Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Nickelodeon UK Unveils Four Brand-New "Short Toons" For January 2016

New year, new toons! Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has unveiled the latest batch of freshly selected "Short Toons" on their official Nicktoons website and award-winning Nick Play app!

What could be better than even more side-splittingly funny cartoons, online and free whenever you fancy a chuckle?

Covering topics as varied as video games, zombie siblings and port-a-loo-loving Meerkats, developed shorts from the 2013 edition of Nickelodeon's world renowned Global Animated Shorts Programme are currently rolling out on nicktoons.co.uk and Nick Play App. Four of the funniest shorts will be available to view at any one time and, on the Nicktoons site, viewers will be able to show their appreciation for the creative work by selecting the "vote" button.

The current shorts available to view are:

Bug Salad, created by Carl Faruolo

Scott the Worm tries to be a good influence on his bug buddy Winston in the garden neighborhood...even when Winston makes some dangerous choices.

Earmouse and Bottle, created by Brian Morante

Bottle learns courage when he and his scrappy friend Earmouse wreak havoc on the evil Wizard!

Broats, created by Jack Cusamano

No one wants to play with the Goats so these Broats come up with a great idea!

By Request Pizza, created by Arica Tuesday and Mick Ignis

If Petey was in charge, he would never make the same pizza twice!

Watch on nicktoons.co.uk and on the Nick Play App today!

"The Animated Shorts Program aims to discover, mentor and collaborate with exciting new talent in order to develop the best content for Nickelodeon," said Nina Hahn, Senior Vice President, International Production and Development, Nickelodeon. "These shorts all have the potential to be developed into a longer-form series so it is great to be able to share them with UK fans and, through the vote button, get a sense of what is popular with audiences."

The Global Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Program is open to creatives across the world. The 2016 edition of the initiative will launch in January 2016. More information is available at http://nickanimationstudio.com.
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Nickelodeon USA Rings In 2016 With The Return Of All-New Live-Action And Animation Episodes, Beginning Saturday, Jan. 9

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via The Futon Critic:


Nickelodeon celebrates the new year with the return of its live-action and animation hit series.

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), viewers can catch up with all their favorite live-action shows including Game Shakers, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and 100 Things To Do Before High School.

The rollout continues on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) with the return of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season four. On Friday, Jan. 15, Nick's brand-new animation block debuts, featuring the season 10 premiere of The Fairly OddParents, followed by Harvey Beaks, Sanjay and Craig and Pig Goat Banana Cricket.

The schedule is as follows (all times ET/PT):


Game Shakers, "Poison Pie" - 8 p.m.

Babe and Kenzie get noise complaints from the neighbor, so they bake him a pie to make amends. After the pie sends the neighbor to the hospital, Double G and Triple G go undercover to clear the girls' names.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, "Rock 'n' Rules" - 8:30 p.m.

The Quads secretly rent out the garage so they have money to make their own house rules. But they've accidentally rented it to a rock band that slowly takes over the house, forcing the Quads to beat the band at their own game.

100 Things to Do Before High School, "Leave Your Mark Thing" - 9 p.m.

Determined to leave a mark on their middle school years CJ, Fen and Crispo try to find their own unique ways of creating lasting mementos of their time at Pootatuck.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "Riddle of the Ancient Aeons" - 11 a.m.

The Turtles find themselves on a planet of pure evil.


The FairlyOdd Parents, "The Big Fairy Share Scare" - 7:30 p.m.

Timmy finds out that he has to share his fairies with the new girl in school, Chloe Carmichael. But when Chloe realizes she can use her magic for good, she wishes everyone in Dimmsdale would share everything, and chaos ensues.

Harvey Beaks, "Junior Squealers" - 8 p.m.

A crime-wave of graffiti mustaches has hit Littlebark! Upon discovering that Fee is the culprit, Harvey has to figure out if it's better to be true to the rules or be true to your friends.

Sanjay and Craig, "And Justice For Durdle" - 8:15 p.m.

Noodman files a lawsuit against Farmer Larry that could cost him Blueberry Farm and his beloved hounds.

Pig Goat Banana Cricket, "Mall Ya Later" - 8:30 p.m.

A mall gets built around the treehouse. Banana needs to make a quick buck to buy his toy gun. Goat operates a wizarding kiosk. Cricket gets stuck managing a Jorts store. Pig goes to the movies with disastrous results.

Viewers can go to Nick.com for full episodes, quizzes, games and more. Beginning Jan. 18, fans can play the brand-new game, "The Fairly OddParents: Wishing 101," where players will guide Chloe to solve a puzzle and escape without breaking any rules, of course.

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Nickelodeon Germany And Nicknight Enjoy Successful 2015

Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe has announced the exciting Nickelodeon International news in the following press release, from VIMN North's official Pressecenter, that Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) and Nicknight, Nick Germany's night time programming block, both recorded very strong market shares in 2015!

Nickelodeon recorded a very good average market share of 9.2% in the channels core demo of three-to-13 year old's in 2015, further positioning itself as one of the strongest kids' and family television channels in Germany. Nickelodeon's most watched programmes in 2015 include Nickelodeon's hit live-action series "The Thundermans" and "Make It Pop", and the popular animated series "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness".

In 2016, fans of Nickelodeon can expect even more fun and adventure, including Nickelodeon's brand-new original comedy series "Game Shakers" and "The Loud House" (locally titled "Willkommen bei den Louds"), the channels newly launched Nick Play app, plus even more brand-new episodes of hit shows, including all-new seasons of "Bella and the Bulldogs" (season two), "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (season four). In addition, fans can look forward to Nickelodeon's annual slimefest, Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards (KCA), Nickelodeon's 29th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by country Music superstar Blake Shelton on Saturday 12th March 2016.

Nicknight, Nickelodeon's evening programming block primarily aimed at young adults, also continued to grow strongly in 2015. Nicknight kicked off last year with a market share of 2.0% in the channels core target group of 14-to-29-year-old's in January 2015, and was able to continuously expand its market share in the following months. In November 2015, Nicknight recorded a market share of 3.3% in its core demographic, its best month since launching in October 2014! On average, Nicknight received a strong market share of 2.5%, marking 2015 as a outstanding success story for the block!

Among the most popular series on Nicknight in 2015 were '90s Nickelodeon favourite "Clarissa Explains It All", "Girl Code" and "Degrassi - The Next Generation". In 2016, viewers can look forward to more brand-new episodes of popular shows, including "The Next Step" season two and "Awkward – Mein sogenanntes Leben" season five!

Comedy Central and VIVA also received very good market shares in 2015!

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

05. Januar 2016

Positive Bilanz: Viacom International Media Networks verzeichnet 2015 starke Marktanteile für sein Marken-Portfolio

Nicknight auf Erfolgskurs: Durchschnittlicher Marktanteil von 2,5 Prozent // Nickelodeon weiterhin stark am Markt mit durchschnittlich 9,2 Prozent Marktanteil // Gute Performance der Sender Comedy Central und VIVA

Viacom International Media Networks kann 2015 für sein Marken-Portfolio eine positive Bilanz ziehen. Im vergangenen Jahr konnten die Quotenerfolge aller Sender weiter ausgebaut werden.

"Wir freuen uns sehr über die positiven Quotenentwicklungen unserer Sendermarken Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Nicknight und VIVA im letzten Jahr. Besonders stolz sind wir dabei auf die erfolgreiche Etablierung unserer neuen Marke Nicknight.", betont Mark Specht, General Manager (GM) Viacom International Media Networks GSA.

Nicknight startete im Januar 2015 mit einem Marktanteil von 2,0 Prozent [1] in der Kernzielgruppe der 14- bis 29-Jährigen und konnte in den folgenden Monaten seine Marktanteile kontinuierlich ausbauen. Bester Monat für den Programmblock für junge Erwachsene seit seinem Launch im Oktober 2014 war der November 2015 mit einem Marktanteil von 3,3 Prozent [2] bei den 14- bis 29-jährigen Zuschauer. Im Durchschnitt erreichte Nicknight 2015 einen starken Marktanteil von 2,5 Prozent [3] und verzeichnet somit eine herausragende Erfolgsgeschichte. Zu den beliebtesten Sendungen der Zuschauer zählten im vergangenen Jahr u.a. die Serien 'Clarissa', 'Girl Code' und 'Degrassi - The Next Generation'. 2016 dürfen sich die Zuschauer auf weitere Programm-Highlights freuen: Es starten u.a. die zweite Staffel von 'The Next Step' und die fünfte Staffel von 'Awkward'.

Nickelodeon verzeichnet 2015 durchschnittlich einen sehr guten Marktanteil von 9,2 Prozent [4] in der Kernzielgruppe der drei- bis 13-Jährigen und positioniert sich als Kinder- und Familiensender weiterhin stark am Markt. Die Formate 'Die Thundermans' sowie die Dreamworks-Produktion 'Kung Fu Panda' und die neue Show 'Make it Pop' konnten 2015 besonders bei den Zuschauern punkten. In diesem Jahr erwarten die Fans von Nickelodeon weitere Abenteuer und viel mehr Spaß: An den Start gehen die neuen Serien 'Game Shakers – Jetzt geht’s App' und 'Willkommen bei den Louds' sowie u.a. neue Staffeln von 'Bella and the Bulldogs', 'SpongeBob Schwammkopf' und 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'. Außerdem dürfen sich die Zuschauer wieder auf ein glitschig-grünes Spektakel freuen: am 12. März 2016 werden die 29. Nickelodeon Kids´ Choice Awards (KCA) vergeben.

Auch die Sender Comedy Central und VIVA knüpfen 2015 an die guten Marktanteile aus dem Vorjahr an. Besonders die Verschiebung der Sendezeiten im Oktober 2015 erweist sich für beide Sender als Erfolg. So konnte Deutschlands einziger Comedy-Sender im Free TV im Dezember 2015 einen sehr guten Marktanteil von 1,1 Prozent [5] in der Zielgruppe der 14 bis 49-jährigen Zuschauer verzeichnen. Zu den beliebtesten Sendungen zählten u.a. 'South Park', 'Family Guy', 'Die wilden Siebziger' und 'Bob's Burgers'. Besondere Programm-Highlights 2016 sind, die von den Kritikern gelobte Serie 'Broad City', die Ende Januar mit der zweiten Staffel startet und im Februar die 19. Staffel 'South Park' in der Synchronfassung.

Die Fans von VIVA bescherten ihrem Sender ebenfalls ein erfolgreiches Jahr 2015: Im Gesamtjahr erreichte der Musik- und Entertainment-Sender einen guten Marktanteil von 2,4 Prozent [6] in der Kernzielgruppe der 14-29 Jährigen. Besonders erfolgreich liefen u.a. die Shows 'VIVA Top 100' und 'VIVA Wecker'. 2016 erwarten die Zuschauer wieder die besten Musikvideos und viele neue und spannende Gäste bei den 'VIVA Top 100'.

[1] Quelle: AGF in Zusammenarbeit mit GfK; 01.01.2015-31.01.2015; 14-29y, 21:00 - 02:00 hrs

[2] Quelle: AGF in Zusammenarbeit mit GfK; TV Scope 6.0, 01.11.2015-30.11.2015; 14-29y, 21:00 - 02:00 hrs

[3] Quelle: AGF in Zusammenarbeit mit GfK; TV Scope 6.0, 01.01.2015-31.12.2015; 14-29y, 21:00 - 02:00 hrs

[4] Quelle: AGF in Zusammenarbeit mit GfK; TV Scope 6.0, 01.01.2015-31.12.2015; 3-13y, 06:00 - 21:00 hrs

[5] Quelle: AGF in Zusammenarbeit mit GfK; TV Scope 6.0, 01.12.2015-31.12.2015; 14-49y, 14:00 - 02:00 hrs

[6] Quelle: AGF in Zusammenarbeit mit GfK; TV Scope 6.0, 01.01.2015-31.12.2015; 14-29y, 06:00 - 14:00 hrs

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 und der Schweiz 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).

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Sneak Peek From "The Fairly OddParents" Season 10 Premiere Episode, "The Big Fairy Share Scare", Premiering 1/15 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA starting to premiere brand-new episodes from the all-new tenth season of "Fairly OddParents" from Friday 15th January 2016 from 7:30pm (ET/PT), Nick USA has released a brand-new Vine featuring a magical sneak peek from the very first brand-new episode from "Fairly OddParents" season 10, "The Big Fairy Share Scare", which you can watch in the super video below!:

Catch Brand-New "Game Shakers" And "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" Episodes Saturday Nights On Nickelodeon USA

Watch brand-new episodes of "Game Shakers" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" every Saturday night from 8p/7c starting Saturday 9th January 2016, only on Nickelodeon USA!:

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Super Dreamy Max - "The Thundermans"

Who knew aspiring super villains could be so dreamy! Learn what gives Max Thunderman (Jack Griffo) so much swagger and catch episodes of "The Thundermans" on Nickelodeon and TeenNick!:

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