Thursday, February 08, 2018

Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel | 'Tough Love' Sneak Peeks | Nickelodeon USA *Updated*

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand-new Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel episode "Tough Love" on Saturday, February 10, 2018, the official Power Rangers YouTube Channel has unveiled a fantastic sneak peek preview from the all-new PRSNS episode, which you can watch in the super video clip below!:

In the brand-new Valentine's-themed Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel episode "Tough Love" (#803), when Levi (Jordi Webber), the Gold Ranger, meets a mysterious street performer, he tries to change himself into something he's not in order to impress her. But is she really what she seems?

Update (2/8): To further celebrate the debut of the brand-new Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel episode "Tough Love" on 2/10, Nickelodeon USA has unveiled a second sneak-peek from the all-new episode, which you can watch here on and on the Nick App! In Nick's super sneak-peek, titled "The Spice of Life", Levi gets convinced to leave his cowboy hat behind and to change things up with his style and his music tastes!

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Originally published: Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
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USA: 'Rugrats' Returns To Main Nickelodeon Channel For Valentine's Week

Nickelodeon's iconic '90s animated series Rugrats has been a popular staple of NickSplat, Nickelodeon's destination for the most loved Nick content from the 1990s and beyond, for the last couple of years, but as a special Valentine's treat, the beloved series will be airing on the main Nickelodeon channel in the USA next week - including the Rugrats special "Be My Valentine"! Check out the schedule below!:

Saturday 10th February 2018 at 7:00am - Reptar on Ice; Family Feud: The Rugrats find a baby lizard; the Pickles and the DeVilles stop talking after a game of charades gets out of hand.

Saturday 10th February 2018 at 7:30am - Aunt Miriam; The Inside Story: Tommy and Chuckie worry that Aunt Miriam will be a giant ant from outer space; Chuckie swallows a watermelon seed.

Sunday 11th February 2018 at 8:00am - Meet the Carmichaels; The Box: A new family moves in across the street; Tommy and the others are more interested in an empty box than a toy.

Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7:30am and 3:00pm - Be My Valentine: Grandpa teaches the babies the meaning of St. Valentine's Day.

Rugrats follows a group of toddlers - Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Angelica, Dil, Susie, and Kimi - and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. Rugrats debuted on August 11, 1991 as one of the original Nicktoons. It ran for 172 episodes, and spawned three movies - The Rugrats Movie (1998), Rugrats in Paris (2000) and Rugrats Go Wild (2003) - and two spin-off series - All Grown Up!, which chronicles the lives of the babies and their parents after ageing 10 years, and Pre-School Daze, which followed Angelica and Susie at preschool.

Rugrats will continue to air on NickSplat as normal whilst airing on Nickelodeon.

Could the return of Rugrats to the main Nick channel mean that Nickelodeon is close to announcing the hugely anticipated Rugrats revival?

One things for sure - Rugrats is back in a big way, especially in merchandising! Recent highlights include: full season DVDs; a new comic book series from KaBOOM!; Reptar bars and Reptar cereal from FYE; various fashion collections; Funko figures; and much more!

Watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on NickSplat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows! NickSplat doesn't question football-shaped heads, but embrace them - along with Reptar bars, a Big Ear of Corn, orange soda, and even slime for Pete (and Pete's) sake. Make your slime-covered Nickelodeon childhood dreams come true every night at 11pm ET/PT, only on TeenNick USA! #NickSplat!

More Nick: Nickelodeon Releases 'Rugrats' Season 3 & Season 4 On DVD!

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Viacom Expands Sarah Levy's Role to Include Nickelodeon and BET *Updated*

Viacom has expanded the role of Sarah Levy, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company's entertainment-focused media outlets, giving her oversight of some functions at Nickelodeon and BET, two networks that were previously not under Levy's in purview – a move that further solidifies her role as one of the company’s top employees.

Sarah Levy, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom

Amid the changes, Nickelodeon president Cyma Zarghami, who has been head of the kid's television network since 2006, will remain in her post and will continue to report directly to Viacom President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bob Bakish. Nickelodeon and BET declined to comment.

Update (2/8): After published reports indicated that a shake-up is imminent at Nickelodeon, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish has insisted that there’s been “no change in leadership” at the kids’ network. See below for the latest update.

Levy, who reports directly to Bakish, is a 20-plus-year veteran of the company. In January 2017, she was named chief operating officer of the company’s global entertainment group, which comprises MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Spike, CMT, TV Land, Logo and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). Now she is adding Nickelodeon and BET to her portfolio. Levy has responsibility for everything from business development to research and production management and also advises on legal affairs, human resources and content distribution.

But that move has raised speculation about leadership at Nickelodeon, one of Viacom’s most biggest and most important units. Cyma Zarghami, who got her start at the Nickelodeon kids’ empire as a scheduling clerk in 1985 and has been the head of the kid-centric network since 2006, is nearing the end of her current contract, according to people familiar with the situation. The Wall Street Journal Tuesday reported that people close to Zarghami and Viacom aren’t certain she will stay at the company beyond the terms of her current employment agreement. Sources have also cited that the Nickelodeon vet has no plans to leave the network. A Nickelodeon spokesperson referred a query to Viacom, which declined to comment. As of now, it seems that she will retain her position as president of Nickelodeon, continuing to oversee linear, digital, mobile and consumer products for Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick and Nicktoons.

Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Group

Still, her role has been slimmed down in recent years. In February, Bakish took TV Land and CMT out of Zarghami's Kids and Family Group and moved them to Kevin Kay's Global Entertainment Group.

Zarghami supervises an empire that is of top importance to the New York entertainment conglomerate. Its networks, which include Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., have served as relative bright spots for the company, which has worked for several seasons to boost the fortunes of cable perennials like MTV, Comedy Central and BET. Zarghami had, under previous leadership, also been given oversight of CMT and TV Land, but those operations were reassigned after Bakish took up his role in 2016.

Viacom is expected to release an earnings report on Thursday, February 2018. Earlier Tuesday, it was reported that Viacom expected to cut fewer than 100 of its 10,000 employees.

The company recently said that it had formed a committee to explore a new merger with CBS Corp. Both entertainment companies are controlled by the Redstone family’s National Amusements Inc. CBS also said it had formed a similar committee. Shari Redstone, who leads the Redstone family’s interest in both corporations, is believed to want to find ways to gain scale in the media sector as rivals like Time Warner pursue a merger with AT&T and with Walt Disney Co. working to acquire the bulk of the operations of 21st Century Fox.

It's been a little over a year since Bakish took over the Viacom suite and started a massive executive shuffle. Among the moves: Chris McCarthy took over MTV, VH1, LOGO; Debra Lee shifted to become chairman and CEO of BET, while Scott M. Mills took over as president; and Kent Alterman replaced Michele Ganeless as president of Comedy Central.

Nickelodeon, for its part, has been one of Viacom's most stable brands; The network remains the highest rated kids channel, and this past year the network ratings were flat, while competitor Disney Channel saw a 24 percent drop in viewers in 2017. Meanwhile, BET remains the No. 1 network for African-American audiences.

Update (2/8): After published reports indicated that a shake-up is imminent at Nickelodeon, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish insisted that there’s been “no change in leadership” at the kids’ network.

Speaking on Viacom’s 1Q18 earnings call Thursday, Bakish confirmed that Sarah Levy has been promoted to a newly created position at COO of Viacom Media Networks.

“That means we’re bringing all our media networks’ shared services under one structure,” Bakish said. “And to be clear, this is about shared support structure. It is an extension of the responsibilities Sarah has held for the last year, and that extension is to BET and to Nickelodeon. Sarah and each of the brand presidents will continue to report to me and as with our other efforts, the intent here is to streamline our structure, break down silos and assure we are as efficient and agile as we can be.”

Published reports indicated that Levy's new position reduced the influence of long-time Nickelodeon head Cyma Zarghami. The reports also said that Zarghami's contract was due to expire and that it wasn't clear if she'd remain at the company.

Levy and the brand presidents will continue to report to Bakish.

“As with our other efforts, the intent here is to streamline our structure, break down silos and assure we’re as efficient and agile as we can be,” Bakish said.

Levy's appointment comes as Nickelodeon remains number one among kids ages two to 11 and and two to five for the 10th straight quarter, according to Viacom’s Q1 2018 earnings statement. The kidsnet continues to expand its off-screen initiatives through SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, strong sales of Paw Patrol toys and other consumer products, as well as new offerings such as its SlimeZone VR experience.

Originally published: Wednesday, February 07, 2018.

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Noggin, Nickelodeon's SVOD Service For Preschoolers, To Add 'PAW Patrol'; More Educational Content Soon

PAW Patrol are always on the roll, and will soon be rolling onto Nickelodeon's NOGGIN app very soon!

Viacom announced today during their 1Q18 Earnings Call that Nickelodeon will be adding the networks top-rated CG-animated preschool series PAW Patrol to its NOGGIN video subscription service very soon! Nick will also be adding more educational content to the SVOD service, and supporting the service with increased marketing.

Produced by Spin Master Entertainment for Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., PAW Patrol has become a pre-school phenomenon following its launch in 2013. The show follows a pack of six heroic rescue pups – Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma and Skye - who are led by a tech-savvy 10-year-old boy named Ryder. Together they work hard to protect the Adventure Bay community. Each pup has a unique skill set and a house that turns into a vehicle specific to their personality. Chase is an athletic police pup, Marshall is a spirited fire truck pup, Rocky is an enthusiastic recycling pup, Rubble is a gruff, but loveable construction digger pup, Zuma is a playful, water-loving pup and Skye is a fearless, smart helicopter pup. Ryder has rescued all six pups and leads them on their missions. The series features a curriculum that focuses on teamwork and problem-solving and airs daily on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.

NOGGIN is Nickelodeon's ad-free, video subscription service that features hundreds of iconic, full-length library episodes, short-form videos, educational content, interactive play-along preschool videos, music videos featuring preschoolers’ favorite Nickelodeon characters, and more, with new content added weekly. Consistently ranking at the top of the charts in the Family and Kids categories, the NOGGIN App is one of the top 10 grossing Kids apps on the Apple App Store, in addition to being the number-one grossing app for Music and Video in the Family Category on Google Play. The app is also available for Apple TV, Amazon Fire tablets, and Roku devices. Launched in the spring of 2015, the app features a raft of popular preschool series, including: Allegra's Window, Little Bear Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, Zack & Quack, Peppa Pig, Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Go, Diego, Go! (a Dora the Explorer spinoff), Blue's Room (a Blue's Clues spinoff) Franklin, The Backyardigans, Gullah Gullah Island, Moose and Zee, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan, Robot and Monster, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Pocoyo, Trucktown, Miffy and Friends, classic Teletubbies, Oswald, The Upside Down Show, Oobi, Jack's Big Music Show, Pocoyo Planet, and Twirlywoos!.

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Catching Up With Ronnie Anne | 'City Slickers' Sneak Peek | The Loud House | Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand-new The Loud House episode "City Slickers; Fool Me Twice" on Friday 9th February 2018 at 6:00pm ET/PT, Nick USA has unveiled a super sneak peek preview from the all-new episode, which you can watch in the fantastic video clip here on and on the Nick App!

In the brand-new The Loud House "City Slickers" (#305A), when Lori and Lincoln visit the big city, Lori struggles to be a city girl, while Lincoln finds out that his friend Ronnie Anne (School of Rock's Breanna Yde) has changed. Later, in "Fool Me Twice" (#305B), in order to avoid Luan's relentless April Fool's Day pranking, the Loud family hire stunt doubles. In Nick's super sneak-peek, "Catching Up with Ronnie Anne", Lincoln visits Ronnie Anne and is greeted with a feast! "City Slickers" will also feature the return of Ronnie Anne's family! Nickelodeon will simulcast this episode across Nick, Nicktoons and TeenNick.

Following the premiere of the all-new The Loud House, stay tuned for Nickelodeon's brand-new animated series, The Adventures of Kid Danger at 6:30pm ET/PT, featuring your favorite superheroes Captain Man and Kid Danger from Henry Danger as you've never seen them before!

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA's February 2018 Premiere Highlights!

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Nickelodeon USA To Produce And Present "Nickelodeon SlimeFest", Immersive Multi-Day Event For Kids And Families

Originally published: Thursday, March 02, 2017; Updated: Thursday, February 08, 2018

Update: Viacom today announced during their 1Q18 Earnings Call that Nickelodeon will host the USA's first-ever SLIMEFEST during Summer 2018!

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NEW YORK–March 2, 2017–Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ network, has announced plans to launch Nickelodeon SlimeFest, the first multi-day music festival for kids and families in the U.S. Coming next year, the festival will feature performances by top recording artists, immersive one-of-a-kind experiences, Nickelodeon stars and characters, and plenty of the network’s signature green slime. More details including dates, venue and performer lineup will be announced soon. The news was announced at Nickelodeon’s Upfront presentation, held today in New York City.

Nickelodeon SlimeFest will combine the best of our brand with all the things we know kids love—pop music, family time and incredibly cool interactive experiences that they can’t get anywhere else,” said Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Group. “Part music festival and part giant party for the entire family, SlimeFest will bring Nickelodeon to life in a completely new way.”

Nickelodeon SlimeFest has seen success around the globe as a slime-filled, multiplatform music and entertainment event since its inception in Australia in 2012. The event has expanded year over year and currently takes place in additional markets including the U.K., Spain, Italy and South Africa.

In addition to Nickelodeon creating on-the-ground and immersive real-world experiences for its audience, the brand continues to be the top kids’ entertainment destination. Nickelodeon year to date is the number-one kids’ network, with the top shows on all TV in every key demo–the top 10 among Kids 2-11; nine of the top 10 with Kids 6-11; and six of the top 10 shows for Kids 2-5. Nick recently marked its third straight year at number one with kids, outpacing the competition most recently in 2016 by double digits. Nickelodeon also had the top shows in every demo in 2016: nine out of the top 10 with Kids 2-11; six of the top 10 with Kids 6-11; and six of the top 10 preschool programs.

Nickelodeon, now in its 37th 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 90 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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Viacom Reports 1Q18 Results

Company Accelerates Transformation, with Further Progress against Key Strategic Initiatives

International Media Networks Deliver Seven Consecutive Quarters of Year-over-Year Revenue Growth

Completed Tender Offer for $1 Billion in Debt, Further Strengthening Balance Sheet

NEW YORK -- Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), the parent company of the Nickelodeon brand, today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 ended Sunday, December 31, 2017.

Bob Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “In the quarter, Viacom aggressively drove progress on our strategic plan, delivering improvements in our business and positioning the Company for the future. Viacom’s most-watched portfolio of domestic cable brands grew viewership share in the quarter, led by our powerful flagship networks, which now includes Paramount Network – the biggest and most ambitious network rebrand in our history. Internationally, we continue to deliver double-digit top-line and bottom-line Media Networks gains while launching innovative new partnerships in growth territories around the world.

Viacom First Quarter 2018 Highlights from Viacom on Vimeo.

“Viacom has also made considerable progress in its push to accelerate consumption and monetization on next-generation platforms, achieving substantial growth in worldwide digital advertising revenues, expanding distribution on fast-growing virtual MVPD and mobile services, and ramping up resources and talent at Viacom Digital Studios. Additionally, since the end of the quarter, we continued to expand our digital capabilities with the acquisition of influence marketer WHOSAY and the world's premier online video event, VidCon. In addition, our strategy to further diversify our core properties off-screen through live events, hospitality and consumer products continues to progress, with the much anticipated Broadway premiere of the SpongeBob SquarePants musical in the quarter, along with new initiatives across our portfolio.

“We remain deeply committed to maintaining strong financial discipline and delivering returns for our shareholders. In the quarter, Viacom continued to improve its leverage profile and we are on track to achieve $100 million in new cost savings in the current fiscal year, and hundreds of millions more in 2019.”

Revenues in the first fiscal quarter decreased 8%, or $251 million, to $3.07 billion, reflecting declines in Filmed Entertainment and Media Networks segments. Operating income increased 2% to $717 million, primarily reflecting lower total expenses including the impact of a $42 million restructuring charge recognized in the prior year quarter. Adjusted operating income decreased 4% to $717 million in the quarter. Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom grew 35%, or $139 million, to $535 million, principally due to the enactment of tax reform. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom remained flat at $413 million in the quarter. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter increased $0.33 to $1.33, and adjusted diluted earnings per share decreased $0.01 to $1.03.


Media Networks revenues decreased 1% to $2.56 billion in the quarter, as a 1% increase in advertising revenues to $1.31 billion was more than offset by a 4% decrease in affiliate revenues to $1.09 billion. Domestic revenues declined 6% to $1.93 billion while international revenues grew 18% to $631 million. Excluding a 5-percentage point favorable impact from foreign exchange, international revenues increased 13% in the quarter, primarily driven by a 6-percentage point favorable impact from the acquisition of Telefe, as well as growth in Europe.

Domestic advertising revenues decreased 5% to $937 million, reflecting lower linear impressions partially offset by higher pricing, as well as growth in digital advertising revenue. International advertising revenues increased 22% to $371 million. Excluding a 5-percentage point favorable impact from foreign exchange, international advertising revenues increased 17%, principally due to a 10-percentage point favorable impact from the acquisition of Telefe, as well as growth in Europe.

Domestic affiliate revenues decreased 8% to $907 million, primarily due to subscriber declines and lower SVOD revenues, partially offset by rate increases. International affiliate revenues grew 18% to $187 million in the quarter. Excluding a 5-percentage point favorable impact from foreign exchange, international affiliate revenues grew 13%, driven by organic growth, as well as a 2-percentage point favorable impact from the acquisition of Telefe.

Ancillary revenues grew 5% to $158 million in the quarter, including a 2-percentage point favorable impact from foreign exchange. Domestic ancillary revenues increased 8% to $85 million and international ancillary revenues increased 1% to $73 million.

Adjusted operating income for Media Networks decreased 7% to $913 million in the quarter, principally due to an increase in segment expenses and lower revenues.

Viacom Global Digital Growth (Graphic: Viacom)

Performance highlights:

- Carriage of Viacom programming returned to Suddenlink. Charter agreement signed in the quarter and full re-penetration on Charter's Select (most highly penetrated) tier achieved as of February 2018.

- Viacom Digital Studios launched in November 2017 to accelerate production of digital-native content with a goal of doubling digital consumption across Viacom flagship brands by fiscal year end.

- Viacom International Media Networks continued its strong performance, delivering double-digit revenue and profit gains. VIMN also expanded and diversified its footprint, with the launch of the Paramount+ service in the Nordics, mobile deals in Asia and Latin America and the launch of Spike (free-to-air) in Italy.

- Viacom continues to hold the #1 share of basic cable viewing in all key demos, including Adults 18-49 and Kids 2-11, among others. Worldwide video consumption on Viacom sites, mobile apps and connected devices grew 38% year-over-year.

- In January 2018, Paramount Network launched in the U.S. to solid early results. Its dynamic 2018 slate features cinematic original series, including Waco, Heathers, American Woman and Yellowstone; fan-favorites Lip Sync Battle, Ink Master and Bar Rescue; all-new Bellator events and a broad portfolio of films.

- MTV grew primetime ratings by 14% and primetime share by 25% year-over-year, becoming the 2nd fastest growing entertainment network in primetime among the 40 largest cable channels. Video consumption across MTV’s digital properties increased 101% year-over-year as social video views grew 105%.

- BET achieved a second consecutive quarter of double-digit ratings growth, up 16% year-over-year. The network, which has remained #1 with African Americans 18-49 for 16 straight years, finished the quarter with the two highest rated awards shows on cable: the Hip Hop Awards and the Soul Train Awards.

- Nickelodeon remained at #1 with Kids 2-11 and 2-5 for the 10th straight quarter, and continued to expand its off-screen initiatives through SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical; strong sales of Paw Patrol toys and other consumer products; and new offerings such as the SlimeZone VR experience.

- Comedy Central delivered a year-over-year increase in audience share for the third straight quarter, with South Park maintaining its lead as the #1 primetime original comedy on cable for the fifth year in a row. Finishing January as the #1 entertainment cable network among millennial men, TV's top brand in comedy also announced the June return of Clusterfest to San Francisco after a strong 2017 debut.

- VH1, TV Land and CMT each closed out the quarter with growth in ratings and share. VH1 achieved its 10th straight quarter of year-over-year ratings improvement, while TV Land and CMT recorded their highest-performing first quarters in three years.

Viacom's Continued International Strength (Graphic: Viacom)


Filmed Entertainment revenues decreased 28% to $544 million in the quarter, with domestic revenues down 42% to $270 million, and international revenues down 6% to $274 million. Theatrical revenues declined 48% to $100 million due to the number and mix of current quarter releases. Domestic and international theatrical revenues decreased 49% and 46%, respectively. Licensing revenues decreased 13% to $213 million in the quarter. Domestic licensing revenues decreased 36% while international licensing revenues grew 8%, primarily driven by the mix of titles available in each market. Home entertainment revenues were down 25% to $183 million, principally due to the comparison against the release of Star Trek Beyond in the prior year quarter. Domestic home entertainment revenues decreased 38% while international revenues increased 1%. Ancillary revenues decreased 38% to $48 million, with domestic ancillary revenues down 49% and international ancillary revenues up 27%.

Filmed Entertainment reported an adjusted operating loss of $130 million in the quarter compared to $180 million in the prior year quarter, an improvement of $50 million that primarily reflects lower operating expenses.

Performance highlights:

- Studio leadership continued to execute on its turnaround strategy to stabilize costs and strengthen its bottom line, improving year-over-year adjusted operating income by 28% in the quarter.

- In November 2017, Paramount Pictures concluded two key production agreements with Hasbro and Skydance Media. The studio also signed a production pact with The Fast and the Furious producer Neal H. Moritz.

- Paramount Pictures continues to ramp up its production slate with upcoming tentpoles (e.g., Mission: Impossible, Top Gun: Maverick, World War Z 2), branded films from Paramount Players (e.g., What Men Want, Dora the Explorer) and Paramount Animation (e.g., SpongeBob The Movie), and SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog.

- Paramount Television continued its success, recently announcing a limited series adaptation of Catch-22 for Hulu, co-directed, produced by and starring George Clooney, as well as a revival of Mark Burnett's boxing series The Contender for EPIX. In January 2018, The Alienist premiered as cable's #1 new drama series this season in Live +3, reaching over 13 million viewers on TNT. This year will also feature the third seasons of Shooter on USA Network and Berlin Station on EPIX, as well as the return of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why and the premiere of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan on Amazon.


In the quarter, the Company continued to execute on its plan to strengthen its balance sheet, reduce leverage and enhance liquidity, redeeming over $1.0 billion of senior notes and debentures. At December 31, 2017, total debt outstanding was $10.19 billion, compared with $11.12 billion at September 30, 2017, a reduction of $930 million.

The Company’s cash balance was $394 million at December 31, 2017, a decrease from $1.39 billion at September 30, 2017. In the quarter, net cash provided by operating activities decreased $147 million to $12 million.

About Viacom

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling entertainment content - including television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, games, consumer products, podcasts, live events and social media experiences - for audiences in 183 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina), Colors (India) and Paramount Channel, reach approximately 4.3 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Paramount Television develops, finances and produces original programming for television and digital platforms.

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You can read Viacom's press release featuring the company's 1st Quarter 2018 report in full, including tables of Viacom's statements and balance sheets, here on

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WHERE DID THIS COME FROM? The History of Fairly Odd Memes | Fairly OddParents | Butch Hartman

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'The Adventures of Kid Danger's Theme Song!' Music Video | Nickelodeon

Can’t get enough of The Adventures of Kid Danger theme song? Neither can I! Here’s a new music video of the theme song that’ll have you jamming out. Catch more The Adventures of Kid Danger only on Nickelodeon, and check out more from the show on and the Nick App!

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA To Premiere 'Blurt' On Monday 19th February 2018!
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I am a Gamer: Gene Goldstein | Nickelodeon Animation

Meet Gene, background layout artist on The Loud House, as he talks with Super League Gaming about all that games have taught him!

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DIY Valentine's Day: Pizza & Burrito Card ft. SpongeBob, Henry Danger & More! | Nickelodeon

Heart-shaped Valentine’s cards are so old school – check out this DIY to make cards in the shape of a cheesy pizza slice and a tasty burrito! You’ll freak when you see the envelopes! Which one will you send? Let Nickelodeon know in the comments on YouTube! Catch your favorite shows and stars on Nickelodeon, and make sure to visit Nickelodeon's Valentine's Day area on and the Nick App for more Valentine's Day videos and games!

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA To Celebrate Valentines Day Weekend With Brand-New Episodes Of 'Henry Danger' & 'Game Shakers' On 2/10!
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Planet Nickelodeon Video Round-Up | Thursday 8th February 2018

Check out a selection of video clips featuring your favourite Nickelodeon shows and stars from Nickelodeon channels around the world!

Como fazer uma Coroa de Tranças Tutorial de cabelos - Arquivos Estilosos | Sunny Day | Nick Jr.

Does your child want to look just like a princess? Then let’s get styling with Sunny Day’s Style Files to create a royal hairdo! Follow this DIY hair tutorial video clip to learn how to make the perfect princess crown braid. It’s easy—all you’ll need is a hairbrush, a teasing comb, hairpins, and hair elastics. Use colorful hairpins to create stars, or get creative with ribbons and colorful clips to dress up your child’s very own crown braid! To find more videos, games, and a collection of kids’ songs from the brand-new series, Sunny Day, visit

Mais Nick: Nickelodeon Brasil Upfront 2018 Sizzle Reel!
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L'actualité Fresh | Semaine du 5 au 11 février 2018 | Nickelodeon France

Au programme cette semaine dans Fresh : le lancement du film Les Tuches 3 : Liberté, Egalité, FraterniTuche, et de la BD Jack le téméraire, Tome 2.

Fresh, c'est LE rendez-vous de NICKELODEON qui te dit tout de l'actu et des tendances du moment ! Retrouve plein de vidéos de Fresh sur

Plus Nickelodeon: Nickelodeon Teen France To Premiere 'I Am Frankie' ('Frankie 2.0') On Monday 12th February 2018!
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Kally´s Mashup | Desafío de la Banda Elástica | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

¿Te sumas al Elastic Challenge, el desafío de la Banda Elástica? ¿Cuál de los chicos de Kally´s Mashup lo hizo mejor? ¡Dile a Nick en YouTube!

Más Nick: Nickelodeon Latin America & Mediapro Partner For New eSports-Themed Scripted Series 'N00Bees'!
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Kid Danger Sneak Peek | 'Octo-Charlotte' | Nickelodeon USA

Don't you hate it when your legs morph into an evil octopus? Check out this super sneak-peek from the brand-new The Adventures of Kid Danger episode "Octo-Charlotte; Trouble in Tropikini" (#104), then tune into the all-new episode to see if our heroes can reel Charlotte in, premiering Friday 9th February 2018 at 6:30pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!:

This episode will be simulcasted across Nickelodeon, Nicktoons and TeenNick.

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA's February 2018 Premiere Highlights!
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Lip Sync Battle Shorties | 'Catwalk; Jungle; Girls Night Out' Trailer | Nickelodeon USA *Updated*

In the next brand-new episode of Lip Sync Battle Shorties, three talented Shorties sync it up to songs by Demi Lovato, Ricky Martin and Meghan Trainor with performances set at New York Fashion Week, a jungle river cruise and a girls night out! Tune into the all-new LSBS episode "Catwalk; Jungle; Girls Night Out", premiering Friday 9th February 2018 at 7:30pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!


Find out more information about the Lip Sync Battle Shorties, as well as watch clips from the series at and on the Nick App!

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA's February 2018 Premiere Highlights!

Originally published: Sunday, February 04, 2018.

Additional source: Zap2it TV Listings.
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Australia: Haven Global Announces Changes To Nickelodeon Team

Rita Viola departs and Naomi Sheahan joins Haven from The Walt Disney Company EMEA, while Daniel Iuele leads a staffed up Haven/VIMN creative team.

Australia - Constant evolution and development of its business is one of Haven Global’s ongoing priorities, and to this end, managing director Tom Punch has announced changes to the team's leadership to ensure Haven can continue to support its key strategic partner Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) in its growth and development, reports Toy & Hobby Retailer.

“With VIMN, and especially the huge Nickelodeon portfolio within that, we have one of the world’s fastest growing and progressive licensors. They are delivering amazing content, developing multiple key shows, new channels for content delivery, new brands, new creative, new movies and more, and are at the forefront of global kids Licensors.

“Haven’s role in this evolution is to maintain world’s best practice in the delivery and execution of our Licensing programs, and how they are developed. Now we’ve taken important steps to further advance that structure.

Effective immediately, Naomi Sheahan has joined the Haven team as business development manager for the VIMN business.

Sheahan, an Australian, comes to Haven from The Walt Disney Company Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA), where she held significant portfolios for Disney overseeing large segments of the Marvel toy business, and before that large segments of the Disney Frozen business. Working across retail, marketing, brand strategy, she was instrumental in exceeding target growth and business growth and in driving those programs.

Prior to that she worked for Mattel as the brand manager for Barbie, consistently exceeding growth targets and market share for her portfolio.

“We have no doubt will settle in to become a part of the Haven team and a big asset for our business. She will report into Yvonne [Hinch] and myself, and we welcome her to the Haven family,” Punch said.

In addition, the company has staffed up the Haven/VIMN creative team under the leadership of Daniel Iuele, to ensure that with this business growth, its creative delivery to its partners remains “best-in-class”.

Punch said that the move was partly prompted by the decision by Rita Viola, business manager for the Nick business to take a break, after 17 years with Haven and 30 years in the industry.

“Rita has been a tremendous asset to the Haven – personally and professionally. Under Rita’s leadership, the VIMN Consumer Products team delivered amazing revenue growth, as she successful saw the launch and build of Paw Patrol, Jojo Siwa, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and much more.

“For years she ran Haven’s promotional division, has worked on every brand under the sun, all with a smile and a laugh, and the occasional tap-dance! She has an outstanding reputation with clients for her honesty, integrity and passion, and she leaves with our respect and best wishes. She is a one-of-a-kind, and I’m grateful to Rita for her contribution to the business,” Punch said.

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John Cena Presents ‘Keeping Up With the Cenas’ In Nickelodeon's New ‘2018 Kids’ Choice Awards’ Promo

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in John Cena’s household?

Well, now you can find out. Cena features in a new Nickelodeon promo titled “Keeping Up With the Cenas”!

In the video, the WWE legend announces over a family breakfast that he is hosting Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards for the second year in a row. Click here to watch Nick's latest KCA 2018 trailer on The Wrap!

Everyone, from the grandparents to the baby, look eerily similar to Cena.

“You’re all coming with me!” he tells them, as pop celebrates in his “I Love Dwayne Johnson” tee-shirt. “Is Dwayne Johnson going to be there?” he asks. “He’s not returning my calls,” Cena replies.

Even the Cena family dog gets excited as he pees green slime all over the floor.

While it isn't guaranteed that The Rock will be part of the show, you can expect a bunch of other stars when Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards airs live on March 24, from 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA & YTV in Canada, and on Nickelodeon channels internationally within hours of the live show!

Cena is also lending his voice talents to the original villain named Baron Draxum in the US-English dub of Nickelodeon's brand-new 2D animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and executive producing Keep It Spotless, Nickelodeon’s new competition series which features kids competing in a variety of physical and paint-filled challenges designed with one goal in mind--to stay as clean as possible. Both shows are slated to premiere later this year.

Fans can find out more about Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards by visiting and
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