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Nickelodeon To Launch New Multiplayer Global Game

Nickelodeon is helping kids get their game on in the name of the environment, beginning Dec. 14 with the launch of THE BIG GREEN HELP GLOBAL CHALLENGE -- the first multiplayer kids' online game with a goal of igniting real-world action for environmental change. Kids will be asked to virtually pledge volunteer hours in the "Global Challenge" that they can translate into actionable steps in their homes, communities and schools.

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Big, Big World Expands to Finland, Denmark, Poland and Middle East

Contender Entertainment Group has sold children's puppet-and-animation-based show IT'S A BIG BIG WORLD to television channels in four major territories.

Contender, the company behind preschool properties PEPPA PIG and TRACTOR TOM, holds the international rights for the hit PBS Kids show, which has now secured slots on DR Denmark, YLE Finland, Canal+ Cyfrowy Poland and Al Jazeera Kids in the Middle East.

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Senator Barack Obama Declared Winner in Nickelodeon's Biggest Kids' Vote Ever

Senator Barack Obama has been declared the winner of Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids Pick the President "Kids' Vote." A record-breaking number of votes -- upwards of 2.2 million -- were cast in the network's online poll. Nickelodeon has held a "Kids' Vote" every election year since 1988, and kids have correctly predicted the winner in four out of the last five U.S. presidential campaigns.

October Headline News

Nickelodeon's Shocktober Treats Kids To Spooky New Thrills

This month, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and sister networks Nicktoons Network and NOGGIN are treating kids to spooky marathons and chill-filled new episodes of their favorite hit shows. Additionally, two of Nickelodeon's kids' websites, Nick.com and Nicktropolis, will feature new Halloween-themed online games to complement "Shocktober" programming.

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Star Wars Most Watched Series In Cartoon Network History

The new Lucasfilm Animation series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS on Cartoon Network scored as the most-watched series premiere in network history on Friday.

The one-hour new series premiere was the #1 program from 9-10 p.m. among all major kids networks in kids 6-11, kids 2-11, tweens 9-14, teens 12-7 and persons 2+, earning triple-digit increases compared to the same time period last year.

The weekly, CG-animated series also attracted the largest tweens 9-14 audience for any premiere telecast of an original series in Cartoon Network's 16-year history.

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PBS KIDS GO! Debuts Full-Screen Online Video Player

Beginning today, the PBS KIDS GO! Web site is giving early elementary school-aged kids across the country more to explore with the launch of an advertising-free, streaming video player offering hundreds of video clips and dozens of full-length episodes.

Available on both Macs and PCs, the PBS KIDS GO! video player is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and is also available via Web sites of participating local PBS member stations.

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Jetix Europe's Web Sites Get New Look

Jetix Europe has announced the redesign of its 19 Web sites across Europe.

In 2007 Jetix Europe's Web sites generated on average 100 million page views per month. The company believes that its re-designed and enhanced sites, which will roll out across Europe from September 2008, will offer kids ages 6 to 14 an even more engaging and fun online experience and as a result increase the traffic and time spent on the sites even further.

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Sanrio Goes Green With PlanetPals

Sanrio Far East, a company of Sanrio Group, has added PLANETPALS to their portfolio that includes properties such as SPONGE BOB SQUAREPANTS and DORA THE EXPLORER.

PLANETPALS has entered into an agreement with the licensing group, to exclusively represent PLANETPALS in Japan.

Sanrio F.E. will introduce PLANETPALS characters to the preschool and elementary market and plans to establish a multi-platform presence in Japan as well as develop strategic partnerships with appropriate companies. They will also manage local key partnerships.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Hits The Big 5-0

On Wednesday morning, Viacom's MTV Networks International will launch Nickelodeon Arabia, the network's 50th global channel.

The Arabic-language channel dedicated exclusively to kids ages 2 to 14 years old, will hit airwaves at 6 a.m. (KSA) tomorrow on free-to-air networks, Arabsat and Nilesat, reaching a potential audience of 190 million viewers across the Middle East.

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LeapFrog Lets the Games Begin: New Web-Connected Gaming Handhelds Available Now

Parents and kids will be winners with two new Web-connected educational gaming systems from LeapFrog Enterprises. The company today announced the Leapster2 Learning Game System, the latest handheld from the popular Leapster family, and the all-new Didj Custom Gaming System are now available at major retailers and at http://www.leapfrog.com/gaming.

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NBA All-Star James Gets Game On With Nickelodeon's The Big Green Help

Four-time NBA All-Star LeBron James is teaming up with Nickelodeon's The Big Green Help pro-social campaign this month in a brand-new online mini-game, LEBRON JAMES: WORLDWIDE BIG GREEN BIKE-A-THON! that features James.

Available now on www.biggreenhelp.com, players are asked to help a bike-riding LeBron avatar deliver green tips across the globe to rack up points and progress to the next level of play. In addition to the game, James will appear in a The Big Green Help public service announcement airing throughout the summer.

Games Headline News

Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group Forms New Games And Virtual Worlds Divisions

To provide its audiences with more innovative gaming and virtual world experiences, Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group has formed new Games and Virtual Worlds Groups.

Dave Williams will run the Games Group and Kyra Reppen will lead the Virtual Worlds Group, both under the title of SVP and GM. The announcements were made by Steve Youngwood, Exec VP, Digital Media, to whom Williams and Reppen report.

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Wumblers Approved For Family Friendly Internet Site

The Giddy Gander Company's THE WUMBLERS (www.wumblers.com) has been added to KidZui "The Internet For Kids." With more than 600,000 websites, pictures, and video currently comprising KidZui's parent and teacher approved content, THE WUMBLERS is being featured today as one of the most highly trafficked and enjoyable websites for children.

KidZui is a new kids' browser that makes surfing the Internet fun, easy, and safe for kids ages 3-12.

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Nickelodeon To Launch In Southern Africa July 1

African pay-TV operator MultiChoice Africa has signed a multi-year distribution deal with MTV Networks International to carry leading kids' entertainment brand, Nickelodeon, in southern Africa.

Starting July 1, 2008, Nickelodeon will launch as a 24-hour English language channel, broadcasting to more than 1.5 million DStv subscribers in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Healthy Kids Nutri-Crew Debuts July 7 On Jetix

"Healthy Kids Nutri-Crew," a series of Public Service Announcements providing tips on why it's smart to make healthy food choices, will debut Monday, July 7 (7 p.m. ET/PT) during Jetix, the action/adventure/comedy block on Toon Disney.

Featuring real kids with animated characters from Jetix/Toon series, the PSAs will roll out each Monday (7 p.m. ET/PT) through August 4. Kids and parents can log on to www.jetix.tv/food4U for more information on healthy food.

The PSA roll out includes:

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Manhattan Museum Opens Dora And Diego Exhibit This Month

On May 20, the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) opens the brand-new "Adventures with Dora and Diego" exhibit, the nation's only museum exhibition inspired by the popular characters from the award-winning Nickelodeon series, GO, DIEGO, GO! and DORA THE EXPLORER.

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Animated Web Show Inspires Kids To Take Action On Environmental Challenges

SustainLane recently released the pilot episode of GORILLA IN THE GREENHOUSE, an action-packed, web-based, animated show that inspires kids to take real-world steps towards a healthier planet.

The show is set in a magical greenhouse in San Francisco and features a visionary green gorilla and four kids who use their imagination, their network and their music to tackle the environmental challenges facing their generation.

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