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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Nickelodeon to Introduce 'The Loud House Challenge' and 'No Way That's True' Premium Kids' Skills on Amazon's New Echo Dot Kids Edition on 5/9

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release:

NICKELODEON TO INTRODUCE


THE LOUD HOUSE CHALLENGE AND NO WAY THAT’S TRUE


PREMIUM KIDS’ SKILLS ON ECHO DOT KIDS EDITION


ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 9


The SpongeBob Challenge to Add Over 20 New Challenges


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BURBANK, Calif.–April 25, 2018—Fans can further immerse themselves into the world of Nickelodeon with the brand-new premium kids’ skills The Loud House Challenge, No Way That’s True and The SpongeBob Challenge update available Wed., May 9, on the all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition, a hands-free, voice-controlled speaker. The Loud House Challenge, an immersive adventure taking kids into the center of the series, No Way That’s True, an interactive trivia game and The SpongeBob Challenge updated memory game will also be available on Wed., May 9, for Amazon FreeTime Unlimited subscribers on all Alexa-enabled devices.

“Voice experiences are an important new way to connect with kids and families, and our continued collaboration with Amazon underscores Nickelodeon’s commitment to transforming entertainment,” said Matthew Evans, Executive Vice President, New Business and Digital, Nickelodeon Group. “By combining voice, sound effects and interactivity, these Alexa skills offer an exciting new arena for our audience to engage with our brand and our most popular characters.”

“We’re thrilled to work with Nickelodeon to bring their The SpongeBob Challenge, No Way That’s True, and The Loud House Challenge premium skills to the all-new FreeTime Unlimited on Alexa experience, and Echo Dot Kids Edition,” said Kurt Beidler, Director of Kids & Family, Amazon. “We think that kids and parents alike will enjoy these interactive and entertaining skills, and we can’t wait for families to try them out.”

Parents and their children can enable the skills by saying, “Alexa, start Loud House Challenge,” “Alexa, start No Way That’s True,” and “Alexa, start SpongeBob Challenge” or using the Alexa app or on Amazon.com.

In The Loud House Challenge, kids will accompany Lincoln Loud in an interactive adventure into the center of Nickelodeon’s animated series, The Loud House, where they will help Lincoln get through tough situations by solving increasingly difficult puzzles given by all ten of his sisters. Guided by Lincoln, this story-based game is a fully immersive audio version of The Loud House, featuring multiple narratives, including re-making a birthday cake that fell on the floor, gathering supplies for an epic sleepover and getting Lily to take her nap.

Tied to kids’ love of gaming, No Way That’s True is an interactive trivia contest, where a host asks questions in some of the world’s most amazing locations, such as; a volcano, the jungle, the internet, Bikini Bottom and The Loud House. Featuring 75 true or false, multiple choice and fill in the blank trivia questions, kids can compete solo or with up to four players in this trivia adventure alongside fan-favorite Nickelodeon characters.

The SpongeBob Challenge memory game transports kids into the center of the SpongeBob SquarePants series itself, where they become a new Krusty Krab restaurant employee tasked with taking orders from the colorful residents of Bikini Bottom. The update includes over 20 new challenges, bringing the total to over 100, including the opportunity to climb the ranks to become employee of the day or month and visits from the health inspector, Plankton and many other characters.

Launched Aug. 2017, The SpongeBob Challenge recreates the soundscape and iconic environment of Bikini Bottom while promoting memory recall, verbal skills and listening comprehension. The SpongeBob Challenge launched as one of the first child-directed Alexa Skills with verified parental consent.

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th 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, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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