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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.

Headline News Cosgrove Hall Inks Deal with Nick UK For Eddie Retractorhead

Cosgrove Hall Films has secured a license deal with Nickelodeon UK for their brand new animation EDDIE RETRACTORHEAD.

The deal will see a series of 10x1 interstitials produced exclusively for Nickelodeon UK airing from 2008. CHF is also hoping the set of short animated gags might evolve into a long-form series.

Headline News Nick Promotes Dexter to EVP

Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group has promoted Alison Dexter to EVP of Production, responsible for all television production for Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, Nicktoons Network and The N.

"Alison helped grow Nickelodeon into the production powerhouse it is today," said Sarah Kirshbaum Levy, COO of Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. "Her foresight and management for our state-of-the-art studios makes Nickelodeon the destination of choice for creators to produce the innovative content that has made us the #1 network for 13 years."

Headline News Nick Arabia To Launch in 2008

MTV Networks International (MTVNI) and Arab Media Group (AMG), the largest media group in the United Arab Emirates, have announced the upcoming launch of Nickelodeon Arabia. The 24-hour Arabic-language free-to-air channel will broadcast via satellite to 36 million TV households, including key advertising markets Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.

Headline News Paula Kaplan Promoted to New EVP Position at Nick

Veteran Nickelodeon executive Paula Kaplan has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Talent and West Coast General Manager, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. In her new role, Kaplan will continue to oversee talent and casting for the many businesses of Nickelodeon, including television, digital and consumer products, as well as MTVN Kids and Family Group brands The N, Nick at Nite, and Noggin, while expanding to include talent development and music.

Headline News Back at the Barnyard to Premiere as Nick Series

BACK AT THE BARNYARD will move from the big screen to Nickelodeon television this fall in a new CG-animated series based on the hit Nickelodeon Movies/Paramount Pictures' movie. The show premieres on Nickelodeon on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00 pm (ET/PT) and on Nicktoons Network the following day at 9:00 pm (ET). The regular airtime will be Saturdays at 10:30 am (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon

Headline News Nickelodeon Taps Katsky for New Post

Veteran production and development executive Tracy Katsky has been appointed to the newly created post of SVP of development and original programming at Nickelodeon, KIDSCREEN reports. Katsky will oversee all of the station's ongoing live-action and animation program development, live-action series production on the West Coast, and new series development for Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite.

Before joining Nickelodeon, Katsky served as SVP of development for HBO Independent Productions and earlier was SVP of comedy for Fox Broadcasting.

Headline News Tak's Got the Power on Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is set to debut TAK AND THE POWER OF JUJU, Nicktoon's first CG-animated series produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios. Based on the THQ videogame, two back-to-back half-hour episodes will launch on Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, from 8:00 - 9:00 pm. In support of the launch, Nicktoons Network, Nick's 24-hour animation network, will air the premiere episodes the following day, Saturday, Sept. 1, at 11:00 am. The series will air regularly on Saturdays at 10:00 am on Nickelodeon.

Headline News Nickelodeon Int'l & BRB Sign Angus & Cheryl Deal

Nickelodeon and BRB Internacional have struck a deal to air animated TV series, ANGUS & CHERYL, across several European and Latin American territories this fall. This first-ever broadcasting deal between Nickelodeon and BRB gives the network cable and satellite TV rights to the series for Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, Latin America, Luxembourg, Portugal, Scandinavia, Spain and Switzerland. Additionally, Nickelodeon in Holland will also screen the show in an open-broadcast format.

Headline News Sony Music and Nickelodeon Partner for TV, Music Ventures

Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids owned by Viacom, Sony Music Label Group and Sony BMG Commercial Music Group announced a global partnership today for co-developing and co-financing a range of television and music projects over a four-year period. The deal calls for developing and producing projects such as original movies and television series to be aired on Nickelodeon, and multiple record releases, with potential to unlock additional business opportunities in consumer products.

Headline News Nick & Marriott Partner Globally to Create 20 New Resorts by 2020

Marriott International Inc., Nickelodeon, (MTV Networks and Miller Global Properties, Llc., an international real estate investment and development company, today (May 31, 2007), announced an agreement to co-develop a breakthrough new lodging resort brand and concept for travelers seeking fun and adventure, "Nickelodeon Resorts by Marriott." They plan to have 20 potential hotels under construction by 2020, with first hotel expected to open in San Diego in 2010

Headline News Nickelodeon Latin America Doubles Kappa Mikey Reach to Latin American Households

Nickelodeon Latin America announced today (May 18, 2007) it has closed several key broadcast deals for KAPPA MIKEY, the channel's first anime series created and produced entirely in the U.S., by Animation Collective.

Headline News Nickelodeon Part of New Theme Park In Dubai

Nickelodeon and United Arab Emirate-based Al Ahli Group (AAG) announced a long term partnership that will add Nickelodeon and its hit properties to the giant Al Ahli Park development underway in Dubai. Several Nickelodeon entities will become part of the park, which will open in 2011, including: SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Starfish, Dora the Explorer, Diego and BLUE'S CLUES, among others.

Headline News Nick Makes Fiends Online Series a TV Series

Nickelodeon has announced the new additions to its lineup at its upfront meetings in New York City.

MAKING FRIENDS is a new Flash series developed from Nickelodeon's TurboNick broadband platform. The series centers on two girls, Charlotte and Vendetta, who are two polar opposites. MAKING FIENDS was created by Amy Winfrey and is based on her popular MAKING FIENDS online films. The network has order six episodes to launch in 2008.

Headline News Brown Johnson to Lead Nick Jr. & NOGGIN Teams Merged as Nickelodeon Preschool

Nick Jr. and NOGGIN will blend their creative and management teams into a unified group -- Nickelodeon Preschool, the largest preschool and parent's destination in the world -- with 109 hours of preschool television a week, representing 56% of all preschool programming on television. The new preschool team will be led by Brown Johnson who has been named evp/exec creative director, Nickelodeon Preschool and gm of NOGGIN.

Headline News MTV Networks International Ups Mark Levine & Pooja Midha

MTV Networks International has promoted Mark Levine to svp, Nickelodeon marketing & communications, in an expanded role to drive Nickelodeon's continued business growth and kids'-first brand proposition around the world. Pooja Midha also has been promoted to vp, marketing, reporting to Levine.

Headline News DreamWorks' Panda & Madagascar Spinning TV Series on Nick

Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation are teaming on possible weekly series based on DreamWorks animated features, KUNG FU PANDA and MADAGASCAR, confirms Nickelodeon. First reported in VARIETY, the MADAGASCAR spinoff will chronicle the adventures of its penguin characters � Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.

Nick will handle the day-to-day development of the series, but plans to outsource the actual CG production.

Headline News Simpsons Are Top Toon at Nick’s Australian Kids’ Choice Awards

Nickelodeons Australian Kids Choice Awards 2006 has announced its winners at a star-studded event at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. More than one million votes were cast by Australian kids for their favorite stars from television, film, music and sport.

Nickelodeon gm Katrina Southon said, Burps, Farts, Slime its every kids dream to combine them all in one big event with their favorite stars and performers. Nickelodeons biggest event to date was exactly what the kids of Australia voted for so thats what we delivered.

Headline News Nick Introduces New Broadband Features in TurboNick 2.0

Nickelodeon has launched TurboNick 2.0, its broadband video platform with new features including continuous video streaming, customized play lists, content in multiple languages, the ability to search the broad Nickelodeon content library and more.

Headline News Kyra Reppen Named SVP/GM of Neopets

Kyra E. Reppen, the former head of NickJr.com and creator and architect behind the recently launched ParentsConnect brand, has been named svp/gm of NeoPets, the largest and fastest-growing youth community on the Internet. In her new role, Reppen will lead and manage all day-to-day operations, creative direction and business strategy for NeoPets, which is based in Glendale, California.

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