Sunday, December 20, 2015

How To Rock Your Christmas Tree

Give your tree the rock star makeover it deserves with Nickelodeon's brand-new hilarious how-to video!

Turn up the volume & grab your 80s hair metal wig, because Christmas tree decorating just got a whole lot cooler. It's time to deck the halls -- with rock 'n' roll!:

Feeling crafty? Here's how you can make your very own "Harvey Beaks" Christmas tree ornaments design by Nickelodeon production assistant Allison Sribnick!

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Nickelodeon India Launches Nick HD+ Exclusively On TATA SKY

Original Nickelodeon India Press Release via Viacom18's ViaBuzz:


~Nick HD+ to showcase "the best of the best" local and international content~
~Available on Tata Sky on channel No. 611~

National, 16th December, 2015: Nickelodeon, India's leading kids' entertainment franchise, is once again set to redefine entertainment for kids by showcasing its no. 1 shows, now in high definition. Be it toys or television, today's kids want nothing but the best, and Viacom18's kids cluster Nickelodeon India continues to lead the pack, offering an amalgamation of kids' favorite content in cutting edge technology. Building on its high quality content for the kids segment in the country, Nickelodeon launches its HD channel in India – Nick HD+ only on TATA SKY, (the pioneer of technological innovations in the DTH industry) on channel No. 611.

Announcing the launch, Nina Elavia Jaipuria, EVP & Business Head – Kids Cluster, said, "Nickelodeon has always stayed ahead of the curve and entertained kids across the length and breadth of India. With the launch of Nick HD+ our viewers will get to watch their favorite characters in high definition quality. We are certain this latest offering from the Nickelodeon franchise will further strengthen the bonds our viewers have forged with their favorite characters."

Commenting on the same, Paolo Agostinelli, Chief Content & Business Development Officer, Content at Tata Sky comments, "Tata Sky's best in class technology clubbed with the great content of Nick HD + is sure to delight our little subscribers. Children are very important audience for us and we have been working towards brining innovative & exciting offerings for them. Pioneering to launch Nick HD+ in the country is one such proud moment.

Nick HD+ will showcase a wide array of wonderful content – from the local chart busters like Motu Patlu and Pakdam Pakdai to the evergreen favorite like Ninja Hattori to the international heavy weights like Shaun the Sheep, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob Square Pants and Power Rangers. With the launch of the HD+ channel, kids can now enjoy high definition animation content.

However the excitement does not end there, there will be a range of shows telecast exclusively on Nick HD+, giving viewers the chance to enjoy shows like Big Time Rush, Marvin Marvin, Kung Fu Panda and Zack and Quack.

Enjoy a never before viewing experience of your favorite shows on Nick HD+ only on Tata Sky channel No.611.
Nick HD+ will soon be available on leading DTH and cable platforms.


About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, one of India's leading kids' entertainment brand and part of the Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd, is available in over 100 million households in the country. The Nickelodeon cluster in India boasts of a bouquet of differentiated channels that cater to kids from tots to teens – Nick, Sonic and Nickelodeon (with 2 programming blocks i.e. Nick Jr./ Teen Nick). Nick Jr. (, which is 'the smart place to play" believes that 'education' and 'entertainment' go hand-in-hand and is aimed at young parents and pre-schoolers. Internationally acclaimed shows like Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies, Wonder Pets, Team Umizoomi and Go Diego Go foster motor, memory, maths and language development in a child. The Nickelodeon channel also caters to teenagers in the latter half of the day with the Teen Nick block which showcases international sitcoms such as ICarly, Victorious and Drake and Josh. The Nickelodeon cluster has an ecosystem that extends beyond television into Consumer Products, on-ground and digital platforms.


Nick HD logo via Logopedia.
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Nickelodeon Pakistan Debuts "Burka Avenger" Season Four

Official Nickelodeon Pakistan Press Release via Aaj News and Pakistan Tribe:

Burka Avenger returns with Season 4

The Emmy award nominated and multi-award winning television show Burka Avenger returns with Season 04.

The fourth season will air daily from Sunday, December 20, 2015 exclusively on Nickelodeon Pakistan at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

Burka Avenger is Pakistan's first ever full length animated TV series developed by the Unicorn Black team in Islamabad, Pakistan. This critically acclaimed and multi-award winning show features Jiya as the inspirational school teacher and her alter ego, the super-heroine Burka Avenger. Her use of books and pens as projectile weapons is symbolic on many levels. Burka Avenger fights for Justice, Peace and Education for all.

Creator and Director of the TV series Haroon said: "The production quality and storytelling is the best so far. Burka Avenger continues to push boundaries further this season by tackling socially relevant issues such as sectarian violence, stealing is wrong, struggling for peace and having the courage to fight for your rights One of the key messages that we want to give the youth is that with courage and unity, anything is possible."

Other themes addressed in previous seasons for which the show has received particular praise for include women empowerment, importance of polio vaccinations and even a tribute to the victims of the Peshawar school massacre in the form of an episode highlighting the way gangs use propaganda and false information to lure the youth for their nefarious means.

Featuring the voice of AinyJaffrias Burka Avenger and Jiya, season 4 returns with brand new villains and exciting plot lines that is set to keep audiences enthralled.

New characters to watch out for include the mysterious Ranjha Hood and the dreaded Jack in the Box (a twist on the classic children's toy that can grow up to ten times its size and ensnare anything in its path). The new season also features returning cameos from Haroon and Josh.

The series initially launched in Pakistan in 2013 and instantly shot to worldwide fame. No other Pakistani TV or film production in the history of Pakistan has garnered as much international attention and recognition.

The series has also been successfully launched in India and Afghanistan where it has been dubbed in Hindi, Dari, Pashto and other regional languages. The show has been immensely popular in these countries and praised for its tackling of important social issues.

Burka Avenger merchandise including action figures, T-shirts, projector watches, wrist watches, notebooks and other items are also available in Leisure Club stores across Pakistan and online on

Burka Avenger Merchandise

The highlight of the merchandise is the phenomenal and pose able Burka Avenger action figure, complete with her signature blue book. For each Burka Avenger Action Figure sold, Rs 100 ($1) will be donated to The Citizen's Foundation to help educate Pakistan.

Major awards and accolades won by the show include the following:

* Peabody Award Winner
* Int'l Emmy Nomination
* International Gender Equity Prize at Prix Jeunesse, Munich
* Asi0an Media Awards: Best TV Show
* Canada International Film Festival: Rising Star Award
* Award of Merit – Accolades Global Film Competition
* Best Animation (Int'l) – LUMS Int'l Film Festival
* Time Magazine: "One of the most Influential Fictional Characters of 2013"
* Runner-up – National Innovation Award Pakistan (Art & Design)

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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "The HALO Effect" On Monday 18th January 2016

Nickelodeon USA has announced the exciting news on the networks official Kids and Family Press Site,, that Nick USA will start to premiere and show "The HALO Effect", a brand-new docu-series hosted by Sydney Park ("Instant Mom") that profiles in every episode a young activist who is making a positive change in his or her community and inspiring others to do the same, on Monday 18th January 2016 at 8:00pm ET/PT! Following the shows debut, Nickelodeon USA will continue to premiere more brand-new episodes of "The HALO Effect" monthly.

"The HALO Effect" series builds upon Nickelodeon's successful pro-social initiative of the same name and the annual "HALO Awards" concert special.

"The HALO Effect" aims to inspire kids and teens to be active leaders in their communities by offering an insider's look at the personal stories of individuals who have been inspired to give back. Each 30-minute episode will focus on a teen taking on issues ranging from poverty, to helping military families, to the environment, and will be capped by the profiled teen kicking off a "HALO Effect Challenge," an action or activity encouraging viewers to become a part of the HALO movement by giving them ways to Help and Lead Others (HALO) in their own communities.

The first teen featured in "The HALO Effect" will be Jessica Collins, a 16 year-old from Shelbyville, KY. At the age of 10, she was inspired by the film "The Blindside", and the realization that there are kids who don't have a bed, to create "A Place to Sleep." With the help of her church, family and the generous contributions of local residents who donate funds, beds and their time, this non-profit organization has provided more than 700 families with bed frames, mattresses and bedding.

"The HALO Effect" host Sydney Park is best known for her role as Gabby Phillips on Nickelodeon's primetime series "Instant Mom" and "One Crazy Cruise" TV movie. She can next be seen in the upcoming independent feature film "The Standoff".

"The HALO Effect" series builds upon Nickelodeon's off-channel prosocial year-round initiative of the same name, which launched in 2013 and recognizes one deserving teen every month for their work to help and lead others in the community. To date, more than 20 teens across the country have been honored and have received more than $100,000 in grants to fund their non-profit organizations.

"The HALO Effect" is executive produced by Nick Cannon and NCredible Entertainment, as well as Morgan Spurlock, Richard Arlook, Jeremy Chilnick and Ethan Goldman of Warrior Poets.
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An Interview with Angelica Pickles - Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Amanda Bynes interviews "Rugrats" star Angelica Pickles in her star dressing room at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio! Find out why Angelica always likes to wear the same clothes!:

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"Make It Pop" - "Deck the Halls" Official Karaoke Version

Sing along to the holiday classic "Deck the Halls" with your favorite four friends from MacKendrick Prep in this fantastic video from the brand-new "Make It Pop" holiday special "The Gift"! Catch new episodes of "Make It Pop" season two weeknights at 7pm on Nickelodeon USA and 7:30pm on YTV in Canada from Monday 4th January 2016! (all times ET/PT):

Catch the brand-new "Make It Pop" holiday special "The Gift" all this holiday season on Nickelodeon and YTV!
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Christmas Advent 19 - Rocking Around The Christmas Tree - Nickelodeon's Ho-Ho Holiday Special

To celebrate the Christmas countdown, Nickelodeon UK are delivering festive video treats everyday until Christmas! In today's treat, from Nickelodeon's Ho-Ho Holiday Special, the Nickelodeon cast sing "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree"!:

Tune into the ultimate Nick Christmas Party for festive episodes of your favourite Nickelodeon shows everyday from 5:00pm, only on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland/HD, plus, don't forget to enter "SpongeBob's Christmas Wrap!", everyday from 7-9am and 6-8pm on Nicktoons, to win Sponge-tastic prizes from the Nickelodeon Store!
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