Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Hypnotizing '90s Nickelodeon Bumpers ft. Dogs - The Splat

The Weimaraner Dogs really know how to strike an enchanting pose!:

Watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on The Splat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows! The Splat doesn't question football-shaped heads, but embrace them - along with Reptar bars, a Big Ear of Corn, orange soda, and even slime for Pete (and Pete's) sake. Make your slime-covered Nickelodeon childhood dreams come true every night at 10pm ET/PT, only on TeenNick USA! #TheSplat!
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Pizza Delivery - Bella and the Bulldogs - Nickelodeon UK

Bella (Brec Bassinger), Sophie (Lilimar Hernandez) and Pepper (Haley Tju) plot revenge on Zach Barnes (Matt Cornett), a guy who wronged Bella that turns out to be a local pizza delivery boy, in this super video clip from Bella and the Bulldogs episode "Girls' Night"!:

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Create Your Own Food: SpongeBob SquarePants - Kitchen Secrets

He's no Krabby Patty but he still sure looks good enough to eat! Check out how you can make SpongeBob yourself in this Sponge-Tastic Kitchen Secrets video!:

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Nick Jr. USA To Premiere Brand-New "Mia And Me" Episodes From Monday 11th April 2016

Zap2it TV Listings is reporting the magical news Nick Jr. USA, Nickelodeon USA's top-performing preschool channel, will start to premiere and show more brand-new episodes from the all-new second season of the popular live action/CG-animated fantasy television series Mia and Me from Monday 11th April 2016 at 6:30pm ET/PT!

Below is a list of currently announced brand-new episodes of Mia and Me and their premiere dates on Nick Jr. USA:

Monday 11th April 2016 - The Ghost of Blackwood Forest: When Rixel destroys the pepper supplies in the Elven Crater, Mia and others have to go into the mysterious black forest to replenish supplies; Raynor warns the Elves that a ghost protects the black forest. (S02, E05)

Wednesday 13th April 2016 - The Spell of the Green Fluid: With a device procured from Polytheus, Rixel manipulates the animals in the crater to make them show him the secret tunnel; Mia and her friends have to master the chaos caused by the hypnotized animals. (S02, E06)

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Playmates Toys To Release "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze" Action Figure Line Exclusively At Walmart

Playmates Toys will be releasing a brand-new line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics action figures at Walmart!

This new line of Walmart exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics 6" figures is based on the 1992 live action classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze and comprises of the four Heroes in a Half Shell themselves - Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello.

Each figure will include film specific accessories to help bring the movie to life. Each figure will also include alternative heads, so fans can display their team of Turtles however they'd like. The figures will have around 34 points of articulation.

The all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics action figure line will be available to purchase exclusively at Walmart from Sunday 10th April 2016 for $19.99 each.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze follows on from the events from the first "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film. Shredder returns to take back command of the Foot Clan, and works towards getting revenge on the Turtles. When he learns the secret behind the Turtles' mutation, he orders head TGRI (Techno-Global Research Industries) scientist Professor Jordan Perry to use the ooze to mutate an Alligator Snapping Turtle and a Gray Wolf, resulting in the creation of Tokka and Rahzar, the Turtles' and April O'Neil's (Paige Turco) biggest threat yet! 1991.

Sources: ScienceFiction.com, Toy News International.
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Sneak-Peek From New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Episode "The Evil Of Dregg", Premiering 4/10 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season four episode "The Evil of Dregg" on Sunday 10th April 2016 at 11:00am ET/PT, Nick USA has unveiled a Turtley Awesome sneak peek preview from the all-new episode, which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip here on Nick.com! Booyakasha!

In the brand-new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" episode "The Evil of Dregg" (#412), when Raphael loses his fighting mojo, he must overcome his feelings to save his brothers from certain doom! In the super sneak-peek, "Squash Some Bugs", on the way to Dregg's Lair, the Turtles encounter some nasty Bugs.

Additional source: Zap2it TV Listings.
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Nickelodeon Secures 15 New UK Licence Partners For "Blaze And The Monster Machines"

Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) has signed deals with 15 new UK partners for Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated preschool series, Blaze and the Monster Machines!

Joining Mattel, the master international toy partner for the property and the already announced LeapFrog and Centum Books, these 15 UK licence partners cover a variety of categories, with products launching at retail in the coming weeks.

Sambro has signed to launch arts and crafts, stationery, games, puzzles and pocket-money toys later this year while Clementoni is on board for puzzles and interactive learning toys.

Character World has taken on the property for bedding, beds and bedroom accessories while Kokomo is set to develop a health and beauty Blaze range.

Ninja will produce Blaze play tents and inflatables while Delta is on board for beds, toy storage and chairs.

Lightbody has signed to launch food lines while Amscan is taking Blaze into the party ware and balloons categories.

In apparel, Drew Pearson International is on board for headwear, Roy Lowe & Sons has signed on for socks and William Lamb Footwear Ltd is developing footwear based on the preschool property.

TVM Fashion Lab has been signed for children's outerwear while Aykroyd & Sons and TDP Textiles have signed up for children's nightwear and underwear.

Alfred Franks & Bartlett Plc are confirmed as the UK partners for sunglasses and sunglass cases.

"To have secured such prestigious partners is a testament to the appeal of the property and Nickelodeon's expertise in creating and developing hit pre-school series that have wide consumer appeal," said Marianne James, Vice President (VP) Consumer Products UK & Ireland & European Retail Sales & Marketing NCVP.

"Blaze offers a unique opportunity to license partners; a preschool property with a focus on the STEM curriculum and a strong sense of comedy. The show has many facets that can be interpreted into innovative products. I cannot wait to see the product lines developed by our partners and look forward to seeing the reaction from retailers and families."

Blaze and the Monster Machines first revved onto TV screens in the UK and Ireland in March 2015 and has since built a strong pre-school fan base and has enjoyed strong audience figures. Children and parents are introduced to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) learning through engaging themes, storytelling, stunts and transforming Monster Trucks.

Blaze and the Monster Machines airs every day on Nick Jr. UK and also airs as part of the Milkshake! block on Channel 5 later this month.

More category licences will be announced later in the year.

Sources: Licensing.biz, Toy World Magazine.
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T-Mobile Adds Nickelodeon, Spike And TV Land To Binge On Service

Original T-Mobile US, Inc. Press Release via Business Wire:

Now, More Than 100 Services Stream Free with T-Mobile's Binge On and Music Freedom

Un-carrier adds sixteen new services to Binge On and Music Freedom, including Amazon Music, ESPN Radio, Nickelodeon, Spike, TV Land and more

April 05, 2016 09:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time

BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today launched another major expansion to both Music Freedom and Binge On, the Un-carrier's wildly popular music and video streaming initiatives. Starting today, Amazon Music, ESPN Radio and more music services stream free for T-Mobile customers, and Dailymotion, EPIX, Nickelodeon, Spike, TV Land and more video services are joining the list of providers streaming free to T-Mobile customers on qualifying plans with Binge On.

T-Mobile amps Binge On and Music Freedom with the addition of 16 new streaming services

With today's additions, more than 100 music and video services now stream free to T-Mobile customers, including Amazon Video, HBO NOW, Hulu, Netflix, SlingTV and YouTube as well as Apple Music, Google Music, Pandora, Rhapsody and Spotify.

In his latest video blog, T-Mobile CEO and president John Legere underscores how Music Freedom and Binge On have radically changed the way T-Mobile customers watch video and listen to music:

* Since Music Freedom launched, T-Mobile customers have streamed 90 billion songs for free.

* Today, T-Mobile customers are streaming 210 million songs every single day without using a drop of high-speed data.

* With Binge On, T-Mobile customers are watching 2x more from free streaming sites on plans with limited data and have streamed over 190 million hours of video for free.

* With Music Freedom and Binge On together, T-Mobile customers have saved over 350 petabytes of high-speed data.

"It's a fact ... Un-carrier Data is different than Carrier Data. It's better! Nobody does data like T-Mobile!" said Legere. "Un-carrier Data is not only faster, it lasts a lot longer than the other guys... As of today, you stream unlimited music and video from over 100 providers - without ever touching your Un-carrier Data or worrying about overages—and you can stash what you don't use for later. Try that with Carrier Data. It's gone in a flash, and you're getting hit with penalties—or they repossess it after a month or two. Ridiculous!"

Over the past three years, T-Mobile has rolled out a steady drumbeat of Un-carrier moves to change wireless for good – and then "amped up" several of those moves. Taken separately, these moves have fixed major customer pain points and created incredible value. Taken together, they represent a real consumer revolution in wireless and created fundamental differences between Un-carrier Data and data from the carriers. Un-carrier Data not only rides on the nation's fastest LTE network, but it also comes with unlimited music and video streaming from participating providers, no overages, worry-free roaming and the ability to stash your unused data to use up to a year later.

About Music Freedom

Music Freedom was introduced in June 2014 as T-Mobile's sixth major Un-carrier move. With Music Freedom, T-Mobile Simple Choice™ customers can stream all the music they want — without ever touching their high-speed data – at no extra charge. When launched, Music Freedom included seven music streaming services.

Starting today, Amazon Music, Chilltrax, ESPN Radio, OHIO.FM, PreDanz and Uforia now stream free to T-Mobile customers with Music Freedom. Altogether more than 40 services – including the top streaming services and a wide array of niche and regional providers – are part of Music Freedom, covering a full 96% of all music streamed by T-Mobile customers.

To see a full list of music services and learn more about Music Freedom, please visit www.t-mobile.com/musicfreedom.

About Binge On

Launched last November, Binge On is T-Mobile's tenth Un-carrier move. Today, Dailymotion, EPIX, OVGuide, OWNZONES, Viki, YipTV and 120 Sports along with Viacom Networks' channels Nickelodeon, Spike, TV Land, are joining the list of video providers streaming free to T-Mobile customers on qualifying plans with Binge On.

With Binge On, customers can watch all they want from more than 60 participating video providers without ever burning their high-speed data with an eligible rate plan and video subscription where applicable. These video services now represent a full 70% of all video T-Mobile customers watch on their phones and tablets each month. And T-Mobile customers can stretch their high speed data farther and watch up to three times more on any other streaming video service with Binge On.

More information and the full list of current Binge On providers can be found at www.t-mobile.com/bingeon.

Both Binge On and Music Freedom are completely free to customers and providers. If your go-to music streaming service or video provider isn't part of the program, tweet us your favorite service @TMobile, along with the hashtag #MusicFreedom or #BingeOn.

Detectable video typically streams at DVD quality (480p or better) with Binge On unless video provider opts-out. You may disable Binge On at any time, but will lose benefits. Qualifying plan required; third party subscription/content charges may apply. Data Stash up to 20GB of unused on-network data from past 12 months with qualifying plan. Extremely high data usage may result in de-prioritization (& slower speeds). See T-Mobile.com/OpenInternet.

About T-Mobile US, Inc.:

As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to more than 63 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Come Out Of The Shadows With Action-packed Movie Toy Line From Playmates Toys

Original Playmates Toys Press Release via PR Newswire:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Come Out Of The Shadows With Action-packed Movie Toy Line

Playmates Toys Releases Expansive Movie Toy Line in Conjunction with Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies' Summer Film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Playmates Toys, the company behind the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy line for decades, is introducing a new collection of products inspired by the upcoming film from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Directed by Dave Green and produced by Michael Bay, the film is a sequel to the 2014 blockbuster film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and will be in theaters June 3. The collection of movie toys from Playmates Toys includes a broad assortment of products for Turtles' fans of all ages, including action figures, vehicles, playsets, role play gear and movie-themed additions to the company's existing T-Machines, T-Sprints and Mini Figure collections.

"With the 2014 film being a blockbuster hit and there being plenty of excitement surrounding the upcoming film, Playmates Toys is thrilled to launch an extensive collection of movie toys that embody the Turtles' personas in the film," said Karl Aaronian, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Playmates Toys. "The new products, ranging from action figures to role play gear and unique playsets, allow fans of all ages to transform into their favorite hero in a half shell and relive their favorite moments from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows."

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a brand that continues to captivate audiences," said Jon Roman, Senior Vice President, Toys Licensing, Nickelodeon. "As our master toy licensee, Playmates Toys has been bringing both the Turtles on Nickelodeon and the Turtles on the big screen to life in a tremendous way. We can't wait for fans to see this brand-new line of toys that not only feature the heroes of the movie but also the popular villains Bebop and Rocksteady."

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows toy line from Playmates Toys, available now at retailers nationwide, features the following playthings:

Action Figures
The collection of action figures inspired by the film includes Basic Action Figures, 6-inch Battle Sounds Figures and 11-inch Action Figures. In addition to being highly detailed, fully poseable and uniquely sculpted to capture the personalities and distinctive appearance of the Turtles, allies and villains in the movie, each figure comes equipped with its own unique accessories.

The 5-inch Basic Action Figures include the four Ninja Turtles--Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo--as well as Stealth Leonardo, Pirate Michelangelo, Wingsuit Raphael, April O'Neil, Bebop, Rocksteady, Casey Jones, Foot Soldier, Kraang, Splinter and Shredder. Other action figure assortments include the 11-inch Action Figures and the 6-inch Battle Sounds Figures, which feature a button on the figure's backpack that triggers up to ten sounds and phrases from the movie. Both assortments include the four Ninja Turtles, as well as Bebop and Rocksteady.

Each of the movie-inspired Cycles includes an exclusive action figure and unique ninja action. Cycles that feature ninja-flip action, where the figure will flip over the handlebars into battle position, include the Street Speeder with exclusive Leonardo, and the Ragin' Racer with exclusive Raphael. Cycles that feature spring-powered missiles include the Warthog Trike with exclusive Bebop, Rhino Chopper with exclusive Rocksteady, and Polaris Slingshot with exclusive Michelangelo.

As seen in the movie, the Turtle Tactical Truck is full of awesome foot fighting gear including giant nunchucks that can be deployed as the vehicle rolls, a capture net and ninja stars that can be launched to give the Turtles an edge during battle. The truck also features a working forklift and is designed to hold all four Ninja Turtles.

Standing over 40-inches tall, the City Sewer Lair Playset is packed with Turtle action, including an oven-styled pizza disc launcher, water slide entrance that is seen in the movie and more. With over 15 features and multi-levels to play, kids can recreate all of the Turtles' best battles from the movie in play areas including Splinter's mediation area and Raphael's gym.

The Technodrome Playset opens to over two-feet wide and is packed with play areas. It includes two missile firing projectile launchers, a secret entrance and trap door slide that drops enemies into a jail.

Role Play Gear
With the new assortment of role play gear, kids can easily mutate into their favorite Turtle from the film. The Conceal & Reveal Weapons offer the ultimate battle surprise, as kids can push a button to reveal the powerful weapon and then conceal it by pushing it back into the handle. The Extreme Battle Shell is ready to protect kids in any battle and includes a front and back shell for maximum coverage and adjustable straps. To help complete the transformation, Deluxe Masks are also available in a variety of characters.

Young heroes can also train to fight like Leo with Leonardo's Electronic Battle Sword. The sword features two play modes, over 50 phrases and sound effects, and it also glows in three different colors during battle.

Movie Additions to Other Collectible Segments
Kids can add to their T-Machines collection with the new movie-inspired T-Machines Single Pack Vehicles. Perfect for racing through sewers, each 1/50 scale fast-rolling die-cast vehicle features flashy rims and an action-posed, non-removable Turtle character who is driving the vehicle.

A variety of movie-inspired T-Sprints Single Pack Figures and Vehicles have been added to the T-Sprints collection. An innovative figure and wheels play pattern, the highly stylized, mini T-Sprints, which reflect the Turtles' appearances in the movie, feature a unique flywheel so kids can rev them up, drop them into a vehicle shell and watch them sprint into action.

The 2.5" Mini Figures, which will be available this fall, are the perfect collectible for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans. The blind-bagged, fully articulated figures will be available in an assortment that captures the personalities and distinctive appearance of the Turtles and villains in the movie.

About Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies presents "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS." Produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Galen Walker and Scott Mednick. Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. Written by Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec. Directed by Dave Green.

Starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Brian Tee and Tyler Perry.

About Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

© 2016 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

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 more than 90 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.

About Playmates Toys
With a history of nearly 50 years, Playmates Toys is today among the most well-respected and innovative marketing and distribution companies in the global toy industry with a proven history in the creation of imaginative products as well as the development and management of profitable, long-term brand franchises. Key brands include TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, one of today's top-selling male action brands. From its offices in Hong Kong and California, Playmates designs, develops, markets and distributes its products in over 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.playmatestoys.com or http://facebook.com/TMNTPlay.

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Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Restructures European Operations

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has recently made some significant changes to its management structure, reports DWDL.de.

As part of the restructure, VIMN has dissolved its Northern Europe division, which managed Viacom's bouquet of channels, such as Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

VIMN will still continue to be present in all current markets in Northern Europe, with VIMN UK and VIMN Southern Europe taking control of the cluster.

Under the reorganisation, Viacom channels in Denmark, Norway and Finland (Scandinavia) and Poland will now report to Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) UK and Ireland, under the direction of the clusters President, David Lynn, whilst channels in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux will now be managed by Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, which serves France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Middle east and Africa, headed by Raffaele Annecchino, the divisions EVP & MD.

In the shake-up, Magnus Kastner, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Managing Director (MD) of Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe, will be leaving the company on a unspecified date.

Under Kastner, the transnational structure of Viacom channel brands such as MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon had been back slightly down. So general manager were introduced for each region under his leadership again, that could act more freely in their respective markets in order to respond more quickly to regional challenges. For Germany, Austria and Switzerland is responsible in Berlin Mark Specht. This will change as the restructuring nothing. Reports but he will continue to provide not to Magnus Kastner, but at Raffaele Annecchino, who heads the Southern Europe cluster of Madrid.

Below is DWDL.de's original article:

Für Viacom liegt Deutschland bald in Südeuropa

Viacom International Media Networks sortiert seine internationale Struktur neu. Das bisherige VIMN Northern Europe wird aufgelöst, das Deutschland-Geschäft wird künftig dem VIMN Southern Europe Cluster zugeordnet. Magnus Kastner geht.

Viacom International Media Networks baut seine Struktur um: War das internationale Geschäft bislang in fünf "Cluster" gegliedert, werden es künftig nur ncoh vier sein. Nicht mehr existieren wird künftig VIMN Northern Europe, wo bislang die Geschäfte in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, Polen, Schweden, Norwegen, Finnland, Dänemark, den Niederlanden und Luxemburg gebündelt waren.

"VIMN wird auch weiterhin in allen aktuellen Märkten in Nordeuropa vertreten sein, lediglich die Reporting-Struktur wird von VIMN UK bzw. VIMN Southern Europe übernommen", heißt es dazu auf Anfrage gegenüber DWDL.de. Während die lokalen Ableger in Skandinavien und Polen künftig an VIMN UK unter der Leitung von David Lynn berichten, werden Deutschland, Österreich, die Schweiz und Benelux dem VIMN Southern Europe Cluster zugeordnet - auch wenn die Länder geografisch kaum Südeuropa zugeordnet werden können.

Damit verschwindet zugleich auch der Posten von Magnus Kastner, der VIMN Northern Europe seit 2014 als Managing Director geführt hat. Er wird das Unternehmen zu einem noch nicht genau bestimmten Termin verlassen. "Wir sind dankbar für Magnus‘ Einsatz seit er 2014 die Führung in Nordeuropa übernommen hat, für die erfolgreichen Initiativen die wir mit ihm umgesetzt haben, sowie dafür, dass er uns durch diese Transitionsphase begleiten wird", heißt es vom Unternehmen.

Unter Kastner war die länderübergreifende Struktur der Viacom-Sendermarken wie MTV, Comedy Central oder Nickelodeon wieder etwas zurückgefahren worden. So wurden unter seiner Führung wieder General Manager für die einzelnen Regionen eingeführt, die in ihren jeweiligen Märkten freier handeln konnten, um so schneller auf regionale Herausforderungen reagieren zu können. Für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz ist in Berlin Mark Specht verantwortlich. Daran ändert sich auch durch die Umstrukturierung nichts. Berichten wird er aber künftig eben nicht mehr an Magnus Kastner, sondern an Raffaele Annecchino, der den Southern Europe Cluster aus Madrid leitet.


Original sources: RegularCapital Forums members Francisque and Red Arrow.
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Nickelodeon Suites Resort To Stay Open Until Tuesday 31st May 2016

Guests wishing to holiday at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort will have a little more time to eat, sleep, play and make one-of-a-kind Nickelodeon memories that last a lifetime before the hotel is rebranded!

The resorts Nickelodeon experiences, such as Double Dare Live, character dining and a daily mass sliming, were scheduled to stop on Saturday 30th April 2016, however, Nickelodeon Suites Resort has announced in their latest eNewsletter that they'll now conclude on Tuesday 31st May 2016, giving fans their last chance to meet your favorite Nickelodeon characters, play messy games and of course, GET SLIMED!

Lagoon Pool at Nickelodeon Suites Resort

Located off World Center Drive east of Walt Disney World, the Nick hotel is set to become the Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites & Waterpark by mid-April. Hotel officials announced the change on the property's website in January.

Renovation work has started on-site, including lobby renovations and updates to suites on the Lagoon Pool, said Deanna Padilla, the hotel's marketing manager.

As part of the renovations, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Laser Lockdown will be rebranded as the Batman Laser Challenge. Opening late April, The Batman Laser Challenge will deliver an action-packed adventure in which challengers will have to navigate through a web of lasers as they train with Batman to protect the citizens of Gotham City from The Joker.

The resorts 4-D Experience Theater has also started to show films such as Angry Birds: The 4-D Experience, Looney Tunes Starring Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote 4-D, Ice Age No Time For Nuts 4-D, Rio: The 4-D Experience and Thomas & Friends 4-D: Bubbling Boilers!.

Although the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando, Florida will be closing, Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) recently announced that they are now taking bookings for Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, Nickelodeon's first-ever international hotel property, providing both non-stop family entertainment and Karisma's renowned Gourmet Inclusive® Experience, which will open in May 2016. Nickelodeon fans can reserve their hotel rooms today at 1-844-SEE-NICK and www.nickresortpuntacana.com.

As guests flooded the hotel's phone lines with questions about the rebranding, another question arose from those most familiar with the hotel, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year.

What happens to the Nickelodeon Time Capsule, originally buried there in 2005?

"The time capsule will be moved to a Nickelodeon private business office and studio that is currently under construction in Burbank, Calif.," Padilla said in an email.

The exact date for the move hasn't been determined, she said.

The capsule was originally sealed April 30, 1992, and buried at Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Orlando. When that closed it was relocated to the Nickelodeon Hotel. Contents of the capsule include rollerblades, Twinkies, a copy of Nickelodeon Magazine and a jar of Gak, a gooey child's toy popular at the time, among other things. You can watch a fantastic video featuring the original burial of the Nickelodeon Time Capsule at Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios, Orlando, below.

Every Item Inside the Time Capsule Nickelodeon Buried in 1992

Keeping with the original plan, the capsule will be opened on April 30, 2042.

The new Nickelodeon Studios, being built next door to the Nickelodeon Animation Studio, will be a state-of-the-art five-story glass structure that will unite the entire Nickelodeon family in a single facility and will be a hub for the entire animation industry. As the new site will house both live action and Nicktoon productions, the studio will also officially change its name from Nickelodeon Animation Studio to simply Nickelodeon Studios.

The opening will coincide with Nickelodeon Animation's 25th anniversary in 2016 - the networks three original animated series, "Rugrats", "Doug" and "Ren & Stimpy" premiered on Sunday 11th August 1991 - and one of the goals for the new facility is to draw upon that history.

The creative campus is designed as an open and inviting space where employees feel the freedom and inspiration of an artists' retreat. Among the perks will be an on-site restaurant and coffee shop, a central courtyard with designated lecture space and a music room.

A Nickelodeon Studios app will include a rundown of events for the day including guest speakers, tours and screenings, and allow for easy communication and scheduling across all departments. Observing that creative ideas spring more frequently from casual interactions than forced meetings, Nickelodeon wants to seize the opportunity for greater collaboration and mobility between Nick’s various production arms.

More than just a base for Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon will open the studio up to the community with tours and programs targeted at aspiring animators, aficionados of the form and industry professionals.

Burial of the Nickelodeon Time Capsule 4/30/92:

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