Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Nickelodeon News Bytes - Wednesday 27th June 2018

NickALive!'s pick of Nickelodeon news, highlights and more from around the internet!:


Actor Carlos Lopez Jr., who is widely known for starring in Operation Repo and iCarly, has sadly passed award aged 35. Carlos played a fireman named Firefighter Vicente in the iCarly episode "iPear Store".

- The popular Nickelodeon Movies theatrical film Rugrats Go Wild will be leaving Netflix on July 1st!

- Actor Sheldon Bailey, known as “Ruthless” on the hit Nickelodeon sitcom Game Shakers, will be a celebrity coach at Celebrity Basketball Summer Camp July 23-27, 2018 in Raleigh, NC!

- Telefónica’s Brazilian telco Vivo has boosted its streaming service Vivo Play with 21 live linear channels from broadcasters such as Viacom, Turner, Fox and Disney! The 21 new channels include children’s favourites the Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel; film and series-focused channels such as TNT, Fox, TNT Series, and Fox Premium 1 and 2; news from CNN and Bloomberg; sports from ESPN; and varied entertainment from Comedy Central, MTV and Space.

- Fred Penner, star of Fred Penner's Place, will be a guest at the University of Waterloo's annual Canada Day celebrations as the nation celebrates its 151st birthday on July 1!

- Yes, Women Can Have It All: Viacom and The Girls Lounge on Thriving in the Workplace!

- Cra-Z-Art to showcase Nickelodeon light-up slime kits at The Toy Insider's Sweet Suite event on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in New York City!

- SpongeBob Musical star Lilli Cooper joins cast of Tootsie.

- Turbine Medien to release Invader ZIM on Blu-ray in Germany on 3rd August 2018 as part of their Steel Collection! The Region B/2 Blu-ray is a "SD on Blu-ray" release, which offers DVD quality, but uses the storage capacity of Blu-ray discs perfectly and thus offers the complete series on only two discs. Invader ZIM - Turbine Steel Collection is available to pre-order now on Amazon.de!


- The 20 Raddest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys You Probably Had! * Or Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. ;)

- Irish take Hollywood as 15 animation companies partake in official trade mission to LA. As part of the Government of Ireland-led Trade Mission, the representatives were personally introduced to top ranking staff at major companies including Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Netflix and Disney.

- 5 Questions With VidCon Co-Founder and Chairman Hank Green!

- How VidCon Went From An Industry Conference To Massive Celebration Of All Things Online Video: A conversation with VidCon CEO Jim Louderback!

- Viacom Velocity Helping Advertisers Understand New Generations (paid subscription required)

- 38 TV Shows All '90s Kids Have Definitely Forgotten About (including Space Cases, Salute Your Shorts, Gullah Gullah Island, Figure It Out, What Would You Do?, Hey Dude, Roundhouse, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, KaBlam!, Bananas in Pajamas, The Secret World of Alex Mack and more)!

- Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) España reportedly earned 34 million euros in 2017, a figure that represents an increase of 5% and 13% over the previous two years!

Viacom. MTV España, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central y Paramount Channel alcanzaron una facturación de 34 millones de euros en 2017, cifra que representa un incremento del 5% y 13% respeto a los dos años anteriores.

- The Moment the War for Sumner Redstone’s Media Empire Really Began (Book Excerpt).

- Croatia has issued a 3.10-kuna stamp honoring the 50th anniversary of the animated television series Professor Balthazar, which originally aired in Croatia from 1968 to 1977! The title character was created by Croatian animator Zlatko Grgic (1931-88). In the United States, it aired as part of ABC’s Curiosity Shop in the early 1970s and as part of Nickelodeon’s Pinwheel in the 1980s.

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