Thursday, May 31, 2007

May Half Term Rocks on Nickelodeon UK!

From the latest issue of The Nick Insider, Nickelodeon UK's official newsletter:

Hi there!
Check out Nickelodeon's Rocking May Bank Holiday lineup!

Naked Brothers Band
The most famous band you've never heard of ... Yet!

To celebrate the eagerly anticipated launch of the brand new Naked Brothers Band movie and series, it's a Musical Bank Holiday Monday with rocking themed episodes from all your favourite shows. Win an MP3 player with the NBB competition at MORE

New Series everyday 10am & 4:30pm

Drake & Josh Weekend!

What happens when Drake & Josh's parents leave them in charge for the weekend? Find out in the Drake & Josh Go to Hollywood Movie Special. Also, you'll have a chance to catch up on any prank-filled episodes you may have missed. MORE

2 & 3 June 10.30am to 3pm

Nickheads is back
Are you the ultimate Nick fan?

Our brilliant interactive show is back by popular demand. Join in the fun with the Lovely Laura and Ugly Mark and play along with your red button or at!

Weekdays 4 - 22 June 4 to 5:30pm

Go behind the scenes with your favourite genie

In this behind the scenes special, it's your chance to go on-set to meet the actors and actresses and find out all the backstage gossip. Plus, you can watch more magical episodes. MORE

1st June 10:30am to 3:30pm


Naked Brothers Band Movie Premiere 28th May, 10am & 4pm.
Zoey 101 29th May,
SpongeBob SquarePants 30th May and
H20 31st May.
All at 10:30am to 3:30pm!



Watch exclusive previews of new Naked Brothers Band and clips from your favourite shows.


Presenter info

Watch Ugly Mark strut his stuff in the new disco chicken game only on Nickheads!


Check out our new Nickelodeon website with cool games, sneak peaks of your favourite programmes and great prizes to be won only at! MORE

Monday, May 28, 2007

Nickelodeon UK chosen for Kids Choice Awards UK

From C21 Media:

Nick UK chosen for Kids Choice Awards

NEWS BRIEF: Nickelodeon UK is to launch the Kids Choice Awards on Saturday October 20 at London's Excel Centre.

In March 2007, Los Angeles hosted the 20th Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. The UK-hosted version will feature thousands of kids and a line-up from the world of children's animation, books, burps, movies, music, sports, television, toys and video gaming.

The UK event will be produced by Nickelodeon UK and the team behind the MTV Europe Music Awards.

11 May 2007
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Online premiere for Nick Jr Channel's 'Roary The Racing Car'

From Digital Spy:

Online premiere for Nick Jr's 'Roary'

New Nick Jr series Roary The Racing Car has received an online premiere almost two weeks before its broadcast debut.

The show, about a "bright, cheeky and energetic single-seater" called Roary, features vocals from comedian Peter Kay and racing legend Sir Stirling Moss.

Episode one is now available to be viewed on the Nick Jr Video player at the channel's website, with the second episode following next Monday.

"We are thrilled to be premiering episodes online, as we know that many of our young viewers enjoy watching show clips on Nick Jr Video," said Howard Litton, MD of Nickelodeon UK.

The broadband service launched last October and now serves as many as 450,000 clips of popular Nick Jr shows each month.

Roary The Racing Car airs on Nick Jr at 4pm on Saturday, June 2.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Nickelodeon UK's new website focuses on VOD and user content

From Technology Weekly:

Nickelodeon UK site focuses on VOD and user content

Nickelodeon has relaunched its UK website to include video-on-demand.

The site revamp, by interactive agency Lightmaker, will include user-generated content and new games, with VoD available on every page.

The user-generated part of the site will let children create a 'scrapbook' area to personalise with their favourite content. Users can then share their spaces with their friends.

Andy Goodhand, VP of planning and presentation at Nickelodeon, said the site's relaunch coincides with a major digital push at the channel.

"We're constantly striving to give kids exactly what they want and developing new ideas," he said. "This includes fresh gaming every week and campaign sites giving greater depth of content for every show.

"We've invested in research to understand children's relationship with digital technologies- the hows and whys behind their current behaviour and the likely drivers of their future relationships," he added.

You can visit Nickelodeon UK's brand new website at

Thursday, May 10, 2007

First ever Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK confirmed

From Digital Spy:

First Kids' Choice Awards UK confirmed

Nickelodeon has announced details of the first ever Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards UK.

In its 20th year in the US, the event has been massively popular on the channel with a global audience in excess of 205 million, but this is first time the UK will host its own prize giving.

The awards, which are voted for by Nickelodeon viewers, will be held at the Excel Centre in London on Saturday October 20. Nominees will be announced in July.

Howard Litton, senior vice president and managing director of Nickelodeon UK, said: "We are proud to be bringing the Kids' Choice Awards to the UK for the first time this year. Nickelodeon is dedicated to making and commissioning the very best in high quality and innovative entertainment. Our viewers deserve the biggest and best event in children’s television, we're going to deliver a spectacular live event on stage and on TV."

The UK event will be produced by Nickelodeon UK and the team behind the MTV Europe Music Awards. Debbie Phillips will executive produce, working with producer Daniel Baldwin and director Phil Heyes. All talent bookings are being spearheaded by MTV Networks International head of celebrity talent, James Dearlove in the UK, and Andrea Fair in the US.

All tickets to the event will be free, courtesy of Nickelodeon UK. Kids and guests will be able to win tickets, including VIP passes, throughout the summer and autumn season via Nickelodeon and associated partnerships.

Last year, Italy launched its first ever Kids Choice Awards in Milan, and later this year Nickelodeon in Australia, Germany and Holland will join London in hosting their own special events.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

'Drake and Josh' take 1m for Nickelodeon UK

From Digital Spy:

'Drake and Josh' take 1m for Nickelodeon

The fourth series of daily teen sitcom Drake and Josh achieved record ratings for Nickelodeon this Easter.

More than 1 million kids aged 4-15 years tuned in to watch the new series during its opening week.

The show took its highest kids’ audience share of 11.5% in the 9am slot and helped the channel become the top rated kids’ channel in cable and satellite homes during the second week of Easter.

Filmed in the US, the show features two San Diego suburban teenagers, played by Drake Bell and Josh Peck, who become stepbrothers when their parents marry.

Howard Litton, SVP and managing director Nickelodeon UK, said: "Drake and Josh brilliantly showcases a very high quality of scripted comedy for kids. The success of the series premiere coupled with the channel's brand new Australian fantasy-drama H20, contributed to Nickelodeon’s highest rating week since 2004. We’re thrilled with the Easter launch."

Awarded the Bafta Children's Channel of the Year award, Nickelodeon UK networks is the UK’s top rated commercial kids’ network.

Entara licenses Domo for toys, t-shirts

From C21 Media:

Entara licenses Domo for toys, t-shirts

NEWS BRIEF: Global entertainment rights company Entara has inked two new licensing agreements for Domo, the animated character best known as the mascot of Japanese pubcaster NHK.

Underground Toys has been awarded the licence to manufacture plush and plush key rings for Domo from immediate effect, while Fashion UK has also adopted Domo in a licensing agreement with Entara to produce a range of adult and teen t-shirts and sweatshirts for the UK market.

Domo currently has a TV series in development with Nicktoons in North America and Nickelodeon Worldwide, launching in 2007.

2 May 2007
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