WWE SUPERSTAR JOHN CENA TO HOST "NICKELODEON’S 2017 KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS" AIRING IN ASIA ON MONDAY, 13 MARCH
SINGAPORE, 25 JANUARY 2017 – WWE Superstar, actor and television host John Cena is set to host Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, airing in Asia on Monday, 13 March at 10.30am (TH/WIB) and 11.30am (HK/MY/PH/SG), with a same-day encore at 4pm (TH/WIB) and 5pm (HK/MY/PH/SG). The only event where kids’ votes count and the biggest stars of the day line up to get slimed, Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards will celebrate kids’ favourites from across the worlds of film, television, music, pop culture, animation and more. With stunts and surprises at every turn, the show will air from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles and be seen by kids around the globe on Nickelodeon channels in more than 180 countries and territories. Additional Kids’ Choice Awards news, including categories and presenters, will be announced in the coming weeks.
John Cena, host of the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards on Nickelodeon. Photo: Justin Stephens/Nickelodeon. 2017 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved.
“Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is the biggest party for kids, and I’m so excited and honored to host this year’s show,” said Cena. “I have a lot of big surprises in store so bring on the slime!”
“John Cena's energy and larger-than-life personality will bring the most excitement, comedy and fun to this year's Kids’ Choice Awards,” said Shelly Sumpter Gillyard, Senior Vice President, Talent and Events for Nickelodeon. “He's a big kid at heart, and we can’t wait to give kids around the world a front row seat to this year’s show.”
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While this will be Cena’s first time hosting the global show, he is beloved worldwide by the Nickelodeon family, having previously hosted Australia’s Kids’ Choice Awards in 2008, as well as undergoing a sliming at the first UK Kids’ Choice Awards.
The presenting international sponsor of the Kids’ Choice Awards 2017 is Smurfs: The Lost Village.
Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.
Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company’s portfolio includes television programming and production around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social initiatives. Nickelodeon's brands reach 1.1 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 160 countries and territories, via more than 80+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit www.nick-asia.com.
Loh Bi Feng
Viacom International Media Networks
Manager, Communications, Southeast Asia
t: +65 6420 7154 m: +65 9002 9607
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