Thursday, May 26, 2022

Paramount Set To Release First Nickelodeon NFTs Soon

Paramount is slated to debut its first set of Nickelodeon NFTs (non-fungible tokens) very soon


Nickelodeon is about to dive into the metaverse with the release of its first batch of NFTs, with Paramount.xyz, the online portal to access Paramount’s iconic IP and cherished franchises in the form of non-fungible tokens teasing that launch of Nickelodeon NFTs is coming soon.

Currently, the Paramount NFT portal offers Star Trek and Top Gun: Maverick NFTs.

Not much is currently known about the first batch of Nickelodeon NFTs, however, one of the promo images on the portal teases that "Season Zero" will focus on retro Nickelodeon properties, such as Rugrats and Hey Arnold!.

Earlier this year, Paramount applied to register the trademark for SpongeBob SquarePants NFTs with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), with the application still pending.

The news follows Paramount announcing a strategic partnership with leading non-fungible token (NFT) company RECUR last year to create a fan-focused platform that will bring the company’s iconic IP and cherished franchises that transcend generations to the space. Through this agreement, Paramount and RECUR created Paramount.xyz, a unified environment where fans can buy, collect and trade NFTs as digital products and collectables across Paramount's leading portfolio of consumer brands, including Nickelodeon, BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Paramount Pictures and Showtime Networks Inc.

The news also follows Funko releasing Nickelodeon NFTs earlier this month, which sold out within hours. However, SpongeBob was missing from the first wave.

Stream all your favorite Nickelodeon shows old and new on Paramount+. Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!


Originally published: May 26, 2022 at 02:26 BST.

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'Dinner For Jerks' Promo | Side Hustle | Nickelodeon

Catch the brand new Side Hustle episode "Dinner For Jerks", premiering Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, straight after an all new Danger Force at 7:00, only on Nickelodeon! Check out the promo below!


In the all new Side Hustle episode "Dinner For Jerks," after Jaget (Jacques Chevelle) gets control of their KidDING app and starts accepting jobs for them, the kids are forced to butler a dinner party full of jerks hosted by their old nemesis Crunchy (Philip Solomon). (#215)


Stream all your favorite Nickelodeon shows old and new on Paramount+. Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!



Originally published: May 20, 2022.

Additional source: @javiercoronalo.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for May 26, 2022 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for May 26, 2022 | Nickelodeon


Stream the classic and the all new CG-animated Rugrats series on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!

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

More Nick: Paramount Plus Renews the All-New 'Rugrats' for Season 2!

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for May 25, 2022 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for May 25, 2022 | Nickelodeon


Stream the classic and the all new CG-animated Rugrats series on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!

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

More Nick: Paramount Plus Renews the All-New 'Rugrats' for Season 2!

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Paramount Global Consumer Products & Experiences Announces Expanded Roles for Key Leaders

Paramount Global has announced new appointments and hires within its Consumer Products leadership across global toys, games, emerging media, franchise planning and CP marketing divisions.


“Staying focused on the consumer is at the heart of everything we do so we have made key updates to the leadership within the organization to maximize our portfolio,” says Pam Kaufman, President, Consumer Products and Experiences, Paramount Global. “These new remits, along with our new hires, set us up to further grow our franchises from SpongeBob to Star Trek and deliver the best products and experiences for today and the future.”

Stephanie Bailey (left) and Shian-Li Tsang (right) | Source: Paramount Global

Toys:

Priya Mukhedkar, formerly Senior Vice President (SVP), Consumer Products, will now serve as Senior Vice President, Global Toys and Packaged Goods. In her new role, she adds global toys to her current remit over business development, brand marketing and licensing for consumables at Paramount. Mukhedkar has a track record for her inclusive leadership and building strategic alliances with major consumer product brands including P&G, Danone and Unilever as well as many other up and coming brands. Priya will report to Dion Vlachos, Executive Vice President (EVP), Global Toys, CPG & Retail.

Stephanie Bailey, Vice President (VP), Global Toys, formerly co-led the global toys group, will now fully lead that division. An established force in the toy industry, she has been integral in bringing Nickelodeon hits to the toy aisle in an authentic way including That Girl Lay Lay, Blue’s Clues & You!, Baby Shark and the upcoming products for Santiago of the Seas. Stephanie will report to Priya Mukhedkar.

Games & Emerging Media:

Rebecca Tatlock, formerly Vice President, Global Toy Licensing, will now serve as Vice President, Business Development, Games. In this new role, Rebecca is responsible for new partnerships and opportunities across all business models for Paramount’s global games group. With a wealth of deal making experience across multiple categories, Rebecca most recently led the charge on key global toy partnership deals across major franchises such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Star Trek. Rebecca will report to Doug Rosen, Senior Vice President, Games & Emerging Media.

Erika Winterholler, formerly Vice President, Business Development and Licensing, Games, will now serve as Vice President, Business Development & Operations, Emerging Media. In this new role, Erika will focus on emerging media initiatives across Paramount, including its growing NFT business, AR, VR and new metaverse platforms. Recently, Winterholler played a critical role in Paramount’s partnership with Recur to launch Paramount.xyz, the company’s digital collectible portal for fans to collect NFTs across key franchises. Erika will also report to Rosen.

Global Franchise Planning & CP Marketing:

Prima Chambers has joined Paramount as Vice President, Franchise Planning, Multi-Generational, reporting to Veronica Hart, Executive Vice President, Global Franchise Planning. In this role, Chambers will lead the development of strategic long-range plans to support the growth of key priority properties within the Paramount Consumer Products division. She joins Paramount from Reckitt, with nearly two decades of consumer brand experience across roles in marketing and research & development at organizations like The Hershey Company and General Mills.

Shian-Li Tsang has been hired as Vice President, Consumer Products Marketing, where she will also report to Hart and oversee Paramount retail marketing, social marketing and brand go-to-market strategy. Tsang is responsible for representing Paramount’s brands through high-impact, omni-channel retail activations, social programming and IP launch campaigns. She has demonstrated success directing integrated omni-channel marketing strategies at companies like The LEGO Group, adidas and DICK’s Sporting Goods. Tsang joins Paramount’s Global Consumer Products division with over 15 years of progressive marketing experience.

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Priya Mukhedkar, who previously served as the senior vice president of consumer products, will now serve as SVP of global toys and packaged goods. In her new role, Mukhedkar will add global toys to her scope of business development, licensing for consumables, and brand marketing at Paramount. Her track record demonstrates inclusive leadership and strategic alliances with major consumer product brands including Unilever, Danone, and P&G. 

Stephanie Bailey is also joining the global toys team as vice president after co-leading the global toys group. Her work has been integral in bringing Nickelodeon hits including Blue’s Clues & You!, Baby Shark, and That Girl Lay Lay to the toy aisle, as well as upcoming products for Santiago of the Seas. 

Rebecca Tatlock, formerly the vice president of global toy licensing, will now serve as vice president of business development for games. In her new role, Tatlock is responsible for new partnerships and opportunities across all business models. She most recently led key global toy partnership deals across Paramount’s major franchises, including Star Trek and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 

RELATED: PARAMOUNT CONSUMER PRODUCTS WELCOMES DAN COOK AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL E-COMMERCE
Erika Winterholler, who previously served as vice president of business and development and licensing for games, will now serve as vice president of business development and operations for emerging media. In her new position, Winterholler will focus primarily on emerging media initiatives, including growing NFT business, VR, AR, and new metaverse platforms. Recently, she helped Paramount partner with Recur to launch paramount.xyz, the company’s digital collectible portal that allows fans to collect NFTs across key franchises.

Prima Chambers has joined Paramount as vice president of multi-generational franchise planning. In her new role, Chambers will support the growth of key priority properties within the Paramount Consumer Products division by leading the development of strategic long-range plans. Prior to joining Paramount, she accumulated almost two decades of consumer brand experience across roles in research, development, and marketing.

Paramount also hired Shian-Li Tsang to serve as vice president of consumer products marketing. In her new position, Tsang will oversee the company’s retail marketing, social marketing, and brand go-to-market strategy. As VP, she is responsible for representing the brands through social programming, IP launch campaigns, and omni-channel retail activations. Tsang previously worked at companies including The LEGO Group, adidas, and DICK’s Sporting Goods, where she demonstrated success in integrating omni-channel marketing strategies. 

With these new hires and appointments, Paramount is maximizing its portfolio of consumer brands, including Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, CBS, and more.


Originally published: May 26, 2022.

Original source: aNb Media; Additional source: The Toy Book.

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'PAW Patrol Live!' Returns To The UK With 'Race to the Rescue'

There will be 17 dates in the UK, starting in Aberdeen on 26 July 2022.

PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue", featuring the world's favourite pups, has confirmed that it will return to the UK in 2022 with 17 dates in the UK, starting in Aberdeen on 26 July 2022!


Based on the hit animated TV series on Nickelodeon produced by Spin Master, PAW Patrol Live! "Race To the Rescue" is an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure starring Ryder alongside Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye and Everest as they once again save the day. Tickets are available now via www.pawpatrollive.co.uk

The 2022 tour of PAW Patrol Live! "Race To the Rescue" will play Aberdeen, Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham, Plymouth, Birmingham, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Bournemouth, Brighton and London.

Featuring a cast of everybody's favourite PAW Patrol characters and presented by VStar Entertainment Group, TEG Life Like Touring, Nickelodeon and TEG MJR, PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue", shows that "no job is too big, no pup is too small," and shares lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as the characters each use their unique skills and teamwork. The show, which features Mayor Goodway going missing during the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race and the famous pups coming to the rescue, includes two acts and an intermission. It engages audiences with Bunraku puppetry, an innovative costuming approach that brings the PAW Patrol characters to life on stage with their vehicles and packs.

"After such a devastating two years for theatrical shows worldwide, we are thrilled that our heroic pups will finally be returning to stages across the UK in 2022. PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" will once again deliver a memorable family experience, as audiences work together to help Ryder and his team of pups save the day," said Thomas Kingsley, Director, Nickelodeon Experience.

"PAW Patrol continues to be one of our most cherished shows with young children and families, and we are incredibly excited to tour this live show across the UK in 2022. The pups' abilities and experiences resonate with young audiences around the world, and we know that children and parents alike will love experiencing their favourite pups live on stage," says Danielle Tanton, Director Events & Experiences, Paramount UK and Ireland.

The performance features up-tempo music and a cleverly written script that is a good introduction to live theatre for kids. Classic theatrical scenery along with a high-tech video wall visually transports families to an authentic PAW Patrol environment. It includes locations from the TV series, like Adventure Bay, The Lookout, Seal Island, Farmer Yumi's farm and Jake's Mountain. Special interactive video allows the audience to participate via interviews, solve clues with the pups, follow Mayor Goodway and much more.

VIP Meet & Greet tickets, which includes Platinum Seating tickets to the show, are also available at select performances.

FULL 2022 TOUR DATES

Tues 26 July Aberdeen P&J Live
Fri 29 July Glasgow SEC Armadillo
Sun 31 July Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Wed 3 Aug Edinburgh Playhouse
Fri 5 Aug Newcastle Utilita Arena
Sun 7 Aug Hull Bonus Arena
Wed 10 Aug Leeds First Direct Arena
Fri 12 Aug Sheffield Arena
Mon 15 Aug Manchester O2 Apollo
Wed 17 Aug Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Sat 20 Aug Plymouth Pavilions
Tues 23 Aug Birmingham Utilita Arena
Thurs 25 Aug Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Sat 27 Aug Cheltenham The Centaur
Tues 30 Aug Bournemouth BIC
Thurs 1 Sep Brighton Centre
Sat 3 Sep London SSE Arena Wembley


Information and tickets are available now via www.pawpatrollive.co.uk.


Originally published: May 26, 2022.

Original source: BroadwayWorld UK Regional; H/T: The Star.

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Reliance and Viacom18 Announce Partnership With Bodhi Tree Systems

RELIANCE AND VIACOM18 ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH BODHI TREE SYSTEMS

Uday Shankar and Lupa Systems' Bodhi Tree to become major shareholder
alongside Reliance and Paramount Global


  • Bodhi Tree Systems, a platform of Lupa Systems and Uday Shankar, to invest Rs 13,500 crore (~$1.78 billion)  in Viacom18
  • Reliance Projects & Property Management Services to invest an additional Rs 1,645 crore (~$216 million).
  • JioCinema App to be contributed to Viacom18
  • Strategic Partnership between Reliance, Bodhi Tree Systems and Paramount Global committed to innovation and distribution in the media and entertainment sector in India

MUMBAI, India, April 27, 2022 -- Reliance and Viacom18 today announced a strategic partnership with Bodhi Tree Systems, which is a platform of James Murdoch's Lupa Systems and Uday Shankar, to form one of the largest TV and digital streaming companies in India.

Bodhi Tree Systems is leading a fund raise with a consortium of investors to invest Rs 13,500 crore in Viacom18, to jointly build India's leading entertainment platform and pioneer the Indian media landscape's transformation to a "streaming-first" approach. Viacom18 owns and operates the suite of Colors TV channels and OTT platform, VOOT.

Reliance Projects & Property Management Services Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries which has significant presence in television, OTT, distribution, content creation, and production services, will invest Rs 1,645 crore. In addition, the popular JioCinema OTT app will be transferred to Viacom18. Paramount Global (formerly known as ViacomCBS), a leading global media and entertainment company comprised of iconic content studios, TV networks and streaming services including CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+ and Pluto TV will continue as a shareholder of Viacom18 and will continue to supply Viacom18 its premium global content.

Bodhi Tree Systems, a newly formed platform between Lupa Systems Founder and CEO James Murdoch and Uday Shankar, the former president of The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific and former Chairman of Star and Disney India, will leverage the partners' shared track record of building iconic businesses and shaping the media landscape in India and globally. Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar, is an investor in Bodhi Tree Systems.

Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Mukesh D Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director of Reliance Industries, said, "James and Uday's track record is unmatched. For over two decades, they have played an undeniable role in shaping the media ecosystem in India, Asia, and around the world. We are very excited to partner with Bodhi Tree and lead India's transition to a streaming-first media market. We are committed to bringing the best media and entertainment services for Indian customers through this partnership."

"We could not be more pleased to announce our new partnership," Murdoch and Shankar said. "Our ambition is to leverage technology advances, particularly in mobile, to provide meaningful solutions to meet everyday media and entertainment needs at scale. We seek to reshape the entertainment experience across more than 1 billion screens."

Upon closing, Viacom18, in close cooperation with Reliance, Bodhi Tree Systems and Paramount Global, will shape a vision, strategy, and execution for its businesses, building on the strong existing foundation. Viacom18 is amongst the leading players in the core linear television business with 38 channels across nine languages and a pan India presence.

The transaction is expected to close within six months and is subject to closing conditions and requisite approvals.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Khaitan & Co provided legal advisory and documentation support to RPPMSL and Viacom18. PWC and BDO provided independent valuation of the Jio Cinema business and Viacom18; Citi and HSBC acted as financial advisors to TV18 and RPPMSL respectively. AZB & Partners was the legal advisor to Bodhi Tree while EY provided diligence services to Bodhi Tree. JSA was the legal advisor to Paramount Global.

About Viacom18
Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India's fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching the lives of people through its properties on air, online, on ground, in cinemas and merchandise. Its portfolio of 38 channels across general entertainment, movies, sports, youth, music and kids genres delights the consumers across the country with its eclectic mix of programming. Voot, Viacom18's OTT platform, is one of India's leading AVOD and SVOD streaming service with a library of ~75,000 hours of Viacom18 network content, content from Paramount and Voot Originals. Viacom18 Studios has successfully produced and distributed iconic Hindi films and clutter-breaking regional films for over 12 years in India.

About Reliance Projects & Property Management Services Limited
Reliance Projects & Property Management Services Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, India's largest private sector company. The Company is inter alia involved in the business of running media related digital platforms and in providing IT/ITES Support Services.

About Bodhi Tree
Bodhi Tree Systems is a strategic investor in consumer technology opportunities in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on India. The entity is a platform of James Murdoch's Lupa Systems and Uday Shankar and was established in 2021 to explore and invest in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. In addition to media, Bodhi Tree expects to invest in other consumer technology sectors that represent significant opportunities but suffer from a lack of capital and innovation – including healthcare and education.

About James R. Murdoch
James Murdoch is an investor and philanthropist. After more than two decades of global leadership in the media and technology industries, James Murdoch founded Lupa Systems as a private holding company. James most recently served as CEO of 21st Century Fox from 2015 to 2019; previously he served as 21st Century Fox Co-COO, Chairman and CEO for Europe and Asia. Prior to his time at 21st Century Fox, James was the CEO and Chairman of Sky, and CEO of STAR TV. He is a Director of Tesla, the Dia Art Foundation, and Vice-Chair of the Center for New American Security. James and his wife, Kathryn Murdoch, are founders of Quadrivium, a foundation that invests in democracy reform, technology and society, scientific awareness, and climate and ocean health issues.

About Uday Shankar
Uday Shankar recently transitioned to an entrepreneurial career following decades in corporate management. With funding from global investors, he aims to support founders to create transformational solutions  A journalist by training, Uday led and transformed television. He took over as CEO of Star India in 2007 and transformed the company's broadcast operations and made Star India one of the biggest media and entertainment companies in Asia.  He subsequently led 21st Century Fox's operations throughout Asia.  Uday was appointed President of Walt Disney Asia Pacific when the Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox. Under his leadership, Star launched Hotstar – now Disney+ Hotstar –one of the most successful streaming services globally.  Uday currently serves as the President of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). 

About Lupa
Lupa Systems is a private holding company founded in 2019 by James Murdoch, the former CEO of 21st Century Fox, Sky plc, and STAR. The company has presence in New York and Mumbai. Collectively, the Lupa team has extensive experience building and scaling businesses across the globe in multiple industries. Lupa focuses on companies within the technology and media industries, impact-driven companies focused on environmental sustainability, and emerging markets, particularly within the Indo-Pacific region. Website: www.lupasystems.com

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Viacom18 to build a strong SVOD platform: Paramount CFO Naveen Chopra

The platform will be created with the recent fundraising announced by the company

Viacom18, the joint venture between India's Reliance Industries and American media conglomerate Paramount Global, is planning to build an SVOD offering with the recent fundraising announced by the company, Paramount Global Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Naveen Chopra told analysts while speaking at the MoffettNathanson Annual Media & Communications Summit.

Viacom18 had last month announced that Bodhi Tree Systems, a platform of Lupa Systems and Uday Shankar, will invest Rs 13,500 crore in the company with Reliance Projects & Property Management Services infusing an additional Rs 1,645 crore.

Chopra further stated that the SVOD offering will be a force to reckon with in the Indian market. He added that Reliance's involvement in the JV will ensure that the SVOD offering has great local content and unrivalled distribution capabilities.

He made these comments while responding to skeptics who believe that it is difficult to generate returns from the streaming business in India.

"Fair enough. That has certainly played into how we've thought about a smarter way to play in that (India) market. We have a JV that we've been a part of actually for several years called Viacom 18 in India. Our partner in that JV is Reliance, which is obviously a hugely influential player in the Indian marketplace. The JV was originally established to help us monetize our linear channels in India, then expanded into AVOD with a service called Voot that I think has over 100 million users at this point," he said while speaking about Paramount Global's approach in the Indian market.

He further added, "And we recently announced that the JV is going to raise a significant amount of incremental capital so that it can start to build out an SVOD offering. And I think that's going to be a very powerful offering in the market. With Reliance's involvement, there will be great local content and unrivalled distribution capabilities. You don't really bet against Reliance in the Indian market. And for us, we're able to participate in that without investing any incremental capital. So for the skeptics, I think it is a very smart way to plan ahead."

Paramount, Chopra said, has a joint venture with Comcast in the UK which is called SkyShowtime. The JV is focused on smaller European markets and will eventually address 20 different European markets which include about 90 million homes. He further stated that the JV is a combination of content from Universal, Paramount, Showtime, Sky, and Nickelodeon.

"And one of the reasons that we entered into that JV is because it allows us to address some of these markets where it doesn't make sense to do so on a pure O&O basis. And the reason it may not make sense to do so is that some of those markets just don't have the scale to generate returns on the investments that are required. In some cases, the economic structure of how content is made available in those markets makes it challenging to invest too aggressively from a streaming perspective, might be the availability of free content over the air or whatever -- every market is a little bit different," Chopra explained.

Citing the example of Viacom18 in India, he also said it is better to have a local partner in markets where it doesn't have the content capabilities.

"And then in some cases, we don't have access to the same local content capabilities that we have in other markets. And in that case, being able to partner with somebody who can help add scale to that is valuable. So we like that model in certain situations. It's not our default model. Our default is that we want to be able to go into these markets where there are no services, but there are markets where it makes sense. Another example of that is actually India. There are a lot of skeptics out there about whether you can actually generate a return on streaming in India," he stated.

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Originally published: April 28, 2022.


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CBS Sports and Nickelodeon Deliver Most-Watched NFL Wild Card Game in Seven Years

CBS SPORTS AND NICKELODEON DELIVER MOST-WATCHED NFL WILD CARD GAME IN SEVEN YEARS

49ers-Cowboys Averaged 41.496 Million Viewers Across Both Networks, Peaking with More Than 50 Million Viewers for Game’s Conclusion

Paramount+ Scores Its Most-Streamed Non-Super Bowl NFL Weekend Ever; 49ers-Cowboys Is Its Most-Streamed Non-Super Bowl Game of All Time


01.19.2022 - CBS Sports and Nickelodeon’s presentation of the 49ers’ victory over the Cowboys on Sunday, Jan. 16 (4:40-8:02 PM, ET) scored as the most-watched NFL Wild Card game on any network in seven years (Detroit-Dallas, 1/4/15, 42.320), averaging 41.496 million viewers across both networks and up +35% versus last year’s comparable game.

The audience peaked with more than 50 million viewers (50.229) for the game’s conclusion.

Paramount+ registered its most-streamed non-Super Bowl NFL weekend ever and 49ers-Cowboys scored as its most-streamed non-Super Bowl game of all time. Super Wild Card Weekend delivered double-digit year-over-year growth in total streams, streaming minutes and unique viewers from last year’s Super Wild Card games.

The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon, a simulcast featuring enhanced original on-field graphics, advanced augmented reality including an AR blimp that flew throughout the stadium, and gallons of green slime - both virtual and physical - was watched by 1,333,000 viewers.

ADDITIONAL NOTES ON 49ERS-COWBOYS

After recording its most-watched regular season in six years, THE NFL ON CBS continued its strong viewership into the postseason as the 41.496 million viewers for 49ers-Cowboys marked CBS’ most-watched Wild Card game in 10 years (Pittsburgh-Denver, 1/8/12, 42.371) and ranks as the Network’s second-most watched Wild Card game on record (since 1988).

The game is the most-watched television program on any network since Super Bowl LV on CBS and THE NFL ON CBS has delivered the only two programs with more than 40 million viewers during that span (49ers-Cowboys, 41.496 million viewers and Raiders-Cowboys on Thanksgiving, 40.802 million viewers).

BILLS-PATRIOTS DELIVERS 23% INCREASE ON SATURDAY NIGHT

The Bills’ 30-point victory over the Patriots in primetime on Saturday, Jan. 15 (8:16-11:04 PM, ET) averaged 26.373 million viewers, a +23% increase over last year’s comparable Saturday night game.

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Update (5/26) - Nate Burleson (CBS | CBS Sports Network | Nickelodeon | NFL Network) won the Outstanding Personality/Studio Analyst award at the 2022 Sports Emmys for his work on Nickelodeon's 2022 NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon "SlimeCast"!

Update (3/4) - Nickelodeon's 2022 NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon "SlimeCast" has been nominated for the "Outstanding Fan Engagement" award in the 2022 SportTechie Awards!

Netflix to Remove Four 'TMNT' Movies, 'The Spiderwick Chronicles' on June 1

June 2022 may see the arrival of the classic Nickelodeon comedies All That (seasons 2-3), Kenan & Kel, (seasons 1-2), Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide (seasons 1-2), and Zoey 101 (seasons 1-2) on Netflix, but it'll also see four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies inspired by the iconic franchise leave the streaming service.


On June 1, Netflix will remove Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2007) from its programming library.

The news comes as Netflix is planning to add Nickelodeon's CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) series and the 2D-animated Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2018) series on May 31, and is slated to premiere Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie, a film set in the world of Rise of the TMNT, on August 5.

Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures' The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) will also leave the platform the same day.

Stream all your favorite Nickelodeon shows old and new on Paramount+. Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!


Originally published: May 26, 2022.

Original source: WONetflix.

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Samuel L. Jackson Joins 'Garfield' Movie

Alcon Entertainment is behind the movie, which will be distributed by Sony Pictures.

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Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast of the upcoming animated Garfield movie!

Jackson will lend his voice to Garfield's father, Vic, a brand new character in the Garfield universe, as we've never seen Garfield's father appear in the comic strip or in previous movies.

Jackson will join Chris Pratt, who is voicing the iconic Monday-hating, lasagna-loving cat.

Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson’s Alcon Entertainment is behind the new still-untitled Garfield, which has been picked up for worldwide (excluding China) release by Sony Pictures. The script written by Oscar nominee David Reynolds (Finding Nemo) is being directed by Mark Dindal (Chicken Little), with the duo having previously worked together on The Emperor’s New Groove. Plot details are still to be announced.


Created by Jim Davis, Garfield debuted as a comic character first in 1978, with the lazy tabby cat often appearing alongside Jon Arbuckle, his human owner, and the lovable household dog Odie. Originally appearing in 41 newspapers, Garfield currently holds the record for being the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world.

Mark Dindal (Chicken Little) is directing the feature using a screenplay by David Reynolds (Finding Nemo). The film is based on the original comic strip by Jim Davis which has previously inspired several animated shows and feature films. John Cohen (Despicable Me) is producing with Steven P. Wegner, Alcon co-founders Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, Dneg CEO Namit Malhotra, DNEG President Tom Jacomb. Davis is executive producing with Amuse's Bridget McMeel and Craig Sost.

Garfield previously appeared on the big screen in live-action/animated hybrid Garfield in 2004 and its sequel, 2006’s Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. In these movies, both produced by 20th Century Fox, Bill Murray (Ghostbusters) voiced the titular cat. Ironically, Lorenzo Music, the late voice actor who voiced Garfield in Garfield and Friends, also voiced the animated version of Murray's Ghostbusters character Dr. Peter Venkman in The Real Ghostbusters.

Samuel L. Jackson has appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), Unbreakable (2000), Shaft (2000), The 51st State (2001), Black Snake Moan (2006), Snakes on a Plane (2006), and the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005), as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Originally published: May 26, 2022.

Source: IGN; H/T: TheGamer, MovieWeb.

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Nickelodeon to Host Three Sessions Sessions at Annecy Festival and Mifa 2022

Annecy Festival has announced that Nickelodeon will be hosting a series of sessions at the 2022 Annecy Festival and its accompanying market MIFA in Annecy, France!


Below are Nickelodeon's Annecy Festival 2022 and Mifa 2022 highlights. You can find the festival's full program schedule at https://www.annecy.org/programme-2022.

Nickelodeon Studio Showcase
Thursday, June 16 at 4:00 PM

Paramount and Nickelodeon Animation will unveil new series, movies, and more!

President of Nickelodeon Animation, Ramsey Naito will share the stage with new key leadership as they discuss exciting upcoming projects and answer audience questions.

Speaker:

Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation & Paramount Animation
Latifa Ouaou, EVP, Movies and Global Franchises, Nickelodeon Animation & Paramount Animation
Eryk Casemiro, EVP, Global Series Content, Nickelodeon Animation

Access:
Badgeholders access
Students
Festival+
Mifa

Address:
Impérial Palace - Salle de l'Europe
On-site
Running time 1h15

Nickelodeon Animation Studio: Demystifying the Pitching Process
Friday, June 17 at 2:00 PM

Development executives at Nickelodeon Animation Studio breakdown pitching to the studio.

What should be in a pitch? Should you have a fleshed out idea, a spec script, character designs, a full bible? The pitching process can be intimidating and mysterious.

Development executives from Nickelodeon Animation Studio will pull back the curtain and offer advice on how to prepare your best pitch.

Session in English

Speaker:

Revati Dhomse, Coordinator, Animation Development, Nickelodeon Animation

Moderator:

Daniel Wineman, VP, Animation Development, Nickelodeon Animation

Running time: 1h15

Access:
Badgeholders access
Students
Mifa

Address:
Impérial Palace - Salon impérial
On-site
MIFA CAMPUS

"Star Trek: Prodigy" - Making of
Friday, June 17 at 4:30 PM

The talented crew of Nickelodeon's hit show Star Trek: Prodigy share behind-the-scenes moments and discuss the unique process of creating the show.

Join the Prodigy team as they discuss what it was like to be on the show from the beginning, the exciting challenge of bringing Star Trek to a kids' audience, and the loads of fun they had along the way.

Speaker:

Alessandro Taini, Art Director, Nickelodeon
Jennifer Gay, Line Producer, Nickelodeon
Patrick Krebs, Supervising Producer, Nickelodeon

Running time 1h15

Access:
Badgeholders access
Students
Festival+
Mifa

Address:
Salle Pierre Lamy
On-site

Paw Patrol: The Movie
Saturday, June 18 at 10:15 PM

With the family, discover the film by Cal Brunker and follow the adventures of Paw Patrol on the giant screen! 

The Paw Patrol set off on their first great adventure on the big screen! When their biggest rival becomes Mayor of Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and the Paw Patrol kick into high gear to face the challenge head-on. For this, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. The Paw Patrol comes to the rescue to save the citizens of Adventure City.

Youngsters will have the keys to dream of adventures! Dear parents, if Paw Patrol invaded your TV at home, this will be the chance to go outside, get some fresh air and watch the animation in a new light!

Running time 1h15

Access:
Open access

Address and terms:
Le Pâquier
On-site

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Originally published: May 26, 2022.

Original source: Animation World Network.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Netflix to Add 'All That', 'Kenan & Kel' and 'Ned’s Declassified' and 'Zoey 101' In the U.S. on June 21

Grab a bottle of orange soda and brace yourself for some vital information, and maybe even some everyday French!


Have you been feeling nostalgic about all your favorite ’90s to early 2000s sitcoms? Well, you’ll be glad to know that Netflix in the U.S. will soon be giving you just what you need. The streamer has announced that classic Nickelodeon comedies All That (seasons 2-3), Kenan & Kel, (seasons 1-2), Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide (seasons 1-2), and Zoey 101 (seasons 1-2) will be added to the platform this June!


All That premiered on Nickelodeon in 1994 and aired until 2005 for a total of ten seasons. The sketch comedy was the stepping stone and launching pad for many rising actors like Amanda Bynes, Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Jamie Lynn Spears, and others. All That was rebooted with a new cast in 2019 but lasted only one season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, most of the cast have moved on to other Nickelodeon projects.


Then, you had Kenan & Kel, which aired on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2000 for a total of four seasons. The idea for the show came from the producers of All That as they watched Kenan and Kel (Good Burger) goofing around on set. The producers saw the genuine camaraderie between the two actors and created a show centered around them. Next you have Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, which aired on Nickelodeon from 2004 to 2007 for three seasons. This series was perfect for young teens who were getting ready to start middle school. The show stars Devon Werkheiser, Lindsey Shaw, and Daniel Curtis Lee, and featured Christian Serratos, Daran Norris (Fairly OddParents), and Austin Butler.


Finally, you have Zoey 101, which follows Zoey Brooks attending the Pacific Coast Academy (PCA), a private boarding school that enrols girls for the first time in its history. The series, which originally aired between 2005 and 2008, stars Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher, Sean Flynn, and Victoria Justice.


So when can fans and new viewers get to watch all of these classic sitcoms on Netflix? Find out the official Netflix release date for All That, Kenan & Kel and Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide right below!

As reported by Netflix, All That, Kenan & Kel and Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide will be making its way to Netflix on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Sadly, not all seasons of each show will be added to the streamer. In the tweet by Netflix, it was reported that only select seasons from those shows would be dropped on June 21. The streamer didn’t specify which seasons, though.

All three titles are also available to stream on Paramount+.

You can expect all the shows to be dropped on Netflix at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET on its release date. Now that you know the official Netflix release date, you have enough time to prepare yourself for the release. So mark your calendars, clear your schedules, and set your alarms for a nostalgic trip down memory lane on June 21! AW, HERE IT GOES!

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Originally published: May 24, 2022.

Original source: Netflix Life; Additional source: @andersonlaura12, WONetflix (via).

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Are You Afraid of The Dark? | The Tale of The Captured Souls | Season 1: Episode 7 | Are You Afraid of the Dark? - The Official Channel

Are You Afraid of The Dark? | The Tale of The Captured Souls | Season 1: Episode 7 | Are You Afraid of the Dark? - The Official Channel


Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story...The Tale of The Captured Souls.

Danny and her parents are planning to stay at a rented house for the summer, which is rather run down and spooky.  Even more mysterious is their host, a sickly young boy, Peter, who lives there without any sight of his parents.  Danny becomes very suspicious when her parents seem to be ageing by the day as Peter seems to look healthier.  Danny must fight not only her own fear, but also her parents, who don't believe that their lives are threatened.

There’s nothing like a good ghost story to keep you up at night! Are You Afraid of the Dark? Serves up a winning blend of imagination and suspense along with a twisted cast of wicked warlocks, vengeful demons, and cold-hearted villains. Check it out – if you dare!

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Motu Patlu & The Secret of Devil's Heart | 48 Hrs Before TV | Watch on Voot Kids | Voot Kids India

Motu Patlu & The Secret of Devil's Heart | 48 Hrs Before TV | Watch on Voot Kids | Voot Kids India


Are you ready to 😱, 😍 & 🤣, all at the same time? Because Motu Patlu & The Secret of Devil's Heart is coming 48 hours before TV, only on Voot Kids. Releasing on 27th May.

Download the app to watch now and join us at the #SummerCarnivalOnVootKids.
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Originally published: May 25, 2022.

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This Is Michelle | Extraordinary Me | Nickelodeon Germany

Das Ist Michelle | Die Stunde der Helden | Nickelodeon Deutschland


Michelle ist die jüngste DJane der Welt!


Mehr Nick: Pluto TV Deutschland startet den Kanal „Nick Ukraine“, um ukrainischen Flüchtlingskindern, die sich in Deutschland aufhalten, kostenlose Nickelodeon-Inhalte zur Verfügung zu stellen!

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Week 21, 2022 | What's On Nick | Nickelodeon Premiere Highlights

Your guide to What's New on Nickelodeon for the week of Monday, May 23 - Sunday, May 29, 2022!


Thursday, May 26 is It's Pony Day!


For Nickelodeon's May 2022 highlights, click here!



All times ET/PT.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Podcast - Avatar: Braving the Elements: Enter the amazing world of Avatar through the official companion podcast, Avatar: Braving the Elements from Nickelodeon with hosts Janet Varney (the voice of “Korra”) and Dante Basco (the voice of “Prince Zuko”)! (Season 2 premiere)

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

3:01 a.m. on Paramount+: Santiago of the Seas (Season 1)

7:00 p.m. - Nick News - Standing Up, Speaking Up and Standing Out: Nick News goes to Florida and hears directly from kids about how a new law might adversely affect their lives; then a day in the life of a White House correspondent; plus, NASCAR’s pit crew that you’ve never seen. (#204)

Thursday, May 26, 2022

2:15 p.m. - The Smurfs - Clumsy Not Clumsy: After catching Clumsy, Gargamel tempts him with a magic amulet that makes his clumsiness disappear. (#102B)

7:00 p.m. - Danger Force - Chapa's Phone Home: When Chapa's (Havan Flores) beloved long lost cell phone returns to the Man's Nest under mysterious circumstances, her hunt for the truth threatens to destroy Danger Force. (#220)

7:30 p.m. - Side Hustle - Dinner For Jerks: After Jaget (Jacques Chevelle) gets control of their KidDING app and starts accepting jobs for them, the kids are forced to butler a dinner party full of jerks hosted by their old nemesis Crunchy. (#215)

9:30 p.m. on NICKTOONS - It's Pony - Beachy Weachy Weach/Bee in a Jar: Annie wants to hang out on the local beach's swim dock, but she keeps getting intercepted by the high schoolers. (#206; series finale)

Podcast - SpongeBob BingePants: Take a deep dive down to Bikini Bottom with this official SpongeBob SquarePants companion podcast from Nickelodeon hosted by Frankie Grande and Hector Navarro!

Friday, May 27, 2022

3:01 a.m. on Paramount+ - iCarly (Revival Series) - :

Saturday, May 28, 2022

On AwesomenessTV - Eileen Reacts: Eileen is a rising Hispanic influencer, one you may have been following since her very first post on TikTok to her early days on the My Dream Quinceañera channel to, most recently, her time on AwesomenessTV’s Next Influencer Season 2 and her show Growing Up Eileen, and she is back for more! Watch as Eileen, her brother Armando, and her mother Lourdes react to family drama, romance, and more in the limited series Eileen Reacts, now airing on the AwesomenessTV YouTube channel!

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How to Stream 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' for FREE on Paramount Plus

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 zooms onto Paramount+ on Tuesday, May 24! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!




Paramount+ and Paramount Home Entertainment have announced that the global hit movie SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2, from Paramount Pictures, will be available to stream on the service beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24, in the U.S. and Canada. The film will also be available to rent and purchase across digital platforms from Paramount Home Entertainment. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 will arrive on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD August 9. In addition, fans can also purchase both the new movie and original hit film SONIC THE HEDGEHOG in a 2-Movie Collection on Digital or Blu-ray.

Fans purchasing the Digital*, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray releases of SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 will find they are packed with nearly an hour of bonus features, headlined by an all-new, exclusive animated short entitled “Sonic Drone Home” featuring Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles.

For fans looking to play the games that started it all, “Sonic Origins,” an all-new multi-game collection, will be coming out on June 23, starting at $39.99 USD on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems and PC.

Produced by Paramount Pictures in association with SEGA Sammy Group; an Original Film/ Marza Animation Planet/ Blur Studio production, the world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for next-level adventure featuring the all-star cast of James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Lee Majdoub with Idris Elba and Jim Carrey.

After settling in Green Hills, Sonic (Ben Schwartz) is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles (Idris Elba), in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey), and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 is directed by Jeff Fowler, screenplay by Pat Casey & Josh Miller and John Whittington and story by Pat Casey & Josh Miller. The film is produced by Neal H. Moritz, p.g.a., Toby Ascher, p.g.a., Toru Nakahara, Hitoshi Okuno, and executive produced by Haruki Satomi, Yukio Sugino, Shuji Utsumi, Nan Morales, Tim Miller. The film is licensed internationally by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 | Extended Preview | Paramount Movies


SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 | "Never Stops" Spot | Paramount Movies



Originally published: May 23, 2022 at 22:30 BST.

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