Monday, May 18, 2015

Nickelodeon Latin America To Premiere "Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks", "Harvey Beaks" And "Instant Mom" In June 2015

The Latin American entertainment news blow Anime, Manga y TV is reporting the exciting news that Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) will start to premiere and show the brand-new CG-animated preschool series "Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks", locally titled "Alvin y Las Ardillas", in June 2015!

Nick LatAm will start to show "Alvin y Las Ardillas" every Monday to Thursday at 3:00pm (15h) on Nickelodeon Colombia, 3:30pm (15h30) on Nickelodeon Venezuela, 4:00pm (16h) on Nickelodeon Mexico and 4:30pm (16h30) on Nickelodeon Argentina from Monday 15th June 2015!

"ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks" is created, written, produced, voiced and directed by Janice Karman. She and her husband, Ross Bagdasarian, are the owners of the popular Chipmunks franchise and producers of the previous 1980's hit TV series and three blockbuster Chipmunks movies. The new "ALVINNN!!!" reboot series marks the return of the franchise to TV after 20 years and is produced in collaboration with OuiDO! Productions and was commissioned by M6. Nickelodeon acquired the broadcast rights to the first two seasons (104 x 11 minute episodes) of "ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks" in February 2014 and will roll the show out on more than 70 of their international channels (excluding Nickelodeon USA and Nick Brazil) in early 2015.

Additionally, Anime, Manga y TV is also reporting that Nickelodeon Latin America will debut Nickelodeon's brand-new original animated buddy comedy series (Nicktoon) "Harvey Beaks" on Saturday 6th June 2015 at 11h30 Col, 12h Ven, 12h30 Méx, 13h Arg! Following the shows debut, Nickelodeon Latinoamérica will continue to premiere more brand-new episodes every Saturday at the same times.

Plus, Nickelodeon Latin America is also start to premiere and show Nickelodeon's hit family comedy series "Instant Mom", locally titled "Mamá Instantánea", weekdays at 22h Col/Méx and 22h30 Arg/Ven from Monday 15th June 2015.

Big thanks to Johel Rosales for the news!
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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere Brand-New "Bubble Guppies" Episodes On 5/19 And 5/21

Nick Jr. USA has announced the exciting Nickelodeon Preschool news on the homepage of their official website,, that Nickelodeon USA will be premiering two Fin-tastic brand-new episodes of the networks Emmy Award-winning popular preschool series "Bubble Guppies" this week as part of Nick USA's preschool programming block!

Pictured: (Top row:) Goby (Dark Blue hair), Oona (Purple hair), (Bottom Row) Molly (Pink hair), Nonny (Orange hair), Deema (Yellow hair), Gil (Blue hair) and Mr Grouper, in BUBBLE GUPPIES on Nickelodeon. Photo: Nickelodeon. ©2010 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved

In the all-new "Bubble Guppies" episode "A Dolphin Is a Guppy's Best Friend!", premiering Tuesday 19th May 2015 at 11:00am ET/PT, Molly, Gil and the Guppies must lead a baby dolphin named Buddy to his surprise birthday party.

Then, in the brand-new "Bubble Guppies" episode "The Glitter Games!", premiering Thursday 21st May 2015 at 11:00am ET/PT, Molly helps a princess-in-training with her manners, and together they become princesses.

Additional sources: Zap2it, Bubble Guppies Wiki.
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Bandai To Debut "Power Rangers Dino Charge" In The UK At MCM Expo London Comic-Con 2015; Pop To Premiere PRDC In August 2015

Bandai will once again be taking up a position at the 2015 London Comic-Con!

Following a successful first show in October 2014, the toy firm will be displaying its latest toys, as well as new collectables from its Japanese hobby division at the event, partnering up with its video games arm, Bandai Namco Entertainment.

Saban's brand-new "Power Rangers Dino Charge" series, the 22nd season of Saban's iconic "Power Rangers" franchise, will be making its UK debut with costumed Power Rangers on stage for daily meet and greets. Visitors will be able to view the new toys, as well as watch a special screening of the first episode ahead of its broadcast on the free-to-air children's television channel Pop in August 2015!

A long time ago, ten dinosaurs were each entrusted with magical Energems rumored to hold invincible power over the entire universe. Now that the dinosaurs are extinct, an evil alien named Sledge is determined to find all the missing Energems and take control of space and time. There’s just one thing standing in his way... The Power Rangers Dino Charge! Harnessing the power of pre-historic dinosaur spirits, the Dino Charge Rangers are ready to defend Earth at all costs. From a 100,000 year old caveman to a thrill seeking skateboarder, the Dino Charge Rangers may seem like an eclectic bunch, but their unmatched strength and incredible intelligence make for some epic teamwork. With all new Dino Zords, morphers and weapons, Earth’s newest defenders are ready to protect the Energems, save the Earth and defeat the evil Sledge and his monsters once and for all.. But will their combined power be enough to take down this intergalactic bounty hunter and his menacing team of monsters? Dino Charge Ready!

"Comic-Con is the perfect consumer event for Bandai and we're looking forward to expanding it this year," said Chris Pearce, product manager at Bandai. "Being a toy company with dedicated video games and Japanese import divisions complements us as a group, allowing Bandai Namco to hit multiple fans in one single place."

MCM Expo London Comic-Con 2015 runs at the ExCeL exhibition centre over the May bank holiday weekend (Saturday 22nd to Sunday 24th May 2015) on stand 2541.

Sources: ToyNews, Toy World Magazine.
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Danilo Unveils New "Paw Patrol" Range; Property Becomes Spin Master's Number One Brand

The licensing industry news website is reporting the PUP-tastic news that Danilo Promotions has teamed with Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) to create a new greetings card and gift wrap range based on Nick Jr.'s hit preschool series "Paw Patrol"!

The firm will be showcasing its initial collection at the PG Live show at the Business Design Centre, Islington on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd June 2015.

The range includes greeting cards, wrap and bags, with 20 skus covering both boys and girls ages, relation captions and gift bags, plus roll wrap as well as sheet wrapping paper.

"We are delighted to join the growing list of Paw Patrol licensees, and to be working on such a fun and entertaining show that is enjoying a huge TV audience," said Trevor Jones, licensing director at Danilo. "PG Live will be an exciting time to showcase this great new range and believe it could be one of our strongest performing ranges for 2015."

Additionally, ToyNews recently reported that, despite the toys only having landed on shelves a few months ago, "Paw Patrol" has already become Spin Master's number one brand!

The firm has seen "Paw Patrol" take off in the collectables market, and Spin Master is expanding its toy offering for the pre-school brand later this year with new brand-new play-sets, bath toys and games based on the popular preschool property.

"Paw Patrol is definitely on a roll," Emma Eden, marketing manager at Spin Master, told ToyNews.

"It's only been a couple of months since toys hit the shelves and "Paw Patrol" is already Spin Master's number one brand. "Paw Patrol" is the top new pre-school property in the market (NPD EPoS Value (£) YTD Feb 2015) and is gaining momentum every week.

"We're seeing that people are trying to collect the whole range of pups, so the collectables are selling extremely well.

"Our Racers line has been a runaway success as it offers great value with a pup moulded in its signature vehicle. The Action Pack Pups, which give true to the show transformation of the Pups backpacks, and Basic Vehicles are also proving popular."

Spin Master believes "Paw Patrol" is on track to exceed sales estimations and already has plans in place make it an iconic pre-school property.

"With great programming in place and fantastic sales success in other parts of the world, we always expected "Paw Patrol" to make a big impact from launch," added Eden.

"That said, based on its performance so far we have to believe that sales for 2015 will exceed our expectations.

"Distribution is expanding and we have a fantastic range for the second half of the year which includes new play-sets, bath toys and games. We've just begun TV advertising the On-A-Roll Vehicles and Lookout Play-set and also have a massive campaign planned for the remainder of the year."

Looking further ahead, Spin Master believes the brand will enjoy a great Christmas and beyond thanks to some new character additions in both the second series of the show and the accompanying toy lines.

"We have a long-term plan to grow "Paw Patrol" as a core pre-school property," Eden told ToyNews.

"We have great scheduling on both Nick Jr. and Milkshake. Series two has already begun to air on Nick Jr. and should follow on Milkshake later in the year. That means that we'll have some lovely new characters coming through in the toy range towards Christmas and into Spring 2016.

"Without wanting to give too much away we also have some exciting new products on the way for 2016 and beyond."
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Kabel Deutschland Adds Catch-Up TV From Viacom

Broadband TV News is reporting the exciting news that Kabel Deutschland, Germany's largest cable operator, has expanded its video-on-demand portal Select Video by adding catch-up TV content from Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) bouquet of cable channels!

Cable customers can now watch programmes from Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, Comedy Central and VIVA on Select Video from now on. The lineup includes series such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Awkward" and "Catfish".

In total, 6.1 million households can access Select Video which contains content from more than 60 TV channels.

Below is Kabel Deutschland's original press release announcing the news, via Kabel Deutschland's Presse Office:


MTV, Comedy Central & Co. starten mit Abruf-Angebot bei Select Video

- Sender-Mediatheken von MTV HD, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, VIVA und Nick Jr. starten bei Select Video

- Über 60 Sender-Mediatheken bei Kabel Deutschland unter einem Dach

Das Vodafone-Unternehmen Kabel Deutschland erweitert den Abruf-Dienst Select Video auf einen Schlag um gleich fünf neue Sender-Mediatheken: Ab sofort gibt es die Inhalte der Sender MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, VIVA und Nick Jr. auf Knopfdruck und zur Wunschzeit. In den Mediatheken der Sender von Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Northern Europe finden Kunden von Select Video unter anderem Shows und Serien wie Awkward, Catfish, SpongeBob Schwammkopf oder Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Insgesamt können 6,1 Millionen Haushalte Select Video nutzen und so auf über 60 Sender-Mediatheken unter einem Dach zugreifen.

Select Video: Über 60 Sender-Mediatheken unter einem Dach
Mit dem Start der neuen Sender-Mediatheken erweitert Kabel Deutschland den hauseigenen Video-on-Demand-Service enorm und bietet eine herausragende Sendervielfalt. „Select Video ist für unsere Kunden zur zentralen Anlaufstelle für die TV-Mediatheken der Sender geworden. Mittlerweile vereinen wir über 60 Sender-Mediatheken unter einem Dach! Wir freuen uns, das Angebot nun um die attraktiven Inhalte der VIACOM-Sender erweitern zu können – insbesondere, weil sich gerade in der jungen Zielgruppe das Fernsehverhalten verändert hat“, so Rolf Wierig, Vice President Content & Cooperations bei Kabel Deutschland.

Dr. Harald Flemming, Vice President Content, Distribution & Sales GSA bei VIMN Northern Europe, ergänzt: „Die Nutzung von Mediatheken und damit non-linearen Angeboten ist von stetig wachsender Bedeutung und gerade für unsere Zielgruppe unverzichtbar geworden. Mit dem Launch der Mediatheken haben wir nun die Möglichkeit, auch die Nutzer von Select Video zu erreichen und mit Inhalten aus dem internationalen Viacom-Netzwerk zu bedienen – ein weiterer essentieller Schritt in unserer digitalen Transition, über den wir uns sehr freuen.“

Viele Inhalte in der TV-Mediathek kostenfrei abrufbar – auch aus dem Pay-TV
Aktuell können 6,1 Millionen Kabelhaushalte Select Video nutzen. Die Free-TV-Inhalte, also beispielsweise auch die von MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon und VIVA, stehen in den TV-Mediatheken in der Regel für mindestens sieben Tage kostenfrei zum Abruf bereit. Je nach abonniertem Programmpaket können zusätzliche Inhalte der Pay-TV-Sender kostenfrei abgerufen werden. Kunden des Pakets TV Vielfalt HD Extra können so auch die Sender-Mediathek und die Inhalte von Nick Jr. ohne Zusatzkosten nutzen. 

Über Kabel Deutschland
Als größter deutscher Kabelnetzbetreiber bietet das Vodafone Unternehmen Kabel Deutschland seinen Kunden hochauflösendes (HD) und digitales (SD) sowie analoges Fernsehen, Video-on-Demand, Angebote rund um digitale Videorekorder, Pay-TV, Breitband-Internet (bis zu 100 Mbit/s), WLAN-Dienste und Telefon über das TV-Kabel an. Zudem vertreibt Kabel Deutschland Mobilfunkdienste. Das im MDAX notierte Unternehmen betreibt Kabelnetze in 13 Bundesländern in Deutschland und versorgt rund 8,3 Millionen angeschlossene Haushalte. Zum 31. März 2015 beschäftigte Kabel Deutschland rund 3.900 Mitarbeiter. Das Unternehmen mit Sitz in Unterföhring bei München erzielte im Geschäftsjahr 2014/15 einen Umsatz von 2,02 Milliarden Euro und ein bereinigtes EBITDA von 939 Millionen Euro.

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Northern Europe
Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe gehört zu Viacom International Media Networks und agiert in Deutschland, der Schweiz und Österreich, Polen, Schweden, Norwegen, Finnland und Dänemark sowie den Niederlanden und Belgien. Mit MTV, Comedy Central, VIVA, Nickelodeon, Nicknight und anderen bekannten Entertainment-Marken bietet Viacom International Media Networks in Nordeuropa 37 Sender für die Zielgruppen Kinder und Familien, Jugendliche und Erwachsene an. Insgesamt wird das TV-Angebot von Viacom International Media Networks von mehr als 80 Millionen Haushalten in Nordeuropa genutzt. Auf mehr als 50 Webseiten in Nordeuropa bietet Viacom International Media Networks zudem noch mehr Musik, Nachrichten und Unterhaltung. Mit MTV Mobile bietet Viacom International Media Networks in Deutschland, der Schweiz, Polen, den Niederlanden und Belgien eigene Mobile-Marken an.


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Nickelodeon To Hold "SpongeBob SquarePants" Panel At Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015; Voice Cast To Do A Live Table Read Of A Popular Episode

Nickelodeon USA has announced the sponge-tastic news in a Tweet on their official Twitter profile page, @NickelodeonTV, that Nickelodeon will be holding a "SpongeBob SquarePants" panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015!

As part of the Nick's SBSP SDCC 2015 panel, the voice cast of Nickelodeon's hit original animated series will be holding a LIVE table read of a popular episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants", which will be chosen by fans!

Bikini Bottom fanatics can vote for which episode they'd like to see read live by the voice stars of "SpongeBob SquarePants" at San Diego's Comic-Con International in July 2015 by heading to SpongeBob's official Facebook profile page and liking their favorite episode! Fans can choose from six hit episodes of "SpongeBob SquarePants":

Squidtastic Voyage
The Two Faces of Squidward
A Flea in Her Dome
Grandma's Kisses
That's No Lady
Idiot Box

Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 will take place at the San Diego Convention Center between Thursday 9th and Sunday 12th July 2015.
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Nickelodeon Brings Bikini Bottom Fanatics 50 Games Inspired By SpongeBob Moments In Brand-New Global App, "SpongeBob's Game Frenzy"

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via


Burbank, Calif., (May 15, 2015)-This week Nickelodeon launched SpongeBob's Game Frenzy, a brand-new global app inspired by hilarious and memorable moments in the television series, SpongeBob SquarePants. With 50 games available, players can collect fast and frantic mini-games and tap, draw, tilt, shake, drag and scrub their way through classic SpongeBob SquarePants moments to save Bikini Bottom.
SpongeBob's Game Frenzy is available now on iOS and coming soon to Android devices and the Amazon app store. Additional game packs will be added as in-app purchases.

In SpongeBob's Game Frenzy, Mr. Krabs latest get-rich-quick scheme is an old fortune telling machine called the Great Wumbozi. SpongeBob and Patrick can't resist playing with the machine, and when they do, they find themselves in a frantic adventure where they must win games, collect fortunes and defeat the Great Wumbozi.

App features:

* The more you play, the bigger the game gets! Unlock more games from the Great Wumbozi as you play.

* Each game unlocked adds a unique fortune card with a fun show fact to your collection.

* Winning streaks increase your game speed and difficulty.

* Create your own playlists with your games, then challenge friends and family to high score battles.

* Unlock All Star Cards with unique challenges for more fun.

SpongeBob's Game Frenzy Preview Video:

- from NickALive! on Vimeo.

SpongeBob's Game Frenzy App Store Page:

*Promo codes available for reviews

Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a pop culture phenomenon. The series has been the most-watched animated program with kids 2-11 for more than 13 consecutive years, and over the past several years, it has averaged more than 100,000,000 total viewers every quarter across all Nickelodeon networks. As the most widely distributed property in Viacom history, SpongeBob is seen in over 185 countries and translated in more than 50 languages. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.

About 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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