Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Viacom Promotes Marcus Lee As General Counsel For Viacom International Media Networks

Marcus Lee, previously General Counsel (GC) of Channel 5, has been promoted to GC for UK, Northern and Eastern Europe for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). Both Channel 5 and VIMN are part of the media conglomerate Viacom.

Lee, who trained at legacy Charles Russell between 2000 and 2002, has spent nearly seven years at Channel 5 after a number of in-house roles at various media companies. Prior to Channel 5, Lee worked as a legal director at Portland Media Group, as well as an adviser at Express Newspapers and Paramount Home Entertainment, and as a Legal Assistant at Showtime.

Lee, who was recognised in Legal Business' GC Powerlist in both 2013 and 2016, was previously responsible for the legal affairs of VIMN's subsidiary, Channel 5, but in his new role Lee will oversee legal affairs across 33 European countries. Lee will report to VIMN general counsel Caryn Groce and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Paul Dunthorne. US-based Groce took the top job last month after the departure of former legal boss Michael Fricklas.

As part of a restructure, Channel 5 and VIMN will merge legal teams, meaning Lee will have responsibility for the legal affairs for all of VIMN's networks, including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central.

The new department will have overall responsibility for all legal and regulatory matters for Viacom’s branded networks in the UK, Northern and Eastern Europe.

Dunthorne commented: "Marcus is a proven leader within our business with an incredible knowledge base and understanding of the media business. Combining our business and legal affairs teams under his management will ensure we keep ahead of the changing commercial and contractual demands of and on our business at a time of rapid change and increasing complexity in our sector."

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Sources: Legal Business, Top Lawyer Firms.
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Nickelodeon Announces Winners Of The 2017 Nickelodeon Indonesia Kids' Choice Awards

Nickelodeon Indonesia has announced the winners of the 2017 Nickelodeon Indonesia Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon's Indonesia's 10th annual local version of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards!

Kids and families across Indonesia voted for their favourites from the world of entertainment in six categories via SMS (IKCA KODE PILIHAN 9515) on the the official Indonesia Kids' Choice Awards 2017 website,, between Monday 17th April and Tuesday 16th May 2017.

Tulus, winner of the "Penyanyi Favorit" award at IKCA 2017. ©

Nickelodeon announced the winners of Nickelodeon's coveted orange blimps at a star and slime-studded ceremony hosted by Conchita Caroline and John Martin, which was broadcast live from Studio 3 MNCTV, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah in East Jakarta on the Indonesian television station GlobalTV, who also produces Nickelodeon's Indonesian Kids' Choice Awards, on Wednesday 17th May 2017.

Astrid and Uya were named Favorite Family Artist at KCA 2017 Indonesia. ©

The live event also included spectacular performances from best-selling artists, including Indonesian singers Agnesmo, GAC, Rendy Pandugo, JAZ, WIZZY, Cita Citata, Christo TVKI, Jane TVKI, Raffi TVKI, Boy William and GRLBND, with a special appearance by Agnes Monica (Agnez Mo). The theme of this years IKCA was Welcome To The Slime Island, and it didn't disappoint!

Below is the list of winners of Nickelodeon Indonesia Kids' Choice Awards 2017!:

Nomiasi Penyanyi Favorit (Favourite Singer):

- Tulus (WINNER)
- Agnes Monica
- Raisa
- Afgan Syahreza

Penghargaan Big Inspiration (Big Inspiration Awards IKCA 2017):
Reza Rahadian (WINNER)

Nominasi Komedian Favorit:
- Denny Cagur (WINNER)
- Raditya Dika
- Cak Lontong
- Sule
- Ernest Prakasa

Pembawa Acara Favorit (Favourite Host)
- Ananda Omesh (WINNER)
- Cak Lontong
- Indra Herlambang
- Raffi Ahmad
- Denny Cagur

Nominasi Bintang Film Favorit (Favourite Movie Star):
- Vino Bastian (WINNER)
- Chico Jericho
- Reza Rahadian
- Ricky Harun
- Bunga Citra Lestari

Keluarga Artis Favorit (Favourite Family Artist):
- Uya Kuya - Astrid (WINNER)
- Raffi Ahmad - Nagita Slavina
- Herfiza Novianti - Ricki Harun
- Anang Hermansyah - Ashanty
- Denny Cagur - Santi Widihastuti

Selebgram Favorit (Favourite Program)
- Ria Ricis (PEMENANG)
- Edho Zell
- Baby Tatan
- Reza Oktovian / Reza Arab
- Salshabilla Adriani

Mondo Secures U.S. & Canada L&M Agent For "Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa"

Surge Licensing is on board to help expand the teen series throughout North America!

Mondo TV Iberoamerica has appointed Surge Licensing to represent licensing and merchandising for the hit live-action teen series Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa in the U.S. and Canada.

Under the terms of the agreement, Surge will now support the series in both territories through a variety of licensing and merchandising opportunities.

The partnership with Surge also represents the consolidation of the strong network of agents that will represent the property's expansion to the North American market, according to Mondo TV.

Inspired by the classic 1880 novel Heidi by Johanna Spyri, which tells the tale of a young girl full of charm who leaves her mountain home for the city, the series reinterprets the classic children's story, combining comedy, humor and music with modern day twists. The 60×45-minute series was written by Marcela Citterio and is co-produced with Alianzas Producciones. Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa launched on Nickelodeon Latinoamérica and Nickelodeon Brasil on Monday 13th March 2017, and will debut in the rest of the world between the end of this year and the beginning of 2018.

Maria Bonaria Fois, the General Manager (GM) of Mondo TV Iberoamerica, said, “We are very pleased and proud at the same time to have reached this agreement with such an important partner in the Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa licensing program. We believe that Surge, with its great expertise in the field, is the ideal partner to grow the brand’s potential and expand this franchise. We may get great results in the near future from the exploitation of this brand.”

Elan Freedman, the Vice President (VP) of Surge Licensing, commented, “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Mondo TV and to bring such an iconic character to North American retail shelves. As a brand that transcends multiple generations, Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa is ripe to play a part in children AND their families’ lives.”

Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa stars young Argentine actress Chiara Francia (Patito feo, Consentidos, Chica vampiro), the daughter of the shows producer Javier Francia, Mercedes Lambre (Violetta), Florencia Benítez (Violetta, Sueña conmigo), Victorio D’Alessandro (Casi ángeles), and Minerva Casero (Esperanza mía), as well as many more outstanding actors and actresses.

Ahead of the series premiere in March 2017, Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa was renewed for two additional seasons, tentatively titled Heidi, bienvenida to show and Heidi, bienvendia a la fama.

Sources: TVKIDS, License! Global.

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Helga And Phoebe | BTS Photo | Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie

To celebrate Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, Craig Bartlett, the creator of Nickelodeon's iconic '90s animated series Hey Arnold!, has shared another fantastic behind-the-scenes photo from Nickelodeon's upcoming brand-new two-part Hey Arnold! television movie in a post on his official Instagram profile page, @CraigBartlett! Craig's latest sneak-peek features Helga and Phoebe walking down a street, with Phoebe holding what could be a smartphone (or a smart beeper)! Check it out below, and tell NickALive! what you think is happening in the scene in the comments!:

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Set to premiere this Thanksgiving on Nickelodeon USA, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie will pick up where the original series ended, resolving unanswered questions and plot lines, including Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents!

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Nickelodeon Latin America And Telefe Partner For New Music Series "Kally's MashUp"

Nickelodeon Latinoamérica (Latin America) and Telefe have inked a co-production pact with Glee executive music producer Adam Anders and Daniel Gutman's 360 Powwow for the brand-new music series Kally's MashUp!

Created by Anders and Anthony Falcon, Kally's MashUp is inspired by Anders’ own life as it follows Kally, a 13-year-old music prodigy who tries to balance her life as a piano virtuoso with that of a regular teenager, after moving from a small town to the most prominent music university in the country.

Comprised of 60 hour-long episodes, the music series will feature original songs composed by Anders' wife, Nikki Anders, and his longtime collaborator, Peer Astrom. Anders will serve as executive producer for the show and oversee its score.

“I was given the opportunity to study music at the University of South Florida in Tampa when I was 13 years old,” said the Swedish-born Anders. “Walking the halls with all the big kids and adults was both exciting and really scary, but I had a fantastic teacher, Professor Neuenschwander, who really instilled the confidence in me that I belonged, even though I was so young and from another country. … Those experiences helped shape the storyline and creation of ‘Kally’s MashUp,’ and I hope that many kids will be able to relate to those feelings no matter what their interests are.”

“Collaborating on this project with musical wiz Adam Anders and 360 Powwow is a true treat for Nickelodeon Latin America,” said Tatiana Rodriguez, Senior Vice President (SVP) and Brand Head of Kids and Family Programming at Nickelodeon Latin America.

Produced by 360 Powwow and Anders Media Inc, Kally’s MashUp will start filming in August at Buenos Aires-based Telefe Studios, which was acquired by Viacom International Media Networks in November last year.

The series will debut pan-regionally on Nickelodeon Latinoamérica and later on Telefe, Argentina's leading network, which will also have exclusive distribution rights for the series in Latin America.

Kally’s MashUp joins Nickelodeon Latin America's other hit scripted formats, including Yo Soy Franky, which is being remade for Nickelodeon USA (I Am Frankie); Grachi, which was also adapted to English (Every Witch Way) for Nickelodeon U.S.; Isa TK+; Isa TKM; and Suena Conmigo, among others. In addition, the pan-regional network has two other original series in production, including Vikki RPM, set to bow later this year.

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Original source: Variety.
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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "JoJo Siwa: My World" On Saturday 12th August 2017

From Dance Moms to Nickelodeon star!

JoJo Siwa is set to appear in the brand-new 30-minute special, JoJo Siwa: My World, premiering Saturday 12th August 2017 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon USA, PEOPLE has revealed!

The special, which is currently in production, follows the 13-year-old’s dance journey leading up to her biggest moment yet — performing at the Mall of America.

On June 3, Siwa will take the stage in Bloomington, Minnesota, to tape her special and perform her hit, “Boomerang,” along with her newest songs, “Hold the Drama” and "Kid in a Candy Store," for her fans.

Since discovering her love for dance as a toddler, Siwa has gone on to hit some major milestones in her budding career, including becoming the youngest contestant to appear on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition at just 8 years old, and also starring in Dance Moms.

Now, Siwa has garnered an incredible social media following with over 5.5 million Instagram followers, 10 million followers on and almost 271,000 Twitter followers.

Not to mention Siwa's YouTube channel has over 526 million views thanks to her SIWANATOR club — which stands against negativity and bullying — her line of consumer products and her song, “Boomerang,” which has been viewed over 246 million times.

JoJo Siwa: My World premieres Saturday, August 12 at 8 p.m. ET on Nick USA.

Fans can also watch JoJo Siwa in Nickelodeon's Sizzling Summer Camp Special, premiering Sunday 4th June 2017 at 7:00pm ET/PT on Nick USA. JoJo will also guest star on Nickelodeon's hit musical comedy series School of Rock, as part of a multi-episode story arc, later this year.

It's party time Siwanatorz! Check out JoJo Siwa's brand-new line of party gear, available now only at Walmart! And join Nickelodeon USA on Instagram on Friday 19th May 2017 for JoJo Siwa's birthday celebration LIVE!

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Nickelodeon USA Picks Up "Massive Monster Mayhem", A New Sci-Fi Competition Series Kids For Kids, From DHX Media

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Halifax, NS – 17 May 2017 – DHX Media (or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: DHXM; TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B), the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company, announces that Nickelodeon has licensed 20 half-hour episodes of Massive Monster Mayhem, an original show for kids 6–11 that combines live action and CGI animation with real competition and comedy. The series is scheduled to premiere later this year.

Co-created by Artur Spigel and Michael Chaves and produced by DHX Media, Massive Monster Mayhem is a brand-new concept in kids’ entertainment. A sci-fi competition series, Massive Monster Mayhem features live gameplay by kids in futuristic challenges against gigantic Monster Superstars for the chance to win prizes and save the planet from destruction. Massive Monster Mayhem is executive produced by Spigel, together with Steven DeNure, Anne Loi, Asaph Fipke, Ken Faier, and Josh Scherba of DHX Media.

Each episode features three real-life kid heroes competing in a gauntlet of Intergalactic Battle Alliance challenges to become Earth’s champion and face off against Master Mayhem’s league of monsters in the ultimate “Monster Mashdown.” The unique series combines cutting-edge, real-time CGI and pre-visualization technology.

Josh Scherba, Executive Vice President, Distribution and Content at DHX Media, says: “We are always on the lookout for fresh, bold, creative ideas, and this one from Artur and Michael had us hooked. Massive Monster Mayhem combines an original, highly entertaining universe and cast of characters with action, competition and laugh-out-loud gags, all within an exciting game show format that is bang on target for 6-11 year olds. With Nickelodeon in the U.S. and Family Channel already on board, we are very excited by the global potential of this series.”

Artur Spigel, founder of the award-winning kids’ content creative think tank 7ate9 Entertainment, says: “The show celebrates and empowers kids in a way that’s never been done before. We’ve created a hilarious world for kids to experience, with everything I loved as a kid: monsters, wrestling, and game shows, all in one show…in outer space. DHX Media and Nickelodeon have been incredible creative collaborators in making this ambitious dream come true.”

Massive Monster Mayhem has been picked up by Nickelodeon in the U.S. and by DHX Television’s Family Channel for broadcast in Canada. Global distribution will be handled by DHX Media. The consumer products licensing for Massive Monster Mayhem will be managed by DHX Brands.


About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. ( is the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company. Owner of the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at more than 12,500 half-hours, the Company is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. As a content producer and owner of intellectual property, DHX Media delivers shows that children love, licensing its content to major broadcasters and streaming services worldwide. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media also operates one of the largest networks of children’s content on YouTube. The company’s robust consumer products program generates royalties from merchandise based on its much-loved children’s brands. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices in 15 cities globally, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DHX.A and DHX.B) and the NASDAQ Global Select Market (DHXM).

About 7ate9 Entertainment
Based in Hollywood, California, 7ate9 Entertainment is a leading kids’ content company that creates breakthrough original series for every platform. With over 20 years on the forefront of kids’ entertainment, 7ate9 works with Disney, Viacom, Warner Brothers, Universal, Sony and others to create modern content for a new global audience of kids. Creators of Make Your Mark, Leo Little’s Big Show, and the Emmy award-winning Disney Channel Games, 7ate9 has also has had the privilege to work on global franchises like Mickey Mouse, Disney Princess, and Looney Tunes, among many others.

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” under applicable securities laws with respect to DHX Media including, without limitation, statements regarding the timing of the premiere and global potential of Massive Monster Mayhem and the business strategies and operational activities of DHX Media. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on information currently available to the Company. Actual results or events may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, among other things, include risk factors discussed in materials filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time including matters discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form and annual Management Discussion and Analysis, which also form part of the Company’s annual report on Form 40-F filed with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.


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Jimmy Fallon rettet iCarly mit nur einem Tweet | Nicknight | Nickelodeon Deutschland

Late Night Talker Jimmy Fallon legt sich für seine Freunde richtig ins Zeug und ruft über Twitter eine Spenden-Aktion aus die, die iCarly's retten soll!:

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Musical Truth or Dare w/ Kira Kosarin | Music Month on TeenNick

What song does The Thundermans star Kira Kosarin sing in the mirror? Watch and find out!:

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Heidi descubre la compu | Heidi Bienvenida a Casa | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

¿Sabías que ahora Heidi es fan de la Nick Play? Pero no siempre fue tan tecno jajaja!:

Mira las últimas semanas Heidi Bienvenida a Casa de lunes a viernes 7PM MX/COL - 8PM ARG/VEN.

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Spongebob | La sigla in italiano cantata da Marco Carta | Nickelodeon Italia

Marco Carta canta la sigla in italiano di Spongebob!:

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The Loud House | Lincoln's Tutor | Study Muffin | Nickelodeon UK

Lincoln gets a new tutor, but is bothered by constant interruptions from his sisters in this hilarious video clip from The Loud House episode "Study Muffin"!:

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SpongeBob Game Station | Mrs. Puff's Skill - Invincibility!

Make your way to the finish line! By activating Mrs. Puff's active skill, you can go through the obstacles along the way and just concentrate on getting those Coins, Burgers, and Letters for Bonus Time!:

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"Sleuth or Consequences" Animatic | The Loud House | Nickelodeon Animation

Watch your favorite siblings AND Big Bertha travel from sketch to screen in this The Loud House animatic/ final animation side by side!:

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