Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Nickelodeon Russia And CIS To Premiere "Harvey Beaks" On Saturday 13th June 2015

Nickelodeon Russia has announced the exciting Nickelodeon International news in the news slider on the homepage of their official website that Nickelodeon Russia and CIS (Россия and СНГ) will start to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new original animated buddy comedy series (Nicktoon) "Harvey Beaks", locally titled "Харви Бикс", on Saturday 13th June 2015 at 6:40pm (МСК)!

To celebrate, nickelodeon.ru has launched Nickelodeon Russia and CIS's official "Харви Бикс" show website, which features information about the show and character bios for Харви (Harvey), Фи (Fee) and Фу (Foo)!

Additionally, Nickelodeon Russia and CIS is currently airing "Every Witch Way" ("Колдовская история") season 3 weekdays at 3:30pm (МСК)!
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DIRECTV Adds Nick Jr. HD

TVPredictions.com is reporting the exciting news that DIRECTV in the USA added Nick Jr. HD, the high definition simulcast of Nickelodeon USA's 24-hour network preschool network that broadcasts in the 1080i resolution format, to it's growing roster of HD channels on Monday 1st June 2015!

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DIRECTV Provides Parents with Worry-Free TV for Children

Original DIRECTV (USA) Press Release via Business Wire:

DIRECTV Provides Parents with Worry-Free TV for Children

No Need to Set Up Parental Controls! DIRECTV Kids App Offers Hundreds of Popular Children's Shows and Kid-Friendly Movies Anytime, Anywhere and At No Extra Charge

May 21, 2015 03:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DIRECTV is helping parents breathe a sigh of relief with the launch of its new DIRECTV Kids App, an easy-to-use and safe online environment that offers DIRECTV customers age-appropriate content anywhere, anytime – at no extra charge. The new DIRECTV Kids App, designed for children ages 5-10, offers hundreds of popular children's shows and kid-friendly movies, available to watch instantly from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, HBO, STARZ, Sprout and more, based on the customer's DIRECTV programming package.

DIRECTV will also use its long-standing relationship with Common Sense Media, to incorporate age-based ratings and reviews through the App. Common Sense Media is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing independent, trustworthy information and education to kids, parents and educators, so they can be better equipped to succeed in a world of media and technology.

"As our kids become more and more connected through powerful devices like tablets and computers, navigating through the rough terrain of the digital landscape for parents can be an incredibly daunting task," said Tony Goncalves, senior vice president, Digital Entertainment Products Group, DIRECTV. "The DIRECTV Kids App was designed to take the worry away from watching TV and give kids a simple and safe viewing environment without the need for complicated parental control set up on multiple devices."

The DIRECTV Kids App features:

* Safe Viewing space DIRECTV Kids is a safe environment for children ages 5-10. All content is rated G, PG, TVG, TVY, or TVY7 so children can use it independently, without supervision or parental controls.

* Watch Anywhere Instantly stream the top kids TV shows and movies from anywhere.

* Intuitive User Interface Easy-to-use interface that requires fewer clicks to quickly start video playback; "Recently Watched" tool which allows children to quickly resume watching favorite shows; and interactive bubbles that let children filter content to get them to their desired programming faster.

* Personalization Multiple background themes to choose from allow kids to customize their DIRECTV Kids experience.
DIRECTV Kids App is available through iTunes® App store on iPhone® and iPad® running iOS 7 or higher. Customers are able to view DIRECTV Kids content on up to five iPads or iPhones simultaneously. For more information on DIRECTV Kids App please visit http://www.directv.com/kidsapp.

Additional data charges may apply. Please check with your service provider.


DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 39 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its over 20 million customers access to more than 200 full-time HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET, Emmy-award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for 15 years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 19 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include ownership interests and management of four Regional Sports Networks: ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain, Pittsburgh, Southwest and Northwest; and has minority ownership interests in Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com.


Additionally, DIRECTV recently added Nickelodeon to its 72 Hour Rewind service!
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Nicknight (Germany) Enjoys Successful May 2015

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Northern Europe has announced the exciting Nickelodeon International news in the following press release, from VIMN North's official Pressecenter, that Nicknight, Nickelodeon Germany's (Deutschland) night time programming block for young adults, continued it's ratings success in May 2015, reaching a average of a 2.2% market share, continuing the blocks good development rate since Nicknight launched in October 2014!

Nicknight continued to thrill its core demographic of 14-to-29-year-old's in May with acquired series "Degrassi" and "The Next Step", both of which received their free TV debut in Germany on Nicknight.

The most successful day for Nicknight in May 2015 was Friday 29th May 2015, when the block reached a peak of a 3.6% market share.

Nicknight is also enjoying continued success of social media platforms. For the season finale of "Faking It" on Sunday 10th May 2015, the hashtag #Nicknight_FakingIt became a trending topic on Twitter.

Nicknight is planning on continuing its ratings success in the future, including with the help of the brand-new shows "Underemployed" and "Friendzone", which Nicknight will premiere during Summer 2015!

Additionally, Comedy Comedy Germany (Deutschland), Germany's only comedy channel on free TV, recorded a very good market share of 1.2% in the channels target group of 14-to-49-year-olds, representing an increase of 9.4% on the previous month. Comedy Central's most popular programmes include "Family Guy", "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air", "South Park" and "That '70s Show". Comedy Central's June 2015 programming highlights include the German premiere of "I Live With Models", and the series finale of the iconic sitcom "Seinfeld" on Monday 8th June 2015.

Comedy Comedy Germany also launched a marketing campaign called "Finde Lustig!" in May 2015. By visiting www.findelustig.cc, fans can find out how they can receive Comedy Central via satellite, IPTV and cable, as well as channel highlights.

Original Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Northern Europe Press Release:

01. Juni 2015

Comedy Central und Nicknight knüpfen auch im Mai an die positive Quotenentwicklung an

Comedy Central wächst um 9,4 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vormonat auf 1,2 Prozent Marktanteil // Nicknight im Mai mit 2,2 Prozent Marktanteil und Tagesspitzenwerten bis zu 3,6* Prozen

Berlin, 1. Juni 2015Comedy Central, Deutschlands einziger Comedy-Sender im Free TV verzeichnet im Mai einen sehr guten Marktanteil von 1,2 Prozent* in der Zielgruppe der 14 bis 49-Jährigen. Gegenüber dem Vormonat entspricht dies einer Steigerung von 9,4 Prozent. Zu den beliebtesten Sendungen der Zuschauer zählen u.a. 'Family Guy' und 'Der Prinz von Bel Air', sowie 'South Park' und 'Die wilden Siebziger'. Als neues Programm-Highlight startet im Juni die Show 'I Live With Models' in einer Deutschlandpremiere. Am 8. Juni strahlt Comedy Central außerdem das Serienfinale von 'Seinfeld' aus.

Im Mai ist zudem die aktuelle Marketingkampagne von Comedy Central gestartet – unter der URL www.findelustig.cc sind alle Informationen zu den Empfangswegen von Comedy Central über Satellit, IPTV und Kabel, den Programmhighlights sowie über ein Gewinnspiel gebündelt. Kommuniziert und begleitet wird findelustig.cc von Maßnahmen bei Media Markt und Saturn und einer Online-Kampagne. Mit Strong (SRT 7004) ist außerdem ein starker Partner für SAT Receiver-Geräte Teil der aktuellen Marketing-Kampagne.

Nicknight, der im Oktober 2014 gestartete Programmblock für junge Erwachsene, erreicht im Mai starke 2,2 Prozent** Marktanteil. Nicknight setzt somit die sehr gute Quotenentwicklung seit seinem Launch fort. Besonders erfolgreich liefen im Mai die Shows 'The Next Step' und 'Degrassi' – beides Akquisen und Deutschlandpremieren, bzw. Free-TV Premieren. Erfolgreichster Tag war der 29. Mai, an dem Nicknight einen Spitzenwert von 3,6** Prozent Marktanteil erreichte. Besonders geglückt ist außerdem das Multiplattform-Konzept bei Nicknight: Zum Staffelfinale der Serie 'Faking It' am 10. Mai ist der Hashtag #Nicknight_FakingIt erneut Trending-Topic bei Twitter. Im Sommer starten mit 'Underemployed' und 'Friendzone' zwei neue Formate bei Nicknight.

Quelle: AGF in Zusammenarbeit mit GfK; AdEdge, 01.05.2015-31.05.2015 (vorläufig gewichtet)
* 14-49y, 17:00 - 01:59 Uhr
** 14-29y, 21:00 - 01:59 Uhr

Über Viacom International Media Networks:

Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe gehört zu Viacom International Media Networks und agiert in Deutschland, der Schweiz und Österreich, Polen, Schweden, Norwegen, Finnland und Dänemark sowie den Niederlanden und Belgien. Mit MTV, Comedy Central, VIVA, Nickelodeon, Nicknight und anderen bekannten Entertainment-Marken bietet Viacom International Media Networks in Nordeuropa 37 Sender für die Zielgruppen Kinder und Familien, Jugendliche und Erwachsene an. Insgesamt wird das TV-Angebot von Viacom International Media Networks von mehr als 80 Millionen Haushalten in Nordeuropa genutzt. Auf mehr als 50 Webseiten in Nordeuropa bietet Viacom International Media Networks zudem noch mehr Musik, Nachrichten und Unterhaltung. Mit MTV Mobile bietet Viacom International Media Networks in Deutschland, der Schweiz, Polen, den Niederlanden und Belgien eigene Mobile-Marken an.

Advertising und Brand Solutions, die Sales Unit von Viacom International Media Networks, bietet Markenlösungen für die Zielgruppen Kinder, Jugendliche, junge Erwachsene und Familien auf dem internationalen Markt. Viacom International Media Networks gehört zu Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) und umfasst viele der beliebtesten Multimedia-Entertainment-Marken. Zu diesen zählen u.a. MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Channel, VH1, VIVA, COLORS, Game One und Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más, ein Sender für das hispanische Publikum in den USA. Die Viacom-Marken werden weltweit von mehr als 3,2 Milliarden Haushalten in 170 Regionen und 40 Sprachen über 200 lokale Fernsehsender und mehr als 550 digitale und mobile Medienplattformen empfangen. Für mehr aktuelle Informationen folgen Sie uns auf Twitter (www.twitter.com/vimngermany) oder bei Facebook (www.facebook.com/VIMNGermany).

Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe
Kontakt: Ann-Christine Klesper - Corporate Communications
Fon: 49 30 700 100-226
E-Mail: [...], @VIMNgermany, Info: www.viacom.de


Additionally, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Northern Europe Advertising and Brand Solutions has announced the further exciting news that Nickelodeon Germany recently won two coveted gold awards at the PromaxBDA Europe Awards 2015 in March 2015! Nick Jr. Germany's (Deutschland) won the gold "Design: Best On-Air Ident Campaign (in-house)" award for "Crafty Creatures", and Nicknight won the gold "Marketing Video / Sizzle Reel / Presentation" award for Nickelodeon's Nicknight sizzle reel!:
Ausgezeichnet! Nicknight zeigt sich weiter in Höchstform und gewinnt einen PromaxBDA Europe Award.

Für Nicknight beginnt der April so sonnig, wie der März zu Ende ging. Denn im März hieß es bei den PromaxBDA Europe Awards 2015: Doppelsieg für Viacom! Gleich zweimal heimsen unsere Sender den wichtigen Preis für TV-Marketing und -Design ein.

In der Kategorie „Design: Best On-Air Ident Campaign (in-house)” wurden die Crafty Creatures von Nick Jr. mit einem Award in Gold belohnt. Besonders freuen wir uns aber für Nicknight. In der Kategorie „Marketing Video/Sizzle Reel/Presentation“ setzte sich unser Nicknight Sizzle gegen die starke internationale Konkurrenz durch und holte sich den begehrten Gold-Award.

Im vergangenen Oktober startete der neue Abendprogrammblock und glänzt seither mit kletternden Einschaltquoten. Erst vor wenigen Tagen, am 21. April, erreichte Nicknight mit 3,6 % Marktanteil den bislang stärksten Wert.*

Auch Online steigt Nicknight fröhlich weiter in der Beliebtheitsskala. Die Facebook-Seite von Nicknight hat am 22. April die Hürde der 20.000 Follower genommen und kann sich über 20.053 Follower auf Facebook, 7.012 Follower auf Twitter und 3.064 Follower auf Instagram freuen.

Wir sind sicher: Mit dem PromaxBDA Gold-Award wurde der ersten Etappe die Krone aufgesetzt – das Ende der Fahnenstange ist jedoch noch lange nicht erreicht!

* Quelle: AGF in Zusammenarbeit mit GfK; TV Scope 6.0, 21.04.2015

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Mayor Bill de Blasio And NYC & Company Announce Nickelodeon Megastar Dora As New York City's Official Family Ambassador In First-Ever Bilingual Tourism Campaign

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via NickPress.com:


-New York City Welcomed Approximately 17.2 Million Family Visitors in 2014, 30.5 Percent of Total Visitation-

-In the Past Five Years, Family Visitation to New York City Has Increased by 30.3 Percent-

Orlando, Florida (June 2, 2015) - Today Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, together with Nickelodeon, announced Dora is returning as the seventh Official NYC Family Ambassador. The announcement was made in Orlando, Florida during IPW, the travel industry's premier international marketplace, where NYC & Company's president and CEO Fred Dixon was joined by Dora. As part of the yearlong campaign, the world's most beloved explorer, Dora, will encourage family travel to the City's five boroughs by highlighting New York City as a family-friendly destination. For the first time ever, NYC & Company's family ambassador program will include English and Spanish content that features activities and destinations in the five boroughs for families to enjoy. For bilingual, kid-friendly NYC travel materials, guides and itineraries, visit nycgo.com/family.

"From the Staten Island Ferry and Times Square to the amazing diversity of Queens, the views from the Brooklyn Bridge Park and the wonderful Bronx Zoo, it's no surprise New York City has become a favorite family destination," said Mayor de Blasio. "I am very excited to have Dora as our official embajadora to show families from across the globe the countless recreational and cultural riches of the five boroughs."

"When it comes to family-friendly destinations, New York City leads the way with its robust offering of parks, attractions, cultural organizations, hotels and restaurants that lend themselves to a memorable family vacation," said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. "We are thrilled to enlist the help of the adventurous Dora to welcome even more family travelers with our first-ever bilingual campaign."

New York City welcomed an estimated 17.2 million family visitors, a 3 percent projected increase over 2013, contributing approximately $17.8 billion in direct spending to New York City's economy. In 2013, Spanish was the first language of approximately 14 percent of domestic family travelers. Since the launch of the Family Ambassador program in 2009, family visitation to New York City has grown by 30.3 percent and is currently 30.5 percent of total visitation to New York City.

"It was a privilege to have our iconic Latina heroine, Dora, as the Official NYC Family Ambassador in 2010 and it's an even greater honor to have her return to the city again this year," said Pam Kaufman, CMO and President, Consumer Products, Nickelodeon Group. "New York City offers so many attractions, and there's no one more equipped than Dora and her friends to help encourage kids and families from around the globe to visit and explore the greatest city in the world."

A global phenomenon, Dora has crossed social, racial and language boundaries and stands as a hero and friend to millions of children around the world. More than 100 million people watch and learn from Dora every year and Dora the Explorer is seen in over 150 countries and territories, and translated in more than 30 languages via Nickelodeon channels around the globe and through syndication. In 2014, Nickelodeon debuted Dora and Friends: Into the City!, a brand-new animated preschool series starring the world's most beloved explorer living in a city, attending school and at the center of a peer group that works together to give back to the community, having both real-life and magical adventures along the way.

The Official NYC Family Ambassador campaign will be promoted through out-of-home media in the five boroughs and in Buffalo through NYC & Company's new city-to-city tourism partnership; social media engagement using the hashtag #nycgofamily; TV commercials running in NYC taxicabs; and digital media targeting the City's top regional, domestic and Spanish-speaking markets. Additionally, NYC & Company will be asking its 2,000 members, City residents and visitors to share family-friendly NYC activities using the hashtag #nycgofamily.

As part of the campaign, an Explore NYC with Dora activity book will be available for families at a selection of hotels and cultural organizations later this summer. The booklet includes NYC-themed activities, facts and interactive elements to encourage families to enjoy NYC's kid-friendly attractions.

The Family Ambassador program was created in 2009 to help position New York City as a welcoming family-friendly destination, encourage families to visit year-round and invite those who have already visited New York City to return and enjoy all of the new attractions the City has to offer. Dora returns as the seventh Family Ambassador after Curious George in 2014, Where's Waldo? in 2013, The Muppets in 2012, The Smurfs in 2011, Dora the Explorer in 2010 and Sesame Street in 2009.

For more details on the Dora Family Ambassador campaign, visit nycgo.com/family. Follow @nycgo_press on Twitter for the latest information about New York City travel and tourism.

About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit nycgo.com.

About Nickelodeon:
Nickelodeon, now in its 36th 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 20 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, VIAB).

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