Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Nickelodeon Africa Announces Plans To Host First-Ever NickFest!

Nickelodeon Africa has announced the very exciting news that Nickelodeon is teaming up with Tsogo Sun and the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust to stage its first ever family-centric festival, "NickFest", in Johannesburg at The Globe at Silverstar on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June 2015!

NickFest will thrill kids and parents alike with its unique combination of live music from SA A-listers, character shows and appearances by Nickelodeon superstars SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Packed with fun and interactivity, NickFest promises a fabulous day out for kids of all ages and their families, with designated activities for pre-schoolers, primary school kids, tweens and teens. And of course there'll be lots of Nickelodeon's trademark slime – tons and tons of gooey green the awesome Slime Area!

A favourite with SA kids, Nickelodeon currently broadcasts three 24-hour kids channels in SA: Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Nicktoons. Nickelodeon consistently ranks as the number one kids and family channel on premium pay-TV in South Africa, thanks to award-winning, ratings-beating programming that puts kids first, including "The Nickelodeon Kids's Choice Awards"*, "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "The Thundermans". Attracting 170,000 viewers per day, Nickelodeon's viewership is up by 41 percent over the same time last year due to its compelling mix of classic, character-driven shows and a vibrant new programme slate.

During the 2-day festival, NickFest will welcome more than 4,000 kids and families to The Globe, with the site totally transformed into a‎ Nickelodeon wonderland. Two shows will be held on both days at 10:00am and 14:00pm. Details of performers will be released shortly.

Commented Tasania Parsadh, Senior Channel Manager, Nickelodeon, Africa; "We are delighted to bring NickFest to South Africa, providing a unique, fun-filled day out for kids and their parents to enjoy together. And, as a brand that prides itself of putting 'Kids First', we are donating a portion of the proceeds from the event to the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust to help ensure South African children have access to improved healthcare facilities."

In partnership with the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust, NickFest will also feature The Celebrity Slime Challenge in which well-known celebrities will get doused in slime to raise funds for the charity, which is currently constructing the second paediatric hospital in South Africa, in Parktown, Johannesburg.

The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital began construction in April 2014, and is targeted to open in the second half of 2016. The Trust continues to fundraise towards its R1 billion target, of which R620 million has been raised. "It is with support and donations from partners such as NickFest, as well as the public that we look forward to Madiba's wish becoming a reality. And we look to the global community to continue supporting this project, which will improve children's health for generations to come,” said Sibongile Mkhabela, CEO of Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust."

Speaking on behalf of Silverstar, Sanele Ntombela, Marketing Manager, commented, "As West Rand's Number 1 entertainment destination, Silverstar is excited to team up with Nickelodeon for the inaugural NickFest. This fantastic, family celebration is the perfect fit for Silverstar's family oriented profile."

Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, "We are very excited to launch NickFest in South Africa as it also forms part of our festivities to celebrate VIMN's 10th year and the 10 channels we have launched in Africa."

Tickets for NickFest go on sale week commencing Monday 11th May 2015 via Computicket, priced R110 per person (entrance free for children under 2). Ten percent of funds from ticket sales will be donated towards the construction of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital.

Source: My TV News.
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Nickelodeon Russia and CIS To Premiere "Splitting Adam" On Friday 8th May 2015

Nickelodeon Russia and CIS (Россия and СНГ) has announced the exciting Nickelodeon International news in a post on their official Facebook profile page,, that Nick Russia and CIS will premiere Nickelodeon's brand-new original TV movie "Splitting Adam" (locally titled "Расщепление Адама"), starring Jace Norman ("Henry Danger"), on Friday 8th May 2015 at 18:40 (MSK)! Following the movies debut, Nickelodeon Russia and CIS will encore "Splitting Adam" on Sunday 10th May 2015 at 12:45 (MSK)!

Pictured: Adam Baker (Jace Norman) in Splitting Adam on Nickelodeon. Photo: James Dimmock/Nickelodeon. ©2014 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

To celebrate Nick Russia and CIS debuting "Splitting Adam", has unveiled Nick Россия and СНГ's all-new official "Расщепление Адама" show website to accompany the brand new show, which features information about "Splitting Adam" and each of the characters in the film - Адам (Jace Norman), Лори (Isabela Moner), Первый клон (Jace Norman), Вэнс (Jack Griffo), Уинстон (Jace Norman), Шелдон (Amarr M. Wooten), Тусовщик (Jace Norman), Дэнни (Seth Isaac Johnson), Поэт (Jace Norman), Джиллиан (Tate Chapman and Abby Chapman), Идеальный (Jace Norman), Волшебник Митч (Tony Cavalero) - plus exclusive online streaming video clips and a "Which Adam Are You?" quiz!

Расщепление Адама - если бы ты мог клонировать себя? from Nickelodeon_RU on Vimeo.

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Sneak Peek Of New "Breadwinners" Episode "Chest Hair Club", Premiering 5/10 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand-new episode of Nickelodeon's popular original animated buddy comedy series (Nicktoon) "Breadwinners" titled "Chest Hair Club"/"Bros' Night Out" on Sunday 10th May 2015 at 6:00pm ET/PT, as part of Nick USA's all-new Sunday night line-up, SwaySway and Buhdeuce have a bread-tastic sneak peek for yo beak of the all-new episode "Chest Hair Club", which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip from Nickelodeon's official YouTube channel below!:

SwaySway has three chest hairs - he has officially entered MANHOOD! Live the life of a real man/duck in a brand new episode of Breadwinners this Sunday at 6pm on Nickelodeon!

You just got a sneak peek up in yo beak!
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Sneak Peek Of New "Henry Danger" Special "Henry And The Bad Girl, Part 2", Premiering 5/9 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering and showing the conclusion of a massive "Henry Danger" special, called "Henry and the Bad Girl", on Saturday 9th May 2015 at 8:00pm (ET/PT), Nick USA has unveiled a super sneak peek preview from "Henry and the Bad Girl, Part 2" on their official YouTube channel, which you can watch in the online streaming video clip below!:

In the second part of "Henry and the Bad Girl", Schwoz (Michael D. Cohen) will go to any lengths to help Charlotte (Riele Downs) and Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) find Kid Danger (Jace Norman), even if that means putting his shower (and pet Pig) on hold. Will they find Kid Danger and put an end to his evil-doing in time? Find out in the action-packed conclusion to "Henry And The Bad Girl", this Saturday at 8/7c, only on Nickelodeon USA!
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Nickelodeon UK To Premiere New TV Movie "Splitting Adam" On Friday 22nd May 2015

Nickelodeon UK, the number one commercial kids TV network in the UK, has announced the exciting Nick UK news in a new trailer/promo that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will premiere Nickelodeon's brand-new original TV movie "Splitting Adam", starring Jace Norman ("Henry Danger"), on Friday 22nd May 2015 at 6:30pm!

In the all-new Nick Flick, 15-year-old Adam Baker (Jace Norman) has a jam-packed summer schedule. Between juggling multiple jobs, babysitting his sister and helping Uncle Magic Mitch perfect his magic act, he barely has a moment to sleep, let alone time to pursue his dream girl, Lori. After stumbling across a strange tanning bed his uncle brings home, Adam accidentally clones himself and finds the answer to all his problems--he can create multiple Adams.

Pictured: Adam Baker (Jace Norman) in Splitting Adam on Nickelodeon. Photo: James Dimmock/Nickelodeon. ©2014 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

In Nick's all-new film, "Splitting Adam", Adam Baker (Jace Norman, "Henry Danger") is the busiest 15-year-old you'll ever meet! Between juggling multiple jobs, babysitting his sister, and helping his uncle perfect his magic act, his summer schedule is jam-packed. And that leaves little room for flirting with his dream girl, Lori (Isabela Moner, "100 Things To Do Before High School"). But after accidentally stumbling into his uncle's mysterious "tanning bed", Adam learns the answer to all of his problems – multiple Adams! With his new collection of clones, Adam is hopping on one wild ride with an epic splash! However, the situation soon spirals out of control when Adam starts feeling weak and learns that if he doesn't merge the clones back into himself, they could all be destroyed—including him!

Pictured: (l-r) Lori (Isabela Moner), Vance (Jack Griffo) and Adam Baker (Jace Norman) in Splitting Adam on Nickelodeon. Photo: James Dimmock/Nickelodeon. ©2015 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

"Splitting Adam" also stars Jack Griffo ("The Thundermans") as Vance Hansum, Amarr M. Wooten ("Instant Mom", "Step Up 2: The Streets") as Sheldon, Seth Isaac Johnson as Danny, Tate Chapman and Abby Chapman ("React to That", "Liv and Maddie") as Gillian, Chris Gauthier as Mr. Mattis, Caroline Cave as Mrs. Baker, Katia Peel as the voice of a little girl, Dani Dare as the voice of a little boy, and Brayden Snow as a dancing party kid, plus Tony Cavalero from the upcoming Nickelodeon show "School of Rock" as Magic Mitch!

Pictured: Adam Baker (Jace Norman) and Mitch (Tony Cavelero) in Splitting Adam on Nickelodeon. Photo: James Dimmock/Nickelodeon. ©2014 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

"Splitting Adam" is directed and executive produced by Scott McAboy ("Santa Hunters", "Swindle", "Big Time Movie", "Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh"). The film is produced by Amy Sydorick ("Santa Hunters", "Big Time Movie", "Swindle", "Jinxed", "A Fairly Odd Summer") and written by John E. Deaver & William S. Walker.
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Peppa Pig to Make a Big Splash in First-Ever U.S. Live Theatrical Tour

Original Red Light Management Press Release via Business Wire:

Peppa Pig to Make a Big Splash in First-Ever U.S. Live Theatrical Tour

New Live-Action Adventure 'Peppa Pig's Big Splash' Brings Hit Nick Jr. TV Series To Life in 23 Cities Starting this Fall

Public On Sale Begins May 8

May 05, 2015 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More fun than a muddy puddle! Peppa Pig, star of Entertainment One's (eOne) top-rated TV series airing daily on Nick Jr., is hitting the road for her first-ever U.S. theatrical tour, Peppa Pig's Big Splash. By popular demand, the live stage show will visit 23 East Coast cities this November and December, including Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, and Boston, before a second leg takes Peppa to additional U.S. cities in 2016.

Citi® Cardmember and Facebook presale tickets, as well as VIP packages that include a meet and greet, will be available May 6 at 10:00 a.m. Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets and general public tickets are on sale beginning May 8 at 10:00 a.m. Fans can purchase tickets and find more information at

Peppa Pig's Big Splash is an action-packed live show, based on the popular Peppa Pig television series, designed to deliver to preschoolers and young fans an unforgettable first, live theater experience. A fully immersive musical production featuring a dozen familiar and original songs, as well as an interactive sing-a-long, the live stage show will have fans laughing and dancing – just like Peppa.

"Peppa Pig is one of the most adored characters by the preschool set and their families here in the U.S.," says Jonathan Shank, Red Light Management. "We're very excited to bring Peppa and all her friends and family to North America in this very unique production. We can't wait to see her fans from across the country singing, dancing, and of course jumping in muddy puddles."

"We're delighted for U.S. fans to experience Peppa Pig's Big Splash," said Joan Grasso, VP, Licensing – North America, eOne Family. "The high-quality, vibrant show brings Peppa Pig to life in a whole new way and we're thrilled to give families the opportunity to engage with their favorite characters like never before."

In Peppa Pig's Big Splash, the nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it quickly. They set up a fair to raise money so Mr. Bull can do the repairs. There's plenty of fun to be had as Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, along with Danny Dog, Pedro Pony and Suzy Sheep work together to organize an exciting day out complete with a Champion Puddle Jumping competition judged by Mr. Potato, where everyone gets wet! An interactive experience full of singing, dancing, games, and muddy puddles, Peppa Pig's Big Splash is a guaranteed blast for the whole family.

Peppa Pig is steadily winning over children and families around the globe. The series is the top show on Nick Jr. for kids ages 2-5, reaching 76 million households daily. The brand's extremely popular apps and toys, as well as its strong digital presence on social media, help make the Peppa Pig property a powerhouse worldwide.

The brand-new live tour brings Peppa directly from overseas, where the show is getting rave reviews and has sold more than 650,000 tickets. The Daily Telegraph called the production "a rollicking, all singing, dancing interactive adventure." The tour is produced by Red Light Management, Fiery Light and eOne.

The tour schedule includes:

11/21 - Toledo, OH - Stranahan Theater
11/22 - Warren, OH - Packard Music Hall
11/25 - Frederick, MD - Weinberg Center of the Arts
11/27 - Washington, D.C. - Warner Theatre
11/28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Byham Theater
11/29 - Richmond, VA - Carpenter Center
12/1 - Charlottesville, VA - Paramount Theater
12/2 - Toms River, NJ - Pine Belt Arena
12/3 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre (2 shows)
12/4 - Reading, PA - Santander Performing Arts Center
12/5 - Buffalo, NY - Shea's Performing Arts Center
12/6 - York, PA - The Strand-Capital Performing Arts Center
12/8 - Worcester, MA - Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
12/9 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
12/10 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
12/11 - Baltimore, MD - Lyric Opera House
12/12 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre (2 shows)
12/13 - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre at Westbury (2 shows)
12/16 - Concord, NH - Capitol Center
12/17 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
12/18 - Providence, RI - Veterans Auditorium
12/19 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre (2 shows)
12/20 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre

Show Credits:

Directed by Richard Lewis
Composer Mani Svavarsson
Matt Lewis is lyricist
Simon Scullion is designer
Andy Booth is music director
Produced by Red Light Management, Fiery Angel and eOne

About Red Light Management

With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Charlottesville, Nashville, Atlanta, Bristol and London, Red Light Management is one of the most innovative artist management companies in the industry. Founded by Coran Capshaw in 1991 when he began managing the Dave Matthews Band, RLM's roster now also includes Phish, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Alabama Shakes, Victoria Justice, Lionel Richie and many more. RLM is known for taking an entrepreneurial approach with its diverse roster of clients. Its managers are also at the forefront of defining the expanding role of personal management in the music and entertainment business. The company's capabilities include a broad expertise in artist development, touring, commerce, festivals, licensing, branded entertainment, tour production services, artist driven philanthropy, and more.

About Fiery Light

Fiery Light is a Fiery Angel & Limelight partnership producing quality commercial work for young audiences. Productions include LAZYTOWN LIVE, Roald Dahl's THE BFG, BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM and PEPPA PIG'S PARTY which toured throughout the UK in 2010/11 including a sell-out Christmas 2010 run in the West End. PEPPA PIG'S TREASURE HUNT opened in autumn 2011, and toured throughout 2012 returning once again to the West End. In October 2013, PEPPA PIG'S BIG SPLASH began a UK Tour before heading to the West End at Christmas where it enjoyed a record-breaking season. The new PEPPA PIG show PEPPA'S BIG SURPRISE will tour the UK this Autumn prior to a West End season.

About Astley Baker Davies

Astley Baker Davies Ltd is the London based animation studio of Neville Astley, Mark Baker and Phil Davies; the Creators, Directors and Producers of Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom. The studio has produced two series of Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, and six series of their hit children's show, Peppa Pig. To date, Peppa Pig has been sold to over 180 territories around the world, winning BAFTA's in 2005, 2011 and 2012. The series also won Best Pre-School Animation prize at the British Animation awards in 2006, won the top TV Crystal award at Annecy, picked up 3 awards at Cartoons on the Bay including 2 Pulcinella awards and has been nominated a total of 14 times for children's BAFTA's.

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

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Nickelodeon USA Rolls out New "Blaze and the Monster Machines" Content across TV, Digital and More for Month of May 2015

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via Business Wire:

Nickelodeon Rolls out New Blaze and the Monster Machines Content across TV, Digital and More for Month of May

Nick Debuts "Dragon Island Duel" TV Special May 25 at 11 a.m. (ET/PT),

Launches Dedicated Online Game, App Update and All-New Consumer Products Line

Inspired by Hit Preschool STEM Curriculum Series

Caption: A.J., Blaze and Crusher in Blaze and the Monster Machines "Dragon Island Duel" on Nickelodeon. Photo: Nickelodeon. ©2015 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

May 06, 2015 08:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It's monster machine mayhem in May as Nickelodeon launches a month of brand-new Blaze and the Monster Machines content across multiple screens, including: "Dragon Island Duel" on Monday, May 25; a companion game; and a Blaze app update. Also, May marks the launch of an all-new toy line inspired by the hit preschool series. Blaze and the Monster Machines follows the adventures of the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ, and it's the first preschool show on TV to comprehensively cover all areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in every episode. In 1Q15, Blaze was the number-two preschool series in Live+7 with posted increases of 64% behind Nick's own PAW Patrol and it currently ranks as the number-one preschool show in its time period on all TV.

In "Dragon Island Duel," premiering at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) on May 25, Blaze and Crusher go up against each other in a one-on-one high stakes race to the top of Mount Dragon. Although it's one of the toughest races their team has ever faced, best friends Blaze and AJ know they have what it takes to beat Crusher--the unstoppable power of friendship! Despite Crusher's attempt to cheat and trap Blaze in a cave far off the course before the race begins, AJ manages to free his best friend while overcoming larger-than-life obstacles along the way. Crusher tries to cheat one last time along the route, but Blaze and AJ prove no one can beat best friends by winning the race in a thrilling finale. Throughout the half-hour special, preschoolers will be introduced to the STEM concept of investigation.

Beginning May 7, the Blaze and the Monster Machines app will offer users the ability to help Blaze and AJ compete on all-new jungle tracks when they purchase the Dragon Island location. Kids will be able to race against Stripes and watch out for Crusher's new obstacles like his coconut and banana launchers. The app, which debuted at number-one on the Kids and Education charts, introduces preschoolers to STEM concepts as they race along preset courses or build their own tracks, encouraging children to apply critical thinking skills and explore scientific principles including acceleration, adhesion, force, friction and more.

On, Nickelodeon's award-winning website, preschoolers can play the brand-new "Dragon Island Race" game beginning May 8. Kids must help Blaze get past all of the obstacles in his path as he races Crusher to the top of Mount Dragon. and the Nick Jr. App will also feature a five-minute exclusive first look at "Dragon Island Duel" from May 18-25.

Nickelodeon and Fisher-Price, a subsidiary of Mattel Inc., recently launched an all-new toy line based on Blaze and the Monster Machines that is available at select retailers starting May with a full nationwide rollout in August. The highly anticipated toy lineup includes a die cast collection, talking and transforming vehicles, playsets and plush that are as fun and dynamic as the characters featured in the series.

In Blaze and the Monster Machines, the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ have adventures that explore the physics of how things move; tackle problems through scientific inquiry and mathematics; and discover the parts needed to make everyday technologies work. Each action-packed episode is filled with monster trucks, physical humor and upbeat original songs with lyrics that highlight a STEM concept such as adhesion, friction, force, trajectory and magnetism. The series, created by Jeff Borkin (Team Umizoomi head writer) and Ellen Martin (Bubble Guppies supervising producer), airs weekdays at 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon, now in its 36th 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 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA, VIAB).

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