Monday, November 17, 2014

Karisma Hotels & Resorts Partners with Viacom International Media Networks to Debut Exclusive Nickelodeon Experiences at Azul Hotels by Karisma

Official Karisma Hotels & Resorts Press Release via Business Wire:

Karisma Hotels & Resorts Partners with Viacom International Media Networks to Debut Exclusive Nickelodeon Experiences at Azul Hotels by Karisma

Gourmet Inclusive® Resorts to Create Signature Nickelodeon Entertainment, Themed Kids Clubs and Daily Activities

November 17, 2014 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Karisma Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce a landmark partnership with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB and VIA) to bring Nickelodeon brand experiences to Azul Hotels by Karisma. This collaboration marks the first time Nickelodeon, one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia brands for kids has partnered with an international resort collection.

Karisma Hotels & Resorts Debuts Exclusive Nickelodeon Experiences at Azul Hotels (Photo: Business Wire)

The Nickelodeon vacation experience at Azul Hotels by Karisma, a premier collection of family-focused, Gourmet Inclusive® properties in the Riviera Maya, Mexico and Negril, Jamaica, are set to debut in summer 2015. Karisma Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning luxury hotel collection, which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe.

"We are thrilled to team up with Viacom International Media Networks to introduce Nickelodeon to our visitors - as Nickelodeon shares our dedication to offering the highest-quality entertainment," said Mandy Chomat, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Karisma Hotels & Resorts. "We are confident that the exciting and interactive touch points created for Nickelodeon for Azul Hotels by Karisma will make for tons of fun and very special memories among our guests of all ages."

Follow Dora the Explorer and Boots as they embark upon exploring Azul Hotels. Make their adventures your adventures. Learn about the famous Cenote, wildlife, turtles nesting and many more. Awaken the explorer within you!

"We're very pleased to work with Azul Hotels by Karisma to bring our fans closer to the Nickelodeon characters they know and love," said Gerald Raines, Senior Vice President, Global Nickelodeon Recreation Partnerships. "These vacation experiences create yet another touch point for Nickelodeon ensuring that we are bringing the joy and fun of our brand to our fans everywhere they are."

What can be cooler than hanging around the hotel with SpongeBob SquarePants?! Become part of the Bikini Bottom crew and get to know its most famous resident!

Exclusive to Azul Hotels by Karisma, the Nickelodeon vacation experience will include character dining's and interactions with some of Nickelodeon's favorite characters such as Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Azul Hotels by Karisma, comprised of Azul Beach Hotel, Azul Sensatori Mexico, and Azul Fives Hotel by Karisma in the Riviera Maya, as well as Azul Sensatori Jamaica in Negril, are designed to keep all members of the family happy and engaged. Providing something for everyone, Azul Hotels by Karisma boast kids and teen clubs, splash parks, movie nights with popcorn, suites for two adults and three young children, guaranteed connecting suites for older kids, adults-only swimming and lounging areas, and nightly entertainment.

For all of you who like to live on the edge, who like more adrenalin, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are there to satisfy every craving. From pizza to surfing, the turtles have your back!

The Gourmet Inclusive® Experience at Azul Hotels by Karisma is carefully catered to guests that prefer quality over quantity. From world-renowned partners catering to guests of all ages and the freshest and finest ingredients for an unrivaled culinary journey to ultimate relaxation with 24-hour room service and beach beds, Azul Hotels continuously raises the bar and sets the standard for the world's finest family travel.

Standard rates at Azul Hotels by Karisma begin at $217 per person, per night including the Gourmet Inclusive® Experience with complete a la carte dining, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, full-service concierge, and 24-hour room service. Kids ages 12 and under are 50 percent off; kids under two years old are free. Reservations can be booked through a GI Vacation Consultant, or by calling Azul Hotels at 1-866-527-4762, or by visiting

To stay updated and learn more about the Nickelodeon Vacation Experiences at Azul Hotels by Karisma, debuting in summer 2015, please visit:

About Karisma Hotels & Resorts:

Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, comprises an impressive portfolio including El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, Azul Hotels & Villas by Karisma, Generations Resorts by Karisma, Allure Hotels by Karisma and Karisma Hotels Adriatic. Properties have been honored with the industry's top accolades including Conde Nast Traveler's "Top 100 Hotels in the World," Conde Nast Traveler's "Top 30 Hotels in Cancun," TripAdvisor® Traveler's Choice "Best Hotels for Romance," and AAA's "Four Diamond Award." Karisma has received worldwide recognition for its creative approach to hospitality management and product innovations. For reservations and a full list of Karisma properties, please visit

About Nickelodeon:

NICKELODEON is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company's portfolio includes television programming and production around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social initiatives. Nickelodeon's brands are seen globally in more than 500 million households across more than 140 countries and territories, via more than 80+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About Viacom International Media Networks:

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world's most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Channel, VH1, VIVA, COLORS, Game One and Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más. Viacom brands are seen globally in more than 700 million households in approximately 170 territories and 37 languages via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at

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Nickelodeon USA Launches Official "Bella and the Bulldogs" Show Website

To celebrate and promote Nickelodeon USA starting to premiere and show the networks brand-new original comedy series "Bella and the Bulldogs" in January 2015, has launched the channels official "Bella and the Bulldogs" show website, which you can visit here at!

Nick USA's official "Bella and the Bulldogs" website,, features information about Nick's all-new sitcom, a 'Meet the Characters' area featuring bios of each character in "Bella and the Bulldogs" -

Bella Dawson (Brec Bassinger), Sophie (Lilimar Hernandez), Sawyer (Jackie Radinsky), Ace McFumbles (Rio Mangini), Troy (Coy Stewart), Pepper (Haley Tju), Newt (Buddy Handleson), and Carrie Dawson - plus a 'All About Brec' photo gallery, and a exclusive online streaming video called "Meet the New QB!", featuring Nickelodeon USA's first teaser trailer for their brand-new show!

"Bella and the Bulldogs", formally titled "Bella and the Bullfrogs", follows a perky head cheerleader named Bella (Brec Bassinger, "The Haunted Hathaways") whose life in Texas takes an unexpected twist when she becomes the new quarterback for her school team, the Bullfrogs. Bella is joined by "The Troy" (Coy Stewart, "Are We There Yet?"), the Bullfrogs' dethroned quarterback along with his pint-sized sidekick, Newt (Buddy Handleson, "Wendell & Vinnie"). Rounding out the cast are Lilimar Hernandez as Sophie, Bella's cheerleader best friend: Jackie Radinsky as true southern cowboy, Sawyer; Haley Tju as Pepper; Paul Lacovara as a Referee; Rio Mangini ("See Dad Run") as Ace McFumbles; Evan Roe ("Sam & Cat") as Blake; and Sully Zack as Player #2. The series is written by Gabriel Garza and Jonathan Butler ("The Haunted Hathaways", "Fanboy & Chum Chum"), who were discovered through Nickelodeon's Writing Program. Jeff Bushell will serve as Executive Producer.

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Nickelodeon France To Launch New Channel Called Nickelodeon 4Teen

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) France has announced the very exciting news in the following article from Nickelodeon France's official website,, that Nickelodeon France will launch a brand-new channel called Nickelodeon 4Teen on Wednesday 19th November 2014 at 6:00pm!

Nickelodeon 4Teen will be cool and generational with the philosophy of "me", "my friends" and "my passion", and will have a target audience of children and teenagers aged between 7 and 14. Nickelodeon 4Teen will be available to watch via satellite and ADSL on CANALSAT and via cable on NUMERICABLE.

Nickelodeon 4Teen will be the new home of hit Nickelodeon shows, including "Sam & Cat", "iCarly", "The Haunted Hathaways" (locally titled "3 fantômes chez les Hathaway"), "Victorious", "Big Time Rush", and "House of Anubis" (locally called "Anubis"), plus brand-new Nickelodeon series "Every Witch Way" (locally titled "Teen Witch") and "Bella and the Bulldogs" (locally called "Bella et les Bulldogs")! As well as airing older episodes, the channel will also premiere and show brand-new episodes of popular shows, as well as air TV movies starring favourite Nickelodeon stars, such as Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Miranda Cosgrove, and Jeannette McCurdy.

Beyond its linear TV channel, Nickelodeon 4Teen will also be available to watch on PC's, tablets and smartphones, and on catch-up services. Nickelodeon France's official app will also host the channels official web radio station "4 Teen", and will centralise social media conversations on Twitter and Facebook, and allow the user to access live posts and Tweets made by Nickelodeon stars.

Nickelodeon 4Teen will be operated by Nickelodeon International Limited.

You Nickelodeon France's official launch trailer in the online streaming video clip below!:
Lancement de NICKELODEON 4Teen

VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS France annonce le lancement de sa nouvelle chaîne « NICKELODEON 4TEEN », mercredi 19 novembre à 18h en exclusivité sur CANALSAT (satellite et ADSL) et sur le câble via NUMERICABLE.

NICKELODEON 4TEEN est la nouvelle chaine NICKELODEON 100% séries et comédies pour les 7-14 ans d’aujourd’hui, avec pour cœur de cible les filles de 8-12 ans. Elle est cool et générationnelle, elle parle de « moi », « mes amis » et « mes passions » : c’est « ma chaîne selfie ».

Cette nouvelle chaîne proposera des séries de fiction totalement inédites en France comme « Teen Witch » ou « Bella et les Bulldogs », des nouvelles saisons ou épisodes inédits des meilleures séries produites par les studios Nickelodeon, des séries « Hit » à revoir sans modération, ainsi que des téléfilms avec au casting toutes les stars de NICKELODEON (Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Miranda Cosgrove, Jeannette Mc Curdy…).

Au-delà de sa diffusion linéaire en HD en télévision, NICKELODEON 4TEEN sera disponible en multi-écrans (TV/PC/TABLETTE/SMARTPHONE) et en catch-up. La chaîne bénéficiera également dans l’appli gratuite NICKELODEON de sa web radio « 4 TEEN » et de sa Timeline, permettant de centraliser toutes les conversations de TWITTER et FACEBOOK et qui permettra à l’utilisateur d’accéder aux live tweets organisés avec les stars de la chaîne.

Avec déjà NICKELODEON, NICKELODEON JUNIOR et MON NICKELODEON JUNIOR, sa chaîne tv ludo-éducative personnalisée, le groupe VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS FRANCE affirme à nouveau avec cette 4e chaîne jeunesse NICKELODEON 4TEEN, sa position de marque media leader en télévision sur la jeunesse en France.

NICKELODEON 4Teen - Trop Bien, Trop Cool! - Lancement le 19 novembre à 18h00:

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