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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.

Headline News Nickelodeon Games Appoints Management Positions

The Nickelodeon Kids and Family Games Group, recently formed to provide its audiences with innovative gaming experiences, made several new key management appointments. David Bergantino has been named VP of Premium Games Production; Shaan Kandawalla, VP of Retail and Licensed Games; and Pete Banks, VP of Engineering. The announcements were made by Dave Williams, SVP and GM, Nickelodeon Kids and Family Games Group, to whom the team will continue to report.

Headline News Ricky Sprocket Gears Up For International Stardom

Executive production and distribution company, Bejuba! Ent., has secured Ricky Sprocket's rise to global stardom with sales of the namesake animated comedy series, RICKY SPROCKET -- SHOWBIZ BOY, to 29 new international territories through a deal with Nickelodeon. The series is co-produced by Studio B Productions, a subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., and Snowden Fine Animation in association with Bejuba! Ent.

Headline News Nickelodeon President Cyma Zarghami To Keynote At MIPCOM Junior

Cyma Zarghami, President of Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group, will present the MIPCOM Junior 2008 Keynote on Sunday October 12. The 16th edition of MIPCOM Junior, the specialist international screening marketplace and conference for children's programming and merchandising will be held on the October 11-12 at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France.

During her address, Zarghami will share her vision of how the localization of global hit creative properties can result in a stronger worldwide brand presence.

Headline News Jane Gould Named VP, Consumer Insights At Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group has named Jane Gould to the position of VP, Consumer Insights. The announcement was made by Ron Geraci, SVP, Research and Planning, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group, to whom Gould will report in New York.

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.

Headline News 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.

Headline News Splat! Nickelodeon Lands In Poland

MTV Networks International today announced the launch of Nickelodeon Poland, the latest addition to its rapidly growing portfolio of channels in Central and Eastern Europe.

Nickelodeon Poland is a Polish language channel dedicated exclusively to kids and joins the other MTVNI channel brands currently available in Poland -- MTV, VIVA, VH1 and Comedy Central, which was the first local Comedy Central service to launch outside of the US.

Headline News Promotion At Nickelodeon Recreation

Nickelodeon has named John Paul Geurts to the new role of Vice President and Creative Director, Nickelodeon Recreation.

In this role, Geurts will be responsible for overseeing all creative and design development for Nickelodeon's Recreation business segments, including: hotels; theme parks; cruises; and live entertainment.

He will also continue to oversee Nickelodeon Recreation's Design Studio based in Orlando, Florida. The announcement was made by Howard Smith, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon Recreation, to whom Geurts will continue to report.

Headline News Mark Taylor New Senior VP Of Nickelodeon Animation Studio

Nickelodeon has promoted Mark Taylor to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nickelodeon Animation Studio.

He will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Nickelodeon's Burbank Animation Studio, the largest producer of television animation in the U.S.

He will report to Brown Johnson, President, Animation and Alison Dexter, Executive Vice President, Production, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group.

Headline News Teenage Mermaid Series Hits Nickelodeon

Pool parties will never be the same for three Aussie teens who discover their lives are forever intertwined as they face everyday problems with an added twist in the new Nickelodeon live-action, magical mermaid adventure, H2O.

The new half-hour series will kick off with a prime-time, hour-long movie on March 14, at 8 p.m. (all times ET/PT), followed by the series premiere on Sunday, March 16, at 8:30 p.m.

Headline News Linn Named Senior VP At Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group has named Jennifer Goodman Linn to the position of senior vice president of brand marketing.

The announcement was made by Pam Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group, to whom Linn will report.

Linn is responsible for implementing both short- and long-term strategies to promote the Nickelodeon brand, its shows and overall company initiatives.

Headline News Thirty-Foot SpongeBob Marks Nickelodeon Universe Ride

Amid the construction bringing Nickelodeon Universe to life, a 30-foot SpongeBob SquarePants sculpture was installed at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday at the entrance to the new ride, SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge.

Local Minnesota manufacture TivoliToo Inc. created the giant 3D sculpture.

Only three weeks away, the grand opening of Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America promises to offer family fun and excitement as 20 new rides whirl in motion.

Headline News Nickelodeon Adds Lily Collins

Nickelodeon has tapped the talents of 18-year-old Lily Collins, Phil Collins' daughter, to keep tween viewers up-to-date on trends in entertainment and pop culture, it was announced today by Paula Kaplan, Executive Vice President, Talent and West Coast General Manager, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group.

Collins will be seen in various interstitial programming spots airing throughout the day and evening on Nickelodeon, reporting from the sets of Nick series, movie premieres, awards shows, concerts and other celebrity events.

Headline News Nickelodeon Takes to the Seas and the Mall

Nickelodeon and Royal Caribbean Int'l, a cruise line owned and operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., have announced a new agreement to create the "Nickelodeon Family Cruise with Royal Caribbean." The first-ever Nickelodeon cruise will set sail on August 10, 2008, departing out of Miami, Fla., on an exclusive, seven-day Nickelodeon family summer vacation.

Headline News Corus Gets Nick Digital Rights

Leading Canadian media company Corus Ent. Inc. and MTV Networks Int'l (MTVNI) today announced plans to extend their multi-year broadcast partnership for Nickelodeon content to encompass all digital rights for Nickelodeon and related brands, covering broadcast, broadband, mobile, video-on-demand, pay-per-view, electronic sell-through and gaming. Under one new multi-platform agreement, Corus will have Canadian rights across all media for TV properties including SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and DORA THE EXPLORER.