Monday, November 19, 2012

Nickelodeon Releases App For Windows 8

Below is a Nickelodeon Press Release about Nickelodeon's brand new Windows 8 app called the "Nick App" from PRNewswire:
Nickelodeon Releases App For Windows 8

Network Introduces Kids' Entertainment Brand For Windows 8

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012 /Nickelodeon Press Release via PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon will reimagine, the number-one kids entertainment website*, for Windows 8, tailoring it to the platform's fun and unique gesture-based interface. Providing a hub for all things Nick and available for free download in the Windows Store, fans can play more than 1500 games, view photos and watch videos featuring their favorite hit series including iCarly, Victorious, Big Time Rush, The Legend of Korra, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, and more.

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"Nickelodeon strives to be everywhere kids are – with this multiscreen generation, it is especially important to offer companion experiences featuring their favorite content," said Steve Youngwood, Executive Vice President and General Manager Digital, Nickelodeon Group. "We are thrilled to bring Nickelodeon to Windows 8 as we further extend our offerings to platforms where our fans are."

Said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp., "Nickelodeon is one of the top brands for kids, and we are excited to bring the brand to Windows 8."

About Nickelodeon:

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

*Source: comScore Media Metrix – Claim based on comScore US data, average monthly unique visitors for July 2012 – September 2012.

SOURCE Nickelodeon

Also, from Kidscreen:
Nickelodeon unveils Windows 8 app

Tapping into the needs of the multiscreen generation, Nickelodeon has relaunched its kids website with a dedicated, customized Windows 8 app.

The new app is now available for free from the Windows Store allowing users to play more than 1500 games, access photos and watch videos on Windows 8 touchscreen devices featuring their hit Nick series including iCarly, Victorious, Big Time Rush, The Legend of Korra, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and SpongeBob SquarePants.

Further expanding its mobile presence, the latest app release comes on the heels of Nickelodeon launching its Bubble Guppies: Animal School Day app for the iPad on November 1.

Tags: apps, Nickelodeon, Windows 8