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
© C21 Media 2007

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
© C21 Media 2007

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
© C21 Media 2007

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
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
Anthony Ant
Anubis Unlocked
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
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
Baby Animals
Back at the Barnyard
Bailey Kipper's POV
Bananas In Pyjamas
Bastian & Barbara
Battle of the Brothers
Bay City
Beauty And The Beast
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
Blue's Clues
Bob The Builder
Bob The Builder: Project Build-It
Boggie Box
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
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
Cats Chorus
CBBC on Nickelodeon
Christmas Everyday
Christopher Crocodile
Chroma Zone
Clarissa Explains It All
Coast To Coast
Count Duckula
Countdown To Kids' Choice
Country Mouse & The City Mouse
Cousin Skeeter
Crystal Tipps & Alistair
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)
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
Ferris Bueller
Fifi And The Flowertots
Figure It Out
Fit Phonics
Fireman Sam
First Snow Of Winter
Fish And Chips
Fraggle Rock
Fred: The Movie
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred
Fred 3: Camp Fred
Fred: The Show
Frootie Tooties
Galaxy High School
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!
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
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
Huntik: Secrets & Seekers
Huxley Pig
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
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
Kappa Mikey
Katie & Orbie
Kenan & Kel
Kids Choice Awards
Kids' Choice Awards Pre-Show
Kid's Court
King Arthur's Disasters
King Rollo
Kitu & Woofl
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
Land Of The Lost
Legend Of The North Wind
Letters Of The Earth
Life With Boys
Little Bear Stories
Little Bill
Little Polar Bear
Little Red Tractor
Little Sister Rabbit
Littlest Pet Shop
Lizzie's Library
LOL: Laugh Out Loud
Maggie And The Ferocious Beast
Magic Mountain
Magic School Bus
Making Of The Rugrats Movie
Marvin London Calling
Marvin Marvin
Mary-Kate & Ashley Movie Preview
Mary-Kate And Ashley In Action!
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
Mona The Vampire
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
Nicktoons Summit (Nick-A-Lottery)
Nickelodeon Screen Test
Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards
Nickelodeon's Top 20
Nickelodeon's Young Hopefuls
Ni hao, Kai-lan
Nike Cup Final
Noah Knows Best
Noah's Ark
Noah's Island
Oakie Doke
Off The Hook
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
Pee-Wee's Playhouse
Peppa Pig
Pet Alien
Pete And Pete
Philbert The Frog
Pic Me
Pick Nick At 6 (Nick-A-Lottery 2: The Revenge)
Pippi Longstocking
Planet Sheen
Poppy Cat
Portland Bill
Postman Pat
Power Rangers Samurai
Power Rangers Super Samurai
Press Gang
Purple and Brown
Rabbit Ears'
Radio Free Roscoe
Raising Dad
Reach For The Stars
Real Monsters
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
Rotten Ralph
Round The Twist
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 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
Ship To Shore
Shredderman Rules
Sister Sister
Slimer And Friends (Ghostbusters)
Space Cases
Space Goofs
Spectacular Spider-Man
SpongeBob: Behind The Scenes
SpongeBob SquarePants
Stickin' Around
Stitch Up Showdown
Story Of The Dancing Frog
Summer In Transylvania
Supah Ninjas
Super Chicken
Super Why!
Switching Goals
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
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenick Concerts
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
Transformers Animated
Transylvania Pet Shop
Trap Door
Treehouse Hostage
True Jackson, VP
Tube Mice
T.U.F.F. Puppy
Turtles Gold
Two Of A Kind
U Pick Summer
USA High
Victor & Maria
Virtual Mom
Viva Piñata
Wake Up World
Walkie Talkies
Watch Your Own Wednesday
Watch Your Own Wednesday Extra
Watch Your Own Week
Watch Your Own Weekend
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
Will Cwac Cwac
William's Wish Wellingtons
Willo The Wisp
Wimzie's House
Winning London
Winx Club
Witches Night Out
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! 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:


Highlights on Nickelodeon

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

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, 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

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


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 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

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Highlights on Nick Jr.

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, 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

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

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2007 Winners Press Release

From NickKCApress.com:

Adam Sandler, Dakota Fanning, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Queen Latifah, Ben Stiller, Spongebob Squarepants, Harry Potter, American Idol, Happy Feet — AND MORE — Walk Off with Honors at Nickelodeon's Slime-soaked, Milestone 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards

Kids Cast Record-Breaking 40 Million Votes for Their Favorites in 16 Categories

Nickelodeon Breaks Slime Barrier, Soaks Eight Stars

Vince Vaughn Drenched in First Interactive Sliming; Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore, Jackie Chan, Tobey Macguire, Chris Tucker, Steve Carell – and Hundreds of Kids – Get the Goo, Too

World Record Set in Jaw-Dropping Bungee Jumping Slime Stunt

Los Angeles, Calif. – March 31, 2007 – Adam Sandler, Dakota Fanning, Beyoncé, Queen Latifah, SpongeBob SquarePants, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, American Idol and Harry Potter are among those who nabbed coveted orange Blimps at Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, in a live telecast featuring the hottest stars of TV, movies, music and sports, Saturday, March 31 (8-9:50 p.m. ET/tape delay PT). Kids reigned and slime blanketed this year's star-studded, anything goes kudos/mess-fest at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, hosted for the first time by Justin Timberlake, who also clinched Favorite Singer. Unrelenting, super-sized slime-bursts made the day sublime, breaking the slime barrier and soaking stars – and hundreds of kids -- at the biggest, loudest, messiest spectacle in the show's history. To absorb all the fun, Nick treated kids to 20 magical minutes more.

Topping last year's record by over 13 million votes, more than 40 million kids cast votes March 5-31 in 16 categories to honor their favorites. And for the first time, voters could choose to use any of Nickelodeon's digital platforms including Nick.com, Nicktropolis and TurboNick or to text in their votes via cell phones.

Tally yielded Favorite Movie Actor for Adam Sandler (Click), who won that honor in 2003 and 2005 as well as a Wannabe Award in 2004; and Favorite Movie Actress for Dakota Fanning (Charlotte's Web). Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest seized treasured Favorite Movie award, while Happy Feet ran away with Favorite Animated Movie (Orlando Bloom and Nicole Kidman respectively accepted). Former Wannabe Award winner Queen Latifah (2005) clinched a Blimp as Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie (Ice Age: the Meltdown). SpongeBob SquarePants absorbed honors for the fifth consecutive year as Favorite Cartoon and also scored for Favorite Video Game (SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab). Top TV awards went to American Idol as Favorite Show and to last year's winner Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) and to Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) as Favorite Actor and Actress. Shaquille O'Neal netted his fourth Blimp for Favorite Athlete (1995, 1997 & 2000). In music, host Justin Timberlake triumphed as Favorite Male Singer, while Beyoncé nabbed Favorite Female Singer honors; her Irreplaceable won for Favorite Song and Black Eyed Peas got the nod for Favorite Group. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling notched Favorite Book honors.

An unprecedented triple-star slime-fest opened the show, with green goo thoroughly soaking Mandy Moore, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Before long, kids and stars alike joyfully weathered slime showers throughout the telecast. Tobey Maguire got down and messy, and craving a sliming, host Timberlake and Steve Carell turned green with glee.

Absorbing the spirit of Nick for the show's climactic barrier-breaking star sliming, Vince Vaughn also made history by reaping the rewards of the first-ever interactive sliming: Viewers voted on nick.com for a stunning, goo-gushing mode and sat back for the real-time spectacle.Their three choices: blowing out a section of the house with slime, hence dousing hundreds; having an elephant suck all the excess slime out of the house and blow it out his trunk; or activating a huge geyser under the stage. The latter won out and with it Vaughn joined a fraternity of venerated stars who have sloshed through KCA history including Jack Black, Robin Williams, Johnny Depp, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, James Earl Jones, Rosie O'Donnell, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller.

Wowing the crowd and setting a world record with a never-before-attempted slimy feat, daredevil stuntman Ron Jones bungee jumped from a height of 225 feet and plunged into a bucket of Nickelodeon's signature green slime 12-feet in diameter and five feet deep. Ryan Seacrest provided colorful commentary for this sixth World Record Slime Stunt.

In a show highlight, The Wannabe Award, an annual honor bestowed on a celebrity role model who kids most "want to be," was presented to Ben Stiller by last year's Kids' Choice Awards host, Jack Black.

The sixth annual burp contest resounded with a terrific new twist, as Kenan Thompson announced that two-time Burp Award winner Timberlake had a worthy opponent: all the kids in the audience! And the kids pumped up the volume to an all-time high. Past proud Burp Award winners include Cameron Diaz, Jessica Alba and Steve Irwin (shared honor), Justin Timberlake (two-time winner) and Hugh Jackman.

The star-studded telecast featured celebrity participants including Will Ferrell, Nicole Kidman, Orlando Bloom, Dakota Fanning, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Steve Carell, Queen Latifah, Zac Efron, Bindi Irwin, Hilary Duff, Jessica Alba, Jamie Lynn Spears, George Lopez, Jon Heder, Chris Evans, Chris Tucker, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Tobey Maguire, Jackie Chan, Mandy Moore, Drake Bell, Emma Roberts, Jesse McCartney, Nelly, Ciara, Shia LaBeouf, Hayden Panettiere, Ice Cube, Masi Oka, Ty Pennington, Tyler James Williams, Rihanna, Devon Werkheiser, Lil' JJ, Nat Wolff, Alex Wolff, Chris Brown, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Ryan Sheckler.

Grammy Award-winning superstar Gwen Stefani ignited the kid crowd with the hit title song from her new album, "The Sweet Escape" also featuring popular singer-songwriter Akon. Grammy Award-winning rock-soul band Maroon 5 also rocked the house with their brand-new single "Makes Me Wonder" from their forthcoming album "It Won't Be Soon before Long," performing it for the first time live on TV.

TEENick's J. Boogie and Victoria Justice (Zoey 101) kicked off the night with a unique star-studded two-hour pre-show telecast, Countdown to the Kids' Choice Awards, featuring a musical performance by Drake Bell and Orange Carpet arrivals/interviews interlacing programming from 6 to 8 p.m. ET/PT. An episode of SpongeBob SquarePants capped the 9 p.m. hour at 9:50 p.m. The entire awards telecast will encore Sunday, April 1 at 1 p.m., and 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. and 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 on TurboNick, Nickelodeon's broadband video service on Nick.com, the week after the live event.

Following are Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards winners:


Favorite Movie
The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Favorite Female Movie Star
Dakota Fanning

Favorite Male Movie Star
Adam Sandler

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Queen Latifah/Ice Age: The Meltdown

Favorite Animated Movie
Happy Feet


Favorite Music Group
Black Eyed Peas

Favorite Female Singer

Favorite Male Singer
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Song
Irreplaceable (Beyoncé)


Favorite TV Show
American Idol

Favorite Television Actress
Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana

Favorite Television Actor
Drake Bell/Drake & Josh

Favorite Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants


Favorite Athlete
Shaquille O'Neal


Favorite Video Game
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab

Favorite Book
Harry Potter (series)

Nicktropolis offered a brand-new virtual Kids' Choice Awards themed world where kids could stroll down the Orange Carpet, check out the KCA Control Room, sneak in Backstage, create their own Kids' Choice branded room and chat about the event in real time while watching the live TurboNick webcast together in viewing parties. TurboNick, Nickelodeon's broadband video service on Nick.com, served as the fully interactive home during the awards show, featuring a three-hour live Kids' Choice streaming event including coverage of the Orange Carpet, backstage, and the Kids' Choice Awards after-party, all hosted by ME:TV's Alexandra Gizela and Jordan Carlos.

Leading up to the award show, TurboNick featured a KCA playlist, along with various clips from past awards shows and promotions for the 20th Annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. Mini-site features of the KCA 2007 area in TurboNick included KCA clips, quizzes, games, and more.

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards was produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain and Marjorie Cohn are executive producers. Paula Kaplan is co-executive producer. Burger King, General Mills and Kia Motors are the presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, with Hasbro, Nestle, Skechers and Wal-Mart serving as associate sponsors. Media outlets can reference the most up-to-date information on Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards by logging onto www.NickKCApress.com.

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards was seen in more than 205 million households across Nickelodeon's 34 channels in the UK, Europe, Russia, Israel, Asia, Australia, Latin America and Brazil, as well as the U.S.

About Nickelodeon
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 almost 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 Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).