Friday, December 28, 2018

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants to Host Nickelodeon Night Featuring SpongeBob SquarePants on Friday, December 28, 2018

Fort Wayne, IN - The Fort Wayne Mad Ants has announced the Sponge-Tastic news that NBA G League professional basketball team will host a Nickelodeon Night featuring Nickelodeon superstar SpongeBob SquarePants on Friday, December 28, 2018, when the Mad Ants face off against the Delaware Blue Coats at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, Indiana! The night will also feature a Fanny Pack Giveaway, as well as guests, the Lutheran Health Network.

Update (12/28): The team will wear SpongeBob SquarePants jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit the Mad Anthonys Children's Hope House!

Tickets to the Mad Ants' Nickelodeon Night featuring SpongeBob SquarePants are available to purchase now via

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants' 2018-19 promotional schedule can be found at

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Originally published: Saturday, October 06, 2018

H/T: The Journal Gazette (II); Additional source: Wikipedia.
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iQIYI Announces First 'QiBubble Village' Offline Experience Event Created Together with Nickelodeon

iQIYI Announces First "QiBubble Village" Offline Experience Event Created Together with Nickelodeon for Young Entertainment Fans Launched in Shanghai

Announces Addition of Online Picture Books to QiBubble Children's Entertainment Platform

First “QiBubble Village” offline experience event created together with Nickelodeon for young entertainment fans launched in Shanghai

BEIJING, Dec. 28, 2018 -- iQIYI Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) ("iQIYI" or the "Company"), an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, today announced the opening of an offline "QiBubble Village" entertainment event for children, in partnership with Nickelodeon, part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), as part of iQIYI's drive to increase the diversification of its premium children's content!

The service also announced that it is taking its children's content ecosystem to the next level with the launch of an online picture book library to QiBubble, the company's flagship children's portal. With access to a range of topics including cartoon, traditional culture, science and English language education, parents and children will have their pick of premium titles - including titles inspired by popular Nickelodeon series, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Dora the Explorer - from the QiBubble digital library.

iQIYI Announces Addition of Online Picture Books to QiBubble Children’s Entertainment Platform

"iQIYI has always been committed to providing the best quality entertainment for the whole family, and the exciting addition of picture books to the iQIYI QiBubble platform is sure to be welcomed by our young users," said Geng Danhao, Senior Vice President of iQIYI. "The opening of the first QiBubble Village event in partnership with Nickelodeon will help the brand to form closer relationships with young entertainment fans across China."

"QiBubble Village" is a first of its kind experience event housed in Shanghai's Taifu shopping mall, and is the latest development in iQIYI's partnership with Nickelodeon, which first began in 2012. With additional benefits available to iQIYI VIP Members, parents who register online in advance can bring their youngsters to QiBubble Village to meet and greet with some of Nickelodeon's most beloved show characters - Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol. In addition, all kids and parents were invited to meet and greet with SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora The Explorer were also present to interact with fans. Going forward, iQIYI will explore opportunities to innovate on the QiBubble Village model, with the addition of English corners, QiBubble cinemas and reality shows with celebrities and animation shows.

About iQIYI, Inc.

iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) ("iQIYI" or the "Company") is an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China. Its corporate DNA combines creative talent with technology, fostering an environment for continuous innovation and the production of blockbuster content. iQIYI's platform features highly popular original content, as well as a comprehensive library of other professionally-produced content, partner-generated content and user-generated content. The Company distinguishes itself in the online entertainment industry by its leading technology platform powered by advanced AI, big data analytics and other core proprietary technologies. iQIYI attracts a massive user base with tremendous user engagement, and has developed a diversified monetization model including membership services, online advertising services, content distribution, live broadcasting, online games, IP licensing, online literature and e-commerce etc. For more information on iQIYI, please visit

About Nickelodeon International

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th 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, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

About Viacom International Media Networks

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world's most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, and more. Viacom brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit, and the Viacom Twitter feed at

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Nickelodeon GSA Premieres 'Transformers: Cyberverse'

Nickelodeon Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA) recently debuted Transformers: Cyberverse, the latest animated series set in the beloved Transformers universe, in December 2018!

Transformers: Cyberverse premiered on Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) with two back-to-back episodes on Saturday 22nd December 2018, airing at 10:30 Uhr and 10:40 Uhr, respectively. Following its debut, Nick Deutschland is currently airing two all-new episodes of Transformers: Cyberverse Saturdays at 10:30 Uhr and 10:40 Uhr, respectively.

Nickelodeon Austria (Österreich) and Nickelodeon Switzerland (Schweiz) launched Transformers: Cyberverse with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday 23rd December 2018, airing at 15:40 Uhr and 15:50 Uhr, respectively. Following its debut, Nick Österreich and Schweiz are currently airing two all-new episodes of Transformers Cyberverse every Sunday at 15:40 Uhr and 15:50 Uhr, respectively.

In Transformers: Cyberverse, Bumblebee is on a critical mission where lives are at stake! Only, he can't remember what it is? As Windblade helps repair his damaged memory chips, the Decepticons are hot on their heels, and time is running out! Join this epic Transformers adventure told through the eyes of Cybertron's coolest hero!

Transformers: Cyberverse features Autobots Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Wheeljack, Ratchet, Hot Rod, Prowl, Arcee, Perceptor, Drift, Rack'n'Ruin, and Camiens Windblade and Chromia, and Velocitronians, including Blurr; and Decepticons Megatron, Shadow Striker, Shockwave, Soundwave, and Seekers Starscream, Slipstream, Thundercracker, Nova Storm, Acid Storm, Thrust, Ramjet and Dirge.

Online at, fans can watch full-length episodes dubbed in German (Deutsche).

Transformers: Cyberverse is a CGI animated series produced by Boulder Media Limited, Hasbro Studios and Allspark Animation for Cartoon Network, and is inspired by the ever-popular Transformers franchise by Hasbro and Takara Tomy. The series is intended to "focus more on characters and their mythology" and utilizes the "evergreen" character designs. It is set in a new continuity and is not a sequel to any previous series, including Transformers: Prime or its spin-offs. A Transformers: Cyberverse toy line is now available in stores.

The story is divided into chapters, similar to Avatar - Der Herr der Elemente, with Chapter One running for 18 episodes. Chapter Two (the show's second season) is targeted for a January 2019 release. Unlike nearly every other Transformers TV series, episodes are 11 minutes in length as opposed to 22 minutes.

Transformers: Cyberverse made its world debut on Cartoon Network USA in August 2018, and is the latest Transformers series to air on Nickelodeon GSA, following the success of Transformers: Prime, Transformers: Rescue Bots and Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

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Additional sources: Wikipedia, Transformers Wiki,, IMDb.
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