Thursday, September 13, 2018

Nickelodeon News Bytes - Thursday 13th September 2018

NickALive!'s pick of Nickelodeon news, highlights and more from around the internet!:

-- Viacom CEO Bob Bakish Talks Paramount And MTV at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference 2018!

-- Q&AA: Bob Bakish, Viacom's man with a plan!

-- Audiovisual services provider Panaccess has unveiled Pantelio, a direct-to-home television (DTH) platform for the Slovak and Czech markets that has been launched thanks to a collaboration agreement with Spanish satellite operator Hispasat and Belinter Media. This new platform will be distributed in these countries through the Hispasat 30W-5 satellite, located at 30º West, one of the main positions for Hispasat video in Europe and America. Pantelio initially offers 40 SD and 60 HD channels - becoming one of the TV platforms with the most HD programming - including premium content such as Nickelodeon, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Eurosport, and Disney Channel, among others, as well as numerous regional channels!

-- Nickelodeon named as one of the must-have cable channels in the US in Beta Research’s latest study! Additionally, Nick was named as one of basic cables' channels with high perceived value among viewers!

-- Viacom CEO: Paramount Pictures is finally turning a corner!

-- Virgin Media has partnered with American digital pay-TV network ZoneTV to launch My Virgin TV Kids, a new personalized VOD channel for children in the UK and Ireland! The channel lets kids fully customise their programming by creating playlists that reflect their interests. It will be available at the end of September through Virgin’s V6 set-top box, powered by TiVo. Accessed through the Virgin TV guide, the channel will feature a wide range of kids content including Bob the Builder, Pingu, Caillou, Franny’s Feet and Teletubbies. Shows can be watched in any order by scrolling through and making a selection, regardless of when it’s scheduled to run. Using advanced technology from ZoneTV that combines AI with human editors, the channel will curate programming as viewers decide what to watch and what to skip. Recommendations will be made based on the viewer’s favourite themes, characters and programming, creating personalised playlists. The European launch of the channel is the first for ZoneTV. All of the content is child-friendly and ad-free. No personal data will be collected or stored through the channel, and kids have the option to create a profile or watch TV as they would on any other linear channel.

-- 5 Video Games That Did Their Cartoons Justice (including: Rugrats: The Search For Reptar, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Attack of the Twonkies and South Park: The Stick of Truth)!

-- Tobin Center Hosting Free Screening of Feel-good Flick Akeelah and the Bee, Starring True Jackson, VP Star Keke Palmer!

-- Henry Danger star Jace Norman talks about how everyone is distracted by technology. “Right now, in this day and age, people are constantly trying to schedule the next thing, check on this, on that,” Jace Norman, 18, recently told Marianas Variety. “It’s so much noise and not much substance.”

-- Did you know? Filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi once hosted a Nickelodeon show called Totally Kids Sports when she was 12 in 1992?:

-- Nickelodeon star Daniella Monet (Victorious, Paradise Run, AwesomenessTV, Nancy Drew, Baby Dady) to host the 2018 Mercy for Animals Hidden Heroes Gala!

-- Chicago brewery Marz Brewing unveils Cryo Crag, a brand-new beer inspired by the beloved '90s Nickelodeon game show Nickelodeon GUTs!

-- Children’s electronics brand eKids adds Nickelodeon brands, such as Paw Patrol, JoJo Siwa, and Top Wing, as well as Genius Brands International's Rainbow Rangers!

More Nick: Nickelodeon to Bring 'Rise of the TMNT' and 'The Loud House' to NYCC 2018!

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