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Nickelodeon UK And Sky Partner For New Street Dance-Themed Realty Show "Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party"; To Star Members Of British Dance Troupe Diversity; To Air During Summer 2013

Nickelodeon UK has announced and revealed in the following Nickelodeon UK Press Release, that, hot on the heels of Nick UK's brand new Australian teen-oriented television drama series "Dance Academy", Nickelodeon and Sky have partnered for the first time to jointly commission a brand new street dance-themed entertainment format from Princess Productions called "Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party", which Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will premiere and show during Summer 2013, before launching on Sky 1 later in the year! Production on "Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party" is due to start in Spring 2013.

"Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party" is a 8 episode x 30-minute series that will star members of Diversity, the British street dance troupe who won "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009, including Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely, and will follow the group as they travel around the UK surprising groups of friends and hosting parties.

Produced by Shine Group's Princess, the move marks the first time that the pay TV broadcasters have jointly ordered a series. Ultimate Block Party was commissioned by Deborah Sargeant, commissioning editor for entertainment at Sky, and Peter Drake, vice president, creative director at Nickelodeon UK, who will also executive produce.

"Street dance is exactly what kids in the UK are into right now and it’s also great to be working closely with our partner, Sky 1 to commission shows for kids in a new way," said Drake:
JORDAN & PERRI’S ULTIMATE BLOCK PARTY

Nickelodeon UK team up with Sky 1 HD & Princess Productions for a brand new series with Diversity stars

London – 22nd February 2013 – Nickelodeon UK and Sky 1 HD announce a brand new joint commission for 2013, Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party. Princess Productions, the makers of hit Entertainment show ‘Got to Dance’, will produce the 8 x 30 min series. This is the first time Nickelodeon UK has partnered with Sky on a UK show. Filming begins in the Spring, with the premiere airing on Nickelodeon this summer, followed by the Sky 1 HD transmission later in the year.

The series sees Jordan and Perri, from dance group Diversity, driving around the UK looking to surprise groups of friends who need the duo’s help to throw the ultimate block party. With the music pumping, who knows where the party will be held but we do know that the group's parents, teachers and coaches plus some unexpected showbiz VIPs will all be invited.

The chosen groups will not only get to throw a fantastic party for their friends and families but they will also work with Jordan and Perri to be the party’s headline act, creating a street dance performance to impress. What's more, there'll be pranks galore from those mischievous Diversity boys, so watch out!

Peter Drake, VP Creative Director, Nickelodeon UK and Executive Producer for Jordan & Perri’s Ultimate Block Party said, “Jordan and Perri are part of the country’s most successful dance crew. Their energy and talent is entirely infectious both on and off screen. Street dance is exactly what kids in the UK are into right now and it’s also great to be working closely with our partner, Sky 1 HD to commission shows for kids in a new way.”

Deborah Sargeant, Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at Sky added, “With plenty of surprises up their sleeves, we have no doubt that Jordan and Perri will throw some amazing parties coupled with some jaw dropping street dance routines. I am thrilled that by teaming up with Nickelodeon and Princess Productions we all get to share their Ultimate Block Party - a great treat for all the family on Sky 1 HD.”

Duncan Gray, Creative Director at Princess Productions said, “We couldn’t be happier to be making another great dance show with Jordan and Perri for Nickelodeon and Sky.”

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has been bringing audiences in the UK and Ireland hit international and locally-produced kid’s content since 1993. Reaching 14 million homes, Nickelodeon offers a schedule packed with innovative, playful and heartfelt programming featuring top shows such as House of Anubis, SpongeBob SquarePants and iCarly. Viewers can also catch Nickelodeon in high definition through Nickelodeon HD and have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nick +1. Exclusive games, behind the scenes clips, show information and more are available on nick.co.uk Nickelodeon is on Sky 604, Virgin 712, through BT Vision and TalkTalk channel 315.

Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media and BSkyB Networks. Launched in 1993, the Nickelodeon Network is a top-performing commercial kids TV network in the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 14 million cable and satellite homes.

About Sky

Sky is the UK and Ireland’s leading home entertainment and communications company. Around 40% of all homes have a direct relationship with Sky through its range of TV, broadband and home telephony services.

Sky is the UK’s biggest investor in television content, investing more than £2.3 billion a year in channels such as Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts, Sky Sports, Sky Movies and Sky News. Around two-thirds of Sky’s content spend is invested in the UK and Sky is the fastest-growing source of investment in original British programmes. More than 30 million people watch Sky content each week.

Alongside its commitment to offering customers a greater choice of high-quality content, Sky is a leading innovator. Customers enjoy total control and flexibility over their favourite TV through Sky+, watch TV on the move through Sky Go, and enjoy the best quality TV experience at home through High Definition and 3D.

Sky distributes its content broadly over several platforms, including satellite, cable, IPTV, mobile and WiFi. NOW TV, Sky’s second consumer brand, builds on the company’s leadership in internet TV. Sky is also the UK's fastest-growing home communications company and favourite ‘triple-play’ provider of TV, broadband and home phone.

Sky believes in making a wider contribution to the communities in which it operates by taking positive action on the environment, supporting grassroots sports and increasing access to, and participation in, the arts. Sky employs 23,000 people, has annual revenues of £6.8 billion and is estimated to support a £5.4 billion contribution to UK GDP. Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange (BSY). www.sky.com/corporate.
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Also, from Broadcast:
Nickelodeon and Sky join forces to order dance format

Nickelodeon and Sky have partnered for the first time to jointly commission an entertainment format from Princess Productions.


Jordan & Perri’s Ultimate Block Party is a 8 x 30-minute series, starring members of Got To Dance winners Diversity, that follows the group as they travel around the UK surprising groups of friends and hosting parties.

It will be produced by Shine Group’s Princess and will premiere on Nickelodeon during the summer, before launching on Sky 1 later in the year.

The move marks the first time that the pay TV broadcasters have jointly ordered a series.

Ultimate Block Party was commissioned by Deborah Sargeant, commissioning editor for entertainment at Sky, and Peter Drake, vice president, creative director at Nickelodeon UK, who will also executive produce.

“Street dance is exactly what kids in the UK are into right now and it’s also great to be working closely with our partner, Sky 1 to commission shows for kids in a new way,” said Drake.

For full production credits visit Broadcast Greenlight:

Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party.
Also, from TBI Vision:
Nickelodeon and Sky team for kids Block Party series

Nickelodeon UK and BSkyB have jointly commissioned a new kids series, Jordan & Perri’s Ultimate Block Party.

The live-action series will be made by Princess Productions, part of the Shine Group.

Filming of the 8x30mins series starts in spring and it marks the first time Viacom’s Nick and News Corp.-backed Sky have jointly commissioned a show.

It will debut on Nickelodeon this summer before transferring to Sky 1 HD later in the year.

The kids series will be fronted by Jordan and Perri, two members of Diversity, the urban dance troupe that won the third edition of Britain’s Got Talent.

The hosts will drive around the UK looking to surprise groups of friends and throw the ultimate block party and accompanying dance routine.

Peter Drake, VP creative director, Nickelodeon UK and executive producer for Jordan & Perri’s Ultimate Block Party said: “Street dance is exactly what kids in the UK are into right now and it’s also great to be working closely with our partner, Sky 1 HD to commission shows for kids in a new way.”
Also, from Kidscreen:
Nick UK and Sky commission dance-themed series

Nickelodeon UK and Sky 1 HD will co-produce Jordan & Perri‘s Ultimate Block Party along with Princess Productions, the makers of the entertainment show Got to Dance. The UK co-production is a first for Nickelodeon and the home entertainment and communications company.

Filming of the eight x 30-minute ep street dance-themed series will begin in the spring, and the show will air on Nickelodeon this summer,followed by transmission on Sky 1 HD later in the year.

The series sees Jordan and Perri, from the popular British street dance group Diversity, driving around the UK looking to surprise groups of friends who need the duo’s help to throw the ultimate block party.

Sky is currently the UK’s largest investor in television content.

Tags: Got to Dance, Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party, Nickelodeon UK, Princess Productions, SKY, Sky 1 HD
Also, from C21Media:
Nick reaches for Sky copro

Nickelodeon and Sky1 HD in the UK have entered into their first coproduction, on a kids’ show in which members of dance troupe Diversity throw parties around the country.

Jordan & Perri’s Ultimate Block Party (8x30′) will be produced by Princess Productions (Got To Dance) and see the duo drive round the UK looking to surprise groups of friends who need their help in organising a neighbourhood party.

It will also feature street dance performances, musical acts, pranks and showbiz guests. The series marks the first time Nickelodeon UK has partnered with Sky and will premiere on Nick this summer, followed by a transmission of Sky1 HD later in the year.

Nico Franks
25-02-2013
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TAGS: New series
GENRES: Children's
SHOWS: Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party
COMPANIES: Nickelodeon, Sky 1
SECTIONS: C21Kids
COUNTRIES: UK