Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere Brand New Episodes Of "True Jackson, VP" During December 2011

According to Nickelodeon UK's new ""True Jackson, VP" Premiere Week, only on Nickelodeon" trailer/promo (in high quality high-definition below, with transcript), Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be premiering and showing brand new episodes of the Nickelodeon live action show "True Jackson, VP" this December as part of Christmas On Nickelodeon UK and Ireland 2011. Unfortunately, Nickelodeon UK's "Brand New Episodes Of "True Jackson, VP" In "True Jackson, VP" Premier Week" promo doesn't say which week in December 2011 will be ""True Jackson, VP" Premiere Week" On Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon UK HD. Nick UK's new ""True Jackson, VP" Premier Week On Nickelodeon UK And Ireland And Nickelodeon HD UK" promo/trailer also features some of Nickelodeon UK's Christmas presentation which also features a Nickelodeon logo that's been wrapped in fairy lights (Christmas tree lights):

True Jackson VP - Premiere Week, Allan Blatch from Allan Blatch on Vimeo.

True Jackson VP - Premiere Week was written edited and produced by Allan Blatch for Nickelodeon UK. Voiced by Gail Porter and mixed by Jim from Jungle.

[...]

Five brand new episodes, one premiere week of True Jackson, VP.

Runways will become runaways, catwalks will turn into cat fights, and Mad Style will get even madder!

The fashion world is about to get some alterations.

True Jackson, VP Premiere Week, all next week at 11.30am and 7.30pm, only on Nickelodeon!

Nickelodeon UK Promises A "Awesome" Christmas For Christmas On Nickelodeon UK 2011

Posted by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK):
Christmas is going to be awesome on Nickelodeon...
Nickelodeon USA have posted (Tweeted) on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonTV) a photograph of the Christmas decorations in the lobby of one of Nickelodeon USA's offices:
Can we take a minute to talk about how festive our lobby looks? #littlewinterwonderland http://at.nick.com/vcamWz
Nickelodeon UK and Ireland Tweeted on their official Twitter page saying that Nick UK will do the same as Nick USA and Tweet a picture of their Nickelodeon office's Christmas decorations on Friday 2nd December 2011:
Pretty! [regarding Nickelodeon USA's office's lobby Christmas decorations] Will tweet ours on Fri!
Also, posted by Yahoo! Omg! UK on their official Twitter profile page (@YahooOmgUK):
Christmas has arrived at omg! With Mr omg! starring as the fairy. Thanks to @NickelodeonUKPR and @NickelodeonUK for the orange tree [Nickelodeon orange Christmas tree, complete with Nickelodeon logo bauble Christmas tree decorations] - amaze! - twitpic.com/7otqyg
Also, another look at the Nickelodeon Christmas tree, posted by Bliss Magazine on their official Twitter profile page (@blissmag). "Happy Orange Christmas!" - @NickelodeonUK.

And, a look at the official Nickelodeon UK Nickelodeon Christmas card, which features a picture of the "SpongeBob SquarePants" character Patrick Star tangled in fairy lights/Christmas tree lights, which was posted by Rosie Baker, who is a marketeer for UM London (Universal McCann London), on her official Twitter profile page (@rosiebaker). "We're dreaming of an ORANGE xmas!" - @NickelodeonUK.

Also, posted by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK):
[...] orange Christmas is way better than white Christmas ;)
Also:
@ChristophHooton (Christopher Hooton, television columnist for London, UK's Metro newspaper) - thanks for the xmas card! anything involving Patrick Star is just great
@NickelodeonUK - No problem - glad you liked it! A Patrick Star is for life, not just for Christmas!
Also, posted by Maxine Sackey, PR (Public Relations) Coordinator at Nickelodeon UK, on her official Twitter profile page (@mjSackey):
A fabulous nick #orangechristmastree beautifully decorated by the BBC magazines team! http://twitpic.com/7to7ey
And Tweeted by C21 Media's Jesse Whittock on their official Twitter profile page (@twhittock):
@NickelodeonUKPR we have an incredibly orange Xmas tree up in the office with a spongebob on top @ c21 towers. Pic 2moro, merry Xmas
Also, posted by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's Public Relations on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUKPR) about Nickelodeon UK's Christmas Party 2011:
There's mountains of tacky tinsel and orange Christmas trees galore as the Nick Uk team prepares for our office #christmasparty!!
Also, Nickelodeon's official Twitter profile page for the hit Nickelodeon show "Victorious" (@Victorious) have posted a photograph of one of Nickelodeon USA's orange Christmas tree's:
Who's house is decorated for the holidays? http://pic.twitter.com/km8kPyA5
Also, posted by Paul Noddings, a Digital Designer at Nickelodeon UK, on his official Twitter profile page (@NoddyDog):
Check out my hand made paper SpongeBob Christmas star for our tree in Nickelodeon UK Digital Dept [Nickelodeon UK Digital Department]. Almost party time! http://pic.twitter.com/SzVgNR9o

Former Nickelodeon UK Presenter Ed Petrie To Star In The Lighthouse Centre For The Arts' 2011 Pantomime "Cinderella"

According to this Nickelodeon news article featuring an interview with the former Nickelodeon UK and Ireland presenter Ed Petrie on BHbeat.com, Ed Petrie will be starring as the "Cinderella" character 'Buttons' in the pantomime production of "Cinderella" at Poole, UK's Lighthouse Centre for the Arts, which opens on Friday 9th December 2011. Ed Petrie also discusses how starting off in stand-up comedy lead him into a successful career of presenting, and his ambitions of being the next Doctor Who:
INTERVIEW: CBBC presenter Ed Petrie on dreams of being Dr Who

By Emma Bottamley.

Actor, comedian and CBBC presenter Ed Petrie, renowned by children across the country, is to take the role of Buttons in Cinderella at Poole’s Lighthouse Centre for the Arts, which opens on Friday 9th December. Ed discusses how starting off in stand-up comedy lead him into a successful career of presenting, and his dreams of being the next Doctor Who.

BHbeat: Why did you decide to do Panto?

Doing children's TV I always assumed that I would end up doing panto. I'm looking forward to the challenge and I just hope I get a lot of cheers! I've never done it before – it takes a lot of stamina and hard work. I'm really looking forward to performing with Guy Siner [Allo Allo] and Sarah Thomas [Last of the Summer Wine]. I used to watch both of their shows, and Guy has been in panto before so I’m hoping he’ll show me the ropes.

You went to Goldsmiths University to study Drama, are you looking forward to being on stage again?

It will be a new challenge for me and one that I'm really looking forward to. Acting is what I started out doing so it will be going back to my roots, but I haven’t been in a proper theatre since I was about 20 years old.

You've worked as a presenter for the BBC, Nickelodeon and CBBC. How did you get into presenting?

Presenting was something I always dreamed of but I never thought it would happen to me. Originally I started off as a stand-up comedian and then I got an agent and went along to a casting audition for Nickelodeon. I never thought I would get the job! When I was a kid I used to pretend that I had my own TV show. I used to interview my mum and dad and pretend they were on my show. It’s quite weird now that I actually ending up doing it as a job!

What was it like being a stand-up comedian? Have you ever had any embarrassing moments?

My worst ever stand-up gig was when I did a show for a load of Royal Marines that had just got back from Iraq. It was the most terrifying thing I have ever done. I was supposed to do 20 minutes but I only lasted ten minutes. It was terrible, I had to get off the stage because they were shouting “taxi” at me. I just hope they don’t do that to me in panto this year.

What is the highlight moment of your career?

Getting my own Saturday morning TV show was really exciting and I did that for a couple of years. But I suppose the highlight moment was the very first time I presented for CBBC in the afternoon. Phillip Schofield used to do the job. I was so nervous before I went on air – it has to be the most exciting but nerve-racking moment of my life.

What are your plans after Panto?

I’m going to America to film a brand new series of a show I've been doing for CBBC called – ‘All Over The Place’. It’s basically about us travelling ‘all over the place’ trying to find weird and wonderful things. I've got three months to travel all around America, going to as many weird places as I can, for instance I’m going to see a man who has built a rollercoaster in his back garden! I’m also trying to write a children’s book, I can’t say too much about it yet but I’m half way through and I’m finding it quite difficult. I've never written a book before – it's probably going to be rubbish! I’m still doing stand-up comedy occasionally too. I think it's something that I will constantly enjoy doing. I always like showing off in some way.

Is there anything in your career that you would still like to do?

I have always wanted to be in ‘Doctor Who’, I know quite a few CBBC presenters who have appeared on the programme and I’m hoping that one day my chance might come. I’m such a fan – I've seen every single episode. If anyone should be on it, it should be me. I would make a brilliant Doctor Who.

Cinderella will run at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, from 9th December until 8th January 2012. For more information and tickets please see www.lighthousepoole.co.uk.

Guy Siner, Ed Petrie, Sarah Thomas photo by: Esther Yarnold

Nickelodeon's Consumer Products Team Raise Funds For Movember

From Licensing.biz:
Here's one for the ladies...

Nickelodeon's CP team raise funds for Movember.

As November draws to a close, we bring our female readers one final treat to mark Movember.

Nickelodeon Consumer Products have been lovingly tending their facial hair throughout the month for charity - and the results can be seen above.

From left, Mark Kingston, VP UK and Australia and Pan-European retail development; Jeremy Poreca, senior licensing director; Jason Easy, senior retail manager; Ashley Holman, senior category manager; and Ross Haynes, retail marketing manager.
According to the official Movember United Kingdom website, Movember, the month formerly known as November, is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health. You can find out lots more information and donate to Movember here on the official Movember website.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Nickelodeon's "Big Time Rush" Added To NBC's 2011 "Christmas In Rockefeller Center" Performers Lineup

From Digital Spy:
Neil Diamond, Big Time Rush added to 'Christmas In Rockefeller Center'

Neil Diamond and Big Time Rush have been added to the lineup of performers for NBC's upcoming Christmas In Rockefeller Center special.

The singing legend and Nickelodeon stars will join a lineup that already includes Justin Bieber, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé and Cee Lo Green on Wednesday night (November 30) from 8pm to 9pm ET on NBC.

Carole King, Smash star Katharine McPhee, The Voice winner Javier Colon and The Radio City Rockettes will also appear at the annual holiday celebration, which will see the Rockefeller Christmas tree being lit for 2011.

This year's tree is a Norway Spruce that is 74 feet tall, 46 feet in diameter and weighs 10 tons.

Other highlights of the one-hour show will include the premiere of Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey's music video for 'All I Want For Christmas Is You', while the network has teased that Bieber will be bringing "some special guests" for his performance.

Bieber is currently promoting his holiday album Under The Mistletoe, which features 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' and his single 'Mistletoe'.

Nickelodeon Asia Picks Up Rights To "Four And A Half Friends" For 2013

From C21 Media:
Four and a Half Friends take trip to India

Euro-Canadian coproduced toon Four and a Half Friends has scored presales with broadcasters in South-East Asia, Croatia and Portugal.

Viacom18 will air the show on Nickelodeon in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. It'll be dubbed into Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Bengali ahead of its scheduled 2013 broadcast debut.

The series - a copro between Spanish production and distribution house Edebé Audiovisual Licensing, Canada's Yowza Animation and Germany's ZDF Enterprises - has also found new homes in Europe.

Croatia's HRT and Portugal's RTP will acquire the series upon its completion. The deals mean eight European territories will now broadcast the show, with Spain's TV3 and ZDF's feeds in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Lietchenstein already onboard.

The toon, soon to go into production, follows the adventures of four kid detectives and their mangy street dog. It's based on German author Joachim Freidrich's books and is distributed by Edebé.

Jesse Whittock
29 Nov 2011
© C21 Media 2011

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere Brand New Episodes Of "T.U.F.F. Puppy" From 5th December 2011

According to the official Sky Media website and the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland websites, Nick.co.uk, schedule page for Nickelodeon UK and Ireland, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be showing brand new episodes and adventures of the brand new all-action original animated Nickelodeon series ("NickToon") "T.U.F.F. Puppy" during Nick UK and Ireland's and Nick HD UK's brand new "T.U.F.F. Puppy Premiere Week", starting with the brand new "T.U.F.F. Puppy" episodes 'Mind Trap' and 'Forget Me Mutt', from Monday 5th December 2011 at 5.00pm (6.00pm on Nick Replay UK) and repeated at 7.00pm (8.00pm on Nick Replay UK):
T.U.F.F. Puppy
Nickelodeon
Monday 5 December

The slickest secret crime-crushing unit Petropolis has ever seen is back this December in brand new episodes. Tune in to find out what secret missions the T.U.F.F. organisation get involved in this month.
Kitty, Dudley and Keswick are insulted when a mind-reading helmet tells them what the Chief really thinks in 'Mind Trap', and then in 'Forget Me Mutt', Dudley gets amnesia, and thinks he's the Chief!
Below is a streaming video and transcript of Nickelodeon UK's new ""T.U.F.F. Puppy" Premiere Week" promo/trailer:

For Dudley Puppy, it's all about kicking butt!

[Kitty Katswell: Get your butt off my face!]

Or getting [...] kicked!

And in a week of butt-kicking brand new episodes, no butt will be left unkicked, or unchewed.

T.U.F.F. Puppy Premiere Week, all next week at 5.00, on Nickelodeon!

NickToons UK To Premiere New Episodes Of "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" From 1st December 2011

According to the official Sky Media website and the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland websites, Nick.co.uk, schedule page for NickToons UK and Ireland, Nickelodeon UK's NickToons channel, NickToons UK and Ireland, will be showing brand new episodes and adventures of the original "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" series that started it all throughout December from Thursday 1st December 2011 at 7.00am (8.00am on NickToons Replay) and 4.00pm (5.00pm on NickToons Replay):
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
NickToons
Thursday 1 December

Don't miss brand new episodes of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers this December on NickToons!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Nickelodeon UK Confirms Plans To Premier The Brand New Christmas Special Of "Victorious" Called "A Christmas Tori" During The Christmas 2011 Holidays

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has confirmed on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK) that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be premiering and airing the brand new Christmas themed episode of the hit Nickelodeon show "Victorious" titled "A Christmas Tori" in December 2011 as part of Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's and Nickelodeon HD UK's Christmas schedules (Christmas On Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon UK HD 2011) to celebrate Christmas.
any more news on A Christmas Tori?
@NickelodeonUK - Its true..our Xmas gift to u is A Christmas Tori sometime in Dec, keep ur eyes peeled for when!
"A Christmas Tori" is the first episode of season three of "Victorious" and will premiere on Nickelodeon USA on Saturday 3rd December 2011.

To celebrate Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK premiering the brand new "Victorious" Christmas special called "A Christmas Tori" as part of Nickelodeon UK's Christmas celebrations, below is a streaming video of Nickelodeon USA's "New Victorious - A Christmas Tori" trailer/promo (and a transcript of the promo) to advertise Nick USA premiering the brand new "Victorious" Christmas episode "A Christmas Tori" on Saturday 3rd December 2011 at 8/7c, which also features Nickelodeon USA's Christmas promo 'endboard' at the end of the "Brand New "Victorious" On Nickelodeon USA" promo which is part of Nickelodeon USA's Christmas presentation and features a 'Nick' Nickelodeon logo set in between two rolling bauble Christmas tree decorations:

Next Saturday, it's the Victorious event of the season!

[Cat Valentine: Secret Santa time!]

Now, the gift giving competition is on...

[Cat Valentine screams]

[Tori Vega: I'm Andre's Secret Santa, and I have like no clue what to give him. Cat Valentine: Just get him a present.]

...and may the best present win.

[Robbie Shapiro: You've bought me a girl?!]

A Christmas Tori, the brand new Victorious Holiday Special, premieres next Saturday night at 8/7c, only on Nick!
Also, posted by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK):
Will you show A Christmas Tori in the christmas holidays even in UK?
We will b showing this! :D will tweet more info soon!

Nick Jr. UK Show "Peppa Pig" Wins Two 2011 British Academy Children's Awards

According to the official 2011 British Academy Children's Awards Winners webpage on the official British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) website, the popular Nick Jr. UK and Ireland show "Peppa Pig" won the 2011 British Academy Children's Awards award for best 'Pre-School Animation' at the 2011 British Academy Children's Awards ceremony which took place on Sunday 27 November 2011 at the London Hilton on Park Lane, UK. The voice actress Harley Bird, who provides the voice the "Peppa Pig" character "Peppa", also won a 2011 BAFTA Children's Award in the 'Performer' category.

Unfortunately, Nickelodeon UK didn't fare quite so well in the other 2011 British Academy Children's Awards category's Nick UK were nominated in. The NickToons UK and Ireland show "Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids" lost out to Cartoon Network UK's "The Amazing World Of Gumball" in the 'Animation' category, Nick Jr UK lost out to CBeebies in the 'Channel of the Year' category, the Nickelodeon live-action show "House Of Anubis" lost to CBBC's "Just William" in the 'Drama' category, the Nick Jr. UK and Ireland interstitial series "I ♥ Art [I Love Art/I Heart Art]" lost to Ragdoll/CBeebies' "Dipdap", the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland website, Nick.co.uk, lost out to the official "Bin Weevils" website, Binweevils.com, which is a 3D virtual world created specifically for children and used to be a a 50/50 joint venture between Prism Entertainment and Nickelodeon U.K., and the hit Nickelodeon show "Victorious" won second place in the best 'TV' show category, losing out on first place to the Disney Channel show "Good Luck Charlie".

Also, from The Irish Film Television Network:
Boulder Media's 'Gumball' Wins BAFTA

Dublin based animation company Boulder Media has picked up an award at the Children’s BAFTAs, which took place last night, for writing and animation on its co-production ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’.

‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ combines 2D and 3D animation in a live-action setting, and follows the misadventures of 12-year old Gumball and his family in the town of Elmore. Featuring a stellar cast of characters, Gumball’s school friends include a tyrannosaurus rex, a cheerleading peanut, and a banana. The series received its international debut in May and is the first full-length animated series to emerge from Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe.

Boulder Media were part of the team who won the Award, along with Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves & Joanna Beresford of Cartoon Network Europe in association with Dandelion Studios & Studio Soi /Cartoon Network UK. Other nominations in this category included major names such as Nick Toon’s ‘Grizzly Tales’, CBBC’s ‘Muddle Earth’ and ‘Pet Squad’.

Boulder’s work, which has also produced shows like Cartoon Network US ‘Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends’, Nickelodeon’s ‘El Tigre’ and BBC’s ‘Funky Fables’, was also recognised by the Award for Writing. The writing team for ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ were James Lamont & Jon Foster of Cartoon Network Europe, in association with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media & Studio Soi/Cartoon Network UK.

Boulder’s Creative director, Robert Cullen, said, “We’re thrilled with this recognition of the fantastic work done by our team. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the creative and artistic challenge working on this international production. As a Dublin-based company, we’re extremely proud of ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ and to be working on a global stage, with more multi-national projects in the pipeline.”

Also up for an award on the night were Brownbag and Silvergate's 'Octonauts' for CBeebies in the pre-school animation category but lost out to Nick Jnr's 'Peppa Pig'.

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere More Brand New Episodes Of "Big Time Rush" In 2012

UPDATE - According to the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland website, Nick.co.uk, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will premiere the brand new episode of the popular Nickelodeon show "Big Time Rush" called "Big Time Wedding", where James' fairy tale romance with a princess becomes an escape mission after he inadvertently proposes marriage, and the guys have to free him before he's forced into a royal wedding, on Saturday 3rd March 2012 at 5.30pm (6.30pm on Nick Replay UK). Time and date subject to change.

Nickelodeon UK have announced and confirmed on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK) that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be premiering more brand new episodes of the hit Nickelodeon series "Big Time Rush" (BTR) in 2012:
3 new eps this month, plenty more to come in 2012! We love those BTR boys as much as you so keep your eyes peeled 4 more news!
Nickelodeon UK and Ireland have also explained on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK) one of the reasons why it takes a while for Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK to premiere brand new episodes of popular Nickelodeon shows after their initial premieres on Nickelodeon USA:
[...] why do you always put BTR new episodes on late ?
@NickelodeonUK - They have to be tweaked for UK TV! We want them looking their best!
Also:
Why do they have to be 'tweaked'?
@NickelodeonUK - Lots of things-UK TV is diff to US! eg.some words r not ok to say in UK but r in US!
Also, a quick Nickelodeon Fact (#NickFact): Today is the second anniversary of "Big Time Rush" first being shown on Nickelodeon USA. "Big Time Rush" first premiered and aired on Nickelodeon USA two years ago today on 28th November 2009!

Aylesbury Vale, UK's Voice Of Nick Jr.'s "Peppa Pig" In The Running For A 2011 BAFTA Award

From Aylesbury Today:
Vale’s voice of Peppa Pig in running for BAFTA

A CHILD star from the Vale has been nominated for a BAFTA award for her voice-over role in Peppa Pig.

Harley Bird, nine, from Buckland Common, took over the role of the children’s show character three-and-a-half years ago after joining acting agency Alphabet Kidz.

And in recognition of the role, Harley has now been narrowed down to the top four nominees in the performers’ category of the children’s awards.

“It’s so exciting – we can’t wait,” said her mum Gill Riley.

“It’s fantastic news, although I don’t think Harley quite realises just how big it is.

“We’re going to the awards ceremony and Harley’s more excited about seeing JLS, who’ll be there, than anything else – but who can blame her?

“It’s very stiff competition. She’s up against some really, really good kids.

“I’m so very proud of her.

“There’s hundreds of kids nominated for these awards, and to be narrowed down to four in her category is amazing.

“Harley’s really very blasè about her role in the show – when she talks to people about it they’re just amazed by her.

“I don’t think she quite understands the enormity of it.”

Harley, who attends Pipers Corner School in great Kingshill, first joined Alphabet Kidz just over three-and-a-half years ago – and got the role in Peppa Pig after just a month.

Peppa Pig is a children’s television programme broadcasting on Channel 5 and Nick Jr. in the UK and Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. in the USA.

Each episode is approximately five minutes long and revolves around Peppa, a female pig, and her family and friends.

Harley will be competing against three others in her category at the awards on Sunday, including Daniel Roche from Just William, Martha Howe-Douglas from Horrible Histories and Ben Faulks from Mr Bloom’s Nursery.

Other big names in the running for the awards include The Sarah Jane Adventures for the drama category, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One and Tangled for the feature films category.
Aylesbury Vale, UK's Voice Of Nick Jr.'s "Peppa Pig" In Running For BAFTA Award

And Harley is not alone in her successful childhood acting career – as her six-year-old sister Olivia is setting out on a venture of her own. Also represented by Alphabet Kidz, Olivia starred in her first TV role Thursday night in BBC3 sitcom Rev.

“It’s a big part. The episode’s more or less all about her,” added Gill.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday at the London Hilton on Park Lane. For a full list of nominees visit www.bafta.org
You can find a full list of 2011 British Academy Children's Awards (the BAFTA Children's Awards) awards that Nickelodeon UK have been nominated for here on NickALive!

X-treme X-posure™ Offers The Power To Protect At Nickelodeon Land, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, UK

From 24dash:
X-treme X-posure™ Offers The Power To Protect At Pleasure Beach, Blackpool

The ability to offer maximum protection within exposed, coastal environments has seen Sandtex Trade X-treme X-posure™ applied within a new, multi-million development at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool.

The premium masonry paint has been used at the park’s newest attraction, Nickelodeon Land.

Pleasure Beach, Blackpool has invested more than £10 million in this new six-acre development, introducing a mixture of brand new and extensively refurbished rides featuring Nickelodeon’s favourite characters.

Within the redeveloped site, Sandtex Trade X-treme X-posure™ has been used to completely overhaul the external appearance of a large building complex, formerly the Space Invader ride, which has been transformed into the new Big Pizza Kitchen.

The masonry paint was specified to give the highly textured, ’lunar-like’ rendered substrate the maximum protection against the elements - whilst providing long-term decorative benefits.

Liz Bowater, Sandtex Brand Manager, said: “This coastal area offers a challenging climate, particularly in the winter, and with Pleasure Beach,Blackpool right on the promenade, it is particularly exposed.

“Here substrates need protection from driving wind and rain and from the salty air and sea mists too and X-treme X-posure™ offers the best possible weather protection and the reassurance of long-lasting colour retention.”

Mike Brown from PleasureBeach, Blackpool, added: “Due to the extreme weather conditions at Pleasure Beach, we need to use paints that can withstand all that the elements can throw at us.

“We also need to ensure that all our buildings and rides look fantastic for our guests. Sandtex Trade and Crown Trade paints have always met our needs and we were delighted to be able to use the Sandtex Trade X-treme X-posure™ for such an important project as NickelodeonLand, as we know that we can rely on it to look great and keep its appearance.”

For the past six years, Rushworth Painting Contractors have been responsible for all decorative work at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, specifying coatings Sandtex Trade and Crown Trade paints extensively across the 42-acre site.

Crown Paints contracts manager Jason Collinge, and specification consultant Nicholas Archer worked with them to draw up a detailed specification for the project and provided colour samples to match the paint shades specified by Nickelodeon. All paint supplies and a full tinting and mixing service were then provided by the Blackpool Crown Decorating Centre.

In total approximately 500 gallons of X-treme X-posure™ were used.

As well as protection against sea and salt spray, X-treme X-posure’s™ time-proven, trusted formula offers protection against acid rain, snow and frost, damaging UV rays, atmospheric pollutions and adverse weather conditions.

It includes anti-carbonation properties to protect concrete, a hydrophobic formulation that provides a highly water-resistance finish to wash dirt away - and added algaecides and fungicides to resist unsightly algae and mould growth.

A moisture vapour permeable coating also allows walls to breathe and a highly flexible coating keeps hairline cracks covered.

Three short and informative videos are now located at Sandtex Trade’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/sandtextrade highlighting the product’s outstanding performance qualities.

For further product information please contact the Sandtex Trade Customer Relations Team on 0845 372 3425, email info@sandtextrade.co.uk or visit the website at www.sandtextrade.co.uk.

Nickelodeon Press Release Ends

Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR Limited, 01538 308685/308099. Mobile 07985 129315

Email jane@shepherd-pr.com www.shepherd-pr.com

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere "Power Rangers Samurai" Special "Origins" On 2nd December 2011

According to Nickelodeon UK's new "Furious Friday" promo/trailer (below) and Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be premiering both episodes of the two-part season finale special episode of "Power Rangers Samurai" called "Origins" on Friday 2nd December 2011 at 5.00pm and 5.30pm (6.00pm and 6.30pm on Nick Replay UK) as part of Nick UK and Ireland and Nick HD UK's "Furious Friday" programming stunt. Posted by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK):
To all PRS fans whove been asking for more! The Power Rangers Samurai special "Origins" is coming to you Friday at 5pm! http://ow.ly/i/lV3n
Nickelodeon UK's new "Furious Friday" promo/trailer:


Nickelodeon UK and Ireland recently held a exclusive "Power Rangers Samurai" competition called "Power Rangers Party" where lucky fans of Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and of "Power Rangers Samurai" won exclusive tickets to an exclusive screening of the brand new special two-part episode of "Power Rangers Samurai" called "Origins", where the winners of the exclusive Nick UK competition that attended watched the episode along with several members from "Power Rangers Samurai" in the audience.

NickToons UK To Premiere Brand New Episodes Of "The Penguins of Madagascar" From 28th November 2011

According to NickToons UK's new ""The Penguins of Madagascar" Premiere Week" promo/trailer (below, with transcript), Nickelodeon UK's Nicktoons channel, NickToons UK and Ireland, will be premiering brand new episodes of the animated Nickelodeon series "The Penguins of Madagascar" during ""The Penguins of Madagascar" Premiere Week", every weekday from Monday 28th November 2011 to Thursday 1st December 2011 at 6.30pm.

[Television Announcer while King Julien XIII watches TV with his subjects Mort and Maurice: We'll be right back with The Lemur Factor [The L Factor] after the break!]

[Commercial on television] Are you being treated badly by your boss?

Does he kick you when your down?

Does he treat you like your just a piece of the furniture?

[Mort: I'm economical!]

Well, by watching the brand new episodes of Penguins of Madagascar...

[King Julien: Boring.]

...You will learn how to stand up for yourself and get some respect!

Let the power of the Penguin help you get what you really, really want!

[King Julien: What else is on?]

The Penguins of Madagascar Premiere Week, next week Monday to Thursday at 6.30, on NickToons!

Christmas And New Years Eve 2011 On Nickelodeon Philippines

Below are Nickelodeon Philippine's Christmas And New Years Eve schedule plans for "Christmas On Nickelodeon Philippines 2011", from The Philippine Star:
A merry mix up of gifts from Nickelodeon

MANILA, Philippines - The Nickelodeon adventure begins with Bloom, an ordinary girl who discovers she’s really a fairy with extraordinary powers. While she settles in to Alfea and tries to learn more about her family and her sister Daphne, the evil Trix stands in her way. She must defeat the trio of witches to protect her power and learn the truth about her past. Watch how Bloom and her fairy friends beat the odds in Winx Club’s TV Movie Special on Dec. 9, Friday at 6:30 p.m.

A brand-new litter of crime-fighting adventures with your favorite toughie tag team are coming your way in T.U.F.F. Puppy. With more villains, more gadgets and more surprises from Dudley and Kitty’s past. Watch what happens when Snaptrap starts bringing kids to the crime scenes so that the T.U.F.F agents won’t use their blasters. Catch our gung-ho crime-fighting canine and his purr-fect feline partner invade your screens from Dec. 12-16 at 6 p.m.

There’s no reason to be a Scrooge this time of the year as festive episodes from your favorite Nickelodeons shows are wrapped and given to you as X’mas Holiday Specials beginning 10 a.m. on Dec. 25. As you enjoy festive moments this Holiday Season, your much-loved Nickelodeon stars from iCarly, Back at the Barnyard, Penguins, Big Time Rush and Dora, and more also celebrate with you this yuletide!.

In the iCarly iChristmas special, Carly wishes she has a “normal” brother after Spencer’s unconventional tree sets fire to all her Christmas presents. A Christmas angel appears to show her what her life is like with a buttoned-up brother.

Ready for a big-time Christmas? You better be because the boys of the Big Time Rush are excited to head back to Minnesota for the Holidays. In this Christmas episode, hours before their flight, Griffin tells them they have to stay in Los Angeles to record a three-song holiday EP and two of the songs have to be with celebrities. Racing against time, they help Gustavo write the first song Beautiful Christmas.

In Dora The Explorer's Christmas Carol Adventure, Santa Claus warns Swiper again and again that if he keeps swiping on Christmas, he’ll be put on the naughty list forever. So what do you think will happen when Dora, Boots and all her friends are dressed in fancy clothes, getting ready for the Noche Buena party when Swiper tries to swipe the Christmas tree star?

Nickelodeon brings you the 48-hour SpongeBob-A-Thon. It’s a SpongeBob SquarePants marathon that’s going to be a festival of the ‘best of the best’ back-to-back episodes from 2011. Join the madness that will start at 7 a.m. on Dec. 31.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Nickelodeon UK To Hold "Furious Friday" On 2nd December 2011

According to Nickelodeon UK's new "Furious Friday" promo/trailer (in high quality (HQ) high-definition (HD) below), Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon UK HD will be devoting a whole Friday night to Nickelodeon heroes called "Furious Friday" on Friday 2nd December 2011 from 4pm, which will feature a programming line-up featuring a combo of killer shows dedicated to the legends of Nickelodeon. As part of Nick UK's "Furious Friday" night, Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be showing SpongeBob KaratePants at 4.00pm, a Power Half Hour featuring the brand new Nickelodeon animated show "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" at 4.30pm, the two-part season finale episode of "Power Rangers Samurai" at 5.00pm and 5.30pm, followed by the super skills of the "Supah Ninjas" at 6.00pm, and another episode of "Kung Fu Panda: Legends" at 6.30pm (all shows and episodes repeated an hour later on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's plus one (+1) timeshift channel, Nick Replay UK). You can view Nickelodeon UK's "Furious Friday" schedule, including which episodes will be shown, from the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK websites "What's On" schedule section, below.

Furious Friday from Matt Tsang on Vimeo.

Here's my latest job for Nickelodeon UK. Used it as an opportunity to learn abit of Cinema 4D at the sametime!

4:00pm SpongeBob Squarepants - In 'SB-129' Squidward accidentally finds himself in the future, and to his surprise he actually misses SpongeBob, then in 'Karate Choppers' SpongeBob and Sandy discover karate. [subtitles]

4:30pm Kung Fu Panda: Legends - Scorpion's Sting: Po and Monkey race to find a sacred orchid to cure a sick Tigress. But Monkey is hypnotized by the evil Scorpion into hunting down another target - Po. [subtitles]

5:00pm Power Rangers Samurai - Origins, Part 1: When Master Xandred, the evil leader of the Nighloks reawakens, Jayden, the Red Ranger, and his Mentor call upon four other teens to form a team of Samurai Rangers.

5:30pm Power Rangers Samurai - Origins, Part 2: Master Xandred discovers he can cause the waters of the Sanzu river to rise with the tears of humans and flood the planet, so he sends Scorpionic to earth to cause misery and mayhem

6:00pm Supah Ninjas - Limelight: When a Hollywood hunk (and star of three whole vampire movies) is kidnapped, can the Supah Ninjas outshine the grudge-bearing wannabe behind the crime? [subtitles]

6:30pm Kung Fu Panda: Legends - Sticky Situation: Needing help to clean up, Po contacts Taotie, and asks him to come to the Jade Palace. But then Po discovers that Taotie is an old enemy of Master Shifu's. [subtitles]

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere Brand New Christmas Special Of "N-View" On 3rd December 2011

According to Nickelodeon UK's new "Tune Into The "N-View" Christmas Special" promo/trailer (below with a transcript of the "Christmas Special Of N-View" promo), Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be premiering the brand new Christmas special episode of Nickelodeon Internationals "N-View" on Saturday 3rd December 2011 at 7.45am and 10.45am (repeated at 8.45am and 11.45am on Nick Replay UK).

According to Nickelodeon UK's new "Tune Into The "N-View" Christmas Special" promo/trailer, the "N-View" Christmas special will be taking a look at when Victoria Justice visited London, UK and Berlin in Germany with her "Victorious" co-stars in October 2011 during the "Victorious" casts recent European tour, going behind the scenes of the Christmas special episode of "Big Time Rush" called "Big Time Christmas", which Nickelodeon UK and Ireland premiered during "Christmas On Nickelodeon UK And Ireland 2010", an exclusive interview with Asa Butterfield, who plays the character 'Hugo Cabret' in the new movie "Hugo", plus special features on the latest released DVDs, latest released computer games, and the latest Nickelodeon shows. The British version of Nickelodeon Internationals children's entertainment magazine television show "N-View" will be narrated by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland presenter Anna Williamson.

Tune into the NView Christmas special!

On this month's show, Victoria Justice in London and Berlin!

And we go behind the scenes of the Big Time Rush Christmas show, with Snoop Dogg and Miranda Cosgrove.

Plus we've got an exclusive interview with the star of the magical movie Hugo, and features on the latest DVDs, computer games, and Nickelodeon shows.

N-View Christmas Special, next Saturday at 7.45 and 10.45, only on Nickelodeon!
Update - Nickelodeon's Christmas special episode of "N-View" featured a special sneak peek video clip from the brand new second season of the Nickelodeon show "Power Rangers Samurai" ("Power Rangers Samurai" season 2), which won't be shown anywhere in the world until 2012. You can view the Christmas special of "N-View", which features the sneak peek clip from the second season of "Power Rangers Samurai" in English here on the official "N-View" UK website ("N-View" is also available in other languages by clicking on the 'Where Are You?' drop-down menu at the top and selecting your local country).

You can also watch the very first episode of Nickelodeon Internationals children's entertainment magazine television show "N-View" (in English) and N-View's on-air design package at NickALive!'s Nickelodeon design blog Nickelodeon TV Media.

Nickelodeon UK Announces Exclusive "SpongeBob's Advent Calendar" Competition To Celebrate Christmas On Nickelodeon UK

Please note: This blogpost features information about Nickelodeon UK's 2011 "SpongeBob's Advent Calendar" Watch & Win competition. You can find information and news about Nickelodeon UK's 2012 "SpongeBob's Big Advent Calendar" Watch and Win competition here on NickALive!.

Update - Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's official "SpongeBob's Advent Calendar" competition page on the official Nickelodeon UK website, which is the only webpage on the Internet you can enter Nickelodeon UK's exclusive "SpongeBob's Advent Calendar" competition, is now online and is available here on the official Nickelodeon UK website, nick.co.uk/shows/spongebob/adventcalendar/.

According to Nickelodeon UK's brand new "SpongeBob's Advent Calendar" competition promo/trailer below (with transcript), to celebrate Christmas on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK, Nickelodeon UK will be holding an exclusive competition called "SpongeBob's Advent Calendar" during December 2011 on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK, where lucky Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK fans can win great Nickelodeon prizes.

To enter Nickelodeon UK's new "SpongeBob's Advent Calendar" competition, watch Nickelodeon UK everyday between Thursday 1st December 2011 and Saturday 24th December 2011 between 7am and 9am and look out for a special "SpongeBob's Advent Calendar" symbol on your television screen. Once you've spotted and seen the "SpongeBob's Advent Calendar" present symbol/icon on your TV whilst watching Nickelodeon, you will be able to head to and log on to Nickelodeon UK's official SpongeBob SquarePants website at nick.co.uk/spongebob, where you will be able to find Nick.co.uk's official "SpongeBob Squarepants's Advent Calendar" webpage where you will be asked to match that days symbol you've just saw on your TV to one on that's displayed on the official "SpongeBob's Advent Calendar" website. If you answer correctly, you'll be entered into Nickelodeon UK's "SpongeBob's Advent Calendar" competition!

Ohh, ho ho! Christmas is coming to Nickelodeon, [...] give away amazing prizes everyday [prizes pictured on-screen include a ticket to Nickelodeon Land UK At Pleasure Beach Blackpool UK, SpongeBob SquarePants guitars, a SpongeBob SquarePants scooter, a SpongeBob SquarePants skateboard, a SpongeBob SquarePants/Bikini Bottom Lego set, a SpongeBob SquarePants plush soft toy, a SpongeBob SquarePants DVD, and a SpongeBob SquarePants XBox 360 video game], with SpongeBob's Big Advent Calender!

[SpongeBob SquarePants: Ohhh, yeah!]

[Text displayed on-screen: Competition closes at midnight each day.]

Just watch Nickelodeon every morning from 7 to 9 and look out for SpongeBob's Advent Calender symbols...

[SpongeBob SquarePants: Come on, everybody!]

...then head to nick.co.uk/spongebob and match the symbols for your chance to win!

[Text displayed on-screen: Overall competition closes 24.12.2011 (Christmas Eve).]

[SpongeBob SquarePants singing: Santa's coming tonight, tonight!]

Watch and win this Christmas, with SpongeBob's Big Advent Calender.

[Text displayed on-screen: Terms & conditions apply. Seek bill payers permission.]

[SpongeBob SquarePants laughs]

Starts 1st December, only on Nickelo-ho-ho-deon!
Also, posted by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter page (@NickelodeonUK):
Im WAY more excited about our awesome SpongeBob online advent calendar opening 2moro [tomorrow] than my choccie advent calendar! SOOOO many prizes!
Also, posted by Nickelodeon UK's Public Relations department on their official Twitter page (@NickelodeonUKPR):
Yay only 6 days till Christmas!! There's still some time to win amazing prizes on SpongeBob's advent calendar! http://www.nick.co.uk/shows/spongebob/adventcalendar/

Nick Jr. UK To Show Christmas Specials Of Popular Nick Jr. Shows To Celebrate Christmas On The Nick Jr. Channel 2011

According to Nick Jr. UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickJrUK), Nickelodeon UK will be showing Christmas themed special episodes of popular Nick Jr. shows on Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland soon over the next month to celebrate Christmas on Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland:
It is one month until Christmas day! Over the next month #NickJrUK will be airing Christmas episodes of your favourite shows so stay tuned.
Also, posted by Nick Jr. UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickJrUK):
The Christmas countdown has begun! To get your kids into the festive mood play Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure http://on.nickjr.co.uk/dcca
Also:
This weekend we have the first of many Christmas episodes showing on #NickJrUK. So watch Dora's Christmas special today at 5pm.
Also:
Snuggle up with your little ones and get into the festive spirit with #NickJrUK. From 10am watch Christmas episodes of your favourite shows!
Also, posted by Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickJrUK) regarding Saturday 10th December 2011 and Sunday 11th December 2011 on the UK and Ireland's Nick Junior channel:
This weekend on #NickJrUK we have a number of great Christmas episodes airing, including Peppa Pig, Dora the Explorer and Humf!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Official Nickelodeon UK Website Unveils New "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" Character Masks

The official Nickelodeon UK website, Nick.co.uk, has added some brand new printable "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" character masks of the Furious Five to it's official "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" website. The "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" masks available to download on the official Nickelodeon UK website are a Master Po mask, a Master Monkey mask, a Master Tigress mask, a Master Crane mask (in two parts; one of his face and one of his beak), and a Master Viper mask. You can print out the "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" character face masks here on the official Nickelodeon UK website.

Nickelodeon UK are also asking Nickelodeon UK and Ireland, Nickelodeon HD UK and NickToons viewers and "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" fans to send photographs of themselves wearing the "Kung Fu Panda: Legends" masks on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK):
Its ALL about #KungFuPanda this wk [week]! First things first-which character RU most like? Take this quiz & let me know :D http://on.nick.co.uk/KFP [direct link]

#KungFuPanda I am most like Viper! Hissssss! http://ow.ly/i/lQlZ

Now that you know which #KungFuPanda character you are most like, print out one of our cool masks & BECOME THEM!! http://on.nick.co.uk/KFM [direct link]

I want to see YOUR photos with your #KungFuPanda masks on! Tweet me [Nickelodeon UK] when you take them, best ones get a RT [Retweet].

Some of Nick HQ team [the Nickelodeon UK HQ team] rocking their #KungFuPanda masks! Can u do better? http://ow.ly/i/lQw9 http://ow.ly/i/lQwq http://ow.ly/i/lQxf

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere Brand New "Winx Club" Special On 11th December 2011 And To Premiere The New Series Of "Winx Club" In 2012

According to Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK), Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be premiering a brand new "Winx Club" special called "The Shadow Phoenix" on Sunday 11th December 2011 at 9.30am. Nickelodeon UK also announced on their official Twitter profile page that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will start to and premier and show the brand new Nickelodeon co-produced episodes of "Winx Club" (seasons five and six) in 2012.
Hey, When is the Winx Club Series Start?
@NickelodeonUK - We have an amazing new special Sunday 11th Dec at 9.30am & series starts in 2012. Keep ur eyes peeled for updates of when!
Below is a streaming video and transcript of Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's new promo/trailer to promote Nick UK and Ireland and Nick HD UK premiering the brand new special episode of the "Winx Club" called "The Shadow Phoenix" on Sunday 11th December 2011 at 9.30am:

This December, Bloom turns bad!

[...] the brand new Winx Club special, The Shadow Phoenix, coming the 11th of December, on Nickelodeon!

Nickelodeon UK Maybe Planning To Premier The Brand New Christmas Special Of "Victorious" Called "A Christmas Tori" During The Christmas 2011 Holidays

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has hinted on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK) that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK maybe planning to air the brand new Christmas themed episode of the hit Nickelodeon show "Victorious" titled "A Christmas Tori" soon, which is the first episode of season three of "Victorious" and will premiere on Nickelodeon USA on Saturday 3rd December 2011, and will most likely be as part of Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's and Nickelodeon HD UK's Christmas schedules (Christmas On Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon UK HD 2011):
Not going to lie but the absence of Victorious atm [at the moment] is really upsetting
@NickelodeonUK - I'll have news about a special festive ep 4u soon!

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere Brand New "Big Time Rush" Episode "Big Time Reality" On 3rd December 2011

According to Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter page (@NickelodeonUK), the first brand new episode of the hit Nickelodeon show "Big Time Rush" that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be airing in December 2011 will be "Big Time Reality", which Nick UK will broadcast on Nick UK and Ireland and Nick HD UK on Saturday 3rd December 2011 and Sunday 4th December 2011 at 5.30pm (6.30pm on Nick Replay UK):
when's big time reality on in the UK ??
@NickelodeonUK - Saturday 3rd Dec 5.30pm!!!
In the brand new episode of "Big Time Rush" called "Big Time Reality", Griffin orders a reality show about the Big Time Rush guys' lives, complete with the audience voting to eliminate one band member of BTR. To stay interesting, Carlos and James resort to non-stop fighting, Logan and Camille fake a melodramatic relationship, and Kendall attempts to unplug all the cameras once and for all after one catches him off-guard while he is at the Palm Woods pool. In order to get the show cancelled and keep the group together, the Big Time Rush boys must try to prove to Griffin that a reality show is a bad idea.

Below is a streaming video featuring Nickelodeon UK's new "Coming soon in a brand new Big Time Rush, Big Time Rush is going to be a Big Time Reality Show!" BTR trailer/promo to advertise the premiere of the brand new episode of the popular Nickelodeon show "Big Time Rush" called "Big Time Reality" on Nick UK and Ireland and Nick HD UK on 3rd December 2011 at 5.30pm (repeated at 6.30pm on Nick Replay UK and on Nick UK on Sunday 4th December 2011 at 5.30pm and on Nick Replay UK at 6.30pm):



Below is a streaming video and transcript of Nickelodeon UK's new "Next Saturday, BTR are getting a taste of reality" BTR trailer/promo to advertise the premiere of the brand new episode of the popular Nickelodeon show "Big Time Rush" called "Big Time Reality" on Nick UK and Ireland and Nick HD UK on 3rd December 2011 (repeated at 6.30pm on Nick Replay UK and on Nick UK on Sunday 4th December 2011 at 5.30pm and on Nick Replay UK at 6.30pm). Nick UK's latest "Brand New "Big Time Rush" On Nickelodeon UK And Ireland And Nickelodeon HD UK" promo/trailer also features Nickelodeon UK's Christmas promo 'endboard' at the end of the "Brand New BTR On Nick UK" promo which is part of Nickelodeon UK's Christmas presentation which features a Nickelodeon logo that's been wrapped in fairy lights (Christmas tree lights):

Next Saturday, BTR are getting a taste of reality.

[Big Time Rush is going to be a Big Time Reality Show!]

But losing their privacy...

...is the least of their problems.

[...]

Get ready for... [...] ...suppose to see.

[It's called "Shocker"!]

[Turn the camera's off!]

Brand new Big Time Rush, next Saturday at 5.30, only on Nickelodeon!

Nickelodeon's "House of Anubis" And Nick UK's "Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids" Nominated For "Broadcast Awards 2012" Award

According to Digital Spy, the live action Nickelodeon show "House of Anubis" and the animated Nickelodeon UK show "Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids" have been shortlisted to win a Broadcast Award in the "Best Children's Programme" category of the upcoming "Broadcast Awards 2012" ceremony, which is due to be held in London, UK in February 2012:
Best Children's Programme
Nickelodeon's "House of Anubis" And "Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids" Nominated For "Broadcast Awards 2012" Award
Grizzly Tales (Nickelodeon UK)
Horrible Histories (CBBC)
House of Anubis (NickToons)
The Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network)
The Itch of the Golden Nit (BBC Two)
The Sarah Jane Adventures (CBBC)
You can view a full list of nominees for the 2012 Broadcast Awards here on the Digital Spy website.

Nickelodeon And Sony Music Announce The British Release Date For The Second "Big Time Rush" Album 'Elevate'

From Entertainment Focus:
Big Time Rush Return To The UK

Sony Music/Nickelodeon have announced that boy band Big Time Rush will release their second album, Elevate, [in the UK] on 30th Jan 2012. Elevate is the highly anticipated follow-up to the group’s debut, BTR, which has scanned over 700,000 albums worldwide and entered the UK Official Charts at no. 14 earlier this year. To date, Big Time Rush - Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Logan Henderson - have sold over 3 million digital tracks worldwide.

Elevate takes Big Time Rush’s distinctive sound to new heights. The songs on the album were produced by top music hit makers including Ryan Tedder, Tricky & The Dream, JR Rotem, and Toby Gad, among others. Elevate features tracks including the first single Music Sounds Better With U (featuring Mann), released 22nd Jan 2012, Elevate, and If I Ruled The World, (featuring Iyaz) plus brand-new music that will debut on upcoming episodes of Big Time Rush, the top performing Nickelodeon TV series of the same name.

Big Time Rush will also be hitting the road beginning late February 2012 on their first-ever headlining multi-city concert dates for the Better With U Tour. Fans will be able to see the music and TV sensations in major cities across the US including a major performance at New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall. "We can't wait to go on the road for our Better With U tour,” said Big Time Rush. “We are so excited to perform songs off our new album for our fans." Special support act One Direction will join Big Time Rush beginning February 24th in Chicago. One Direction’s debut single What Makes You Beautiful became the fastest selling single of 2011 and debuted at #1 on the Official UK Charts.

Big Time Rush’s social media profile has risen just as quickly, with an online community of almost 600,000 Twitter followers and more than 2.3 million Facebook users who really, really “like” them.

The boy band visited the UK 3 times in 2011, selling out concerts at the 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Manchester Academy, signing albums at packed HMV stores across the country and bringing Westfield to a screaming standstill for a performance. Big Time Rush hope to return to the UK for more concerts in 2012 and to promote their new album Elevate.

Now in its second season TV series Big Time Rush follows four best friends from Minnesota who trade in their hockey sticks for music superstardom in Los Angeles. The show has been seen by 5.5 million people in the UK alone and Series 1 has started to air on ITV channels. The launch of the hit series on Nickelodeon was the most watched live-action series premiere in the network’s history.

Elevate track listing:

Music Sounds Better With U (featuring Mann)
Show Me
All Over Again
No Idea
Cover Girl
Love Me Love Me
If I Ruled The World (featuring Iyaz)
Invisible
Time Of Our Life
Superstar
You’re Not Alone
Elevate
Epic (UK bonus track)

(You can watch and view the "Big Time Rush" (featuring "Mann") - "Music Sounds Better With U " Music Video here on Entertainment Focus.)
Also, posted by Nickelodeon and "Big Time Rush" star Kendall Schmidt (Kendall Knight) on his official Twitter profile page (@HeffronDrive (Heffron Drive)):
UK! You can pick up our brand new album ELEVATE, in stores now! #ElevateUKtoday
Also, posted by "Big Time Rush" and Nickelodeon star James Maslow (James Diamond) on his official Twitter profile page (@jamesmaslow):
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/elevate/id492658073 For my UK Rushers! Xoxo, JM

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nick Jr. Channel UK To Show Brand New Episodes Of "Poppy Cat" From 21st November 2011

According to Nick Jr. UK and Ireland on their official Twitter page (@NickJrUK), Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland will be premiering brand new episodes of the Nick Junior Channel show "Poppy Cat" during "Poppy Cat Premier Week" which starts from Monday 21st November 2011 at 9.00am, 3.30pm and 7.00pm:
Watch brand new Poppy Cat episodes on #NickJrUK this week. See what adventures Poppy Cat and her friends get up to at 9am, 3.30pm and 7pm

Nickelodeon UK To Show More New "Big Time Rush" Episodes Every Weekend At 5.30pm For Next Three Weeks

Update - Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will start to premiere the brand new episodes of "Big Time Rush" from Saturday 3rd December 2011, and the brand new episodes of "Big Time Rush" that Nick UK and Ireland and Nick HD UK will be showing will be "Big Time Reality", "Big Time Break Up" and "Big Time Moms". Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon UK HD will also be repeating the "Big Time Rush" Christmas special "Big Time Christmas", most likely as part of Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's and Nickelodeon HD UK's Christmas schedules (Christmas On Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon UK HD)

Nickelodeon UK has announced on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK) that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be premiering more brand new episodes of the hit Nickelodeon live-action show "Big Time Rush" every weekend at 5.30pm over three weeks starting from Saturday 3rd December 2011:
#Rushers ! Christmas is coming early for u! Awesome brand new @bigtimerush every wkend 5.30pm for nxt 3 wks! RT & spread BTR love! #NEWBTR
And:
Just to confirm! The BRAND NEW @bigtimerush start Saturday 3rd Dec. Then every weekend in December at 5.30pm! Jingle all the BTR way!
Also:
Also, Saturdays or Sundays???
@NickelodeonUK - Saturdays & Sunday, same ep, 5.30pm! December is going to be SO good!
And:
Big Time Reality, Big Time Break Up & Big Time Moms. Plus the awesome Christmas episode! SO EXCITED!!!
Below is a streaming video featuring Nickelodeon UK's new "Coming soon in a brand new Big Time Rush, Big Time Rush is going to be a Big Time Reality Show!" brand new BTR trailer/promo to advertise the premiere of the brand new episode of the popular Nickelodeon show "Big Time Rush" called "Big Time Reality" on Nick UK and Ireland and Nick HD UK during December 2011:



According to Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter page (@NickelodeonUK), the first brand new episode of the hit Nickelodeon show "Big Time Rush" that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be airing in December 2011 will be "Big Time Reality", which Nick UK will broadcast on Nick UK and Ireland and Nick HD UK on Saturday 3rd December 2011 and Sunday 4th December 2011 at 5.30pm (6.30pm on Nick Replay UK):
when's big time reality on in the UK ??
@NickelodeonUK - Saturday 3rd Dec 5.30pm!!!
In the brand new episode of "Big Time Rush" called "Big Time Reality", Griffin orders a reality show about the Big Time Rush guys' lives, complete with the audience voting to eliminate one band member of BTR. To stay interesting, Carlos and James resort to non-stop fighting, Logan and Camille fake a melodramatic relationship, and Kendall attempts to unplug all the cameras once and for all after one catches him off-guard while he is at the Palm Woods pool. In order to get the show cancelled and keep the group together, the Big Time Rush boys must try to prove to Griffin that a reality show is a bad idea.

Broadcast Interviews David Lynn, Managing Director Of Viacom International Media Networks UK And Ireland, Australia And New Zealand

From Broadcast:
The Broadcast Interview

David Lynn, Viacom

A workplace retooled for collaboration, key brand investment and a continued push on global formats will position Viacom’s UK channels for the future, its UK MD tells Alex Farber.

The front of the MTV offices just off Camden High Street look so much like a building site that for a split second it seems as if the broadcaster is no longer open for business. In fact, there is a hive of activity taking place behind the temporary plasterboard exterior facade, with the building work a physical manifestation of the evolution under way at the UK HQ of the global organisation.

The relaxed and affable managing director David Lynn greets me, apologising for the noise, and rushes me into the boardroom, past the giant SpongeBob SquarePants model that dominates his own glass-walled office.

Like a proud expectant father, the first thing Lynn shows me is a computer simulation of what the finished project, due next summer, will look like. “It’s only when you knock it all down and see the space that’s left that you realise how huge the project is,” he says. “Although the price tag did give us a hint that this was going to be big.”

The offices are being redesigned to make way for the broadcaster’s Comedy Central and Nickelodeon staff, who are moving up from their individual Soho offices. The extra room to house 650 staff comes at the expense of the in-house production studios.

The move is designed to stoke collaboration across the business, following a rebrand at the start of this year to Viacom International Media Networks [VIMN] from MTV Networks [MTVN], to reflect the growing importance of all the channels. Significantly, the channels will remain separate editorially to maintain “strong unique brand identities”.

It also cements the position of the UK as MTV’s hub of international commissioning and is backed with a 50% year-on-year commissioning hike in UK orders – though Lynn refuses to reveal how much spend will be ploughed into homegrown shows.

And any content investments in MTV or Comedy Central for the UK are primed to reach a bigger audience than has previously been possible following the leap of both channels up the Sky EPG in February.

MTV’s viewing figures have grown by 50% as a direct result, while the less dramatic shift for Comedy Central has nevertheless resulted in gains of around 24%.

The move follows a steady evolution of MTV into an entertainment channel, albeit one that retains its musical roots.

“We felt that where we were on the EPG, it was hard for viewers to discover the content – particularly the entertainment content; it really needs to sit in a very visible part of the EPG,” says Lynn. “Big investments are made more possible by the ability of the audience to discover content in a more prominent position.”

The success of reality series Geordie Shore – MTV’s highest-ever rated UK show, with an average audience of 600,000 – was as a direct result of the EPG jump, Lynn believes.

And securing Friends for Comedy Central has also been a coup, boosting audiences by 43% and providing a platform for shows such as Threesome, the channel’s first scripted comedy.

Lynn’s strategy now is to bolster spend on the shows that he sees as the heart of the channels. “We’ve had a fantastic year and our ambition is to grow on that,” he says. “We plan to continue to invest across the three brands into next year.”

But rather than just see domestic gains, Lynn has his eyes fixed firmly on making use of the global distribution network at his disposal, presiding over content that he can air internationally. In turn, this will enable increased spend. “The UK is well positioned as a location to invest in more international content,” he says.

House of Anubis, a live action Nickelodeon show, produced by Lime Pictures for both the US and UK markets, is raised as a prime example of this approach. And the UK base also houses MTV’s international vice-president of content and programming David Booth, who is on the lookout for formats with international potential.

Equally, MTV will continue to borrow from the US to try to ensure formats it launches succeed, as with Geordie Shore’s inheritance from long-running reality show Jersey Shore.

While audiences are proving to be relatively robust, the advertising market is less stable. Forecasts are down for the short term, with a question mark against investment from brands next year, but Lynn says anecdotally media buyers are more positive. Overall, he has a “cautious but balanced” outlook for 2012.

One way in which the turbulence in the advertising market is being addressed is to ensure the business is diversifying its revenue streams. Consumer products, mainly licensing and merchandise, has long been a vital part of Nickelodeon’s bottom line and will continue to be exploited.

Live events are an important area of growth for MTV and earlier this summer the broadcaster hosted a series of club nights in Ibiza that acted both as marketing tools and profit generators.

The week following our interview, we meet again at the MTV EMA awards, held in Belfast and viewed in 640 million homes in 159 countries. The volume of viewers, and strength of support from guests including Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, underlines the power the brand continues to wield 30 years after its launch.

And the MTV OD service, which offers access to long-form content via a day or weekly subscription, has “performed well” since its launch earlier this year, Lynn says. But there are no short-term plans to extend it to the other channels. He considers it to be a “complementary” rather than “cannibalising” service to its linear TV business.

“It’s good for us to have a direct contact with the consumer. It doesn’t in anyway replace core business, which is to supply linear channels to pay-TV operators like Sky or Virgin,” he says. “It’s about offering consumers cheap, legal availability of content online.”

Similarly, Lynn refuses to be drawn on the broadcaster’s strategy for connected TV, including YouView, demurring that no decisions have yet been made. Two-screen interaction is an area Lynn is more comfortable discussing and an engagement format that fits with its 16- to 34-year-old audience. Along with the EPG leap, Lynn points to the strong social media campaign supporting Geordie Shore as a big factor in its success.

Lynn has laid the foundations, positioning the business solidly for the future, but in an increasingly congested market it will be vital for the MTV family of channels to continue to attract and invest in breakout shows if it is to compete on an equal footing with its terrestrial-funded entertainment rivals.

David Lynn on…
3D
I think it’s great for music, so it is something we want to be in. In the same way with live music in HD you really get a sense of being there, 3D brings viewers one step closer, so we definitely want to pursue it.

Channel launches
Blink launched in Poland with Endemol [featuring shows such as Hot In Cleveland]. Our aim is to expand into other markets but the UK is not part of that. We look at brands we have in the portfolio. The UK market is very well catered for, but gaps will still emerge over time. As a big international content owner, we will look to exploit those with our own content or with partners.

Ofcom guidance
We focus a lot on being compliant and listen very closely to Ofcom. The recent changes have just been about clarifying what the rules are. So to that extent we have good guidance, we’re happy to work within the framework as a responsible broadcaster.

Fact File
2007-present: Managing director, Viacom International Media Networks UK & Ireland, Australia & New Zealand; executive vice-president, international content distribution;
2004-2007: senior vice-president/managing director, Nickelodeon UK;
2001-2004: general manager, Paramount Comedy UK;
1999-2001: vice-president, commercial operations , Paramount Comedy UK
Watches: Threesome, Boardwalk Empire, The Killing, Who Do You Think You Are?
Also, a bit more from Broadcast:
MTV records 250,000 VoD views

MTV has had 250,000 paid-for views of its content since it launched its direct–to-consumer VoD service [Video On Demand] in February [2011].

The micropayment platform, which charges £2 per day or £3 per week for unlimited access to shows including Teen Mom, Jersey Shore and 16 And Pregnant, has been used by 40,000 consumers.

Viacom International Media Networks managing director David Lynn said the service had “performed well” but was “additive” to its main linear TV business rather than considered as a potential replacement.

“It’s good for us to have direct contact with the consumer as we can learn more about them,” said Lynn.

He added that Viacom was considering introducing similar video players for Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, although it is not in his short-term plans.

“We need to take stock and learn from what we’ve seen this year. Going direct-to-consumer is new for us and we’re learning about pricing and distribution before launching any other services.”

Lynn stressed that keeping strong relationships with its linear pay-TV providers, Sky and Virgin Media, remained its priority.

C21TV Interviews Nina Hahn, Senior VP Of International Production And Development At Nickelodeon

In a exclusive interview with C21 Media's C21TV, which makes programming for and about The International Entertainment Community, Nina Hahn, who is the senior vice president of international production and development at Nickelodeon, tells C21TV about her local production plans and the growing importance of live-action:
Hahn on grabbing a piece of the live-action

THE C21 INTERVIEW: Nina Hahn, senior VP of international production and development at Nickelodeon, tells C21TV about her local production plans and the growing importance of live-action.
You can read the full article here on the official C21Media website (paid subscription required).

Spring Fair Unveils New Licensing Lounge For 2012

From Licensing.biz:
Spring Fair unveils new Licensing Lounge for 2012

Nickelodeon, Turner CN Enterprises and BBC Worldwide among those sponsoring area in hall three.

Spring Fair organiser Emap Connect has revealed plans for a dedicated Licensing Lounge at next year's show.

Situated in Hall 3, the lounge is being sponsored by five licensing agencies and brand owners including Nickelodeon [Nickelodeon Consumer Products], Turner CN Enterprises and BBC Worldwide.

In addition, trade body LIMA UK will have a dedicated table in the lounge with a team of experts on hand to answer questions on licensing and merchandising.

Sponsors will be able to use the space to display product and hold meetings with potential and existing licensees, as well as retailers interested in stocking the merchandise.

Max Publishing - organiser of The Licensing Awards, of which Spring Fair is the headline sponsor - will also be sponsoring a drinks reception in the lounge on the Monday evening of the show.

"We're delighted to be a key partner for the Licensing Lounge at Spring Fair 2012," said Nickelodeon's Mark Kingston. "It's a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the largest retail trade event in Europe. We look forward to meeting with retailers and key licensee partners to work on plans to drive our properties and respective businesses forward in 2012 and beyond."

Spring Fair 2012 takes place from February 5th to 9th at Birmingham's NEC. For further details, click here.
Also, from Toy News:
Toys on the move at Spring Fair 2012

Sector is rebranded as Toys, Games & Kids Gifts as it moves into hall three.

The renamed zone is set to bring over 50 new companies to the show in 2012 as it expands into a larger space in hall three.

Event director, Greg Saint commented: "The introduction of Kids’ Gifts has brought increased interest in Spring Fair from a broader range of suppliers than ever before, especially those looking to showcase their products to gift retailers as well as the traditional toy shops.

"The cross-over buying potential offered by this part of the show will be tremendous come February."

Over 200 firms are already signed up to exhibit in Toys, Games & Kids’ Gifts and some of the companies joining in 2012 include Hornby Hobbies, Revell, Ravensburger, Manhattan Toy, Top Model by Depesche UK, Bigjigs Toys, Cheatwell Games, Cuckoo, Diamond Comic Distributors, Great Gizmos, Grossman, Margarette Steiff, Mumbo Jumbo Toys, Rainbow Designs, The Green Board Game Co, Thumbs Up, Ty UK, Wild Republic and Zap.

The area will once again play host to the Toy Demonstration Area, which was launched at last year's show and further developed at Autumn Fair.

Peter Jenkinson of toy website Toyology will once again host the demonstrations. He commented: "The toy demo area proved a great success in its first year and I'm very excited to have been asked back to host the area again to build on this fantastic start.

"The success of the first Toy Demo area within Spring Fair 2011 was measurable from the feedback of the companies who showcased their products there, this time around I'll be trying to create an even busier hive of activity.

"I'm excited to have been asked back to have some more fun hosting the Toy Demo area, the aim is to ensure this spot is alive with activity from start to finish so both exhibitors and visitors get the absolute maximum from the show."

The changes at Spring Fair International for 2012 will also include the launch of The Party Show, dedicated solely to party and dress-up products, which were previously co-located with toys.

The segmentation of party into an event of its own within Spring Fair has enabled show organiser Emap Connect to refine its focus on Toys, Games & Kids’ Gifts, which has grown significantly since the last event in February 2011.

Saint continued: "The growth in both areas demonstrates that the re-edit was definitely the right move for both The Party Show and Toys, Games & Kids’ Gifts and I’m delighted that the expansion area we created for the section has been utilised by both existing and new companies alike."

Companies who have products that may not be eligible for a full demonstration are welcome to get involved in the Toy Demo area so that retailers can interact with as broad a selection as possible in between sessions. (For information of how to get involved contact Greg Saint: greg.saint@emap.com).

Hall 5 will also host the new Licensing Lounge, sponsored by some of the biggest names in the licensing industry, including: BBC Worldwide, Nickelodeon, Turner Broadcasting and Warner Brothers, fully endorsed by industry body LIMA.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Nickelodeon UK To Repeat Brand New "iCarly" Episode "iOMG" On 19th And 20th November 2011

According to the official Nickelodeon UK websites official Nick UK schedule section, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be repeating the brand new episode of the hit Nickelodeon live action show "iCarly" called "iOMG" on Saturday 19th November 2011 at 2.30pm and 8.25pm (repeated at 3.30pm and 9.25pm on Nick Replay UK), with more chances to catch up on the latest new episode of "iCarly" ("iOMG") on Sunday 20th November 2011 at 3.30pm and 8.30pm (repeated at 4.30pm and 9.30pm on Nick Replay UK).
New iCarly - iOMG: The gang spends the night finishing their projects at Ridgeway during the annual school lock-in. Carly and Freddie start to suspect that Sam might have a crush on their new friend Brad.

Nickelodeon UK To Announce News About When Nick UK Will Premier Brand New Episodes Of "Big Time Rush" On 28th November 2011

According to Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK), Nickelodeon UK will be revealing some news about when Nickelodeon UK and Ireland/HD will be premiering more brand new episodes of the hit Nickelodeon live action show "Big Time Rush" on Monday 28th November 2011 on their official Twitter page:
Please tell me when there are new BTR episodes!! :)

@NickelodeonUK - All will be revealed on MONDAY! But new BTR is coming your way :)

UK-Irish Boy Band "One Direction" To Support Nickelodeon's "Big Time Rush" At BTR Concert In Albany, New York's Palace Theatre In February 2012

According to this Nickelodeon news article on TimesUnion.com, which is the official website of the Times Union daily newspaper which serves the Capital Region of New York, United States, the British-Irish boy band "One Direction", which consists of band members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, will be a supporting act for Nickelodeon's very own boy band "Big Time Rush", which stars Kendall Schmidt as Kendall Knight, James Maslow as James Diamond, Carlos Pena Jr. as Carlos Garcia, and Logan Henderson as Logan Mitchell, when "Big Time Rush" plays a concert at the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York, USA on Tuesday 28th Feburary 2012:
Coming attractions: Who's coming soon

Welcome to the Big Time

Ask your kids who Big Time Rush is. Go ahead, we'll wait. Good, you're back. So surely you now know the four-piece boy band is the centerpiece of the same-name Nickelodeon series, a sort of 21st-century Monkees. And you probably also have been informed that you just have to get tickets to the Tuesday, Feb. 28, concert at the Palace Theatre in Albany with U.K. group One Direction lending support.
Also, posted by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK):
#rushers ! Have u heard the cool news? UK are totally representing with the awesome @onedirection supporting @bigtimerush on their US TOUR!!
Also, from SheKnows.com:
[...] Harry [One Direction's Harry Styles] will be spending a lot of time in the U.S. over the next few months, as One Direction is set to support Nickelodeon TV stars Big Time Rush on tour.
Also, from Digital Spy:
One Direction have teased plans to embark on another tour.

The boyband finished their first ever headline tour of the UK and Ireland last month and will now support Big Time Rush on their US jaunt later in the year.
Also, from the San Francisco Chronicle, California, USA:
Monday, Feb 20 7:00pm at Sacramento Convention Center: Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA

Big Time Rush will be hitting the road beginning late February 2012 for the “Better With U Tour.” Fans will be able to see the music and TV sensations, on hiatus from their hit series, as they embark on their first-ever headlining multi-city concert tour performing new songs in support of their album, Elevate, out Nov. read more

Price: $22.50 - $42.50
Phone: (800) 653-8000
Age Suitability: All Ages
Tags: performance, live music, concert, show, nickelodeon, sacmusic

Big Time Rush will be hitting the road beginning late February 2012 for the “Better With U Tour.” Fans will be able to see the music and TV sensations, on hiatus from their hit series, as they embark on their first-ever headlining multi-city concert tour performing new songs in support of their album, Elevate, out Nov. 21. Big Time Rush will begin their electrifying tour in Las Vegas and will travel to major cities including a major performance at New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall. Tickets are on sale now. The band has also teamed with VIP Nation to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the tour, including premium seats, meet and greets, photo ops, parties and more. For more information go to BigTimeTour.com.

Elevate is the highly anticipated follow-up to the group’s debut, 2010’s gold-certified BTR, which has scanned over 1 million albums worldwide. To date, Big Time Rush – Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr. and Logan Henderson – have sold over 3 million combined digital tracks worldwide.

Now in its second season, Big Time Rush – which follows four best friends from Minnesota who trade in their hockey sticks for music superstardom in Los Angeles -- averages 4.1 million total viewers (+9%, over season one). The launch of the hit series on Nickelodeon drew 6.8 million viewers, making it the most watched live-action series premiere in the network’s history.

The group’s social media profile has risen just as quickly, with an online community of almost 400,000 Twitter followers and more than 2.3 million Facebook users.

Special support act One Direction will join Big Time Rush beginning February 24th in Chicago. The biggest UK breakout group of 2011, One Direction is ready to take America by storm supporting Big Time Rush’s 2012 tour. Their debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” became the fastest selling single of 2011 and debuted at #1 in both the UK and Ireland.

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