Saturday, June 24, 2023

Nickelodeon to Air BET Awards 2023 on June 25

Once again, delivering Culture’s Biggest Night, the BET Awards 2023 will air LIVE on BET on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 8 PM ET/PT from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. The non-stop party will celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop throughout the LIVE telecast on BET, featuring special musical medleys curated by Kid Capri. BET Awards 2023 will be simulcast across Paramount on BET, BET Her, Nickelodeon (as part of Nick@Nite), Comedy Central, MTV, MTV2, Pop, TV Land, and VH1.

BET Awards 2023 logo

Internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa and BET France and will be available to watch on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK, as well as BET Pluto in the UK and Brazil.

Hip Hop pioneer Kid Capri, whose historic career helped move the genre from a local artform to a global phenomenon, has been working closely with performers, show production, and legendary emcee MC Lyte to ensure iconic moments in Hip Hop’s history are represented in what is sure to be one of the most memorable moments in BET Awards history.

The legendary Patti LaBelle will take the stage during this Sunday’s BET Awards 2023 to pay tribute to the late Tina Turner. LaBelle will honor the incomparable Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll, showcasing her incredible talent and capturing the essence of Turner's unparalleled legacy in a performance that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.

Emceed by Terrence J, Pretty Vee, and Big Lez, BET Awards 2023 Red Carpet Live! pre-show will air on BET at 6 PM ET/ PT, with performances by Armani White, Big Boss Vette, Crime Mob, Finesse2tymes, Freeway, Libianca, NLE Choppa, Rae Sremmurd, and more. The pre-show will also reveal the winner of BET Digital’s The Greatest Rap Crew of All Time, which puts 32 of the most recognized rap crews) in Hip Hop head-to-head for a multiplatform, tournament-style bracket. “BET Awards 2023 Red Carpet Live!” is Executive Produced by Matasa Williams.

Award-winning multi-platinum MC, songwriter, record producer, and actor Busta Rhymeswill be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at “BET Awards” 2023. The coveted award commemorates industry pioneers who have powerfully shifted culture and the entertainment industry. Bia, Coi Leray, M.O.P., Rah Digga, Scarlip, Spice, Supercat, Swizz Beatz, and more surprise guests will take the stage to celebrate Busta Rhymes and his 30-plus-year musical legacy.

69 Boyz, Big Daddy Kane, Chief Keef, Dem Franchize Boyz, DJ Unk, D-Nice, E-40, EPMD, Fabolous, Fast Life Yungstaz & Easton (F.L.Y.), Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Jeezy, Kid ‘N Play, MC Lyte, Percy “Master P” Miller, Redman, Remy Ma, Soulja Boy, Styles P, The Sugarhill Gang, Trick Daddy, Trina, Tyga, Uncle Luke, Warren G, YG, Ying Yang Twins, and Yo-Yo will deliver a wide array of Hip Hop classics. Also joining the festivities are “BET Awards'' 2023 nominees Coco Jones, Ice Spice, GloRilla, Latto, and hitmakers Doechii, Lil Uzi Vert, Mad Lion, and more. Kaliii and “BET Awards'' 2023 nominee Lola Brooke will perform on the BET Amplified stage.

Leading the 2023 nominations is Drake, with seven nominations. Drake’s nominations include ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Group’ with 21 Savage, ‘Best Collaboration’ with Future and Tems (“Wait for U”), ‘Album of the Year,’ for Her Loss with 21 Savage, and ‘Viewer’s Choice Award,’ for Jimmy Cook with 21 Savage, and his feature on Wait for U with Future and Tems. 21 Savage and Lizzo earned the third-highest number of nods, with five nominations each. Beyoncé, Burna Boy, Chris Brown, Ice Spice, and SZAfollow with four nominations each. Cardi B, Coco Jones, FLO, Future, Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar, Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin, and Tems are tied with three nominations each.

BET Awards has been the #1 cable award show among all adults 18-49 since 2021 and is the #1 cable award show among Black adults 18-49 for the 21st consecutive year (CY02-CY22). BET Awards is the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – honoring the present and future of Black music, creativity, and sportsmanship, by celebrating the culture and being a driving force for social change.

Voting for BET Awards 2023 Viewer’s Choice Award began on June 8, 2023, and ends June 25, 2023, at 6:30 PM PT/ 9:30 PM ET. Cast your vote here:

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Originally published: June 24, 2023.

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Max to Add Raft of TMNT Movies on July 1

Max, the streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery, will be adding a slew of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films on July 1:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
  • TMNT (2007)

TMNT (2007)

Additionally, the streamer will add Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) the same day.

The news comes as Nickelodeon and Paramount will release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) - The Ultimate Collection, featuring the complete 2003 TMNT series plus the movie "Turtles Forever" on DVD on July 25.

Catch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, only in theatres August 2, 2023!

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Originally published: June 24, 2023.

Source: @AnimationOnMax; H/T: Special thanks to @KeydalisColo for the news!

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ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE Carlos Alazraqui Panel – Sci-Fi Valley Con 2023 | Fandom Spotlite

ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE Carlos Alazraqui Panel – Sci-Fi Valley Con 2023 | Fandom Spotlite

Rocko’s Modern Life voice actor Carlos Alazraqui gave a panel at Sci-Fi Valley Con 2023 to talk about his acting, experiences, and to answer fan questions.

Carlos Alazraqui is Rocko in Rocko’s Modern Life and he is also very well known for his roles on Reno 911, Star Trek: Lower Decks, CatDog, Fairly OddParents, SpongeBob SquarePants, Kamp Koral, Elena of Avalor, and so many more. He also provided the voice for the Taco Bell dog during that iconic commercial campaign.

This panel was recorded on June 10th, 2023, and hosted by Kyle Williamson.

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Nickelodeon to Premiere 'Face's Summertime Jam' Special on June 30

Nickelodeon will premiere the brand new Face's Music Party summer special "Face's Summertime Jam" on Friday, June 30 at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT)!

Face's Music Party

In "Face's Summertime Jam," Face and friends throw a beach party; dancing and singing to new summer pop and hip-hop playlists; off-roading with Blaze, building sandcastles with Bossy Bear, and enjoying treats made by Tiny Chef.

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Originally published: June 19, 2023.

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Contestants Fall For EACH OTHER?! | Love ALLways Ep. 3 Full Episode (Reality Show) | Awesomeness

Contestants Fall For EACH OTHER?! | Love ALLways Ep. 3 Full Episode (Reality Show) | Awesomeness

The competition starts to heat up as the contestants get to know each other and Lexi at the same time, leading to the reveal of some ugly truths about what's going on in the house. From a contestant fearing their relationship with Lexi is on the line to another trying to kiss other contestants behind closed doors, things are anything but calm.

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One pansexual bachelorette is given the chance of a lifetime to find her perfect match. Along the way she’ll be assisted by two professional relationship gurus, who will serve as mentors to their team of potential suitors. While narrowing down a house of boys and girls in order to find her true love, the contestants start falling for one another - causing a spiral of drama, betrayal, passion and jealousy. Still, what’s love without a little friendly competition?


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Originally published: June 17, 2023.

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Sky Live Launches In The U.K. With 'PAW Patrol PAWsome Fitness' Interactive Game

Introducing Sky Live, the new interactive camera from Sky

Sky Live games

Sky today unveils Sky Live, the clever entertainment device that will transform the way you use your TV.

Exclusive to Sky Glass, the new interactive camera brings you exciting new ways to share your favourite TV with family and friends, work out, play and video call – all on your TV. Sky Live is now available to buy from £6 per month.

Fraser Stirling, Global Chief Product Officer, Sky, said: “We surprised everyone when we launched our streaming TV, Sky Glass, in 2021. Now we’re doing it again. Sky Live makes your TV much more than just a TV, by introducing new entertainment experiences for the heart of your home.

“Get active with motion control games, work out with body tracking technology, video call on the big screen and watch TV with loved ones – even from afar. And this is just the start. With our powerful Entertainment OS ecosystem, it will keep getting better with every update.”

Sky Live

Sky Live makes the big screen in your living room even smarter, more social, and more interactive. Key features include:

Watch Together when you’re not together

  • Enjoy TV together, even when you’re apart. 
  • See and hear family and friends in their own homes alongside your favourite content on your TV screen, so you can celebrate Premier League goals together live, discuss the latest drama on Love Island, and chat through every episode of And Just Like That, S2.
  • Working across live channels and Sky on demand content – the dedicated Watch Together button on screen lets you invite your family and friends to watch with you*.  
  • And with Auto-Tracking, everyone will always be in shot and in focus. Plus, Sky Live’s background noise suppression technology means sound will be crystal-clear.

Workout with a personal trainer on your TV

  • With the exclusive Mvmnt fitness app, you can choose from over 130 interactive workouts, including a range of strength, mobility, Pilates and yoga classes for all abilities. 
  • Built-in Body Tracking technology improves your technique by analysing your form, providing real-time feedback as you move and counting your reps.
  • Developed in partnership with WithU and qualified coaches, Mvmnt is exclusive to Sky Live for innovative and easy ways to work out from home on the big screen. 
  • Download the Mvmnt companion mobile app so you can also get real-time feedback on your form directly to your mobile. Plus, you can plan your workouts, track your personal progress, and share to social media.

Play hands-free immersive games for the whole family

  • Use your body as the controller in fun active games like Starri, PAW Patrol PAWsome fitness and Fruit Ninja with Sky Live’s ground-breaking Motion Control technology, which uses AI-powered body tracking and gesture control. With more games like Peppa Pig coming soon.  
  • Play solo at home, or challenge family and friends to join in a range of fun multiplayer games and experiences like Monopoly
  • With VideoBooth you can capture short videos and photos on your Sky Glass. Immerse yourself in some of your favourite TV shows and films with AR filters for PAW Patrol, Trolls and more. Download your creations and share with your family, friends and on social media. 
  • Also coming soon is the Stingray Karaoke app, allowing you to record, play back and easily share your best performances on social media.

Video Call on your TV

  • Make Zoom calls to family and friends from your sofa to any device. 
  • Have better conversations and see people in HD, large as life and crystal-clear on the big screen – no more juggling iPads, laptops or mobiles. 
  • Everyone will be in shot with Auto-Tracking and you can hear every word with the background noise suppression technology.  
  • You can even switch from a call on your mobile to your TV if you’re signed into the same account on Sky Live. Just use your existing Zoom account and log in with your regular e-mail address and password.

Simple set up

Sky Live has been designed with the same simplicity and privacy credentials as Sky Glass. It’s easy to set up, with no remotes, headsets or controllers, and the magnetic base sits securely on top of your Sky Glass, with cables to connect to the TV. Giving you complete control over your privacy, there’s a dedicated button which lets you switch the camera and microphone on and off - when the front light is off, you know it’s completely off.

Pricing and availability

Sky Live is available to buy in the UK from today (Thursday 22 June) at, in Sky retail stores or with our customer services.

Buy for £6 per month interest-free credit on a 48-month contract, £12 per month on a 24-month contract, or £290 RRP in the UK. 

Buy Sky Glass, your smarter than a smart TV, from just £14 per month. Add Sky Ultimate TV with Sky TV, Netflix and discovery+ for just £26 per month.

Developing for the future 

Sky Live is the latest addition to the Sky TV Entertainment OS ecosystem, which includes Sky Glass and Sky Stream. Sky Live will never stay the same; its software will continue to evolve, with new games, workouts, features and more to come in future releases. 

As a platform Sky is looking forward to working with experience and app creators to bring new entertaining innovations to the big screen. We're even opening our developer portal very soon. 

For more, visit

*Customers require a Sky Glass, Sky Live and a subscription to the same channel / package to see the content in a Watch Together session (currently excluding UHD). If you do not have the same package, you will still be able to chat to video participants in a Watch Together room.  

Sky Live has a 12MP HDR capable smart camera with 106° wide field of view (WFOV) for crystal-clear viewing with all your favourite apps inside. For more tech specs, click here.

About Sky

Sky is one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment companies and is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that connects people to moments and experiences that matter. At Sky we Believe in Better. It’s in our DNA.    

We’re famous for innovation. We offer streaming services NOW and WOW; the world’s smartest TV, Sky Glass; and the best aggregation platform, Sky Q. We provide connectivity you can count on in mobile, and fast, secure, reliable residential and business broadband.

We’re Europe’s premium content producer. We create award-winning original content, produce the biggest live sporting events, and we provide free access to news and the arts.

We believe that we can have a positive impact on society, by supporting and creating tens of thousands of jobs, addressing digital inequality, being a diverse and inclusive employer, and becoming net zero carbon by 2030.


At launch, games on Sky Live include:

  • Fruit Ninja
  • Whack-A-Mole
  • Starri
  • Monopoly
  • PAW Patrol PAWsome Fitness
  • Morph Thingy-Ma-Bobstacle Course
  • Air Racer
  • Galaxy Jumpers
  • Scooby Doo Sandwich Stack 
  • Arcade
  • And coming soon… Peppa Pig

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Originally published: June 24, 2023.

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Paramount+ Invites Visitors Into The Lodge: A Paramount+ Experience at VidCon 2023

Paramount+ is a total household streamer that features iconic franchises and beloved characters. The magic of the Mountain of Entertainment campaign is that the service’s unmatched content offering is showcased in an authentic and interesting way that draws in consumers. The Lodge: A Paramount+ Experience is the next iteration of the campaign, offering a unique and immersive experience that brings Paramount Mountain to life.

Visitors at VidCon 2023 will step into a mountain lodge atmosphere filled with celebratory moments around Paramount+’s popular titles like Zoey 102, iCarly, SpongeBob SquarePants and School Spirits. Wandering through the experience, consumers will find the Zoey 102 door with a collage of photos from Zoey 101 and be given their very own key mimicking Zoey’s key necklace from the original series. The key will grant them access inside the ultra instagrammable room filled with pink balloons, a wedding guest book to sign and Zoey’s pink vespa that will feature wedding cans on the back.

Bringing the Krusty Krab IRL, guests are invited to come into the underwater restaurant and become fully immersed in Bikini Bottom with Spongebob and his friends. A photo moment with a take-home polaroid will be available at the memorable checkout boat.

Attendees can walk down the hallways with School Spirits filled with easter eggs from the series and ‘Missing Maddie’ posters, where a  camera will be there to tape their stroll. Guests will also be able to step inside the iCarly studio and choose from a select variety of different props to take to the stage and create their own content for their audiences.

Inside the Paramount+ Gaming Lounge, attendees can get hands on with Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway, whilst in the Nickelodeon Creator Lounge, are invited to Enter The Splat. Fans can also check out a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem activation.

The experience will feature the Paramount Theater, which will be set up as an exclusive sound stage for attendees to get a feel for how some of their favorite titles are made as they step up to the green screen and scale the Paramount Mountain.

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Originally published: June 24, 2023.

Original source: aNb Media.

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