Saturday, August 27, 2011

3D Genie in the House Movie Announced

The official Genie in the House website has announced that there will be a brand new movie based on the Nickelodeon UK show called "Genie in the House The Movie" which will be made in 3D.

According to the movie trailer for "Genie in the House The Movie", the plot for the Genie in the House movie will be about a mysterious stranger who tries to steal Adil's magic lamp, which leads Sophie, Emma and Adil on a fantastic adventure in a magical city.

Apart from Katie Sheridan who plays Sophie Norton and Adam Morris who plays Philip Norton, who appear in the movie trailer for "Genie in the House The Movie", it is currently unknown whether the rest of the original cast (Jordan Metcalfe who played Adil the Genie, Victoria Longley, who played Emma Norton, and Angus Kennedy who played Max Baxter) will be reprising their roles for "Genie in the House The Movie".

You can view the movie trailer for "Genie in the House The Movie", which is partly filmed in 3D, on YouTube or Vimeo.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Nickelodeon UK Relaunches The Official Nick Jr. Channel UK Website

From Nickelodeon UK's Digital Director Roy Edmonds' official Twitter page (@RoyEdmonds): relaunched today and features "Create with Nick Jr.", a new online art tool made by BAFTA-winning agency Plug-in Media.

25 Aug via web

To coincide with Nickelodeon UK And Ireland's relaunch of the official Nick Jr. Channel UK And Ireland Website, Nick Jr. Channel UK has launched it's own official Twitter page (@NickJrUK).

You can view Nick Jr. Channel UK And Ireland's on-air promo to advertise the brand new Nick Jr. Channel UK And Ireland website on Vimeo.

Nick Jr. Channel UK And Ireland have Tweeted (posted) on their official Twitter profile page (@NickJrUK) asking what visitors to think of Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's relaunched official Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland website:
What has been your favourite part of the #NickJrUK website? And what do you want to see more of in 2012?
Not only does the #NickJrUK website have fun, educational games but we also have activity sheets for your kids to do
We have a brand new Peppa Pig game on the #NickJrUK website. Play Basketball and help Peppa beat the parents! [direct link to Nick Junior UK's brand new "Peppa Pig" Basketball game]
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than playing a NEW #PeppaPig game? Help Peppa beat the parents @ Basketball
Has your little one played our brand new #PeppaPig game yet? Pop over to and help Peppa beat the parents at Basketball!
Do your little ones love #PeppaPig? Well they will love her new game! Help Peppa beat the parents in Basketball
What is your routine when putting your little ones to sleep? Watch bedtime stories from around the world - ["Bedtime story of Rama and Sita", "Bedtime story of the little sparrow"], and "A Bedtime story from Norway"
Has your little one played Dora's Candyland yet? They can
Best bubble baths = bubble hair dos! Send a pic of your baby's bubble do & it could be on #NickJrUK channel! [direct link to Nick Jr. UK's and Johnsons 'Bubble Tops' competition webpage on the official Nick Jr. UK website,] #Johnsons
Try to catch as many strawberries as you can in our Ben and Holly game on #NickJrUK [direct link to the official Nick Junior UK websites' brand new "Little Kingdom Strawberry Jump" online flash game on]
Your Jr. could help Peppa Pig and George build a house in Peppa's brand new game - The New House! Your Jr. can play it [direct link to the official Nick Junior UK websites' brand new "Peppa Pig's The New House" online flash game on]

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Nickelodeon UK's, Nicktoons and Nick Jr. Channel's September 2011 Highlights

According to the Sky Media website, here are Nickelodeon UK's, Nicktoons and Nick Jr. Channel's highlights for September 2011:
Supah Ninjas (New Show)
Starts Monday 12 September, 18.00

Supah Ninjas, which is comic-book in tone and cinematic in style, follows three unsuspecting kids who are drafted into the secret world of ninjas.

Olive the Ostrich (New Show)
Nick Jr
Starts Monday 5 September, 18.30

Olive is an Ostrich with a brilliant imagination. Whilst the rest of her family are running, pecking and laying eggs, Olive can be found imagining herself going on amazing adventures. Olive finds imagining the easiest when she buries her head down, down in the sand. The animation incorporates actual children's drawings from U.K. schools.

Winx Movie (New Show)
Starts Sunday 11 September, 11.00

Winx Club is an animated action and fantasy series set in the mystical dimension of Magix where three schools educate modern fairies, witches and supernatural warriors from all over the universe. Bloom, a young fairy in training from Earth, and five of her schoolmates form the Winx Club to combat their arch enemies.

Premiere Week: Planet Sheen
Starts Monday 12 September, 17.30

Planet Sheen is the intergalactic tale of Sheen, the hyperactive, attention span-challenged kid from Nickelodeon's hit Jimmy Neutron, who, after accidentally "borrowing" a rocket, crash lands on Zeenu. Inhabiting this planet in a world of limited technolor.

Also, Nickelodeon UK has announced on their official Twitter page (@NickelodeonUK) that Nickelodeon UK will premiere a brand new episode of iCarly called "iHire an Idiot" on Monday 12th September 2011 at 5.30pm.
iCarly iHire an Idiot is coming Monday 12th September at 5.30pm! Before awaesome brand new show Supah Ninjas at 6pm!

Also from Nickelodeon UK on their official Twitter page:
New iCarly IS coming! iHire an Idiot is Mon 12th Sept at 5.30pm. iCarly crew hold interviews for an intern… cant wait to see who they pick!

According to Sky's on-screen TV Guide, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland will be showing a preview episode of the brand new live action Nickelodeon show "Supah Ninjas" on Sunday 4th September 2011 at 6.30pm.

From Sky's electronic program guide/EPG:
6.30pm Supah Ninjas

Get a sneak peek at Nick's brand new show, as three unsuspecting kids are drafted into the secret world of ninjas! Also in HD.

Nickelodeon UK have also announced on their official Twitter page (@NickelodeonUK) that Nickelodeon UK And Ireland will be repeating the Nickelodeon Original Movie "Best Player" on Saturday 19th September 2011 at 7.00pm.

Also, according to Nickelodeon UK's promotion which is currently airing for the upcoming brand new NickToon "T.U.F.F. Puppy", after the sneak peek of "T.U.F.F. Puppy" which Nickelodeon UK aired Monday 29th August 2011, Nickelodeon UK will premiere the full series of "T.U.F.F. Puppy" on Monday 19th September 2011.

Below are two streaming videos which feature Nickelodeon UK's trailers for September On Nickelodeon UK And Ireland:

Nickelodeon Image 60, Allan Blatch from Allan Blatch on Vimeo.

According to Nick Jr. Channel UK's official "Dora the Explorer" website, Nick Jr. Channel UK And Ireland will premiere the brand new "Dora the Explorer" TV special "Dora's Ballet Adventure" on Friday 30th September 2011 at 4pm.

You can watch a special preview of the brand new "Dora the Explorer" television special "Dora's Ballet Adventure" here on the official Nick Jr. Channel UK website.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Nickelodeon UK Unveils Autumn/Winter 2011 Slate

From Broadcast Now:
Nickelodeon unveils autumn slate

Nickelodeon is premiering a range of shows, including Blue Zoo’s Olive The Ostrich, as part of its autumn/winter slate of programmes.

A 52 x 5 min run of Olive The Ostrich, which is voiced by Rolf Harris, will air on pre-school channel Nick Jr. The show will feature artwork from children, which viewers can submit via a dedicated website.

Blue Zoo took on 40 new staff in June to manage the order.

Tina McCann, managing director of Nickelodeon UK said, “Olive is an imaginative new series for parents and younger children to enjoy and we hope the creativity behind the show will be inspiring for our Nick Jr. audience.”

There will also be further new episodes of Bubble Guppies, Dora The Explorer, Peppa Pig, Poppy Cat and Team Umizoomi.

Nickelodoen will air 2D animation T.U.F.F. Puppy, an adventure following a secret agent dog which is created in-house by Butch Hartman.

It will also feature new comedy adventure series Supah Ninjas featuring three unsuspecting high school students drafted into help with crime fighting by Star Trek star George Takei.

Hannah Montana producers Steven Peternamn and Douglas Lieblien have created Life With Boys following the exploits of a teen girl in a house full of men.

The broadcaster is also pairing the stars of US sitcoms iCarly and Victorious for a 90 minute TV special dubbed iParty.

Also, from
Nickelodeon reveals UK autumn/winter line-up

Season welcomes some of the strongest content in recent years, says network.

A raft of new content has been revealed for the autumn/winter 2011-2012 season by Nickelodeon UK.

The network believes that it has some of the strongest content seen on Nickelodeon in recent years.

This includes a creative crossover iParty, which sees the casts of iCarly and Victorious combine for the first time ever on screen. The 90-minute special TV event also guest stars Kenan Thompson from Saturday Night Live and Kenan & Kel.

Original movie, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf is due in the autumn and stars Victoria Justice from Victorious.

New episodes of Big Time Rush will also be screened, along with Spongebob Squarepants, Power Rangers Samurai and iCarly.

New shows will include comedy adventure series Supah Ninjas, which premieres in September. 2D animation T.U.F.F Puppy has been created by the team behind The Fairly Odd Parents, while Life with Boys follows the life of 14 year-old Tess Foster.

Over on Nick Jr, meanwhile, the channel has seen its audience increase 72 per cent year on year, with over 2.5 million children and two million parents having tuned in.

Autumn/winter 2011-2012 sees new episodes of Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi, Peppa Pig and Poppy Cat.

In November, Dora the Explorer stars in new three-part special Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventure.

New series Olive the Ostrich also debuts in the autumn. The show is narrated by Rolf Harris and is created in partnership with The Prince's Foundation for Children and Arts, with a remit to develop art and storytelling skills while inspiring creativity.

Each episode features artwork created by six to nine year olds from schools across the UK.

Finally, new animation Matt Hatter will debut on Nicktoons.

"Autumn/winter 2011-2012 sees some of the strongest content we've had on the Nickelodeon network in recent years, including the eagerly anticipated iParty mash-up special, an appointment-to-view television event," said Tina McCann, MD of Nickelodeon UK.

Nickelodeon UK Developing Online Streaming Video On Demand Subscription Service Website

From Broadcast Now:
Trio firm up micropayment plans

Micropayment strategies are emerging for UKTV, MTV and ITV as they develop ways to monetise content ranging from South Park to archive titles that could include the likes of Inspector Morse.

ITV is ready to charge for “boxsets” of archive programming as part of its wide-ranging online micropayments trial in January next year. The plan is for ITV Player to be expanded beyond catch-up for the first time to include entire series of established shows.

No decisions have been made on what programming will be available, but sources suggest ITV Studios shows would be a “natural” starting point, followed by indie-produced content.

ITVS currently offers download-to-own content via iTunes such as Morse, A Touch Of Frost and Prime Suspect.

ITV is also toying with the idea of charging for original webisodes of shows including Coronation Street and The Only Way Is Essex after asking users to register to view similar content in the past.

Separately, MTV Networks is building on its MTV OD subscription service, which launched in February, across a portfolio of brands including Nickelodeon and South Park. The planned standalone services will offer all-you-can-eat streamed access to catch-up and archive content. A charge of £2 per day or £3 per week, in line with the MTV OD costs, is thought to be under consideration.

The broadcaster is updating the existing South Park Studio portal to offer subscribers access to all 15 seasons of the cult cartoon.

Previously, free, ad-funded access to a handful of episodes was available online, along with around 1,000 clips. The long-form episodes have now been removed from the site, which tells visitors: “This summer, we will be launching a cool new online product that will allow us to give our fans in the UK and Ireland much better online access to full episodes of South Park.”

A Nickelodeon site is also in development that is likely to offer subscription access to shows such as Camp Orange, House Of Anubis and Spongebob Squarepants. MTV confirmed it is committed to its micropayments strategy following an MTV OD pilot.

“Audience numbers have grown over the past few weeks and conversion to subscriptions is ahead of target. As such, we are evaluating which brands to launch in the coming months,” said a spokeswoman.

UKTV is also developing a payments strategy, having kicked off a TV VoD strategy with Sky last week. An on-demand deal with Virgin Media is likely to follow before UKTV focuses on a direct-to-consumer online and connected-TV offering, including platforms such as YouView.

UKTV executive director for commercial Keith Porritt said the broadcaster was acquiring and commissioning an increasing amount of content with non-linear rights attached. “I liken this period to UKTV second generation,” he said. “We are embarking on an entirely different approach where it would be deficient of us not to innovate to find and follow our fans.”

He added that UKTV will offer both ad-funded and paid-for models in line with its hybrid strategy of combining free-to-air and pay TV.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Autumn 2011 On Nickelodeon UK

From C21 Media:
Nick UK wraps up for autumn

Nickelodeon will premiere a raft of original North American productions in the UK as part of its new autumn and winter schedule.

In all, two brand new feature length specials and three new series are set to air on the main Nickelodeon UK channel.

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf and iParty - a mash up between the cast of existing hits iCarly and Victorious - are the feature-length originals.

The new series include Supah Ninjas, from Eric Garcia and Leo Chu (Afro Samurai), premiering in September. The series, which was ordered in the US, will follow three high school students drafted into the secret world of crime-fighting and stars George Takei (Star Trek's Mr Sulu).

T.U.F.F Puppy is a new animation series from Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom), which Nickelodeon ordered stateside in 2009.

Life with Boys, from Michael Poryes (Hannah Montana, That's So Raven), Corus Entertainment, and Nelvana, follows a 14-year-old girl as she navigates her way through her teenage years.

Brand new episodes of existing favourites Big Time Rush, SpongeBob SquarePants, Power Ranger Samurai and live action series iCarly are also set to air.

Nick Jr will turn once again to Dora the Explorer for one of its new mini-series - Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventure will air in three parts in November.

New series Olive the Ostrich, from Blue Zoo Productions and voiced by Rolf Harris, will air alongside new episodes of existing shows Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi, Peppa Pig and Poppy Cat.

Nicktoons is preparing to air Matt Hatter, a new animation series on a 13-year-old boy who discovers his family's secret, alongside returning series Penguins of Madagascar, Fanboy and Chum Chum, Grizzly Tales, Planet Sheen and the second series of The Troop.

Clive Whittingham
18 Aug 2011
© C21 Media 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere New True Jackson, VP Special 'Mystery in Peru' in 2012

According to Nickelodeon UK on their official Twitter page (@NickelodeonUK), Nickelodeon UK will premiere the brand new True Jackson, VP special "Mystery in Peru" in 2012:
"Mystery in Peru"? Yes we are! But its not ready til 2012!

@NickelodeonUK when will u be showing the True Jackson vp movie?

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere New Episodes Of Winx Club In September 2011

Nickelodeon UK has announced on their official Twitter page (@NickelodeonUK) that Nickelodeon UK will premiere brand new episodes of the animated television series Winx Club, which Nickelodeon is co-producing, from Saturday 24th September 2011.
Winx is coming! Premier of new Winx is Sat 24th Sept :)

Here is a description of "Winx Club" from Nickelodeon USA's official "Winx Club" website:
About Winx Club

Something truly magical has happened to Bloom, an ordinary girl who discovers she's really a fairy with extraordinary powers! Bloom learns to use her magical powers at the finest fairy school in all the realms, Alfea College. At Alfea, she meets her new best friends, Stella, Flora, Musa, Tecna and Aisha, and forms the Winx Club. Together, they study hard in school, hang out at their favorite spots in Magix and go on lots of exciting adventures. When faced with trouble, they transform into beautiful fairies and save the world from all sorts of villains, like The Trix, a trio of evil witches. But for these six fairies, nothing can defeat their powerful magic and even stronger friendship. Get ready to feel the magic!

Nickelodeon UK previously showed the original version of the animated television series Winx Club in the mid-2000s.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Nickelodeon UK's, Nicktoons and Nick Jr. Channel's August 2011 Highlights

According to the Sky Media website, here are Nickelodeon UK's, Nicktoons and Nick Jr. Channel's highlights for August 2011:
Sneak Peek: T.U.F.F. Puppy
Starts Monday 29 August, 08.30

Tuff puppy is a comedy action show about an energetic dog named Dudley Puppy who finds himself accidentally thrust into the role of hero when he's recruited by the Super Secret Crime Fighting Organisation T.U.F.F (Turbo Undercover Fighting Force). Aided by his feminine feline partner Kitty Katswell - an amazing kung-fu and weapons expert - Dudley protects his hometown of Petropolis - and the rest of the world against the evil animal organization know as D.O.O.M (Diabolical Order of Mayhem).

Best Player (Film)
Saturday 27 August, 19.00

Although they couldn't have less in common, Chris "Prodigy" Saunders and Quincy "Q" are on a collision course. Chris is an unpopular high school student. Quincy is well past his 30th birthday and still lives in his parents' basement. The pastime these oddballs do share? Pwning noobs in an online gaming world called Black Hole. When Quincy's parents announce that they will be selling their house and leaving their son in the lurch, he enters a major gaming contest and seeks out the only opponent who can beat him - a mysterious master called "Prodigy." From this point on, Chris and Quincy's lives become impossibly tangled with hilarious results!

SpongeBob Week
Monday 22 August - Sunday 28 August, 9.00 - 20.30

SpongeBob is here to brighten up your summer. Tune in to check out SpongeBob and gang in their adventures on NickToons this month!

Thomas the Tank Engine (New Episodes)
Nick Jr
Starts Monday 1 August, 14.00

Check out brand new episodes of Thomas the Tank engine and find out what exciting activities Thomas and friends get up to this month on Nick Jr! In all new CGI!

Also, according to digiguide, Nickelodeon UK will start to show one of Nickelodeon Australia's versions of Camp Orange called "Camp Orange Oz: Castle Mountain" from Tuesday 30th August 2011 at 11am.
Camp Orange Oz: Castle Mountain

A chance to see the original Australian Camp Orange series, direct from down under!

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere New Nickelodeon Show 'Supah Ninjas' In September 2011

According to Nickelodeon UK's official website for the upcoming brand new Nickelodeon show "Supah Ninjas", Nickelodeon UK will premiere "Supah Ninjas" on Monday 12th September 2011 at 6pm.

Below is a description of the brand new Nickelodeon show "Supah Ninjas" from Nickelodeon UK's official "Supah Ninjas" website:
Mike Fukanaga is quiet and a little shy, having never quite realised his potential. But his world is turned upside down when he discovers a secret underground dojo, where a hologram of his Grandpa awaits to train him in the ways of the Ninja. Mike discovers he is the latest in a long family line of Ninjas, and ultimately learns about leadership, friendship, and romance while saving Empire City from villains.

Also, here is a description of the brand new Nickelodeon show "Supah Ninjas" from Nickelodeon USA's official "Supah Ninjas" website:
About Supah Ninjas

Mike Fukanaga thought dealing with his jokester best friend, Owen Reynolds and trying to win the heart of his long time crush Amanda Mckay would be the biggest challenges in high school. Boy was he wrong. When Mike discovers that he comes from a long line of ninjas, he's ushered into the exciting world of crime-fighting, butt-kicking, and villain-battling. Mike & Owen team up as "Supah Ninjas" and begin training with Mike's grandpa a.k.a "Hologramps." Too bad it's not as easy as it sounds -- between dealing with drama at school and fighting super villains, these Supah Ninjas are in for one tough battle.