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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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.
Third quarter ratings highlights for Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group will go off the air and offline on Saturday, September 27, from 12 to 3 p.m. (ET/PT), across all its TV properties and related web platforms for its signature Worldwide Day of Play.
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.
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.
Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products and Imation Corp have announced their latest line of popular youth-friendly electronics under Nickelodeon's Npower brand, which first debuted in 2007.
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.
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.
Nickelodeon Poland launches today as the latest addition to Viacom's growing portfolio of channels in Central and Eastern Europe.
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.
Nickelodeon marks a major milestone in second quarter 2008 by reaching 14 straight years (53 consecutive quarters) as basic cable's top total day network for kids and total viewers, the longest run of its kind.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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:
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.
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.
The intrepid Heather Kenyon reports on new business models and other sea changes in the air at the recent confab in Cannes.
To kick off its third season on May 19, PBS KIDS' preschool destination invites kids to discover new cultures and build language skills through Spanish language content and new original music. Spanish language content will be introduced by Miss Rosa, played by teacher and actress Jennifer Pena, to encourage children to explore new cultures and experiences.
Planetpals, the adorable crew of "Earth Friends," who originated a decade ago at the popular Earthzone Website, will make their way to International Licensing Show 2008 in New York, after a successful debut at Asia Licensing in Tokyo and Brand Licensing in London.
Planetpals encourage kids to "be healthy inside and out" with themes that include a clean and happy Earth as well as the value of a healthy body. With whimsical sayings such as "It's in to use the bin", "make everyday Earth Day" and "It's cool to be green at school" they invite kids to learn.
Announcements for three Disney Channel original movies, a third season of HANNAH MONTANA and second seasons of WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE and PHINEAS AND FERB were among the highlights at Disney Channel's upfront presentation Wednesday.
Themed "The Next Big Thing," the advertiser meeting was held at New York's Legacy Recording Studios.
Cartoon Network announced its programming line-up for 2008 at the New York upfronts, held Thursday.
On the heels of February's announcement that STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS will come to Cartoon Network as a series in the fall, George Lucas, the creator and steward of the STAR WARS brand, attended the Upfront event to provide additional details on this highly anticipated offering.
Driven by the success of hit series in live action and animation, including its huge multiplatform hit ICARLY and a record-breaking 2008 Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon secured a clean sweep among all kid demos during the first quarter of 2008 (1Q08).
They finishing first among kids 2-11, kids 6-11 and tweens (9-14), according to Nielsen Media Research (12/31/07-3/30/08). During the quarter, Nickelodeon accounted for the top five rated kids' programs and scored solid delivery gains year-over-year with all of its core demographics of kids 2-11, kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14.