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Friday, May 31, 2013

Nickelodeon UK Adds Full "House Of Treachery" Episode Of "House Of Anubis" Season 3 To Official Website!

Nickelodeon UK has announced the Nick UK News in a Tweet (post) on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonUK) that, due to a transmission problem during Nick UK's premiere of the brand new season three episode of Nick's hit live-action mystery drama series "House of Anubis", dubbed "The Reawakening", called "House of Treachery", on Monday 27th May 2013, Nickelodeon UK has added the full episode to their official website, which House of Anubis fans and Nickelodeon viewers in the UK can watch here on Nick.co.uk for free! Nickelodeon UK also apologised to anyone who may have experienced issues during the broadcast of "House of Treachery" on Monday 27th May 2013 in the same Tweet:
Sorry to any1 who experienced issues watching HOA on Monday! We have posted the FULL EP right here for you to watch! http://ow.ly/lzsQ6.

Nickelodeon USA Releases The Nick App On Apple's iPhone And iPod Touch; To Release Application Internationally Soon

Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, has announced the exciting news for fingers that their recently launched Nick App, a Nickelodeon branded experience available initially for iPad that allows kids to interact with Nick in unprecedented ways, is now available on Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch iOS mobile devices! Although currently still only available for Nick fans in the USA, Nickelodeon USA announced to NickALive! in a Tweet (post) on their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonTV) that Nickelodeon are currently working very hard to release the Nick App in international markets, including the UK, very soon!
Nickelodeon fans and viewers located in the USA can download the Nick App for free using the following links or through their mobile devices App Store:

Nick App for iPad
Nick App for iPhone & iPod Touch
Nick App For Windows 8

The Nick App features a moveable tile layout that can be swiped in any direction, promoting discovery and exploration and offering kids instant and on-demand access to more than 1,000 pieces of Nickelodeon-themed content. It includes short-form videos of original skits, sketch and comedic bits; behind-the-scenes clips and photos from Nickelodeon stars and animated characters; as well as kid polls and newly created games.

Below are Nickelodeon USA's Tweets announcing the news that the Nick App is now available for iPhone and iPod users, and that the Nick App will be coming to Nickelodeon's international viewers soon:
Prepare thy fingers! The #NickApp is finally available for iPhone and iPod Touch!! Best...day...EVER!! #iOS #USAOnly http://at.nick.com/19q3YGX.
And:
@DailyNickNews (NickALive!): @monkeyquest @NickelodeonTV "#USAOnly" BOO! #TheWorldWantsNickApp! #NickApp.
Working hard on making the Nick App international! Be sure to look out for future releases!
You can find more information about the Nickelodeon App here on Nick USA's official Nick App website, www.nick.com/app. It's a great day to be a finger!
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Viacom International Media Networks Carriage Deal Shakes Up Virgin Media EPG

The television industry news website Broadcast is reporting the Viacom news in the following article that Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has struck a wide-ranging carriage renewal with the UK cable operator Virgin Media. As part of the deal, a raft of VIMN channels, including MTV UK and Comedy Central UK, move to improved slots on the pay-TV services EPG (electronic program guide).

MTV has moved from 311 to 134 on Virgin's platform, out of the music section of the EPG. The move comes more than two years after Sky rejigged its EPG, when the "Geordie Shore" broadcaster jumped more than 200 places and was reclassified as a general entertainment channel.

Comedy Central HD moves up nearly 50 places from 181 to 133, while VH1 has gone from 320 to 316. Viacom's MTV Rocks, MTV Dance, MTV Base, MTV Hits and MTV Live HD channels have also all received slightly better positions on the Virgin Media EPG. However, Viva has lost four places, moving from 313 to 317.

Nickelodeon UK's bouquet of dedicated entertainment channels for kids remain in their current channel positions on Virgin Media:
Viacom carriage deal shakes up Virgin EPG

MTV has cemented its place as a general entertainment channel on the Virgin Media platform after its parent company struck a wide-ranging carriage renewal with the cable operator.

Viacom International Media Networks has struck the deal, which will also see channels including Comedy Central, VH1 move to improved slots on the pay-TV service.

MTV has moved from 311 to 134 on Virgin’s platform, out of the music secion of the EPG. The move comes more than two years after Sky rejigged its EPG, when the Geordie Shore broadcaster jumped more than 200 places and was reclassified as a general entertainment channel.

Comedy Central HD moves up nearly 50 places from 181 to 133, while VH1 has gone from 320 to 316. Viacom’s MTV Rocks, MTV Dance, MTV Base, MTV Hits and MTV Live HD channels also all received slightly better positions.

However, the company’s Viva channel lost four places, moving from 313 to 317.
Slot Changes:

- MTV moves from 311 to 134

- Comedy Central +1 moves from 134 to 133
- Comedy Central HD moves from 133 to 181
- Comedy Central Extra moves from 185 to 182

- VH1 moves from 320 to 316
- Viva moves from 313 to 317

- MTV Live HD moved from 310 to 311
- MTV Hits moved from 317 to 312
- MTV Base moved from 315 to 313
- MTV Dance moved from 319 to 314
- MTV Rocks moved from 325 to 315

TeenNick USA Reportedly Planning To Show The Brand New "House Of Anubis" Special, "The Touchstone Of Ra", On Monday 17th June 2013 At 9pm (ET/PT)

The Nickelodeon USA fanblog Nick and More is reporting in a Tweet (post) on their websites Twitter profile page (@nickandmore) that, following Nickelodeon UK and Ireland showing the world premiere of the brand new "House of Anubis" movie "The Touchstone of Ra" on Friday 14th June 2013 at 5.00pm (repeated one hour later at 6.00pm on Nick UK's plus-one timeshift channel, Nick +1), Nick USA's teens and young adults network, TeenNick, will premiere and show the brand new "House of Anubis" special "The Touchstone of Ra" on Monday 17th June 2013 at 9.00pm ET/PT!
The brand new 90-minute Nickelodeon original TV movie "The Touchstone of Ra" catches up with the students of Anubis house on the eve of their graduation as they encounter a new group of underclassmen and a mysterious stone that leads them on a quest to save the world from evil.

In the "Touchstone of Ra", the residents of Anubis House are nearing the end of their final term when their celebratory mood is cut short after a group of underclassman unexpectedly move into Anubis house, and a trip to an Egyptian museum leaves the group with a strange stone in hand. The Sibunas are confronted with their greatest challenge yet as they set out to decipher the secrets behind the touchstone of the ancient Egyptian god, Ra. As the power of the stone begins to cause chaos, it's up to leader Eddie Miller (Burkely Duffield) and the Sibunas to solve the mystery before it's too late. As the mystery unfolds, the Sibunas learn that not everyone is as they seem, and there’s only one among them who can save them from the powers of the stone.

The special will feature Anubis favourites Eddie Miller / Edison Sweet (Burkely Duffield), KT Rush / Kara Tatianna (Alexandra Shipp), Fabian Rutter (Brad Kavanagh), Alfie Lewis (Alex Sawyer), Patricia Williamson (Jade Ramsey), Mara Jaffray (Tasie Lawrence), Jerome Clarke (Eugene Simon), Joy Mercer (Klariza Clayton), Willow Jenks (Louisa Connolly-Burnham) and will introduce newcomers Sophia (Claudia Jessie), Dexter (Jake Davis), Erin (Kae Alexander) and Cassie (Roxy Fitzgerald).

Nick Jr. UK To Show Brand New Episode Of "A Bedtime Story" On Friday 31st May 2013, Featuring "The Go!Go!Go! Show" Star Steve Telling The Story "My Cat's A Superhero"

Nick Jr. UK has announced in a Tweet (post) on their official Twitter profile page (@NickJrUK) that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's preschool channel, Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland, will premiere and show a brand new episode of Nick Junior's popular Bedtime stories series "A Bedtime Story" that will guest star Steve Leeds from Nick Jr. UK's very own "The Go!Go!Go! Show" on Friday 31st May 2013 (TONIGHT!) at 6.30pm (repeated at 7.45pm on Nick Jnr., and at 7.30pm and 8.45pm on Nick Jr. UK's plus-one (+1) timeshift channel, Nick Jr.+1), as part of Nick Jr. Channel UK's nightly 'Bedtime' programming strand (block)!

Nick Jr.'s brand new "A Bedtime Story" episode will feature Steve reading the children's tale "My Cat's a Superhero" with Nick Junior UK's puppet presenters Arnie and Barnie (The Wiggly Worms; "The Wiggle Song") for Nick Jr. viewers and fans.

Nick Junior UK's Twitter Tweet (post), below, also features an exclusive publicity photograph of Steve, a martial arts expert who has a Tartan Belt in Ichi Oo, with Nick Junior UK's Arnie & Barnie on the studio set filming an episode of Nick Jr UK's "A Bedtime Story" bedtime story series:
Tonight on Bedtime Stories we have Steve @GoGoGoShow reading My Cat's a Superhero! Tune in at 6.30pm on Nick Jr. pic.twitter.com/juVVauQ48X

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Nickelodeon Suites Resort Upgrades To Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi Solution From PowerCloud Systems - Wireless Innovator Quickly Enables High-Performance Connectivity For Thousands Of TVs And Mobile Devices For Parents & Kids

PowerCloud Systems, a pioneer in cloud-powered networking for businesses supporting connected mobile guests, has today (Thursday 30th May 2013) announced the Nickelodeon Hotel news in the follow press release, from PRNewswire, that Nickelodeon Suites Resort (also known as the Nick Hotel), an Orlando-based hotel designed to feature themes from the world famous kids' television network, including "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Dora the Explorer", and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", has deployed hundreds of PowerCloud Access Points (APs) to deliver wireless connectivity to its rooms, Wi-Fi enabled televisions and thousands of guests. Working closely with Smart Hospitality, a California-based managed services partner, Nickelodeon Suites chose PowerCloud Systems' solution for their challenging wireless environment to dramatically increase network performance, deliver reliable client connectivity and reduce the total cost of delivering Wi-Fi as a service to its guests:

Nickelodeon Suites Resort Upgrades to Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi Solution from PowerCloud Systems

Wireless Innovator Quickly Enables High-Performance Connectivity for Thousands of TVs, and Mobile Devices for Parents & Kids

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerCloud™ Systems, a pioneer in cloud-powered networking for businesses supporting connected mobile guests, today announced that Nickelodeon Suites Resort, an Orlando-based hotel designed to feature themes from the eponymous children's TV network, has deployed hundreds of PowerCloud Access Points (APs) to deliver wireless connectivity to its rooms, Wi-Fi enabled televisions and thousands of guests. Working closely with Smart Hospitality, a California-based managed services partner, Nickelodeon Suites chose PowerCloud Systems' solution for their challenging wireless environment to dramatically increase network performance, deliver reliable client connectivity and reduce the total cost of delivering Wi-Fi as a service to its guests.

(Download Image - PowerCloud Systems Logo (PRNewsFoto/PowerCloud Systems): http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130530/SF22901LOGO)

"We've been extremely pleased with the Wi-Fi solution from PowerCloud," said Rodney Boudreaux , Director of IT at Nickelodeon Suites Resort. "It has delivered reliable, enterprise-class coverage for our entire property. In fact, PowerCloud is the only solution we're aware of that could meet all of our performance, manageability, and budgetary goals."

"The Nickelodeon Suites deployment highlights the reliability and the ease of deploying and managing the PowerCloud solution. Not only were 222 APs installed in less than one week, the upgrade was completed while the hotel was fully occupied and with zero distractions to guests," said Jeff Abramowitz , founder and CEO of PowerCloud Systems. "What's more, the hotel's IT staff was quickly able to monitor and manage the entire network using our CloudCommand™ platform to ensure that guests are having a good connected experience."

PowerCloud Systems specializes in delivering enterprise-class Wi-Fi-as-a-Service using the cloud to deliver network intelligence, security and control to a network of APs without the need for an expensive, on-site controller. Not only does this reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for an enterprise-class Wi-Fi network, it vastly speeds deployment, since PowerCloud's APs require zero-touch configuration and management.

This was particularly relevant for the Nickelodeon Suites deployment. One of the most popular amenities of the hotel are Smart Hospitality's multiple wireless-connected Set-Top Boxes (STBs) in every suite. As adults and children are bringing an increasing number of connected mobile devices, a robust Wi-Fi network was also a must. With PowerCloud's "zero-touch" deployment capabilities, Smart Hospitality was able to ship APs directly to the resort. No on-site configuration was required other than the simple task of plugging them in via the existing Ethernet connection.

From their offices in California, the deployment team at Smart Hospitality used CloudCommand to register the APs for security, enter in the global configuration for the network, assign names and locations, and then remotely direct the installers as to where to place them. The configurations were preset – when the installer plugged the AP in to the network at the hotel, the access point immediately 'phoned home' via the cloud, downloaded the provisioning protocols and security settings, and began broadcasting.

"The Nickelodeon Wi-Fi network requirements are among the most challenging we've seen. They require broad coverage and connectivity to a large number of STBs, as well as connected devices for both parents and kids. The PowerCloud solution was incredibly simple to deploy, and has provided stable and reliable connectivity from day one," said Jeffrey Lawton , President of Smart Hospitality. "In addition, PowerCloud's CloudCommand platform gives us unprecedented visibility and control over all the nodes in the network, making remote management a snap."

If you are interested in learning more, please visit www.powercloudsystems.com or visit PowerCloud Systems at HITEC 2013 at booth #1847.

About PowerCloud Systems

PowerCloud™ Systems is a leader and industry pioneer for cloud-powered wireless networking. The company's patented and award-winning CloudCommand™ technology was invented at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and makes deploying and monitoring Wi-Fi networks and services easy for businesses with mobile customers. The CloudCommand platform is deployed worldwide in hotels, schools, retail chains, managed care facilities and other businesses seeking truly affordable, enterprise-grade Wi-Fi. Investors include PARC, Qualcomm Ventures, Javelin Venture Partners and Walden Venture Capital. More information can be found at www.powercloudsystems.com.

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Nickelodeon Star Ariana Grande Wears Jovani 72719 To Billboard Music Awards 2013

Jovani Fashions, a designer of celebrity dresses, has mentioned in their latest press release, below from PRNewswire, that Nickelodeon Star Ariana Grande, who plays Cat Valentine in the popular Nick sitcoms "Victorious" and "Sam & Cat", recently wore Jovani 72719, a short dress in black which perfectly encapsulates everything that makes Jovani fashion house famous, to the Billboard Music Awards 2013, which were held on Sunday 19th May 2013, where she wore and showcased the dress on the red carpet and on stage while presenting the live show before one of Justin Bieber's performances!

Don't miss the world premiere of Nickelodeon's brand new comedy series, "Sam & Cat"! Debuts Saturday 8th June 2013 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick USA!:
Celebrity Dresses by Jovani Bring Panache to the Red Carpet

Adorning international celebrities and up-and-comers alike, the Jovani fashion house continues to make its mark on the fashion world.

LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The savvy fashionista can spot a Jovani gown anywhere; from party and prom gowns to wedding dresses, the fashion house has been a consistent staple in fun, flirty, and extravagant designs that make women feel gorgeous and ready for anything. In a similar vein, Jovani's couture designs and celebrity prom dresses have cropped up on red carpets around the globe. Here are four (technically five) appearances just from the past month alone of some of Jovani's favorite unique prom dresses and runway gowns.

The first look was at the Billboard Music Awards, which aired on ABC. Presenting before one of Justin Bieber's performances and appearing on the red carpet was Ariana Grande . The Nickelodeon star and RIAA Gold-certified singer looked fresh and fashionable in Jovani 72719. The gorgeous short dress in black perfectly encapsulates everything that women love about the Jovani fashion house; it's flirty and glittering, revealing enough to feel feminine without taking it to a vulgar place. Of course, Ariana brought out the dress' playfulness in true style by girlishly showing off the skirt's fullness.

The same night of the awards was the finale of this season's Nuestra Belleza Latina on Univision. First season winner and current Sabado Gigante star, Alejandra Espinoza rocked a Jovani gown on the red carpet. The couture gown, Jovani 157974, was glittery—reflective of the current Great Gatsby-inspired Art Deco trend—and form-fitting. She truly looked spectacular and confident in the tan-colored, made-to-order design; the perfect gown for the occasion.

Across the globe, the same Jovani gown made an appearance twice at the British Soap Awards. Jovani style 762, a floor-length and sleeveless jersey dress, looked equally lovely on two soap stars, Lucy Pargeter and Claire Cooper. The women were incredibly good-natured about wearing the same gown. After all, it doesn't really matter if the two look and feel amazing in the black dress with sheer paneling. It's no surprise, either, that the two selected the gown independently; Jovani 762 is one of the fashion house's top ten styles and has incredible popularity in America as a prom dress.

Finally, Oana Gregory of Crash & Bernstein on Disney XD wore Jovani 6738 to a recent award show. On the red carpet of the Radio Disney Music Awards, Ms. Gregory looked adorable in the pink and girlish ensemble. Also available in black, this party dress is well-liked for its smart and feminine use of lace and nude-colored tulle underlay skirt that gives it an extra bit of vibrancy. The look was paired perfectly by Oana with nude pumps and gold accessories that look just as bright as the young actress' future.

To learn more about which celebrities are rocking the hottest Jovani creations, take a look at the celebrity dresses page on www.jovani.com. Jovani also has incredibly active Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds, all @jovanifashions.

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Nickelodeon Acquires Rights To Season 2 Of "Iron Man: Armoured Adventures" For Italian-Speaking Territories

The entertainment news website C21Media is reporting the Nickelodeon news that Nickelodeon has picked up the television rights to the second season of Marvel Animation's popular "Iron Man: Armoured Adventures" animated series for broadcast in Italian-speaking territories. "Iron Man: Armoured Adventures" season 2 will be comprised of 26 x 30 minute episodes.

"Iron Man: Armored Adventures" (also known in early promotional materials as "Iron Man: The Animated Series") is a 3D CGI-animated cartoon series based on the Marvel Comics superhero Iron Man. The series follows the adventures of teenage child prodigy Tony Stark and his alter ego of Iron Man. As Iron Man, he uses his technological inventions to fight various similarly technologically advanced threats. His friends, James "Rhodey" Rhodes and Pepper Potts help him on his courageous, and dangerous adventures.

The cartoon was commissioned by France Televisions and is produced by Marvel Animation alongside Method Animation and DQ Entertainment. It is distributed by PGS Entertainment. The series debuted on Nicktoons in the USA:
Iron Man builds around the world

Broadcasters in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America have picked up the second season of cartoon series Iron Man: Armoured Adventures following the success of the film franchise worldwide.

RTBF in French-speaking Belgium, Rai Gulp in Italy, Nickelodeon in Italian-speaking territories, Televisio de Catalunya in Spain, Zoom in Israel, Televisa in Mexico and UCV Televisión in Chile are among the broadcasters to have picked up the 26x30′ season.

The toon was commissioned by France Televisions and is produced by Marvel Animation alongside Method Animation and DQ Entertainment. It is distributed by PGS Entertainment.

Nico Franks
30-05-2013
©C21Media

GENRES: Animation, Children's
SHOWS: Iron Man Armoured Adventures
COMPANIES: DQ Entertainment, France Televisions, Marvel Animation, Method Animation, PGS Entertainment
SECTIONS: C21Kids
COUNTRIES: Belgium, France

Australian Learning Program Literacy Planet Inks Deal With Nickelodeon UK And Nickelodeon Australia

The International News Magazine is reporting the Nickelodeon International news in the following article that Literacy Planet, an online learning resource based in Australia's Gold Coast which offers an interactive and fun learning program to assist in childhood literacy development, has announced a partnership with Nickelodeon UK and Nickelodeon Australia:
Gold Coast company taps into Asian market
Brisbane 30 May 2013. A small Gold Coast company is taking online English language skills to more than 65,000 students across the globe after securing several Asian distribution deals.

Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts Ian Walker said Literacy Planet was a real Queensland success story.

“It’s amazing to think the work of a start-up company based at Varsity Lakes is now being used by students around the world,” Mr Walker said.

“A lot of companies struggle to find investment dollars, but Literacy Planet founder and Executive Director Shane Davis along with CEO Chris Roberts, have raised more than $5 million in private equity through Ellerston Capital and MAP Capital Advisors.

“That is a remarkable achievement and shows what can be achieved when you innovate.”

Literacy Planet provides an online education application teaching English literacy to primary school children, including about 20,000 students in Queensland.

Mr Walker said the company had also recently announced it had struck a deal with FrogAsia, a virtual learning environment used by all Malaysian government schools.

“Through a partnership with MAP Capital Advisors, the company is also distributing its package into government schools in the Philippines,” he said.

Literacy Planet founder Shane Davis said the company hoped to expand even further in the future, after entering into a partnership with Nickelodeon UK and Australia.

“This will open up significant opportunities in Britain. We are also exploring the Chinese market,” Mr Davis said.

Viacom International Media Networks To Relaunch MTV Russia In October 2013

The entertainment news website C21Media is reporting the Viacom news in the following article that Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) are planning to relaunch MTV Russia later this year as a rival to the entertainment channel that is to replace it next month.

MTV Russia currently operates as a joint venture between VIMN and ProfMedia. However, this partnership comes to an end as of Friday 31st May 2013.

It will then be replaced by a new, ProfMedia-owned net targeting 14-44s, called Friday and branded locally as Pyatnitsa, which is scheduled to start transmiting on Saturday 1st June 2013. Local reports suggest that ProfMedia is aiming to spend US$100m on the entertainment channel over the next two years.

Meanwhile, MTV Russia will return with a brand new "new look" and feel as a wholly-owned and operated VIMN channel on Tuesday 1st October 2013 for the first time since the networks launch in 1998.

The channel will air local content alongside MTV programmes such as "Jersey Shore" and "The Hills", dubbed into Russian.

VIMN also operates localised MTV Hits, MTV Dance, MTV Rocks and MTV HD channels in Russia, in addition to Russian versions of Nickelodeon and Paramount Comedy:
MTV returns to Russia

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) will relaunch MTV Russia later this year as a rival to the entertainment channel that is to replace it next month.

MTV Russia currently operates as a joint venture between VIMN and ProfMedia. However, this partnership comes to an end as of May 31.

It will then be replaced by a new, ProfMedia-owned net targeting 14-44s, called Friday and branded locally as Pyatnitsa, which is scheduled to start transmiting June 1.

Local reports suggest that ProfMedia is aiming to spend US$100m on the entertainment channel over the next two years.

Meanwhile, MTV Russia will return with a “new look” as a wholly-owned and operated VIMN channel on October 1 for the first time since its launch 15 years ago.

The channel will air local content alongside MTV programmes such as Jersey Shore and The Hills, dubbed into Russian.

“By taking full editorial and management control of MTV, we aim to strengthen its presence in the Russian market, which is a global priority for Viacom,” said David Lynn, executive VP and MD of VIMN UK.

VIMN also operates MTV Hits, MTV Dance, MTV Rocks and MTV HD in Russia, in addition to Nickelodeon and Paramount Comedy.

Nico Franks
30-05-2013
©C21Media

GENRES: Drama, Factual
SHOWS: Jersey Shore, The Hills
COMPANIES: MTV Russia, ProfMedia, Pyatnitsa, Viacom International Media Networks
COUNTRIES: Russia, US

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Canada's Youth Media Alliance Honors TeenNick's "Degrassi" And Nickelodeon Preschool's "Bubble Guppies" Researcher Kristen McGregor At Awards Of Excellence 2013 Ceremony

Kidscreen's children's digital entertainment and media news website iKids is reporting the exciting news in the following article that during its annual Awards of Excellence gala last night (Tuesday 28th May 2013), Canada's Youth Media Alliance paid homage to the country's producers and entertainers breaking ground in the field of children's screen entertainment, including to TeenNick USA's popular Canadian drama series "Degrassi" and to Kristen McGregor, who works in The Michael Cohen Group's research team for season three of Nickelodeon Preschool Animations's original animated series "Bubble Guppies"!

The "Degrassi: The Next Generation" season 12 episode "Never Ever, Part Two" won the Grand Prize for Best Production award, and The Degrassi Mobile Game developed by XMG Studio Inc. won the Award of Excellence for Best Convergent App award. The Degrassi Game is a episodic role-playing game app comprised of 6 unique Episodes.
Producer, researcher, and writer Kristen McGregor won the Emerging Talent Award. As well as working on Nick Junior's "Bubble Guppies", Kristen McGregor also works as part of the US Department of Education's UMIGO. McGregor is also the producer of the TVO Kids/Sinking Ship Entertainment series "Giver".

The entertaining ceremony highlights included a Harlem Shake break, a Meatloaf-inspired tribute and a barrel of monkeys (a.k.a. the evening's host Sean Cullen dressed as a simian). In total 15 awards were handed out. Read on for winners across television and digital content categories:
Canadian youth screen industry celebrated at Awards of Excellence

Canada’s Youth Media Alliance paid homage to the country’s producers and entertainers breaking ground in the field of children’s screen entertainment at its annual Awards of Excellence gala last night. During the entertaining ceremony that included a Harlem Shake break, a Meatloaf-inspired tribute and a barrel of monkeys (a.k.a. the evening’s host Sean Cullen dressed as said simians), 15 awards were handed out. Read on for winners across television and digital content categories.

Grand Prize for Best Production

Degrassi (Never Ever, Part Two) – produced by: Epitome Pictures, aired on: Much Music

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, All Genres, Ages 3–5 Category

Kids' CBC (Wowie Woah Woah!) – produced by and aired on: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, All Genres, Ages 6–8 Category

Giver (Newmarket – Car Park) – produced by: Sinking Ship Entertainment, aired on: TVO

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, All Genres, Ages 9–12 Category

Cross Country Fun Hunt (Nova Scotia to PEI) – produced by: Apartment 11 Productions, aired on: CBC

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, All Genres, Teen Category

IN REAL LIFE 3 (Marine Survivalists) – produced by: Apartment 11 Productions, aired on: YTV

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, Interstitial, All Ages Category

Gisele's Big Backyard (Fun and Friends in the Backyard!) – produced by and aired on: TVO

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, Animation, Ages 3–5 Category

Stella and Sam (Night Fairies) – produced by: Radical Sheep Productions Inc., aired on: Disney Junior Canada

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, Animation, Ages 6–8 Category

Jack (Sleepwalking Jack) – produced by: Groupe PVP inc., Sparky Animation, aired on: TVO

Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, Animation, Ages 9–14 Category

Jimmy Two-Shoes (Toast Busters/Beezy 2.0) – produced by: Breakthrough Entertainment, aired on: Teletoon

Award of Excellence for Best Original Digital Content

i Learn With Boing: Ocean Adventures! – produced by: Tribal Nova

Award of Excellence for Best Convergent Website

Cross Country Fun Hunt Interactive – produced by: Apartment 11 Productions

Award of Excellence for Best Convergent App

The Degrassi Mobile Game – produced by: Epitome Pictures

YMA Parents' Award

TVOKids – Mark's Moments (Braun Brothers) – produced by and aired on: TVO

Outstanding Achievement Award to Chris and Martin Kratt, founders and principals of the Kratt Brothers Company. The duo have created and produced more than 200 episodes of television including Kratts' Creatures, Zoboomafoo, Be The Creature, and most recently, Wild Kratts.

Emerging Talent Award to Kristen McGregor, producer, researcher, and writer. She currently works as part of The Michael Cohen Group’s research team for season three of the Nick Jr. show The Bubble Guppies, and the US Department of Education's UMIGO. McGregor is also the producer of the TVO Kids/Sinking Ship Entertainment series Giver.

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Nickelodeon USA Draws Nearly 4 Million Viewers To "Sanjay And Craig" Animated Series Debut

Nickelodeon, one of the world's leading entertainment brands for kids and families, has announced, in the following press release from TVbytheNumbers, the Nickelodeon News that Nickelodeon's newest original animated series (Nicktoon) "Sanjay and Craig" tallied 3.6 million total viewers for its Saturday 24th May 2013 premiere on Nick USA, driving double-digit gains with kids 2-11 and kids 6-11 and ranking as the number-two kids' program on all TV for the week—second only to top-ranked "SpongeBob SquarePants"! "Sanjay and Craig", which follows the misadventures of a 12-year-old boy and his best friend—a talking snake—earned a 6.0/2.0 Million kids 2-11 (up +22% over last year) and a 6.4/1.3 million kids 6-11 (up +31). Meanwhile, ever popular "SpongeBob SquarePants" was number one with kids 2-11 (6.9/2.3 million, up +33%) and kids 6-11 (6.8/1.3 million, up +36%) for the week, as well as being the month's overall top animated program among kids across all TV.
As the kids' network did in April 2013, Nickelodeon USA finished first in May 2013 as basic cable's number-one network in total day. For May, the net was first with kids 2-11 (2.6/866,000, +10%) and total viewers (1.6 MM, +6%) in total day. Additionally, Nickelodeon's preschool block (M-F 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ET/PT) topped with kids 2-5 (4.3/579,000, +10%). This performance also marks the network's 18th straight week of year-over-year growth.

"Sanjay and Craig", produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios, follows the adventures of Sanjay, an excitable and irreverent 12-year-old boy (Maulik Pancholy, "30 Rock") and Craig, a smooth-talking snake and master of disguise (Chris Hardwick, Nerdist, "The Talking Dead"). Together, they embark on epic kid-inspired quests that are at times totally ridiculous, absolutely gross and weirdly sweet. The only thing that stands in their way is their unhinged, snake-phobic neighbor, Mr. Noodman (Tony Hale, "Arrested Development"), who's always on the verge of figuring out that Craig can talk. Additional voice actors include Linda Cardellini ("Freaks and Geeks") as Megan; Matt Jones ("Breaking Bad") as Hector and Kunal Nayyar ("The Big Bang Theory") as Vijay. The series joins Nickelodeon's hit Saturday morning animation lineup, airing regularly at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT.

Nickelodeon channels and networks around the world (Planet Nickelodeon / Planet Orange) will begin airing "Sanjay and Craig" internationally from early 2014:

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

NICKELODEON DRAWS NEARLY 4 MILLION VIEWERS TO SANJAY AND CRAIG ANIMATED SERIES DEBUT

Nick also Wins May, Marks 18 Weeks of Consecutive Growth with Kids, Total Viewers

NEW YORK – May 29, 2013 – Nickelodeon’s new animated series Sanjay and Craig tallied 3.6 million total viewers for its Saturday, May 24, premiere, driving double-digit gains with kids 2-11 and kids 6-11 and ranking as the number-two kids’ program on all TV for the week—second only to top-ranked SpongeBob SquarePants. Sanjay and Craig, which follows the misadventures of a 12-year-old boy and his best friend—a talking snake—earned a 6.0/2.0 Million kids 2-11 (up +22% over last year) and a 6.4/1.3 million kids 6-11 (up +31). SpongeBob SquarePants was number one with kids 2-11 (6.9/2.3 million, up +33%) and kids 6-11 (6.8/1.3 million, up +36%) for the week, as well as being the month’s overall top animated program among kids across all TV.

As it did in April, Nickelodeon finished first in May as basic cable's number-one network in total day. For May, the net was first with kids 2-11 (2.6/866,000, +10%) and total viewers (1.6 MM, +6%) in total day. Additionally, Nickelodeon’s preschool block (M-F 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ET/PT) topped with kids 2-5 (4.3/579,000, +10%). This performance also marks the network’s 18th straight week of year-over-year growth.

Sanjay and Craig, produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios, follows the adventures of Sanjay, an excitable and irreverent 12-year-old boy (Maulik Pancholy, 30 Rock) and Craig, a smooth-talking snake and master of disguise (Chris Hardwick, Nerdist, The Talking Dead). Together, they embark on epic kid-inspired quests that are at times totally ridiculous, absolutely gross and weirdly sweet. The only thing that stands in their way is their unhinged, snake-phobic neighbor, Mr. Noodman (Tony Hale, Arrested Development), who’s always on the verge of figuring out that Craig can talk. Additional voice actors include Linda Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks) as Megan; Matt Jones (Breaking Bad) as Hector and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) as Vijay. The series joins Nickelodeon’s hit Saturday morning animation lineup, airing regularly at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT.

Nickelodeon, now in its 34th 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 almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years.

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Nickelodeon Opens First-Ever Branded Retail Destination; Launches 1,000 Square Foot 'Nick Shop' In Toys"R"Us Times Square In New York City

Nickelodeon, one of the world's leading recognized entertainment brands for kids and families, has today (Wednesday 29th May 2013) announced, in the following press release from PRNewswire, the very exciting Nickelodeon News the launch of its 'Nick Shop' in Toys"R"Us in New York Cities Times Square, the company's international flagship store!
The 1,000 square foot Nick Shop is an immersive Nickelodeon retail experience jam-packed with fun and adventure around every corner. The Nick Shop features exclusive New York-branded products such as kids and adult apparel, accessories, plush toys, drinkware, home goods and more, featuring popular Nickelodeon characters including "Dora the Explorer", "Bubble Guppies", "Team Umizoomi", "Winx Club", "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", retailing between $5.99 and $49.99. Additionally, the shop, located on Level One of The World's Greatest Toy Store™, offers visitors an assortment of Nickelodeon-branded toys, books and DVDs!

The Nick Shop's vibrant orange walls and columns are covered with cutting edge decor stencils of characters from Nickelodeon's hit animated series, with several interactive, touchscreen LED screens placed throughout. From a distance, the large digital displays create a unified canvas that showcases humorous and entertaining Nickelodeon content. When guests walk near the space, they can interact with and explore the content using their hands to swipe and tap the screens.

Customers can also find more Nickelodeon merchandise on Level Two of Toys"R"Us Times Square. The Nick Shop is now open to the public during regular business hours*: Sunday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. (*Store hours subject to change.)

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Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

Nickelodeon Opens First-Ever Branded Retail Destination; Launches 1,000 Square Foot 'Nick Shop' In Toys"R"Us Times Square

Shop Provides Consumers One-of-a-Kind Nickelodeon Shopping Experience in Heart of New York City

NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 /via PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon announced today the launch of its 'Nick Shop' in Toys"R"Us Times Square, the company's international flagship store. The 1,000 square foot Nick Shop is an immersive Nickelodeon retail experience jam-packed with fun and adventure around every corner. The Nick Shop features exclusive New York-branded products such as kids and adult apparel, accessories, plush toys, drinkware, home goods and more, featuring Nickelodeon characters including Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi, Winx Club, SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, retailing between $5.99 and $49.99. Additionally, the shop, located on Level One of The World's Greatest Toy Store™, offers visitors an assortment of Nickelodeon-branded toys, books and DVDs.

(Download Photo - Nickelodeon celebrates the launch of the Nick Shop in Toys"R"Us Times Square. (PRNewsFoto/Nickelodeon): http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130529/NY22459 )

"We are overjoyed to officially launch our 'Nick Shop' at Toys"R"Us Times Square, offering exclusive products featuring some of our most iconic brands," said Pam Kaufman , Chief Marketing Officer, Nickelodeon Group. "Times Square is one of the world's most-visited attractions and now consumers from all around the world can take home a piece of the number-one entertainment brand for kids, in the number-one city in the world."

The Nick Shop's vibrant orange walls and columns are covered with cutting edge decor stencils of characters from Nickelodeon's hit animated series, with several interactive, touchscreen LED screens placed throughout. From a distance, the large digital displays create a unified canvas that showcases humorous and entertaining Nickelodeon content. When guests walk near the space, they can interact with and explore the content using their hands to swipe and tap the screens.

"The thousands of kids and families who visit Toys"R"Us Times Square each year are sure to be wowed by this truly unique Nickelodeon shopping experience," said Richard Barry , Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys"R"Us, Inc. "Nickelodeon has created some of the most recognizable characters in the world and we fully expect to hear squeals of delight from young kids when they visit this new environment. In addition to an expanded assortment of Nickelodeon products, we're excited to offer so many exclusive items available only at our international flagship store."

Customers can also find more Nickelodeon products on Level Two of Toys"R"Us Times Square. The Nick Shop is now open to the public during regular business hours*: Sunday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Nickelodeon, now in its 34th 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 almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

About Toys"R"Us, Inc.

Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world's leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 874 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, and in more than 660 international stores and over 160 licensed stores in 35 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys in the brand's flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com, eToys.com and FAO.com, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys"R"Us, Inc. employs approximately 70,000 associates annually worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Additional information about Toys"R"Us, Inc. can be found on Toysrusinc.com. Follow Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us and FAO Schwarz on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus, Facebook.com/Babiesrus and Facebook.com/FAO and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus and Twitter.com/Babiesrus.

*Store hours subject to change.

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To celebrate the grand opening of Nickelodeon's Nick Shop in Toys"R"Us in New York Cities world famous Times Square, Nickelodeon USA has shared a exclusive photograph from the event on the networks official Instagram profile page, @officialnicktv, which was joined by Nickelodeon Superstars SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star:


Today's a big day for us... We just launched our first ever Nick Shop!!! If you're in Times Square, NYC come check it out, it's inside the Toys"R"Us! #nickelodeon #awesomegram #allnickeverything

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Former Viacom Executive Chris Linn Joins TruTV As Programming Head

The entertainment news website C21Media is reporting the Nickelodeon Employee news in the following article that the US cable network TruTV has hired a senior executive from MTV as its president and head of programming, triggering a reshuffle in MTV's unscripted division.

Chris Linn, previously executive Vice President (VP) of programming and head of production at MTV, is joining Turner-owned TruTV to head all programming on the network, including the development and production of original series. He will replace executive VP and chief operating officer Marc Juris, whose departure was announced earlier this month (May 2013) after spending nearly 10 years with the channel.

Linn joined MTV in 2004 and was promoted to his most recent position in 2010. During that time he helped to develop and produce hits including the American reality television series "Jersey Shore" and its successful spin-off Snooki & JWOW. More recently, he led the team that developed the television series version of the reality-based docudrama television series "Catfish", "Catfish: The TV Show".

Prior to that he held various positions at Nickelodeon including a stint as general manager (GM) of the Nickelodeon Digital Animation Studio in New York. He has also previously been VP of production the Viacom owned general entertainment cablenet, Spike TV.

Linn will be based in New York, reporting to president of Turner Entertainment Networks Steve Koonin.

His departure has prompted a restructure of MTV's unscripted programming team. Lauren Dolgen, a 16-year company veteran, has been promoted to head of West Coast reality programming and executive VP of series development. She will oversee the development of all reality series in the region while overseeing current hits such as "Teen Mom". Kimberly Rach, formerly senior VP of West Coast production, and Andrew Portnoy, who has held the same role on the East Coast since 2010, are now co-heads of production, splitting production responsibilities for all of MTV’s programming on both US seaboards. All three report to MTV programming president Susanne Daniels:
MTV unscripted exec joins TruTV

US cablenet TruTV has hired a senior executive from MTV as its president and head of programming, triggering a reshuffle in MTV’s unscripted division.

Chris Linn, previously executive VP of programming and head of production at MTV, is joining Turner-owned TruTV to head all programming on the network, including the development and production of original series.

He will replace executive VP and chief operating officer Marc Juris, whose departure was announced earlier this month after nearly 10 years with the channel.

Linn joined MTV in 2004 and was promoted to his most recent position in 2010. During that time he helped to develop and produce hits including Jersey Shore and its successful spin-off Snooki & JWOW. More recently, he led the team that developed the television series version of Catfish.

Prior to that he held various positions at Nickelodeon including a stint as general manager of the Nickelodeon Digital Animation Studio in New York. He has also previously been VP of production at another cablenet, Spike TV.

Linn will be based in New York, reporting to president of Turner Entertainment Networks Steve Koonin.

His departure has prompted a restructure of MTV’s unscripted programming team. Lauren Dolgen, a 16-year company veteran, has been promoted to head of West Coast reality programming and executive VP of series development. She will oversee the development of all reality series in the region while overseeing current hits such as Teen Mom.

Kimberly Rach, formerly senior VP of West Coast production, and Andrew Portnoy, who has held the same role on the East Coast since 2010, are now co-heads of production, splitting production responsibilities for all of MTV’s programming on both US seaboards.

All three report to MTV programming president Susanne Daniels.

Clive Whittingham
29-05-2013
©C21Media

TAGS: Appointments
GENRES: Factual, Reality
SHOWS: Jersey Shore
PEOPLE: Andrew Portnoy, Chris Linn, Kimberly Rach, Lauren Dolgen, Marc Juris, Steve Koonin
COMPANIES: MTV, TruTV, Turner Broadcasting Network, Viacom
SECTIONS: C21Factual
COUNTRIES: US

Worle, UK Mother And Her Friends Raise Thousands For The Bone Cancer Research Trust By Running The Virgin London Marathon 2013 Dressed As Characters From "SpongeBob SquarePants" In Memory Of Her 11-Year-Old Daughter!

The Weston & Somerset Mercury is reporting the fantastic news in the following article that a mother from Worle, a village in North Somerset, England, UK, and her friends have raised thousands of pounds for the Bone Cancer Research Trust charity in memory of her daughter by running in the Virgin London Marathon 2013 dressed as SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star and Gary the Snail, Nickelodeon Superstars from the hit Nick's original animated series (Nicktoon) "SpongeBob SquarePants"! You can still help support the teams worthy cause by visiting their donations page via www.justgiving.com/Sue-Collard2:
Worle mum raises cash with help from SpongeBob

A WORLE mother and her friends have raised thousands in memory of her daughter while donning SpongeBob SquarePants costumes.

Sue Collard, aged 44, took on the London Marathon with friends Michelle Williams and Liz Price to raise awareness of bone cancer in memory of her 11-year-old daughter Mary.

Photo: Sue Collard as SpongeBob Squarepants with friends Michelle and Liz.

Mary, who was a keen golfer, a member of Weston’s Swimming Club and the town’s Act One drama group, lost her brave battle with the disease last year.

And because Mary’s favourite cartoon was the Nickelodeon show, mum Sue decided this would be the perfect way to remember her daughter and raise money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

Sue dressed up as the main character, while Michelle and Liz zipped up the costume suits of SpongeBob’s friends Gary the snail and Patrick the starfish.

The team raised a total of £13,563 for the bone cancer research trust through the challenge, as well has holding various quizzes, a cake sale and their friends, family and colleagues supporting them.

Sue said: “We want to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us and donated to the Bone Cancer Trust.”

Sue, her family and friends have hosted numerous fundraising events for the trust and in total have raised around £40,000.

You can still help support Sue, Michelle and Liz for their efforts by visiting their donations page via www.justgiving.com/Sue-Collard2

For more information about the disease and the trust visit www.bcrt.org.uk.

Nickelodeon Europe Commissions Second Season Of "Hotel 13"; TV Movie Also Ordered

Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) has announced the exciting Nickelodeon International news in the following press release, from Nick Germany's "Nick Pressecenter" and translated by Google Translate, that Nickelodeon Europe has commissioned a second season of "Hotel 13", Nick's live-action daily soap opera for Nickelodeon's European channels. In addition, Nickelodeon Europe has also ordered a brand new "Hotel 13" television movie to accompany the series! "Hotel 13" is a co-production between Nickelodeon and the Belgium production company "Studio 100", who also make the hit mystery Nickelodeon TV series, "House of Anubis" for Nickelodeon channels and networks around the world.
Nick and Studio 100 is expected to start filming the new "Hotel 13" television film on Monday 17th June 2013. The "Hotel 13" movie will see Patrick Baehr, Carola Schnell und Julia Schäfle reprise their roles as Tom, Anna and Liv again for their next all-new time-travel adventure.

Production for "Hotel 13" season 2, which will be comprised of 56 episodes, is expected to commence in August 2013.

In the TV movie, fans can discover the 1950s: After the summer, the hotel Tom, Anna and Liv are home again. But suddenly standing in front of Tom's door is a girl in a petticoat, who asks him for help. Someone has sent them to the present time in a time machine which thus sets off a dangerous chain of events in motion. The three have to bring the girl back to her time otherwise Tom, Anne and Liv will have never met each other. Not only their friendship, but also the love between Tom and Anna is at stake.

Nick Europe is planning to premiere and show the new "Hotel 13" movie in early November 2013, and is planning to start to premiere and show episodes from "Hotel 13" season two from Spring 2014 on Nickelodeon.

'Hotel 13' is produced in the vicinity of Antwerp Studio 100. The German language version is broadcast in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with a local language version broadcast in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden:
Nickelodeon gives the green light for the second season of 'Hotel 13'
Joy in the 'Hotel 13' lobby: the children's channel Nickelodeon will produce another season of the popular series. On 17 June start the filming of a TV movie in which Patrick Baehr, Carola Quick and Juliet Schäfle reprise their roles as Tom, Anne and Liv again to pass the next time-travel adventure. In August, following the production of the second season with 56 episodes.

"With our partner Studio 100 we have '13 Hotel' developed a coherent and exciting concept for the sequel. At a time travel story, there are infinitely many eras and adventurous stories to experience. Using the TV movie we have the opportunity to make a to tell these stories and simultaneously to shorten the waiting time for the new season, "said Janine Weigold, Director, Acquisitions & Development, Nickelodeon.

In the TV movie, fans can discover the 1950s: After the summer, the hotel Tom, Anne and Liv are home again. But suddenly standing in front of Tom's door a girl in a petticoat, which asks him for help. Someone has sent them into a time machine to the present and thus set a dangerous chain of events in motion. The three have to bring the girl back to her time because Tom, Anne and Liv will never meet. This not only their friendship, but also the love between Tom and Anna at stake.

A broadcast of the film is planned for early November. The second season is seen from spring 2014 on Nickelodeon.

'Hotel 13' is produced in the vicinity of Antwerp Studio 100 in German. The German language version is broadcast in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, the series can be seen in the local language.

Footage of 'Hotel 13' can be found in [Nickelodeon Germany's Press Center] library.

About Nickelodeon:

Nickelodeon is a world-emitting children's channel and home to some of the most popular children's series at the moment, including "SpongeBob SquarePants," "iCarly," "The Penguins of Madagascar," "Victorious", "Kung Fu Panda", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Dora". Special program highlight is the annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, a star-studded show in which children worldwide vote on the winners. Nickelodeon is one of the Viacom International Media Networks Ltd. For Nickelodeon television company in addition to the varied activities for children also includes the Consumer Products Division, online and other leisure activities and publishing products. Nickelodeon Northern Europe, with headquarters in Berlin, the Nickelodeon radiates content in 14 countries from Northern Europe to its channels Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick Hits, Teen Nick and Kindernet. The productions "Het Huis Anubis" / "House of Anubis", "Cheeese", "Hotel 13" and "Nick Battle" round off the range of Nickelodeon in Northern Europe.

Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe
Contact: Volker Körkemeier
Phone: 49 30 700 100-394, Fax: 49 30 700 100-9394
E-mail: koerkemeier.volker@vimn.com, Info: www.presse.nick.de.
Also, below is the untranslated version of the same Nickelodeon Deutschland Press Release:
Nickelodeon gibt grünes Licht für die zweite Staffel 'Hotel 13'

Freude in der 'Hotel 13' Lobby: der Kindersender Nickelodeon wird eine weitere Staffel der beliebten Serie produzieren. Bereits am 17. Juni starten die Dreharbeiten zu einem TV-Movie, in dem Patrick Baehr, Carola Schnell und Julia Schäfle ihre Rollen als Tom, Anna und Liv wieder aufnehmen, um das nächste Zeitreise-Abenteuer zu bestehen. Im August folgt dann die Produktion der zweiten Staffel mit insgesamt 56 Folgen.

"Mit unserem Partner Studio 100 haben wir ein stimmiges und spannendes Konzept für die Fortsetzung von 'Hotel 13' erarbeitet. Bei einer Zeitreise-Geschichte gibt es unendlich viele Epochen und abenteuerliche Geschichten zu erleben. Mit dem TV-Movie haben wir die Gelegenheit, eine dieser Geschichten zu erzählen und gleichzeitig die Wartezeit auf die neue Staffel zu verkürzen", so Janine Weigold, Director Aquisitions & Development, Nickelodeon.

In dem TV-Movie können die Fans die 1950er Jahre entdecken: Nach dem Sommer im Hotel sind Tom, Anna und Liv wieder zuhause. Doch plötzlich steht vor Toms Tür ein Mädchen im Petticoat, das ihn um Hilfe bittet. Irgendjemand hat sie mit der Zeitmaschine in die Gegenwart geschickt und damit eine gefährliche Kette an Ereignissen in Gang gesetzt. Die Drei müssen das Mädchen zurück in ihre Zeit bringen, denn sonst werden sich Tom, Anna und Liv nie begegnen. Damit steht nicht nur ihre Freundschaft, sondern auch die Liebe zwischen Tom und Anna auf dem Spiel.

Eine Ausstrahlung des Films ist für Anfang November geplant. Die zweite Staffel ist ab Frühjahr 2014 bei Nickelodeon zu sehen.

'Hotel 13' wird in der Nähe von Antwerpen von Studio 100 auf Deutsch produziert. Die Deutschsprachige Version wird in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz ausgestrahlt. In den Niederlanden, Belgien, Dänemark, Schweden ist die Serie in Landessprache zu sehen.

Bildmaterial zu 'Hotel 13' finden sie in unserer Mediathek.

Über Nickelodeon:

Nickelodeon ist ein weltweit ausstrahlender Kindersender und die Heimat einiger der beliebtesten Kinderserien derzeit, darunter „SpongeBob Schwammkopf“, „iCarly“, „Die Pinguine aus Madagascar“, „Victorious“, „Kung Fu Panda“, „Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles“ und „Dora“. Besonderes Programm-Highlight sind die jährlich stattfindenden Nickelodeon Kids‘ Choice Awards, eine starbesetzte Show, in der Kinder weltweit abstimmen über die Preisträger. Nickelodeon gehört zu der Viacam International Media Networks GmbH. Zum Nickelodeon Unternehmen gehören neben dem abwechslungsreichen Fernsehangebot für Kinder außerdem der Bereich Consumer Products, Online- und Freizeitangebote sowie Publishing Produkte. Nickelodeon Northern Europe, mit Hauptsitz in Berlin, strahlt die Nickelodeon Inhalte in 14 Länder Nordeuropas auf seinen Kanälen Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick Hits, Teen Nick und Kindernet aus. Die Eigenproduktionen „Het Huis Anubis“ / „Das Haus Anubis“, „Cheeese“, „Hotel 13“ und „Nick Battle“ runden das Angebot von Nickelodeon in Nordeuropa ab.

Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe
Kontakt: Volker Körkemeier
Fon: 49 30 700 100-394, Fax: 49 30 700 100-9394
E-Mail: koerkemeier.volker@vimn.com, Info: www.presse.nick.de.
Nickelodeon and Studio 100's brand new live-action daily soap opera series called "Hotel 13" stars Patrick Baehr as Tom Kepler, Gerrit Klein as Jack Leopold, Julia Schäfle as Liv Sonntag, Carola Schnell as Anna Jung, Hanna Scholz as Victoria von Lippstein and Marcel Glauche as Flo Tuba, and is about six teenagers that could not be more different than each other who meet up with each other at Hotel 13, a beautiful Art Nouveau hotel near the sea, during the holidays. Tom and Anna have applied for summer jobs at the hotel, Flo is training in the kitchen, Victoria is a pampered guest, Jack is the son of the hotel owner, and as Anna's friend Liv arrives at the hotel, the group is complete. Tom has his own reasons for a summer job at the Hotel 13: He got a cryptic message to "find the room and 13th" But that's easier said than done, as seems to be a room with the number 13 did not give it." The search begins and with it a great holiday adventure full of friendship, fun and first love. The first season of "Hotel 13 - Die Zeit Deines Lebens (the time of your life)" includes 120 12-minute long episodes.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Germany's Super RTL Inks Deal With DreamWorks; Pact Includes Exclusive Access To DreamWorks Animation’s TV Series

The entertainment news website C21Media is reporting the German television industry news in the following article that the German kids and family channel Super RTL has signed a multi-year output deal with DreamWorks Animation as it prepares for the end of its existing agreement with Disney. The new pact gives Super RTL exclusive access to DreamWorks Animation's television series – often spin-offs from DreamWorks' high-profile movies – for the next five years, as well as the chance to license the series until 2020. It is currently unclear whether the deal also includes the popular animated Nickelodeon series (Nicktoons) "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" and "The Penguins of Madagascar", which Nickelodeon Productions co-produces with DreamWorks Animation, as both Nick shows currently air on Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland; "The Penguins of Madagascar" as "Die Pinguine aus Madagascar"):
Super RTL links with DreamWorks

German kids and family channel Super RTL has signed a multi-year output deal with DreamWorks Animation as it prepares for the end of its existing agreement with Disney.

The new pact gives Super RTL exclusive access to DreamWorks Animation’s television series – often spin-offs from high-profile feature films – for the next five years, as well as the chance to license the series until 2020.

TV shows produced by DreamWorks include Dragons: Riders of Berk for Cartoon Network, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness for Nickelodeon and the Netflix series Turbo: Fast, based on the upcoming feature film of the same name.

Last July, the firm paid US$155m for Classic Media, a move that gave it ownership of brands such as Casper the Friendly Ghost, Lassie and Noddy. It is also getting closer to launching its own kids’ television channel in the US with Fox.

The content agreement between Super RTL and Disney, which accounts for about 30% of its schedule, is due to expire on December 31. Disney holds a 50% share in the channel but it remains unclear if it will relinquish this.

In January 2014, Disney Channel Germany, an ad-supported free-to-air rival to Super RTL, will go live with a mix of local productions, acquired content and feature films targeting children and families.

Since Disney acquired Das Vierte in September last year, Super RTL has increased its library of third-party acquisitions, partly through a deal with 9 Story Entertainment.

Nico Franks
28-05-2013
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The Stars Of Nick Jr. UK's "The Go!Go!Go! Show", "Peppa Pig" And "Poppy Cat" To Attend LolliBop 2013

UK Festival Guides, a website detailing upcoming festivals taking place around the UK, has announced in the following article the exciting Nick Jr. UK news that the stars and cast of the popular Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland preschool shows "The Go!Go!Go! Show", Peppa Pig and Poppy Cat will be attending LolliBop 2013, The Big Bash for Little People, which will be held over Friday 16th, Saturday 17th, and Sunday 18th August 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, England, UK!

On the Lolli Live stage, the stars and cast of Nickelodeon UK and Eire's preschool channel, Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland, popular brand show, "The Go!Go!Go! Show" - Carl, Gemma, Jade, Holly, Steve, the inquisitive Mr. Baffled and Fluffalope - will be bringing brand new pop songs, catchy, easy-to-learn dance moves and loads of laughs to LolliBop 2013 attendees, whilst fans can watch and dance along with Poppy Cat with 'Copy Poppy'. Plus, Peppa Pig will also be hosting special meet and greet sessions with her fans all weekend!

You can find more information, including the current LolliBop 2013 guest programme, and book tickets to the festival here on the official LolliBop 2013 website, lollibopfestival.co.uk:
LOLLIBOP SET TO ROCK QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK THIS SUMMER

Lollibop Festival 2013

LolliBop, The Big Bash for Little People, is returning for 2013 to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, with an incredible line-up designed to delight mini festival goers.

Joining some of the hottest names in kids’ entertainment, as well as hundreds of activities, workshops and interactive demos, are the Mr. Men and Little Miss Village Green Event and Shaun the Sheep’s Championsheeps LIVE!

The ever-popular Mr. Men will be hosting a fun maypole activity area and favourite characters, such as Mr. Bump, Mr. Tickle and Little Miss Sunshine, will be meeting and greeting fans at the Mr. Men and Little Miss reading hubs.

Shaun the Sheep will be personally on hand at the Championsheeps with sheepy shenanigans, including Shirley’s Pie-athalon, the Naughty Pig’s Sack Race and Get Fit with the Flock. Kids and parents are ‘wool-come’ to get involved!

Other big names confirmed so far, include:

- LolliBop favourites Dick and Dom return with their special mix of madcap games, songs, jokes and a foam pie or two…

- Peppa Pig will be at the festival all weekend, meeting and greeting all her little fans

- Sid Sloane and Andy Day will be hosting their very own Big Birthday Bash and everyone is invited! Expect lots of energetic songs and silliness and plenty of audience participation

- Watch and learn how to ‘Copy Poppy’ with Poppy Cat on the Lolli Live stage

- Straight from Nickelodeon to the Lolli Live Stage, The Go! Go! Go! Show are bringing brand new pop songs, catchy, easy-to-learn dance moves and loads of laughs

- Sing and dance along with the adorable Cloudbabies mini show

- Older LolliBoppers will love The Diary of a Wimpy Kid activity, which include exclusive clips of the author Jeff Kinney talking about the books and a master class showing how he draws the characters. There’s also a Wimp Wars quiz

- Experience the life-size Transformer Optimus Prime Truck, along with the Transformers Station; showcasing the new Beast Hunters toys, viewings of the cartoon series Transformers Prime and free green screen pictures

- Witness the amazing wildlife showcase with National Geographic Kids Animal Man

- Laugh along with hilarious antics from the amazing 8ft Titan the Robot

Returning LolliBoppers will also see old favourites mixed with new attractions for 2013, including:

LolliBop Live – Popular CBeebies presenter Alex Winters is comparing the live stage which plays host to some of the biggest names in kids entertainment, with live music and performances from stars of stage and screen.

Lollipalladiam - is a live theatre tent showcasing performances from pioneering and internationally renowned companies and artists. This year it features Spooked, the critically acclaimed Broken Rose Performing Arts first show for children – a hilarious and spectacular blend of dance, theatre and spoken word featuring skeletons Molly, Jinny and Charlie.

Science Zone - Make a rocket, hold a dry ice cube, or get messy with gooey slime in the LolliBop lab - brimming with exploding experiments for pint sized guests to try! London’s Science Museum will also be attending with live demonstrations and interactive activities.

Run wild and have fun in the LolliSports area. With activities including retro favourites like swingball, hula-hoop and frisbee to football tournaments and sports day style races.

3ft and under is also making a comeback but this time is it within the brand new Itsy Bitsy Zone. Activities for babies and toddlers will include soft play, baby massage, storytelling, mini discos and much more

The Lolli Promenade – Situated on the River Lea!why not relax and enjoy an ice lolly at the Lolli Promenade which also features beach hut crafts and bandstands.

Discovery Zone - will host a number of educational, interactive and hands on activities where kids can learn a new skill like beatboxing in one of the many workshops.

Lolli Stops – Enjoy crafts from puppet making, and customised fashion workshops, to balloon modelling, and graffiti painting, there is a something to make and do around every corner.

The Meadows - A perfect spot to chill out, enjoy your lunch and watch the special street performers.

There is also a wide selection of food and drink stalls at LolliBop. Extensive covered buggy parks, baby changing and breast-feeding areas are also available.

Profile Of The Rise Of SpongeBob SquarePants' Popularity In Egypt

In the following article, the British national daily newspaper The Guardian takes a look at the rising popularity of Nickelodeon's hit original animated series (Nicktoon) "SpongeBob SquarePants" in Egypt:
How SpongeBob SquarePants became massive in Egypt

The cartoon marine sponge is soaking up his newfound fame in Egypt – appearing on everything from hijabs to boxer shorts



A vendor sells SpongeBob merchandise in Tahrir Square. Photograph: Patrick Kingsley
Stroll the streets of central Cairo today, and two faces stand out. The first is a symbol of resistance; Jika, a teenage protester shot dead late last year, whose likeness has been repeatedly stencilled across the walls of the city centre.

The second is rather less revolutionary. It belongs to SpongeBob SquarePants. The fictional marine sponge, historically found on kids' cartoon channel Nickelodeon, is now the ubiquitous face of Egyptian [merchandise] – printed on everything from hijabs to boxer shorts, complete with spelling mistakes. (In Egypt, where western Bs are often confused with Ps, SpongeBob sometimes becomes a variant of SpongePop.) Name [an item], and chances are that someone in Egypt can sell you a Spongified version.

His appearances have become so frequent that a blog – SpongeBob on the Nile – now documents his Egyptian adventures. Vice magazine was even forced to ponder: "Is SpongeBob SquarePants the New Che Guevara?".

The explosion started about a year ago, SpongeBob on the Nile's co-founder reckons. "I remember coming back in June 2012," says Elisabeth Jaquette, a longtime Cairo resident who had returned from a year in America, "and walking through Tahrir Square, where you used to see T-shirts that said 'Egypt' and 'Revolution'. But that June, half the T-shirts were just SpongeBob."

Soon the craze spread to other wardrobe items. "Men would ask me for SpongeBob boxer shorts," says stallholder Yasser Abdel Moneim. To meet demand, Abdel Moneim now sells three different SpongeBob pant designs – sourced from China – including one that overlays the sponge with the unlikely logo of Calvin Klein. "It's still the thing that sells out first."

Egypt is not the only country to have taken to SpongeBob. Jaquette's blog memorably shows someone celebrating the Libyan revolution dressed as SpongeBob. But Jaquette argues: "People are reproducing it in ways that are very distinctly Egyptian; there are traditional hand puppets that have SpongeBob on them, tissue-box covers –– a very Egyptian thing – with SpongeBob designs."

How this all started, no one really knows. SpongeBob is shown on a private Egyptian channel, but most won't have watched much of it. Whatever Vice's headline implied, SpongeBob doesn't have any political resonance. One theory is that SpongeBob's success is symptomatic of the way that urban space has changed in Egypt since the 2011 uprising. After the revolution, a breakdown in law and order made it easier for street traders to set up shop in city centres – a phenomenon that may have led to higher sales of Spongebob tat.

Jaquette, however, isn't convinced. There may have been fewer vendors before the revolution, she says, "but there has always been one shirt or other that has been popular". For now, SpongeBob's presence is everywhere – but it may not be for ever. At the height of his popularity, Tahrir vendor Mostafa Hamed sold 30 SpongeBobs a week. But this week? Just three.
The Russian Army has also taken a shine to Nickelodeon Superstar SpongeBob SquarePants - a recent video shows soldiers marching to the SpongeBob theme tune:



If there's anyone who can bring world peace and unite the world, it's SpongeBob!

Nickelodeon UK And Britvic To Hold The 2013 Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards At The O2 In Greenwich, UK

In a exclusive interview with the celebrity gossip and lifestyle magazine Female First, the Australian singer-songwriter, businessman and television personality Peter Andre, who is the ambassador of Nick UK and Fruit Shoot's "Get Your Skills On" campaign, has announced the exciting Nickelodeon UK News that Nickelodeon UK and Britvic will holding the Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 at The O2 (formally the "Millennium Dome"), which is situated on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, England, UK, on Saturday 7th September 2013!:
When should we expect the skills awards to take place?

It will be later this year at the O2 Arena and that is going to be great. It’s a big campaign and I think it will be great for people to give it a shot. They will be impressed.
You can find out more information about the 2013 Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards, including the Fruit Shoot Skills Crew (N.C. Flex, L.A. Trucks, Connor Boost, Matti Axel, Roxy Flo, Drew Hoops, and Laura Kicks) who will be travelling the UK as part of the The Fruit Shoot Skills Tour, where they'll be helping kids learn new skills, here on NickALive!.
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Nickelodeon UK And Britvic Tap Peter Andre As Ambassador For The 2013 Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards

Yahoo!'s celebrity gossip website, OMG!, is reporting the news in the following article that Robinsons Fruit Shoot, the British soft drink brand owned by Britvic, and Nickelodeon UK have teamed up the Australian singer-songwriter, businessman and television personality Peter Andre to launch Nick UK and Fruit Shoot's "Get Your Skills On" campaign, as part of Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 campaign, which aims to give kids across the UK the chance to get active and learn some great new skills! As part of his role, Peter Andre will serve as an ambassador of the campaign:
Peter Andre has teamed up with Fruit Shoot to launch the Get Your Skills On campaign,which gives kids across the country the chance to get active and learn some cool new skills! To find out more about the Fruit Shoot Nickelodeon Get Your Skills on Campaign, Tour and Awards or to upload a video check out www.fruitshoot.co.uk.
Also, the celebrity gossip and lifestyle magazine Female First has unveiled a exclusive interview they recently held with Peter Andre where they talk about Peter Andre's role as the ambassador of Nickelodeon UK and Fruit Shoot's "Get Your Skills On" campaign:
Exclusive interview with Peter Andre


Peter Andre is the ambassador of the Fruit Shoot Nickelodeon Skills Tour which will be starting this summer. Peter says about the tour: “As a dad of young kids, I know how much fun they have trying out different things and learning new skills so I’m delighted to be part of The Fruit Shoot Get Your Skills on Campaign.”

We caught up with the talented star and loving father to find out more about this fantastic tour for kids.

Hi Peter! So, Nickelodeon has teamed up with ‘Fruit Shoot Get Your Skills On Campaign’- Could you tell us a little more about this?

It’s trying to encourage kids and parents to get their kids to do this to start learning skills. Once they’ve learnt the skills they have got their confidence. A lot of the time kids are indoors playing on gadgets. It happens to me with my children, I know exactly what it’s like, and you think to yourself, “How do I get my children outdoors learning something new when the weather isn’t great?” So this is a tour going around the country teaching these kids skills and encouraging them to be active. There is a micro site which you can upload your own skills, and there will be kids that will be confident to do this, others kids won’t be, hence why it’s good for them to go and show what they can do to build that confidence. It’s a big campaign and it’s a great campaign and it kicks off for half-term. So I think a lot of parents should get their kids involved in this.

You have been chosen to front the campaign - Are you passionate about children keeping fit and active?

Yes I am. The thing is, technology has taken over. What is considered as keeping fit sometimes is playing tennis on your Wii, which is cool, but get a kid in a tennis court, they are out in fresh air, socialising, it’s a real fitness. There isn’t anything wrong with technology, but I think to get the kids out and give them the confidence to let them learn things is a brilliant idea.

What tips have you got for parents who are unsure of how to get their children started in sports and activities?

The first thing they can do is go to www.fruitshoot.co.uk, they will see all the videos other people have uploaded with their skills, and to see other kids doing these skills, it’s more than likely they are going to want to get involved.

What advice could you give parents who want to keep their children active but want to keep it entertaining and diverse?

The lucky thing we have got with technology is that you can type in 'activities for kids' on the internet and get a huge list of ideas. I think this tour ‘Fruit Shoot Get Your Skills On Campaign’ is a great thing for the kids to go to over the summer.

When you were a child, what did you do to allow yourself to keep fit but still maintaining the element of fun?

Well I was really skinny in school and I use to get picked on in Australia for being skinny and having curly hair. So all the Aussie guys were surfing and I couldn’t surf. So I went to the gym, but I couldn’t do the weights either. So I would do sit-ups for a full hour. So I would say to my brothers, “You reckon I’ll get abs by the time I’m 16?” and sure enough I was ripped, so then I started on the weights. I did a little Kung Fu and Bruce Lee got me interested in this. I just loved how cool he was and how guys wanted to be like him. He was disciplined, focused and humble.

How do you try and ensure that your children stay active?

First thing they do when they get home from school is their homework, then they get to be social for an hour, whether that be outside or inside drawing. Then they have an hour between then to dinner to use technology to play games. On the weekends we always try and do something. The first thing is to bake cakes, and then we go out and do an activity for the day. There are lots of things to do like rock climbing. That’s why I love this campaign because it’s not about getting kids out. They are learning new skills and it gives them a whole new thing that they want to keep practising. It’s also a responsibility of parents to ensure that their kids are keeping fit and active.

The kids can meet with the ‘Fruit Shoot Skills Crew’- What do the ‘Skills Crew’ offer for the kids?

They offer to teach them the skills. I mean what a great thing, one on one. Imagine a guy teaching you how to spin a basketball on your finger or learning how to beat box. I mean, I’d love to learn, let alone the kids! This is why it’s cool for the parents to take them because they will be just as fascinated as the kids.

Nickelodeon will be there to capture the kids performing their skills. The videos will have the chance to be shortlisted for the ‘Fruit Shoot Breakthrough Award.’ What do you think the judges will be looking for?

Well I think the judges should be looking for talent, confidence and skill. Don’t forget, some of the kids don’t have the confidence until they get through. Really, what I hope they are looking for is their skills and their presentation, but confidence comes with it. If you go out confident from the start then this will help. But the confidence will come if you get through as well.

When should we expect the skills awards to take place?

It will be later this year at the O2 Arena and that is going to be great. It’s a big campaign and I think it will be great for people to give it a shot. They will be impressed.

As well as fronting the 'Fruit Shoot Get Your Skills On Campaign' what else is on the agenda for you?

I’m doing my reality show, ‘Peter Andre: My Life’, the 60-minute make-over show which will be back on ITV and they have kindly asked me to be the presenter. So I have got a lot of things lined up, it’s going to be great.

Fruit Shoot Nickelodeon Skills Tour Dates:

West Quay, Southampton-25-27 May

Arndale Centre, Manchester- 31 May-2 June

Metrocentre, Gateshead/Newcastle- 8-8 June

Westfield Stratford, London- 15-16 June

Bullring, Birmingham- 22-23 June

Braehead, Glasgow- 29-30 June

Westfield London- 6-7 July