Monday, September 30, 2013

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere Series Finale Of "Victorious", "The Slap Fight", On Monday 21st October 2013

UPDATE (4/10/2013) - Nickelodeon UK will now premiere the last ever episode of "Victorious", "The Slap Fight", on Monday 21st October 2013! Nickelodeon UK will also premiere the penultimate episode of "VICTORiOUS", "One Thousand Berry Balls", on Monday 14th October 2013 at 5:30pm!

All good things must come to an end sometime, and unfortunately, Nickelodeon's original musical comedy series "Victorious" is no exception. The Nickelodeon UK fanblog NickUKHub is reporting the Nickelodeon UK News that the online British and Irish TV guide Digiguide has announced that Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will premiere and show the final brand new episode of Nick's hit original musical comedy series "Victorious", called "The Slap Fight", on Monday 21st October 2013 at 5:30pm (repeated at 6.30pm on Nick UK's plus-one (+1) timeshift channel, Nick+1)!

However, there's no time to stay glum, as straight after the premiere of the series finale of "VICTORiOUS", Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will debut the second all-new episode of Nick's brand new original buddy comedy series "Sam & Cat" at 6:00pm (replayed at 7:00pm on Nickelodeon +1)! A all-new spin-off from the popular Nick sitcoms "iCarly" and "Victorious", "Sam & Cat" sees Nick Stars Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande reprise their roles of Sam Puckett and Cat Valentine, respectively, and set up their very own babysitting service, Sam & Cat's Super Rockin' Fun-Time Babysitting Service! Following the UK debut, Nick UK & Eire will continue to air all-new episodes of "Sam & Cat" every Monday at 6:00pm (replayed at 7:00pm on Nickelodeon+1)!

Plus, following each brand new episode of "Sam & Cat", Nick UK will be premiering brand new episodes of the all-new Canadian hidden camera prank show "Extreme Babysitting" every Monday at 6:30pm (7:30pm)!

In the brand new episode of "VICTORiOUS", "The Slap Fight", Tori Vega (Victoria Justice) finds out that her sister, Trina Vega (Daniella Monet), has 977 followers to her 314. Tori tells the gang about Trina. Right afterwards, the gang start to post random stuff to get more followers on The Slap, including Cat writing everything she does, Jade trying to scare people by screaming at them to follow her, Beck washing his car in a tank top, Robbie getting a makeover, and Tori trying to do a hard challenge. After seeing their efforts to get more followers, Sinjin Van Cleef (Michael Eric Reid) finally tells them how Trina got 977 followers. Episode notes: On the Nickelodeon on Sunset now showing billboard, it says "Coming Soon Sam & Cat"; In production, this is the last "Victorious" episode ever filmed.
Nickelodeon's "Victorious" (stylised as "VICTORiOUS") is an North American sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega (portrayed by Victoria Justice), a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her older sister Trina's (Daniella Monet) place in a showcase, while getting into screwball situations on a daily basis. On her first day at Hollywood Arts, she meets Andre Harris (Leon Thomas III), Robbie Shapiro (Matt Bennett), Rex Powers (Robbie's puppet), Jade West (Elizabeth Gillies), Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande), and Beck Oliver (Avan Jogia). The series premiered on Nickelodeon USA on March 27, 2010 after the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards.
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Nickelodeon And Clear Channel Media And Entertainment Launch Nick Radio, The First Ever Nick-Branded Radio Station, On iHeartRadio And Nick.com

Below is Nickelodeon's official Press Release, from PRNewswire, announcing the fantastic news that Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids and families, has partnered with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to launch Nick Radio, the first ever Nick-branded radio station on iHeartRadio and Nick.com, where listeners will get "All the Hits, All the Slime", which includes information about some of Nick Radio's exciting upcoming programming highlights! Nick's official Nick Radio press release also features the Nick News that on Thursday 24th October 2013, Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio will celebrate the new Nick Radio station with an event at the iHeartRadio Theatre presented by P.C. Richard & Son in New York City, and will feature live performances by Syco Music and Epic Records recording artists Fifth Harmony and Atlantic Records recording artist Cody Simpson. Fans can enter for a chance to win tickets by listening to Z100, 103.5 WKTU and 106.7 Lite fm and listeners who follow iHeartRadio on Twitter or Facebook will also have a chance to win tickets to the exclusive Nick Radio event on October 24. A live stream of the event will be available through iHeartRadio.com.


Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

Nickelodeon And Clear Channel Media And Entertainment Launch First Ever Nick-Branded Radio Station On iHeartRadio And Nick.com

Ariana Grande, Big Time Rush and Austin Mahone to Kick-off Nick Radio's Series Of Celebrity Guest DJs

Relativity and Reel FX's Animated Family Film Free Birds Onboard as Exclusive Launch Partner

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America, with a greater reach than any other radio or television outlet, announced today the launch of Nick Radio, where listeners will get "All the Hits, All the Slime," on iHeartRadio -- Clear Channel's industry-leading digital radio platform. Nick Radio will feature today's hit music; guest DJ stints by Nickelodeon stars, kicking off with Sam & Cat star Ariana Grande, Big Time Rush and Austin Mahone; and Nick-branded entertainment and celebrity interviews, all which will reflect Nickelodeon's personality and surprise-filled brand of humor. The brand-new family-targeted station will be programmed by Sharon Dastur, Program Director for the world-famous Z100 -- New York's Hit Music Station, and will stream on Nick.com, iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio digital app. Additionally, Relativity and Reel FX's Free Birds, which hits theaters nationwide November 1, has signed on as Nick Radio's exclusive launch partner.



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"Nick Radio is the perfect place for Nickelodeon to serve kids with the music they love and entertain them with our great characters and funny content," said Pam Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer and President of Consumer Products, Nickelodeon Group. "Our partnership with Clear Channel's iHeartRadio will allow us to further deepen our relationship with kids across this great platform."

"It is such a great opportunity to work with Nickelodeon and create the first ever Nick Radio," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel. "The combination of Clear Channel's reach and programming expertise with the fun and dedicated audience of Nickelodeon is unique in the digital and on-air space. Introducing a family focused station like Nick Radio to the iHeartRadio platform and supporting it with an industry expert from Z100, one of the nation's top radio stations, is destined to be a homerun with both our listeners and Nick's viewers."

Rising pop music sensation and co-star of Nickelodeon's hit live-action series Sam & Cat, Ariana Grande, will take over Nick Radio as guest DJ during the station's first day, playing a selection of the current hits she loves most. Joining her as guest DJs for Nick Radio's debut will also be Austin Mahone and Big Time Rush. Post-launch, Nick Radio will also feature guest DJ stints by Nick Cannon, Cody Simpson and Jennette McCurdy, co-star of Sam & Cat.

Nick Radio will feature some of the most popular DJs in America including Mo' Bounce of New York's hit music station Z100, Maxwell of Q102 Philadelphia, and Wendy Wild of 103.5 KTU , the beat of New York, who will host the station's three dayparts, with Z100's Erica America on weekends. Nickelodeon will roll out additional programming, showcasing the network's talent and content, including:

* On the Set With... – featuring interviews with Nickelodeon's live-action stars from the sets of their hit shows.

* Nick Radio Top 10 Countdown – a radio version of the weekly top ten video show that airs on TeenNick, Nick's 24-hour digital channel for and about teens.

* Nick Radio Dance Party – hosted by Nickelodeon's own J. Boogie, this two-hour mix of the best in Top 40 music will air every Friday and Saturday night to get listeners up on their feet and dancing.

* Nick Radio Top 10 – a daily hour-long countdown of the most popular songs on the airwaves.

* Hangin' With... – celebrity interviews with some of the biggest music, TV, film and sports stars.

Additionally, on October 24, Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio will celebrate the new Nick Radio station with an event at the iHeartRadio Theatre presented by P.C. Richard & Son in New York City, featuring live performances by Syco Music and Epic Records recording artists Fifth Harmony and Atlantic Records recording artist Cody Simpson. Fans can enter for a chance to win tickets by listening to Z100, 103.5 WKTU and 106.7 Lite fm and listeners who follow iHeartRadio on Twitter or Facebook will also have a chance to win tickets to the exclusive Nick Radio event on October 24. A live stream of the event will be available through iHeartRadio.com.

Nick Radio's family-focused digital station will be promoted across Clear Channel's Top 40, HOT AC and AC stations across the country, including Z100 New York, KISS-FM LA and Chicago, as well as across Nickelodeon's multiple platforms, including on-air, Nick's social media platforms and Nick.com, where Nick Radio will also stream.

iHeartRadio, the No. 1 all-in-one digital service, reached 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history. iHeartRadio offers listeners instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation's most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from more than 150 cities, mood-related stations "Perfect For" any activity and user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs. With a library of more than 16 million songs and 400,000 artists, iHeartRadio's Custom Station feature offers listeners more music than any other service available. Plus, the new iHeartRadio Talk feature gives users access to the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today.

iHeartRadio is available across all major platforms including web, mobile, tablets, automotive, television and gaming devices. Visit iHeartRadio.com for a complete list of app availability and to download.

Relativity will distribute Free Birds, produced by Reel FX and Relativity and starring Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler and Woody Harrelson, nationwide on November 1. The film is a story of two turkeys from opposite sides of the track who must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the menu for good.

About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 225 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history.

The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at ClearChannel.com.

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About Relativity

Relativity (relativitymedia.com) is a next-generation studio engaged in multiple aspects of entertainment, including film production; financing and distribution; television; sports management; music publishing and digital media.

The studio has produced, distributed or structured financing for nearly 200 motion pictures, generating more than $22 billion in worldwide box office revenue and earning 73 Oscar® nominations. Recent films include: Safe Haven, Act of Valor and Immortals, the latter both opening number one at the box office in their debut. Relativity's other films include the eight-time Oscar® nominee The Social Network as well as Limitless and two-time Oscar® winner The Fighter. Upcoming films include the irreverent 3D animated buddy-comedy Free Birds, starring Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler and Oscar® nominee Woody Harrelson and Scott Cooper's gritty dramatic thriller Out of the Furnace, starring Oscar® winner Christian Bale, Oscar® nominee Casey Affleck and Oscar® nominee Woody Harrelson.

Relativity Sports is the industry's fastest growing sports agency, providing more than 400 NBA, NFL and MLB athletes with services ranging from contract negotiation to custom film and television content production. Relativity Television is one of the country's largest suppliers of unscripted television and has recently expanded to produce scripted series.

About Nickelodeon

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 more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 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. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

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Nickelodeon UK Appoints Alison Bakunowich As New Creative Director

The television industry news website Broadcast is reporting the Nickelodeon UK News in the following article that Nickelodeon UK has appointed Alison Bakunowich as their new creative director following the departure of Peter Drake in August 2013.

Bakunowich, currently the broadcaster's vice president (VP) of marketing and communications, joined Nickelodeon Australia in 2008 as the networks marketing and commercial partnerships director before heading to Nickelodeon UK in 2011.

She will continue to head up Nick UK's marketing and communications team, while her new responsibilities will include commissioning short-form original productions, overseeing Nickelodeon's on and off-air creative work and liaising between the international and UK teams.

The Drum adds that as part of Nickelodeon UK's marketing and communications team, Alison Bakunowich has led the UK launches of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Victorious" and "House of Anubis".

From Broadcast:
Nickelodeon appoints creative director

Nickelodeon has appointed Alison Bakunowich as creative director following the departure of Peter Drake.

Bakunowich, currently the broadcaster’s vice president of marketing and communications, joined Nickelodeon Australia in 2008 as marketing and commercial partnerships director before heading to Nickelodeon UK in 2011.

She will continue to head up the marketing and communications team, while her new responsibilities will include commissioning short-form original productions, overseeing Nickelodeon's on and off-air creative work and liaising between the international and UK teams.

Bakunowich replaces Drake, who stepped down from the position in August.

Nickelodeon UK managing director Tina McCann remarked “Alison is a great leader, a true brand ambassador and champion for our company.”

"Not only does she have a passion for all things Nickelodeon, but Alison understands our audience and knows how to reach kids in a relevant and very 'Nick' way. Under her direction, we will align our on and off air communications giving all of our brands a unified focus."
Also, from The Drum:
Nickelodeon UK promotes Alison Bakunowich to oversee creative team following departure of Peter Drake



Promotion: Bakunowich will oversee creative work

Nickelodeon UK has promoted Alison Bakunowich to VP, creative, marketing and communications, UK and Ireland, following the departure of creative director Peter Drake.

Bakunowich has taken on the role of overseeing the creative team in addition to her duties leading marketing and communications activities.

The new role will see Bakunowich responsible for Nickelodeon creative work both on and off air and she will liaise between the international and UK teams.

Tina McCann, Nickelodeon UK managing director, said: “Alison is a great leader, a true brand ambassador and champion for our company.

“Not only does she have a passion for all things Nickelodeon but Alison understands out audience and knows how to reach kids in a relevant and very ‘Nick’ way. Under her direction, we will align our on and off-air communications, giving all of our brands a unified focus.”

Bakunowich began her time at the company in Australia in 2008 before making a UK move in 2011. She led the launch of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Victorious and House of Anubis.

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Also, from Licensing.biz:
Nickelodeon UK creates new VP, creative, marketing and communications role

Alison Bakunowich promoted into the new position.

Nickelodeon UK has promoted Alison Bakunowich to the newly created role of VP, creative, marketing and communications, UK and Ireland.

Bakunowich (pictured) was previously VP of marketing and communications. She will continue to lead this team, while also managing Nickelodeon UK's creative team.

The creation of the new role follows the departure of long-standing creative director, Peter Drake.

"Alison is a great leader, a true brand ambassador and champion for our company," said Tina McCan, Nickelodeon UK MD. "Not only does she have a passion for all things Nickelodeon, but Alison understands our audience and knows how to reach kids in a relevant and very 'Nick' way."

Bakunowich joined Nickelodeon Australia in 2008, moving over to the UK team in 2011.

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Nickelodeon Launches Nick Radio, The Networks Brand New Radio Station

The Associated Press is reporting the fantastic Nickelodeon News in the following article, from salon.com, the number-one entertainment brand for kids and families, has joined forces with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to create the networks own radio station on Clear Channel's Internet radio platform, iHeartRadio!

Nick Radio which launched today (Monday 30th September 2013) with Nickelodeon Star and "The Way" singer Ariana Grande ("Victorious", "Sam & Cat") as the featured guest DJ, along with the hit Nickelodeon boyband, Big Time Rush!

With its entry into radio, Nick Radio will provide some competition for Radio Disney, Disney's terrestrial and Internet radio stations. Like Radio Disney, Nick Radio will feature kid-friendly Top 40 music, stars from its network and celebrity interviews.

Besides iHeartRadio, Nick Radio also be on Nickelodeon's official website, nick.com.

It is currently unknown whether the feed will be geo-locked or if Nickelodeon are planning to launch local versions of Nick Radio internationally, such as in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, and Spain.

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Nickelodeon gets into radio with Clear Channel

NEW YORK (AP) — Nickelodeon is getting into the radio business.

The children’s entertainment network has joined forces with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to create its own station on Clear Channel’s online iHeartRadio.

Nick Radio launched Monday with “The Way” singer Ariana Grande — also star of Nick’s “Sam & Cat” — as featured guest DJ, along with another Nickelodeon act, Big Time Rush.

With its entry into radio, Nick Radio will provide some competition for Radio Disney, Disney’s terrestrial and Internet radio stations. Like Radio Disney, Nick Radio will feature kid-friendly Top 40 music, stars from its network and celebrity interviews.

Besides iHeartRadio, it will also be on Nickelodeon’s own website.

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Nickelodeon Australia And New Zealand To Show Sneak Peek Of "Sam & Cat" On Monday 30th September 2013

Nickelodeon Australia has announced the exciting Nickelodeon International News in a post on their official Facebook profile page, facebook.com/NickelodeonAustralia, that, to celebrate Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand starting to premiere Nick's brand new original buddy comedy series "Sam & Cat", starring Nick Stars Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande, from Friday 11th October 2013 at 4:30pm, Nick AU and NZ will be showing a fantastic sneak peek of Nickelodeon's brand new "iCarly"/"Victorious" spin-off sitcom, "Sam & Cat", on Monday 30th September 2013 at 5:00pm, just before SLIMEFEST 2013, the BIGGEST kid-powered, star filled family slimefest in the world, which, this year, promises to be bigger, better and SLIMIER than ever before!


Nick Oz's second annual SLIMEFEST event, Australia's first music festival just for kids, tweens and teenagers, held on Friday 27th September 2013 at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, will feature headliners Big Time Rush, the Australian pop, R&B, and soul singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian, US duo Heffron Drive, which consists of Big Time Rusher Kendall Schmidt and BTR's current guitarist, Dustin Belt, the Australian singer-songwriter and former child model from Perth, Western Australia, Samantha Jade, and the Sydney based all-male hip-hop dance and pop music group and "Australia's Got Talent" winners 'Justice Crew', which consists of group members Lukas Bellesini, Paul Eric Merciadez, John Len Ruela Pearce, Len John Ruela Pearce, Emmanuel Rodriguez, Samson Cosray Smith, and Solo Tohi! Commando Steve Willis, the toughest trainer on "The Biggest Loser" Australia, will also feature as a special guest star, facing the green for the second time after braving a full body slime submersion by Nickelodeon's "Human Slime Dunk Machine" at 2012's inaugural SLIMEFEST event, plus the American actress, dancer, and singer Jadagrace and the American singer, dancer, DJ and rapper Redfoo from the electronic dance music duo LMFAO also make special appearances at SLIMEFEST 2013!

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Nickelodeon France To Start To Show "Sam & Cat" From Wednesday 30th October 2013

Nickelodeon France has announced the exciting Nickelodeon Europe News in a post on their official Facebook profile page, facebook.com/nickelodeonfrance, that Nick France, the French version of the popular kids channel, will start to premiere and show Nick's brand new original buddy comedy series "Sam & Cat", starring Nick Stars Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande, on Wednesday 30th October 2013 at 7:40pm!:
Votre nouvelle série #SamEtCat avec Jennette McCurdy d'#iCarly et Ariana Grande de #Victorious débarque le 30 octobre à 19h40 !
Alors, heureux ? ^^
http://ow.ly/pcb19

Your new series #SamEtCat with Jennette McCurdy of #iCarly and Ariana Grande #Victorious landed on 30 October at 19 h 40!
So, happy? ^^
http://ow.LY/pcb19 (Translated by Bing)

To celebrate the French launch of Nick's all-new buddy sitcom "Sam & Cat" ("Sam et Cat"), Nickelodeon France has unveiled the channels official "Sam & Cat" show website, which features information about "Sam & Cat" and the shows characters - Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy), Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande), Dice (Cameron Ocasio) and Nona (Maree Cheatham) - plus a online streaming video clip of Nick France's brand new "Sam & Cat" premiere promo/trailer, which you can visit here at nickelodeon.fr!

French NickHeads on Twitter and Facebook can also use the custom hashtag #SamEtCat to follow all of the Sam and Cat news on the run up to the show's French launch!


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Spain's Parque de Atracciones de Madrid Announces Plans To Open Nickelodeon Land In Spring 2014

Parque de Atracciones de Madrid (Madrid Amusement Park), a popular theme park in the Spanish city of Madrid, located in la Casa de Campo (Park Country House), specifically in the area of Batán, has announced the very exciting Nickelodeon Spain (Espana) news in the 'noticias'/'news' section on their official website, parquedeatracciones.es, that the Spanish amusement park has extended their partnership with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) for a brand new local version of Nickelodeon Land!

Due to open in Spring 2014, Nickelodeon Parque de Atracciones Madrid will serve as a family playground area of the theme park, and will feature brand new attractions and rides, a Nickelodeon Shop, games, and Nickelodeon themed restaurants, and will feature characters from many of Nickelodeon's most popular shows, including Nick megastars SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Nickelodeon Land Spain will also feature interactive shows starring Nick's biggest stars and lots and lots of Nickelodeon's trademark green slime.

Nickelodeon Land will be a family area where parents can enjoy a family day out with their children, who will be excited about the new attractions and spectacular theming of different spaces that will also feature the magic of Nickelodeon.

Parque de Atracciones de Madrid will be announcing more details on the development of Nickelodeon Land soon.


Nickelodeon Land in Madrid will join other Nickelodeon-branded attractions and parks around the world including Nickelodeon Universe in Minneapolis' Mall of America, SeaWorld on the Gold Coast of Australia, Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the U.K. and Nickland at Movie Park Germany.

According to europapress.es, the "Kids Zone"/"Zona Infantil" attractions at Parque de Atracciones de Madrid which have been closed to be re-imagined as Nickelodeon-branded attractions are the Tren Elevado (Elevated Train), Autos Baby (Car Baby), Barón Rojo (Red Baron), Caballos del Oeste (Western Horses), Jungle Baby (Baby Selva), Samba Ballom (Samba Balloom), Ford T and Minilanzadera.

"Parque de Atracciones is not only the No. 1 amusement park in Spain, but also a popular destination for families in Spain," says Gerald Raines, vice president, Nickelodeon Recreation, reports License Global. "We're very excited to expand our partnership and look forward to offering kids and families a unique Nickelodeon experience that features some of the most beloved characters in the world, including Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

Nickelodeon Recreation and Parque de Atracciones de Madrid have previously teamed up for a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed ("Bob Esponja") musical called "KangreBurguer Party" and a live dance show titled "Baila con Nickelodeon" ("Dance with Nickelodeon").

From ParqueDeAtracciones.es:
En primavera de 2014 llega Nickelodeon Land al Parque de Atracciones

Nickelodeon Land, con personajes tan queridos como Bob Esponja y las Tortugas Ninja, abrirá sus puertas en la primavera de 2014. El Parque de Atracciones de Madrid tendrá una nueva zona infantil “Nickelodeon Land” que contará con nuevas atracciones, una tienda, juegos y restaurantes temáticos de los personajes de Nickelodeon: Bob Esponja, Dora la Exploradora y las Tortugas Ninja. También Nickelodeon llevará sus personajes y espectáculos interactivos y su característico “moco verde” (slime) al Parque de Atracciones.

Nickelodeon Land será una zona familiar, donde los padres podrán disfrutar de un día en familia con sus hijos, que quedarán entusiasmados con las nuevas atracciones y la espectacular tematización de los diferentes espacios que, además, contarán con la magia e ilusión que aportan los conocidos y queridos personajes Nickelodeon.

En primavera de 2014 podréis disfrutar de Nickelodeon Land. Pronto iremos dando más detalles sobre las novedades

In spring of 2014 arrives at Nickelodeon Land Amusement Park

Nickelodeon Land, with beloved characters like SpongeBob SquarePants and Ninja Turtles, will open in spring 2014. The Madrid Amusement Park will have a new playground "Nickelodeon Land" will feature new attractions, shop, games and themed restaurants characters from Nickelodeon: SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer and Ninja Turtles. Nickelodeon also take their characters and interactive shows and his trademark "green slime" (slime) to the amusement park.
Nickelodeon Land is a family area where parents can enjoy a family day with their children, who will be excited about the new attractions and spectacular theming of different spaces that also will feature the magic and illusion known contributors and beloved Nickelodeon characters.

In spring 2014 you can enjoy Nickelodeon Land. Soon we will be giving more details on developments

[Spanish to English translation provided by Google Translate]

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Nickelodeon UK Unveils Halloween 2013 Schedules And Highlights - Chilling Episodes, Frightning Premieres And More

The Nickelodeon UK fanblog NickUKHub is reporting the exciting Nickelodeon UK News that the online British and Irish TV guide Digiguide has unveiled Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK's Halloween 2013 schedules and highlights to celebrate the spookiest and scariest month of the year which will feature some of the most terrifying episodes of Nickelodeon's most popular original series and spine-tinging premieres of brand new episodes to make sure you have the perfect jolly-olly-hollo-Halloween!


The Halloween horror fun begins on Saturday 26th October 2013 with the brand new episode of Nick's new musical comedy series "How to Rock" called "How to Rock Halloween". The the blood curdling screams (of laughter) continue with the haunting "iCarly" episode "iHalfoween". Plus, "True Jackson, VP" experiences "True Fear", there's more graveyard shenanigans with the "Victorious" episode "Tori The Zombie", "Big Time Terror" experience "Big Time Terror", and there's more chills in "Night of the Living Fred" where we join Fred Figglehorn (Lucas Cruikshank) on his latest quest to expose his new music teacher, Mr. Devlin, as a vampire!

The first day of Nick UK's Halloween Weekend might be over, but that's no reason to howl at the moon! There'll be more frightening Halloween mayhem on Nickelodeon UK when their fright-fest weekend continues on Sunday 27th October 2013 with even more spooktacular Halloween-themed episodes of your favourite Nick shows and terrifying movies, where there'll be a "Epic Haunting" in "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures"!

Nickelodeon UK's Halloween Weekend Special Line-Up:

Saturday October 26th 2013

5:00pm - How to Rock "How to Rock Halloween" [New Episode]
5:30pm - iCarly "iHalfoween"
6:00pm - True Jackson VP "True Fear"
6:30pm - Victorious "Tori The Zombie"
7:00pm - Big Time Rush "Big Time Terror"
7:30pm - Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred

Sunday October 27th 2013

Schedule to be announced by Nick.

The night will include "Bucket & Skinner" at 6:00pm and will most likely feature "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf", where Nickelodeon Star Victoria Justice takes Nickelodeon viewers on a journey to Wolfsberg, Romania.

Nickelodeon UK will also be showing a very special sneak peek at Nickelodeon's brand new original live-action supernatural comedy series "The Haunted Hathaways" in October 2013 (air date and transmission (TX) time to be confirmed by Nick UK)!
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Nick Jr. Channel UK To Show Brand New Episodes Of "Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom" In October 2013; Unveils "Game of Thrones"-Inspired Trailer

Nickelodeon UK has announced the exciting Nick Jr. UK News that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's preschool channel, Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland, will be premiering and showing brand new episodes of Nick Juniors' popular animated preschool television series "Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom" in October 2013 (air dates and transmission (TX) time to be confirmed by Nick Jr. UK) as part of Nick Jr. UK's Autumn/Winter 2013 highlights!

In the all-new episodes of "Ben & Holly", they say there's a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, so rainbows are a pirate's best friend if you're looking for treasure. However, in new episode "Redbeard's Rainbow", rainbows become Captain Squid's worst enemy as he tries to hide his treasure. Then in "Fox Cubs", Nanny Plum, also known as Fluffy Owl, becomes the new fox cub leader. While attempting to earn their adventure badges, the fox cubs find themselves stuck at the top of Mount Everest with no way down...


To celebrate and promote Nick Jr. showing brand new episodes of "Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom" in October 2013, Nick Jr. UK has unveiled their brand new "Brand New Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom, Coming This October On Nick Jr." promo/trailer, high-quality (HQ) high-definition (HD) online streaming video below, which pays tribute to HBO's "Game of Thrones", a American fantasy drama television series which airs on Sky Atlantic and Sky1 in the UK, by utilising both music and a filming manner that tips its hat to the HBO fantasy epic's opening titles. In the trail, viewers are taken to some of the various locations around the enchanted magical kingdom - The Elf Windmill, The Little Castle, The Great Elf Tree, The Marigold Castle, Gaston's Cave, and The Meadow - to visit and meet the various fairies, elves and insects who inhabit the land. The promo also reveals some of the exciting storylines viewers can expect to see in the all-new episodes, including tales of dragons and kings!

Ben & Holly play hommage to Game of Thrones from Nickelodeon UK on Vimeo.

New Nick Jr. video for Ben & Holly

Writer / Producer / Director – Jon Preston (Nickelodeon UK)
Graphics – Sylwia Bernatowicz (Sylwia Be)
Audio – Hass Hassan (The Jungle Group)
V/O – Nigel Lambert (Calypso Voices)


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Nickelodeon And Johnny Cupcakes Collaborate For New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Clothing And Accessories Line

The clothing brand Johnny Cupcakes has announced in a series of posts on their official Facebook profile page, facebook.com/JohnnyCupcakes, the very exciting Nickelodeon News that Johnny Cupcakes will be launching their brand new and exclusive "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" themed clothing and accessories line in their Boston, MA, Los Angeles, CA, and Carnaby Street in London, UK bakeries (shops) and on their official online store on Saturday 28th September 2013!


To celebrate the worldwide launch of their brand new TMNT-inspired clothing and accessories range, the "Johnny Cupcakes x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" release, which includes fleece's and hats Johnny Cupcakes will be holding in-store events and giveaways at their Boston, Los Angeles, and Carnaby Street bakery's where lucky visitors will receive exclusive "Johnny Cupcakes x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" goodies, including Nickelodeon Goody Bags!

The "Johnny Cupcakes x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" collaboration will go on sale on Johnny Cupcakes' official online store on johnnycupcakes.com, which offers online shipping worldwide, within a couple hours before 12pm (noon) EDT and will be available to be purchased in Johnny Cupcakes' stores in Los Angeles from 1pm, London from 11am, and Boston from 1pm (all times local)!:
TOMORROW (Saturday) is the big day! Johnny Cupcakes x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles official collaboration release // in-stores and online shipping worldwide via johnnycupcakes.com (within a couple hours before noon EDT) // however, if you live near our shops in Los Angeles (doors @ 1pm), London (doors @ 11am), or Boston (doors at 1pm) - you should come out for the festivities! You may want to arrive EARLY for some special treats and surprises...TURTLE POWER!!!
The #JCxTMNT release will also be sold in Johnny Cupcakes' stores in Hull, MA and Martha's Vineyard at Oak Bluffs, MA.

Johnny Cupcakes' "Johnny Cupcakes x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" collaboration follows the "Johnny Cupcakes x Nickelodeon collaboration" in 2011 in which Johnny Cupcakes released a clothing and accessories line based on iconic Nickelodeon shows and characters, including "Are You Afraid Of The Dark?", "Hey Arnold!", "Rugrats", "The Ren & Stimpy Show", "Rocko's Modern Life", "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters", "CatDog" and "SpongeBob SquarePants".

Below is Nickelodeon's official Press Release announcing the Johnny Cupcakes x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collaboration with Nick, from PRNewswire:

Nickelodeon And Johnny Cupcakes Release Limited-Edition Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Apparel And Accessories Line

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon and Johnny Cupcakes today announced the launch of a brand-new adult apparel and accessories collection inspired by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The new line features four limited-edition t-shirt designs, a sweatshirt and a variety of accessories available for men, women and even one for kids! All four designs are custom, with one-of-a-kind graphics that feature Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo and a caricature Shredder in the unique Johnny Cupcakes "culinary" style. The line can be purchased in Johnny Cupcakes retail shops (Boston, Los Angeles, London, and Hull, MA) and to fans around the world on the company's website, shop.JohnnyCupcakes.com beginning today.



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Johnny Cupcakes is a clothing company largely focused on graphic t-shirts that playfully address pop-culture with a culinary twist. Over the past 10 years, Johnny Cupcakes has amassed an international following of customers, die-hard collectors who camp outside the bakery-themed stores for up to two weeks in anticipation for exclusive product.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is based on four mutant turtles - Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo - trained in the art of ninjutsu by their mutant rat sensei, Master Splinter, who teaches the turtles to battle evil from the New York City sewers. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuted on Nickelodeon in 2012 and ranked as the number-one new boy series for the year in the United States. Season two of the series premieres Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 2013 TOTY Award winner for Property of the Year and 'Best Boy Toy' of the Year.

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 more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 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, VIA.B).

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Nickelodeon Orders Two New Animated Series, Greenlights Four New Live-Action Pilots, Two New Digital Series And Signs Three Young Actors To Talent Deals

Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids and families, announced on Thursday 16th September 2013 the very exciting Nickelodeon News in the following press release, from Nickelodeon's Kids and Family Press Site, NickPress.com, that is has ordered 26 episodes of two brand new animated series (Nicktoons), "Bad Seeds" and "Pig Goat Banana Cricket", which will be produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, California, USA! The announcement was made by Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon.

Additionally, Hicks announced an order for four brand new live-action pilots, "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Don" (working title), "Twang" (working title), "Smart Alec" (working title) and "Untitled Cheerleader Project", and has greenlit two all-new digital series, "Welcome to the Wayne" and "Junior Eye", for the Emmy Award-winning Nick App, which has more than four million installs to date. The network also signed three new young actors, Noah Urrea, Jace Norman and Haley Tju, to talent deals from its recent talent showcase at The Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif!


The announcements come as Nickelodeon continues its recent ratings momentum. Nickelodeon is currently pacing to finish the third quarter 13% above last year, representing its best growth performance for a quarter in 16 years (since 2Q, 1997).

Details of each of Nickelodeon's new animation, live-action and digital series can be found in the press release below.

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

NICKELODEON CONTINUES TO EXPAND ITS ORIGINAL CONTENT PIPELINE FOR KIDS AND INTRODUCES NEW CREATIVE TALENT

26 Episodes Ordered of Animated Series Bad Seeds and Pig Goat Banana Cricket for Production at Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Network Also Greenlights Four New Live-Action Pilots, Two Digital Series and Signs Three Young Actors to Talent Deals

LOS ANGELES – (September 26, 2013) – Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, announced today that is has ordered 26 episodes of two new animated series, Bad Seeds and Pig Goat Banana Cricket, to be produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif. The announcement was made by Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon.

Additionally, Hicks announced an order for four live-action pilots, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Don (working title), Twang (working title), Smart Alec (working title) and Untitled Cheerleader Project, and has greenlit two digital series, Welcome to the Wayne and Junior Eye, for the Emmy Award-winning Nick App, which has more than four million installs to date. The network also signed three new young actors (Noah Urrea, Jace Norman and Haley Tju) to talent deals from its recent talent showcase at The Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif.

The announcements come as Nickelodeon continues its recent ratings momentum. Nickelodeon is currently pacing to finish the third quarter 13% above last year, representing its best growth performance for a quarter in 16 years (since 2Q, 1997).

"All these projects represent fresh, new creative voices from diverse backgrounds who want to make great, funny content for kids," Hicks said. "We are very excited about adding two new original animated series to our upcoming slate, and we have very high hopes for these live-action pilots and the new talent we are bringing on board."

Details of Nickelodeon's new animation, live-action and digital series are:

NEW ANIMATED SERIES

Bad Seeds (26 episodes)

Harvey, a sweet and well-meaning bird, makes two new best friends, Fee and Foo, the wildest kids in the forest. Although their friendship seems unlikely, their connection only grows as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into endless adventures. Created, written and directed by C.H. Greenblatt (SpongeBob SquarePants, Chowder).

Pig Goat Banana Cricket (26 episodes)

This show features a series of absurd interwoven stories about four friends and roommates, Pig (the fool), Goat (the artist), Banana (the wise-guy) and Cricket (the brain). Created by Dave Cooper and J. Ryan and executive produced by David Sacks (The Simpsons, Regular Show) who co-writes with J. Ryan. Dave Cooper also art directs the series and the pilot was directed by independent animator Nick Cross.

LIVE-ACTION PILOTS

Twang (Working Title)

A comedy series about a family that relocates from Hollywood, Calif to run a diner in Tennessee. Created and executive produced by Andy Gordon (True Jackson, VP, Just Shoot Me, Kirstie).

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Don (Working Title)

This series follows the madcap adventures of the thirteen year-old Haley quadruplets -- Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Don. Created and executive produced by Matt Fleckenstein (iCarly, Victorious, Drake & Josh).

Smart Alec (Working Title)

A comedic look at the world of kid geniuses. Written by Adam Schwartz (Fred: The Show, So Random, Sonny with a Chance) and executive produced by Tommy Lynch (South of Nowhere, The Troop).

Untitled Cheerleader Project

A comedy about a perky head cheerleader named Bella whose life in Texas takes an unexpected twist. Written by Gabriel Garza and Jonathan Butler (The Haunted Hathaways, Fan Boy & Chum Chum), who were discovered through Nickelodeon's Diversity Fellowship program.

DIGITAL SERIES

Welcome to the Wayne

An animated comedy about two adventurers set in the lobby of the weirdest apartment building on the planet. Created and written by Billy Lopez (The Wonder Pets!).

Junior Eye

Three junior high school friends are committed to solving the myths that plague their classmates' daily lives. Created by Will and Aaron Eisenberg, whose previous project (Eric Finley: Comment Counselor) won Ashton Kutcher's "Dream Bigger" filmmaking competition.

About Nickelodeon

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).

Press Contacts:

Ariana Urbont
Vice President, Communications
Nickelodeon
(310) 752-8079

Maggie Wang
Sr. Director, Communications
Nickelodeon
(212) 846-6381
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere Season Two Of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" On Saturday 12th October 2013

Nickelodeon has announced in the following Press Release, from PRNewswire, the Booyakasha TMNT News that Nick USA will start to premiere and show brand new episodes from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season 2 from Saturday 12th October 2013 at 11:00am (ET/PT), continuing the crime-fighting adventures of the four mutant Heroes in a Half-Shell turtles — Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo! After the initial debut, Nickelodeon USA will continue to air all-new episodes of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" regularly on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT).


Season two starts off with a bang in the premiere episode, "The Mutation Situation". In the episode, the Turtles discover that the alien Kraang survived their previous showdown and now have dropped mutagen canisters all over NYC. Throughout the season, the Turtles' mission is to recover the canisters before more mutants can be created. Meanwhile, the Kraang and Shredder have united to put an end to the Turtles once and for all, which results in some very scary characters coming after the brothers. With Casey Jones' help, the Turtles take on some of the most bizarre and dangerous villains they have ever seen, all the while trying to unravel the mystery regarding April O'Neil and her importance to the Kraang.

Season two stars Sean Astin ("Lord of the Rings") as Raphael, Rob Paulsen ("Planet Sheen") as Donatello, Greg Cipes ("Teen Titans") as Michelangelo, Jason Biggs ("Orange is the New Black") as Leonardo, Mae Whitman ("Parenthood") as April O'Neil, Hoon Lee ("Royal Pains") as Master Splinter and Kevin Michael Richardson ("Penguins of Madagascar") as Shredder. Joining the cast will be Josh Peck ("Drake & Josh") as TMNT fan-favorite Casey Jones, a teenage hockey player with a rebellious attitude and a lust for cracking down on bad guys, and Corey Feldman ("The Goonies") reoccurs as Slash.

Additionally, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol.3" will be available on iTunes with a free re-cap of season one starting Monday 7th October 2013. All new episodes will be available for purchase on iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video, PlayStation Store, Vudu and Samsung Media Hub, and also for streaming on the Nick App day after air. Fans can also visit Nick.com and the Nick App for exciting teaser clips, music videos and mash ups, and compilation videos showcasing the best butt-kicking moments of the series so far.

The season one finale ranked as the number-one telecast for the day across all TV with boys (August 8, 8-9:00 p.m. ET/PT). The half-hour weekly series is layered with comedy, action and sci-fi, and the unique CG animation draws inspiration from both American and Japanese animation, showcasing a stylistic effect of a printed comic. The executive producers for season two are Ciro Nieli and Peter Hastings.

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

Nickelodeon's Heroes In A Half Shell Return To Battle Saturday, Oct. 12, At 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT), During The Season Two Debut Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Masked Vigilante Casey Jones Joins Forces with the Crime-Fighting Turtles

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon launches season two of the hit animated series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT), continuing the crime-fighting adventures of the four mutant turtles—Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo. The season one finale ranked as the number-one telecast for the day across all TV with boys (August 8, 8-9:00 p.m. ET/PT). The half-hour weekly series is layered with comedy, action and sci-fi, and the unique CG animation draws inspiration from both American and Japanese animation, showcasing a stylistic effect of a printed comic. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles airs regularly on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The executive producers for season two are Ciro Nieli and Peter Hastings.

(Download Image - Photo - NICKELODEON'S HEROES IN A HALF SHELL RETURN TO BATTLE SATURDAY, OCT. 12, AT 11:00 A.M. (ET/PT) DURING THE SEASON TWO DEBUT OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. (PRNewsFoto/Nickelodeon): http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130926/NY87425 )

Nickelodeon alum Josh Peck (Drake & Josh) rounds out the cast this season as TMNT fan-favorite Casey Jones, a teenage hockey player with a rebellious attitude and a lust for cracking down on bad guys.

Season two starts off with a bang in the premiere episode, "The Mutation Situation." In the episode, the Turtles discover that the alien Kraang survived their previous showdown and now have dropped mutagen canisters all over NYC. Throughout the season, the Turtles' mission is to recover the canisters before more mutants can be created. Meanwhile, the Kraang and Shredder have united to put an end to the Turtles once and for all, which results in some very scary characters coming after the brothers. With Casey Jones' help, the Turtles take on some of the most bizarre and dangerous villains they have ever seen, all the while trying to unravel the mystery regarding April O'Neil and her importance to the Kraang.

Season two stars Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as Raphael, Rob Paulsen (Planet Sheen) as Donatello, Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) as Michelangelo, Jason Biggs (Orange is the New Black) as Leonardo, Mae Whitman (Parenthood) as April O'Neil, Hoon Lee (Royal Pains) as Master Splinter and Kevin Michael Richardson (Penguins of Madagascar) as Shredder. Joining the cast will be Josh Peck (Drake & Josh) as Casey Jones, and Corey Feldman (The Goonies) reoccurs as Slash.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol.3 will be available on iTunes with a free re-cap of season one starting October 7. All new episodes will be available for purchase on iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video, PlayStation Store, Vudu and Samsung Media Hub, and also for streaming on the Nick App day after air. Fans can also visit Nick.com and the Nick App for exciting teaser clips, music videos and mash ups, and compilation videos showcasing the best butt-kicking moments of the series.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is based on four mutant turtles—Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo—trained in the art of ninjutsu by their mutant rat sensei, Master Splinter, who teaches the turtles to battle evil from the New York City sewers. Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiered Sept. 29, 2012 and was an instant hit, drawing almost 12 million viewers during its premiere weekend. Funnier and with more ninjutsu than ever before, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles explores the companionship of four teenage brothers learning to rely on themselves and one another as they unravel the mystery of their existence and grow to become the heroes in a half-shell that they are destined to be. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property won the 2013 TOTY Awards for Property of the Year and Boy Toy of the Year.

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).

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Nick Jr. UK Acquires Season 2 Of "Dinosaur Train"; The Jim Henson Company Secures Raft Of New Global Licensing Deals For Popular CG-Animated Preschool Series

The licensing industry news website Licensing.biz is reporting the exciting preschool television news that The Jim Henson Company has secured a wealth of new international television, home entertainment, digital and consumer products licensing agreements for the Emmy Award-nominated "Dinosaur Train", a popular CG-animated preschool series created by Craig Bartlett, the creator of the popular Classic Nickelodeon original animated series (Nicktoon) "Hey Arnold!".

New television license deals will see season two of the show licensed to Nickelodeon in the United Kingdom for Nick Jr. UK and Ireland, Canal+'s Piwi in France and YLE in Finland.

Elsewhere, season one of the series has been licensed to Channel 11 in Australia, and both one and two have been licensed to Canal Panda in Portugal and Zee Learn in India.

New DVD and digital distribution deals for seasons one and two have been agreed with ZON Media in Portugal. Additionally, season one has been licensed to Watchever for subscription video on demand (SVoD) in Germany.

In the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands, Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) have signed an agreement with Aykroyd & Sons to develop children's nightwear and underwear, with Smith & Brook for children's outerwear and swimwear and with Rainbow Productions to arrange meet and greets for Buddy the Tyrannosaurus throughout the region.

In Germany, Lizenzwerft brokered deals with Popstar for party goods and Universal Music for audio storytelling products, both physical and digital. Nelson Verlag is also on board for colouring and activity books.

In France, Studio Canal has been appointed as the new licensing agent for the brand and DVD partner for that territory.

In Russia and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), Megalicense negotiated an agreement with TPK Gruppa Tovarischey for school supplies while in Poland, Egmont Polska has been appointed as the licensee for books and bi-monthly magazines.

And in the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and their associated territories, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Svalbard and Åland Islands), the company’s licensing agent Alicom has signed a deal with Sanoma Magazines for books in all formats:
Dinosaur Train secures raft of new global licensing deals


The Jim Henson Company show in agreements covering TV, DVDs, clothing, stationery, books, magazines and meet and greet events

The Jim Henson Company has secured a wealth of new international television, home entertainment, digital and consumer products licensing agreements for the Emmy Award-nominated series Dinosaur Train.

New television license deals will see season two of the show licensed to Nickelodeon in the United Kingdom, Canal+’s Piwi in France and YLE in Finland.

Elsewhere, season one of the series has been licensed to Channel 11 in Australia, and both one and two have been licensed to Canal Panda in Portugal and Zee Learn in India.

New DVD and digital distribution deals for seasons one and two have been agreed with ZON Media in Portugal. Additionally, season one has been licensed to Watchever for subscription video on demand in Germany.

"Dinosaur Train continues to attract more viewers through television and other media outlets, consumers and licensing partners from around the globe, and we are particularly enthusiastic about the momentum in Europe," said Richard Goldsmith, EVP of global distribution at The Jim Henson Company.

"We knew that young children worldwide have an innate attraction to dinosaurs and trains, which is both enduring and endearing, and we were able to tap into that affinity to deliver engaging storylines that impart an understanding of science and the natural world through likable, relatable characters.

"It’s a magic that doesn’t happen often, and our partners around the globe recognize that and want to be a part of it."

Melissa Segal, EVP of global consumer products for The Jim Henson Company added: "Each new broadcast agreement that brings Dinosaur Train to children around the world also provides new opportunities to expand our licensing program,"

"The fascination that preschoolers have with dinosaurs and trains is a universal consumer products trend and provides both the opportunity for Tomy to expand their global toy program and for many additional local licensing opportunities that fit the needs of individual marketplaces."

In the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands, Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products have signed an agreement with Aykroyd & Sons to develop children’s nightwear and underwear, with Smith & Brook for children’s outerwear and swimwear and with Rainbow Productions to arrange meet and greets for Buddy throughout the region.

In Germany, Lizenzwerft brokered deals with Popstar for party goods and Universal Music for audio storytelling products, both physical and digital. Nelson Verlag is also on board for colouring and activity books.

In France, Studio Canal has been appointed as the new licensing agent for the brand and DVD partner for that territory.

In Russia and the CIS, Megalicense negotiated an agreement with TPK Gruppa Tovarischey for school supplies while in Poland, Egmont Polska has been appointed as the licensee for books and bi-monthly magazines.

And in the Nordic region, the company’s licensing agent Alicom has signed a deal with Sanoma Magazines for books in all formats.

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Zodiak Kids And Showtime Attractions Partner To Hold "Tickety Toc" Live Shows Around Australia

The licensing industry news website Licensing.biz is reporting the exciting Nick Jr. Australia news in the following article that Zodiak Kids, and its Australian agent The Fusion Agency, has agreed a three year deal with Showtime Attractions, one of Australia's major event companies, for "Tickety Toc" live shows!

The deal sees Showtime develop and manage a range of "Tickety Toc" live performances and meet and greets events in activity areas within shopping centres across Australia.

An agreement between Showtime and QIC shopping centres means "Tickety Toc" will appear in over 160 shows between now and summer 2014, with the first taking place between now and Saturday 28th September 2013 at Wespoint, Blacktown.

Zodiak Kids' popular CG-animated preschool series "Tickety Toc" has proved to be a hit in Australia where it airs on Nick Jr. and Network 11:
Australia: Zodiak Kids and Showtime in deal for Tickety Toc and Mister Maker live shows


Tickety Toc will appear in over 160 shows between now and summer 2014

Zodiak Kids, and its Australian agent The Fusion Agency, has agreed a three year deal with Showtime Attractions for Tickety Toc and Mister Maker live shows.

The deal sees Showtime develop and manage a range of Tickety Toc live shows and meet and greets events in activity areas within shopping centres across Australia.

The company will also create Mister Maker themed interactive shows and workshops.

An agreement between Showtime and QIC shopping centres means Tickety Toc will appear in over 160 shows between now and summer 2014, with the first taking place between now and September 28th at Wespoint, Blacktown.

The Mister Maker themed shows will start touring QIC centres from April 2014.

"We're thrilled to be partnering with Showtime." said Jennifer Lawlor, SVP consumer products, Zodiak Kids London.

“Both Tickety Toc and Mister Maker are hugely popular in Australia and these live appearances and workshops span the length and breadth of the country - offering fans everywhere a great opportunity to interact with the brands.

"We look forward to working with our agent, Fusion as well as Showtime and QIC in creating fantastic interactive experiences for fans."

Tickety Toc has proved to be a hit in Australia where it airs on Nick Jr and Network 11, while Mister Maker DVDs have sold more than 130,000 units since launching in 2010.

"We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Zodiak Kids and The Fusion Agency for the next three years in presenting these fantastic properties in new and appealing events," added Keith Brown, managing director of Showtime Attractions

"Through first class show productions and engaging interactive zones, we are committed to strengthening both brands alongside other licensees to ensure maximum promotion and fulfilling their potential as leading kid's brands."

Vincent Jones from the Fusion Agency added: “With solid experience in delivering engaging events, a clear understanding of our objectives and such an enthusiasm for the brands, we’re delighted to have appointed Showtime Attractions to work with us on Tickety Toc and Mister Maker and bringing the brands alive for their fans.”

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Nickelodeon UK To Premiere The Latest Brand New Episode Of "N-View" On Monday 14th October 2013

The online British and Irish TV guide website Digiguide, via NickUKHub, is reporting the exciting Nick U.K. news that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will premiere and show the latest brand new episode, episode 10, of Nickelodeon International's children's entertainment magazine television series "N-View" on Monday 14th October 2013 at 8.45am (repeated at 9.45am on Nick UK's plus-one (+1) timeshift channel, Nickelodeon +1), as part of "October 2013 on Nickelodeon UK"!

Although unconfirmed, it is expected that the all-new 10th episode of Nick's "N-View" will feature a look at the brand new Nicktoon "Sanjay and Craig", Nick's brand new spooky sitcom, "The Haunted Hathaways", and Nickelodeon's brand new original TV movie, "Nicky Deuce". Nickelodeon UK and Ireland presenter Anna Williamson announced earlier this month (September 2013) that she will be the host of the tenth brand new episode of "N-View".

You can visit Nickelodeon UK's official N-View website, your own personal entertainment guide, here at NView.co.uk.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Nickelodeon UK Announces October 2013 School Half-Term Holiday Schedule

The Nickelodeon UK fanblog NickUKHub is reporting the exciting Nickelodeon UK News that the online British and Irish TV guide Digiguide has unveiled Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK's schedules to celebrate the October 2013 British and Irish school half-term/mid-term holiday break!

To celebrate the October 2013 school holidays, Nick UK & Eire/HD will be holding a special back-to-back programming stunt similar to "Double Up Summer" where Nickelodeon UK and Ireland will be showing back-to-back episodes of a fantastic selection of popular Nickelodeon shows every weekday from Monday 21st to Friday 25th October 2013!

It is also expected that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland will celebrate Halloween 2013 with a special Halloween Weekend over Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2013 which will feature some of the most terrifying Halloween-themed episodes of Nickelodeon's most popular shows, including "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness", "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures", "iCarly", "Victorious", and "Big Time Rush", plus Nickelodeon's supernatural original television movie "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf"!

Below is Nick's October 2013 halfterm/midterm schedule.

4:40am House of Anubis

6:00am - Life With Boys
6:30am - How to Rock

7:00am - iCarly
8:00am - Life With Boys
9:00am - Marvin Marvin
10:00am - Big Time Rush
11:00am - iCarly
12:00pm - Victorious
1:00pm - How to Rock
2:00pm - Marvin Marvin
3:00pm - Big Time Rush
4:00pm - iCarly

5:00pm - iCarly
5:30pm - Victorious (New episodes on Mondays)
6:00pm - Sam and Cat (New episodes on Mondays) / Dance Academy (New episodes Tuesday - Friday)
6:30pm - Extreme Babysitting (New episodes on Monday's) / iCarly (Tuesday - Friday)
7:00pm - MOVIE (Best Player, Fred 3, A Fairly Odd Movie, Monster High & TBA)

9:00pm - iCarly
9:30pm - Drake & Josh
10:00pm - SpongeBob SquarePants (x4 episodes)
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Nickelodeon USA Serves Up Thrills And Chills With "Deadtime Stories", A Frighteningly Fun New Live Action Series Premiering Thursday 3rd October 2013 At 8pm (ET/PT)

Nickelodeon, one of the world's leading entertainment brands for kids and families, has announced the exciting Nickelodeon News in the following press release, from Nickelodeon's Kids and Family Press Site, NickPress.com, that Nick USA will celebrate the spookiest month of the year by premiering and showing "Deadtime Stories", a brand-new half-hour series, on Thursday 3rd October 2013 at 8pm (ET/PT)!

"Deadtime Stories" is a all-new single-camera show which stars Jennifer Stone ("Wizards of Waverly Place") as "The Babysitter", who shares stories from her collection of creepy tales with children every week. "Deadtime Stories" is based on the popular eponymous children's book series, and chronicles kids' eerie encounters, from hauntings to monsters to supernatural occurrences.

After the series debut, brand new episodes of "Deadtime Stories" will premiere every Thursday at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), with two back-to-back episodes on Nickelodeon USA.

In each episode of "Deadtime Stories", kids embark on different thrilling adventures with ghostly tales, including a grave with something unusual buried inside, a wishing game gone awry and a magic kit with irreversible tricks. The series is created by the Hillenbrand brothers and the Cascone sisters and distributed by DHX Media. David and Scott Hillenbrand have a long track record across multiple genres including extensive work on hit kids shows such as "Spider-Man (Animated)", "Sweet Valley High" and "Power Rangers", while Annette and Gina Cascone have an equally long track record of writing spine tingling tales for middle grade and young adult readers.

In the series premiere, "Invasion of the Appleheads", Katie and Andy attend their town's famous haunted hayride, where legend says locals were turned into zombies. When the siblings see people acting strangely, they have to find a way to save the town before history repeats itself. Immediately following is "Along Came a Spider", where two best friends, Mikey and Max, stumble upon an old science kit and discover that some of the animals in the kit are not quite as dead as they seem.

The popular "Deadtime Stories" book series written by the Cascones, originally included 17 titles and has sold over 2 million copies. It is has been republished and released in hardcover, paperback and digital by major publisher Tor Books/Starscape, a division of the Macmillan Group, in addition to being carried by Scholastic.

JustJaredJr is also reporting the exciting Nick News that to celebrate their brand new Nick show, Jennifer Stone and Annette Cascone will be appearing at the Barnes & Noble store at The Grove at Farmers Market, Los Angeles CA on Saturday 28th September 2013 for a exclusive signing and to promote the book in the "Deadtime Stories" franchise, "Grandpa's Monster Movies"! Full information, including times, can be found here on the official B&N website, barnesandnoble.com. Plus, scroll down for a special online streaming video clip featuring a fantastic sneak peek at the upcoming new "Deadtime Stories" episode, “Ghost Knight”, which will premiere on Nick US on Thursday, October 24th 2013!

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

NICKELODEON SERVES UP THRILLS AND CHILLS WITH DEADTIME STORIES, A FRIGHTENINGLY FUN NEW LIVE ACTION SERIES PREMIERING OCT. 3, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)

Adapted from Popular Children’s Books, New Series Stars Jennifer Stone

LOS ANGELES, CA (Sept. 24, 2013) – Ghosts, zombies and monsters come to life every week in October as Nickelodeon celebrates the spookiest month of the year with the premiere of Deadtime Stories, a brand-new, half-hour series, scaring on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The single-camera show stars Jennifer Stone (Wizards of Waverly Place) as "The Babysitter," who shares stories from her collection of creepy tales with children every week. Deadtime Stories is based on the popular eponymous children’s book series, and chronicles kids’ eerie encounters, from hauntings to monsters to supernatural occurrences. The series will premiere every Thursday at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), with two back-to-back episodes on Nickelodeon.

Deadtime Stories offers a mysterious element that complements our comedy-filled programing,” said Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s President of Content Development and Production. “Fans of the popular book series will delight in seeing their favorite haunted tales jump off the pages and onto the screen.”

In each episode of Deadtime Stories, kids embark on different thrilling adventures with ghostly tales, including a grave with something unusual buried inside, a wishing game gone awry and a magic kit with irreversible tricks. The series is created by the Hillenbrand brothers and the Cascone sisters and distributed by DHX Media. David and Scott Hillenbrand have a long track
record across multiple genres including extensive work on hit kids shows such as Spider-Man (Animated), Sweet Valley High and Power Rangers, while Annette and Gina Cascone have an equally long track record of writing spine tingling tales for middle grade and young adult readers.

“We are thrilled to be working with Nickelodeon to bring this wonderfully engaging book series to life. We are excited to have the incredibly talented Jennifer Stone anchoring the show; and it has been a pleasure working with all of the young performers and established veteran actors throughout the series,” said series producers, David and Scott Hillenbrand.

In the series premiere, “Invasion of the Appleheads,” Katie and Andy attend their town’s famous haunted hayride, where legend says locals were turned into zombies. When the siblings see people acting strangely, they have to find a way to save the town before history repeats itself.

Immediately following is “Along Came a Spider,” where best friends, Mikey and Max, stumble upon an old science kit and discover that some of the animals in the kit are not quite as dead as they seem.

The popular Deadtime Stories book series written by the Cascones, originally included 17 titles and has sold over 2 million copies. It is has been republished and released in hardcover, paperback and digital by major publisher Tor Books/Starscape, a division of the Macmillan Group, in addition to being carried by Scholastic.

About Nickelodeon

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 DHX Media

DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights. DHX Media owns markets and distributes 8,500 half hours of children’s entertainment content, and exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business. DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Caillou, Busytown Mysteries, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs. Kat, Super WHY!, Rastamouse, and Yo Gabba Gabba. The company also provides programming for Cookie Jar TV, the weekend morning block on CBS. DHX Media’s full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Netherlands and DHX Media is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

About the Hillenbrand Brothers and Cascone Sisters.

David and Scott Hillenbrand are known for creating and delivering audience-pleasing entertainment across multiple genres and delivering high quality productions for the targeted demographics. The brothers have been involved in thousands of hours of episodic television and numerous feature films. They have extensive experience in the kids & family genre working on shows such as The Adventures of Oliver Twist (UPN), Pinocchio (HBO), Spiderman (Fox/Marvel), Space Cats (NBC), X-men (Marvel/Fox) and Power Rangers (FOX).

The brothers were excited to team up with the “Twisted Sisters” Annette and Gina Cascone who have written more than twenty-eight books and two movies together. Their books include young adult thrillers, as well as the Deadtime Stories series for middle-grade readers. They have also produced and written numerous books for series packagers such as Parachute Publishing, where they worked on the mega-successful R.L. Stine series.

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Nickelodeon Contacts:

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DHX Media Contact:

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First Look: Deadtime Stories: Ghost Knight



In "Ghost Knight", Cody isn't expecting to find much excitement at Shady Acres, the retirement community where his grandparents live. That is, of course, until he comes across the haunted castle at the edge of the golf course and finds out that its residents are anything but retired.
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