Press Release from Nickelodeon UK
Nickelodeon UK was presented with four awards at the EA British Academy Children’s Awards which took place on Sunday 29 November. The awards ceremony, which celebrates the very best in Children’s Entertainment from the last year, saw Nickelodeon recognised with 11 nominations across a variety of categories.
Nickelodeon’s preschool channel Nick Jr UK was awarded as Channel of the Year beating off competition from CBBC, CBeebies and Cyw.
The Penguins of Madagascar won the International Award, up against fellow nominees Ben 10 (Cartoon Network), Phinias and Ferb (Disney) and Nickelodeon’s second category nomination, Dora The Explorer.
Anti-bullying campaign See Something, Say Something was awarded best Short Form. The category also included My Wish (CBBC) and fellow Nickelodeon nominees My Favourite Bedtime Story and Log Jam.
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom collected best Pre-School Animation in a category which also included nominations for two other Nick Jr shows Humf and Peppa Pig, in addition to Five’s Little Princess: A Merry Christmas.
Howard Litton, Managing Director, Nickelodeon UK, said: “This is a great achievement for Nick Jr and the Nickelodeon UK network. It’s brilliant to have our work recognised in such a prestigious way and a true reflection of the passion, hard work and relentless focus on quality that defines our network.”
In addition to the aforementioned awards, Lost and Found, which Nick Jr will broadcast throughout December won best Animation and Astley Baker Davies who produce Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom for Nick Jr was awarded best Independent Production Company.