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Headline News Nickelodeon awarded four BAFTAs at Children’s Awards

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 9:32am

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.

Headline News CCI Entertainment, Motionworks GmbH, and Nickelodeon Germany Team Up on Artzooka!

Press Release from CCI Entertainment

Toronto (October 4, 2009) CCI Entertainment, MotionWorks and Nickelodeon Germany have partnered up to produce the first local version of the live action / cgi blended series Artzooka! The local language episodes will feature Nils Bomhoff as the German host, who embodies all that is Artzooka! The property will also launch with a localized website and an extensive grassroots marketing campaign that will be executed across Germany.

Headline News Nick UK & Change4Life Promote Healthy Living

Nickelodeon UK today announces a partnership with the Department of Health’s Change4Life, a nationwide movement designed to help people make changes to their lifestyles, so that they can eat well, move more and live longer. The partnership will be officially announced this evening by Nickelodeon UK’s Managing Director, Howard Litton, at their Autumn/Winter programming launch.

Headline News Monsters vs. Aliens Pilot Ordered by Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has ordered a pilot from DreamWorks Animation based on MONSTERS VS. ALIENS, reports THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg announced the news at the 37th Annual J. P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston.

DreamWorks and Nickelodeon announced last week their collaboration on KUNG FU PANDA: THE SERIES and Nick is currently airing THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, another collaboration.

Headline News Nickelodeon Establishing Scholarship Program at CalArts

Burbank, Calif. April 17, 2009 -- Nickelodeon, the number one producer of television animation in the U.S., announced today that it will establish The Nickelodeon Endowed Scholarship in Animation in Honor of Jules Engel at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) School of Film/Video. The announcement was made by Brown Johnson, President, Animation for Nickelodeon and MTV Network Kids' & Family Group during the Jules Engel Centennial Celebration at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater) in Los Angeles.

Headline News Nickelodeon Celebrates Earth Day With Green-Themed Episodes

Nickelodeon extends its commitment to empowering real-world environmental change among kids with a lineup of eco-friendly programming and off-channel initiatives on Earth Day -- Wednesday, April 22. New green-themed episodes from hit tween shows ICARLY and TRUE JACKSON, VP and select preschool series will air on Nickelodeon and NOGGIN throughout the day, leading up to Nickelodeon's first-ever "Power Down" -- an on-air call to action for kids to engage in environmental activity.

Headline News Nickelodeon Greenlights Third Season of Yo Gabba Gabba!

Nickelodeon has announced the pickup of a third season of the live-action preschool music series YO GABBA GABBA!. The network will commence production on 13 new half-hour episodes produced by The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN in August in Los Angeles, Calif. YO GABBA GABBA!, created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, is executive produced by Jon Berrett and Charles Rivkin.

YO GABBA GABBA! currently airs daily at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (ET) on NOGGIN.

Headline News New Deals Signed For Preschool Piggy Pals

National Geographic Television International finalized a raft of key new sales for its preschool animated series TOOT & PUDDLE (52 x 11), launched at MIPCOM in 2008.

Recent deals have been finalised with France 5, Cartoon Network Spain, SVT Sweden, TVB Hong Kong, RUV Iceland and Egyptian TV. These new sales join those made previously, which include Nickelodeon in the U.K., Germany, Australia and New Zealand, YLE Finland and TV2 Norway.

Headline News Nick Upfronts Reveal The N, NOGGIN Rebrands, New Business Partnerships

Hosted by Nickelodeon President Cyma Zarghami, the 2009 Nickelodeon Upfront presentation at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday previewed new programming initiatives for kids, teens and families.

Headline News Nickelodeon Africa Goes Multi-Splatform

Just six months after launching a dedicated, 24 hour Nickelodeon channel to more than 1.5 million subscribers across southern Africa, MTV Networks International, a division of Viacom, will expand the brand across multiple media platforms.

Headline News Magical Teen Series Goes to Nickelodeon International

ZDF Enterprises and Nickelodeon have signed a deal for tween live action series, THE ELEPHANT PRINCESS from Jonathan M. Shiff Productions. THE ELEPHANT PRINCESS will air on Nickelodeon channels across Europe, including the U.K., Africa and Latin America

As part of the deal, Nickelodeon has secured rights to extensive online content for its channel websites and will roll out content in coordination with the on-air launch. THE ELEPHANT PRINCESS will first premiere on Nickelodeon in the U.K. in spring 2009.

Headline News Nick Gets Happy Squared Over 10 Years of SpongeBob

Yellow is the new black in 2009 as Nickelodeon plans to make fans "Happy Squared" all year long in honor of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS' 10th anniversary. Since its launch in July 1999, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS has emerged as a pop-culture phenomenon with 70 million viewers monthly, and has been the number-one animated program with Kids 2-11 for more than seven consecutive years. The show is seen in 171 markets in 25 languages and is the most widely distributed property in MTV Networks' history.

Headline News Nickelodeon Debuts Olivia on January 26

Nickelodeon welcomes a beloved literary character to its preschool line-up with the launch of OLIVIA on Monday, Jan. 26, at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT), followed by a week of brand-new episodes. Presented in conjunction with media content company Chorion and animated by Brown Bag Films, the new half-hour series invites children into the life -- both real and fantasy -- of an adventurous, can-do 6 3/4-year-old girl named Olivia.

Headline News Nickelodeon, Sci Fi Have Best Years Ever

Nickelodeon will record the best year in its 29-year history, finishing 2008 as basic cable's number-one rated network in total day and first in all kids and tween demos. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS will finish 2008 as the top-rated series for kids 2-11 as it heads into its 10th anniversary year in 2009, and ICARLY ranks as the number-one kids' show on all of television with kids 6-11.

Headline News Viacom Layoffs Could Mean Shut-Down of NY Nickelodeon Studio

Cartoon Brew's Amid Amidi reported Thursday night that the massive layoffs at Viacom (850 employees across all sectors) mean the entire Nickelodeon Digital Animation Studios division in New York is closing. The productions housed there will continue mostly intact, but will likely be moved to different locations or be outsourced.

Nickelodeon runs the last remaining network animation studio on the East Coast, so the closing of the Times Square-adjacent office is a blow to the New York animation community.

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