Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Nickelodeon Africa’s Eastern Cape "Genius" Finalists Announced

Africa: The Eastern Cape's smartest kids went head-to-head in the regional heats of Nickelodeon's Genius quiz show, brought to you by ABSA!

After a gruelling two days of maths quizzes, science experiments and problem-solving tasks, teams from Grey High School and DF Malherbe in Port Elizabeth made it through to the next leg of the TV quiz show.

Heading onto the next phase of Nickelodeon's Genius are Ethan John, James Smith and Christian Davidson from Grey Primary School and Brad Spies, Gareth Pienaar and Daniella Recchia from DF Malherbe High School.

WHIZ KIDS: The winning teams celebrate their victory at the Eastern Cape Nickelodeon Genius heat held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Science and Technology Centre in Uitenhage. The teams are headed to the next leg of the TV quiz show.

Each team has won a R50 000 ABSA MegaU bank account as well as a donation from Cambridge Publishing of R10 000 worth of books for their schools.

The two qualifying teams from the Eastern Cape next appear in the Nickelodeon Genius TV game show, where they will square up against teams from all over South Africa.

A total of 36 kids aged between 11 and 16 from schools throughout the region gathered at the Nelson Mandela Science Centre in Uitenhage on October 27 and 28 to take part in the Genius workshop and quiz knockout, designed to test their maths and science know-how to the limit as part of the joint initiative between Nickelodeon and ABSA.

“All the kids in EC showed resilience and spirit. The competition was very tight, but our two finalists really knew their stuff and 100 percent deserved to get through," said Tasania Parsadh, Channel Director for Nickelodeon, Africa. "Although only two teams could be selected, every child who took part should be extremely proud of themselves. We are super-stoked for the winning teams and cannot wait to see them take part in the finals."

Nickelodeon’s Genius is powered by ABSA MegaU and supported by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

The winners of the competition will receive an amazing prize: a R100 000 ABSA MegaU account for each member of the winning team and an unforgettable visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA, where the winners will eat lunch with an astronaut and a trip to Universal Studios.

The winning schools will receive books and educational material worth R30 000, courtesy of Cambridge Publishing.

For more information on the Genius quiz show, log on to, like Nickelodeon on Facebook or follow Nickelodeon on Twitter @NickAfrica using the hashtag #NickGenius.

About Nickelodeon’s Genius
Nickelodeon’s Genius is a fun science and maths quiz from kids and family experts Nickelodeon designed to engage school age kids in Maths and Science. The first season of Nickelodeon’s Genius took place on 2013 and was won by Rameez Chicktay (13), Amin Banderker (13) and Kayur Ranchod (13) from The Grove Primary School in Grove Park, Western Cape.

Viacom Reports Fourth Quarter 2016 and Full Year Financial Results

Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), the parent company of the Nickelodeon brand, today reported financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2016.

Tom Dooley, interim President and CEO, said, "Viacom ended the 2016 fiscal year well into our transition, as the company’s industry-leading data program increased in size and sophistication, ratings stabilized at several of our key networks and Paramount has begun to rebuild a full, dynamic slate of films. In addition, our international media networks business is stronger than ever, and we will continue to broaden our footprint and apply our successful strategies to additional territories in attractive markets. With new leadership across the company, continued investments in new content, technologies and targeted acquisitions, and an expanded Board of Directors, I have great confidence in Viacom’s next phase, as the company explores the exciting possibilities ahead."

Quarterly revenues declined 15% to $3.23 billion. Media Networks revenues declined 11% to $2.48 billion, resulting from declines in affiliate and advertising revenues that were partially offset by higher ancillary revenues. Domestic and worldwide affiliate revenues decreased 19% and 16%, respectively, reflecting significantly higher revenues from SVOD arrangements in the prior year quarter. International affiliate revenues increased 7%. Excluding an unfavorable 8% impact of foreign exchange, international affiliate revenues increased 15%, driven by new channel launches, increased subscribers, rate increases and the completion of certain SVOD and other OTT arrangements. Domestic advertising revenues declined 8%, reflecting a decline in television ratings at select networks, partially offset by higher pricing. Worldwide advertising revenues also decreased 8%, reflecting the domestic decline and a 7% decrease in international advertising revenues. Excluding an unfavorable 13% impact of foreign exchange, international advertising revenues increased 6%, resulting from continued growth in Europe.

Filmed Entertainment revenues declined 24% to $774 million, driven by lower theatrical revenues due to the strong international performance of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation in the fourth quarter of 2015. Overall, theatrical revenues declined 55% to $203 million. Licensing revenues were $326 million and home entertainment revenues increased 23% to $199 million.

Full-year revenues were $12.49 billion, a decline of 6% from the prior fiscal year. Media Networks revenues decreased 5% to $9.94 billion, reflecting a 4% decline in worldwide advertising revenues, as well as a 7% decrease in affiliate revenues. Filmed Entertainment revenues decreased 8%, principally due to lower theatrical and home entertainment revenues partially offset by a 12% increase in licensing revenues. Excluding an unfavorable 1% and 2% impact of foreign exchange, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment revenues declined 4% and 6%, respectively.

Quarterly operating income was $332 million, and adjusted operating income was $538 million. Reported operating income reflects restructuring costs related to executive severance incurred in the fiscal fourth quarter. Media Networks adjusted operating income decreased 27% to $750 million primarily due to the decline in revenues. The Filmed Entertainment adjusted quarterly operating loss was $137 million, compared to adjusted operating income of $122 million in the prior year, resulting from a decline in revenues and a previously-disclosed $115 million programming impairment charge.

Full-year operating income declined to $2.53 billion, and full-year adjusted operating income declined to $2.73 billion. Media Networks adjusted operating income decreased 16% to $3.48 billion, primarily due to the decline in revenues. Filmed Entertainment adjusted operating loss was $445 million.

Quarterly net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom declined to $252 million, and adjusted quarterly net earnings from continuing operations declined to $273 million, driven by the decline in operating income. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the quarter declined to $0.63, and quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share were $0.69.

Full-year net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom were $1.44 billion, and adjusted full-year net earnings declined to $1.47 billion. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the year declined to $3.61, and full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share were $3.68.


At September 30, 2016, total debt outstanding was $11.91 billion, compared with $12.29 billion at September 30, 2015. In October 2016, the Company issued $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.250% senior notes due 2022 and $900 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.450% senior notes due 2026. A portion of the proceeds will be utilized in November 2016 for the redemption of all $400 million of the Company's outstanding 2.500% senior notes due December 2016 and all $500 million of the Company's outstanding 3.500% senior notes due April 2017. The Company’s cash balances were $379 million at September 30, 2016, a decrease from $506 million at September 30, 2015.

About Viacom

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications ("apps"), games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.9 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.

For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit Viacom may also use social media channels to communicate with its investors and the public about the company, its brands and other matters, and those communications could be deemed to be material information. Investors and others are encouraged to review posts on Viacom’s company blog (, Twitter feed ( and Facebook page (

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Below is Viacom's Q4 2016 Results Earnings Call Transcript, in which Viacom Management discusses the company's Q4 2016 Results, featuring the bits about Nickelodeon, from Seeking Alpha:

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "Albert", First-Ever Nickelodeon Original Christmas Movie, On Friday 9th December 2016

Viacom has announced the exciting news in the "Video Calendar of Viacom's Upcoming Premieres" on their official blog, blog.viacom, that Nickelodeon USA will premiere Albert, Nickelodeon's first-ever Original Christmas Movie, on Friday 9th December 2016! Viacom's official premiere calendar also features Nick USA's launch trailer for Albert!

Albert is the hilarious, sweet and exciting story of a little Douglas fir tree named Albert who loves Christmas more than anyone, and dreams of being THE big Christmas tree in Empire City. With his favourite holiday approaching, he becomes the star at Earth Mama's nursery by getting all the other indoor plants into the spirit. But when a TV newscast announces the search for the most famous Christmas tree, Albert knows he is meant to be that tree. Joined by his two best friends, a fun-loving palm tree and a rambunctious weed, Albert treks across the country to live his dream of becoming the world's most famous Christmas tree!

Albert is directed by Max Lang (The Gruffalo), and is executive produced by Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb (The Adventures of Pete & Pete). Nickelodeon first announced the film at Nickelodeon Upfront 2016.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Australia And New Zealand To Premiere "Albert", Nickelodeon's First Animated TV Movie, On Friday 9th December 2016!

To celebrate Nick USA debuting Albert this holiday season, Golden Books has published a beautifully illustrated hardcover Big Golden Book based on the television movie, titled "Albert: The Little Tree with Big Dreams", which fans are sure to love. The book, geared towards kids aged 3-7 (Grade Level: Preschool - 2), is written by authors Aaron Eisenberg and Will Eisenberg, and illustrated by Heather Martinez.

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Wanna Chat to "Ride" Stars Rameet and Oliver? | Nick At Nite | Nickelodeon UK

Wanna Chat to Rameet Rauli and Oliver Dench? WELL YOU CAN!!!!! TINEA+RAMEET+OLIVER = NICK@NITE'S FRIDAY TRIBE!

The Scoop host Tinea will be joined by Ride's very very own Rameet and Oliver, aka Anya and Will, on this Friday's #NickRideTribe Facebook Live show! How amazing is that?

Right after Friday nights brand-new episode of Ride finishes, Tinea will joined by Rameet and Oliver on the official Nickelodeon UK Facebook page.

Just head there to watch the fun unfold and ask them anything Ride you've ever wanted to know! Y’know like...

Can they actually ride horses?
What is Lady C like IRL?
How does Rameet take such amazing selfies?
Does Oliver have a girlfriend?

Can't wait!!

To make sure you're ready for the Facebook chat, don't forget to watch brand-new episodes of Ride every night this week at 7pm on Nick@Nite.

And don't worry if you’ve missed any eps – just check out The Scoop's daily recaps here and you can see show clips and character info at

What are you going to ask them? Share your questions on The Scoop!

Guinness World Records Day | Slime Time At SLIMEFEST 2014 | Nickelodeon Australia

It's Guinness World Records Day! Let's throw back to when Nickelodeon Australia broke the BEST record of all by sliming 3027 people at the same time at SLIMEFEST 2014! Hands up if you were there!:

Paradise Run | Nick Stars on Paradise Run! | Nickelodeon

Aloha! Paradise Run is back with brand new episodes! And this time, the stars of Nickelodeon are taking their turn to run, swim, slip and slide their way to glory! Check out all the behind the scenes action with your favorite stars from The Thundermans (Kira Kosarin, Jack Griffo, Addison Riecke, Diego Velazquez) and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Mace Coronel, Lizzy Greene, Aidan Gallagher, Casey Simpson, Kyla Drew) as they compete in the ultimate race through paradise! Tune into all-new celebrity episodes of Paradise Run beginning Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT), only on Nickelodeon USA!:

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "Paradise Run" Season Two On Monday 2nd January 2017; To Air Sneak-Peek Week Featuring Favorite Nick Stars In November 2016!
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Henry Danger | Behind-The-Scenes On "Hour of Power" With Jace Norman | Nickelodeon

Getting a new super power... FEELS GOOD! Go behind the scenes with the cast of Henry Danger (Jace Norman, Riele Downs, Cooper Barnes, Sean Ryan Fox, Ella Anderson) as they show you what went into making the brand-new Henry Danger Hour of Power special. Full of stunts, comedy, and fist-fighting action, Kid Danger's life will never be the same now that he has powered up! Tune into the all-new hour-long Henry Danger special, "Hour of Power", premiering Friday 11th November 2016 at 7:00pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!:

In the brand-new hour-long Henry Danger special, "Hour of Power", a dangerous criminal escapes from Swellview prison, embarrasses Kid Danger and traps Captain Man in a helmet! Kid Danger must use the help of Schwoz to gain a super power!

Additional source: Screener TV Listings.
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Nickelodeon Animation Studio Announces New TV Movie "Lucky"

Nickelodeon Animation Studio has revealed on the studios' official Career Opportunities website that they are currently looking for a Texture Artist and a Storyboard Artist to join the production crew of a brand-new made-for-TV Nickelodeon Original Movie titled Lucky!

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Dan Schneider | Game Shakers | Baby Hater | Dub the Baby Hater

Can the Game Shakers help Dub convince people he doesn't hate babies, or is this election going out the window? Find out in this crazy, hilarious clip from the brand-new Game Shakers episode "Baby Hater", then head to to watch the all-new episode in full!:

Featuring: Kel Mitchell, Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman, Benji Flores Jr., Thomas Kuc, Bubba Ganter and Shel Bailey.

Do you have a question about LOVE for the Game Shakers? Use #GSCrushQuestions on Twitter and they might answer YOURS on an upcoming episode of The After Party!

More Nick: Nathan Kress To Finally Settle "iCarly" Love Triangle On Nickelodeon's "Game Shakers"!

Make sure to tune into brand-new episodes of Game Shakers Saturdays at 8:30pm ET/PT on Nick USA, followed by The After Party on, and Fridays at 5:30pm GMT on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland/HD!
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Cómo dibujar a Grillo | Cerdo Cabra Banana Grillo | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

Cómo dibujar a Grillo - Cerdo Cabra Banana Grillo - Nickelodeon Latinoamérica:

¡Aprende cómo dibujar al personaje de Banana, de Cerdo Cabra Banana Grillo con Gordon Hammond! ¡Es muy facil!

Cómo dibujar a Banana - Cerdo Cabra Banana Grillo - Nickelodeon Latinoamérica:

¡Aprende cómo dibujar al personaje de Banana, de Cerdo Cabra Banana Grillo con Gordon Hammond! ¡Es muy facil!
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¡Cocina Ravioles a la José! | Food Hunters | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

Esta es la sabrosa receta que se consagró como ganadora en el tercer episodio de Food Hunters: ¡aprende a hacerla en casa!:

More Nick: Nickelodeon Latinoamérica Set To Premiere More Than 650 Episodes Of New And Returning Series In 2017!
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School of Rock | 'Happy Birthday Jade Pettyjohn!' Tribute Video | Nickelodeon

Attention Rockstars! It's Jade Pettyjohn's birthday! Celebrate the School of Rock star's special day with this tribute music video! You can even check out photos of her growing up! And don't miss brand-new episodes of School of Rock Saturday nights, only on Nickelodeon USA!:

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Episode 116 : coloriage Dora l'exploratrice!:

More Nickelodeon Junior: 1, 2, 3… Coloriage | Épisode 115: GO, DIEGO, GO! (EN INTEGRALITE) | NICKELODEON JUNIOR FRANCE!

Retrouve plein de vidéos de 1,2,3 Coloriage sur NICKELODEON JUNIOR !
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Danger & Thunder | Il provino di Kira Kosarin e Jack Griffo | Nickelodeon Italia

Guarda il provino di Kira Kosarin e Jack Griffo per I Thunderman in attesa dello speciale "Danger & Thunder" di sabato 12 novembre alle 17 su Nickelodeon Italia (SKY 605)! (Video also available to watch in English):

More Nick: Danger & Thunder | Il backstage | Nickelodeon Italia!
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Sanjay and Craig | Pretty Please | Friend Card | Nickelodeon UK

Sanjay and Craig stumble upon a mystical 'Friend Card' in the junk drawer, and take it in turns to use it against each other in this hilarious video clip from Sanjay and Craig episode "Friend Card"!:

Watch more Sanjay and Craig on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons!

More Nick: Sanjay and Craig | Pizza Curse | Stuffed Curse Pizza | Nickelodeon UK!
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Das Königreich der Anderen | Lustigster Schauspieler | Nickelodeon Deutschland

Want to know which star of The Other Kingdom makes the cast laugh the most? Find out from Esther Zynn (Astral), Callan Potter (Tristan), Taylor Adams (Devon), Adam Peddle (Brendoni), and Josette Halpert (Hailey)! Don't miss The Other Kingdom, only on Nickelodeon and TeenNick! (Video also available to watch in English):

Welcher Star der Serie "Das Königreich der Anderen" ist der der lustigste?

Mehr zur neuen Serie:
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Tutorial Papel Reciclado | Eu Sou Franky | Nickelodeon Brasil

A Franky ensinou pra gente como faz papel reciclado!:

More Nick: Competição de Dança | Eu Sou Franky | Nickelodeon Brasil!
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The Characters of ChalkZone | ChalkZone | The Splat

Come and get the inside scoop on Rudy, Penny, and Snap from ChalkZone, and tune into ChalkZone on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November 2016 at 11pm & 11:30pm (encored at 4:00am and 4:30am), only on The Splat!:

Below is a list of currently announced ChalkZone episodes that will air on The Splat in November 2016:

Saturday 12th November 2016:

11pm/4am - Rudy's First Adventure; Rudy's Story; ChalkZone Pilot: A giant canary captures Rudy; Rudy draws a comic book; Rudy discovers a magic ChalkZone.

11:30pm/4:30am - French Fry Falls; Amazin River; Gift Adrift; Escucha Mi Corazon: Rudy, Penny and Snap are chased by BiClops; Rudy and Snap go on a river adventure; Rudy hides a vacuum cleaner in ChalkZone.

Sunday 13th November 2016:

11pm/4am - Skrawl; Pieday; Secret Passages; In the Zone: Skrawl is out to destroy Rudy; protesters picket Pieday; Rudy builds a hamster maze for the science fair.

11:30pm/4:30am - Snapmobile; Rudy's Date; Future Zone; Mumbo Jumbo Jump: Snap gets a voice-activated car; Penny's scientific formula is stolen; a futuristic robot captures Rudy, Penny and Snap.

(All times ET/PT)

More Nick: "Chalkzone" Theme Song (HQ) | Episode Opening Credits | #NickAnimation25!

Additional sources: ToonZone Forums member PinkiePie97, Screener TV Listings.
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