event will be free, courtesy of Nickelodeon UK. Kids and guests will be able to win tickets, including VIP passes, throughout the summer and autumn season via Nickelodeon and associated partnerships.

Last year, Italy launched its first ever Kids Choice Awards in Milan, and later this year Nickelodeon in Australia, Germany and Holland will join London in hosting their own special events.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

'Drake and Josh' take 1m for Nickelodeon UK

From Digital Spy:

'Drake and Josh' take 1m for Nickelodeon

The fourth series of daily teen sitcom Drake and Josh achieved record ratings for Nickelodeon this Easter.

More than 1 million kids aged 4-15 years tuned in to watch the new series during its opening week.

The show took its highest kids’ audience share of 11.5% in the 9am slot and helped the channel become the top rated kids’ channel in cable and satellite homes during the second week of Easter.

Filmed in the US, the show features two San Diego suburban teenagers, played by Drake Bell and Josh Peck, who become stepbrothers when their parents marry.

Howard Litton, SVP and managing director Nickelodeon UK, said: "Drake and Josh brilliantly showcases a very high quality of scripted comedy for kids. The success of the series premiere coupled with the channel's brand new Australian fantasy-drama H20, contributed to Nickelodeon’s highest rating week since 2004. We’re thrilled with the Easter launch."

Awarded the Bafta Children's Channel of the Year award, Nickelodeon UK networks is the UK’s top rated commercial kids’ network.

Entara licenses Domo for toys, t-shirts

From C21 Media:

Entara licenses Domo for toys, t-shirts

NEWS BRIEF: Global entertainment rights company Entara has inked two new licensing agreements for Domo, the animated character best known as the mascot of Japanese pubcaster NHK.

Underground Toys has been awarded the licence to manufacture plush and plush key rings for Domo from immediate effect, while Fashion UK has also adopted Domo in a licensing agreement with Entara to produce a range of adult and teen t-shirts and sweatshirts for the UK market.

Domo currently has a TV series in development with Nicktoons in North America and Nickelodeon Worldwide, launching in 2007.



2 May 2007
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards come to the UK

From Digital Spy:

Kids Choice awards come to the UK

Kids channel Nickelodeon is to stage a UK version of its Kids Choice Awards.

The awards, now in their 20th year in the US, will be held live in London later this year.

This year's US awards ceremony was held at the Pauley Pavilion in Westwood, California on March 31.

The star-studded show featured host Justin Timberlake involved in on-stage 'gunging' and pranks with the likes of Mandy Moore, Vince Vaughn, Tobey Maguire, and Steve Carell. It will air on Saturday 14 April at 10am and Sunday April 15 at 4pm.

According to Nickelodeon UK's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2007 stunt, KCA Mission, which was presented by Nickelodeon UK's current presenters Ed Petrie, Sy Thomas, Ugly Mark Felgate, and Laura Hamilton, Nickelodeon UK presenter Ed Petrie will be presenting the first ever Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK.

'Magic Roundabout' returns to UK screens

From Digital Spy:

'Magic Roundabout' returns to UK screens

Nick Jr. has picked up the rights to a remake of the classic children's TV show The Magic Roundabout.

Ermintrude and Zebedee will reappear on UK television screens in 52 episodes of computer generated animation. Each episode will run for 11 minutes and will be produced by Films Action of Paris and Silver Fox Films of London.

"The original Magic Roundabout TV series was a charming cultural phenomenon which entertained generations of children," Nickelodeon UK managing director Howard Litton told Broadcast. "The beautiful CGI animated adventures are sure to be a big hit with today's discerning young viewers."

No transmission dates are available at present but the new series has been officially unveiled at MipTV.

Nickelodeon International gets Creepie

From C21 Media:

Nickelodeon gets Creepie

MIP NEWS: LA kids firm Taffy Entertainment has closed a major new deal with Nickelodeon International covering both broadcast and licensing and merchandising rights for animated series Growing Up Creepie.

From early 2008, Nickelodeon will begin rolling out the 28x22' series across its channels in Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America after securing the broadcast rights to the show.

But the deal also names Nickelodeon as Taffy's L&M agent in markets including the UK, Germany, Benelux, Japan and Australia. It will also handle video gaming in France.

Taffy will continue to handle L&M in the rest of the world, with the exception of the US, where Discovery Channel holds the broadcast and L&M rights.

The show takes an irreverent look at adolesence through the eyes of Creepie Creecher, a young girl abandoned as a baby and raised by a family of bugs. Currently on air in the US on the Discovery Kids Channel, it is produced by Mike Young Productions and Discovery Kids, in association with DAG Entertainment, Sunwoo Entertainment/Peach Blossom and Telegawl Teoranta.

Michael Rosser
16 Apr 2007
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Genie rubs off on more broadcasters

From C21 Media:

Genie rubs off on more broadcasters

MIP NEWS: Broadcasters in Europe and the Middle East have picked up family sitcom Genie in the House from AB Distribution.

The 52x30' live-action series has been sold to Antena 3 (Spain), SIC (Portugal), Comedy TV (Russia), Italia Films (Middle East) and Happy TV (Serbia).

Produced by Helion Pictures and Moi J'Aime la Télévision, it airs on Nickelodeon in the UK and French broadcaster Canal J.

Further broadcast deals have already been secured with Nickelodeon in Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and India. French comedy company Happy Audience handles video and DVD rights and is in Cannes this week working on signing up local partners.

The show follows the antics of sisters Sophie and Emma who discover a hapless teen genie living in their attic.

Michael Rosser
16 Apr 2007
© C21 Media 2007

New deals for Edgar & Ellen

From C21 Media:

New deals for Edgar & Ellen

Terrible twins toon Edgar & Ellen is extending its international footprint with new broadcast deals in Norway, Israel, Spain and Canada, deals secured by Cake Entertainment and Bardel Entertainment.

Cake, run by MD Genevieve Dexter, has brokered Edgar & Ellen broadcast deals with pubcaster NRK in Norway and pay-TV firm Noga Communications in Israel, which operates The Children's Channel.

LUK Internacional has also acquired all rights to the TV series in Spain, Portugal, and Andorra and will serve as a specialised distribution partner. Bardel Entertainment, meanwhile, has sold the show to SRC in Canada.

Since last year’s MipTV, broadcasters have picked up all English-speaking territories to the toon, including the US (Nicktoons Network), Canada (YTV), UK (Nickelodeon UK) and Australia (ABC Kids, Nickelodeon). Nickelodeon International will also air the show in nine countries.

The upcoming Edgar & Ellen series produced by Chicago's Star Farm Productions is set to premiere on Nicktoons Network in the US in August and on YTV in Canada in September.

Jules Grant
12 Apr 2007
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Viacom lassoes Yahoo! for online ads

From C21 Media:

Viacom lassoes Yahoo! for online ads

Viacom has handed Yahoo! a three-year contract under which the internet company will provide sponsored search and contextual ads across its 33 broadband sites, including MTV.com, VH1.com and Nickelodeon.com.

The tie-up was announced yesterday against the backdrop of Viacom's ongoing US$1bn lawsuit against YouTube parent Google. The company denied the decision to go with Yahoo! was influenced by this.

"Yahoo! has made impressive strides with its new search marketing system," said Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman. "We couldn't be more pleased to have them as a partner and we look forward to growing our relationship even more over time."

The deal includes other popular Viacom websites, such as those of the Comedy Central and BET channels, and the company said that it may well be extended to include a further 140 others around the world.


11 Apr 2007
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Monday, April 16, 2007

Howard Litton upped to Nickelodeon UK boss

From C21 Media:

Litton upped to Nick UK boss

In the UK, Nickelodeon has promoted Howard Litton to run the kids channel, taking over from David Lynn, who was recently appointed executive VP and MD of MTV Networks UK.

Litton, who is currently senior VP, general manager and director of channels at Nickelodeon UK, will be responsible for all of Nickelodeon UK's operations. This includes five TV channels, three websites and a mobile channel that covers the Nickelodeon, NickToons and Nick Jr brands.

In his new role as MD, Litton will report to the Nickelodeon UK board, which comprises the broadcaster's joint-venture partners BSkyB and MTV Networks.

A spokeswoman at Nickelodeon declined to comment on whether Litton's number two - VP and programming director Debbie McDonald - would be elevated to his former role. "Howard will remain closely involved with the creative side of the business with Debbie and Peter Drake (VP and creative director)," she said.

Lynn added: "Howard is absolutely the best man for the job. He has extraordinary passion for the kid’s TV industry and his wealth of experience will prove vital in leading the UK’s number one kids television network."

Litton joined Nickelodeon in 1995 and during his tenure has helped steer the network from a single channel to become the multiple award-winning number one commercial kids’ TV network in the UK.

Jules Grant
29 Mar 2007
© C21 Media 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007

List Of Nickelodeon UK's Shows And Movies

Below is a near complete list of every show and movie that Nickelodeon UK, Nicktoons TV, The Nick Jr. Channel and Nick Jr. 2 have ever shown since Nickelodeon UK launched on 1st September 1993 (list last updated Sunday 26th August 2013):

100 Deeds For Eddie McDowd
A Bedtime Story
A Conversation With Magic
Action League Now!
A Fairly Odd Christmas
A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!
A Kid In Aladdin's Court
Adventures Of Pete & Pete
Albert
Alex Mack
Alien Surf Girls (Lightning Point)
All Grown Up
All That
Alvin & The Chipmunks
Amanda Show
And Now This
Angelina Ballerina
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps
Angry Beavers
Angry Birds in Space
Angry Birds: Wreck the Halls
Animal Alphabet
Animal Antics
Animal Crackers
Animals Of Farthing Wood
Animalympics
Animorphs
Anthony Ant
Anubis Unlocked
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Arthur
As Told By Ginger
Asterix and The Vikings
Astro Farm
A Town Called Panic
Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Legend Of Aang
Babar
Baby Animals
Back at the Barnyard
Bagpuss
Bailey Kipper's POV
Bananas In Pyjamas
Barney
Bastian & Barbara
Batfink
Battle of the Brothers
Bay City
Beauty And The Beast
Becoming
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
Beyblade: Metal Fury
Beyblade Metal Fusion
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Big Green Thing
Big Guy And Rusty The Boy Robot
Big Time Movie
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush - Hello London
Big Time Rush Music Exclusive
Big Time Rush Special
Big Time Rush Webchat Special
Biker Mice From Mars
Bill The Minder
Billboard Dad
Billy
Blossom
Blue
Blue's Clues
Bob The Builder
Bob The Builder: Project Build-It
Bod
Boggie Box
BrainSurge
Brand New Music Exclusive (Big Time Rush)
Brothers Flub
Bruno The Kid
Bubble and Squeak
Bubble Guppies
Bucket And Skinner's Epic Adventures
Budgie The Little Helicopter
Bump
Busy World Of Richard Scarry
Button Moon
California Dreams
Camberwick Green
Camp Orange
Camp Orange: The Lost Kingdom
Camp Orange Oz: Castle Mountain
Capitol Critters
Captain Pugwash
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys
Captain Star
Cardcaptors
CatDog
Cats Chorus
Catscratch
CBBC on Nickelodeon
Chalkzone
Chigley
Christmas Everyday
Christopher Crocodile
Chroma Zone
Clangers
Clarissa Explains It All
Coast To Coast
Count Duckula
Countdown To Kids' Choice
Country Mouse & The City Mouse
Cousin Skeeter
Crystal Tipps & Alistair
Cubeez
Dance Academy
Dance Machine
Danny Phantom
Dare U
Dark Crystal
David The Gnome
Deep Sea Dick
Deepwater Black
Denver The Last Dinosaur
Did It!
Dig And Dug
Dinosaur Train
Dora's Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure
Dora's Knighthood Adventure
Dora's Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom
Dora Saves The Crystal Kingdom
Dora The Explorer
Dora the Explorer: A Ribbon For Pinto
Dora the Explorer: Feliz Dia de los Padres (Happy Father's Day)
Doug
Dracula
Dragon Tales
Drake And Josh
Drake & Josh Go Hollywood
Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp
Dream Street
Driven Crazy
Dungeons And Dragons
Earthworm Jim
Edgar and Ellen
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
Engie Benjy
Enid Blyton's Enchanted Land
Eureeka's Castle
Extreme Ghostbusters
Fairly Odd Parents
Fairly Odd Parents: Abra-Catastrophe!
Fairly Odd Parents: Channel Chasers
Fairly Odd Parents: Fairy Idol
Fairly Odd Parents: Fairly OddBaby
Fairly Odd Parents: School's Out! The Musical
Fairly Odd Parents: Wishology
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Feodor
Ferris Bueller
Fifi And The Flowertots
Figure It Out
Fit Phonics
Fireman Sam
First Snow Of Winter
Fish And Chips
Flatworld
Flumps
Fraggle Rock
Franklin
Fred: The Movie
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred
Fred 3: Camp Fred
Fred: The Show
Frootie Tooties
Galaxy High School
Gamefest
Garbage Pail Kids
Genie In The House
George Of The Jungle
Get The Picture
Getting There
Girls In Love
Glad Rags
Global Guts
Good Burger
Go, Diego, Go!
Gormiti
Grimmy
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Growing Up Creepie
Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare
Guinevere Jones
Gullah Gullah Island
Guts!
Guys Like Us
Gym Teacher: The Movie
H2O: Just Add Water
Hairy Jeremy
Harriet The Spy
Harriet The Spy Special
Hatty Town
Help! I'm A Teenage Outlaw!
Henry's Cat
Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold: The Movie
Hey Dude
Holiday In The Sun
House of Anubis
Hot Dog
How to Rock
Humf
Huntik: Secrets & Seekers
Huxley Pig
iCarly
iCarly: iDate a Bad Boy
iCarly: iFight Shelby Marx
iCarly: iGo to Japan
iCarly: iGoodbye
iCarly: iParty with Victorious
iCarly: iPsycho
iCarly: iShock America
iCarly: iStart a Fan War
iCarly: iStill Psycho
iCarly: iQuit iCarly
iFans Special
I Spy
Insektors
Instant Star
Invader Zim
It Takes Two
It's A SpongeBob Christmas!
Ivor The Engine
James And The Giant Peach
James The Cat
Jamie & Anna's Big Weekend
Janosch's Dreamhour
Jason Donovan Special
Jim Henson's Animal Show
Jimbo & The Jetset
Jimmy Neutron
Joe 90
Johann's Gift To Christmas
Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party
Journey Of Allen Strange
Jumanji (animated TV series)
Jumanji (movie)
Just Jordan
Kablam!
Kappa Mikey
Katie & Orbie
Kenan & Kel
Kids Choice Awards
Kids' Choice Awards Pre-Show
Kid's Court
King
King Arthur's Disasters
King Rollo
Kipper
Kissyfur
Kitu & Woofl
Knyacki
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
Labyrinth
Land Of The Lost
LazyTown
Legend Of The North Wind
Legends
Letters Of The Earth
Life With Boys
Lisa
Little Bear Stories
Little Bill
Little Polar Bear
Little Red Tractor
Little Sister Rabbit
Littlest Pet Shop
Lizzie's Library
LOL: Laugh Out Loud
Louie
Maggie And The Ferocious Beast
Magic Mountain
Magic School Bus
Maisy
Making Of The Rugrats Movie
Marvin London Calling
Marvin Marvin
Mary-Kate & Ashley Movie Preview
Mary-Kate And Ashley In Action!
Matilda
Matt Hatter Chronicles
Max & Ruby
Max Glick
Max Steel
Meet The Moores
Merlin And The Dragon
Merry Christmas, Drake and Josh
Mighty Max
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
Mirror Mirror
Miss Mallard Mysteries
Mission Top Secret
Mix Master
Moccasin Flats
Moesha
Mona The Vampire
Monsuno
Monty The Dog
Mother Goose
Mouse And Mole
Mr Benn
Mr Magoo
Mr Magoo's Xmas Carol
Mr Meaty
Mr Men & Little Miss
Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean - The Animated Series
MTV Hits - Five Night Stand
Muppet Babies
Music Exclusive (Big Time Rush)
My Brother And Me
My Dad The Rock Star
My Life As A Teenage Robot
My Parents Are Aliens
Naked Brothers Band
Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys
Naturally, Sadie
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Nellie The Elephant
Nick Extra
Nick Jr Bedtime
Nick News
Nicktrition
Nicktoons Summit (Nick-A-Lottery)
Nickellennium
Nickelodeon Screen Test
Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards
Nickelodeon's Top 20
Nickelodeon's Young Hopefuls
Ni hao, Kai-lan
Nike Cup Final
N-List
N-View
Noah Knows Best
Noah's Ark
Noah's Island
Noddy
Oakie Doke
Odyssey
Off The Hook
O'Grady
Olivia
Olive the Ostrich
On Your Marks
Oscar & Friends
Oscar's Orchestra
Our Lips Are Sealed
Out Of Control
Pablo The Little Red Fox
Paddington Bear
Papa Beaver Stories
Parsley the Lion
Passport To Paris
PB Bear
Peepos
Pee-Wee's Playhouse
Pegasus
Pelswick
Peppa Pig
Pet Alien
Pete And Pete
Philbert The Frog
Pic Me
Pick Nick At 6 (Nick-A-Lottery 2: The Revenge)
Pingu
Pippi Longstocking
Plasmo
Planet Sheen
Playdays
Pocoyo
Poppy Cat
Portland Bill
Postman Pat
Power Rangers Samurai
Power Rangers Super Samurai
Press Gang
Purple and Brown
Rabbit Ears'
Radio Free Roscoe
Rags
Rainbow
Raising Dad
Reach For The Stars
Real Monsters
Redwall
Renford Rejects
Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy
Roary The Racing Car
Robot and Monster
Rock Princess
Rocket Monkeys
Rocket Power
Rocko's Modern Life
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Rocky & The Dodos
Romeo
Roobarb
Rotten Ralph
Round The Twist
Roundhouse
Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost
Roxy Hunter: Myth of the Mermaid
Rub A Dub Dub
Rude Dog And The Dweebs
Rugrats
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
Rugrats Go Wild
Rugrats Pre-School Daze
Saber Riders
Sabrina Down Under
Sabrina Goes To Rome
Sabrina The Teenage Witch
Sabrina The Teenage Witch - The Movie
Sali Mali
Salute Your Shorts
Santo Bugito
Saved By The Bell
Saved By The Bell - College Years
Saved By The Bell Wedding In Vegas
Saved By The Bell: Hawaiian Style
Scaredy Camp
School Of The Week
Second Hand Tales
Secret Of The Stones
Secret World Of Alex Mack
See Something, Say Something
Sesame Street
Seven Secrets
Seventeen Again
Sheeep
Ship To Shore
Shredderman Rules
Sister Sister
Skylark
Slimer And Friends (Ghostbusters)
Smoggies
Snailympics
Space Cases
Space Goofs
Spectacular!
Spectacular Spider-Man
Speedracer
Spider
Spider-Man
Spliced
SpongeBob: Behind The Scenes
SpongeBob SquarePants
Stickin' Around
Stitch Up Showdown
Story Of The Dancing Frog
Summer In Transylvania
Supah Ninjas
Super Chicken
Superted
Super Why!
Sussed!
Switching Goals
Taina
Tak and the Power of Juju
Take That & Party at Wembley
Take That: Concert Of Hope
Tales From The Cryptkeeper
Tales Of The Toothfairies
Team Umizoomi
Tecknick
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
TEENick
Teenick Concerts
TeenNick
Teletubbies
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Adventures of Portland Bill
The All New Sleepover Club
The Backyardigans
The Blobheads
The Bopps
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
The Brothers Garcia
The CatDog Movie
The Complete Freaks of Nature
The Complete Savages
The Elephant Princess
The Elephant Show
The Fairies
The Family Ness
The Ferals / Feral TV
The Fresh Beat Band
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Gilmore Girls
The Ginger Bread Man
The Gnoufs
The Go!Go!Go! Show
The Great Muppet Caper
The Herbs
The Hoobs
The Hooley Dooleys
The House of Anubis Movie: The Touchstone of Ra
The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour
The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide
The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3: The Jerkintors
The Journey Of Allen Strange
The Junglies
The Labyrinth
The Last Day of Summer
The Legend of Korra
The Light Brigade
The Little Bear Movie
The Magic Adventures Of Mumfie
The Magic Roundabout (TV Series)
The Magic Roundabout (Movie)
The Making Of The Rugrats In Paris
The Mighty B
The Monkees
The Muppet Movie
The Muppet Show
The Neverending Story
The Nick Cannon Show
The Nightingale
The Origin Of Donnie
The Pagemaster
The Penguins of Madagascar
The Pondles
The Real Macaw
The Red Shoes
The Ren & Stimpy Show
The Rugrats Movie
The Shoe People
The Sleepover Club
The Spiderwick Chronicles
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
The Super Hero Squad Show
The Three Tramps
The Treacle People
The Troop
The Upside Down Show
The Wiggles
The Wiggles: Wiggle And Learn
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys Movie
The Wisdom Of The Gnomes
The Wombles
The Worst Witch
The Worst Witch Movie
The Xs
Thomas & Friends
Thomas The Tank Engine
Three Friends & Jerry
Tickety Toc
Tips For Tots
To Grandmother's House We Go
Tom Slick
Toons From Planet Orange
Toot and Puddle
Topsy & Tim
Toucan Tecs
Towser
Transformers Animated
Transylvania Pet Shop
Trap Door
Treehouse Hostage
True Jackson, VP
Trumpton
Tube Mice
Tucker
T.U.F.F. Puppy
Turtles
Turtles Gold
Two Of A Kind
Ultraman
Unfabulous
U Pick Summer
USA High
Victor & Maria
Victorious
Virtual Mom
Visionaries
Viva Piñata
Voltron
Wake Up World
Walkie Talkies
Watch Your Own Wednesday
Watch Your Own Wednesday Extra
Watch Your Own Week
Watch Your Own Weekend
Wayside
Weinerville
Welcome Freshmen
Wendell and Vinnie
Were On Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?
What I Like About You
What's Your News?
White Bear/Brown Bear
Why Did The Chicken
Wiggly Park
Wild Bunch
Wild Side Show
Wildlife
Will Cwac Cwac
William's Wish Wellingtons
Willo The Wisp
Wimzie's House
Winning London
Winx Club
Wishbone
Witches Night Out
Wobblyland
Wombles
Wonder Pets!
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
Wubbulous World Of Dr Seuss
Yakkity Yak
Yo Gabba Gabba!
You Do Too
You Gotta See This
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Zoey 101

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2007 Ratings Press Release

From NickKCApress.com:

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards Hosted by Justin Timberlake Slimes its Way to Become the Most Watched Ever with Kids, Tweens and Total Viewers

Over 6 Million Viewers Tune in with Record Ratings among Kids 6-11 and Highest Viewership of Tweens Ever

A Record-Breaking 40+ Million Votes are Cast by Kids Across Nick's Digital Platforms; Nick.com Scores Its Highest Traffic Day Ever; and 1 Million Votes Cast in First Ever Virtual Sliming

NEW YORK – April 2, 2007 – A big, slime-induced viewership record was set Saturday, March 31, (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT) during the live telecast of Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards (KCAs) hosted by Justin Timberlake. Despite competition from the NCAA Men's Final Four, this year's event was the most watched ever with kids 2-11, kids 6-11, tweens 9-14 and total viewers (P2+). The 2007 KCAs also set a new record with kids 6-11 as the highest rated ever, and secured double-digit ratings increases among kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14 over last year. In addition, more kids voted than ever this year, with a record of 40 million votes on Nick.com, Nicktropolis, TurboNick and Nick Mobile.

The show delivered a huge 14.0/2.8 million kids 6-11, up +11% versus last year and by far the highest ever. The show was also a huge hit with Tweens (9-14), delivering a 12.5 coverage rating (+12% over 2006), and the most tween viewers (2.6 million) ever. Kids 2-11 scored a 10.3/3.4 million the most viewers ever for the demo. Tweens 9-14 delivered a 12.5 coverage rating, a +12% bump over last year. And 2.6 million tweens tuned to set a viewership record. Over 6.1 million total viewers, on average, watched the show, an increase over last year's record performance by +3%*.

This year's Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards generated a record-breaking 40.8 million votes, +54% in 2007 versus the prior year, in a total of 16 categories on Nick.com and via cell phones by wireless text messaging, March 5 to March 31. The event on March 31 boosted Nick.com to its highest traffic day ever, with 1.6 million unique visitors and more that 25.5 million page views. Kids also cast more than 1 million votes on Nick's digital platforms on March 31 for the first ever virtual sliming, which featured Vince Vaughn.

Throughout the month of March, more than 1 million kids visited Nicktropolis' virtual Kids' Choice Awards themed world where they could stroll down the Orange Carpet, check out the KCA Control Room, and create their own Kids' Choice branded room. The day of the KCAs, March 31, garnered 431,000 unique visitors alone. Almost 12 million of the total KCA votes were cast on Nicktropolis through the virtual world voting booths, with the remaining votes casted on Nick.com, TurboNick and Nick Mobile. In addition, TurboNick, Nickelodeon's broadband video service on Nick.com, served as the fully interactive home of the 20th Annual Kid's Choice Awards featuring a three-hour live simulcast event hosted by Nickelodeon's ME:TV's Alex and Jordan, which garnered 160,000 streams.

Kids' Choice Awards: Best of the Mess, a 30-minute program of highlights, will air Tuesday, April 3 at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 5 at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7 at 12 p.m. and Sunday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. (all times are ET/PT). Kids can also catch a half-hour version of the awards show this week on TurboNick.com, Nickelodeon's broadband video service on Nick.com.

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, featured stars of TV, movies, music and sports with first time host Justin Timberlake. The star-studded telecast featured celebrity participants including last year's host Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Hilary Duff, Jessica Alba, Tobey Macguire Zac Efron, George Lopez, Ice Cube, Hayden Panettiere, Ciara, Chris Evans, Chris Brown, Queen Latifah, Mandy Moore, Ty Pennington, Jamie Lynn Spears, Nelly, Jon Heder, Emma Roberts, Jesse McCartney, Ryan Seacrest, Bindi Irwin, Tom Kenny, Nat and Alex Wolff and Devon Werkheiser. Music superstars/platinum selling recording artists Gwen Stefani, featuring Akon, and Maroon 5 had the audience and viewers alike on their feet with hit performances.

Burger King, General Mills and Kia Motors were the presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, with Hasbro, Nestle, Sketchers and Wal-Mart serving as associate sponsors.

Nickelodeon, in its 28th 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, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 92 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for almost 12 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

*Source: Nielsen Media Research, Cable Fast National Data

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Nickelodeon USA Plans To Premiere Back At The Barnyard On Saturday September 1st 2007

According to Nick.com's official Back at the Barnyard website, Nickelodeon USA currently plans to premiere one of it's newest Nicktoons, Back at the Barnyard, on Saturday September 1st 2007.

Back At The Barnyard is a CGI animated comedy series which takes a hilarious and wacky look at what animals really do when humans aren't looking.

Based on the hit Nickelodeon Movies feature film, the series focuses on Otis, a carefree, "party boy cow" tossed into a position of responsibility. But unlike his dad before him, he is driven by his insatiable need for fun and frivolity.

So Otis, along with his barnyard friends Pip, Pig and Freddy will stop at nothing in his pursuit of a good time, while comically avoiding close calls with humans and other threats to their unconventional way of life.

The original party animals from Barnyard are back in, well...BACK AT THE BARNYARD! The new show features Otis, Pip and the rest of their fun-loving farm friends and it premieres September 1!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Nickelodeon UK's, Nicktoons, Nick Jr. Channel's and Nick Jr. 2's April 2007 Highlights

According to the Sky Ventures website, here are Nickelodeon UK's, Nicktoons, Nick Jr. Channel's and Nick Jr. 2's April 2007 highlights:

NICKELODEON

Highlights on Nickelodeon

HALF TERM MOVIES
It's Nick Flicks Week, so get set for a week-long run of fantastic film fun on Nickelodeon. Showing feature-length versions of favourite Nick cartoons, as well as must-see family classics, Nick Flicks week is the only way to spend the school holidays.
Weekdays @ 10am and 5pm
STUART LITTLE - Monday 2 April
THE RUGRATS GO WILD - Tuesday 3 April
MATILDA - Wednesday 4 April
THE WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE - Thursday 5 April
TROOP BEVERLY HILLS - Friday 6 April

ZOEY 101
Summer's over and it's time for a new year at PCA (Pacific Coast Academy) - the all-boys boarding school which recently began accepting girls on campus. Zoey 101 is the hilarious live-action comedy that charts the highs and lows of Zoey (played by Jamie Lynne Spears), one of the first girls at the school, and her gang of friends as they get to grips with living and studying together.
Zoey 101 explores the happiness and turmoil of teenage friendships and relationships, all washed down with a large dose of PCA's favourite drink, Blix.
Weekdays @ 9.30am and 4.30pm
Back to back new episodes on Saturday 14, Sunday 15 and Sunday 29 April

H20
H20, already a smash hit in Australia, is a magical adventure-drama series. The top rating kids show is about three teenage friends, with a splash of magic!
Emma, Cleo and Rikki are sixteen year old girls growing up on the sun-drenched beaches of the Gold Coast. Emma is confident and athletic, Cleo is slightly insecure and awkward, Rikki is "different" - the new girl - aloof and smart. For our heroines lives revolve around clothes, the beach and boys, with school as a minor distraction.
The three normal teenage girls stumble on an ancient cavern, they undergo a transformation that will change their lives forever. H20 sees three very different girls facing everyday teen problems with an added twist - they're mermaids with incredible powers over water. The girls enter a wonderful, underwater world, but the nature of their powers draws them into wild adventures.
Weekdays @ 10am and 5pm

NICKELODEON 20TH KIDS CHOICE AWARDS 2007
HOSTED BY JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Singer, actor and two-time "Nickelodeon Best Burp" Award winner Justin Timberlake will host Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids's Awards in Los Angeles.
Now in it's 20th year, the Kids' Choice Awards is a star-studded event at which kids rule and big-name celebrities perform and join in the fun by getting slimed. In fact, this year's ceremony promises to break the slime barrier and be the messiest yet!
"I'm revving up to have an even bigger blast than usual at Nickelodeons's 20th Kids' Choice Awards and I'm thrilled and proud to be the hosting the 20th anniversay show" says Justin Timberlake, who has won three Kids' Choice Awards to date and is nominated this year for Favourite Singer.
Nominees include Johnny Depp for Favourite Male Movie Star, Keira Knightley for Favourite Female Movie Star, Beyonce for Favourite Female Singer and Favourite song for Irreplaceable and Jamie Lynn Spears, star of sitcom Zoey 101 for Favourite Television Actress.
Saturday 14 April @ 10am and
Sunday 15 April @ 4pm

You can also join in at www.nick.co.uk

NICKTOONS

VIVA PINATA
Brand new Viva Pinata is inspired by the award-winning and critically acclaimed XBox 360 game and is exclusive to Nicktoons, the UK's number-one cartoon channel.
In a garden on Pinata Island, live a dancing, frolicking group of happy pinatas - the traditional colourful sweet-filled containers that are hit with a stick at parties by blindfolded players until the treats fall out.
The inhabitants of Pinata island fill themselves with the most delicious sweets they can find and wait with glee for the day when they reach maximum candy-osity. Only then will they be called to Pinata Central and dispatched to delight fun-lovers at a magical celebration.
Pinatas Fergy Fudgehog, Paulie Pretztail, Franklin Fizzlybear, Tina and Teddington Twingersnap, Les Galagoogoo and Hudson the Horstacio have been friends since childhood. Some of the group are excitedly training for the day when they will be picked, while others are unimpressed by the prospect of being hit with a stick!
All the time, strange new Pinatas arrive in the garden and violent pests (known as Sours) must be confronted. Who can solve the mysteries of the black-market Pinata poachers? And with so much time taken up by dancing and fun, will any of the Pinatas even have time? This is a place where anything can happen.
Viva Pinata is exclusive to NickToons, the official home of the world's favourite animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants.
Weekdays @ 8.30am

YU-GI-OH- GX
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX is back with more action than ever! Yu-Gi-Oh! Fans and newcomers alike can now catch up with the thrills and adventures of the Duel Academy gang in the latest GX season.
The series takes place a generation in the future on a far away island in the Southern Seas and is based around the top dueling high school, Duel Academy. This is where promising young duelists come from around the world to train, in the hope that one day they can achieve their full potential.
What nobody at the Academy realises, as the series begins is that one of the greatest duelists of all time has just arrived in the new intake. Enter Jaden Yuki. But 15 year-old Jaden's late arrival on his first day means that he has to work extra hard to pass his entrance exam and make the cut.
Jaden scrapes through and he's assigned to the lowest-ranked Slifer Red dormitory, because of his poor grades. But Jaden is determined to prove that test scores aren't everything and it's not long before his superior dueling skills, combined with his incredible instincts, rock the Academy.
Jaden's friends include skilled and beautiful Alexis Rhodes, smart and calculating Bastion Misawa and bumbling Syrus Truesdale. It doesn't take him long to realise that freshman hotshot Chazz Princeton and old-fashioned Dr Vellian Crowler both believe that poor grades should lead to expulsion - and they have Jaden in their sights!
Weekends @ 10.30am and 4.30pm



You can also check out www.nicktoons.co.uk

NICK JR

Highlights on Nick Jr.


GO, DIEGO, GO!
Diego returns for more animal-saving adventures in a brand new series of Nick Jr's animated show, Go, Diego, Go! Whenever Dora's cousin Diego hears an animal's cry for help, he sets off to the rainforest to track down the trouble and help save a creature in peril.
Bilingual Diego is helped by his furry companion Baby Jaguar, although the cat is often the one who needs saving! But Diego knows he can always rely on the super computer skills of his brainy sister Alicia to help solve a challenge.
On his missions, Diego uses a variety of gadgets and is assisted by his friends: Click, a cheery camera that can locate the animal calling for help; Rescue Pack, a courier bag that can transform into any object; and the Bobo Brothers, two cheeky spider monkeys.
Every day @ 10.30am and 4pm

DORA THE EXPLORER MORNINGS
Dora the Explorer, everybody's favourite young Latina explorer, is here to brighten up your weekend mornings throughout April.
Nick Jr viewers can join in, helping Dora solve problems and learning Spanish words along the way, as she sets off on epic expeditions to help her friends. She can always rely on her best pal Boots, a lively monkey who likes wearing his favourite red footwear - which is how he got his name!
This Easter (7 and 8 April) Dora is embarking on an eggs-traordinary new adventure. It's a very special Easter egg hung as Dora and Boots are searching for "cascerones" - special eggs with confetti and prizes inside! Dora's Mammi and Papi have hidden 12 eggs including a big yellow egg containing the largest prize of them all but she must watch out for Swiper the Fox, who has his eye on them!
Weekdays 10am - 12pm

WOW! WOW! WUBBZY!
Pre-school animated comedy series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy is back for more kooky adventures in a brand new series this April.
If you haven't been drawn into this wonderful world of fun, the star of the show is Wubbzy, a curious square-shaped creature with a crazy-looking tail. Wubbzy has a fascination for the world around him and when he is supprised by life in the strange city of Wuzzelberg, his response is usually simply, "Wow".
Widget is Wubbzy's bunny-eared friend, who responds to every challenge with her familiar catchphrase, "No problemo!" Widget has a talent for inventions and tries to solve problems by building fantastical new ones. Sadly, Widget's inventions rarely go entirely to plan.
Teddy bear-like Walden has purple skin and is the bookworm of the group, always on a quest to find out as much as he can about everything. He already knows lots about science, books and art, but that's not enough for Walden. His mission is always to know more.
Every day @ 8am and 4.30pm

You can also join in at www.nickjr.co.uk