Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Aria Brooks Talks Joining the Cast of 'All That'

Atlanta, GA actor Aria Brooks recently chatted with Good Day Atlanta about joining the cast of Nickelodeon's All That! In the interview, Aria reveals her favorite sketches and talks about auditioning to be part of the legendary Nick show - and reveals that Nickelodeon is planning to premiere the new season of All That later this summer! Check out Aria's awesome interview below!:

ViacomCBS and Google Announce Expanded Distribution Agreement

ViacomCBS and Google Announce Expanded Distribution Agreement

Comprehensive Deal Introduces 14 Additional ViacomCBS Cable Networks to YouTube TV, Including BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon

NEW YORK--ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC) and Google today announced a comprehensive, multi-year distribution agreement to deliver more content from ViacomCBS’ leading portfolio of news, entertainment and sports networks for YouTube TV subscribers. In addition to featuring continued carriage of CBS broadcast stations, CBS Sports Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel, and The CW, the expanded agreement introduces 14 ViacomCBS channels to the live TV and on-demand subscription service.

BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1 will launch on YouTube TV this summer, providing more than two million subscribers with access to some of the most popular cable brands. BET Her, MTV2, Nick Jr., NickToons, TeenNick and MTV Classic will also launch on YouTube TV at a later date.

The deal also includes a continued commitment to distribute ViacomCBS’ premium subscription services, including SHOWTIME, on YouTube TV, as well as an extended partnership on the broader YouTube platforms.

Update (6/30) - Google today added Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV and VH1 to YouTube TV. BET Her, MTV2, MTV Classic, Nick Jr., NickToons, and TeenNick are also set to launch on YouTube TV at a later date.

“We are thrilled to have reached an expanded agreement with YouTube TV that recognizes the full power of our newly combined portfolio as ViacomCBS,” said Ray Hopkins, President, U.S. Networks Distribution, ViacomCBS. “Google has been an excellent partner, and we look forward to bringing even more of our entertainment networks to YouTube TV subscribers for the first time.”

"We're excited to launch ViacomCBS' portfolio on YouTube TV this summer, " said Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships at YouTube TV. "Our expanded partnership delivers on our promise to offer a premium portfolio of content to our YouTube TV subscribers, as well as across the YouTube platforms."

YouTube TV is a subscription streaming service that lets you watch live and on-demand TV from 70+ top networks through a simple and award-winning experience. It offers live & local sports, news, shows, movies, and more, and can be watched on any screen (phone, tablet, TV, computer). Membership comes with free unlimited cloud DVR storage space to record all your favorites, personalized watch recommendations, and a family plan with 6 accounts per household so the whole family can enjoy.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

About ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.

For more information about ViacomCBS, please visit www.viacbs.com and follow @ViacomCBS on social platforms.


About Google

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.


From Los Angeles Times:

Comedy Central, BET, Nickelodeon coming to YouTube TV

Amid the coronavirus crisis, ViacomCBS managed a rare bit of good news: Comedy Central, BET, Nickelodeon, MTV and the Paramount Network are coming to YouTube TV.

The deal, announced Thursday, validates a key motivation to bring the two companies together: America’s most watched TV network, CBS, is strong enough to help lift the weaker Viacom channels when it comes to distribution on pay-TV systems.

Google Inc.'s YouTube TV launched three years ago with the CBS network as an inaugural partner, but the $49.99 a month streaming service didn’t see the need to have MTV, Nickelodeon and the other Viacom channels — until now.

The two companies announced an expanded distribution deal, that kicks in this summer and extends distribution for CBS, Showtime, CW and Pop and also adds 14 Viacom channels. YouTube TV, which has about 2 million subscribers and targets young adults who don’t have cable or satellite TV.

The added distribution “is a clear proof point for the Viacom-CBS combination,” ViacomCBS Chief Executive Bob Bakish said Thursday morning on a conference call with analysts to discuss first-quarter earnings. “ViacomCBS is a resilient company ... and our content is in demand.”

The merger of CBS and Viacom was completed in early December, and its stock has since cratered, falling 60%. But the company’s first-quarter earnings of $516 million, or 84 cents a share, exceeded Wall Street’s expectations. That was down from earnings of $1.96 billion, or $3.20 a share, a year ago.

Revenue of $6.7 billion, down 6% compared with last year, also exceeded estimates. (Last year, CBS televised the Super Bowl in the first quarter, which drove advertising revenue.)

Adjusted earnings were $1.13 a share. Analysts were expecting the company to post earnings of 95 cents a share.

The stronger-than-expected performance led to a rally of ViacomCBS’ shares Thursday. The stock jumped 15% to more than $17 a share in early morning trading.

The company’s Los Angeles-based Paramount Pictures unit turned in a solid quarter. Even though the studio was forced to postpone the release of its highly anticipated “Quiet Place II,” it benefited from “Sonic the Hedgehog,” which brought in $300 million worldwide. Studio revenue increased 11% to $730 million in the quarter.

Licensing revenue grew 18% to $442 million because the studio was cranking out content for other companies. For example, Paramount sold “The Lovebirds” to Netflix in the quarter.

The company said it was aggressively cutting costs, including imposing layoffs and offering buyouts, to achieve cost-savings from the merger.

Meanwhile, analysts have been concerned about a severe drop in advertising revenue because many businesses are shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus. On Wednesday, Fox Corp. Chief Executive Lachlan Murdoch startled analysts by saying that local TV station advertising revenue was on pace to be 50% lower in the current April through June period, compared with a year ago.

Five categories of advertisers — automakers, movie studios, restaurants, retail stores and travel companies — have slashed their advertising.

“It’s not as bad as what Fox said, that’s for sure, but it’s not pretty either,” Bakish said, noting the ViacomCBS networks have seen glimmers of hope that advertising will pick up this summer. CBS is expecting the Professional Golf Assn. to resume its season in June.

ViacomCBS and its controlling shareholder Shari Redstone have faced scrutiny over the merits of the combination. Some investors have blasted the merger, because it led to a steep decline in the value of CBS, the stronger of the two companies. The two companies were worth more than $30 billion last year, but now the combined company is worth about $10 billion.

A sweeping class action lawsuit was filed earlier this year in Delaware Chancery Court on behalf of two Pennsylvania institutional investors. The suit contends the deal — to reunite the companies after 13 years apart — was forced to protect the fortunes of the Redstone family and its investment vehicle National Amusements Inc., not rank-and-file CBS shareholders. The Redstone family controls 80% of the voting stock of the combined ViacomCBS, and Redstone now presides over ViacomCBS as its chairwoman.


From the ViacomCBS Newsroom:


Expanded agreement introduces 14 ViacomCBS channels to YouTube TV subscribers.
Every episode of The Daily Show, kids’ favorite Nickelodeon series, and the upcoming third season of Yellowstone are just some of many ViacomCBS favorites that will soon be available on YouTube TV.

As part of a multi-year distribution agreement with Google announced on Thursday, YouTube TV will introduce 14 ViacomCBS channels to its lineup. It will continue to carry CBS broadcast stations, CBS Sports Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel, and The CW.

The deal is the fourth major distribution agreement secured by ViacomCBS in the past few months, demonstrating its post-merger position of strength as well as its commitment to negotiating mutually beneficial terms. Its affiliate renewals with Meredith and Nexstar, finalized in March, ensured continued coverage of CBS stations for more than 10% of U.S. audiences. Its carriage deal with Verizon, announced last month, was the first to include its full portfolio—including Pluto TV—since the ViacomCBS merger last December.

“We are thrilled to have reached an expanded agreement with YouTube TV that recognizes the full power of our newly combined portfolio as ViacomCBS,” said Ray Hopkins, president of ViacomCBS’ U.S. networks distribution. “Google has been an excellent partner, and we look forward to bringing even more of our entertainment networks to YouTube TV subscribers for the first time.”

ViacomCBS networks BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land, and VH1 will launch on YouTube TV this summer. BET Her, MTV2, Nick Jr., NickToons, TeenNick and MTV Classic will launch later. As well, YouTube TV and broader YouTube platforms will keep distributing ViacomCBS’ premium subscription services, including SHOWTIME.

The move also showcases ViacomCBS’ commitment to maximizing the value of its content and ensuring that audiences are able to watch the content across platforms and price points.

YouTube TV, which costs $49.99 per month, includes live and on-demand content from more than 70 networks.


From the official YouTube blog:

To our YouTube TV members: an update to our content and price

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

In 2017, we introduced YouTube TV, live TV designed for the YouTube generation — those who want to stream TV when and how they want, without commitments. We’ve just passed the three-year mark, so I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on how we’re thinking about YouTube TV.
Since launch, we’ve listened to your feedback and worked to build an experience that fits the needs of everyone in your family, by adding highly-requested content like PBS and Discovery Network brands, including HGTV and Food Network, and launching new features to reinvent how you watch live TV.

As we continue to build a best-in-class experience for you, we have a few updates to share: new content launching today, new features we’ve recently introduced, and an updated price.

More content to enjoy, starting today

Earlier this year, we let you know that we’d soon be adding more of ViacomCBS’s family of brands to YouTube TV, which includes 8 of your favorite channels launching today: BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1.

That means you can follow the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture with “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah;” catch up with Catelynn, Cheyenne, Maci, Mackenzie and Amber on “Teen Mom OG;” join the search for America’s next drag superstar with “RuPaul’s Drag Race;” go on an adventure with “SpongeBob SquarePants;” and follow the fictional lives of the Dutton family on the new season of “Yellowstone,” airing now.
BET Her, MTV2, MTV Classic, Nick Jr., NickToons, and TeenNick are also set to come to YouTube TV at a later date.

In addition to our base plan of now more than 85+ channels, we also recently introduced Cinemax and HBO Max, which includes all of HBO plus a robust library of content and original series, to our growing list of add-on channels, making YouTube TV your one-stop shop for entertainment.
The latest features to try while you sit back with your favorite shows

We’re always listening to our member’s feedback on the channels they want to see on YouTube TV, but we’re also continuously building new features and making improvements that reinvent how you watch TV and interact with your favorite content on YouTube TV. Here are just a few of those features and updates we’ve launched recently:

- Jump to the news that matters most to you: We’ve been testing a new feature that allows you to jump to various segments within select news programs on YouTube TV, and have just brought this to all users. Similar to our key plays view for sports, on some programs you’ll be able to jump to specific news clips within the complete recording. This feature is available on TV screens now and will come to mobile devices in the coming weeks.

- Control over your recorded content: In addition to your unlimited DVR space, YouTube TV members can pause, rewind, and fast forward through all their recorded shows, regardless of network.

- Go easy on the eyes with Dark Mode: We recently introduced a dark theme to both desktop and mobile devices to help tone down your screen’s glare and experience YouTube TV with a dark background.

- Mark a show as watched: You now have an option to select “Mark as Watched” on desktop and mobile devices for any TV show you’ve already seen, a top requested feature from our members.

- A fresh new look for the Live Guide: Based on your feedback, we’ve updated the Live Guide on desktop so you can see what’s on, now, and also scroll ahead 7 days into the future.

An update to your price

As we continue to evaluate how to provide the best possible service and content for you, our membership price will be $64.99. This new price takes effect today, June 30, for new members. Existing subscribers will see these changes reflected in their subsequent billing cycle on or after July 30.

We don’t take these decisions lightly, and realize how hard this is for our members. That said, this new price reflects the rising cost of content and we also believe it reflects the complete value of YouTube TV, from our breadth of content to the features that are changing how we watch live TV. YouTube TV is the only streaming service that includes a DVR with unlimited storage space, plus 6 accounts per household each with its own unique recommendations, and 3 concurrent streams. It's all included in the base cost of YouTube TV, with no contract and no hidden fees.

While we would love every member to continue to stay with our service, we understand that some of you may choose to pause or cancel your membership. We want to make YouTube TV flexible for you, so members can pause or cancel anytime here.

As the streaming industry continues to evolve, we are working to build new flexible models for YouTube TV users, so we can continue to provide a robust and innovative experience for everyone in your household without the commitments of traditional TV.

Thank you for being a part of the YouTube TV family. We’ll continue to work to make it the best place to watch live TV, how you want it.

Christian Oestlien, Vice President of Product Management, YouTube TV


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Originally published: Thursday, May 07, 2020 at 15:23 BST.

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Nick News Presents: Kids, Race, and Unity | Hosted By Alicia Keys | Nickelodeon

Nick News Presents: Kids, Race, and Unity | Hosted By Alicia Keys

Hosted by Alicia Keys, Nick News talks with founders and leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, offer tools for families to have constructive conversations about race, and highlights teen activists who are fighting racial injustice in Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special.

Share this!: https://bit.ly/KidsRaceAndUnity

Find out more about here!: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2020/06/nickelodeons-nick-news-returns-with.html

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"One Trick Sponge" ✨ Animatic | SpongeBob SquarePants | Nickelodeon Animation

"One Trick Sponge" ✨ Animatic | SpongeBob SquarePants | Nickelodeon Animation

Magic is so MAGICAL in this side-by-side animatic from the SpongeBob episode, "One Trick Sponge"!

What did you think of SpongeBob episode, "One Trick Sponge"? Vote in the poll!: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2020/04/what-did-you-think-of-new-spongebob.html

Storyboard Director:
John Trabbic

Storyboard Artists:
Mike Dougherty
Tim Rauch
Maureen Mascarina
Kurt Snyder

Storyboard Revisionists:
Ray Morelli
Ted Seko
Brad Vandergrift

Assistant Animatic Editor:
Bob Tomlin

Animatic Editor
Estrella Miyakawa Capin

Watch lots more Nickelodeon animatics here!: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/search/label/Animatics

Watch SpongeBob SquarePants on Nickelodeon!

CALLING ALL GOOFY GOOBERS! (ROCK!) Are ya ready for a deep dive into the world of SpongeBob SquarePants? The SpongeBob YouTube channel is THE PLACE for all fan-favorite SpongeBob moments! We’re serving up everything from legendary scenes to remixes of classic songs to deep dives into Bikini Bottom lore. Be sure to check back every week for Music Mondays, Wumbo Wednesdays, and Flashback Fridays! Subscribe now at https://www.youtube.com/SpongeBobOfficial!

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Check out the Nickelodeon Animation Studio online: Website | Facebook | Tumblr | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

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Highlights from 'Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special'

A selection of video clips and Tweets from Nickelodeon's Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special. This is just the beginning. For more resources, please visit http://NickHelps.com.

Talented 'Danny Phantom' Fans Recreate Show's Intro in 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'

Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans love recreating things. Whether they’re recreating Avatar: The Last Airbender's iconic intro, reimagining Pokemon’s Pallet Town, designing costumes for the entire Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster, or reenacting iconic scenes from The Office, Animal Crossing fans are unmatched in their creativity. It helps that the game itself is so versatile, allowing plenty of room for fans to express themselves in all sorts of ways.

Now, a few of those talented and creative fans have turned to a beloved animated Nickelodeon series, Danny Phantom. Twitter users ecokitti and UltimaShadowX have faithfully recreated the entire intro, details, and all, in one of the most impressive Animal Crossing recreations yet. Check it out for yourself below!

As you can see in the video, the creators went above and beyond in recreating just about every aspect of the intro, from accurate costumes for all the characters to clever use of props like the ladder as a stand-in for DNA. Animal Crossing’s resident ghost Wisp gets plenty of focus as well, standing in for all the spectral baddies Danny squashes in the original.

The top-notch editing and preparation is also evident in the video – custom designs for walls, special effects, and matched framing for just about all the shots shows how much love and care for both properties went into this recreation.

The extra added touch where the original’s action scenes are replaced with scenes of bopping Wisp with a net are especially fun.

Animal Crossing’s perfectly timed release has led to a smorgasbord of fun and creative content coming from its fanbase since its launch back in March.

And with a new update that adds content like swimming, diving, and new crafting recipes on its way in just a few days, we’re sure to see more in no time.

The news follows Nickelodeon recently hosting a Animal Crossing x Nick fashion show on Twitch, in which characters from the hit video game wore apparel inspired by hit Nickelodeon series, including SpongeBob SquarePants and The Loud House.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for Monday, June 29, 2020 | NickRewind

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for Monday, June 29, 2020 | NickRewind

Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

Read more Rugrats comic strips!: https://www.creators.com/features/rugrats

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Pluto TV Grows Latin American Offering

ViacomCBS-owned AVoD platform Pluto TV has expanded its content offering by creating seven new channels in Latin America.

The channels are Pluto TV Cine Familia, Pluto TV Velocidad, Pluto TV Peleas, The New Detectives, Comedy Central Stand-Up, Rugrats Crecidos and Pluto TV Star Trek.

Pluto TV Cine Familia focuses on feature-length family content such as Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, Return to the Secret Garden and Jack & the Beanstalk, while Pluto TV Velocidad is dedicated to car lovers, with its shows including Car Crash TV, Customized, Retromobile and American Dreams.

Pluto TV Peleas focuses on action and martial arts and features competition series like Combate America, Impact Wrestling and All Elite Wrestling.

The New Detectives is dedicated to crime and investigative, while Comedy Central Stand-Up offers comedy and stand-up specials such as Duelo de Comediantes and Stand Up Sin Fronteras, as well as videos from Brazilian comedy YouTube channel Porta dos Fundos, which ViacomCBS acquired a majority stake in 2017.

The Rugrats Crecidos channel is dedicated to Nickelodeon's beloved '90s animated series, Rugrats, and Pluto TV Star Trek revolves around Trekkie content.

Pluto TV currently offers 36 channels and has established partnerships with companies including Paramount, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Endemol, New Dominion Pictures, Polar, Asylum and Beverly Hills Entertainment.

Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS Company, is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 250+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Named by Fast Company as one of 2020’s Most Innovative Companies, with over 22 million monthly active users in the US, Pluto TV has a global footprint across three continents and 22 countries throughout the US, Europe and Latin America. Pluto TV is available on all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices where millions tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, lifestyle, and trending digital series. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Pluto TV has offices across the United States, Europe and Latin America.

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Original source: C21 Media.
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'SpongeBob SquarePants' the Most In-Demand TV Show for Week Ending June 27, 2020

SpongeBob SquarePants was again the most in-demand TV series for the week ended June 27, according to Parrot Analytics, which reports that Nickelodeon's beloved animated series saw a demand 96.5 times higher than that of the average television show.

The news comes as ViacomCBS announces plans to add all episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, along with The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, which is foregoing its theatrical release due to the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) and heading straight to digital, to a bulked-up and relaunched CBS All Access during early 2021.

Parrot Analytics provides readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

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Nickelodeon Portugal Orders Two New Digital Series, 'Click Nick' and 'Lanchinho'

Hot on the heels of celebrating record-breaking ratings in May 2020, Nickelodeon Portugal has commissioned two brand new digital series, Click Nick and Lanchinho! Both series will be hosted by Catarina Perez (Nick Chefs), and live on Nickelodeon's social media pages!

In Click Nick, Catarina will discuss the hottest topics of the day, as well as hit Nickelodeon series. Catarina will also give viewers recommendations of what to watch, share curious facts and much more. New episodes of Click Nick will be released on Nickelodeon Portugal's IGTV channel.

Meanwhile, Lanchinho will see Catarina invite her friends for animated interviews. New episodes of Lanchinho will be released every last Friday of the month. Guests will include social media star Paulo Sousa, who recently won the "Internet Star Portuguesa Favorita" award at Kids' Choice Awards 2020.

'We, better than anyone, know how sad children are that they can't go to Nickelodeon events this year. For this reason, we wanted to bring the energy of those moments and of our host Catarina Perez to the homes of Portuguese children and, as we don't do anything small, it will be in a double dose. So, through our social networks, the youngest will be able to watch and have fun with the new two programmes that we have prepared and that will be on the air until the end of the year, so as not to miss out on what's going on around the world of entertainment', said Nickelodeon Portugal in a statement.

From Mais Educativa:

Nickelodeon estreia novas rubricas digitais com Catarina Perez

A apresentadora mais colorida da televisão, Catarina Perez, será a cara dos dois novos programas do Nickelodeon que vão viver nas redes sociais do canal, o Click Nick e o Lanchinho.

A Click Nick será à quarta-feira, que a rubrica informativa do IGTV do Nickelodeon , onde a apresentadora irá abordar os temas mais relevantes para os mais novos, desde as séries favoritas às melhores recomendações, tops, factos curiosos e muito mais do Nickelodeon. Já as últimas sextas-feiras de cada mês serão dedicados ao Lanchinho, onde Catarina Perez irá convidar os seus amigos para entrevistas cheias de animação.

“Nós, melhor do que ninguém, sabemos como as crianças estão tristes por este ano não poderem ir aos eventos do Nickelodeon. Por essa razão, quisemos trazer a energia desses momentos e da nossa Catarina Perez até à casa das crianças portuguesas e, como não fazemos a coisa por menos, será em dose dupla. Assim, através das nossas redes sociais, os mais novos poderão ver e divertir-se com os novos dois programas que preparámos e que estarão no ar até ao final do ano, para não perderem pitada do que se passa em torno do mundo do entretenimento”, afirma em comunicado o Nickelodeon Portugal.


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Monday, June 29, 2020

Nickelodeon India's Sonic Starts to Premiere New Episodes Of 'Ninja Hattori'

Nickelodeon India's Sonic today, Monday 29th June 2020, started to premiere brand new episodes of Ninja Hattori, to make the monsoon exciting for kids!

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and lockdown continues, and with Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray announcing that lockdown in red and containment zones may continue after 30 June, schools and educational institutes will remain closed.

Thus, kids will have to be homebound for some more time now. Hence, kids' broadcasters have focused on bringing fresh content for fan-favourite shows to keep them occupied and entertained during these tough times.

Ninja Hattori, based on Ninja Hattori-kun "gag manga" comics by cartoonist Fujiko Fujio, revolves around 11-year-old Kenichi Mitsuba, a stubborn, lazy, average secondary school student who struggles with his studies, and always ends up frustrating his parents and teacher.

A little ninja named Hattori Kanzo befriends Kenichi and helps him out with his problems, and constantly keeps an eye on him, as a good friend. To his annoyance though, he finds Kenichi is always looking for the easy ways of doing things.

Earlier in December 2018, Japan’s private broadcaster TV Asahi and its animation production arm Shin-ei animation, teamed up with Green Gold Animation to create all-new episodes of Ninja Hattori.

This action comedy animation franchise is presently running over three decades with a large number of followers in Japan, India and countries worldwide.

New episodes of Ninja Hattori will air from Monday to Friday at 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm on Sonic. The series also streams on Viacom18 owned VOOT Kids.

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Original source: AnimationXpress.
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ViacomCBS Strikes Sky TVOD Deal for Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV Titles

ViacomCBS has agreed a distribution deal with Sky in the UK to place its pay-TV brands on the Sky Store, marking its debut on the transactional platform.

The deal, which includes programming across Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central will enable viewers to purchase the content on Sky Store via the app, online or on NOW TV boxes, without the need for a Sky subscription.

In particular, ViacomCBS said that some of its “most popular titles” will be available.

These include Nickelodeon favourites PAW Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and The Adventures of Paddington, along with all 23 seasons of Comedy Central’s South Park and the latest seasons of MTV’s flagship titles Ex On The Beach, Celebrity Ex on the Beach, Geordie Shore and The Hills: New Beginnings.

Dan Fahy, Vice President (VP), Commercial and Content Distribution at ViacomCBS Networks UK said: “UK households continue to show a very healthy appetite to own digital content and ViacomCBS’s franchises are consistently top-sellers. We’re constantly expanding consumer access points to our brands and content, and the launch of our Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central franchises on Sky Store is an important new path for consumers.”

This announcement serves as a precursor to the launch of the as-yet unnamed ViacomCBS ‘super service’ streamer that is set to launch in 2021. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bob Bakish has said that it will be a relaunch of CBS All Access, with the existing streamer’s 15,000 hours of content to be complemented by 15,000 hours of new Viacom and CBS programming.

Sky Store, which also sells HBO and BBC episodes, includes a DVD in the mail for all movie purchases.

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BAPE Announces A BATHING APE x GARFIELD Collaboration

Official BAPE press release:


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世界中で人気のあのネコとBAPE(R)が初共演 。


The world’s most popular cat, Nickelodeon and BAPE(R) come together for the first time.

KID’S sizes will be available as well, so wear the collection as a family!



Garfield, the world’s most famous and popular cat made his debut in a daily newspaper comic strip in 1978, and since then, has starred in his own animated television series and movies.

Garfield’s cuddly body and half-eyed eyes are his trademark. He is also a goofball and despite his sarcastic humor, has a charming personality that makes him a favorite among children and adults all over the world.The Garfield collaboration with BAPE(R) will be available on Saturday, July 4th, 2020.

BAPE(R)のアイコンであるAPE HEADや、誕生からBAPE(R)ファンに長年愛されているBABY MILO(R)とガーフィールドが共演。

MILOタッチで仕上げられたコミカルなGARFIELDは可愛らしさ満点で、BABY MILO(R)とGARFILD、両キャラクターの魅力を堪能できます。



Garfield comes together with BAPE(R)’s iconic APE HEAD and BABY MILO(R) graphics which has been loved by BAPE(R) fans since its inception.

Garfield is transformed in BAPE(R)’s famous BABY MILO(R) style for a fun and comical look.

The collection includes tees, hoodies, cap, and tote bag, which are items that are great for everyday use. Tees in kid's sizes will be available as well, so the collection can be worn by families!

Center for Cyber Safety and Education Launches 'Garfield at Home' Online Safety Program for Kids

Official Center for Cyber Safety and Education press release:

Children are safer online with new Garfield program

Children ages 6-11 learn how to be safe and secure online from the comfort of their homes.

June 29, 2020, 10:00 GMT

UNITED STATES, June 29, 2020 -- The nonprofit Center for Cyber Safety and Education launches new “Garfield at Home” program to teach children ages 6-11 how to be safe and secure online from the comfort of their homes.

“COVID-19 has shown us that internet safety education needs to be a priority, especially when it comes to younger kids. The Center is here to help parents eliminate the guessing game of how to teach their children cyber safety and what resources to use,” says Patrick Craven, director of the Center.

The new “Garfield at Home” program will feature award-winning Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures in a new digital platform where children will be able to learn internet safety lessons on privacy, gaming, cyberbullying, and illegal downloading through animated cartoons, game-based learning, and find and click storybooks. Children will earn badges as they test their knowledge through the different levels. Children will also have access to physical internet safety materials such as Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures Coloring Book and the just released Movie Adventure Comic Book.

“This is a comprehensive program that all children, no matter their preferred learning method, can enjoy. We are excited to bring parents peace of mind, knowing their kids are safer online thanks to Garfield and friends,” says Craven.

In addition, “Garfield at Home” will feature a new Parent’s Internet Safety Guide to help families continue the conversation of internet safety beyond “Garfield at Home” activities.

“At the Center we believe that internet safety is not a one-time conversation, rather a series of conversations to keep reminding children best cyber safety practices. We want to equip parents with the knowledge to teach their loved ones how to be safe online.”

With the uncertainty of how schools will operate in the fall of 2020, “Garfield at Home” is the perfect summer tool to educate children of the dangers online with fun and relatable content as a preventive measure. The new program is available for purchase here.

About Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures
Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures was originally introduced in the fall of 2016 by the Center and legendary cartoonist Jim Davis in the form of an Educator Kit to help teachers worldwide teach internet safety. The Kit includes cartoons, comic books, posters, trading cards, and stickers that show Garfield and friends tackling cyber safety issues such as privacy, the dangers of posting online, online etiquette, cyberbullying, and more.

Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures has already delivered over 170,000 safety lessons worldwide and the series received the national Learning® Magazine 2019 Teachers’ Choice Award, 2019 Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award and the 2020 Modern Library Award.

About Center for Cyber Safety and Education
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center), is a non-profit charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. The Center works to ensure that people across the globe have a positive and safe experience online through their award-winning educational programs, scholarships, and research. Visit www.IAmCyberSafe.org to learn more.

About Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP):

Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) oversees all merchandising and retail operations for Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading multimedia entertainment companies and home to such powerhouse brands as Nickelodeon, MTV, Paramount Network, Paramount Pictures and Comedy Central. With a diverse portfolio spanning animation, preschool, youth and adult licenses, VNCP is committed to providing key partner development and innovative marketing solutions, ensuring the highest quality product offering across some of the world’s most powerful TV and entertainment properties, including SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol and Garfield.

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