Monday, August 19, 2013

Nickelodeon Italy To Premiere Final 6 Brand New Episodes Of "Victorious" In September 2013

Nickelodeon Italy (Italia) has announced in the 'Notizie'/'News' section on their official website,, the exciting Nickelodeon news that Nick Italy will start to premiere and show the last six episodes of the hit Nickelodeon original musical comedy show "Victorious", including the all-new episodes "One Thousand Berry Balls", "Brain Squeezers", "The Bad Roommate", "The Slap Fight" (which features a "coming soon Sam & Cat" message on the Nickelodeon on Sunset now showing sign board) and "Victori-Yes" (series finale), every evening between Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th September 2013 at 7:10pm (19:10)!:
Victorious: dal 2 settembre i nuovi episodi

Arriva settembre e l'inizio della scuola si avvicina. Questo rende tutti un po' tristi, ma a tirarti su di morale ci pensiamo noi di Nickelodeon: da lunedì 2 settembre ogni sera alle 19:10 arrivano i nuovi episodi di Victorious!

Le risate sono garantite. Ormai i ragazzi della Hollywood Arts ci hanno abituati alle loro follie: ci saranno una festa a tema hawaiano-western, un show messicano veramente demenziale e un quiz fuori di testa. E cosa succede quando André si trasferisce a vivere a casa di Tori? E quando Tori e Trina si sfidano in una gara all'ultimo fan su TheSlap?

Nelle nuove puntate Cat si accorge di essere gelosa di Robbie: nascerà finalmente la coppia Cabbie? Tori e André invece continuano a regalarci splendide canzoni: guarda il video di Here's 2 Us!

Sei appuntamenti da non perdere con gli ultimi sei episodi della terza stagione di Victorious: da lunedì 2 settembre a sabato 7 settembre fa' il pieno di divertimento su Nickelodeon!

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Nickelodeon UK To Premiere Brand New Episodes Of "Victorious" From Monday 16th September 2013

The Nickelodeon UK fanblog NickUKHub is reporting the exciting Nickelodeon UK News that the online British and Irish TV guide Digiguide has announced that Nickelodeon UK will start to premiere and show the final five episodes of the hit Nickelodeon original musical comedy show "Victorious", including the all-new episodes "Brain Squeezers" and "Star-Spangled Tori" on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK in September and October 2013 from Monday 16th September 2013 at 5:30pm (repeated one hour later at 6:30pm on Nickelodeon UK's plus-one (+1) timeshift channel, Nick+1), as part of Nick UK's Autumn/Winter 2013 highlights! Nick UK will then continue to air all-new episodes of "VICTORiOUS" every Monday at the same time for five weeks, leading up to the UK and Irish premiere of the series finale episode, "Victori-Yes"!

Although unconfirmed, it is expected that Nickelodeon UK will premiere the series finale episode of "VICTORiOUS", "Victori-Yes", before the channel holds the UK premiere of Nickelodeon's "iCarly" and "Victorious" spin-off series, "Sam & Cat", this Autumn (2013).

Below is a list of currently announced brand new episodes of "VicTORIous" and their premiere air dates:

Monday 16th September 2013 at 5:30pm - "The Bad Roommate"

Andre is tired of living with his crazy grandmother and he decides to bunk with Tori, but it does not turn out well. It is discovered that while Andre's grandmother drives him nuts, she is also the main reason he's good at writing music. Tori and Andre get Kojeezy to buy their song, but he will only buy the song if it passes the "baby test". Meanwhile, a new app on the Pear pad which shows satellite images displays a picture of Hollywood Arts High School with Jade in it. However, Jade is not fond of her new found fame as the picture makes it look like she's picking her nose when she was really just scratching it. Jade plans on getting the pic retaken when the satellite passes again, but the picture turns out even worse for her! Guest Stars: Kool Kojak as Kojeezy. Songs Featured: "Faster Than Boyz" by Victoria Justice & Leon Thomas III.

Nickelodeon's "Victorious" (stylised as "VICTORiOUS") is an North American sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega (portrayed by Victoria Justice), a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her older sister Trina's (Daniella Monet) place in a showcase, while getting into screwball situations on a daily basis. On her first day at Hollywood Arts, she meets Andre Harris (Leon Thomas III), Robbie Shapiro (Matt Bennett), Rex Powers (Robbie's puppet), Jade West (Elizabeth Gillies), Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande), and Beck Oliver (Avan Jogia). The series premiered on Nickelodeon USA on March 27, 2010 after the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards.
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Jules Borkent, Senior Vice President Of Global Acquisitions for Nickelodeon, Makes Speech At Annecy’s 2013 MIFA International Animation Film Market

The animation news website Animation World Network (AWN) is reporting the Nickelodeon News in the following article that Nickelodeon Global executive Jules Borkent, who is the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Global Acquisitions for Nickelodeon, recently made a speech as part of a "Talks and Share With" session at Annecy’s 2013 MIFA International Animation Film Market, which was held between Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th June 2013 in France. As part of his speech, Jules Borkent, based in New York City, presented a powerful Powerpoint presentation interspersed with clips for Nickelodeon shows. Jules also announced that when looking for new shows, Nickelodeon wants "Smart & Heart & Fart!", and talked about how Nick finds Rootin' Tootin' Toons:
Annecy’s 2013 MIFA International Animation Film Market

The addition of MIFA Talks and Share With sessions made this year’s market even better than ever.

What made MIFA, the Annecy Animation Festival’s international film market, so amazing this year? Well, you can start with the brand new additions: 3 panels called MIFA TALKS as well as the 20 SHARE WITH sessions, which hopefully will become annual traditions at the world’s largest celebration of animated features, shorts and TV series.

High powered executives from around the world were recruited by MIFA organizers. All networks have unique needs. However, after attending these presentations, it became apparent there were universal themes across sessions. FUNNY is in highest demand. A close second is for producers to make plenty of “series extras” meaning, companion marketing and entertainment products to support the TV series such as games and other activities for kids to use on their tablets, mobile phones and game consoles.

MIFA TALKS and the SHARE WITH(s) – these sessions contained the rubies, sapphires, and diamonds of business tips in this year’s MIFA. Mixed in with the usual jewels of info/insights, the traditional Territory Focus panels and events remain as staples, attracting much bigger crowds than the new sessions.

So with plenty of seats to spare, I was one of the lucky few to absorb what these key TV executives are seeking from animation suppliers.

MIFA TALKS panel highlights:

FRANCE - broadcaster TF1. Panelist Natalie Pinguet said her broadcast channel is very much into being “multi-platform.” Internet, tablets, smart phones, TV screens - for preschoolers through 10 year olds. Gender neutral preferred. Each series has a specific [TF1 network] launch strategy. Per the executive “We have no educational series… Our first job is to entertain….so we like HUMOR, COMEDY.”

UK - broadcaster BBC. World-renowned and they know it! This means the bar is set super high. If you’re aiming to get into business with this powerhouse channel, here’s what Sarah Muller summed up: “We [BBC] want special, unique, risk-taking, content under the radar, compelling and different stories. Pre-schoolers have their own dedicated channel Cbeebies, older kids 6-12 see the talent-led entertainment shows on CBBC. Whatever you see on the main BBC channel for adults, the mix of content is the same (but for kids), on the children’s channels. [We are] Looking for compelling content that doesn’t feel educational!”

USA/Worldwide - cable satellite network NICKELODEON. Jules Borkent, based in New York City, presented a powerful Powerpoint presentation interspersed with show clips. Most memorable moment of Jules’ talk? Nickelodeon wants “Smart & Heart & Fart!” How does Nick find these Rootin’ Tootin’ Toons? Using a competition model, one for US-based creators and a UK-based Shorts Program competition scheme for the rest of the world. Jules explained, “How we do it in the States, about 900 shorts were submitted. We took six, and developed them (assumption: series pilot). Of those six, only one is going to series production.” OK, now for the good news? The earlier the better for your pitch to Nickelodeon, no matter where in the world you’re based. Nickelodeon’s new series with Marathon Media of France, started with a one-pager!

SHARE WITH session notes:

FINLAND - broadcaster YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company. Vicky Schroederus couldn’t have made it anymore clear. Today’s animation series must satisfy the online demands of kids. YLE previews new series via their site, and supports the series via brand-building strategies of apps, mobile phones, tablets. Statistics about kids’ usage was rife in Vicky’s presentation! Weekly figures: 190,000 devices - 40,000 PDA downloads, 50,000 website unique, 30,000 apps, etc. So her network needs producers to come with more than just a series. Games, shorts, apps and as many other bells and whistles as possible, for today’s digital kids. Creatively speaking, keep in mind that Finland’s a country of design, so they’re always on the lookout for unique and distinct visual styles.

COLOMBIA - broadcaster RTVC Senal Colombia. Claudia Rodriguez Valencia wants high quality, with three key attributes: educational, cultural and entertaining. Her net has theme months, is willing and interested in coproducing, and can commercialize (“sell”) to neighboring countries. One of the few channels that looks for animation for all ages, besides programming for pre-school and 8-12 year olds, they’re into cartoons for grownups, which are educational and entertaining at the same time. Be sure to bring along your business plan if you’re pitching for a coproduction. RCTV looks for a return on their investment beyond the obvious airings on their own channels.

NORWAY - broadcaster NRK. Elin Raustol is not dissimilar to her fellow Scandinavian network YLE. The key question these days center around what activities (for the kids) are supporting your TV series? “In November 2012, 6% of our audience was also using other platforms. In May, 2013 - over 35% of traffic on tablets and mobiles. SO WE NEED CONTENT THERE - ON THOSE APPS!” Luckily she didn’t forget the most essential ingredients for a successful series - “good character-driven stories with believable protagonist(s) that the audience likes, who they want to root for and care about.”

BRAZIL - cable satellite channel GLOOB. Paula Taborda dos Guaranys explained that Brazil’s newest dedicated kids channel has a core audience of 4-5 year olds, with a channel focus on content being very entertaining. A mix of live action (they acquire a lot from the BBC) and animation from all over the world, all of it in high definition.

Yes indeed, MIFA 2013 was buzzing even more than usual with these attractive additions of SHARE WITH and MIFA TALKS - don’t miss them next year! It’s a worthy challenge to attend all that MIFA has to offer. 2013 also included the Territory Focus sessions which show off particular countries, covering their skills, talent base, funding entities and more. Territories highlighted this year included Poland, Russia, Japan, South Africa, and the U.K. As stated in the press kit “Year after year MIFA has anchored its leadership roll….. [and] in tough economic times, the MIFA must serve as an opportunity booster.” Certainly the importance of MIFA wasn’t missed by the top brass from the French government - this year, the Minister of Culture and Communication paid a special visit the MIFA market. A charming reminder that in France, animation has value beyond business. It’s an art form with substantial cultural importance too - Vive la France!!!

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You can view photographs from Annecy's MIFA 2013 International Animation Film Market here on AWN.
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Blackpool Skater Boy Jordan Ward Vies For Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 Award

The British regional newspaper the Blackpool Gazette has posted a profile of and a interview they recently held with Blackpool teenager Jordan Ward, who has been nominated to win the coveted Best Skater award at the Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013, the awards show which honours kids across the UK who have seriously impressive skills such as street dancing, skateboarding, BMXing and a host of active skills in-between! You can vote who YOU want to win a coveted Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Award by visiting the official Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 voting website at, watching videos of each nominee, and clicking the vote button for who you think deserves to win! Voting closes Saturday 31st August 2013. The article below also features a exclusive video of in-line skater Jordan Ward showing us his skills, which you can watch by scrolling down/clicking the 'More' button below!

Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 will be hosted by British diver, London 2012 Summer Olympic Games medalist and Kids' Choice Awards winner Tom Daley at London's O2 Indigo Arena, situated on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, England, UK, on Saturday 7th September 2013, and shown the very next day (Sunday 8th September 2013) at 5.00pm (repeated from 6:00pm on Nick UK's plus-one timeshift channel, Nick+1)!

The individual awards will be presented by some of the biggest names in sport, film and television, alongside live music performances, including by Nickelodeon Star Brad Kavanagh, who plays the character Fabian Rutter in Nickelodeon's hit mystery drama series "House of Anubis", who will be making his first musical TV performance, Union J, and The Luminites! Tickets cost just £1 (an Admin fee (for printing & postage)) and will let you be there person to see the Skills, the Stars and the Slime! The Age Recommendation to attend the 2013 Skillies Awards are 6 - 15 years, and all children attending must be accompanied by at least one adult. Disabled tickets include one free carer (One ticket admits two people). Please note: All persons entering the venue, must have a valid ticket. You can purchase tickets to attend the 2013 Nick Fruit Shoot Skills Awards here on the awards official website,!:
VIDEO: Skater boy Jordan vies for national award

Teenager Jordan Ward is proving he has what it takes to become the nation’s next skating sensation.

For the Blackpool teenager is bidding to turn pro in in-line skating, after regularly winning competitions across the country and wowing spectators of the sport he has loved since he was just three years old. Now he is hoping the people of Blackpool will help him secure the title of Best Skater in England. Jordan, 15, has been shortlisted for the Fruit Shoot Skills Awards, in association with Nickelodeon, which recognise talented sporting youngsters across the UK. He said: “I think It’s amazing. I am really happy. It would be an honour to win this award, and I would use it to help teach other children how to get involved in this sport and get fit and healthy.”

Jordan, of Silverwood Avenue, South Shore, said he fell in love with skating when he first tried it, and has been competing since he was six. He has received sponsorship from That Rolling Brand. The Higfield Humanities College pupil added: “I am down at the skate park most days that I can.

“When I go into spins and flips I get a real rush that I wouldn't get anywhere else. “It’s definitely my ambition to compete in the pros leagues and travel around the world with it.” Jordan’s proud father, Scott, said: “Skating is something we encouraged for Jordan from a young age and it’s really paid off.

“Extreme sports are very much brushed under the carpet in the UK compared with America, so it’s pleasing to see the Fruit Shoot awards helping to promote them. “Maybe in-line skating could become an Olympic sport one day?” Jordan will attend a televised ceremony at the O2 arena next month, when the winner will be announced. To vote for him, visit and click “vote for your favourite”.

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