Wednesday, January 22, 2020

New 'The Loud House' & 'It's Pony' Premiering Saturday, January 25 | Trailer | Nickelodeon

Saturday morning on Nick is the place to be! First, Clyde's home alone and living the dream! Then later, Pony's dream comes true! Catch brand new episodes of The Loud House and It's Pony, premiering Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT), only on Nickelodeon!


The Loud House:

11:00 a.m. - Exchange of Heart; Community Disservice: To divert the attention of his helicopter dads, Clyde arranges for an exchange student to stay with them; Lola takes a timid new classmate under her wing and gives her a social butterfly transformation. (#415)

It's Pony

11:30 a.m. - Unicorn; Plants!: When Pony thinks he has turned into a unicorn, Annie uses him to raise money to save their sports court from closing; Annie and Pony's camping trip is jeopardized when Pony develops a fear of plants. (#103B; #101A)

Don't forget to catch all new episodes of The Casagrandes starting Monday, January 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT)!

More Nick: Comedian/Writer Adam Conover Tapped to Host Nickelodeon's 'The Crystal Maze', Premiering Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT)!

Originally published: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 18:45 GMT.
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Nickelodeon USA's January 2020 Premiere Highlights

Below are Nickelodeon USA's currently announced January 2020 premiere highlights for Nick, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick at Nite and TeenNick:


Latest Update: 1/22 (Check back regularly for the latest updates!)

Best&Less Australia Launches New 'PAW Patrol' Apparel and Accessories Line

Nickelodeon has teamed up Australian retailer Best&Less to launch a brand new PAWsome PAW Patrol line of apparel and accessories for babies and toddlers!


Best & Less' new PAW Patrol comprises clothing such as pyjama sets, bodysuits, rompers, hoodies, t-shirts, leggings, dresses, socks, underwear (briefs and trunks), shorties, caps, vests, bucket hats, capes, and gloves, as well as accessories including steel water bottles, lunch bags, walker sandals, shopper bags and a loofa, all featuring the beloved pups from Nick Jr.'s hit CG-animated series! The collection is available in a variety of sizes for babies and toddlers, with prices ranging from $3.00 - $20.00 (AU).


The Best&Less PAW Patrol collection is available to purchase in store and online today! https://www.bestandless.com.au/PAW%20PATROL


To further celebrate the launch of the Best&Less PAW Patrol collection, fans can Meet & Greet their favourite pups Best&Less stores during the school holidays!:


Chase

Saturday 18 January 2020
10am - 1pm
Best&Less Penrith NSW

Marshall

Saturday 18 January 2020
10am - 1pm
Best&Less Carousel WA

Rubble

Saturday 25 January 2020
10am - 1pm
Best&Less Logan QLD

Skye

Saturday 25 January 2020
10am - 1pm
Best&Less Fountain Gate VIC

Update (22/1): 😍🐾 EXCITING NEWS 🐾😍

Head in-store to Best&Less and purchase ANY PAW Patrol product to get your PAWS on your very own name labels FOR FREE* 😱

*ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST


More Nick: JNR NATION and Nickelodeon Australia Partner for JoJo Siwa Eco Summer Apparel Collection!

Originally published: Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Additional sources: Wikipedia (II), Collins English Dictionary.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

JNR NATION and Nickelodeon Australia Partner for JoJo Siwa Eco Summer Apparel Collection

JNR NATION and Nickelodeon Australia Partner for JoJo Siwa Eco Summer Apparel Collection

Calling all Siwanators! Nickelodeon is teaming up with edgy, Australian fashion label JNR NATION to launch a brand-new summer apparel range inspired by Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa, which aims to encourage fans to dance hard and dream HARDER!


The 14 piece collection, titled JOJO SIWA x NICKELODEON x JNR NATION, will feature range of styles. The clothing line will have items to suit smaller budgets right through to deluxe party wear. Each item in the range will feature JoJo's signature style. The items in the line are: Leggies (sequin leg warmers), Daydreamer sunseeker hat, pink Shine On Shorties, Shine On Shorties, BFF Bag, Girl Power flutter top, Dream Hard, Dance Harder cropped leggings, Dance Magic leotard, Super Star swimsuit, Siwanatorz swimsuit, Dream Crazy Big sequin jacket, Super Power puffed shirt, Live Your Dreams dress, Shine Bright deluxe sequin dress.

All of JNR NATION's clothes are handmade in Australia & the company's soft, custom printed fabrics are made from recycled plastics!

The JoJo Siwa apparel range will officially go on sale on Sunday 22nd December 2019 at 7pm (AEST). The line will be available to Siwanators worldwide!


To celebrate the launch, JNR NATION will be hosting a BOWtastic competition in which lucky fans have the chance to win tickets to one of JoJo's upcoming Australian shows in 2020!

For more information about and to shop the range, visit https://jnrnation.com. Make sure to Like JNR NATION on Facebook and follow the company on Instagram for the latest!



Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube sensation, pop star, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer, New York Times bestselling author and star on Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties. Siwa connects with her fans through many channels: via social media, where she currently has over 8.6 million followers on Instagram, over 17.3 million followers on TikTok (formerly Musical.ly), over 437,000 Twitter followers, 581,000 likes on Facebook, and on YouTube, over 10.2 million subscribers with over 2.5 billion views. She was recently listed as one of the top 25 most influential people on the internet by TIME Magazine. JoJo also remains close to her fans through her SIWANATORZ club, which stands against negativity and bullying; through her global reach of consumer products including her signature bows, accessories, apparel, arts and crafts, cosmetics, home goods and party supplies; and with her hugely popular singles, “Boomerang,” which has been viewed almost 709 million times and is RIAA certified platinum, “Kid in a Candy Store” which is RIAA certified gold, “Hold The Drama,” and “D.R.E.A.M.” JoJo has released 2 EP’s Celebrate released in April and D.R.E.A.M. The Music released in November last year.

Siwa recently launched her first animated shorts series, The JoJo & BowBow Show Show starring Siwa and her furry best friend BowBow, which can be streamed via the Nick Play App. She also works alongside Nick Cannon in Nickelodeon’s hit competition series Lip Sync Battle Shorties, as well as appearing on various Nickelodeon live-action series including School of Rock and The Thundermans. Siwa performed at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards and has won two blimps for Favorite Viral Music Artist in 2017 and Musical YouTube Creator in 2018.

Siwa and Nickelodeon have a licensing partnership for consumer products inspired by the star. She is a top licensed property with popular consumer products across multiple categories at retailers around the world. In May, the Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) named JoJo the number one live-action licensed property. More than 41 million of her iconic bows have been sold globally, and she has a popular line of Danskin apparel and athleisure line at major US retailers.

Update (11/1/2020) - JNR Nation in partnership with Nickelodeon Australia will be hosting a series of JoJo Siwa-themed pop-up stores in January 2020!

"Australia, JNR NATION will be POPPING UP in Sydney on Monday and Tuesday to make sure YOU have the perfect outfits for JoJo's Concert!!! 🎀😍 See below for event details:"

JNR Nation Pop Up Store - Mascot
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Northbridge Dance Studios, 557 Gardeners Rd, Mascot, New South Wales 2020

You are invited to attend JNR Nation's super fun, Pop-up event. You will have the chance to take part in our free dance session, where you can learn from the professional Ready, Set, Dance accredited Teachers, who will teach you the choreography to JoJo’s biggest hits, such as Worldwide Party!

Shop our exclusive new release JoJo Siwa x Nickelodeon x JNR NATION collection, just in time to rock out in your sparkly new clothes at JoJo’s concerts!

Get your face painted with sparkly glitter and get excited!

If you can't make it on the day, you can check out JNR Nation's JoJo Siwa Range here: https://jnrnation.com/

JNR Nation Pop Up Store - Marrickville
When: Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Triple Menace Studios, 86 Sydenham Rd Marrickville, Marrickville, New South Wales 2204

You are invited to attend JNR Nation's super fun, Pop-up event. You will have the chance to take part in our free dance session, where you can learn from the professional Ready, Set, Dance accredited Teachers, who will teach you the choreography to JoJo’s biggest hits, such as Worldwide Party!

Shop our exclusive new release JoJo Siwa x Nickelodeon x JNR NATION collection, just in time to rock out in your sparkly new clothes at JoJo’s concerts!

Get your face painted with sparkly glitter and get excited!

If you can't make it on the day, you can check out JNR Nation's JoJo Siwa Range here: https://jnrnation.com/

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'Victorious' Star Elizabeth Gillies is Reveals She Is Game for Reunion or Reboot with Same Cast and Creators

"If it’s done poorly, then I’ll say, ‘I told you so'…"


© Nickelodeon Network/Courtesy Everett Collection

Despite the fact that Nickelodeon's Victorious ended all the way back in 2013, fans are still trying to fill the show-sized hole in their hearts, and one of its stars, Elizabeth Gillies, feels much the same way. However, that doesn't mean she's eager to see the show, which also starred Victoria Justice and a little-known singer/actor named Ariana Grande, be rebooted for a new generation.

Liz, who currently stars as Fallon Carrington on the CW's Dynasty reboot, stopped by the Zach Sang Show to talk about a potential Victorious reboot or reunion. She wasn't entirely optimistic about the whole thing, but seems open to the idea should the opportunity arise.


"Well, it’s like one of those things where if they used the same kind of sets, and they got the same people to do it, then I’d like it,” she explained. “If they’re getting all new people to do it, and they’re just using that name, and they’re kind of just completely re-branding it, okay. If it’s good, it’s good. That’s all I’m going to say. If it’s done poorly, then I’ll say, ‘I told you so,” and if it’s done well then I’ll be like, ‘Wow, hats off!’”

Liz, who played Jade West on the beloved Nick series, was also asked about revisiting the show with the rest of the cast for "closure," since the show ended rather abruptly seven years ago. “That’s something that I always said I would clear my schedule for," Liz said. "No matter how much work I’m doing, or how inconvenient it would be to get it together, that’s something I feel like is really important, and we all believe that." Like…perhaps…a movie? It doesn't sound out of the realm of possibility, considering our current reboot-happy culture.

“I think that would be amazing. I want to do it, I really want to do it. We all want to do it,” Liz shared. “I can’t see why anyone would say no. Everyone’s down [for a movie], and if they’re not, they suck. If you’re the one person in the cast who’s like, ‘I don’t want to do the thing,’ f–k you.”

That doesn't mean there's drama within the former cast members, though. "Everyone wants to do it," Liz said. "We’re all buddies. We want to do this. The fans deserve this. I don’t know when it’s going to happen, we’re so old. We'll take it whenever though, even if we’re all in wheelchairs,” Liz laughed. “And they should, it was so unresolved. It’s so big now…[it's the] 10-year anniversary, it’s time.”


We know that some of the Victorious cast remains close; Ariana recently went as far as to hold an onstage reunion with Liz and Matt Bennett last November, and they both appeared in Ari's "thank u, next" music video. So while a Victorious reunion or reboot may just be a dream at this point in time, truly anything is possible, and we love knowing that the cast is down to reprise their roles.

The news comes as Netflix named Victorious as one of the most streamed shows on the service in 2019, despite only being re-added to the streamer in November!

Would you like to see a Victorious revival or reboot? Sound off in the comments below!

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More Nick: Nickelodeon's 'All That' Reunites Jamie Lynn Spears with the Cast of 'Zoey 101' in All-New Version of “Thelma Stump”!

Original source: Teen Vogue.
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ViacomCBS Networks International Announces New Africa Executive Leadership Team as Alex Okosi Moves to a New Opportunity

VIACOMCBS NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES NEW AFRICA EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM AS ALEX OKOSI MOVES TO A NEW OPPORTUNITY

Craig Paterson and Monde Twala elevated to lead ViacomCBS Networks Africa


Madrid, January 21, 2020 – ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) announced today that following the departure of VCNI veteran Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of VCN Africa and BET International at the end of February 2020, Craig Paterson and Monde Twala will be named as co-General Managers of ViacomCBS Networks Africa.

“Alex has made an immeasurable impact on our business in Africa,” said Raffaele Annecchino, President of ViacomCBS Networks Europe Middle East, Africa and Asia. “Since launching MTV Base in 2005, Alex has spearheaded the development of our business on the continent, which now delivers more channels to Africa than any other international network – reaching 100 million viewers in 48 territories across MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and BET.”


Okosi took over leadership of BET International in 2017 and has continued to advance the value of the brand internationally delivering double-digit distribution growth and improving profitability and margins. Under Okosi’s leadership, BET International elevated its presence at the BET Awards by incorporating the “Best International Act” award into the live broadcast, which simulcasted live in Africa for the first time. In addition, BET International expanded its presence during the BET “Hip Hop Awards” by launching a new category to honor artists from around the world.

“I am proud to have had the opportunity to build our Africa business from the ground up,” said Okosi. “This has played a pivotal role in transforming the music and content space and changing the narrative on Africa. Leading our Africa and BET International businesses to success is testament to the extraordinary teams, colleagues and partners that I have worked with throughout my tenure. ViacomCBS has been my home for more than 20 fantastic years, and I leave behind incredible creative and commercial talent that will continue to deliver growth.”

David Lynn, President & CEO of ViacomCBS Networks International added, “I’m immensely grateful to Alex for his contribution to the success of VCNI, including his role in developing such a strong team of successors. Alex’s leadership has been essential to our success in Africa and to the continued growth of BET International.”

VCN Africa Leadership Team:

Effective March 1, 2020, Monde Twala and Craig Paterson will assume their new roles as General Managers of VCN Africa.

As co-head of the business, Twala, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Editorial VCN Africa, will focus on content, creative, editorial and marketing for VCNI brands. Twala is currently the Vice President of ViacomCBS Networks Africa’s BET, Youth & Music, ViacomCBS Networks International and Africa. Twala is responsible for driving the development and growth of iconic music, youth and entertainment brands BET, MTV, MTV Base and MTV Music24, across the African continent. Monde joined the company in 2016 after nearly 20 years’ experience in the South African broadcasting and media industry.

Paterson, Senior Vice President & General Manager, VCN Africa, will be responsible for all corporate functions, including business development and strategy. Currently Senior Vice President, Business Operations for ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Paterson is responsible for driving strategic growth and business opportunities in Africa. Prior to this role, Paterson was responsible for Operations and Finance for multimedia brands MTV, MTV Music24, Nickelodeon, Nick Toons, Nick Junior, MTV Base, BET and Comedy Central on the African continent. He spent nearly five years at Viacom beginning in 2011 as VP of Operations and Finance in Africa and returned to the company in 2018 as Senior Vice President of Business Operations in Africa.

“I am delighted that Craig and Monde will take over leadership in this important market,” said Annecchino. “Both have worked with Alex for years, which coupled with their expertise will ensure a seamless transition. Craig and Monde are experts in their respective areas and in addition to incredible business acumen, have demonstrated leadership and collaborative excellence throughout each of their careers and tenures with the company.”


Craig Paterson


Monde Twala


Raffaele Annecchino


David Lynn

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ViacomCBS Networks International

ViacomCBS Networks International, a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC), is comprised of many of the world’s most iconic consumer brands. Its portfolio includes Network 10, Channel 5, Telefe, Viacom 18, ViacomCBS International Studios, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network and Pluto TV among others. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS Networks International provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents and across more than 180 countries.

From The Nation:

YouTube appoints Alex Okosi as MD of Emerging Markets

YouTube has appointed Alex Okosi as Managing Director of Emerging Markets for YouTube in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Okosi will be responsible for running YouTube’s business and partnership teams across emerging markets in EMEA including Russia, the Middle East, North and Sub Saharan Africa.

He will report to the Head of YouTube EMEA, Cécile Frot-Coutaz. Based in the London office, Alex will start in April 2020.

He said: “YouTube is a game-changing platform that plays an increasingly important role in our lives today through the dynamic content and innovation that it delivers.

“I am very excited to be joining Cecile’s leadership team to continue empowering creators and elevating value for viewers and partners across the region.”

Commenting on the hire, Cécile Frot-Coutaz, Head of YouTube EMEA, said: “I look forward to welcoming Alex to our YouTube EMEA leadership team.

“He brings a wealth of experience in the content industries and has a track record for building businesses and audiences in established and new markets.

“Alex will be leading our existing teams in Russia, Sub Saharan Africa, Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa to drive further expansion in these key markets.

Prior to joining YouTube, Okosi served as a long-time TV executive.

He was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom/CBS Networks Africa & BET International.

Alex Okosi is the driving force behind ViacomCBS Networks Africa (formerly Viacom International Media Networks Africa), home to powerhouse entertainment brands BET, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV Base, MTV Music, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and NickToons in Africa, as well as BET International with channel brand businesses across Europe, Asia and Africa. With media and entertainment experience amassed across 3 continents over a 21-year span, Okosi has a broad background in Business Development, Corporate Strategy, Advertising Sales, Distribution, Digital Media and General Management.

Okosi’s association with the company goes back to 1998 when he joined the Trade Marketing team in New York. He then went on to become part of the MTV Networks Affiliate Sales and Marketing division in 2000 based in Los Angeles where he led distribution efforts for the network within his territories in the western region. In 2003, Okosi transferred to MTV Networks International’s Strategy and Business Development team in London where he achieved a personal and industry milestone by identifying a business gap for a youth music and lifestyle channel in Africa, developing the business plan and launching MTV Networks International’s first localised channel in Africa, MTV Base, in 2005. Okosi would go on to spearhead the growth and development of the Viacom International Media Networks business in Africa through launching additional channel brands tailored for the African market including MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, NickToons and BET. Approaching its fifteenth year, the business delivers more channels to Africa than any other international network with a collective footprint that reaches 48 territories and more than 100 million viewers.

In early 2017, Okosi was appointed Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) and by July he took on additional responsibility as the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of BET International to drive the growth of the brand in markets outside the US. Through BET linear channels and SVOD platforms, the brand is accessible to more than 40 million homes in over 60 countries around the world. Okosi’s remit was further broadened in September 2019 to lead the international growth and expansion of VIMN’s Live Events business.

Okosi’s mission is to develop engaging content and campaigns that not only entertain and showcase great creativity and talent, but also serve to socially empower audiences. Some of the key campaigns created by Okosi include the MTV Africa Music Awards, MTV Shuga, MTV Base Meets, Nickelodeon Genius, Comedy Central Africa International Festival, NickFest, BET Experience Africa and the BET Awards Best International categories.

For his innovative business leadership, Okosi has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2013, an All Africa Business Leader Award Finalist in 2018 and an honorary Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) in 2019. Okosi has also been featured as a thought-leader in key global media outlets including BBC, CNN and Forbes. Nigeria born, Okosi was educated in the US, graduating magna cum laude with a dual major in Business Administration and Economics from St Michael’s College in Vermont.

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More Nick: Nickelodeon and Emerge Gaming Partner for 'NickX', a New Kid-Focused Competitive Gaming eSports Platform!

Originally published: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 19:10 GMT.
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Nickelodeon Launches Revamped NOGGIN Service in Latin America and Brazil

Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) has revamped Noggin, the network's top-ranked video subscription service for preschoolers!


The latest version of the service, which continues to offer premium content for preschool aged children, allowing them to learn whilst playing, is now available for users in Latin America and Brazil to download via the Google Play Store (Android), Apple App Store (iOS). Subscribers can also access NOGGIN through the Noggin website. Noggin is also available through cable, internet and mobile phone operators throughout the region.

With a new dynamic interface and friendly browsing experience that includes fan-favourite Nick Jr. characters, the ad-free service also features "Garden Academy", a new and exclusive section of NOGGIN that has been created by Nickelodeon in collaboration with the Ecuadorian of the prestigious Swiss academy The Bénédict International Language School. “Garden Academy” offers an English curriculum for preschoolers through new activities and characters.

In addition, the new version of Noggin has incorporated new educational games, a section for music videos, as well as interactive videos that invite children to have fun with their favorite characters by touching and sliding the screen, or even speaking to foster learning experiences that promote science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and socio-emotional skills.

Since the launch of the application, Noggin has experienced continuous growth in terms of its subscriber base - including 100,000 subscribers in México alone - and has continued to double the number of programs and episodes available on the platform year-on-year (YoY). To date, the application presents a catalog with more than 30 preschool titles and more than 1,000 episodes and educational episodes and modules combined.


"We are very excited about the new version of Noggin," said Ezequiel “Quelo” Fonseca Zas, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Emerging and Cross-Platform Business at ViacomCBS Networks Americas. "The revamped application offers a very user-friendly interface, maintaining security in the virtual environment, which is so important for parents. We are confident that children and their parents will be delighted with the content and new features of Noggin," he added.

The new App also covers a lot of content in both short and long formats, including PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Dora the Explorer, Blue's Clues and Rusty Rivets, along with other Nick Jr. shows, such as the newly added Wonder Pets. New episodes of popular series and thematic specials are released every month, in addition to new series.


During 2020, Noggin will continue to expand its presence throughout Latin America via new platforms that include e-books, Android TV and Roku, and will launch new programs and preschool content which will be available for offline browsing.

App

IOS Latam
Android Latam
IOS Brasil
Android Brasil

Web

Latam
Brasil

Add-On

– Consult your operator

From Plataformas.News:

NICKELODEON LATAM LANZA UNA NUEVA VERSIÓN DE SU APP NOGGIN

El servicio premium de aprendizaje interactivo para niños en edad preescolar ya está disponible en América Latina

Newsline Report - OTT - Nickelodeon LATAM lanza una nueva versión de su app NOGGIN
La última versión de Noggin, el servicio de “edutainment” de Nick Jr. para niños en edad preescolar ya está disponible para Latinoamérica. El servicio actualizado, que ofrece contenido Premium para que los niños aprendan jugando y tengan una experiencia de navegación dinámica y amigable, puede descargarse en Play Store (Android), App Store (iOS) o ingresar desde la web. Noggin también estará disponible a través de operadores de cable, de internet y telefonía móvil de la región.

Con una nueva interfaz que incluye los personajes favoritos de Nick Jr., el servicio de acceso seguro y sin publicidad de América Latina también cuenta con "Garden Academy", una nueva sección exclusiva de Noggin, y creada en colaboración con la oficina de Ecuador de la prestigiosa academia suiza “The Bénédict International Language School”. “Garden Academy” ofrece un plan de estudios en inglés para niños en edad preescolar a través de nuevas actividades y personajes.

Además, Noggin ha incorporado nuevos juegos educativos, una sección de videos musicales, así como también videos interactivos que invitan a los niños a divertirse con sus personajes favoritos tocando y deslizando la pantalla, o incluso hablando para fomentar experiencias de aprendizaje que promueven la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería, las matemáticas y las habilidades socioemocionales.

Desde el lanzamiento de la aplicación, Noggin ha experimentado un crecimiento continuo en términos de su base de suscriptores y ha duplicado la cantidad de programas y episodios disponibles año tras año. A la fecha, la aplicación presenta un catálogo con más de 30 títulos preescolares y más de 1,000 episodios y módulos educativos combinados.

"Estamos muy entusiasmados con la nueva versión de Noggin", comentó Ezequiel Fonseca Zas, vicepresidente senior de negocios emergentes y multiplataforma de ViacomCBS Networks Americas. "La aplicación renovada ofrece una interfaz de usuario muy amigable, manteniendo la seguridad en el entorno virtual, que es tan importante para los padres. Estamos seguros de que los niños y sus padres estarán encantados con el contenido y las nuevas características de Noggin", agregó.

La nueva App también abarca gran cantidad de contenido tanto en formato corto como también en formato largo, incluyendo “PAW Patrol”, “Blaze and the Monster Machines” y “Rusty Rivets”, junto con otros shows de Nick Jr. Adicional a esto, todos los meses se estrenan nuevos episodios de las series preferidas y especiales temáticos, además de nuevas series.

Durante 2020, Noggin continuará expandiendo su presencia a través de nuevas plataformas que incluyen libros electrónicos, Android TV y Roku, y lanzará nuevos programas y contenido preescolar disponibles para navegar sin conexión.

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From Expansión:

Noggin, el streaming de Nickelodeon para los más pequeños de la casa

La plataforma de Nick Jr. se enfoca en los niños de 0 a 6 años y en ella pueden aprender inglés, ver capítulos de programas como Paw Patrol y jugar.

Noggin mezcla contenido didáctivo y de entretenimiento para desarrollar habilidades como el trabajo en equipo, gusto por las matemáticas y la ciencia y la resolución de problemas. (Cortesía: Noggin)

Paw Patrol, Dora la Exploradora y Blue formarán parte de la oferta de Noggin, la plataforma de streaming de Nick Jr. que quiere conquistar a los más pequeños ofreciendo no solo los capítulos de las series, sino juegos y actividades educativas por 49 pesos al mes.
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La firma realizó un estudio en diversos países y determinó que lo que los papás quieren para los niños de menos de seis años es que sus hijos accedan a un producto mucho más educativo y por ello esta plataforma opta por tener un 70% de contenido y 30% de educación y entretenimiento.

Entre las actividades que los pequeños pueden tomar está The garden academy, una sección con 40 episodios diseñados para que los niños aprendan inglés a través de actividades interactivas. Y es justo esta interfaz didáctica la que diferencia a Noggin de otras plataformas como Disney+, Netflix y Apple TV+, que también se han enfocado en la creación de contenido infantil .

“Somos el productor más grande de contenidos para el mundo de preescolar y necesitábamos tener un producto que se diferenciara mucho de Nick Jr. y Nickelodeon (...) Vemos la industria muy competida, más en el mercado de adultos porque hay muchas plataformas, pero en este mundo sí tenemos una oportunidad de ser los líderes”, indicó Eduardo Lebrija, director general para Latinoamérica Norte y VP senior de Ad Sales Panregional en ViacomCBS Networks Americas.

Uno de los competidores directos de esta oferta de endutaiment es YouTube Kids, la app diseñada para niños de entre 2 y 8 años. La plataforma para los más pequeños fue creada para asegurarse de que el contenido que los pequeños ven es seguro y familiar.

De acuerdo con Statista, el 64% de los niños entre 2 y 5 años y el 78% de los de 6 a 11 años utilizan una tablet y YouTube es la aplicación más usada para ver videos en línea. La plataforma de videos de Google cuenta con canales como Chuchu TV Nursery y El Reino infantil que cuentan con 30.5 y 29.2 millones de suscriptores.

Respecto a Disney+, aún sin fecha de llegada para el mercado mexicano, el ejecutivo dijo que la estrategia de ambas compañías es distinta.

“Lo de Disney+ es muy interesante porque siendo el líder en su nicho vimos cómo le quitó oferta a otras plataformas de contenido. La estrategia de Noggin no es la misma. Contando a Disney, en preescolar tenemos más y mejor contenido en el sentido de lo que ofrecemos a los más pequeños”, agregó.

Noggin ya cuenta con 100,000 suscriptores en México, pero su apuesta para el mercado mexicano es crecer en doble dígito en suscriptores y aumentar el número de exhibidores. Actualmente,la plataforma puede descargarse de la Play Store y la App Store. Además, a lo largo del 2020 se podrá ver en Total Play, Cinepolis Klic y Roku.

Pero el contenido de Nickelodeon para niños mayores continuará exhibiéndose en la aplicación de Paramount+ y también se producirán nuevas películas animadas y series animadas para Netflix .

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From Xataka México:

Noggin, el servicio de streaming de Nick Jr se renueva en México: 1500 episodios para niños por 49 pesos al mes

Noggin inició como un canal de televisión en 1999 dirigido para el público pre-escolar de entre los 3 y 6 años y para 2015 decidieron dar el salto a una plataforma totalmente digital que recibe un “lavado de cara”. La empresa anunció que su nueva interfaz será mucho más amigable, además de estar acompañada de los personajes más importantes de Nick Jr.

En Xataka México tuvimos la oportunidad de charlar con Eduardo Lebrija, director general para Latinoamérica norte y vicepresidente senior de ad sales panregional en ViacomCBS Networks Americas para que nos cuenta un poco más de los cambios en la plataforma y del contenido que estrenarán como parte de las novedades.

El cambio más grande de la actualización radica en el cambio de imagen, donde la interfaz será más sencilla y práctica para cualquier usuario. Actualmente cuentan con más de 1,000 episodios que catalogan como “icónicos” de la biblioteca completa, aclarando que existe contenido adicional como videos cortos, musicales o contenido educativo que se actualiza semanalmente.

Una de las adiciones más interesantes es ‘Garden Academy’, un programa que señalan fue diseñado para enseñar inglés a los más pequeños, por medio de contenido y actividades interactivas, el programa cuenta con 40 diferentes episodios.

Hablando de los contenidos interactivos, Lebrija nos comentó que se incorporó nuevos juegos educativos, además de una sección de videos musicales y un apartado donde los personajes más populares de la plataforma invitan a los menores a interactuar en diferentes videos.

“El contenido interactivo que ofrece Noggin permite a los niños interactuar tocando y deslizando la pantalla, o incluso hablando para fomentar experiencias educativas que promueven la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería, las matemáticas y las habilidades socioemocionales.”

Respecto al contenido creado para menores, preguntamos si en realidad existen estudios que respalden el contenido y que demuestren que puedan ser educativos, ante eso nos mencionó que en 2018 Nickelodeon lanzó una encuesta, donde el 48% de los entrevistados pidieron más contenido educacional en la plataforma y señala que todo ese contenido es creado por expertos que cuentan con más de 30 años de experiencia en educación preescolar.

Entre sus series más populares se encuentran programas como ‘Paw Patrol’, ‘Dora y sus amigos: Into the City!’, ‘Blaze y los Monster Machines’ y ‘Rusty Rivets’.
Por el momento el servicio solo se encuentra disponible con una aplicación para iOS y Android, con un precio de 49 pesos al mes, pero también se puede ver por medio del navegador de internet y de algunos operadores de cable. Entre sus planes, esperan que durante 2020 la aplicación pueda llegar a Roku, Android TV y hasta en libros electrónicos.

Actualmente Noggin es definido por la empresa como el servicio de suscripción de video sin publicidad de Nick Jr en México, ofreciendo el contenido más popular del canal, con la posibilidad que lo pueden ver en cualquier momento y sin interrupciones.

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From MNI NOTICIAS (via Google):

NICKELODEON LATINOAMÉRICA LANZA UNA VERSIÓN ACTUALIZADA DE SU APLICACIÓN NOGGIN
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MIAMI, 17 de enero de 2020 – Nickelodeon Latinoamérica anunció hoy el lanzamiento en América Latina de la última versión de Noggin, el servicio de “edutainment” de Nick Jr. para niños en edad preescolar. El servicio actualizado, que ofrece contenido Premium para que los niños aprendan jugando y tengan una experiencia de navegación dinámica y amigable, puede descargarse en Play Store (Android), App Store (iOS) o ingresar desde la web. Noggin también estará disponible a través de operadores de cable, de internet y telefonía móvil de la región. Con una nueva interfaz que incluye los personajes favoritos de Nick Jr., el servicio de acceso seguro y sin publicidad de América Latina también cuenta con «Garden Academy», una nueva sección exclusiva de Noggin, y creada en colaboración con la oficina de Ecuador de la prestigiosa academia suiza “The Bénédict International Language School”. “Garden Academy” ofrece un plan de estudios en inglés para niños en edad preescolar a través de nuevas actividades y personajes. Además, Noggin ha incorporado nuevos juegos educativos, una sección de videos musicales, así como también videos interactivos que invitan a los niños a divertirse con sus personajes favoritos tocando y deslizando la pantalla, o incluso hablando para fomentar experiencias de aprendizaje que promueven la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería, las matemáticas y las habilidades socioemocionales.

Desde el lanzamiento de la aplicación, Noggin ha experimentado un crecimiento continuo en términos de su base de suscriptores y ha duplicado la cantidad de programas y episodios disponibles año tras año. A la fecha, la aplicación presenta un catálogo con más de 30 títulos preescolares y más de 1,000 episodios y módulos educativos combinados. La nueva App también abarca gran cantidad de contenido tanto en formato corto como también en formato largo, incluyendo “PAW Patrol”, “Blaze and the Monster Machines” y “Rusty Rivets”, junto con otros shows de Nick Jr. Adicional a esto, todos los meses se estrenan nuevos episodios de las series preferidas y especiales temáticos, además de nuevas series. Durante 2020, Noggin continuará expandiendo su presencia a través de nuevas plataformas que incluyen libros electrónicos, Android TV y Roku, y lanzará nuevos programas y contenido preescolar disponibles para navegar sin conexión.

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From TVKIDS:

Nickelodeon Latin America Launches Updated Noggin App

Nickelodeon Latin America has released a revamped version of its Noggin app, which offers preschoolers playable educational content and experiences using kid-friendly navigation.

With a new interface that features Nick Jr. characters, the safe and ad-free Latin American service also introduces Garden Academy, a section of the app created in partnership with the Ecuadorian chapter of The Bénédict International Language School. Garden Academy will provide an additional English-language curriculum for preschoolers via interactive content and activities. The new app is available on the Google Play Store and the App Store.

Noggin has also added new educational preschool games and a music video section, as well as play-along preschool videos that invite children to engage with their favorite characters by tapping, touching, swiping or speaking to encourage educational experiences that promote science, technology, engineering, math and social-emotional skills.

The app features a catalog of more than 30 preschool titles, featuring more than 1,000 episodes and educational modules combined. The new app also features an abundant volume of long- and short-form content for preschoolers developed by curriculum specialists, with additional content added regularly, including award-winning animated series PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Rusty Rivets, as well as other Nick Jr. shows.

“We are extremely excited about Noggin’s new makeover,” commented Ezequiel Fonseca Zas, senior VP of emerging business for ViacomCBS Networks Americas. “This new version of the app offers a kid-friendly user interface within the same safe environment that’s so important to parents. We are certain that preschoolers and their parents alike will be delighted by all of Noggin’s new features and content.”

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From TVNIÑOS:

Nickelodeon lanza versión actualizada de Noggin

Nickelodeon informó que ha lanzado en Latinoamérica la última versión de Noggin, servicio de entretenimiento educativo de Nick Jr. para niños en edad preescolar.

Con una nueva interfaz que incluye los personajes favoritos de Nick Jr., el servicio de acceso seguro y sin publicidad de América Latina también cuenta con Garden Academy, una nueva sección exclusiva de Noggin, y creada en colaboración con la oficina de Ecuador de la prestigiosa academia suiza The Bénédict International Language School. Garden Academy ofrece un plan de estudios en inglés para niños en edad preescolar a través de nuevas actividades y personajes.

Además, Noggin ha incorporado nuevos juegos educativos, una sección de videos musicales, así como también videos interactivos que invitan a los niños a divertirse con sus personajes favoritos tocando y deslizando la pantalla, o incluso hablando para fomentar experiencias de aprendizaje que promueven la ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, matemáticas y habilidades socioemocionales.

La nueva app también abarca gran cantidad de contenido tanto en formato corto como largo, incluyendo PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines y Rusty Rivets, junto con otros shows de Nick Jr. Adicional a esto, todos los meses se estrenan nuevos episodios de las series preferidas y especiales temáticos, además de nuevas series.

“Estamos muy entusiasmados con la nueva versión de Noggin”, comentó Ezequiel Fonseca Zas, VP sénior de negocios emergentes y multiplataforma de ViacomCBS Networks Americas. “La aplicación renovada ofrece una interfaz de usuario muy amigable, manteniendo la seguridad en el entorno virtual, que es tan importante para los padres. Estamos seguros de que los niños y sus padres estarán encantados con el contenido y las nuevas características de Noggin”.

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From NexTV News Latin America:

NICKELODEON LANZA VERSIÓN ACTUALIZADA DE NOGGIN EN LATINOAMÉRICA

Nickelodeon Latinoamérica anunció el lanzamiento de la última versión de Noggin en la región, destinada a niños en edad preescolar. La actualización del servicio ofrece contenido Premium para que los niños aprendan jugando y tengan una experiencia de navegación dinámica. Noggin puede descargarse en Play Store (Android), App Store (iOS), o ingresar desde la web. Noggin también estará disponible a través de operadores de cable, internet y telefonía de la región.

Con una nueva interfaz que incluye los personajes favoritos de Nick Jr, la plataforma también cuenta con “Garden Academy”, una nueva sección exclusiva de Noggin, que ofrece un plan de estudios en inglés para niños en edad preescolar a través de nuevas actividades y personajes.

Noggin incorporó también nuevos juegos educativos, una sección de videos musicales, videos interactivos que invitan a los niños a divertirse con sus personajes favoritos tocando y deslizando la pantalla, o incluso hablando, para fomentar experiencias de aprendizaje que promueven la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería, las matemáticas y las habilidades socioemocionales.

A la fecha, la aplicación presenta un catálogo con más de 30 títulos preescolares y más de mil episodios y módulos educativos combinados. La nueva versión de Noggin también abarca gran cantidad de contenido, tanto en formato corto como en formato largo. Algunos de ellos son “PAW Patrol”, “Blaze and the Monster Machines” y “Rusty Rivets”, junto con otros shows de Nick Jr. Además, todos los meses se estrenan nuevos episodios de series y de especiales temáticos, además de nuevas series.

Durante 2020, Noggin continuará expandiendo su presencia a través de nuevas plataformas. Entre ellas, anunció que estará disponible en libros electrónicos, Android TV y Roku, y lanzará nuevos programas y contenido preescolar disponibles sin necesidad de conexión a internet.

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Más Nick: Viacom International Studios Americas to Produce 'Planeta Marcia', a New Out-Of-This World Scripted Series for Nickelodeon!

Originally published: Friday, January 17, 2020.

Additional sources: Google Translate, Wikipedia.
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February 2020 on Nickelodeon Africa: SpongeBob | Rise of the TMNT | Best Year Ever

Below is a round-up of Nickelodeon Africa's programming highlights for February 2020!


More Highlights:

January 2020 on: Nickelodeon Africa | Nicktoons Africa

February 2020 on: Nick Jr. Africa | Nicktoons Africa

This February, Nickelodeon Africa will be airing:

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
NEW EPISODES
Episodes: #246A, #252B, #257A, #261A, #262 | Half carts, 246 & 252 on the same day
Premiering: Weekdays at 15:00 CAT between Monday 10th and Friday 14th February 2020

SpongeBob SquarePants is a cartoon series starring the yellow sea sponge named SpongeBob who lives deep in the ocean in the underwater town called Bikini Bottom. Together with his buddy the pink starfish Patrick, he experiences the craziest adventures.

New episodes: "Plankton's Old Chum", "Dirty Bubble Returns", "Handemonium", "Lighthouse Louie", "A Cabin in the Kelp" and "The Hankering".

RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
NEW EPISODES
Episodes: #125, #126, #201 #203 | Half hours
Premiering: Sundays at 14:00 CAT between Sunday 9th February - Sunday 8th March 2020

Rise up! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back as New York’s heroes in a half shell and this time, they’ve got awesome new powers and are funny as shell! Join the legendary brothers Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey as these ninjas in training master new weapons and powers, battle absurd mutants, and discover a Hidden City beneath New York… while always finding time for a slice of their favourite pizza and a whole bunch of LOLz. Cowabunga!

New episodes: "Insane in the Mama Train", "End Game" (season one finale), "Many Unhappy Returns" (season two premiere), "Flushed but Never Forgotten", and "Lair Games".

BEST BESTIES EVER MARATHON
PROGRAMMING MARATHON
Airing: Saturday 29th February 2020 at 12:30 CAT
Repeats: Sunday 1st March at 16:00 CAT

SpongeBob and Patrick have been best friends since they were born. ... Though Patrick has been on bad terms with SpongeBob many times throughout the series, they always come back together as best friends. Don’t miss Best Besties Ever Marathon of SpongeBob & Patrick episodes to celebrate Spongebob’s Best Year Ever!

Nickelodeon Africa is available to watch on DStv Channel 305.

Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognised and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. Seen globally in more than 500 million households across more than 130 territories, this diverse and global brand puts kids first in everything it does! Nickelodeon's mission to make the world a more playful place.

Viacom creates original entertainment content for every audience, on every screen around the world. The company’s brands strive for creative excellence and cultural impact across programming, motion pictures and digital experiences that live online, on mobile and on apps.

More Nick: Nickelodeon and Emerge Gaming Partner for 'NickX', a New Kid-Focused Competitive Gaming eSports Platform!

Originally published: Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Additional source: Encyclopedia SpongeBobia.
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Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Share Secrets of The Sewer, Ninja Tactics and Teamwork at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Turtle Power! Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ Share Secrets of the Sewer, Ninja Tactics and Teamwork at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Limited-time exhibits opens Jan. 18 – May 10, 2020

Atlanta, Georgia – After more than three decades of battling evil and exemplifying teamwork, the beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) will appear in an exhibit for children and families to enjoy at Children’s Museum of Atlanta. The four funny “heroes in a half shell” will share life lessons and team-building skills with their crime-fighting tactics in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ opening Jan. 18, 2020 in Atlanta.

In the exhibit, families will be transported to the underground home of the crime-fighting heroes to see what really happens in their secret hideaway. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brothers Leonardo (the tactical, courageous leader in blue), Michelangelo (the free-spirited jokester in orange), Raphael (the aggressive tough guy in red) and Donatello (the scientist and technological genius in purple) invite families to their New York City sewer lair to train together and learn about the Turtles’ comedic, skillful strategies.

“Children and families will be transported when exploring this larger-than-life exhibit,” said Jane Turner, executive director of Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “Little ones will have the opportunity to learn about the value of team work and togetherness as they discover how each member of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles plays a pivotal role in the group’s accomplishments.”


The Turtles are known and respected for their teamwork. As the TMNT’s sensei and adoptive father Splinter often tells them, “Together there is nothing you cannot accomplish.” Through team-building challenges, collaborative games and mind-teasing puzzles, families and friends will learn skills to help them successfully work together. A few examples include:

• Building a “bridge” together and thinking creatively as a team to overcome challenges.

• Pizza Shooter Arcade: Using a ninja-powered pizza shooter, families will work together to load, then pull back and fling pizza disks at arcade style targets in the windows of a NYC apartment block. Successful shots will trigger bells or other sound effects.

• Back Alley Rope Maze: Families will work together to navigate a rope maze without triggering alarms. It takes dexterity, skill, and assistance from other team members to get everyone through the maze by planning ahead.

• Mikey’s Pizza Grabbing Game: Mikey had an awesome idea – what if we combine fun, pizza and lightning-quick ninja speed?? This competitive dexterity-based reaction time game will encourage family team members to go head to head and test their reflexes, as they follow patterned lights and sound effects.

• Sewer Pipe Assembly: A free-form construction activity using sewer pipes (PVC) to build shapes, arches, or tunnels to add to the Lair. Families can create a sewer pipe together and see where it goes.

The Turtles took the comic book world by storm in 1984—and since then Donnie, Raph, Leo and Mikey have brought Turtle Power to cartoons, movies, video games and toys!

Children and families across the nation will have the opportunity to explore Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ as it travels to children’s museums and science centers coast to coast.

This exhibit was produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Nickelodeon.


The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis' first-ever interactive exhibit featuring the adorable puppy heroes of Nickelodeon and Spin Master's PAW Patrol is slated to visit the The Children’s Museum of Atlanta during Fall 2022.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences across the arts, sciences and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families.

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About Children’s Museum of Atlanta:
Children’s Museum of Atlanta is the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta, presenting educational programs and exhibits designed for young children ages 0-9. The mission of Children's Museum of Atlanta is to change the world by sparking every child's imagination, sense of discovery and learning through the power of play. With six permanent learning zones consisting of bright, creative and hands-on exhibits, the Museum supports inventive play-based exploration and experiential learning focused on the whole child. Core competencies for literacy, math and science are promoted throughout all exhibits and programming in alignment with the state and national Core Performance Standards. Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers parties, memberships, field trips, summer camp and private events. For more information or to support Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404.659.KIDS [5437].

Museum Admission: Plan ahead and save! Families can purchase timed tickets online in advance to save money and guarantee entry to the Museum. Babies under 12 months and members are admitted for free. All daily programs are included in price of admission. Group rates and military discounts are available. For more information regarding ticket and membership options, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org.

Museum Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed on Wednesdays. Please check the Museum website to confirm hours of operation.

ViacomCBS Networks and Sky Italia Sign New Agreement in Italy

Originally published: Wednesday, January 08, 2020.

VIACOMCBS NETWORKS AND SKY SIGN NEW AGREEMENT IN ITALY

The new long-term deal includes the expansion of ViacomCBS Networks Italy’s portfolio on Sky platforms and a new commercial deal


Milan, January 8th 2020 – ViacomCBS Networks and satellite TV platform Sky Italy have announced a new multi-year deal to extend their collaboration in Italy.

According to the agreement signed by the two companies, Italian viewers of Paramount Network, Spike and VH1 will also be able to watch these channels on Sky. This will bring the number of ViacomCBS brands available on Sky platforms in Italy to 12, including local versions of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Comedy Central and Italian kids’ channel Super!.

ViacomCBS Networks Italia (then named Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Italia) fully acquired the free-to-air kids TV channel Super! from De Agostini Editore in October. Super! focuses on children ages four to 14, and features a catalogue of local and international content. The channel is fully operated by ViacomCBS Italia.

ViacomCBS and Sky Media also agreed a commercial deal in which ViacomCBS channels and digital advertising in Italy will be entirely sold by Sky Media effective from Sunday 2nd February 2020.

The agreements build on a long-standing and successful relationship between ViacomCBS and Sky across Europe, with Sky distributing and selling advertising across ViacomCBS’ portfolio of channels in the UK for the past decade.

Raffaele Annecchino, President, ViacomCBS Networks Southern & Western Europe, Middle East and Africa, commented: “With Sky as our main distributor and ad sales partner, we can sustain our strong position in the Italian market in the long-term and deliver additional benefits for our viewers and advertisers, including content synergies and wider distribution across multiple platforms. Our new commercial agreement with Sky Media represents an opportunity to effectively support our business and brands over the next years in Italy, which remains one of the most important and valuable markets in which we operate”.

Giovanni Ciarlariello, Chief Media Digital & Data Officer Sky Italia: “This strengthened deal with ViacomCBS Networks will give even more investment opportunities to our customers and confirms Sky Media’s role as a key player in the market as well as the high quality of its innovative services”.

Following the initial announcement that Viacom was to re-merge with CBS, a number of announcements have been made regarding the merged company’s leadership team. Former Mattel executive Venetia Davie recently joined ViacomCBS Consumer Products as VP of UK and Ireland, while Stefanie Schwartz was upped to EVP and GM of Viacom Digital Studios (VDS). Schwartz is replacing current president Kelly Day, who is in talks for another senior role at ViacomCBS.

CBS and Viacom completed their merger on Wednesday 4th December 2019, becoming ViacomCBS.

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ViacomCBS Networks International

ViacomCBS Networks International, a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC), is comprised of many of the world’s most iconic consumer brands. Its portfolio includes Network 10, Channel 5, Telefe, Viacom 18, ViacomCBS International Studios, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network and Pluto TV among others. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS Networks International provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents and across more than 180 countries.

Sky Media

Sky Media is the advertising sales arm of Sky Italia, operating across all the platforms of the media company, from linear TV to On Demand and Digital.

Sky Media deals with the advertising sales of Sky-branded and FNG Fox Networks Group, A&E, Disney, Gambero Rosso, LaEffe, Classica pay channels and FTA Sky’s channels. The advertising sales arm is also in charge of sales for the Sky-branded websites, the Fox group sites as well as Twitter and other 300 sites.

The array of innovative commercial opportunities offered by Sky Media also includes Fluid Content, a technology capable of running the content of Sky and its partners through a unique network of over 300 websites. Thanks to Sky AdSmart proprietary addressable TV technology, Sky Media effectively reaches its target and delivers specific messages to the desired audiences.

The latest innovation of Sky media is the “Reach Content”, an advertising planning format able to highlight the in-depth content of commercials through direct interaction with viewers, through the use of Sky Q’s Voice Control.

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From Digital-News:

ViacomCBS Networks e Sky firmano un nuovo accordo in Italia

Sky e ViacomCBS Networks hanno deciso di siglare un nuovo accordo in Italia per i canali ViacomCBS su Sky e la relativa raccolta pubblicitaria affidata a Sky Media. In base al deal sottoscritto dalle due media company a Sky Media – concessionaria del Gruppo Sky Italia – è stata affidata la raccolta pubblicitaria dell’intero portafoglio ViacomCBS in Italia, a partire dal prossimo 2 febbraio.

Inoltre, Sky e ViacomCBS hanno sottoscritto nuovi accordi per i canali di ViacomCBS - Paramount Network, Spike, VH1. L’accordo porta a 12 i canali di ViacomCBS Networks Italia su Sky, incluse le versioni locali di MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon e il canale per bambini Super!. ViacomCBS ha ritenuto che un accordo per i propri canali su Sky e per la relativa raccolta pubblicitaria fosse la scelta migliore per rafforzare la propria posizione commerciale in Italia.

Con questo accordo ViacomCBS avrà accesso alle soluzioni tecnologiche in ambito advertising di cui Sky Media si avvale, puntando a generare nuove opportunità commerciali in un contesto industriale in rapida evoluzione mantenendo il passo con i cambiamenti in atto su scala globale: più audience e maggiori prospettive per gli investitori.

Andrea Castellari, EVP e AD ViacomCBS Networks Italia, Medio Oriente e Turchia:

"Il nuovo accordo con Sky come distributore dei nostri brand e partner commerciale ci permette di rafforzare una collaborazione organica, di ampio respiro e coerente rispetto alla nostra strategia di business. L’operazione, infatti, getta le basi per offrire maggiori benefici e soluzioni alle nostre audience e investitori, oltre ad allargare la distribuzione dei nostri brand e contenuti su piattaforme multiple”.

Giovanni Ciarlariello, Chief Media Digital & Data Officer Sky Italia:

“Siamo felici di poter lavorare con un operatore importante come ViacomCBS. Si tratta di un accordo coerente con la strategia di crescita di Sky Media, che prevede l’allargamento della nostra offerta in termini di audience, di qualità e di soluzioni di targettizzazione. Il nuovo perimetro verrà integrato nella nostra offerta commerciale, sia per il lineare che per l’advancedadvertising: OnDemand, AdSmart, Addressable Tv e digital”.

Sky Media è la concessionaria pubblicitaria di Sky Italia che opera su tutte le piattaforme della media company, unendo il mondo della TV lineare e on demand a quello digitale. Sky Media si occupa della raccolta pubblicitaria dei canali Tv Pay a marchio Sky e, tra gli altri, dei canali del gruppo FNG Fox Networks Group, A&E, Disney, Eurosport Gambero Rosso, LaEffe, Classica e FTA, TV8, Cielo, e Sky TG24. La concessionaria si occupa anche della raccolta per i siti a brand Sky, dei siti del gruppo Fox oltre che di Twitter e altri 300 siti.

l bouquet di opportunità commerciali innovative offerto da Sky Media include il Fluid Content, tecnologia in grado di veicolare i contenuti video di Sky e dei suoi partner attraverso un network unico di oltre 300 siti web. Grazie alla tecnologia proprietaria addressable TV Sky AdSmart, Sky Media raggiunge in modo efficace il proprio target e veicola i messaggi specifici alle audience desiderate. L’addressable è disponibile anche sui Canali TV Sky FTA. L’ultima innovazione di Sky Media è il “Reach the Content”, un format di pianificazione pubblicitaria capace di mettere in evidenza i contenuti di approfondimento degli spot attraverso l’interazione diretta degli spettatori tramite l’utilizzo del Controllo vocale di Sky Q.

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) è una delle principali media company di intrattenimento a livello globale. Offre contenuti ed esperienze premium per le diverse audience nel mondo. Il portafoglio comprende alcuni dei brand più iconici, tra cui Network 10, Channel 5, Telefe, Viacom 18, ViacomCBS International Studios, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network e Pluto TV. Oltre ad offrire servizi innovativi di streaming e prodotti digital video, ViacomCBS presenta forti capacità di produzione, distribuzione e soluzioni pubblicitarie per i partner in tutti i cinque continenti e in oltre 180 paesi. In Italia, ViacomCBS Networks Italia, guidata dall’AD Andrea Castellari, possiede al 100% i brand MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon (in esclusiva su Sky), Paramount Network, Spike, VH1 e Super! (presenti sul digitale terrestre) e tutte le relative piattaforme digital e social.

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From Prima Comunicazione:

A Sky Media la raccolta dei canali ViacomCBS. E sulla piattaforma arrivano anche Paramount, Spike e VH1

E’ un patto di ampio respiro strategico quello appena definito da Sky e ViacomCBS, che coinvolge aspetti editoriali e distributivi da un lato e pubblicitari dall’altro. E che pare pure alludere anche ad una sorta di alleanza più larga, se si considera che le due media company avevano già siglato un accordo simile in Uk.

In base al deal appena sottoscritto, comunque, a Sky Media – concessionaria del Gruppo Sky Italia – è stata affidata la raccolta pubblicitaria dell’intero portafoglio ViacomCBS in Italia a partire dal prossimo 2 febbraio. Anche i canali ‘terzi’ fin qui in concessione a Viacom Pubblicità & Brand Solutions, Radio Italia Tv e Dee Jay Tv, dovrebbero finire sotto la curatela di SkyMedia.

Cessa le attività così la concessionaria interna di ViacomCBS, che ha avuto fin qui in organico una cinquantina di persone, tra agenti e dipendenti. In tema pubblicità e rapporto col mercato, da registrare però come ViacomCBS abbia per converso deciso di incorporare nel ramo editoriale le attività legate al brand advertising e alle iniziative speciali.

Novità importanti anche per quello che riguarda la presenza su Sky dei canali ViacomCBS. L’accordo porta a dodici i canali complessivamente distribuiti. Arrivano sulla piattaforma, infatti, anche Paramount Network, Spike e VH1, e si vanno così ad aggiungere a MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Comedy Central e il canale per bambini Super!.

In un contesto di perdurante tendenza alle concentrazioni e alle aggregazioni delle strutture di vendita, con il ruolo crescente sul versante advertising degli OTT, e con la necessità di posizionarsi sempre meglio sul terreno dell’addressable tv, ViacomCBS ha ritenuto che l’accordo con Sky Media fosse la scelta migliore da percorrere per rafforzare la propria posizione commerciale in Italia.

Andrea Castellari, EVP e AD ViacomCBS Networks Italia, Medio Oriente e Turchia ha commentato: “Il nuovo accordo con Sky come distributore dei nostri brand e partner commerciale ci permette di rafforzare una collaborazione organica, di ampio respiro e coerente rispetto alla nostra strategia di business. L’operazione, infatti, getta le basi per offrire maggiori benefici e soluzioni alle nostre audience e investitori, oltre ad allargare la distribuzione dei nostri brand e contenuti su piattaforme multiple”.

Fronte Sky Italia, il Chief Media Digital & Data Officer Giovanni Ciarlariello ha affermato: “Siamo felici di poter lavorare con un operatore importante come ViacomCBS. Si tratta di un accordo coerente con la strategia di crescita di Sky Media, che prevede l’allargamento della nostra offerta in termini di audience, di qualità e di soluzioni di targettizzazione. Il nuovo perimetro verrà integrato nella nostra offerta commerciale, sia per il lineare che per l’advanced advertising: OnDemand, AdSmart, Addressable Tv e digital”.

L’accordo consacra il ruolo sempre più rilevante nel mercato pubblicitario nazionalale di Sky Media (la pesatura Nielsen del market share tv è del 13,5%). La concessionaria pubblicitaria di Sky Italia opera su tutte le piattaforme, unendo il mondo della TV lineare e on demand a quello digitale. Si occupa della raccolta pubblicitaria dei canali pay a marchio Sky, di TV8, Cielo, e Sky TG24 e poi, tra gli altri, dei canali del gruppo FNG Fox Networks Group, A&E, Disney, Eurosport Gambero Rosso, LaEffe, Classica. La struttura si occupa anche della raccolta per i siti a brand Sky, dei siti del gruppo Fox oltre che di Adnkronos.com, Fantagazzetta.com, Twitter e oltre 300 siti. Su terreno dell’addressable TV, in particolare, Sky Media e molto elettivamente posizionata sul mercato con il tool AdSmart. Vale la pena ricordare, inoltre, che ad ottobre, riportando a Ciarlariello, è approdato a Milano Santa Giulia col ruolo di direttore commerciale SkyMedia Paolo Romano, ex capo della concessionaria di ViacomCBS, che ovviamente conosce molto bene le caratteristiche dei canali e dei contenuti appena entrati in portafoglio.

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From DavideMaggio.it:

ViacomCBS chiude la concessionaria di pubblicità. La raccolta a Sky che accoglie Paramount, Spike e VH1

Chiude la concessionaria Viacom Pubblicità & Brand Solution. A partire dal prossimo 2 febbraio, la raccolta relativa ai canali del gruppo americano in Italia sarà interamente nelle mani di Sky Media. La decisione arriva a pochi mesi dall’addio di Paolo Romano che da numero uno della concessionaria Viacom è diventato direttore commerciale proprio a Sky Media.

Sky e ViacomCBS hanno sottoscritto nuovi accordi per i canali di ViacomCBS: i canali del DTT Paramount Network, Spike, VH1 faranno l’esordio sul satellite. L’accordo porta a 12 i canali di ViacomCBS Networks Italia su Sky, incluse le versioni locali di MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon e il canale per bambini Super!.

Andrea Castellari, EVP e AD ViacomCBS Networks Italia, Medio Oriente e Turchia dichiara:

“Il nuovo accordo con Sky come distributore dei nostri brand e partner commerciale ci permette di rafforzare una collaborazione organica, di ampio respiro e coerente rispetto alla nostra strategia di business. L’operazione, infatti, getta le basi per offrire maggiori benefici e soluzioni alle nostre audience e investitori, oltre ad allargare la distribuzione dei nostri brand e contenuti su piattaforme multiple”.

Giovanni Ciarlariello, Chief Media Digital & Data Officer Sky Italia:

“Siamo felici di poter lavorare con un operatore importante come ViacomCBS. Si tratta di un accordo coerente con la strategia di crescita di Sky Media, che prevede l’allargamento della nostra offerta in termini di audience, di qualità e di soluzioni di targettizzazione. Il nuovo perimetro verrà integrato nella nostra offerta commerciale, sia per il lineare che per l’advanced advertising: OnDemand, AdSmart, Addressable Tv e digital”.

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From Everyeye Tech:

ACCORDO SKY-VIACOMCBS: ARRIVANO NUOVI CANALI, ECCO TUTTI I DETTAGLI

ViacomCBS e SKY hanno annunciato di aver stretto un accordo commerciale per quanto riguarda il mercato italiano. La partnership porta con sé anche dei nuovi canali: di seguito tutti i dettagli.

Comunicato stampa: Milano, 8 gennaio 2020 - Sky e ViacomCBS Networks hanno deciso di siglare un nuovo accordo in Italia per i canali ViacomCBS su Sky e la relativa raccolta pubblicitaria affidata a Sky Media.

In base al deal sottoscritto dalle due media company a Sky Media Рconcessionaria del Gruppo Sky Italia Р̬ stata affidata la raccolta pubblicitaria dell'intero portafoglio ViacomCBS in Italia, a partire dal prossimo 2 febbraio.

Inoltre, Sky e ViacomCBS hanno sottoscritto nuovi accordi per i canali di ViacomCBS - Paramount Network, Spike, VH1. L'accordo porta a 12 i canali di ViacomCBS Networks Italia su Sky, incluse le versioni locali di MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon e il canale per bambini Super!.

ViacomCBS ha ritenuto che un accordo per i propri canali su Sky e per la relativa raccolta pubblicitaria fosse la scelta migliore per rafforzare la propria posizione commerciale in Italia.

Con questo accordo ViacomCBS avrà accesso alle soluzioni tecnologiche in ambito advertising di cui Sky Media si avvale, puntando a generare nuove opportunità commerciali in un contesto industriale in rapida evoluzione mantenendo il passo con i cambiamenti in atto su scala globale: più audience e maggiori prospettive per gli investitori.

Andrea Castellari, EVP e AD ViacomCBS Networks Italia, Medio Oriente e Turchia: "Il nuovo accordo con Sky come distributore dei nostri brand e partner commerciale ci permette di rafforzare una collaborazione organica, di ampio respiro e coerente rispetto alla nostra strategia di business. L'operazione, infatti, getta le basi per offrire maggiori benefici e soluzioni alle nostre audience e investitori, oltre ad allargare la distribuzione dei nostri brand e contenuti su piattaforme multiple".

Giovanni Ciarlariello, Chief Media Digital & Data Officer Sky Italia: "Siamo felici di poter lavorare con un operatore importante come ViacomCBS. Si tratta di un accordo coerente con la strategia di crescita di Sky Media, che prevede l'allargamento della nostra offerta in termini di audience, di qualità e di soluzioni di targettizzazione.

Il nuovo perimetro verrà integrato nella nostra offerta commerciale, sia per il lineare che per l'advancedadvertising: OnDemand, AdSmart, Addressable Tv e digital".

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From Il Sole 24 ORE:

Tv, accordo in Italia fra Sky e ViacomCBS

A Sky Media affidata la vendita della raccolta pubblicitaria dell'intero portafoglio ViacomCBS in Italia a partire dal 2 febbraio

Un accordo commerciale ma dai riscolti strategici molto importanti quello siglato dra Sky e ViacomCBS in Italia. Un accordo che poggia su due gambe.

Il primo: i canali Viacom continueranno a essere visibili su piattaforma Sky. E a quelli che già ora sono visibili (l'accordo era in scadenza a fine anno) - e che sono i canali MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr , Comedy Central e il canale per bambini Super! - si aggiungono anche i canali in chiaro di ViacomCBS, vale a dire Paramount Network, Spike e il canale musicale VH1.

Secondo punto, che è sicuramente la novità forte: a Sky Media – concessionaria del Gruppo Sky Italia – è stata affidata la vendita della raccolta pubblicitaria dell'intero portafoglio ViacomCBS in Italia a partire dal prossimo 2 febbraio.

Viacom mette quindi fine all'esperienza della sua concessionaria pubblicitaria in Italia. E lo fa affidando la raccolta a Sky Media evidentemente confidando in un effetto scala e nelle soluzioni (addresable, ecc) sulle quali la concessionaria della media company della galassia Comcast sta insistendo da tempo.

Secondo i dati Nielsen la raccolta di Sky nei primi 10 mesi del 2019 sfiora i 377 milioni di euro. Per quanto riguarda Viacom, dal bilancio 2018 si evince che la raccllta della concessionaria si aggira sui 60 milioni.

«Il nuovo accordo con Sky come distributore dei nostri brand e partner commerciale - spiega Andrea Castellari, EVP e AD ViacomCBS Networks Italia, Medio Oriente e Turchia - ci permette di rafforzare una collaborazione organica, di ampio respiro e coerente rispetto alla nostra strategia di business. L'operazione, infatti, getta le basi per offrire maggiori benefici e soluzioni alle nostre audience e investitori, oltre ad allargare la distribuzione dei nostri brand e contenuti su piattaforme multiple».

Come ha fatto l’Iraq a diventare il cortile di casa del rivale Iran
«Siamo felici - dichiara Giovanni Ciarlariello, Chief Media Digital & Data Officer Sky Italia - di poter lavorare con un operatore importante come ViacomCBS. Si tratta di un accordo coerente con la strategia di crescita di Sky Media, che prevede l'allargamento della nostra offerta in termini di audience, di qualità e di soluzioni di targettizzazione. Il nuovo perimetro verrà integrato nella nostra offerta commerciale, sia per il lineare che per l'advanced advertising: OnDemand, AdSmart, Addressable Tv e digital».

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From Touchpoint News:

MTV: STORIE, INTRATTENIMENTO E MUSICA PER IL CANALE “GIOVANE” DI VIACOM CBS

Il SVP Editorial Content Sergio Del Prete racconta la strategia dei canali pay e Fta in Italia. Un’offerta che copre tanti target approdata anche sulla piattaforma Sky

Prende il via domani in seconda serata su MTV la seconda stagione di Ex on the Beach Italia, il dating show visibile sul canale 130 di Sky e in streaming su NOW TV. Le 10 puntate della durata di un’ora, prodotte da Fremantle, saranno condotte da Cecilia Rodriguez e Ignazio Moser: nove sono puntate originali, la decima e ultima sarà un Best of di questa seconda edizione del programma. In una villa da sogno dell’Andalusia, tra spiagge, locali e momenti caldi un gruppo di sexy concorrenti, 7 single di cui quattro donne e tre uomini, dovrà fare i conti con il proprio passato ricevendo la visita di un ex fidanzato/a che arriverà a scombinare i piani delle loro vite.

«Ãˆ un format longevo e di grande successo nel mondo, in particolare in UK, Benelux e Stai Uniti – ha introdotto Sergio Del Prete, SVP Editorial Content Viacom CBS Italia -. La prima edizione italiana, in programma lo scorso giugno con Elettra Lamborghini, ha avuto grandi risultati. Sui social dal lancio della campagna i contenuti EOTB Italia hanno totalizzato oltre 17,6 milioni di impressions e circa 3 milioni di video visti su Facebook. Su YouTube, nello stesso periodo, EOTB Italia ha generato oltre 12,2 milioni di video visti, con il primo episodio in streaming integrale che ha raggiunto i 2,3 milioni di visualizzazioni. Mentre nel periodo dal 22 giugno al 24 novembre sono stati 24,2 milioni i video visti. Infine, il franchise EOTB Italia ha generato sul sito MTV.it oltre 2,3 milioni di pagine viste, coinvolgendo 358 mila visitatori unici. Le clip dello show hanno totalizzato 500 mila video streams nel periodo di campagna. Quest’anno affidiamo la conduzione a due personaggi amati da un pubblico ampio, di giovani e di famiglie, per offrire al programma sia la prospettiva femminile sia quella maschile. Questo genere di reality, con una componente molto ironica, risponde all’esigenza di storie con alla base racconti di amore e sentimenti e quindi non morirà mai».

Elemento fondamentale del programma è stato il montaggio. «Un grande sforzo produttivo 24 ore su 24 – ha proseguito il manager -. MTV sta vivendo una delle migliori stagioni di sempre grazie a prodotti internazionali e a una line up di produzioni originali in crescita del 10%: dalla quarta stagione di Riccanza al documentario su Elettra Lamborghini o a YO! MTV Raps in prima tv assoluta da fine marzo. Storie, intrattenimento e musica sono gli asset del canale destinato al target 15-34. Stiamo valutando se sia opportuna la rilevazione dei dati Auditel per restituite la vera fruizione del canale».

La presentazione di EOTB, che si è tenuta ieri a Milano, è stata l’occasione di approfondire a margine la strategia di Viacom CBS Italia per il 2020 anche sul free to air. «Proseguiamo nel solco di quello che abbiamo fatto fino a ora con la novità che da febbraio i canali saranno disponibili sulla piattaforma Sky nell’ottica di un implemento di distribuzione – ha detto Del Prete -. Tramite il nostro bouquet riusciamo a coprire un pubblico ampio che va dall’età prescolare all’età adulta, con una predominanza femminile. Paramount Network a dicembre 2019 ha raggiunto l’1,23% di share sul totale individui (1,02% nel 2018, +21% YoY) con oltre 4,5 milioni di contatti giorno. Particolarmente brillante la settimana natalizia con una share dell’1,34% sugli individui: è stato il primo canale nel blocco pomeridiano dei week end di dicembre (4° in generale dopo Iris, Rai4, Rai Movie). Centrale per Paramount Network resta il cinema hollywoodiano. Spike è sempre più il “fratello” del canale 27, mentre VH1 prosegue il percorso sulla musica con l’ingaggio della ex Iena Nicolò De Devitiis. Sul fronte kids dopo l’acquisizione del 100% di Super lavoreremo su questo brand, senza scordarci Nick Jr e Nickelodeon. Per Comedy Central è prevista una ricca line up».

Dal punto di vista commerciale, il broadcaster ha esternalizzato la raccolta a Sky Media. «La strategia di marketing ha un’anima commerciale forte che punta su eventi sul territorio e consumer product grazie al licensing di tanti charachter», ha concluso Del Prete.

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