Sunday, June 08, 2014

Nickelodeon UK's Nick App Nominated For A Broadcast Digital Awards 2014 Award

The television industry news website Broadcast has announced the very exciting Nickelodeon UK News that Nickelodeon UK's localised version of the popular Nick App has been nominated for a award in the Broadcast Digital Awards 2014! The Nick App has been nominated to win the "Best App or Website (Channel, Strand or Genre)" award in the 10th Annual Broadcast Digital Awards!

Nick UK's version of the Nick App has been nominated against CBeebies Playtime,,, and

The "Best App or Website (Channel, Strand or Genre)" category of the Broadcast Digital Awards recognises and rewards outstanding second screen content that resulted in viewers becoming more engaged with a show or channel. Nominees can have elements of synchronicity, immersive rich content, or integrate with social media in an innovative way.

Available for free and featuring over 200 pieces of exclusive Nickelodeon-themed content, the Nick App is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch - exclusively on the App Store! The UK launch of the Nick App in November 2013 marked the first availability of the Nick App outside of the US where it launched in February 2013 and amassed five million downloads. The Nick App has also received the prestigious Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - User Experience And Visual Design at the 65th Emmy® Awards and has been nominated for the 'Best Streaming Video Platform' award in the 2013 iKids Awards.

Featuring a immersive branded experience, the Nick App allows British and Irish NickHeads to explore a laughter and slime-filled world that showcases content from hit Nickelodeon and Nicktoons shows such as "Sam & Cat", "The Haunted Hathaways", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "The Thundermans", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Rabbids Invasion", "Monsters Vs Aliens", "House of Anubis" and "Sanjay and Craig". Kids are able to interact with the Nick brand through a moveable tile layout that can be swiped in any direction, promoting discovery and exploration and offering fans instant and on-demand access to exclusive Nickelodeon content. The app is a destination for short-form videos, behind-the-scenes clips and comedic sketches. Photos from Nick stars and animated characters are also available as are specially created polls, blogs, games and voting for the Nickelodeon "Kids' Choice Awards" as well as full-length Nickelodeon episodes. The Nick App also features a intuitive "Do Not Touch" button, which unleashes a series of surprises if pressed. New content is added to the Nick App every day. More information on the Nick App can be found at

Nickelodeon UK supported the launch of the Nick App in November 2013 on Nickelodeon's online and social media channels as well as on-air through the 'Appy Christmas competition, where kids had the chance to win a iPad Mini everyday, making it a very Appy Christmas! Special promotional spots to introduce the app and its content was also be broadcast on air.

The Nick App is available free from the UK App Store on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch or here.

2014 has seen a record number of entries for the Broadcast Digital Awards, all of which are of an incredibly high standard. Following some lively debate and careful evaluation, Broadcast's judging panel decided which entries went through to the shortlist. Judges felt the shortlist demonstrated creativity and what is currently at the cutting edge of digital broadcasting and multiplatform content.

Renowned within the industry, the Broadcast Digital Awards have been recognising digital innovation and content creativity in broadcasting for the past 10 years. The Awards celebrate outstanding content from channels that achieve scale, volume and noise, no matter what their budget or position on the EPG. There has been a lot of change in the digital space over the past 10 years, with innovation and creativity no longer restricted to the TV screen. The Broadcast Digital Awards now include categories for TV, online and gaming. Whether it's large-scale multiplatform projects, user-friendly apps or highly targeted social media campaigns, there is a wealth of entertaining, and effective, content that deserves to be recognised.

To mark the tenth anniversary of the Awards, Broadcast have a new venue for 2014. The Brewery, London, will play host to more than 600 of the industry's finest on Wednesday 25th June 2014.

You can find the full nominee shortlist for the 2014 Broadcast Digital Awards here on the awards official website,

Good luck Nickelodeon UK!
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