Monday, April 30, 2012

"Big Time Rush" Song Writer Jay Sean To Release His Latest Album "Worth It All" In The USA In Fall 2012

Below is a press release from MarketWatch:
Jay Sean Gearing Up to Release "Worth It All"

New Album Out Fall 2012

NEW YORK, Apr 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Multi-Platinum selling Pop/R&B sensation Jay Sean will release Worth It All, his fourth studio and his second album for Cash Money/Universal Republic Records this fall.

In the midst of fine-tuning and preparing the album for its debut, Jay Sean has been keeping himself quite busy. Since 2011, he's penned explosive songs for a wide variety of artists spanning a host of genres worldwide. Some of these include "Superstar" for famed Nickelodeon pop sensation Big Time Rush, "Boom Boom" for Australian X-Factor winner Justice Crew, "Moment to Love" for Australian Idol winner Tinomatic, and "That's My Girl" for UK X-Factor winner JLS. His influence can be felt across the spectrum right now, and the hottest names keep flocking to him for songs.

Continuing a streak of global jet-setting, Jay Sean has put on unforgettable shows everywhere from the United States to Australia and all the continents in-between. He's performed at the renowned Coke Studio in Lebanon, super hotspot Chi in Dubai, at the Formula 1 Races in Abu Dhabi, and many more sold out shows including India, Africa and Europe.

While recording this next studio effort, he's also carved out time to give back. In an effort to help end child hunger, he recorded a very special song for ConAgra Foods' third annual Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. Along with Jewel and Owl City, he cut his own take of the original track "Here's Hope". Fans can download his version at www.childhungerendshere.com and see exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Consumers can receive the song by entering the code found on participating packages at their local grocery store. For every code entered, one meal is donated to a child in need helping them not just to survive, but even thrive.

As a teenager, Jay Sean had a passion for Hip Hop and R&B, in particular, soul singers, Boys II Men, Stevie Wonder and Mary J Blige. He started songwriting at the early age of 13. By the time his first album released in 2004, his small group of London supporters grew to be a global fan base. However, it was only after the release of his second album, in particular his international hit "Ride It", that caught the attention of Cash Money CEO Ronald 'Slim' Williams. He was signed as the first British artist on the label, and his debut single became Cash Money's first Billboard Hot 100 number one single.

Jay Sean already has three internationally known albums, several awards, and a large amount of Top Ten hits internationally. He has collaborated on tracks with Cash Money co-founder Bryan 'Birdman' Williams (Written On Her/Like This Like That), as well as with label mates, Wayne (Down/Hit the Lights), Nicki Minaj (2012 It Ain't the End) and Tyga (Sex 101).

About Cash Money Records

Emerged as a regional hip-hop force in the mid-'90s, Cash Money excelled throughout the next decade as one of hip-hop's most successful entrepreneurial urban empires. The influential label reigned as one of the top selling imprints again in 2008-2009 as the home base and strategic arsenal for best selling artist of the year - Lil Wayne. Originally forged in the Magnolia housing projects of New Orleans where brothers' and Cash Money founders/Co-CEOs Bryan Williams and Ronald 'Slim' Williams first earned their street reps, the multi-platform imprint (which includes hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment) has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide. One of hip-hop's most enduring global street brands, Cash Money/Young Money has been responsible for more than a dozen gold/platinum artists; more than two dozen gold and/or platinum records, rolling out award winning albums, videos, and digital content by a diverse range of artists including Juvenile, B.G., Turk, Hot Boys, Big Tymers (featuring, among others, Bryan "Birdman" Williams himself,) Jay Sean, Kevin Rudolf. Nicki Minaj, Drake and much-heralded franchise star Lil Wayne.

About Universal Republic Records

A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Universal Republic is home to a diverse array of superstar artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, 3 Doors Down, Colbie Caillat, Eddie Vedder, Godsmack, Hinder, Owl City, The Rolling Stones, The Voice (Javier Colon, Dia Frampton), among many others.

It is also comprised of innovative imprints and digital business ventures such as Republic Nashville Records (The Band Perry), and is in partnerships with Aware Records (Mat Kearney), Big Machine (Taylor Swift), Brushfire (Jack Johnson, G Love), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj) Lava Records (Jesse J, Black Veil Brides), SRC (Akon, Melanie Fiona, Shontelle), Tuff Gong (Damien Marley, Stephen Marley) among others.

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SOURCE: Universal Republic Records

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Nickelodeon UK May Premiere The Brand New "Big Time Rush" Nickelodeon TV Movie, "Big Time Movie", In May Or June 2012!

According to the Sony Music/Nickelodeon Records Press Release below from FemaleFirst.co.uk about the Nickelodeon boyband "Big Time Rush" planning to release their latest brand new single called 'Elevate' in the UK on Sunday 3rd June 2012, Nickelodeon UK may be planning to hold the UK premiere of the brand new original Nickelodeon TV movie, "Big Time Movie", which is based on the hit Nickelodeon series and Nickelodeon boy band "Big Time Rush", soon, possibly as early as May 2012 or June 2012:
Their first film, Big Time Movie for Nickelodeon, was watched by over 13 million viewers in its premiere weekend in the US and will be aired in the UK later this month. The boys, in a James Bond-inspired comedic adventure, sing selections from the Beatles catalogue in this fun movie set in London.
It is currently unclear that if Nickelodeon UK are planning to premiere the brand new "Big Time Rush" movie "Big Time Movie" in the UK in either May 2012 or June 2012, whether it will be premiered on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK, or whether it will be part of a special Nickelodeon Screening event, such as Nickelodeon UK's recent "The UK Premiere of Season 2 Of House of Anubis" Nickelodeon Screening event Nick UK recently held in London, UK in March 2012.

In the brand new "Big Time Rush" movie, "Big Time Movie", the BTR boys (Kendall Schmidt (Kendall Knight), James Maslow (James Diamond), Carlos Pena (Carlos Garcia), and Logan Henderson (Logan Mitchell)) must tap their inner spy as their adventure finds them driving exotic cars and jumping out of helicopters, while trying to make it to their first world tour concert on time. Hot on their trail are evil henchmen named Maxwell, British secret agents and Swedish spies as well as billionaire businessman, Sir Atticus Moon who wants back his precious device code named: "The Beetle," an anti-gravitational device with enormous power. Once they learn they're carrying this precious cargo, the guys get pulled into a madcap mission throughout London, UK, which threatens the onset of their world tour. With the help of teen spy Penny Lane, the guys set out to save Penny's father M16 Agent Simon Lane and stop Sir Atticus Moon's plot to use "The Beetle" to gain world domination.

UK's ITV To Show Season 2 Of The Popular Nickelodeon Series "Big Time Rush" In 2012

According to the Sony Music/Nickelodeon Records Press Release below from FemaleFirst.co.uk about the Nickelodeon boyband "Big Time Rush" planning to release their latest brand new single called 'Elevate' in the UK on Sunday 3rd June 2012, the UK's ITV network, which is the biggest commercial television network in the UK, is planning to premiere and show the second season of the hit Nickelodeon series "Big Time Rush", which is based on the popular Nickelodeon boy band, later this year (2012):
The show has been seen by 11.6 million people in the UK alone and Series 1 has aired on ITV channels, with Series 2 to follow later this year.

Nickelodeon And Sony Music To Release 'Elevate', The Second Single From Big Time Rush's Second Album Of The Same Name, In The UK On Sunday 3rd June 2012

Below is a Sony Music/Nickelodeon Records Press Release from FemaleFirst.co.uk:
Big Time Rush - Elevate

Find The Album on Amazon

Sony Music/Nickelodeon is pleased to announce that boy band Big Time Rush, fresh from their victory at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2012, will release the second single, and title track from new album ‘Elevate’, on 3rd June.

Big Time Rush is leading the boy band mania currently spreading across America; One Direction has just supported the guys on their first sell out tour.

Elevate the album is the highly anticipated follow-up to the group’s debut, BTR, which entered the UK Official Charts at no. 14 last year. To date, Big Time Rush -- Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Logan Henderson -- have sold 3.5 million digital tracks worldwide.

Big Time Rush has also recently announced a massive new tour for the summer, which will see them play to over 50 cities in the biggest venues in North America.

Their first film, Big Time Movie for Nickelodeon, was watched by over 13 million viewers in its premiere weekend in the US and will be aired in the UK later this month. The boys, in a James Bond-inspired comedic adventure, sing selections from the Beatles catalogue in this fun movie set in London.

Big Time Rush’s social media profile is constantly growing, with an online community of over 2.8 million combined Twitter followers and more than 3.6 million Facebook fans.

The boys started filming the 3rd season of their hit show this week as Big Time Rush continues to follow four best friends from Minnesota who trade in their hockey sticks for music superstardom in Los Angeles.

New episodes from Series 2 will air Saturdays at 5.30pm throughout May on Nickelodeon. The show has been seen by 11.6 million people in the UK alone and Series 1 has aired on ITV channels, with Series 2 to follow later this year.

The launch of the hit series on Nickelodeon was the most watched live-action series premiere in the network’s history.

‘Elevate’ the single out 3rd June from the album of the same name available now.

Nickelodeon And Pleasure Beach Blackpool Invites You To Party With SpongeBob and Dora To Celebrate The First Anniversary Of Nickelodeon Land UK On 4th May 2012!

From the Blackpool Gazette:
Party with SpongeBob and Dora!

Dora The Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and friends [Chuckie Finster from the "Rugrats", Aang From "Avatar: The Last Airbender"/"Avatar: The Legend Of Aang", Diego from "Go, Diego, Go!", and Patrick Star from "SpongeBob SquarePants"] at Pleasure Beach Blackpool.

SpongeBob SquarePants and all his friends at the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land are having a party on Friday when the attraction celebrates its first birthday [on Friday 4th May 2012]!

From 3pm, there will be a chance to purchase a Nickelodeon Land wristband for just £10 and spend the rest of the day at the attraction until 7pm. All other Pleasure Beach rides will close at 5pm.

There will be a cake-cutting ceremony performed by SpongeBob at 4.30pm plus a number of Dance It lessons throughout the event with all the Nickelodeon Land characters, including Dora the Explorer.

With its colourful, party-like atmosphere, Nickelodeon Land has been a huge hit with kids of all ages and their families.

The £10.3m attraction was opened by David Hasselhoff and features rides such as SpongeBob’s Splash Bash, Dora’s World of Voyage and Avatar Airbender.

Nickelodeon Land is one of the biggest single investments by Pleasure Beach in recent years and saw a complete transformation of six acres of the attraction.

Pleasure Beach managing director Amanda Thompson says: “We cannot wait to celebrate Nickelodeon Land’s first birthday with SpongeBob SquarePants and all his friends.

“We want to make this a really special day for everyone as the attraction has been such a huge hit with all of the families who have come to visit Pleasure Beach.

“Nickelodeon Land is at the very heart of Pleasure Beach and I am sure its first birthday will be a massive hit so celebrate with us on May 4.”

Nickelodeon first birthday wristbands are available for £10 from 3pm on May 4 at Pleasure Beach Ticket Centre and they can also be pre-booked online at www.pleasurebeachresort.com [NickelodeonLand.com].

Pleasure Beach will open from 10am and all guests who have purchased an Unlimited Ride Wristband or a Nickelodeon Land wristband are welcome to stay and join in the celebrations.
Also, from Breaking Travel News:
Celebrate With Spongebob!

SpongeBob SquarePants and all his friends at the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land are having a party in May when the attraction celebrates its first birthday!

On May 4, all 12 rides on Nickelodeon are staying open late as Dora the Explorer and all her pals party with children of all ages.

From 3pm, there will be a chance to purchase a Nickelodeon Land wristband for just £10 and spend the rest of the day at the attraction until 7pm. All other Pleasure Beach rides will close at 5pm.

There will be a cake-cutting ceremony performed by SpongeBob at 4.30pm plus a number of Dance It lessons throughout the event with all the Nickelodeon Land characters.

With its colourful, party-like atmosphere, Nickelodeon Land has been a huge hit with kids of all ages and their families. The £10.3m attraction was opened by David Hasselhoff and features rides such as SpongeBob’s Splash Bash, Dora’s World of Voyage and Avatar Airbender.

Nickelodeon Land is one of the biggest single investments by Pleasure Beach in recent years and saw a complete transformation of six acres of the attraction.

Managing Director of Pleasure Beach, Amanda Thompson OBE, said: “We cannot wait to celebrate Nickelodeon Land’s first birthday with SpongeBob and all his friends.
“We want to make this a really special day for everyone as the attraction has been such a huge hit with everyone who has come to visit Pleasure Beach.

“Nickelodeon Land is at the very heart of Pleasure Beach and I am sure its first birthday will be a massive hit so celebrate with us on May 4.”

Nickelodeon first birthday wristbands are available for £10 from 3pm on May 4 at Pleasure Beach Ticket Centre.

Pleasure Beach will open from 10am and all guests who have purchased an Unlimited Ride Wristband or a Nickelodeon Land wristband are welcome to stay and join in the celebrations.

Nickelodeon Land at Pleasure Beach will open till 7pm on May 4 while the rest of the attraction shuts at 5pm.
Also, Tweeted (posted) by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's Press Office on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUKPR):
HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY #Nickelodeonland Blackpool!!
Happy first Birthday from NickALive! as well, Nickelodeon Land UK!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Nickelodeon Australia Announces Plans To Premier The Second Season Of "House of Anubis" From 7th May 2012

According to a 'Brand New Episodes House of Anubis' banner advertisement on the official Nickelodeon Australia website 'The Nick Shack' (below), Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand will start to premiere and show the brand new second season of the hit original Nickelodeon live action teen mystery/drama television show "House of Anubis" from Monday 7th May 2012 at 6.30pm. UPDATE - According to Nickelodeon Australia's new "House of Anubis, the brand new season" promo/trailer, Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand will also be showing a one hour special House of Anubis event on Monday May 7 2012 from 5.30pm:

New Students. New Secrets. New Season. Nickelodeon House of Anubis Season 2, Starts Monday May 7 @ 6.30pm, Only On Nickelodeon

You can visit Nickelodeon Australia's official "House of Anubis" website here on Nickelodeon.com.au.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Debut Of Nickelodeon's Brand New Animated Series "The Legend of Korra" Delivers Great Basic Cable Television Ratings For Nickelodeon USA

Below is a Nickelodeon Press Release from Nickelodeon USA's "Nickelodeon Kids And Family" press website, NickPress.com:
DEBUT OF NICKELODEON'S LEGEND OF KORRA DRAWS 4.5 MILLION VIEWERS, RANKS AS BASIC CABLE’S NUMBER-ONE KIDS' SHOW AND THE TOP ANIMATED SERIES FOR THE WEEK

NEW YORK–April 17, 2012– Nickelodeon's highly anticipated premiere of The Legend of Korra (Saturday, April 14, 11a.m. ET/PT) scored a strong 4.5 million total viewers, ranking as basic cable’s number-one kids' show and top animated program for the week with total viewers. The series, which continues the mythology of the beloved animated franchise Avatar: The Last Airbender, also posted double and triple-digit increases across all kid and tween demos, averaging a 5.7/1.2 million K6-11 (+36%), 6.3/1.3 million T9-14 (+125%) and 5.5/1.9 million K2-11 (+17%). The Legend of Korra also ranks as the network’s most-watched animated series premiere in three years.

This past February, Nickelodeon created "Korra Nation," an online program for The Legend of Korra superfans clamoring for details and new fans just discovering the property. There was a 750% increase in daily social chatter over the first seven weeks since launch, and the series peaked at 2.2 million mentions on March 24, earning more chatter than the season premiere of Mad Men, according to SocialRadar. The first episode of the series was featured on iTunes, Xbox, Playstation, Amazon, VOD and Vudu in advance of its on-air premiere, and was downloaded and streamed more than 500,000 times. The Legend of Korra has been the number-one kids’ TV season for the past 10 days, and has been in the top ten TV season list on all of iTunes.

The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender and follows the next Avatar – a girl named Korra who is from the Southern Water Tribe. With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water and Fire), Korra seeks to master Air. Her quest leads her to Republic City, the modern "Avatar" world that is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive. Korra quickly discovers that the metropolis is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip the city apart. Under the tutelage of Aang's son, Tenzin, Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large. The Legend of Korra will air regularly on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd 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).

Friday, April 27, 2012

Nickelodeon Star Jennette McCurdy Films Scenes In Australia For Nickelodeon Australia's "Camp Orange 2012"

Nickelodeon Star and actress Jennette McCurdy, who portrays the character 'Sam Puckett' in the popular Nickelodeon television show "iCarly", and is also about to star in her very own, as yet untitled, Nickelodeon television series, which will also be created by Nickelodeon show creator Dan Schneider, announced on her official Twitter profile page (@jennettemccurdy) that she has recently been in Australia filming the latest (2012) series of Nickelodeon Australia's version of the Nickelodeon children's reality television programme "Camp Orange", and to celebrate, Jennette McCurdy also posted and shared a few exclusive photographs of herself that were taken while she was in Australia shooting "Camp Orange Australia":
geez! I'm in Australia with zero cell service & felt so out-of-the-loop until I got to a computer today.How did every1 like the new icarly?! - 10.14pm Sunday 22nd April 2012

Just got back from Australia... Had a wonderful time with my favorite blokes @lukeandwyatt [Nickelodeon Australia presenters and hosts Luke Ryan and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd] shooting Camp Orange! Pics to come! - 7.33pm Monday 23rd April 2012

Awkward poses all around... http://pic.twitter.com/Mf84LAuq - 7.35pm Monday 23rd April 2012

Wyatt and me! #CampOrangeAustralia http://pic.twitter.com/ygoNCi7g - 7.37pm Monday 23rd April 2012

Hey @thenickshack [Nickelodeon Australia's official Twitter profile page] check out what trended earlier! http://pic.twitter.com/u7Up4auQ ["Jennette Loves Vegemite"] - 7.40pm Monday 23rd April 2012

Nickelodeon Inks A Raft Of International Deals For A Slate Original Nickelodeon Television Movies

From Kidscreen:
New international sales for Nickelodeon movies

Nickelodeon has inked a raft of deals with international broadcasters (Latin and South America, Europe) for its movies including The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, The Best Player, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner, Big Time Rush Movie, Merry Christmas Drake & Josh, and The American Mall.

Made-for-TV teen sci-fi comedy The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (starring Victoria Justice) has been snagged by Brazil’s TV Globo, Mexico’s Televisa, Canada’s YTV, Canada’s VRAK TV for French speaking rights, Uruguay’s Monte Carlo TV, Honduras’ TV HondureƱa, Italy’s RAI, Iceland’s 365, and Columbia’s Provideo for its City TV channel.

Online gaming movie The Best Player has been acquired by Brazil’s TV Globo, Mexico’s Televisa, Canada’s YTV, Canada’s VRAK TV for French speaking rights, Uruguay’s Monte Carlo TV, and Italy’s RAI.

For animated series spin-off A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner, broadcasters on board include Columbia’s Provideo for its City TV channel, Mexico’s Televisa, Canada’s YTV, Uruguay’s Monte Carlo TV, and Italy’s RAI.

In addition, Uruguay’s Monte Carlo TV has picked up musical The American Mall, Canada’s YTV has snapped up Big Time Rush Movie, and Honduras’ TV HondureƱa has renewed Merry Christmas Drake & Josh.

Tags: A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Big Time Rush Movie, Europe, Latin America, Merry Christmas Drake & Josh, Nickelodeon, The American Mall, The Best Player, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, Timmy Turner

Nick Jr. Picks Up Multi-Territory Rights To Nick Jr. UK's And Blue Zoo's "Olive the Ostrich"; Distribution360 Licenses "Olive the Ostrich" To International Broadcasters

From Kidscreen:
Nick Jr. picks up Olive the Ostrich in new deal

Toronto, Canada-based Distribution360 has secured a multi-territory deal with Nick Jr. to air the Blue-Zoo-produced animated preschool series Olive the Ostrich (52 x five minutes) across Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

The series, featuring a problem-solving ostrich that goes on fun adventures thanks to a wild imagination, bowed on Nick Jr. in the UK in September 2011, and was recently picked up by Israel’s Hop! channel.
Also from Kidscreen:
Distribution360 licenses a trio of preschool series

Toronto, Canada-based Distribution 360 has secured sales for three of its kids TV series including CG-animated Olive the Ostrich, and the marblemedia/Sinking Ship Entertainment-produced educational live-action series This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung.

Olive the Ostrich (season one), which is originally produced by Blue Zoo for Nickelodeon UK, has been snapped up by BBC Kids, Canada’s Knowledge Network and TFO for French Canada.

Latin America’s TV Film International has picked up This is Daniel Cook (season one and two) and This is Emily Yeung (season one) while Fatallah Films in the Middle East has acquired the rights to season one and two of This is Daniel Cook.

The latest deals follow on the heels of Distribution360 securing a multi-territory deal last month with Nick Jr. to air Olive the Ostrich (52 x five minutes) across Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

This is Daniel Cook, This is Emily Yeung, and Olive the Ostrich were also picked up in November 2011 by Israel’s Hop! Channel.

This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung have currently bowed in more than 90 countries, including in the US on Disney Junior.
Also, from AWN (Animation World Network):

Distribution360 Signs Three TV Deals

Press release from Distribution360:

Toronto, Ontario -– Following an incredibly productive MIPTV 2012, Distribution 360 announced that it has closed sales for three of its television programs. Leading the pack is Olive the Ostrich, a pre-school animated series for kids. Originally produced by Blue Zoo for Nickelodeon UK, Olive was sold by D360 to BBC Kids, Knowledge Network (Canada) and TFO for French Canada. As well, continuing its international success, the This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung series were acquired by TV Film International in Latin America with Fatallah Films in the Middle East also attaining rights to This is Daniel Cook. On the factual side, AETN All Asia Networks obtained the television rights to the paranormal series Ghostly Encounters.

“There continues to be great interest for our programming, all of our hard work over the past year has paid off and buyers seem ready to acquire entertaining content,” said Kirsten Hurd, Senior Sales Executive, Distribution360. “In addition, we’re thrilled to continue finding great broadcast homes for our kids series and excited to help our factual programming expand it’s reach.”

Ghostly Encounters

Paranormal experiences aren't just the domain of psychics and tarot card readers - in fact, many ordinary people believe they have experienced supernatural encounters. This series looks into those incidents and the regular folks-next-door who had them, and takes the viewer on a chilling ride through a fascinating, highly personal ghost story. There is no question that many people believe they have experienced otherworldly incidents, and Ghostly Encounters approaches each event not asking if it happened, but why it happened. Produced by Wraith Films Inc.

Olive the Ostrich

Olive the Ostrich is a CGI animated series for kids, originally commissioned by Nick Jr. UK, about a young ostrich named Olive who goes on fun adventures to all sorts of amazing imaginary places. Animators bring to life real pictures drawn and submitted by children, which are then integrated into the TV show. Inquisitive and enthusiastic, Olive loves to solve problems and help people whenever she can. She’ll try anything once, which can get her into trouble, but always finds fun and inventive ways of getting herself out of it. It is created, produced and owned by Blue Zoo

This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung

This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung are educational live action series where children join six-year-old hosts Daniel Cook and Emily Yeung on all of their exciting adventures, whether that be learning with Olympic gold medalists and rocket scientists or creating with award-winning musicians and painters. Produced by marblemedia and Sinking Ship Entertainment.

For more information, please visit www.distribution360.com.
Also, from Animation Insider:
TV Animation Sales: Early Spring 2012

TV Animation News: Global Sales Update

Olive the Ostrich, a relatively new short-form animated series already airing across Nick Jr. UK, recently earned a spot across Nick Jr. Channels aboard much of Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The multi-territory deal came by way of Distribution 360 (Toronto, ON). The animated series consists of five-minute episodes, tracking the wily and excitable exploits of an ostrich, Olive, and her busybody family.

from Olive the Ostrich
Everyone seems to be preoccupied with something in life. Olive? It isn't until she sticks her head in the sand, and pops up somewhere else, that her story really gets going. Olive the Ostrich cycles through the important of adolescent imagination, storytelling skills, and homegrown creativity.

Blue-Zoo Animation Studio (London, England) is owner, creator, and producer the children's cartoon.

Nickelodeon's "Monkey Quest" MMO Reaches 10 Million Registered Users Landmark On One-Year Anniversary

Below is a Nickelodeon Press Release from PR Newswire:
Nickelodeon's Monkey Quest MMO Reaches Landmark

10 Million Registered Users on One-Year Anniversary

Nick Releases New Update and Lite Version of Top-Rated Mobile App, Monkey Quest: Thunderbow

NEW YORK, April 26, 2012 /Nickelodeon Press Release via PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon's Monkey Quest, the action-packed massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), now ranks as the fastest-growing virtual world for kids* in its first year live, amassing 10 million registered users since its April 2011 launch. To celebrate this milestone, Monkey Quest players around the world will be gifted limited-edition battle gear through the end of the month. Players enter the world of Monkey Quest by creating a monkey warrior and gear up for battle as they embark on an epic adventure, fighting evil monsters bent on stopping them from completing quests, joining tribes, and ultimately unlocking the secrets of the legendary Monkey King.

Nick Releases New Update and Lite Version of Top-Rated Mobile App, Monkey Quest: Thunderbow. (PRNewsFoto/Nickelodeon)

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120426/NY95942 )

The MMO recently added a new selection of powerful battle weapons and gear for players to use in combat against the menacing evil forces and deadly monsters. Throughout the month, every player will receive a free exclusive "Grenade of Doom" pack to help blast enemies to smithereens upon sign-in to the website. This summer, the action intensifies as Monkey Quest introduces companion battle pets, magical creatures that give players special abilities. Each month, there will be new quests, monsters and challenges awaiting players in their epic battle to save Ook.

Monkey Quest received the mobile treatment last year with the release of Monkey Quest: Thunderbow; and Nickelodeon unveiled a new update and lite version of the mobile app this month. The upgraded premium version of the mobile app, titled Monkey Quest: Thunderbow Extreme, features three new ways to play with the same over the top destruction and explosive weapon upgrades; 30 new levels, totaling 85 in all; over 60 game center achievements; new bonus items and prizes that are playable in the MMO; and more zombies, mummies, and skeletons to defeat.

Additionally, the lite version of the app, Monkey Quest: Thunderbow Free, rewards players with the "Golden Jackal Staff" weapon to help them in their conquests. While enjoying five new bonus levels exclusive to the lite app, players will be able to preview five levels from the premium version.

Avid MonkeyQuest.com players can import their personalized MMO character in to the mobile app and unlock exclusive weapons and gear to use on MonkeyQuest.com. An extension of the MMO, Monkey Quest: Thunderbow Extreme is a mobile app designed exclusively for the iPhone and iPad available in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. A one-of-a-kind action arcade style game, the app invites players to take on the role of Thunderbow, a monkey on a mission to dethrone an unscrupulous cat ruler known as Zotan.

Based on an original property and rated E for everyone, Monkey Quest is free to play with the option to enhance the game experience, including access to advanced trails, quests, abilities and other exclusive items via membership, or through individual item sales. This payment model provides maximum flexibility for parents who can choose a subscription plan or a "pay as you go" option by purchasing NickCash, Nickelodeon's virtual currency.

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd 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 more than 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, VIA.B).

*Source: comScore Media Metrix – Claim based upon a custom competitive set of kids' virtual worlds sites, including Wizard101, ClubPenguin, Poptropica and Roblox.

SOURCE Nickelodeon

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Nicktoons USA To Debut New Animated Comedy Series "Wild Grinders", From Skateboard Pro Rob Dyrdek, On Friday, April 27, At 7:00pm (ET)

Below is a Nicktoons Press Release from PR Newswire:
Nicktoons Debuts New Animated Comedy Series, Wild Grinders From Skateboard Pro Rob Dyrdek, on Friday, April 27, at 7:00pm

NEW YORK, April 24, 2012 /Nicktoons Press Release PRNewswire/ -- Professional skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek (star of MTV's Rob & Big, Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness) brings a cartoon comedy, set against the exciting backdrop of the sport of skateboarding, to Nicktoons with the new series, Wild Grinders, premiering Friday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m. (ET). Inspired by Dyrdek's real-life experiences, each original half-hour episode follows the adventures of a group of friends bonded by their love of skateboarding. The 26-episode series, created and executive produced by Dyrdek, is produced in partnership with Home Plate Entertainment and Dyrdek's Four Down Productions. Agogo Corporation, Moonscoop, Telegael and Copernicus Studios are also co-producers on the HD production. Following the premiere, Wild Grinders will air regularly on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on Nicktoons.

Pictured: (L to R) Lil Rob, Rob Dyrdek and Meaty - Wild Grinders on NICKTOONS. (PRNewsFoto/Nicktoons)

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"Partnering with Rob Dyrdek on his passion project has allowed Nicktoons to show viewers an entertaining new branch of Rob's increasingly popular brand," says Keith Dawkins, SVP/General Manger Nicktoons & TeenNick. "Rob's established fan base and new viewers will enjoy watching the antics of Lil Rob in this new series featuring authentic characters in fun and extreme situations. Wild Grinders illustrates the increasingly popular sport of skateboarding and the culture that surrounds it."

"Wild Grinders becoming an animated series and airing on Nicktoons is another one of my boyhood dreams come true. I came up with the name when I was eleven years old, when I needed a name for my first skate crew – who knew it would turn into such a mega brand. The journey we took to get to this point has been nothing but WILD," says Rob Dyrdek, creator and executive producer of Wild Grinders. "This series has everything, comedy, action and skateboarding. It is something I am very proud of and definitely will be a series kids will love for years."

Wild Grinders is a kickin' animated comedy about Lil Rob, a quick-thinking skater kid. The series also features Lil Rob's talking right-hand dog Meaty (inspired by his own bull-dog of the same name), his best friend Goggles, and their middle school skate crew. The series follows the friends, known as Wild Grinders, on their escapades around their hometown of Sprawl City and at their beloved skate spot, The Lot. This smart, witty and talented posse from diverse backgrounds skate in and out of dilemmas, undertake new challenges and experience adventures together. From an undersea skating quest (inspired by Dyrdek's real life dive with sharks) to starring in a zany reality show, each episode of Wild Grinders is infused with fun and friendship.

The Wild Grinders cast includes: Rob Dyrdek as the voice of Lil Rob and Gene; Chelsea Chanel Dudley, the rapping receptionist from the Fantasy Factory, as the voice of FLIPZ; Sterling Brim, Rob's co-host on MTV's Ridiculousness, as the voice of Meaty; Kel Mitchell, Nickelodeon's Kenan & Kel, as the voice of Jay Jay; and comedian Erin Fitzgerald, Ed, Edd & Eddy, Monster High, as the voice of Stubford, the self proclaimed nemesis of Lil Rob.

In the premiere episode, "Deconstructed," the Wild Grinders must figure out a way to save their beloved vacant lot skate spot from Track Huckersterball, the meglo-maniacal, greedy local business man, who plans to use the land to build a theme park. Then in "Close-Up," hotshot TV Network head honcho Chip Fliggington is looking for a new reality star. When Lil Rob catches his eye, Chip casts him and the Grinders in a series of terrible reality shows.

The Wild Grinders series will be distributed internationally by Moonscoop, who also serves as the consumer products provider/supplier.

About Nicktoons

Nicktoons is the fastest growing kids' network and offers programming such as Monsuno, the Dragon Ball franchise, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Voltron Force, NFL's Rush Zone: Guardians of the Core, and the Power Rangers franchise as well as a roster of hits that have defined kids' and animation lovers' TV, including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Invader Zim, Danny Phantom, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. Nicktoons currently reaches 61 million homes via cable, digital cable and satellite. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nicktoons and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere The New Nickelodeon Original TV Movie "Rags" On 28th May 2012 At 8pm

Below is a Nickelodeon Press Release from PR Newswire:
Keke Palmer and Max Schneider Star in the Nickelodeon Original TV Movie, Rags, Premiering Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at 8p.m. (ET/PT)

Modern-Day Fairy Tale Executive Produced by Nick Cannon, Directed by Bille Woodruff, Featuring Original Music Produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins

Rags Soundtrack Featuring Nine Original Songs From The Movie Available Tuesday, May 22

*DVD screeners available upon request; art available at www.nickpress.com

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 23, 2012 /Nickelodeon Press Release via PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon rocks Memorial Day with the premiere of the brand-new original TV movie, Rags, on Monday, May 28, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Set against a New York City backdrop, this music-infused contemporary twist on the classic Cinderella tale stars Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP, Akeelah and the Bee) as international pop princess, Kadee Worth and Max Schneider (How to Rock) as an orphan and aspiring singer, Charlie Prince. Beginning May 22, the Rags Soundtrack, featuring nine songs from the movie and three bonus songs, will be available via all digital service providers. Rags is executive produced by Nick Cannon, directed by Bille Woodruff (Honey, Beauty Shop), with original music written and produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (American Idol, Lady Gaga, Beyonce). Palmer also serves as producer.

Keke Palmer as Kadee Worth and Max Schneider as Charlie from Nickelodeon's RAGS premiering Monday, May 28, at 8:00 p.m.


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"Rags is a fresh take on a classic story and delivers a relevant message about finding your true voice," says Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon's President, Development and Original Programming. "The movie features two super-engaging stars in Keke and Max, and memorable, original songs by one of today's most prolific producers."

"It was an amazing experience bringing my vision to life for Nickelodeon and working alongside such talented people," adds Executive Producer Nick Cannon. "Viewers will love this reinvented tale about overcoming adversity and following your dreams."

Rags follows the story of Charlie Prince, an orphan living in New York City with his acerbic and unloving stepfather and spoiled, simple-minded stepbrothers Andrew and Lloyd (House of Anubis' Burkely Duffield). Charlie's dream is to be a singer, and while he is vocally talented and can write music, he can't seem to catch a break. Kadee Worth, on the other hand, is the daughter of music mogul Reginald Worth (Isaiah Mustafa) and is an international pop phenomenon. While the world knows her as a glamorous superstar, she is secretly frustrated with singing other people's songs and wearing clothes other people choose for her. Kadee wants the world to hear and see her true talent. Despite every obstacle that gets thrown in their way, once Charlie and Kadee find one another, they each finally get what they have been looking for – a voice, a stage, an audience and each other. The movie also stars Drake Bell (Drake and Josh) as Shawn, a sound engineer helping to further Charlie's singing career and Avan Jogia (Victorious) as Finn, a celebrity who is in an arranged relationship with Kadee for publicity.

The Rags Soundtrack will be available via all digital service providers on Tuesday, May 22. The soundtrack showcases nine original songs performed by the cast of Rags including "Me and You Against the World," "Perfect Harmony" and "Not That Different At All." Fans can also enjoy three exclusive bonus songs; the never-before-heard "Things Aren't Always What They Seem," and alternate versions of "Someday" and "Stand Out" (see below for track listing).

Fans can visit Nick.com to view music videos, sneak peek of clips from the movie and photo galleries. Following the premiere, Rags will be made available on iTunes, Xbox, Playstation Store, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.

Palmer starred for two seasons as budding fashion executive True Jackson in the Nickelodeon comedy series, True Jackson, VP. She recently appeared in the feature film, Joyful Noise with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton and was featured on the movie's soundtrack. She will also voice the role of Peaches, a young wooly mammoth, in the fourth film of the blockbuster franchise, Ice Age: Continental Drift, set to release in summer 2012. Palmer has also appeared in several feature films including Akeelah and the Bee and Madea's Family Reunion.

Schneider currently stars opposite Cymphonique Miller in Nickelodeon's hit live-action comedy series, How to Rock. He began his professional career in the Broadway musical, 13. In 2010, Schneider was one of twenty chosen out of 6,000 applicants to attend the YoungArts Program in Miami where he specialized in musical theater. Later that year, he landed a Fall/Winter 2010 international Dolce & Gabbana advertising campaign where he was photographed with Madonna as her son by world-renowned photographer, Steven Klein. He has also acted in several off-Broadway productions including Gypsy of the Year, Recoil, HiFive Benefit, Macbeth Fleance, West Side Story, Spelling Bee, HAIR and King and I.

Director Bille Woodruff has been at the helm of feature films including Honey, Beauty Shop and Bring It On: Fight to the Finish. He is well-known for directing music videos for a number of pop, R&B and hip-hop artists since the mid-1990s including Britney Spears, Toni Braxton, TLC, Miranda Cosgrove, Usher, Backstreet Boys, Salt-N-Pepa and Mary J. Blige. Grammy nominated music producer/composer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins has worked with a number of legendary recording artists including Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Houston and Brandy. Jerkins was also recently a music producer and mentor on season ten of the hit FOX series, American Idol. Additionally, Rosero McCoy (America's Best Dance Crew, Step Up) serves as the movie's choreographer.

Rags is executive produced by Cannon (TeenNick HALO Awards, Wild 'N Out, School Gyrls) as well as Marjorie Cohn, Lauren Levine (Bridge to Terabithia, Best Player) and Jessica Rhoades (Best Player, Spectacular!) in addition to Michael Goldman. Based on a screenplay by Jason Fuchs, Elizabeth Hackett and Hilary Galanoy, Scott McAboy's Pacific Bay Entertainment produces.

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd 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 more than 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, VIA.B).

The full track listing for the Rags Soundtrack is as follows:

"Me And You Against The World"- Rags Cast featuring Keke Palmer & Max Schneider

"Someday "(Film Version)- Rags Cast featuring Max Schneider

"Love You And Hate You"- Rags Cast featuring Keke Palmer

"Nothing Gets Better"- Rags Cast featuring Max Schneider

"Stand Out" (Film Version)- Rags Cast featuring Keke Palmer

"Hands Up"- Rags Cast featuring Max Schneider

"Perfect Harmony" -Rags Cast featuring Keke Palmer & Max Schneider

"Look At Me Now"- Rags Cast featuring Keke Palmer

"Not That Different At All" – Rags featuring Keke Palmer & Max Schneider

Bonus Tracks:

10. "Stand Out" (Album Version)- Rags Cast featuring Keke Palmer

11. "Things Aren't Always What They Seem" Rags Cast featuring Keke Palmer & Max Schneider

12. "Someday" (Album Version) Rags Cast featuring Max Schneider

For downloadable photos and additional information visit: www.nickpress.com.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Nickelodeon UK Hires Fluid Graphic Designs For Creative Projects

From The Drum:
Fluid wins work with Nickelodeon, Universal Music and Turner

A host of new high-profile projects for Fluid

Birmingham creative agency Fluid has revealed that it has been working with entertainment giants Nickelodeon, Universal Music and Turner.

Universal Music appointed Fluid to develop the artist identity, album art and campaigns for stars Taio Cruz, Dappy and Tynchy Stryder.

Kids' TV company Nickelodeon handed the agency a corporate identity brief which included interior brand design for its new flagship building in Camden. Other projects include branding, merchandise and media packs for Nickelodeon brands such as Dora the Explorer.

And working on Turner's T Classic network late last year led to Fluid being appointed to work on the broadcaster's Turner Kids spring/summer press kits.

Fluid’s creative director, James Glover, said: "We’re thrilled to add three world class brands to our client portfolio. 2012 is shaping up to be another exciting year of growth for the team."

The Nickelodeon 2012 Kids' Choice Awards Delivers Great Ratings For Nickelodeon UK

Below is a Nickelodeon UK and Ireland press release from Sky Media:
Nickelodeon UK lands on top

Orange blimps, special celebrity appearances and a whole lot of slime saw Nickelodeon UK emerge as the #1 kids' channel during the premiere broadcast of the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and pre-show from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Sunday 1st April. The Awards were the #1 rated show across all kids' channels on Sunday reaching 248,000 kids (394,000 all viewers) and beating the premiere audience for the 2011 KCAs by 18%. During its broadcast, the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards saw Nickelodeon UK rank as the #2 channel overall (behind only Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on ITV).*

Hosted by international superstar and 10-time KCA winner Will Smith, the Nickelodeon's 2012 Kids' Choice Awards were broadcast from the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles where kids' top choices in television, movies, music and sports were revealed. The largest ever Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards saw several special appearances on stage including First Lady Michelle Obama, Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber as well as UK pop sensation One Direction who were awarded with accolades for Best UK Band and Best UK Newcomer.

The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards is seen in over 300 million households around the world. Within hours of airing live in the United States and Canada, the show will roll out in additional international markets, providing kids around the world the opportunity to tune into their local Nickelodeon channel to enjoy the show faster than ever. Voting for the 2012 KCAs spanned over six continents across 13 localized voting sites in 11 different languages, giving kids practically everywhere the chance to decide who takes home a coveted blimp. Over 220 million votes were registered worldwide including almost two million UK votes cast for the Nickelodeon UK-specific categories. A full winner list, photos and highlights are available at kca.nick.co.uk. Encore broadcasts of the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards will air on Wednesday, 4th April at 7:30 p.m., Friday, 6th April at 6 p.m. and Saturday, 7th April at 8 p.m.

The European sponsor of Nickelodeon's 2012 Kids' Choice Awards is Sony's Pirates.

Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions in association with Bob Bain Productions. Bob Bain, Marjorie Cohn and Paula Kaplan are Executive Producers.

Nickelodeon is the top performing commercial kids TV network in the UK. Launched in 1993, it comprises seven dedicated award-winning entertainment channels for kids aged 2-12: Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon HD, Nick Replay, Nicktoons, Nicktoons Replay, Nick Jr., and Nick Jr. 2. The Nickelodeon network now reaches more than 10 million viewers a month and is available in 12.7 million cable and satellite homes.

The company has built a diverse multi-platform business by putting kids first in everything it does and includes critically acclaimed and hugely popular television programming and production in the United Kingdom and around the world, plus consumer products, online, events, recreation and feature films.

Nickelodeon is available on Sky 604, Virgin 712, through BT Vision and TalkTalk
* figures and comparisons for live and same day timeshift only. Source: BARB/ C&S homes/ Nickelodeon/ K4-15/K4-14/Ind 4+(includes live data).

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nick Jr. UK Announces Issue 7 Of "Dora The Explorer Little Cooks Collection" Magazine Now On Sale At UK Retailers

Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland have announced in a Tweet (post) on their official Twitter profile page (@NickJrUK) that the seventh issue (issue #7) of Nick Juniors popular "Dora the Explorer Little Cooks Collection" children's magazine has now been published and is now on sale and available to buy in shops around the UK:
The 7th issue of Dora's #LittleCooks magazine is out from today. Take a look at past recipes on the #NickJrUK website http://on.nickjr.co.uk/lcr [direct link to the official "Dora the Explorer Little Cooks Collection" recipe collection website on the official Nick Jr. UK and Ireland website, NickJr.co.uk] - 6.47pm Wednesday 2525 April 2012
Nick Junior UK and Ireland's 60-issue "Dora the Explorer Little Cooks Collection" is a preschool children's magazine that was launched in February 2012 and is published and released in shops in the UK every two weeks. Each issue of "Dora the Explorer Little Cooks Collection" is packed with delicious, easy-to-follow recipes which have been tested and approved by a nutritionist, puzzles, stories and more, and features a cookery and tea set which you can collect which has been specially designed for Little Cooks and features Dora The Explorer and her friends. "Dora the Explorer Little Cooks Collection" is a Nickelodeon Magazine title published by Eaglemoss Publishing Group.

You can find out more information about the "Dora the Explorer Little Cooks Collection", including ways to subscribe to the Dora The Explorer magazine, here on the official "Dora the Explorer Little Cooks Collection" website, Dora-Collection.com.

Nickelodeon UK To Announce When Nickelodeon UK Will Premiere The Brand New "Big Time Rush" Nickelodeon TV Movie, "Big Time Movie", Soon

According to Nickelodeon UK on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK), Nickelodeon UK will be announcing some news about when Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be premiering and showing the brand new original Nickelodeon TV movie, "Big Time Movie", which is based on the hit Nickelodeon series and Nickelodeon boy band "Big Time Rush", soon:
when are you going to show @bigtimerush big time movie
@NickelodeonUK: Alot of you asking this! I will have news soon :D Keep em peeled!
Nickelodeon UK announced and confirmed in February 2012 that Nickelodeon UK will be premiering the "Big Time Rush" movie, "Big Time Movie", on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK later this year (2012).

In the brand new "Big Time Rush" movie, "Big Time Movie", the BTR boys (Kendall Schmidt (Kendall Knight), James Maslow (James Diamond), Carlos Pena (Carlos Garcia), and Logan Henderson (Logan Mitchell)) must tap their inner spy as their adventure finds them driving exotic cars and jumping out of helicopters, while trying to make it to their first world tour concert on time. Hot on their trail are evil henchmen named Maxwell, British secret agents and Swedish spies as well as billionaire businessman, Sir Atticus Moon who wants back his precious device code named: "The Beetle," an anti-gravitational device with enormous power. Once they learn they're carrying this precious cargo, the guys get pulled into a madcap mission throughout London, UK, which threatens the onset of their world tour. With the help of teen spy Penny Lane, the guys set out to save Penny's father M16 Agent Simon Lane and stop Sir Atticus Moon's plot to use "The Beetle" to gain world domination.

Nickelodeon USA premiered the "Big Time Rush" Movie, "Big Time Movie", on Saturday 10th March 2012.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Nickelodeon Star And Actress Victoria Justice Encourages North American Teenagers To 'Act Out Loud' And Help Save Lives During May's National Youth Traffic Safety Month In The USA

Below is a 'Act Out Loud 2012' Press Release which was released by The Allstate Foundation and National Organizations for Youth Safety from PRNewswire via MultiVu.com:
TV Star Victoria Justice Encourages Teens to ‘Act Out Loud’ and Help Save Lives During May’s National Youth Traffic Safety Month

The Allstate Foundation and National Organizations for Youth Safety Challenge Teens to Engage Their Social Networks and Generate Support for Stronger Teen Driving Laws

NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Car crashes are the no. 1 cause of teen deaths and the fast-approaching summer months prove to be the deadliest. In advance of National Youth Traffic Safety Month® in May, The Allstate Foundation and National Organizations for Youth Safety® (NOYS) are partnering with TV star and singer Victoria Justice to encourage young adults to Act Out Loud® for stronger teen driving laws. Justice asks teens to visit Facebook.com/ActOutLoud to create an Act Out Loud Yearbook from now until May 6.

“On average, 11 teens die every day in car crashes – and that’s far too many,” said Justice. “As a teen myself, I want to make sure my friends and I come home safely each and every day. Through Act Out Loud, we can work together to make an impact and help stop this deadly epidemic.”

By creating an Act Out Loud Yearbook, teens share a message that they intend to drive safe, and hope their friends do the same to ensure they continue creating memories for years to come. In addition, they have the opportunity to do more by writing Congress and voicing their support for stronger teen driving laws. Research shows that stronger teen driving laws can save about 2,000 lives each year.¹

“According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, younger, inexperienced drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes,” said Sandy Spavone, executive director, NOYS. “The Act Out Loud program gives teens the tools to effectively spread the safe driving message among their peers in an effort to help save lives.”

The Act Out Loud Yearbook gives teens a voice on an issue that impacts them every single day. To recognize teens’ activism and sharing through their networks, every teen that makes an Act Out Loud Yearbook, along with their 10 featured friends, will be entered for a chance to win $1,000 each.

“Teen driving deaths are a real public health crisis,” said Vicky Dinges, vice president of public social responsibility at Allstate. “What’s worse is that these deaths are preventable. We can take very simple, common sense steps that will protect young drivers across the country. It is our hope that through Act Out Loud, we are ensuring that no teen has to deal with the loss of a friend or a loved one because of a car crash.”

In its fifth year, Act Out Loud is a national, school-based competition that enlists teens to raise local awareness about the importance of stronger teen driver safety laws. In states that have strong graduated driver licensing laws (GDL), teen crash fatalities decrease by up to 40 percent. Since the program started, hundreds of thousands of teens have been encouraged to Act Out Loud and help their friends and family drive safely.

The winners of the Act Out Loud Facebook contest will be announced in May 2012 as part of National Youth Traffic Safety Month (NYTSM).



About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit www.AllstateFoundation.org.

About National Organizations for Youth Safety
National Organizations for Youth Safety® (NOYS) is a coalition of national organizations, business and industry leaders, as well as federal agencies who serve youth and focus on youth safety and health. Through the coalition, NOYS influences more than 80 million young people and their adult advisors. The mission of NOYS is to promote youth empowerment and leadership, and build partnerships that save lives, prevent injuries, and enhance safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth.

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Nickelodeon UK Planning To Launch Subscription Based Video-On-Demand Service Soon

According to this Nickelodeon UK News article on C21Media about Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland picking up the rights to the popular animated preschool series "Pocoyo", Nickelodeon UK are planning to launch a subscription based video-on-demand service (VOD) service in the UK soon:
The deal includes the new season [of 'Pocoyo'], dubbed Let’s Go Pocoyo (52x7′), which will debut in the UK on the channel this fall with linear simulcast for other platforms planned, including the Nickelodeon subscription video-on-demand service.
You can read the Nickelodeon UK News article in full here on the official C21Media website.

Nick Jr. UK And Ireland Acquires The Rights To The First Three Seasons Of The Popular Animated Preschool Series "Pocoyo"

According to this Nickelodeon UK News article on C21Media, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland have picked up the UK broadcast rights to the first three series of the popular preschool animated series "Pocoyo", which Nickelodeon UK will premiere on their preschool channel, Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland, during Autumn 2012 as part of 'Autumn On Nick Jr. 2012':
Nick nabs Pocoyo for UK


Pocoyo

UK children’s channel Nick Jr has licensed all three seasons of Zinkia's popular animated series Pocoyo.

The deal includes the new season, dubbed Let’s Go Pocoyo (52x7′), which will debut in the UK on the channel this fall with linear simulcast for other platforms planned, including the Nickelodeon subscription video-on-demand service.

The series, which is sold by Spain-based Zinkia’s majority-owned distribution firm Cake to most of the global market, already airs on Nick Jr in the US daily in half-hour timeslots.

Jesse Whittock
24-04-2012
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GENRES: Animation, Children's
SHOWS: Pocoyo
COMPANIES: Cake, Nickelodeon, Zinkia
SECTIONS: C21 Kids
COUNTRIES: Spain, UK

Monday, April 23, 2012

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere Brand New Episodes Of "Power Rangers Samurai" Back To Back On 7th May 2012

According to Nickelodeon UK's new "Brand New Power Rangers Samurai" trailers/promos (below with transcripts), Nickelodeon UK will be premiering and showing two brand new episodes of the action packed live action series "Power Rangers Samurai", featuring the Power Rangers Samurai special "Clash Of The Red Rangers The Movie", back to back on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK this May Bank Holiday (May Day) on Monday 7th May 2012:

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's first "Brand New Power Rangers Samurai This May Bank Holiday" promo:


Warning: The following contains extremely high levels of ACTION!

The Power Rangers are back! Brand new Power Rangers Samurai, back-to-back, this May Bank Holiday, only on Nickelodeon!

Nick.co.uk
Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's second "Brand New Power Rangers Samurai This May Bank Holiday" promo:

Warning: The following contains extremely high levels of ACTION!

Because this May Bank Holiday, the Power Rangers are Back To Back, with two brand new episodes featuring the hour long special "Clash Of The Red Rangers"!

Brand new Power Rangers Samurai, back-to-back, this May Bank Holiday, only on Nickelodeon!
Also, Tweeted (posted) by Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's Press Office on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUKPR):
amazing article on #powerrangers in the Metro today! Don't miss the 2 new eps of Power Rangers Samurai on Monday!! http://www.metro.co.uk/news/newsfocus/898164-power-rangers-has-more-influence-than-ever-20-years-on

The Official Nick Jr. UK Website Unveils Video Clip Of The Full First Episode Of Nick Juniors Brand New Series "Tickety Toc" Titled "Measuring Time"

According to Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickJrUK), to celebrate Nickelodeon UK's preschool channel, Nick Jr. Channel UK And Ireland, premiering and starting to show the brand new children's animated series "Tickety Toc", the official Nick Jr. UK and Ireland website has unveiled a exclusive "Tickety Toc" online streaming video clip featuring the full length first episode of Nick Juniors brand new animated children's show "Tickety Toc" called "Measuring Time", which you can view here on the official Nick Jr. UK and Ireland website, NickJr.co.uk:
If you missed the premiere episode of #TicketyToc, you can now watch it on the #NickJrUK website! http://on.nickjr.co.uk/tte
In the first episode of Nick Jr. UK's brand new show 'Tickety Toc' titled 'Measuring Time', Tommy and Tallulah try to help Hopparoo grow but when they give him a pair of huge stilts it all goes wrong. They need to bring Hopparoo back down to the ground before Chime Time! You can watch the first full episode of "Tickety Toc" here on NickJr.co.uk!

Nickelodeon UK Confirms Plans To Premiere The Brand New Original Animated Nickelodeon Series "The Legend of Korra" During Autumn 2012

Nickelodeon UK have announced and confirmed on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK) that Nickelodeon UK is planning to premiere Nickelodeon's latest animated action adventure series "The Legend of Korra", which is based on and the sequel of the popular animated Nickelodeon show "Avatar: The Last Airbender" (also known as "Avatar: The Legend of Aang"), on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK during Autumn 2012 (Fall 2012) (possibly in September or October) as part of "Autumn on Nickelodeon UK 2012", and that Nickelodeon UK will be revealing more information about the UK premiere of "The Legend of Korra" on Nick UK over the summer:
Whens The legend of korra coming to the uk
@NickelodeonUK: Its due to land in Autumn! Keep your eyes peeled for more info over Summer :D
You can watch a high definition (HD) high quality (HQ) streaming video (with transcript) of Nickelodeon USA's official "The Legend of Korra" launch trailer/promo which Nick USA broadcast on air to advertise Nickelodeon North America premiering the brand new original animated Nickelodeon series "The Legend of Korra" in April 2012 here on NickALive!.

Also, from MCMbuzz.com:
The Legend of Korra UK Launch Window Confirmed


The Legend of Korra, sequel to the hit Nickelodeon show Avatar: The Last Airbender, will launch in the UK by the end of 2012 following its US launch on April 14. This news comes from Natalie House, Senior PR Manager at Nickelodeon UK. No concrete date was given, but she did confirm that its launch would be toward the end of the year.

The series, initially titled The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra, will follow the adventures of a new Avatar named Korra. In a world that has turned against those who can bend the elements, Korra defies expectations in her quest to become the new Avatar and gain mastery of all the elements.

The US launch trailer can be seen below.



What do you think of Korra's character from the trailer? Were you a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender?


Earnings Preview: US Media Companies Still Face Modest Ad Revenue

From the Wall Street Journal:
EARNINGS PREVIEW: Media Companies Still Face Modest Ad Revenue

TAKING THE PULSE: Despite bullish comments from broadcasters of late about an uptick in advertising sales, analysts expect only modest improvement from the generally sluggish ad sales reported in the final quarter of 2011. Affiliate fees remain a key profit source for broadcasters and cable operators even as digital distribution deals will continue to help profits. "Affiliate fees are still the 'golden goose' of media," write analysts at Barclays. Meanwhile, cable distributors face an ongoing squeeze on profit margins due to higher programming costs and new competition from the likes of Verizon Communications Inc.'s (VZ) FiOS service.

COMPANIES TO WATCH:

Walt Disney Co. (DIS) - reports May 8

Wall Street Expectations: Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect a profit of 56 cent a share on revenue of $9.56 billion for the second fiscal quarter. Disney reported a profit of 49 cents a share on revenue of $9.08 billion in Disney's 2011 second quarter.

Key Issues: Disney has warned that its studio segment would book up to a $120 million loss for the second quarter due to the poor box office performance of "John Carter," leading up to the resignation of studio Chairman Rich Ross last week. Analysts will look for more detail on the costs and the initial performance of highly-anticipated "The Avengers," slated for release May 4.

Viacom Inc. (VIA, VIAB): reports May 3

Wall Street Expectations: Analysts expect a profit of 90 cents a share on revenue of 3.33 billion for Viacom's second fiscal quarter. Viacom booked a profit of 63 cents a share and revenue of $3.27 billion in its 2011 second quarter.

Key Issues: Viacom's advertising revenue will be closely watched as the broadcaster faces ratings softness at two of its most important networks, Nickelodeon and MTV.

DirecTV (DTV): reports May 10 (estimated)

Wall Street Expectations: Analysts expect a profit of $1.05 a share on revenue of $7.03 billion. DirecTV reported a profit of 85 cents a share on revenue of $6.32 billion a year earlier.

Key Issues: DirecTV last month outlined plans to more than double its revenue and subscriber base in Latin America, which is becoming the satellite TV operator's main source of growth as its U.S. markets attract fewer new customers. DirecTV already said it added more than 550,000 subscribers in Latin America for the first quarter.

News Corp. (NWS, NWSA): reports May 9

Wall Street Expectations: Analysts expect a profit of 31 cents a share on revenue of $8.25 billion for News Corp.'s fiscal third quarter. The company, earned a profit of 24 cents a share on revenue of $8.26 billion in its 2011 fiscal third quarter.

Key Issues: In February, Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey has pointed optimistically to upcoming renewals on Fox News' pay-TV carriage rights, which coincide with popular election year news coverage. He also acknowledged ratings weakness at top-rated reality show "American Idol," which faces new competition from shows like NBC's "The Voice." News Corp., which owns this newswire, is also still dealing with the aftermath of a phone-hacking scandal at its U.K. newspapers division.

Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC): reports May 3

Wall Street Expectations: Analysts expect a profit of 19 cents a share on revenue of $1.67 billion. Cablevision reported a 36 cents a share profit on revenue of $1.92 billion a year earlier.

Key Issues: Investors have aggressively dumped Cablevision shares over the past year amid worries about low growth prospects and overlap with Verizon's expanding FiOS service. They are also worried about a slew of high-level executive departures, including much-respected former Chief Operating Officer Tom Rutledge last year.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nickelodeon UK To Show Brand New "Big Time Rush" Episode "Big Time Single" On 5th May 2012

According to Nickelodeon UK's brand new "Brand New Big Time Rush - Big Time Single" promo/trailer (below with a transcript), Nickelodeon UK will premiere and show the brand new episode of the hit Nickelodeon live action series "Big Time Rush" called "Big Time Single" on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK on Saturday 5th May 2012 at 5.30pm (repeated at 6.30pm on Nick Replay UK):

Kendall's just hit an all time low.

[Kendall Knight (Kendall Schmidt): Just leave me alone!]

So, in a brand new Big Time Rush, it'll take his three best friends...

[Logan Mitchell (Logan Henderson): Think of all the cool things you can do with the boys again!]

[Kendall: Kendall Knight is single again!]

...and one summer time hit...

[James Diamond (James Maslow): WE need you ready for our big summer now, and you're single now!]

[Background music: 'If I Ruled the World' by Big Time Rush, from BTR's second hit studio album "Elevate"]

...to get Big Time Rush back on top!

Don't miss brand new Big Time Single, Saturday The 5th May, only on Nickelodeon!

Nick.co.uk/BigTimeRush
In the brand new episode of "Big Time Rush" titled "Big Time Single", the BTR guys help Kendall cheer up after his big break up with Jo, who has gone to New Zealand for 3 years to shoot her role in a major motion picture, in order for him to get prepared for the band's new super huge summer single. Meanwhile, Gustavo Rocque [Stephen Kramer Glickman] has writers block while trying to write the band's summer single that has to "rule the world."

Also, Tweeted (posted) Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK):
When is there new big time rush ??
@NickelodeonUK: Saturday 5th May - Only a week (ish) away!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

May 2012 On Nickelodeon UK, Nickelodeon HD UK, NickToons UK, Nick Jr. Channel UK And Nick Jr. 2

Here are Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's, Nickelodeon HD UK's, Nick Replay UK's, Nicktoons UK and Ireland's, NickToons Replay's, Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland's, and Nick Jr. 2's channel highlights for May 2012:

More of Nickelodeon UK's May 2012 schedule highlights will be posted in this NickALive! Nickelodeon UK blog post when they are announced.

According to Nick Jr. UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickJrUK), Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland will be premiering and showing brand new episodes of Nick Junior UK and Ireland's new animated preschool television series "Dinosaur Train" every weekday from Monday 28th May 2012 until Friday 1st June 2012.

According to Nickelodeon UK's new "Big Time Weekend" trailer/promo, to celebrate Nickelodeon UK premiering the brand new "Big Time Rush" movie, "Big Time Movie", next weekend on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be holding a special "Big Time Rush" themed Nickelodeon Shuffle weekend programming stunt on Saturday 26th May 2012 and Sunday 27th May 2012 between 2pm and 7pm (between 3pm and 8pm on Nick UK's plus one (+1) timeshift channel Nick Replay UK) called "Big Time Weekend" which will be hosted by the UK-Irish Boyband 'One Direction', and feature two marathons of some of the best episodes of "Big Time Rush", and the UK premiere of the brand new original Nickelodeon TV movie, "Big Time Movie", which is based on the hit Nickelodeon series and Nickelodeon boy band "Big Time Rush"!

According to Nickelodeon UK's new "This Saturday, an alien invasion is taking over Nickelodeon!" trailer/promo, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be holding a special alien themed programming stunt on Saturday 19th May 2012 between 9am and 11am (between 10am and 12pm on Nickelodeon UK's plus one (+1) timeshift channel Nick Replay UK; and repeated between 8pm and 10pm on Sunday 20th May 2012 (9pm-11pm on Nick Replay UK)) called "Alien Invasion", which will feature back-to-back alien-themed episodes of the popular animated original Nickelodeon shows (Nicktoons) "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Fairly Odd Parents", "Planet Sheen", and "The Penguins of Madagascar", which feature extraterrestrial guest stars

According to Nickelodeon UK's new "iT.U.F.F." trailer/promo, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be holding a special Jerry Trainor themed programming stunt over Saturday 19th May 2012 and Sunday 20th May 2012 called "iT.U.F.F.", which will feature back-to-back episodes of the hit original Nickelodeon shows "iCarly" and "T.U.F.F. Puppy" on both days between 1pm and 4pm (between 2pm and 5pm on Nick UK's plus one (+1) timeshift channel Nick Replay UK), featuring the best of Nickelodeon Star Jerry Trainor, who portrays the character 'Spencer Shay' on the popular Nickelodeon sitcom "iCarly", and provides the voice of 'Dudley Puppy' on the popular animated original Nickelodeon show ("Nicktoon") "T.U.F.F. Puppy".

According to Nickelodeon UK's "What's On" schedule section on the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland website, Nick.co.uk, the third brand new episode of the hit Nickelodeon live action series "Big Time Rush" that Nick UK will premiere on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK in May 2012 will be the brand new BTR episode "Big Time Secret", which guest stars the Nickelodeon Star and "Victorious" actress Elizabeth Gilles, on Saturday 19th May 2012 at 5:30pm (repeated at 6.30pm on Nickelodeon UK's plus one (+1) timeshift channel Nick Replay UK).

According to Nickelodeon UK's new "Big Time Movie, coming soon to Nickelodeon!" teaser trailer/promo (below with transcript), Nickelodeon UK have confirmed the Nickelodeon News that Nickelodeon UK will be holding the UK premiere of the brand new original Nickelodeon TV movie, "Big Time Movie", which is based on the hit Nickelodeon series and Nickelodeon boy band "Big Time Rush", in May 2012, and will premiere the brand new "Big Time Rush" movie, "Big Time Movie", on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK on Saturday 26th May at 5.30pm (repeated at 6.30pm on Nickelodeon UK's plus one (+1) timeshift channel Nick Replay UK)

According to Nick Jr. UK on their official Twitter page (@NickJrUK), Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland will be premiering and showing brand new episodes of the popular animated Nick Jr. preschool show "Bubble Guppies" every weekday at 10am and 5pm from Monday 7th May 2012 until Friday 11th May 2012.

According to Sky's on-screen TV Guide and the official Nickelodeon UK website, Nickelodeon UK changed slightly changed the broadcast times for Nickelodeon UK and Ireland, Nickelodeon HD UK, NickToons UK and Ireland, Nick Replay UK, and Nick Jr. 2. on Monday 30th April 2012.

According to Nickelodeon UK's "What's On" schedule section on the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland website, Nick.co.uk, the second brand new episode of the hit Nickelodeon live action series "Big Time Rush" that Nick UK will premiere on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK in May 2012 will be the brand new BTR episode "Big Time Superheroes" on Saturday 12th May 2012 at 5:30pm (repeated at 6.30pm on Nickelodeon UK's plus one (+1) timeshift channel Nick Replay UK).

According to Nickelodeon UK's new "The brand new Winx Club series, weekends at 7.30am, only on Nickelodeon!" trailer/promo, Nickelodeon UK are premiering and showing brand new episodes from season four of the animated television series "Winx Club" on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK every Saturday and Sunday at 7.30am (repeated at 8.30am on Nick UK's plus one (+1) timeshift channel Nick Replay UK).

Tweeted (posted) Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK):
What a Friday! [11/05/2012] First of all, your daily dose of #AnubisSeason2 followed by BRAND NEW Life With Boys at 6.30pm :D
Also:
Missed this wks #AnubisSeason2 ? Dont forget u can catch up on Sat & Sun eve. Tbh [To be honest] I didnt miss it-jst want an excuse to watch it all again;) [House of Anubis Omnibus]
According to Nickelodeon UK's new "Brand New Power Rangers Samurai" trailers/promos, Nickelodeon UK will be premiering and showing two brand new episodes of the action packed live action series "Power Rangers Samurai", featuring the Power Rangers Samurai special "Clash Of The Red Rangers The Movie", back to back on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK this May Bank Holiday (May Day) on Monday 7th May 2012

According to Nickelodeon UK's brand new "Brand New Big Time Rush - Big Time Single" promo/trailer, Nickelodeon UK will premiere and show the brand new episode of the hit Nickelodeon live action series "Big Time Rush" called "Big Time Single" on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK on Saturday 5th May 2012 at 5.30pm (repeated at 6.30pm on Nick Replay UK) (transmission (TX) time to be confirmed by Nick UK)

Brand new episodes of "Big Time Rush": According to the official Sky Media UK websites 'Sky TV's Children's Television Highlights In May 2012' webpage, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be premiering and showing more brand new episodes of the hit Nickelodeon series "Big Time Rush" ('BTR') in May 2012 from Saturday 5th May 2012 as part of "May On Nickelodeon 2012":
Big Time Rush
Nickelodeon
Starts Saturday 5 May

Join the boys back at the Palm Woods in brand new episodes including Big Time Secret featuring Liz Gillies from Victorious! Tune in to see what they get up to!
Brand new "Tickety Toc" on Nick Junior UK: According to the official Sky Media UK websites 'Sky TV's Children's Television Highlights In May 2012' webpage, Nickelodeon UK's preschool channel, Nick Jr. Channel UK And Ireland, will be premiering and showing more brand episodes from Nick Jnr. UK's brand new animated children's series "Tickety Toc" weekdays throughout May 2012.
Tickety Tock
Nick Jr
Weekdays Throughout May

Every hour, the Tickety Toc Clock springs into life to chime the time. Two little wooden children appear with a trumpet and drum whilst a little wooden dog-train chuffs down a wooden track. It all happens as regular as clockwork!