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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

French Public Broadcaster France Télévisions Picks Up Rights To Nick Jr.'s "Poppy Cat"; "Poppy Cat" Delivers Great TV Ratings For Nick Jr. UK

From C21Media:
France TV adopts Poppy Cat

French pubcaster France Télévisions has acquired Nick Jr’s preschool series Poppy Cat as the toon continues to rack up broadcast homes.

The latest deal, secured by UK-based distributor Cake, comes after the Lara Jones-created show found a UK terrestrial home on CiTV earlier this month. The Coolabi and King Rollo Films copro is set to launch on France 5 in July.

Disney Junior (Spain and Latin America), Al Jazeera Children’s Channel, e-Vision (UAE), SVT (Sweden), S4C (Wales), EBS (Korea), OKTO (Singapore), Nickelodeon Australia, TVO (Canada), Knowledge Network (Canada), NRK (Norway) and RTÉ (Ireland) have all previously acquired the show, which features the playful feline and her group of friends.

Cake’s chief operating officer and MD Ed Galton said Poppy Cat “exemplified the type of content” his company looked to acquire.

Jesse Whittock
31-01-2012

©C21Media
Also, from 4-traders:
Coolabi plc : CAKE sells Poppy Cat to France Television:

Leading kids' entertainment specialist, CAKE has today announced it has sold Coolabi's animated preschool series Poppy Cat to France Télévisions. The deal continues a raft of sales that has seen the series sold to many broadcasters across the world following its global premiere on Nick Jr. UK in May 2011.

The series has already been placed with Disney Junior in Spain and Latin America, Al Jazeera Children's Channel, e-vision (U.A.E), SVT (Sweden), S4C (Wales), EBS Korea, OKTO Singapore, Nickelodeon Australia, TVO (Canada), Knowledge Network (Canada), NRK (Norway), RTÉ (Ireland) and most recently CITV (UK).

Poppy Cat follows the playful cat with the big personality, along with her colourfulcompanions, on inspiring adventures to amazing places. Poppy Cat's imagination fuels each and every episode and when you're with Poppy Cat, anything can happen. The preschool series is based on the international best-selling and award-winning books of the same name by Lara Jones.

Proving popular with viewers on both sides of the Atlantic, Poppy Cat is a top five show on commissioning channel Nick Jr. UK as well as being a top-rating show on Sprout in the US.

Poppy Cat is planned to launch on France 5 from July 2012.

Ed Galton, COO and Managing Director, CAKE said: "France Télévisionsis a perfect home for Poppy Cat and her friends. We are delighted with the success of the series and it exemplifies the type of content CAKE looks to acquire - one that is beautifully made and can resonate with children across the globe."

As well as being a co-producer, Coolabi also handles all merchandising programmes for Poppy Cat internationally and has been working hard on deals for the property in a number of territories. Eleven licensees have been signed to date in the UK, with product launching in autumn 2012. JLG has been appointed as licensing agent for North America and a number of other agents are in discussion to represent Poppy Cat around the world, including in France.

Notes to Editors:

About CAKE:

CAKE is one of the world's leading kids' and family entertainment specialists. The London based company, created in 2002, works with animation and live action production companies from around the world to develop, produce, commercially position and manage their IP propositions for international market.

http://www.cakeentertainment.com/

About Coolabi:

Coolabi is a leading provider of high quality children's and family entertainment, internationally, across all media. Coolabi's expertise lies in development and brand management, particularly through the channels of TV production and licensing and merchandising.

The company operates across a number of genres and the current portfolio includes Poppy Cat, Purple Ronnie and Scarlett & Crimson. Via its subsidiary, Coolabi Publishing, the company also owns a number of classic literary estates, including Eric Ambler. In addition Coolabi also represents certain brands, including Bagpuss, Clangers, and Ivor the Engine on behalf of Smallfilms and Peter Firmin.

For more information and a background on the company visit www.coolabi.com.

CAKE's press contacts:

Franklin Rae Communications

+44 (0) 20 7490 4050

Robyn Vanoli-Salmon robyn@franklinrae.com

Jessica Bromley jessica@franklinrae.com
Also, from Kidscreen:
France Televisions picks up Poppy Cat

London, UK-based kids’ entertainment specialist Cake has sold Coolabi’s animated preschool series Poppy Cat to France Televisions.

The deal follows a slate of broadcast agreements for the series which made its worldwide debut on Nick Jr. UK in May 2011 and is based on the international best-selling books by Lara Jones.

Broadcast deals for the series include Disney Junior (Spain and Latin America), Al Jazeera Children’s Channel, e-vision (UAE), SVT (Sweden), S4C (Wales), EBS (Korea), OKTO (Singapore), Nickelodeon (Australia), TVO and Knowledge Network (Canada), NRK (Norway), RTÉ (Ireland) and CITV (UK).

Poppy Cat is set to launch on France 5 from July 2012.

Along with an expanded TV viewership, Coolabi’s Poppy Cat brand has also grown internationally. Eleven licensees are currently on board in the UK including toyco Golden Bear for plush, plastics and arts and crafts products launching in autumn 2012. In North America, JLG has been named as the brand’s licensing agent.
Also, from Licensing.biz:
Poppy Cat heads to France

Cake sells Coolabi's pre-school series to France Télévisions.

The deal continues a raft of sales that has seen the series sold to many broadcasters across the world following its global premiere on Nick Jr UK in May 2011.

The series has already been placed with Disney Junior in Spain and Latin America, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel, e-vision (UAE), SVT (Sweden), S4C (Wales), EBS Korea, OKTO Singapore, Nickelodeon Australia, TVO (Canada), Knowledge Network (Canada), NRK (Norway), RTÉ (Ireland) and most recently CITV (UK).

Poppy Cat is planned to launch on France 5 from July 2012.

Ed Galton, COO and managing director, Cake said: "France Télévisions is a perfect home for Poppy Cat and her friends. We are delighted with the success of the series and it exemplifies the type of content CAKE looks to acquire – one that is beautifully made and can resonate with children across the globe."

As well as being a co-producer, Coolabi also handles all merchandising programmes for Poppy Cat internationally and has been working on deals for the property in a number of territories.

Eleven licensees have been signed to date in the UK, with product launching in autumn 2012. JLG has been appointed as licensing agent for North America and a number of other agents are in discussion to represent Poppy Cat around the world, including in France.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Nickelodeon UK Announces Plans To Release "Victorious" Fashion Collection In The UK During February 2012

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland have announced on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK) that Nickelodeon Consumer Products UK will be releasing a clothing line based on the hit Nickelodeon show "Victorious" in shops around the UK and Ireland in February 2012:
will we get Victorious clothing over here? that would be awesome!
@NickelodeonUK - YEAH! Deets soon [details soon]- but clothing will hit shelves in Feb!
It is currently unknown whether Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's new "Victorious" clothing collection will be exclusive to Asda's as part of Asda's "George" kidswear brand, or be available in other shops around the UK and Ireland as well. In October 2011, Nickelodeon Consumer Products UK announced its first direct-to-retail multi-character arrangement with George at Asda which granted George the licence to produce collections featuring Nickelodeon characters including "Spongebob Squarepants" and "Dora the Explorer"; tween and teen properties "Victorious" & "Big Time Rush"; and Nickelodeon's newest addition for boys, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".

Nickelodeon UK Confirms Plans To Premiere Brand New "Big Time Rush" In March 2012

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland have announced and confirmed on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK) that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be premiering and showing at least one new episode of the hit Nickelodeon sitcom "Big Time Rush" in March 2012:
When does the new episodes of BTR air in the UK?? Huge fan btw!
@NickelodeonUK - Theres a marathon this wkend, then brand new in March :D
The official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK websites schedule section for Nickelodeon UK's schedule for Saturday 3rd March 2012 previously announced that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK would be premiering 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 Big Time Rush 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). It is currently unknown whether Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon UK HD will still be premiering the brand new "Big Time Wedding" episode of BTR in March 2012.

Nickelodeon UK To Host Two "Big Time Rush" Marathons Over 4th & 5th February 2012

According to Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK) and the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland website, Nick.co.uk, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be holding two "Big Time Rush" marathons over Saturday 4th February 2012 and Sunday 5th February 2012 (one on each day) between 1.00pm and 4.00pm (repeated from 2.00pm to 5.00pm on Nick Replay UK):
When does the new episodes of BTR air in the UK?? Huge fan btw!
@NickelodeonUK - Theres a marathon this wkend, then brand new in March :D
And:
is there a big time rush marathon this weekend will it be presented ???
@NickelodeonUK - Marathon 1-4pm Sat&Sun! Tons of BTR-not presented
Below is the full "Big Time Rush" episode line-up for each of Nick UK and Ireland's and Nick HD UK's BTR marathons which Nick UK and Ireland and Nick UK HD will show as part of Nickelodeon UK's "Big Time Rush Weekend" programming stunt:

Saturday 4th February 2012:

1.00pm - Big Time Beach Party - Part 1
1.30pm - Big Time Beach Party - Part 2
2.00pm - Audition, Part 1
2.30pm - Audition, Part 2
3.00pm - Big Time Concert - Part 1
3.30pm - Big Time Concert - Part 2

(All times plus one (+1) on Nickelodeon UK's timeshift channel, Nick Replay UK)

Sunday 5th February 2012:

1.00pm - Big Time Girl Group
1.30pm - Big Time Reality
2.00pm - Big Time Moms
2.30pm - Big Time Break Up
3.00pm - Big Time Beach Party - Part 1
3.30pm - Big Time Beach Party - Part 2

(All times plus one (+1) on Nickelodeon UK's timeshift channel, Nick Replay UK)

Update - - Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will also be premiering and showing the brand new "Big Time Rush - Music Sound Better With You" special throughout the weekend, which goes behind the scenes of "Big Time Rush" on tour.

Also, posted by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK):
#UKRUSHERS RU ready for the BTR marathon? Nonstop BTR 1-4pm today & tomorrow! Cant wait to watch Big Time Concert again http://ow.ly/i/qJQ8

One Direction Meet Big Time Rush In Los Angeles Ahead Of Their USA Tour; To Film "iCarly" Cameo Appearance On 30th January 2012

According to this Nickelodeon News article on Capital FM, the UK-Irish Boy Band "One Direction" met the Nickelodeon Stars and band members of the Nickelodeon boyband "Big Time Rush" on Saturday 28th January 2012 ahead of One Direction's tour of the USA with "Big Time Rush" in February 2012, and that "One Direction" will be filming their cameo appearance for the hit Nickelodeon sitcom "iCarly" where they'll guest star as themselves in the brand new season six episode of "iCarly" called "iGot Jungle Worms" on Monday 30th January 2012:
One Direction Meet Big Time Rush In LA Ahead Of US Tour

The 'One Thing' singers have met up with US boy band Big Time Rush before joining the group on tour next month.

One Direction say they can't wait to begin their US tour in February and are enjoying their current stay in Los Angeles.

The 'Gotta Be You' singers landed at LAX airport in Los Angeles yesterday morning (28th January) ready to record an appearance on Nickelodeon's iCarly on Monday (30th January).

One Direction are then due to fly back out to the US next month for several US tour dates supporting American boy band Big Time Rush, and say they are already looking forward to the tour.

"Great to meet the big time rush guys yesterday," Niall Horan tweeted earlier today [Sunday 29th January 2012]. "Really cool guys… tour is gona be fun!"

Despite enjoying their stay in America both Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson posted that they were already missing things about the UK.

"Sunny day! Missing everyone back in the UK," Harry [Styles] tweeted yesterday. "Lovely weather in LA today.

"Big love to everyone! It's 5am here in LA," Louis [Tomlinson] also posted. "I appreciated every single one of you! We would be nowhere without you!.

One Direction wrapped their first headline UK tour on 26th January after 21-dates promoting their first album 'Up All Night' all across the country.
Also, posted by the UK-Irish Boy Band "One Direction" on their official Twitter profile page (@onedirection):
1D is taping an episode of @iCarly this Monday! Watch for it on @NickelodeonTV this spring! 1DHQ
Also, posted by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK) in reply to the Tweet by "One Direction" above about Nickelodeon USA premiering and showing the brand new "iCarly" episode titled "iGot Jungle Worms" during Spring 2012:
& @NickelodeonUK - date TBC [to be confirmed] :D
And:
when is the @onedirection iCarly episode showing?
@NickelodeonUK - Follow & keep ur eyes peeled for news on this episode :D Cant WAIT!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Behind-The-Scenes Picture Of Nickelodeon Star Victoria Justice Filming Her Episode Of The New Nickelodeon Short "Nickelodeon Screen Test"

Below is a second behind-the-scenes photograph taken from behind-the-scenes at the filming of Victoria Justice's episode of Nickelodeon's new 'Nickelodeon Shorts' series called "Nickelodeon Screen Test" featuring Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice (Tori Vega) from the hit Nickelodeon show "Victorious" and Nickelodeon UK's Director of Original Production, David Kangas, and was shot during Victoria Justice's trip to London, UK in October 2011 with the rest of the starring cast of "Victorious". The behind-the-scenes photograph was was taken by Nickelodeon UK Researcher Adam John Parker (also known as Adam J Parker, and who is also a resident of Nickelodeon Towers in London, UK) who posted the behind the scenes photograph on his official Twitter page (@adamjohnparker):


Nickelodeon's brand new 'Nickelodeon Short' series "Nickelodeon Screen Test" features Nickelodeon Stars from popular Nickelodeon shows such as "Big Time Rush" (Kendall Schmidt (Kendall Knight), James Maslow (James Diamond), Carlos Pena (Carlos Garcia), and Logan Henderson (Logan Mitchell)), "Victorious" (Victoria Justice (Tori Vega), Leon Thomas III (Andre Harris), Matt Bennett (Robbie Shapiro), Elizabeth Gillies (Jade West), Ariana Grande (Cat Valentine), Avan Jogia (Beck Oliver), and Daniella Monet (Trina Vega)) and iCarly's Miranda Cosgrove answering personnel questions for Nickelodeon viewers.

You can view the cast of "Big Time Rush" answering questions for Nickelodeon and "Big Time Rush" fans in their episodes of "Nickelodeon Screen Test" here which were made while the Nickelodeon stars of the Nickelodeon show "Big Time Rush" visited London, UK during 2010/2011, plus more information about Nickelodeon's "Nickelodeon Screen Test" Nickelodeon vignette/Nickelodeon interstitial series, including a high quality (HQ) and high-definition (HD) streaming video featuring a montage featuring some of the motion graphics, branding design elements and the opening title sequence from the new Nickelodeon Short series called "Nickelodeon Screen Test" here on NickALive!'s Nickelodeon design blog, Nickelodeon TV Media.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Nickelodeon UK To Premier The New Episode Of "Supah Ninjas" Called "X" On 30th January 2012

According to Nickelodeon UK's new "In A Brand New Episode [Of "Supah Ninjas"],..." promo/trailer (below with transcript), Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be premiering and showing the brand new episode of the popular new Nickelodeon show "Supah Ninjas" called "X" on Monday 30th January 2012 at 5.00pm (repeated at 6.00pm on Nick Replay UK) with a encore screening at 7.00pm (8.00pm on Nick Replay UK):

In a brand new episode, the Supah Ninjas are on the ride of their lives!

[Owen Reynolds (Carlos Knight): Who said that this is the safest way to travel?!]

And their going undercover...

Brand new Supah Ninjas, Monday at 5 on Nickelodeon!

Also available on Nickelodeon HD
In the brand new episode of the Nickelodeon action-comedy series "Supah Ninjas" titled "X", while on a train traveling to a comic book convention, the Supah Ninjas must stop a mysterious assassin called 'X' (portrayed by North American soap opera actor and photographer Christopher Maleki) who has been hired by the mob to kill a boy (portrayed by Michael Blaiklock) with smart computer skills that Mike's dad Martin is protecting.

MTV News Confirms That UK-Irish Boy Band "One Direction" Will Guest Star In Upcoming New Episode Of "iCarly" Called 'iGot Jungle Worms'

MTV News USA has confirmed on the official MTV USA website, MTV.com, that the rumour that the UK-Irish boyband "One Direction", which consists of band members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, will be guest starring in the upcoming brand new season six episode of "iCarly" called "iGot Jungle Worms" as themselves, where they will also perform their song (single) "What Makes You Beautiful", is true:
One Direction To Appear On 'iCarly'

MTV News exclusive: The British boy band will play themselves on an episode of Miranda Cosgrove's hit Nick show.

"iCarly" is about to feel the effects of a British Invasion. The show has just booked British boy band One Direction to appear on the fifth season of the Miranda Cosgrove-starring show.

The guys will be on set Monday to tape their appearance on the episode, during which they will play themselves and perform "What Makes You Beautiful."

According to a synopsis of the episode, "Carly returns home sick after a trip and discovers that One Direction has accepted an invitation to perform on their web show. Not long after arriving, bandmate Harry becomes sick and we see Carly doting over him. Realizing Harry is playing sick for the attention, they hatch a plan to get him back in the group by telling him Gibby has become their newest bandmember. Meanwhile, Spencer becomes a personal trainer and gives a bratty girl a makeover."

The guys of One Direction, who got their start after appearing on "The X Factor" in 2010, are already superstars in their native U.K., and now it seems they are poised to break Stateside. Their debut album, Up All Night, is set for U.S. release on March 20, and they will be touring with Big Time Rush starting next month [February 2012].

Cosgrove stopped by the MTV News offices recently and teased that there were some big plans in store for season five. "We're just getting started to start the next season, so I'm not really sure what's going to come, because it's sort of a surprise for all of us even," she said. "But I've heard Carly's getting a boyfriend, so that's exciting, and we're gonna have some more musical guests, some big, different musical artists," she said, noting that she'd love to get Katy Perry on the show. "There are a lot of different musical acts that I love, so it's fun whenever we get to have music in an episode."

Michelle Obama made an "iCarly" appearance earlier this month on a special episode that honored military families.
Also, from Digital Spy:
One Direction to guest star on Miranda Cosgrove's 'iCarly'

One Direction are to guest star in the fifth season of Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly.

iCarly stars School of Rock's Miranda Cosgrove as the host of a web show with her friends.

© WENN & © Nickelodeon

One Direction will appear as themselves in an episode where Cosgrove's character becomes sick after coming home from a trip, reports MTV News.

She finds out that One Direction have agreed to perform on her web show, but band member Harry Styles also becomes sick after their arrival.

One Direction are set to perform 'What Makes You Beautiful' on the show.

The band previously admitted that cracking the US music market is going to be difficult.

Styles said: "America is a massive place and it's going to be hard. Nothing is gonna come easy. A lot of people have tried and failed but we want to break the mould and see what we can do. We'll definitely give it a go."

Watch the video for One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful' [here on Digital Spy]
Also, from Examiner.com:
One Direction to guest on 'iCarly'; hundreds of fans greet band at L.A. airport

One Direction is set to make a guest appearance on the Nickelodeon comedy series "iCarly" as the group is poised to conquer America. All indications are that One Direction is going to become the biggest act from "The X Factor" U.K. to have success in the United States.

So far, "The X Factor" U.K. 2006 winner Leona Lewis has been the only "X Factor" U.K. act who has had major success in America, but One Direction could surpass Lewis in international popularity.

One Direction came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010. Just like Lewis, One Direction was mentored by "The X Factor" executive producer Simon Cowell when he was a judge on the show. Lewis and One Direction are also signed to Syco Music, the record label that is co-owned by Cowell and Sony Music.

A telling sign that One Direction that is going to be a big hit in America is that even before One Direction has released any music in the U.S., the group was greeted by hundreds of fans when One Direction arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on January 27, 2012. The Daily Mail has published paparazzi photos of One Direction arriving at the airport and the crowd of fans who were there to see One Direction. The group is in L.A. to tape its appearance on "iCarly" on January 30, 2012.

One Direction's "iCarly" guest appearance will reportedly feature the group performing "What Makes You Beautiful," which was a No. 1 hit on the U.K. singles chart in 2011. The song is also nominated for Best British Single at the 2012 Brit Awards, which will be presented on February 21 in London. The winners of the Brit Awards are chosen by voting from the public.

"What Makes You Beautiful" is the first single from One Direction's debut album, "Up All Night." The album was released in U.K. and Ireland in November 2011. As previously reported, the U.S. release for "Up All Night" (on Syco/Columbia Records) is March 20, 2012.

On February 24, 2012, One Direction embarks on its first North American tour, as the opening act for Big Time Rush. But if the early fan reactions to One Direction in the U.S. are any indication, then One Direction is likely to end up being the star attraction on the tour instead of headliner Big Time Rush.

In January 2012, One Direction completed its first headlining U.K. tour, which sold out in minutes. The month-long trek of arenas and large theaters started off getting bad reviews from music critics, but the tour ended with mostly good reviews from critics.

The five members of One Direction are 17-year-old Harry Styles (who turns 18 on February 1, 2012), 19-year-old Zayn Malik, 18-year-old Niall Horan, 20-year-old Louis Tomlinson and 18-year-old Liam Payne. They all originally auditioned for "The X Factor" as solo singers, but they were rejected on the show as solo singers and allowed to continue on "The X Factor" if they formed a group, which was named One Direction.

The reason why One Direction already has a lot of fans in the U.S. and other countries outside of Europe comes down to two words: the Internet. Even though "The X Factor" U.K. is not on U.S. television, there is a lot of footage on the Internet of One Direction during and after the group's "X Factor" U.K. stint. Fans have also been spreading the word about One Direction on Internet social networking sites.
Also, from the Daily Mail:
TV cameo: One Direction are in the US to film an episode of sitcom iCarly

They've only been famous for a year, but One Direction were welcomed with an A-list reception last night as they touched down on US soil.

The British boyband have flown across the Atlantic in a bid to crack the American market, including a support slot on the Big Time Rush tour and a cameo stint on Nickelodeon sitcom iCandy.
Also, from CarterMatt.com:
One Direction to appear on ‘iCarly’, Harry Styles confirms Caroline Flack breakup

‘One Direction’ mania has hit America as the UK superstars touched down on US soil to start their very first international tour.

The members of ‘One Direction’ were met at LAX by hordes of screaming fans, and although the boys wanted to spend some time signing autographs and chatting with fans, band member Harry Styles said that they couldn’t stop to chat because of US Marshall’s orders. He wrote;

“Sorry that we couldn’t stop at LAX guys…the US Marshall’s said it wasn’t safe. We all wanted to come see you .x”

The British Boy band is in America in hopes to make their mark internationally. ‘One Direction’ will be opening for Big Time Rush and they have landed a small cameo in the Nickelodeon show ‘iCarly’ where they will be playing themselves. The boys will be headed to the Miranda Cosgrove show today where they will perform the song ‘What Makes You Beautiful.’ Here is a synopsis of the ‘One Direction’ episode;

“Carly returns home sick after a trip and discovers that One Direction has accepted an invitation to perform on their web show. Not long after arriving, bandmate Harry becomes sick and we see Carly doting over him. Realizing Harry is playing sick for the attention, they hatch a plan to get him back in the group by telling him Gibby has become their newest bandmember. Meanwhile, Spencer becomes a personal trainer and gives a bratty girl a makeover.”
You can read the full article about the UK-Irish Boy Band "One Direction" being in North America here on CarterMatt.com.

Also, from SheKnows.com:
[...] 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 Capital FM:
One Direction Greeted By Hundreds Of Fans In Los Angeles

The 'Gotta Be You' stars admit that it "wasn't safe" for them to come out as they touch down in the US to shoot iCarly performance.

One Direction were overwhelmed by the number of fans who came to greet them in Los Angeles as they arrived at the LAX airport earlier this morning (28th January).

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars were flying over to the US to record their appearance on Nickelodeon show iCarly but confessed that US Marshall's told them it "wasn't safe" for them to greet any of their followers.

Singers Harry Styles and Niall Horan took to their Twitter accounts to apologise to their fans for the confussion.

"Sorry that we couldn't stop at LAX guys...the US Marshall's said it wasn't safe. We all wanted to come see you .x," tweeted Harry.

Niall added: "So sorry guys! US marshalls said it wasnt safe for us to come out! Thank you for comin to LAX to see us! We heard there was 600 of u! Love u."

Shortly after, the Irish singer expressed his excitement to be in US.

"Lets go USA , this is soooo exciting! The reception we got at LAX thank you all soo much!"

The band will also be heading back to the US as they begin their North American tour in support of band Big Time Rush later next month.

Meanwhile, the band recently unveiled a behind the scenes making of video for their latest single 'One Thing'.
Also, posted by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK):
The rumours are TRUE! Besties @onedirection will b appearing in next season of @iCarly ! Wonder if the cast will enjoy the Brit invasion?!
Also, posted by Nickelodeon show creator, writer and producer Dan Schneider (Dan Warp; of Schneider's Bakery) on his official Twitter profile page (@DanWarp):
Should be a VERY fun day on the @iCarly set [iCarly set] today. I'm PUMPED!
And:
Crazy day here at iCarly. I don't know which direction to go in! Wait, I think I've decided... which one direction is best. ;) ;) ;)
Also, from Metro:
One Direction's Harry Styles promoted to 'lead singer' for US tour

Harry Styles has proved a hit with music execs on One Direction's US tour, reportedly earning himself a promotion to 'lead singer'.

It would seem the same charms that helped Harry snag 32-year-old beauty Caroline Flack also work on music bosses, as sources have claimed that Styles has been singled out as a new front man.

The five-some are currently supporting Big Time Rush on their US tour and have proved just as popular with teenage girls Stateside as they are in the UK.

Harry reportedly caught the eye of host Carly on the Nickelodeon show iCarly and this has perhaps helped cement his new role as lead singer, which music execs claim the band need if they are to make it across the pond.

A source told the Daily Star: 'Columbia music execs are rubbing their hands with glee. It looks like One Direction are going to be absolutely massive in America.

'They decided long ago that Harry is a natural frontman. He's funny, confident and has a great voice.'

However the band, who all auditioned for the X Factor as solo singers before being placed together, are keen for things to remain even.

Harry is also celebrating his 18th birthday today and reportedly has an intimate weekend away with ex Caroline to look forward to when he returns to the UK.
Also, from Anna Williamson's Showbiz Peek at the Week column on Digital Spy:
[...] the soon to be UK's biggest boyband export, exciting news for fans of Nickelodeon's kids TV favourite iCarly - One Direction have signed up to the show in what is their acting debut. We're yet to see if they actually can act, but they are, as I write, filming their much hyped episode in the States with Miranda Cosgrove and co. The start of a promising Stateside career?? Hmm we're going to be seeing a lot more of our new fave fivesome this year, mark my words.
Also, from The Sun:
Arnie’s girl says: I’ll be back, Harry Styles

ONE Direction star Harry Styles has been bombarded with offers from American girls offering to help him over his split from cougar Caroline Flack.

Muscling her way to the front of the queue is Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of movie hardman Arnold.

The 22-year-old fell for the pop scamp after watching one of the band's videos. She then blagged her way into the LA studio where the band are filming Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly.

But newly single Harry — who split with Xtra Factor host Caroline before the band headed across the Atlantic to get stuck into their US assault — is wary of her Terminator dad. Harry said: "Katherine's been in the studio watching us. Imagine having Arnie as your dad-in-law."

Then, doing his best Arnie impression, Harry added: "Leave my house if you want to live."

The previous day, Katherine tweeted: "Just watched my first One Direction video with my cousin and @Harry_Styles is a cutie indeed!"

Katherine is not the only American stalking Harry, Zayn, Niall, Louis and Liam. Hundreds of fans were waiting for the band at LAX airport and hundreds more have been camped at their hotel.

Harry said: "We have had to use the hotel service lift. There are girls in the main lift the whole day, just going up and down hoping to bump into us."

The lads have been making a splash in the US despite having not released any music yet.

Almost 100,000 US fans signed a Twitter petition to get the boys to travel to America and pre-orders for their album are through the roof.

They have lead roles in the upcoming iCarly episode alongside the show's star Miranda Cosgrove and soon go on a US tour with boyband Big Time Rush.

So there are plenty more fish in the sea for young Harry — and he's got both sides of the Atlantic to choose from now.
Also, more from Capital FM:
One Direction Arrive Back In UK Following Nickelodeon TV Show Filming

The 'One Thing' stars have announced their return home after trip across the pond.

One Direction have revealead that they have returned back to the UK following their filming for Nickelodeon TV show iCarly in the US recently.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars were appearing on the teen sitcom and also hooked up with Big Time Rush – who they will support on tour later this month.

Taking to his Twitter account, Liam Payne was the first to announce the boy band's arrival.

He tweeted: " Woohooo we are home :) xxx, " before Harry Styles added: "Touch down!!! Back home :)."

Singer Louis Tomlinson also made reference to their return, he simply wrote: "Home sweet home :)x"

The band who are nominated for Best British Single at this year's BRIT Awards were greeted by hundreds of fans when they arrive in LA this past weekend and Harry managed to gain an admirer in Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter Katherine.

View a picture of One Direction preparing to leave Los Angeles [here on the official Capital FM website.]
Also, from Examiner.com:
It is apparent that the people behind Nickelodeon sitcom "iCarly" [...] think that Harry Styles stands out because when One Direction made a guest appearance portraying themselves on the show (in an episode titled "iGot Jungle Worms"), he was singled out in the episode's plot. In the episode (whose premiere date is to be announced), Styles develops a crush on Carly (played by Miranda Cosgrove), and he fakes an illness so he could get sympathy and affection from her. The other guys in One Direction then play a joke on Styles and pretend that they may leave him behind because of his "illness." One Direction also performs the hit song "What Makes You Beautiful" in the episode.

Continue reading on Examiner.com One Direction's Harry Styles reportedly lectured for separating from group - National The X Factor | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/the-x-factor-in-national/one-direction-s-harry-styles-reportedly-lectured-for-separating-from-group#ixzz1oS32WdZ5

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nickelodeon UK To Show Brand New Episodes Of "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" In February 2012

According to the official Sky Media websites 'Sky TV's Children's Television Highlights In February 2012' webpage, Nickelodeon UK will start to premiere and show brand new episodes of the new animated Nickelodeon series "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland, Nickelodeon HD UK and Nick Replay UK in February 2012:
Kung Fu Panda (New Episodes)
Nickelodeon
Throughout February

DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda, chronicles the further adventures of Po, the energetic, enthusiastic, always hungry martial arts panda as he protects the Valley of Peace from threats of all kind.

Nick Jr. Channel UK To Show Brand New Episodes Of "Poppy Cat" In February 2012

According to the official Sky Media websites 'Sky TV's Children's Television Highlights In February 2012' webpage, Nickelodeon UK will start to premier and show brand new episodes of the Nick Junior animated preschool series "Poppy Cat", which features vocal talent from Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey), on Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland in February 2012:
Poppy Cat (New Episodes)
Nick Jr
Throughout February

Poppy Cat is an inquisitive, excitable and energetic character created by children's author Lara Jones. The series will use a multi-plane technique to mirror the pop-up feel of the books.

British Children's Television Channel 'Kix' To Show Classic Nickelodeon Show "100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd" From February 2012

According to the official Sky Media websites webpage for Sky TV's 'Children's Television Highlights In February 2012', Kix, a free-to-air children's and teen's television channel in the UK, will start to show the Classic Nickelodeon show "100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd" from February 2012:
100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd
Kix
Throughout February

This series is a brand new comedy on Kix airing every day from 8am and 5.30pm. The drama is based around Eddie, a rough and tough 17-year-old. But Eddie's bad boy attitude has made him a prime target for the mysterious Drifter, who makes him pay for his wrong doings by turning Eddie into a dog! The only way Eddie can ever become human again is if he completes 100 good deeds.

Nickelodeon Announces Two New Nickelodeon Pilots For Two Potential New Shows Called "Bad Fairy" And "Daddy's Home"

According to the "MY Entertainment WORLD" website, which is a resource for the needs of the entertainment industry, Nickelodeon has announced that Nickelodeon will be making two pilots for two potential new Nickelodeon shows in February 2012.

The first new Nickelodeon pilot is for a potential brand new half-hour (1/2 hour) Nickelodeon show called "Bad Fairy", which will be made in February 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA. According to this thread on the Back Stage Message Boards, some of the starring characters in "Bad Fairy" will be Fairy (also known as Chloe) who will be aged around 14-15, 14-year-old Nic, Roman, who will be aged around 10, and Chad.

The second new Nickelodeon pilot is for a potential brand new half-hour (1/2 hour) Nick At Nite show called "Daddy's Home", which will also be made in February 2012 [production location currently unknown]. Below is more information about the brand new Nickelodeon pilot for a brand new Nick@Nite series titled "Daddy's Home" from this Nickelodeon press release on TVbytheNumbers announcing Nickelodeon greenlighting the pilot for "Daddy's Home":
Nickelodeon Greenlights 'Daddy’s Home,' The First-Ever Original Comedy Pilot For Nick At Nite, Starring Scott Baio As A Stay-At-Home Dad

NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS DADDY’S HOME, THE FIRST-EVER ORIGINAL COMEDY PILOT FOR NICK AT NITE, STARRING SCOTT BAIO AS A STAY-AT-HOME DAD

Multi-Camera Pilot Created by Tina Albanese and Patrick Labyorteaux;
Executive Produced by Eric Bischoff, Jason Hervey, Albanese, Labyorteaux and Baio


Santa Monica, Calif. – Oct. 24, 2011 – Nickelodeon has ordered its first-ever original scripted comedy pilot, Daddy's Home, starring Scott Baio, it was announced today by Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development, Nickelodeon. A multi-camera, half-hour comedy for Nick at Nite, Daddy’s Home follows David Hobbs (Scott Baio) an actor who, after ten years of starring as America’s favorite TV dad, becomes a stay-at-home father to honor the deal he made with his soap star wife so that she may return to the limelight. The project comes from creators/executive producers Tina Albanese and Patrick Labyorteaux and is helmed by executive producers Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey through their production company Bischoff Hervey Entertainment (BHE), along with Baio. Daddy’s Home marks Hervey and Baio’s return to scripted comedy, with BHE having previously collaborated on three acclaimed unscripted series including Scott Baio is 45 and Single, Scott Baio is 46 and Pregnant, and Confessions of a Teen Idol.

“Scott Baio is an actor known and beloved by today's Nick at Nite viewers, many of whom are parents,” said Cohn. “His new project will put a contemporary and comedic twist on Parenthood that will make for a great addition to our existing slate of family programming.”

“It’s nice to be back home in an arena where I’m completely comfortable and with a show idea that I love,” added Baio.

For over 30 years, Baio has been a beloved actor, successful producer, writer and director. He received his acting break in 1976 when he was cast as the lead in the youthful gangster film Bugsy Malone. Baio is perhaps best known for his role as Chachi Arcola on one of television’s most iconic comedy series Happy Days, followed by a starring role in the spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi. Baio also starred in his own 1980s hit sitcom, Charles in Charge.

[...]

Nick at Nite is Nickelodeon’s nighttime programming block that also features popular hit family comedies including the Emmy Award-winning series Home Improvement,Everybody Hates Chris, Friends, George Lopez, and Family Matters, as well as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Roseanne.

The Official Nickelodeon UK Website Unveils Four "Big Time Rush" 'Nickelodeon Screen Test' Videos Featuring The Stars And Cast Of BTR

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland have announced on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK) that the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland website, Nick.co.uk, has added streaming videos of all four episodes of the brand new Nickelodeon Short series "Nickelodeon Screen Test" which star the Nickelodeon Stars of the hit Nickelodeon show "Big Time Rush" and feature the stars, cast and band members of the Nickelodeon show and boyband "Big Time Rush" answering personnel questions for Nickelodeon viewers to their official "Big Time Rush" website, Nick.co.uk/BigTimeRush. Click on the links below to view each BTR cast members' "Nickelodeon Screen Test" streaming video:

Big Time Rush's Logan Henderson's (Logan Mitchell's) Nickelodeon Screen Test.

Find out about Logan in his Nickelodeon Screen Test! "Big Time Rush" star and boyband member Logan Henderson (Logan Mitchell) answers the questions "What has been your most memorable fan encounter so far?", "What is your favourite karaoke song?", and "TRUE or FALSE - Was the original Mission Impossible series shot on the stages at Paramount where you shoot Big Time Rush?" for Nickelodeon and "Big Time Rush" fans (Rushers).

Big Time Rush's Carlos Pena's (Carlos Garcia's) Nickelodeon Screen Test.

Watch Carlos' awesome Nickelodeon Screen Test. "Big Time Rush" star and boyband member Carlos Pena, Jr. (Carlos Garcia) answers the questions "What's the best thing about being in Big Time Rush?", "If you weren't a singer what would you like to be?", "Do you still get nervous before a performance?", "What is the most romantic thing you've ever done for a girl?", and "What's the hardest thing about being in the band?" for Nickelodeon and "Big Time Rush" fans (Rushers).

Big Time Rush's James Maslow's (James Diamond's) Nickelodeon Screen Test.

Find out about James in his Nickelodeon Screen Test! "Big Time Rush" star and boyband member James Maslow (James Diamond) answers the questions "Which BTR video has been your favorite to to shoot and why?" and "Which music artist would you like to collaborate with in the future?" for Nickelodeon and "Big Time Rush" fans (Rushers).

Big Time Rush's Kendall Schmidt's (Kendall Knight's) Nickelodeon Screen Test.

Watch Kendall's awesome Nickelodeon Screen Test! "Big Time Rush" star and boyband member Kendall Schmidt (Kendall Knight) answers the questions "What was your most embarrassing moment on stage?" and "If you could have somebody play you in a Big Time Rush movie who would it be?" for Nickelodeon and "Big Time Rush" fans (Rushers).

"Nickelodeon Screen Test" was made by and for Nickelodeon in London, UK when the Nickelodeon stars of the Nickelodeon show "Big Time Rush" visited London, UK during 2010/2011, and was directed by Nickelodeon UK's Director of Original Production, David Kangas, filmed by cameraman G. Davis, with graphics designed and created by Sheffield, UK-based creative studio agency "PIXEL DNA".

You can view more information about Nickelodeon's "Nickelodeon Screen Test" Nickelodeon vignette/Nickelodeon interstitial series, including a high quality (HQ) and high-definition (HD) streaming video featuring a montage featuring some of the motion graphics, branding design elements and the opening title sequence from the new Nickelodeon Short series called "Nickelodeon Screen Test" here on NickALive!'s Nickelodeon design blog, Nickelodeon TV Media.

You can also view a behind the scenes photograph taken by Nickelodeon UK's Director of Original Production, David Kangas, who posted the photograph on his official Twitter profile page (@kangas911), of "Victorious" star Victoria Justice filming her questions and answers session for her episode of "Nickelodeon Screen Test" during the cast of Victorious' visit to London, UK in October 2011 here on NickALive!

Also, Nick UK and Ireland's original Twitter Tweet (post; mentioned above):
Also #UKRUSHERS you can now check out ALL the amazing BTR screentests online here http://ow.ly/8GX4O
Also, Tweeted (posted) by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK):
Will other nick stars like Victoria justice, Miranda cosgrove have the screen test or is it just btr?
@NickelodeonUK - Others coming soon!

UK-Irish Boy Band "One Direction" Rumoured To Be Guest Starring In Upcoming New Episode Of "iCarly" Called 'iGot Jungle Worms'

UPDATE (28/01/2012): MTV News USA has confirmed on the official MTV USA website, MTV.com that the rumour that the UK-Irish boyband "One Direction" will be guest starring in the upcoming brand new season six episode of "iCarly" called "iGot Jungle Worms" as themselves, where they will also perform their song (single) "What Makes You Beautiful", is true.

According to OneDirectionUpdates [One Direction Updates], a unofficial fan run "One Direction" Twitter profile page (@1DUpdates) which provides fans of the boyband "One Direction" with the latest "One Direction" news, the UK-Irish boyband "One Direction", which consists of band members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, are rumoured to be guest stars in the upcoming brand new season six episode of "iCarly" called "iGot Jungle Worms", where they will perform their song (single) "What Makes You Beautiful".
One Direction will be special guest star and will be performing WMBY in iCarly's Season 6 (episode 'iGot Jungle Worms') #fb
This "iCarly" news, though, has yet to be confirmed by anyone at Nickelodeon and/or One Direction themselves and at the moment remains a rumour, but could be true, as "One Direction" will be touring with Nickelodeon's boyband "Big Time Rush" in the United States of America during February 2012 as part of BTR's "Better With You" Tour.

The Official Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland Website Adds Full Length Episode Of "Team Umizoomi" Called "The Big Boat Race"

According to Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickJrUK), the official Nick Jr. UK and Ireland website, NickJr.co.uk, has added a streaming video featuring a full length episode of the popular Nick Junior animated show "Team Umizoomi" called "Big Boat Race", which you can view here on the official Nick Jr. UK and Ireland website, NickJr.co.uk.
Watch a full episode of Team Umizoomi, a #NickJrUK show focusing on helping children learn about numbers http://on.nickjr.co.uk/tfe.
And:
If your children are starting to learn about shapes & numbers then Team Umizoomi can help. Watch an episode http://on.nickjr.co.uk/tfe
According to the official Nick Junior UK and Ireland websites 'Parent Info' for the "Team Umizoomi" episode titled "The Big Boat Race", the episode "The Big Boat Race" of "Team Umizoomi" helps children develop numerical skills and creative skills through music by watching the episode.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nickelodeon UK Confirms Plans To Premiere Two Brand New Episodes Of "Victorious" In February 2012

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland have announced and confirmed on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK) that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be premiering and showing two brand new episodes of the hit Nickelodeon sitcom "Victorious" In February 2012.

According to Nickelodeon UK's Tweet on Twitter, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon UK HD will be premiering the brand new episode of the popular Nickelodeon show "Victorious" called "Beggin' on Your Knees" on Monday 20th February 2012 at 6pm (repeated at 7.00pm on Nick Replay UK), and the brand new episode of "Victorious" titled "Locked Up!" on Friday 24th February 2012 at 6.00pm (repeated at 7.00pm on Nick Replay UK).
OMG DYING ARE YOU REALLY SHOWING LOCKED UP & BEGGING ON UR KNEES IN FEB?
@NickelodeonUK - Mon 20th (Beggin') & Fri 24th (Locked Up) 6pm!!!
In the brand new episode of Nickelodeon's "Victorious" titled "Beggin' on Your Knees", Tori Vega (Victoria Justice) falls for a handsome classmate named Ryder Daniels (portrayed by guest star Ryan Rottman) who asks her to sing a duet with him, only to find out his little secret, and decides to get revenge on him at the Full Moon Jam. Meanwhile, Robbie Shapiro (Matt Bennett) undergoes a makeover to attract girls and Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande) keeps getting emergency calls on her new cell phone (mobile telephone).

In the brand new episode of Nickelodeon's "Victorious" called "Locked Up!", Tori and the Hollywood Arts High School gang are offered a week-long trip to Festus' (Marco Aiello) home country of Yerba to perform for the chancellor. Their vacation is not at all like they expected, with prisoners breaking into their hotel, nasty living conditions and Andre Harris (Leon Thomas III) being bitten by a vampire moth, but the gang is forced to stay and put on a show for the chancellor. However, due to a "shoe malfunction" (Tori's shoe slips off and hits the chancellor in the eye), Tori is sentenced to four years in jail for assault. The rest of the gang follows suit when trying to bail Tori out (Robbie accidentally murders the chancellor's octopus). They have a rough time in prison until Sikowitz (Eric Lange) disguises himself as an Yerbanian prison guard and, while watching Cat teach her prison gang how to dance, Tori devises a plan with another woman to sneak out of prison. Although Nick UK and Ireland and Nick HD UK will premiere the "VicTORIous" episode "Locked Up!" on Nickelodeon Television on Friday 24th February 2012 at 6.00pm, Nickelodeon UK previously held the UK premiere of "Locked Up!" at a special exclusive "Meet And Greet The Cast Of Victorious" Nickelodeon event which Nickelodeon held at a cinema in London, UK in October 2011.

Below is a streaming video and transcript of Nickelodeon UK's brand new "Don't miss brand new Victorious, coming soon to Nickelodeon!" trailer/promo which Nickelodeon UK is broadcasting on-air to promote Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon UK HD premiering two brand new episodes of the hit Nickelodeon show "Victorious" in February 2012:

This February...

[Andre Harris (Leon Thomas III): Somebodies gonna ask me about something.]

...Make It Shine on Nickelodeon...

[Tori Vega (Victoria Justice): Yay!]

...with two massive brand new Victorious episodes!

[Tori Vega (Victoria Justice): Awesome!]

Don't miss brand new Victorious, coming soon to Nickelodeon!
Also posted by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK):
OMG theres NEW Victorious... When is it on
@NickelodeonUK - Mon 20th (Beggin') & Fri 24th (Locked Up) 6pm!!!
Also:
When will Locked Up be on TV?!
@NickelodeonUK - Its coming SOOON! Friday 24th Feb! Oh yeah... let the countdown begin :D
And:
when will there be more new @Victorious episodes on♥
@NickelodeonUK - Beggin on Mon 20th Feb, Locked Up on Fri 24th Feb! Its Victastic!
Also:
The holidays [February Half Term 2012] may nearly be over BUT its ok because next week its double doses of BRAND NEW @Victorious ! First serving coming up Monday 6pm!
And:
Locked Up premieres on Friday! To stop myself going wild with excitement Ive been playing the Locked Up game http://ow.ly/8WUsS [direct link to Nickelodeon's "Locked Up" online game on the official Nickelodeon UK website, Nick.co.uk]
And:
Whos excited for brand new @Victorious #LockedUp tomoro? What a way to finish the 1st week bk at school with a whole hour at Hollywood Arts!
Also:
ITS TIME! @Victorious #LockedUp Tori & the gang decide to take a holiday trip to 'exotic' Yerba thinking it will b like Hawaii. But is it..?
And:
YES!!! #Victorious Locked Up is on!!! Been waiting all week for this!! This episode is gonna be EPIC! :D

@NickelodeonUK: I know! Me too!
Also:
already seen #LockedUp [...]
@NickelodeonUK: Yes you were first in the UK! [...]
And:
Does anyone else think Trina might have an anger issue?! Wow, poor dad! #LockedUp
Also:
I wish I could watch Locked Up, but i'm going to see a movie. Will it be on tomorrow?
@NickelodeonUK: Sure thing! Midday & 6pm!
And:
Gosh, would NOT want a hug off Jade. Would you be brave enough? #LockedUp
Also:
I would definitely want a hug off Jade I just would make any comment to annoy her while she was doing it haha
@NickelodeonUK: Very wise!
And:
Uh oh, the @Victorious gang ahve got themselves in a real mess this time havent they! Andres neck - ew!
Also:
Oooh I love this song! Who's excited to hear them perform All I Want Is Everything? #LockedUp
And:
Dont you love the #LockedUp special credits? Tori still manages to look really great in the prison clothes!
Also:
Oh Robbie, now what have you done?! That octopus looked kinda scary :/ @Victorious #LockedUp
And:
Dont worry if u missed @Victorious #LockedUp (or want to watch again because its soooo good) its encour-ing @ 8pm! AND midday & 6pm tomorrow
Below is a streaming video and transcript of Nickelodeon UK's brand new "Don't miss brand new Victorious, Monday 20th February, on Nickelodeon!" trailer/promo which Nickelodeon UK is broadcasting on-air to promote Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon UK HD premiering the brand new episode of the hit Nickelodeon show "Victorious" called "Beggin' on Your Knees" on Monday 20th February 2012 at 6.00pm (7.00pm on Nick Replay UK):

This February, get ready for Tori's biggest performance yet!

Don't miss brand new Victorious, Monday 20th February, on Nickelodeon!

Also available on Nickelodeon HD
Below is a streaming video and transcript of Nickelodeon UK's brand new "Don't miss brand new Victorious, coming the 20th of February at 6pm" trailer/promo which Nickelodeon UK is broadcasting on-air to promote Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon UK HD premiering two brand new episodes of the hit Nickelodeon show "Victorious" in February 2012:

This February...

[Andre Harris (Leon Thomas III): Somebodies gonna ask me about something.]

...Make It Shine on Nickelodeon...

[Tori Vega (Victoria Justice): Yay!]

...with two massive brand new Victorious episodes!

[Tori Vega (Victoria Justice): Awesome!]

Don't miss brand new Victorious, starts Monday 20th February on Nickelodeon!

Also available on Nickelodeon HD
Below is a streaming video and transcript of Nickelodeon UK's brand new "Don't miss brand new Victorious, coming the 20th of February at 6pm" trailer/promo which Nickelodeon UK is broadcasting on-air to promote Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon UK HD premiering two brand new episodes of the hit Nickelodeon show "Victorious" in February 2012:

This February...

[Andre Harris (Leon Thomas III): Somebodies gonna ask me about something.]

...Make It Shine on Nickelodeon...

[Tori Vega (Victoria Justice): Yay!]

...with two massive brand new Victorious episodes!

[Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande): So exciting!]

See Tori and the gang like you've never seen them before...

[Jade West (Elizabeth Gillies) to Tori: You've looked better.]

...in Locked Up!

[Andre: No need to stare.]

[...] It's Tori's biggest performance yet...

[Tori: I'd love to go out sometime! Wow, your arm is large!]

...In Beggin' On Your Knees.

[Tori: Awesome!]

Don't miss brand new Victorious, starts 20th of February, only on Nickelodeon!

Also available on Nickelodeon HD
Below is a streaming video and transcript of Nickelodeon UK's brand new "Don't miss brand new Victorious, this Monday at 6pm, only on Nickelodeon!" trailer/promo which Nickelodeon UK is broadcasting on-air to promote Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon UK HD premiering the brand new episode of the hit Nickelodeon show "Victorious" called "Beggin' on Your Knees" on Monday 20th February 2012 at 6.00pm (7.00pm on Nick Replay UK):

Brand new Victorious!

Tori's in love!

[Tori Vega: Did I just bite you're lip?

Ryder Daniels: A little bit.

Tori: Mmnn]

But when she discovers his true intentions,...

[Tori: He was just using me to get a good grade?

Jade West (Elizabeth Gillies): You must feel pretty stupid right now!

Beck Oliver (Avan Jogia): Okay, that's a time out!

Jade: No, I was just trying to...

Beck: Go sit on the steps!]

...will she break their hearts? Or will she come back victorious?

Don't miss brand new Victorious, this Monday at 6pm, only on Nickelodeon!
Below is a streaming video and transcript of Nickelodeon UK's brand new "Don't miss brand new Victorious, Friday at 6pm, only on Nickelodeon!" trailer/promo which Nickelodeon UK is broadcasting on-air to promote Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon UK HD premiering the brand new episode of the hit Nickelodeon show "Victorious" called "Locked Up!" on Friday 24th February 2012 at 6.00pm (7.00pm on Nick Replay UK):

In brand new Victorious...

[Tori Vega (Victoria Justice): Okay, we've got our plane fares, our hotel rooms, and all we have to do is one performance that night!]

...Tori thought she'd planned the perfect getaway...

[Andre Harris (Leon Thomas III): This dump is our hotel?!]

...but this holiday is far from paradise!

[...]

But just when they thought it couldn't get any worse...

[Yerbanian Chancellor: Four years in Yerbanian prison!]

...Tori and the gang get locked up!

[Tori: I think I know how we can can break out of this place!]

Don't miss brand new Victorious, Friday at 6.00pm, only on Nickelodeon!

Also available on Nickelodeon HD
Also, Tweeted (posted) by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's Press Office on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUKPR):
Amazing Friday so far and it gets better we're all going to nibble on some chocolate and watch new episode of #VicTORious #lockedup at 6pm!

Nickelodeon And Televisa Break New Creative Ground With "Reach For A Star", First-Ever Telenovela Adapted For The U.S., To Air On Nick At Nite USA

Below is a Nickelodeon Press Release from PR Newswire:
Nickelodeon and Televisa Break New Creative Ground With "Reach For a Star", First-Ever Telenovela Adapted for the U.S., to Air On Nick at Nite

80-Episode Daily Series Centers Around Teenage Girl Who Reaches Stardom and Wins the Love of Her Teen Idol; Produced in Association with Sony Pictures Television

MIAMI, Jan. 24, 2012 /Nickelodeon/Nick At Nite Press Release/ -- Nickelodeon, in partnership with Televisa, has ordered 80 episodes of a groundbreaking, original one-hour U.S. adaptation of the popular Mexican telenovela, Reach for a Star (Alcanzar una Estrella) for Nick at Nite, it was announced today by Cyma Zarghami, President of Viacom's Nickelodeon Group; and Jose Baston, President of Television and Content from Televisa. The first telenovela ever adapted for the U.S. audience, Reach for a Star is a single-camera, daily series following a teenage girl whose life changes completely when she becomes a star and wins the love of her teen idol. Reach for a Star will be produced in association with Sony Pictures Television and is set to premiere later this year on Nickelodeon's nighttime block for families--Nick at Nite. Production begins in March in Los Angeles, Calif.

"We have experienced first-hand the popularity of the daily scripted format with our kid audience through the success of House of Anubis and our teen audience with DeGrassi: The Next Generation," and our Nick Latin American channel has already had great success in producing telenovela's with Televisa," Ms. Zarghami said. "This partnership brings together Televisa's un-matched leadership in the telenovela genre with our expertise in making content, and we're looking forward to introducing this first true English-language telenovela to Nick at Nite's family audience."

"As part of the steps towards building a strong presence in the Anglo TV market, Televisa is excited to coproduce with Nickelodeon one of the many successful scripts from our library in a daily series format," said Baston. We are convinced that the daily series will be well received by Nick´s family audiences, and will capture their attention daily as it has happened in different markets in the world where Televisa has exported its production capabilities. The Televisa and Nick alliance will certainly result in a successful formula, and we envision Reach for a Star as the first of many joint projects.

"For more than a decade Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and Televisa have been strategically building upon their regional partnership that today encompasses, distribution, consumer products and co-productions," said Pierluigi Gazzolo, Chief Operating Officer, VIMN. "Reach for a Star marks a dynamic new phase in our partnership and VIMN is incredibly excited to once again be expanding our content portfolio with Televisa."

Reach for a Star follows Nickelodeon's success with its live-action serialized series, House of Anubis and Degrassi. Nickelodeon has also experienced tremendous success with the format in Europe and Latin America. The Reach for a Star series is an adaptation of the hit Mexican telenovela, Alcanzar una Estrella, first broadcast on Canal de las Estrellas and Univision in 1990. The success of the series led to a film and sequel telenovela starring Latin American pop sensations, Ricky Martin and Sasha Sokol.

Reach for a Star follows a smart, shy and independent high school senior, Loren, who has ambitions of being a songwriter and secretly sends her song lyrics to her celebrity crush, rock superstar Eddie Wild. Loren's wildest dreams come true when she not only wins a songwriting competition sponsored by Eddie, but strikes up a friendship with her idol. Eddie sees beyond Loren's potential as a songwriter and gives her a first break as a singer, and when the truth about his less-than-faithful girlfriend Chloe is revealed, Eddie and Loren's friendship blossoms.

The series will be co-executive produced by six-time Emmy Award-winner Jill Farren Phelps (General Hospital, One Life to Live) and Hisham Abed (The Hills and The City). Josh Griffith (Young and the Restless, As the World Turns) will serve as head writer.

Nick at Nite is Nickelodeon's nighttime programming block that features popular hit family comedies including the Emmy Award-winning series Friends, My Wife & Kids, George Lopez and The Nanny.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

About Televisa

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B., is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world based on its market capitalization and a major participant in the international entertainment business. It has interests in television production and broadcasting, production of pay-television networks, international distribution of television programming, direct-to-home satellite services, cable television and telecommunication services, magazine publishing and distribution, radio production and broadcasting, professional sports and live entertainment, feature-film production and distribution, the operation of a horizontal internet portal, and gaming.

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Nick nabs Televisa novella

US kidscaster [kids broadcaster] Nickelodeon will follow hit teen dramas Degrassi and House of Anubis with a local version of a classic Televisa telenovela.

Nick has ordered an 80×60’ English-language adaptation of Televisa's Reach for the Stars (aka Alcanzar una Estrella), which the Mexican media giant created for Hispanic audiences two decades ago.

The new series will be produced in association with Sony Pictures Television and broadcast daily on Nick’s family-skewed Nick at Nite programming block later this year. Nick claims it’s the first telenovela adapted for the US market. Televisa and Sony signed a major copro pact earlier this week.

The single-camera series will tell the story of a high school girl whose life is turned upside down when she becomes a star and wins the love of her teen idol. The original ran on Televisa network Canal de las Estrellas and Univision in the US in 1990 and lead to a film and sequel novella that starred pop act Ricky Martin.

Shooting begins in LA in March. Jill Farren Phelps (General Hospital) executive produces with Hisham Abed (The Hills and the City). Josh Griffith (The Young and the Restless, As the World Turns) will pen the scripts.

The order follows Nick’s success with it serialised live-action dramas Degrassi: The Next Generation and the House of Anubis, the latter of which was the US company’s first internationally coproduced show of its kind.

“We have experienced first-hand the popularity of the daily scripted format with our kid audience through the success of House of Anubis and our teen audience with DeGrassi, and our Nick Latin American channel has already had great success in producing telenovelas with Televisa,” said Nickelodeon president Cyma Zarghami.

“This partnership brings together Televisa’s unmatched leadership in the telenovela genre with our expertise in making content, and we’re looking forward to introducing this first true English-language telenovela to Nick at Nite’s family audience.”

Televisa’s president of television and content Jose Baston added the production was “part of the steps toward building a strong presence in the Anglo television market” and that he saw it as the “first of many joint projects between his company and Nick.

Jesse Whittock
25-01-2012
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Blurring the language lines

As attendees arrive home from Natpe 2012, Michael Pickard looks back at how drama fared during this week’s market in Miami.

One of the main lessons to be drawn from Natpe this week in the drama space was that the lines between English- and Spanish-language content producers and broadcasters are becoming increasingly blurred.

Venezuela’s Cisneros Group of Companies (CGC) is moving into original English programming that will air on its US partner Univision or cable networks, and plans to produce a comedy in the style of Desperate Housewives. CGC is also aiming to develop English-language scripted web content.

Meanwhile, Univision, which ranks as one of the biggest networks on US television, told delegates it will begin to target English-speaking audiences by adding subtitles to some of its biggest shows, beginning with telenovela El Talismán, coproduced with Venevision.

Mad Men producer Lionsgate and Mexican media group Televisa have partnered on a long-term programming and development venture to create English-language content for US broadcast and cable networks.

The move comes on the back of their movie joint venture Pantelion Films, which launched in 2010, and the new television arm will focus on developing between six and eight scripted and unscripted original projects each year, as well as format adaptations of Televisa’s vast telenovela library.

Projects already underway include From Prada to Nada, Pantelion’s debut film that is being turned into a comedy series; Badlands, a scripted drama at ABC made in coproduction with ABC Studios and based on Televisa’s telenovela Soy Ty Duena; Terminales for ABC Family; and Teresa, based on another telenovela.

Televisa has also linked up with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) in an exclusive first-look, coproduction deal for scripted and telenovela formats, and won a commission from Nickelodeon in the US for an adaptation of the telenovela Reach for a Star (aka Alcanzar una Estrella). The show will air on Nick at Nite and is produced in association with SPT.
You can read C21Media's news article about the Natpe 2012 conference fully here on the official C21Media website, C21Media.net. NATPE stands for "National Association of Television Program Executives".

Nickelodeon Benelux Picks Up The Rights To "Mia and Me"

From Kidscreen:
New broadcast deals for Mia and Me

German brand management and media company m4e AG, its subsidiary Telescreen B.V. and its Italian co-production and distribution partner Rainbow S.r.l., have scored new sales for live-action/animation hybrid series Mia and Me (26 x 23-minutes).

The deals include Nickelodeon for free- and pay-TV in [Nickelodeon Benelux] [comprising of Nickelodeon Belgium, Nickelodeon Netherlands/Nickelodeon Nederland, and Luxembourg] and pay-TV with DR (Denmark), MTV3 (Finland), TV2 (Norway), ULTRA (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), POP (Slovenia) and Televisa (Latin America) through a deal with Rainbow, OKTO (Singapore), RTM (Malaysia), and MT Entertainment (Indonesia).

Pay-TV rights were also sold to Finland’s MTV3 Juniori and Minimax TV in a multi-territory deal for Eastern Europe including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia.

Girl-targeted Mia and Me is set to air in all territories by the middle of 2012 and plans are in the works to expand the brand into consumer products.

m4e also recently increased its preschool portfolio by acquiring the merchandising rights for the Little Princess series.

Bin Weevils Reveals Master Toy Partner At The London Toy Fair 2012

According to this news article on Licensing.biz, "Bin Weevils", a 3D virtual world created specifically for children and which used to be a 50/50 joint venture between Prism Entertainment and Nickelodeon U.K. in the mid-2000's, and the British toy company Character Group announced at the London Toy Fair 2012 on Tuesday 24th January 2012 a multi-year toy partnership that will feature "Bin Weevils" collectible figurines, "Bin Weevils" plush toys and "Bin Weevils" play-sets amongst other toy products featuring characters from the 3D virtual world created specifically for children, "Bin Weevils":
Bin Weevils reveals master toy partner

Character Options to launch range of toys in the autumn for kids online social world.

Character Options will become the latest licensee to join the growing Bin Weevils licensing programme, with the announcement of a multi-year toy partnership unveiled at London Toy Fair today.

The product range is currently in creative development, but will feature collectible figurines, plush and play-sets amongst other toy product.

Already ranked number 2 in the UK, amongst children’s social worlds (Source: Comscore November 2011), BinWeevils has shown rapid growth in both number of users and number of licensing partners over the last year. Its popularity with its audience led to its winning the ‘best kids web-site’ children’s BAFTA award in November ahead of such competition as Moshi Monsters, Club Penguin, Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and CBBC.

Amelia Johnson, director and co-founder of Bin Weevils, said: “Our growing digital audience has been hounding us to release physical Bin Weevils toys. In response to this noisy demand, we chose Character Options as our partner in this key category because of their unparalleled track record in producing great toys and their unique understanding of how kids want to interact, personalise and collect Bin Weevils in the 'real' world.”

Jon Diver, joint MD, Character Group said: “Bin Weevils is a leading name in the world of kid’s social media and we are delighted to be working with such a creative and innovative brand. Later in 2012 Character will launch a range of toys that will replicate the fun, interactive, entertaining and educational experience that the millions of users enjoy when visiting the Bin Weevils site.”

Following on from the Best Website win at the Bafta Children's Awards in November, the Bin Weevils site had its biggest ever month in December, with over two million kids aged six to 11 visiting the site.

The licensing programme already includes Macmillan, which will be releasing a further eight new book titles in 2012, and Egmont which will launch their monthly magazine in time for February half-term. Other products currently available at retail include Top Trumps, and Bin Weevils membership cards which are available nationwide in over 3,000 UK stores.
Also, from The Guardian:
Disney's Club Penguin to launch magazine in UK

Virtual world for children makes first foray into print as it takes on British rivals Bin Weevils and Moshi Monsters

Disney's Club Penguin – until now a virtual world for children – is launching a print magazine in the UK that it hopes will increase the appeal of its snow-covered Penguin land against increasingly fierce competition from British rivals Bin Weevils and Moshi Monsters.

The Club Penguin magazine will launch on 9 February priced at £2.99. Disney says it will be a test for launching print titles in other countries, as the media group tries to develop its brand across different media.

Lane Merrifield, one of the three co-founders of Club Penguin who sold the site to Disney in 2007 for a $350mn, said that a dedicated magazine was particularly attractive to the UK market: "This type of printed magazine for kids is certainly more popular in the UK than elsewhere in the world."

He added that he expected children to contribute to its content. "We get literally tens of thousands of pieces of artwork sent to us every month which we share on the site and give kids points in-world," said Merrifield. "It's imperative that we also have kid-created content in the magazine as well."

Printed under a license deal with Panini Magazines, the Club Penguin monthly title will be judged not just by how many are sold but by how many of the game codes and "extras" included in the magazine are redeemed online by Club Penguin's target market of seven- to 11-year-olds.

Moshi Monsters launched its own print titles in several countries a year ago and now sells up to 100,000 issues a month in the UK, currently the biggest-selling UK kids' magazine. Not to be outdone, Bin Weevils will unveil its own eponymous print title a few days after Club Penguin on 15 February.

Club Penguin is the biggest global virtual world for kids reaching 150 million users internationally, but in the UK the Disney property is in fierce competition with locally owned competitors. Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils ranked number one and two respectively, based on unique visitors to the site in November 2011, beating Club Penguin, according to Comscore data.

Egmont has the licence to publish the new Bin Weevils magazine and Watney says more off-line products are in the works under an aggressive licensing plan, including books and the first toys based on Bin Weevil characters including Tink and Clott to appear this autumn. Bin Weevils, which is privately held and counts Nickelodeon as a minority owner, has seen 300% revenue growth in the past 12 months, according to its CEO and co-investor Richard Watney.

Merrifield believes the new Club Penguin monthly magazine will bolster his concept of creating "entertainment in the cloud" where content is dispersed across many media and works to create multiplatform "fun and magical" entertainment experiences for kids.

Last September Club Penguin rolled out its first mobile app around Club Penguin fluffy pets called Puffles. In December the first-ever Club Penguin TV short cartoon, called Never Wake a Sleeping Sensei, started airing on Disney-owned television channels and on the internet. Merrifield said more TV-like content is planned for roll-out later this year.