Thursday, August 04, 2022

Paramount Global Reports Q2 2022 Earnings Results

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) today (August 4) announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022. The full press release and other earnings material can be viewed on the Paramount investor relations website at ir.paramount.com. A replay of Paramount's 2Q22 earnings call can also be listened to.

PARAMOUNT REPORTS Q2 2022 EARNINGS RESULTS


•  Strength in Filmed Entertainment and Strong Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Growth Propels 19% Rise in Total Company Revenue

•  Paramount+ and Pluto TV Continue to Drive Subscriber and User Momentum

– Total Global DTC Subscribers Rose to Nearly 64M, which Reflects the Removal of 3.9M Russia Subscribers

– Paramount+ Added 4.9M Subscribers and Revenue Grew 120%

– Expanded Pluto TV Global Monthly Active Users (MAUs) to Nearly 70M, Extending its Lead as the #1 Free

• Ad-Supported Streaming TV Service in the U.S.

•  Top Gun: Maverick Powered 126% Growth in Filmed Entertainment Revenue

– Surpassed Titanic to Become the Biggest Paramount Domestic Movie of All Time

– Five Paramount Pictures Movies Debuted #1 at the Box Office in the First Half of 2022

STATEMENT FROM BOB BAKISH, PRESIDENT & CEO
"Paramount continues to build momentum with the assets, strategy and ability to compete—and win. In Q2, we grew total company revenue by 19 percent and took market share in streaming, in broadcast TV, in box office and in upfront dollars, all while increasing our penetration of the most important growth market in media—streaming. At the heart of that growth was our hugely popular content—from the cultural phenomenon and #1 movie in the world, Top Gun: Maverick, to the most popular show in the country, Yellowstone. Our deep and growing library of valuable IP, coupled with the strength of our best-in-class assets, ensures we are well-positioned to continue to maximize value for our shareholders. 

DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER

Q2 HIGHLIGHTS

• Global DTC subscribers rose to nearly 64M.

– Reflects the addition of 5.2M subscribers and the removal of 3.9M Russia
subscribers.

– Paramount+ subscribers grew to over 43M, which reflects the addition of 4.9M subscribers and the removal of 1.2M Russia subscribers.

Paramount+ captured the most sign-ups, gross and net subscriber additions of any premium domestic streaming service in the quarter according to Antenna’s June 2022 Report.

• Paramount+ subscriber growth was partially driven by successful international market launches, including the UK, Ireland and South Korea.

• Paramount+’s broad content strategy continued to draw audiences in the quarter, including highly anticipated original series, movies, and sports.

– Paramount+ saw strong acquisition and engagement from a variety of content led by Halo, 1883, The Lost City, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Jackass Forever, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and the UEFA Champions League.

– Both domestic and international hours watched per household demonstrated strong growth year-over-year.

• Pluto TV grew global Monthly Active Users (MAUs) to nearly 70M, continuing its lead as the #1 free ad-supported streaming TV service in the U.S.

– Grew total global viewing hours by double digits year-over-year for the second consecutive quarter.

– Expanded international presence, launching in the Nordics in partnership with Viaplay Group and announced partnership with Corus in Canada, which will launch later this year.

Q2 FINANCIALS

• DTC revenue increased 56% year-over-year.

– Subscription revenue grew 74% year-over-year to $830M, principally reflecting paid subscriber growth on Paramount+.

– Advertising revenue rose 25% year-over-year, reflecting growth from Paramount+ and Pluto TV, driven by increased impressions on both services.

– Paramount+ revenue grew 120%.

• Adjusted OIBDA decreased $302M year-over-year, reflecting increased investment in our DTC services.

TV MEDIA

Q2 HIGHLIGHTS

• In Q2, Paramount’s family of networks delivered the #1 U.S. Share of View among audiences P2-11 and P12-17.

– CBS was the most watched broadcast network for the 20th consecutive second quarter. The Network dominated the quarter with:

• The top three most-watched programs: NCIS, FBI and Blue Bloods.

• 7 of the quarter’s top 10 shows, as well as 18 of the top 30, more than all other networks combined.

• The top comedies, including Young Sheldon and Ghosts, both ranked within the top 10 programs overall.

– Paramount’s key domestic cable networks grew share year-over-year:

• 11 of 19 cable networks either maintained or grew share, including Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.

• Nickelodeon’s portfolio delivered its highest year-over-year share growth since Q2 2017.

• Nickelodeon was the #1 network in key kids demographics: K2-11 for the 28th consecutive quarter; K6-11 for the 23rd consecutive quarter.

• Paramount has the #1 portfolio among young audiences (Share of viewers, domestic, P2-11, P2-5, P6-11, P12-17)

Q2 FINANCIALS

• Revenue rose 1% year-over-year, reflecting growth in content licensing revenues, partially offset by lower advertising and affiliate revenues.

– Advertising revenue decreased 6% year-over-year, as pricing only partially offset the impact of lower linear impressions and FX.

– Affiliate and subscription revenue declined 3% year-over-year, driven by lower revenues in international markets, where we restructured key affiliate agreements, resulting in a shift of revenue from our pay television services to our DTC services.

– Licensing and other revenues grew 27% year-over-year.

• Adjusted OIBDA decreased 8% year-over-year, primarily driven by the lower advertising and affiliate revenues.

FILMED ENTERTAINMENT

Q2 HIGHLIGHTS

Top Gun: Maverick has earned more than $1.3B to date at the box office globally and continues to draw audiences to theaters.

– In addition to being the most successful Paramount movie domestically, it is now in the top 10 domestic films of all-time.

The Lost City and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 debuted number one at the box office, joining Scream, Jackass Forever and Top Gun: Maverick to total five number one films in the first half of the year, with Sonic 2 making history as the biggest video game movie opening of all-time.

Q2 FINANCIALS

• Revenue grew 126% year-over-year, led by the strong performance of current quarter theatrical releases.

– Theatrical revenue increased $630M, primarily driven by the releases of Top Gun: Maverick and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in the quarter.

– Licensing and other revenue grew 27% year-over-year, primarily driven by the monetization of recent theatrical releases.

• Adjusted OIBDA increased $129M in the quarter, reflecting the strong performance of current year releases.

BALANCE SHEET & LIQUIDITY

▪ As of June 30, 2022, the company had $4.0B of cash on its balance sheet and a committed $3.5B revolving credit facility that remains undrawn.

ABOUT PARAMOUNT

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution, and advertising solutions.

For more information about Paramount, please visit www.paramount.com and follow @ParamountCo on social platforms.

PARA-IR

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Originally published: August 04, 2022.

Source: PR Newswire.

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Yosemite National Park Wildfire & Endangered Monarch Butterfly | Nick News Breaks | Nickelodeon

Nick News Breaks TV Spot: Yosemite National Park Wildfire & Endangered Monarch Butterfly (July 31, 2022)


For more information and resources, visit NickHelps.com.


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"Ravioli Ravioli Give Me the Formuoli" IRL | "Imitation Krabs" w/ ACTUAL Ravioli | SpongeBob

"Ravioli Ravioli Give Me the Formuoli" IRL | "Imitation Krabs" w/ ACTUAL Ravioli | SpongeBob


SpongeBob has a long secret handshake with Mr. Krabs that must be done before handing over the Krabby Patty Secret Formula. How does it go again? Inspired by the classic line "ravioli, ravioli, give me the formuoli" check out the episode "Imitation Krabs" remade with actual ravioli in this SpongeBob IRL!

Watch SpongeBob SquarePantsKamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years and The Patrick Star Show on Nickelodeon, and 200 episodes of SpongeBobThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run and The SpongeBob Musical on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com.


Listen to The SpongeBob Musical here!

CALLING ALL GOOFY GOOBERS! (ROCK!) Are ya ready for a deep dive into the world of SpongeBob SquarePants? The SpongeBob YouTube channel is THE PLACE for all fan-favorite SpongeBob moments! We’re serving up everything from legendary scenes to remixes of classic songs to deep dives into Bikini Bottom lore. Be sure to check back every week for Music Mondays, Wumbo Wednesdays, and Flashback Fridays! Subscribe now at https://www.youtube.com/SpongeBobOfficial!

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Did you know that Uncle Iroh... | Avatar #Shorts | Avatar: The Last Airbender

Did you know that Uncle Iroh... | Avatar #Shorts | Avatar: The Last Airbender


Did you know, Uncle Iroh, our favorite tea-loving Firebender, wasn't always going to be related to his nephew Zuko?!

Stream Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra on Paramount+ and Netflix! Try Paramount+ for FREE at ParamountPlus.com

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#Shorts #Avatar #AvatarTheLastAirbender #ATLA

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SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song (Trap Remix) 🎶 | Nickelodeon Cartoon Universe

SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song (Trap Remix) 🎶 | Nickelodeon Cartoon Universe


It's the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song like you've never heard it before!

Watch SpongeBob SquarePantsKamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years and The Patrick Star Show on Nickelodeon, and 200 episodes of SpongeBobThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run and The SpongeBob Musical on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com.


Listen to The SpongeBob Musical here!

CALLING ALL GOOFY GOOBERS! (ROCK!) Are ya ready for a deep dive into the world of SpongeBob SquarePants? The SpongeBob YouTube channel is THE PLACE for all fan-favorite SpongeBob moments! We’re serving up everything from legendary scenes to remixes of classic songs to deep dives into Bikini Bottom lore. Be sure to check back every week for Music Mondays, Wumbo Wednesdays, and Flashback Fridays! Subscribe now at https://www.youtube.com/SpongeBobOfficial!

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Is Beavis Part of The BTS Army? | Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head | Comedy Central Animated

Is Beavis Part of The BTS Army? | Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head | Comedy Central Animated


Beavis and Butt-Head watch a BTS music video, but it surprisingly turns out that Beavis may be quite the fan.

Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-Head is now streaming exclusively on Paramount+. Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!


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Tadeo Jones 3: The Emerald Tablet | Official Trailer | Paramount Pictures Italia

TADDEO L’ESPLORATORE E LA TAVOLA DI SMERALDO | Trailer Ufficiale | Paramount Pictures Italia


Taddeo è un archeologo un po’ impacciato e il suo piĂą grande sogno è quello di essere riconosciuto e apprezzato dai suoi colleghi, nonostante spesso ne combini di tutti i colori. Quando Taddeo distrugge inavvertitamente un raro sarcofago, un’antica maledizione prende vita, mettendo in pericolo la vita dei suoi amici. Per salvare Mummia, Jeff e Belzoni, Taddeo e Sara partiranno per un un’incredibile avventura che li porterĂ  fino agli angoli piĂą remoti del pianeta. Riusciranno a fermare la maledizione della Tavola di Smeraldo senza combinare troppi guai?


Originally published: August 04, 2022.

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Tadeo Jones 3: The Emerald Tablet | Official Trailer | Premieres Sept. 23 | Paramount Pictures Poland

Tedi i Szmaragdowa Tablica - pierwszy zwiastun | TYLKOHITY


Tedi Jones powraca w nowej animowanej komedii familijnej: „Tedi i Szmaragdowa Tablica”. Zobaczcie pierwszy zwiastun. Film w kinach od 23 wrzeĹ›nia.


Originally published: August 04, 2022.

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Nickelodeon France Premieres 'Warped!'

Nickelodeon France will premiere Warped! on Monday 1st August 2022 at 11:20. Following launch, fans can catch more all new episodes of Nickelodeon’s new live-action comedy series, locally titled Warped! Passion Comics weekdays at 11:20.


From Megazap:

La nouvelle série WARPED! PASSION COMICS débarque dès le 1er août sur Nickelodeon

Pendant les grandes vacances, les enfants plongent dans l'univers des bandes dessinées avec WARPED! PASSION COMICS, la nouvelle série inédite de NICKELODEON à découvrir en exclusivité dès le 1er août !
 
Avec cette nouvelle série originale, les téléspectateurs font la connaissance de Milo (Anton Starkman), le manager d'un magasin de comics réputé et de Ruby (Kate Godfrey), une jeune fille hyperactive avec un savoir encyclopédique de la pop culture. Ensemble, ils forment un duo que tout oppose mais qui va apprendre à travailler main dans la main pour créer la prochaine BD à succès.

Une série 100% geek pour toute la famille qui met au centre de l'intrigue la culture comics et les super-héros. L'occasion pour les enfants de découvrir les coulisses de la création d'une bande dessinée et pourquoi pas de révéler de nouvelles vocations !

Le pitch - Le quotidien du jeune et responsable Milo se retrouve chamboulé lorsque son patron engage Ruby, une jeune fille hyperactive et très bruyante mais avec une connaissance des bandes dessinées remarquable. Avec leurs amis Darby, une talentueuse créatrice de costumes de héros de BD et Hurley, un chef cuisinier en herbe avec toujours une nouvelle recette en tête, ils vont s'associer pour créer la prochaine grande franchise de BD de super-héros. Une alliance improbable pour le meilleur mais aussi le pire...
 
Une série inédite qui mêle bande dessinée et culture geek à découvrir pendant les vacances sur NICKELODEON

WARPED! PASSION COMICS c'est à découvrir dès le 1er août, du lundi au vendredi à 11h20 en exclusivité sur NICKELODEON, une chaîne disponible dans les Offres Canal+ / CanalBox en Outre-Mer, Orange, SFR, Zeop, GO TV et sur tous les supports TV en France Métropolitaine.

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Originally published: July 24, 2022.

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Paramount+ Adds 'ChalkZone' Back to Programming Library

Paramount+ finds the chalk of Chalk-Chalk-ChalkZone!


Update (8/4) - After being unavailable for a few days, ChalkZone is back on Paramount+!

Paramount+ recently removed all episodes of Nickelodeon's popular animated series ChalkZone from its programming library.

At the moment it's currently unknown why the series was removed from the platform, however, it is being speculated that the show's removal could be due to a licensing issue.

ChalkZone was created by Bill Burnett and Larry Huber and initially debuted as part of Oh Yeah! Cartoons. The full series premiered on March 22nd, 2002 and ran for 40 episodes over four seasons.

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Originally published: July 31, 2022.

Update H/T: Special thanks to @kpgamingz for the news!; Additional source: ChalkZone Wiki.

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First 4 Minutes Movie Clip | Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | Netflix After School

First 4 Minutes Movie Clip | Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | Netflix After School


Post-apocalyptic chaos runs rampant. Where are we? WHEN are we?

Traveling from the future, Casey Jones has one mission: find the key that stops the Krang to save the world! But he'll need the cowabunga crew's help in this epically awesome adventure based on the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. August 5th on Netflix! Click HERE for more info!


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Originally published: August 03, 2022 at 20.23 BST.

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Paramount+ Joins The Roku Channel’s Premium Subscriptions Lineup, Bringing a Mountain of Entertainment to Streamers

Paramount+ Joins The Roku Channel’s Premium Subscriptions Lineup, Bringing a Mountain of Entertainment to Streamers

Users can subscribe to Paramount's ad-supported Essential Plan or ad-free Premium Plan within The Roku Channel

Live sports from the most popular sports leagues and properties arrive in Premium Subscriptions just in time for fall sports season 


San Jose, Calif. – August 3, 2022: Today Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) announced that Paramount+ will launch as a Premium Subscription within The Roku Channel later this month. The launch will make  Paramount+‘s  critically acclaimed originals, hit movies, a world class library of popular series, 24/7 news and marquee sports, accessible directly to consumers within The Roku Channel.  

Users can subscribe to Paramount+'s ad-supported Essential Plan ($4.99 monthly) or the Paramount+ ad-free Premium Plan ($9.99 monthly) on The Roku Channel. 

Within the Paramount+ experience on Premium Subscriptions, Roku has also created a dedicated Live TV Guide for all Paramount+ live content, marking the first time a dedicated programming guide for a Premium Subscription partner has been created. Through the dedicated Live TV Guide consumers will be able to access Paramount+’s live content all in one place. This includes marquee sports, such as THE NFL ON CBS and UEFA, as well as breaking news from CBS News Network and the latest in entertainment news from Entertainment Tonight.  Premium subscribers also have access to their local live CBS station, which includes the live stream of must-watch events and specials. The addition of Paramount+ to The Roku Channel will also mark the first time that live sports content will be available for streamers within Premium Subscriptions. 

“Paramount+ features an expansive breadth of content for the whole household, spanning original dramas, blockbuster movies, popular unscripted series, sports and news, all at a competitive price point,” said Jeff Shultz, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Business Development Officer, Paramount Streaming. “We are excited to expand our successful partnership with Roku and bring Paramount + to The Roku Channel.” 

"We're thrilled to partner with Paramount+ in its continued growth, and for the ability to provide our audience with easy access to its extraordinary breadth of content, IP and live news and sporting events" says Rob Holmes, Vice President, Programming. “Premium Subscriptions connects today’s highest-quality content providers to the millions of streamers on The Roku Channel, and we’re excited to introduce streamers to everything that Paramount+ has to offer directly within The Roku Channel." 

The Roku Channel offers Premium Subscriptions from over 50 services. It allows users to enjoy a unified one-click experience and enables simple subscription management with a single monthly bill. Users of The Roku Channel can now easily browse Paramount+ content before signing up, then enjoy a free seven-day trial with one click and no extra apps or other fees required. Once registered, users can watch Paramount+ content from within The Roku Channel.  

Paramount+ combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment, with big originals like 1883 and Halo, family favorites like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and PAW Patrol: The Movie, blockbuster movies like A Quiet Place Part II and The Lost City, popular unscripted shows like RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and unmatched sports programming. 

The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and over 300 linear television channels in the U.S. It licenses and distributes content from more than 300 partners. In Q4 2021, The Roku Channel reached U.S. households with an estimated 80 million people. The Roku Channel was a top five channel on the Roku platform in the U.S. by active account reach and streaming hour engagement in Q2 2022.  

About Roku, Inc.

Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the U.S. and in select countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with service operators. Roku TV™ models are available in the U.S. and in select countries through licensing arrangements with TV brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. U.S.A.  

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to the content, benefits and availability of Paramount+ on The Roku Channel; trends related to TV streaming; and the features, benefits, growth and reach of The Roku Channel and the Roku platform. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Roku, Inc. files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Roku’s website and are available from Roku without charge. 

Roku is a registered trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Trade names, trademarks and service marks of other companies appearing in this press release are the property of their respective holders.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBS News Streaming Network for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis and ET Live for entertainment coverage. 

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms. 

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Sony to Release New ‘Garfield’ Movie in February 2024

The new fully-CG-animated Garfield movie will be serving up saucy feline funnies in theaters in under two years, with the news that global distributor (exc. China) Sony Pictures has set a post-Valentine’s date of February 16, 2024.

Garfield character art by DNEG Animation

The pic will voice star Jurassic World‘s Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation, The LEGO Movie, Onward, Untitled Super Mario Bros. Movie) as Garfield and screen legend Samuel L. Jackson (Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, Incredibles) as Garfield’s father, Vic, a new character.

The movie is based on the classic comic strip by Jim Davis, who sold the rights to financer/producer Alcon Entertainment (Blade Runner: Black Lotus) and will serve as executive producer. DNEG (Ron’s Gone Wrong) is producing the animation.


Mark Dindal is directing Garfield from a script by his The Emperor’s New Groove partner David Reynolds. Bridget McMeel and Craig Sost are exec producers alongside Davis; producers are John Cohen and Steven P. Wegner, Alcon’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, and DNEG Animation’s CEO Namit Malhotra and President Tom Jacomb.

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Original source: Animation Magazine; H/T: Special thanks to @916786wc for the news!

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Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures Chief Buys Historic Montecito Estate

Though the Carpinteria-adjacent ranch he bought from Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi less than three years ago only just popped up for sale with a $13.5 million ask, veteran Hollywood producer Brian Robbins has already gone out and picked up a new residence, settling on a historic home in the heart of Montecito’s Golden Quadrangle.

Village Properties; Alex J. Berliner/ABImages via AP Images

Records show the Paramount and Nickelodeon CEO paid $17 million for the Spanish Colonial Revival-style digs, well under its $20 million ask. Built way back in the late 1920s by noted architects George Washington Smith and Lutah Riggs, and formerly known as “Las Armas,” the residence was previously owned for almost six decades by the late actress/model Suzy Parker and her husband, actor Bradford Dillman.

The premises have since undergone an extensive three-year restoration by architect Marc Appleton and designer Martin LogĂ©. There are many original details — vintage light fixtures, tile floors, wood-beam ceilings and 16th-century carved wood doors — paired with modern amenities like an elevator and a Savant smart-home system. Numerous French doors along the lower level flow out to an expansive brick terrace ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining.

Tucked away on a 1.8-acre parcel of land, and fronted by a spacious motorcourt flanked by an inverted-arch wall bolstered by decorative antique statues, the white stucco and terracotta-roof structure is adorned with black shutters. Once inside, over 8,700 square feet of living space on two levels is introduced via a light-filled foyer punctuated by a soaring groin-vaulted ceiling and curving wrought-iron staircase.

Standing out on the main level is a living/media room displaying a fireplace, built-in bookshelves and a hidden doorway that opens to reveal a 4,500-bottle wine cellar. Other highlights include an updated kitchen outfitted with an eat-in island, top-tier stainless appliances, a butler’s pantry and adjoining breakfast nook, along with a fireside dining room and wet bar-equipped lounge area.

The upper level hosts six bedrooms, including a sizable master retreat sporting a custom walk-in closet and separate sitting room with fireplace, plus a luxe bath boasting dual vanities, a soaking tub and glass-encased shower. A guest bedroom with bath also can be found next to an attached two-car garage.

Heading outdoors, you’ll find lushly manicured grounds laced with stone fruit trees, a 15-variety citrus grove and raised garden beds, and hosting an 88-foot pool and spa with a Baja shelf and sprawling sundeck — all overlooking picturesque views of the Santa Ynez Mountains.

In addition to his Santa Barbara properties, Robbins maintains a $16 million mansion in Beverly Hills’ Trousdale Estates neighborhood. The Montecito listing was held by the Riskin Partners Estate Group of Village Properties; Branden and Rayni Williams of the Williams & Williams Estates Group at The Beverly Hills Estates repped the buyer.

Photos of the property can be viewed on Dirt.

Property Details:

Buyer: Brian & Tracy Robbins
Location: Montecito, Calif.
Price: $17 million
Year: 1928
Architect: George Washington Smith, Marc Appleton
Specs: 8,712 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
Lot Size: 1.84 acres

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Paramount+ Shares ‘Big Nate’ New Episodes Teaser, Loglines

The Nickelodeon Animation series returns later this month with 9 all-new episodes following the continued misadventures of Nate as he pursues his dreams to become a singer, save a pregnant lizard, and take spring break to the next level; 10 more episodes ordered for previously announced Season 2, coming in 2023.

'Big Nate' returns to Paramount+ on August 19 with 9 all-new episodes.

Paramount+ has unveiled an exclusive teaser trailer for the return of Big Nate from Nickelodeon Animation, with nine all-new episodes hitting the streamer on August 19. The series is based on the best-selling children’s books and comic strip written and illustrated by acclaimed author and cartoonist Lincoln Peirce.

In the new episodes, our young hero, Nate (hero…?), is back with his continued (mis)adventures as he follows his dream to become a singer, save a pregnant lizard, and take spring break to the next level. What else should a tween aspire to?

The CG animated series features the exploits of Nate, a sixth-grade kid who has a never-ending need to prove his awesomeness to the world. Whether dealing with disasters at home or detention at school, Nate Wright is no stranger to a challenge. Luckily, he’s able to express himself through the world of cartoons that he creates. Charming, mischievous, and a magnet for misadventure, Nate always finds a way to turn trouble into fun.

Check out the teaser for a glimpse of Nate’s hijinks headed to Paramount+ August 19 in the promo below, courtesy of Animation World Network!:


In addition to this month’s new episodes, 10 more episodes have been ordered for the previously announced second season, slated for 2023. In the show’s 20-episode second season, the hilarious and heart-filled hijinks that define the series will dive deeper into the backstories of Nate’s friends, as well as introduce Nate’s grandparents.

The voice cast includes Ben Giroux (Nate Wright); Dove Cameron (Ellen Wright); Rob Delaney (Martin Wright); Bryce Charles (Dee Dee Holloway); Daniel MK Cohen (Francis Pope); Arnie Pantoja (Teddy Ortiz); Charlie Schlatter (Chad Applewhite); Kevin Michael Richardson (Principal Nichols); Carolyn Hennesy (Mrs. Godfrey); Nik Dodani (Randy); Betsy Sodaro (Kim); Lisa Kay Jennings (Gina); Chandni Parekh (Jenny); Todd Haberkorn (Artur); Ryan Garcia (Mr. Rosa); Mike Rivkin (Mr. Galvin); and Chester Rushing (Zeff).

The series is executive produced by Mitch Watson (All Hail King Julien) and John Cohen (The Angry Birds Movie) and produced by Amy McKenna (Beware the Batman), with Lincoln Peirce serving as a consultant throughout development and production. Bridget McMeel is the co-producer, and Jim Mortensen is supervising producer.

Here’s a rundown of the all-new episodes coming August 19:

Episode 109: “Best Laid Cell Plans” - When Francis gets an emergency cell phone, the gang makes major plans for it. But even the best-laid cell plans can go wrong. What ensues is a viral video, an investigation, an unlikely duo, and the strangest tea party ever.

Episode 110

Episode 110: “Game Over” - When Nate finds himself accidentally responsible for the cancellation of an entire species, he must save a pregnant lizard from the clutches of P.S. 38’s latest home EC teacher, Mr. Grey, who Dee Dee suspects is up to no good.

Episode 111

Episode 111: “‘Til Death Do We Rock” - Nate is asked to give up the center stage as the lead singer of ‘Fear the Mollusk’ to his sworn enemy, but he won’t give up that easily and neither will Martin, who tries to impress Nate with a job but instead gets caught in a lie.

Episode 112

Episode 112: “Randy’s Mom Has Got it Going On” (Nasim Pedrad guest stars as Barbara) - Martin's desire to dive into a relationship with Randy's mom blinds him to countless red flags, while Nate struggles to co-exist with the maniacal Randy who has now infiltrated every aspect of Nate's life.

Episode 113

Episode 113: “Ghostly Coven of Man Witches” (Halloween Special) - To dodge a science test, Nate concocts a plan to shut down P.S. 38 by pretending that it’s haunted. As he and his friends set the stage, they get locked in the school with a coven of man witches.

Episode 114

Episode 114: “The Future is Fuzzy” - Nate hopes to spin a newfound gift into a bright future but soon discovers there’s no fast track to success. Meanwhile, Dee Dee worries a new actress is stealing her spotlight and sets out to obliterate her.

Episode 115

Episode 115: “Big Freeze” (Winter Special) - Nate and Team Awesome face Jefferson in the annual ‘Big Freeze’ snow sculpture competition. Nate has his sights set on victory, but when a personal vendetta gets in the way, glory and a grand prize for P.S. 38 are on the line.

Episode 116

Episode 116: “The Curse of the Applewhites” (Winter Special) - Nate’s gym grade is on thin ice and the only thing that can save him from the humiliation of repeating 6th-grade gym is something he swore to hate for eternity: figure skating. Not to mention, an ancient curse on Chad’s family.

Episode 117: “The Thing That Wouldn’t Leave” – It’s Spring Break and Nate joins Francis on vacation!  There he discovers the Pope Family Schedule, aka an opportunity to pencil in AWESOMENESS. But not everyone is on board, especially when Nate’s alter ego, Nathaniel, emerges.

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Originally published: August 04, 2022.

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