NICKELODEON TAKES HOME TWO MERIT AWARDS FOR PAW PATROL AND SHIMMER & SHINE AT THE 2018 ASIAN LICENSING AWARDS
AWARD WINS FOR “BEST PROPERTY” AND “BEST YOUNG PROPERTY IN ASIA”
HONG KONG, 9 JANUARY 2019 – Nickelodeon today announced its respective merit wins “Best Property” award for PAW Patrol and “Best Young Property in Asia” award for Shimmer & Shine at the recently concluded Asian Licensing Awards, held in Hong Kong last night, in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Licensing Show this week.
Already in its fifth season globally, PAW Patrol, produced by Spin Master Entertainment, shined in the Year of the Dog across Asia Pacific last year, supported by many PAW Patrol retail promotions, mall shows and events with licensee partners, including its second PAW Patrol live show, which toured across China, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Shimmer & Shine debuted many new categories at retail and brand new mall events across Southeast Asia in 2018.
“We are honored to be the only one to take home two merit wins for international IPs this year. Not only do the wins demonstrate how we are on fire with our pre-school properties, but we really appreciate the recognition by the licensing industry in Asia. PAW Patrol is evidently our largest pre-school hit and truly there isn’t a hotter property in the world right now. We are committed to building both PAW Patrol and Shimmer & Shine franchises with the tremendous on-going support from our licensee and retail partners,” said Claire O’Connor, Vice President, Viacom/Nickelodeon Consumer Products, Asia Pacific.
Since the inauguration of the Asian Licensing Awards in 2012, Nickelodeon has taken home wins annually. Organized by the Asian Licensing Association, the Asian Licensing Awards recognizes the outstanding achievements of licensed properties, licensing companies, licensing agents, advertising and promotional firms for their development, launch and promotion of licensed properties and trademarks throughout Asia for the preceding year. The Asian Licensing Awards celebrate excellence, innovation and creativity across the licensing spectrum.
Photo caption: Viacom/Nickelodeon Consumer Products team in Asia
About Spin Master
Spin Master (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Meccano®, and 2017 Toys of the Year, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 92 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 21 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,500 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.
About Nickelodeon International
Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.
About Viacom International Media Networks
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, and more. Viacom brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/VIMN_PR. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com, blog.viacom.com and the Viacom Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.
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About ViacomCBS Networks Asia
ViacomCBS Networks International, a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC), is comprised of many of the world’s most iconic consumer brands. Its portfolio includes Network 10, Channel 5, Telefe, Viacom International Studios, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network and Pluto TV among others. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS Networks International provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents and across more than 180 countries. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacomcbs.com, blog.viacom.com and the Viacom Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.