MILEY CYRUS RETURNS TO MTV TO TRANSFORM THE “UNPLUGGED” STAGE, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN AND ANYONE CAN SHOW UP AS MTV PRESENTS: “MILEY CYRUS: MTV UNPLUGGED”More than 25 years after forever changing the face of music with the creation of its groundbreaking Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning “Unplugged” franchise, MTV today announced that it is teaming up with its recently named Best Artist of 2013, Miley Cyrus, (Miley.MTV.com) for one unfiltered and unforgettable evening. Fans will not want to miss this performance as anything can happen when MTV turns over its celebrated “Unplugged” stage to Cyrus, whose delivered two of the most talked about perfo...
HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR MARK WAHLBERG SET TO HOST NICKELODEON’S 27TH ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDSOscar and Golden Globe nominated actor/producer Mark Wahlberg (Transformers: Age of Extinction) will take the stage as host of this year’s ultimate kid experience, Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, premiering on Monday, 31 March at 6pm (SG/MAL) and Wednesday, 2 April at 4pm (PH).
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS PROVIDES CONTENT TO WEIXIN AND WECHAT PLATFORMSViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) announced today the launch of SpongeBob SquarePants animated emoticon stickers* on Weixin and WeChat globally. Users can download the sticker set on the Apple iOS and Android platforms on a paid basis. Over the next twelve months, Viacom will be working closely with Weixin and WeChat to roll-out additional emoticon stickers featuring beloved Nickelodeon characters including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turt...
NICKELODEON PREMIERES ANIMATED SERIES RABBIDS INVASION AND ORIGINAL KIDS TV MOVIE NICKY DEUCE IN JANUARYNickelodeon today announced the launch of CG-animated series Rabbids Invasion and original kids TV movie Nicky Deuce. The series Rabbids Invasion features a mysterious breed of creatures known as Rabbids who often create mayhem and chaos whilst exploring the human world. It debuted on 11 January and new episodes will air weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) at 7am (WIB), 8am (SG/MY), 10am (PH). Nicky Deuce will premiere on Friday, 24 January at 4.30pm (WIB), 5.30pm (SG/MY), 7pm (PH).
Honda Creates Customised GROMs Featuring Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesIn a collaboration with Nickelodeon, Honda created five customised concept GROM* models based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles during the Tokyo Auto Salon 2014, an annual custom automotive exhibition held from 12 to 14 January at Chiba’s Makuhari Messe.
NICKELODEON CONGRATULATES VINDA GROUP ON CLINCHING THE “BEST LICENSEE” AWARD FOR ITS SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS TISSUE PRODUCTSNickelodeon today congratulated its master licensee Guangzhou Art-land’s sublicensee, Vinda Group, for winning the “Best Licensee” award for its SpongeBob SquarePants tissue products at the recently concluded Asian Licensing Awards, held on 7 January in Hong Kong.
MTV TO DEBUT NEW DOCU-SERIES “BIG TIPS TEXAS” THIS FEBRUARYMTV today announced the premiere date for a new docu-series that focus on the lives of a diverse and dynamic group of young people working hard to pursue their dreams. Debuting Thursday, 27 February at 10.30pm (WIB), 11.30pm (SIN/HK/PH), Friday, 28 February at 12.30am (MAL) is “Big Tips Texas,” which follows a handful of girlfriends working together at a local bar just outside of Dallas, Texas.
IF YOUR PERFECT MATCH WAS STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU, WOULD YOU EVEN KNOW IT?MTV will conduct a social experiment on modern love with the new series “Are You the One?” – helping 10 women and 10 men find their perfect match. These hopeful romantics participated in a rigorous matchmaking process using a unique dating algorithm created to help quantify compatibility. The result? Recommended matches for the 20 singles with the goal of meeting the perfect partner. Using this technology, 10 ideal pairs have been identified and will ultimately come face-to-face with their tr...
NICKELODEON’S HIT GLOBAL APP, SPONGEBOB MOVES IN, SPREADS YULETIDE GREETINGS THIS HOLIDAY SEASONSpongeBob Moves In gets in to the holiday spirit with a brand-new update featuring new characters; buildings; recipes and decorations. In this update, a mysterious diminutive figure is turning Santa’s elves into jerks, and players need to help SpongeBob keep them happy by serving up their favorite treats to increase the town’s holiday cheer.
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS ASIA SWEEPS 2013 PROMAXBDA ASIA AWARDS WITH 12 WINSViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) today announced it swept the recently concluded 2013 PromaxBDA Asia Awards, held on 5 December 2013 in Singapore, taking home 12 awards for Asia and another 7 awards for India, through Viacom 18, Viacom’s joint venture with the Network18 Group.
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS ENTERS STRATEGIC COLLABORATION WITH SOHU.COM FOR ONLINE VIDEO-ON-DEMAND AND VIDEO SYNDICATION IN CHINAViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) and Sohu Video, a division of Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU), announced today a strategic collaboration for online video-on-demand and video syndication in China that will enable over 389 million Chinese online video users1 to access free streaming of Mandarin-dubbed and subtitled Nickelodeon programming on tv.sohu.com over the next twelve months. Sohu Video will start to offer over 200 hours of Nickel...
Durex and MTV Staying Alive Foundation launch 'Someone Like Me' global campaign in eight countries on World AIDS Day'Someone Like Me' has been launched across global digital channels, targeting young audiences where they socialise and connect. Durex and MTV Staying Alive Foundation intend to build the someonelikeme.tv hub into the world's largest peer generated content hub on sexual health, education and HIV awareness. The website will be populated with a global crew of young people from around the world who will submit video diaries with their views and stories. To get the ball rolling, Durex Singapore ha...
MTV CELEBRATES AN EPIC YEAR OF MUSIC WITH “MTV’S STARS OF 2013”MTV has launched an exciting new international music programming initiative, “MTV’s Stars of 2013.” Across MTV channels and online platforms outside the U.S., the month of December will be dedicated to celebrating the brightest music stars of 2013, with a special programming line-up featuring brand new concert performances from today's hottest artists, new music specials, plus the #MTVStars social campaign.
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS BANDS TOGETHER WITH EMPLOYEES AND ARTISTS TO EXTEND SUPPORT TO TYPHOON HAIYAN VICTIMSViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia announced efforts to support the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in its aftermath, in collaboration with UNICEF to help children who now desperately need shelter, clean water and nutrition supplies. Jared Leto from Thirty Seconds to Mars used his moment on the MTV EMA stage to raise awareness about the tragedy, and shared how fans can help donate through UNICEF’s emergency response in the Philippines: www.supportunicef.org/philippines. The cast of Nic...
#SOMEONELIKEME: A GLOBAL CONVERSATION ABOUT SEX, SEXUAL HEALTH AND AN HIV-FREE WORLDReckitt Benckiser’s power brand Durex partners with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation to launch ‘Someone Like Me’, a global campaign for young people to revolutionise their own sex education and, ultimately, to take action to help shape a world free from HIV.
NICKELODEON AND CHANGI AIRPORT GROUP COLLABORATE ON AN EXTENSIVE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS-THEMED CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE IN SINGAPORE THIS HOLIDAY SEASONNickelodeon, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), in collaboration with Changi Airport Group, today announced the landmark launch of an extensive SpongeBob SquarePants-themed Christmas experience at Singapore Changi Airport this holiday season, making it SpongeBob SquarePants’ first airport collaboration in Asia.
ALOFT HOTELS AND MTV COLLABORATE TO OFFER MILLENNIAL TRAVELLERS LIVE MUSIC ACCESS WHILE ON-THE-GO ACROSS ASIAAloft Hotels, in collaboration with MTV Asia, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today announced the launch of an online platform, www.mtvasia.com/aloftlive, that will help promote local up-and-coming music talents who will perform at the “Live at Aloft Hotels” showcase at Aloft Hotels’ W XYZ bars across China, India, Malaysia and Thailand. Specifically, the collaboration will provide an enhanced Aloft Hotels guest experience for millennial travelers with live music access while on-th...
CHRIS LEE (LI YU CHUN) OF CHINA NAMED “2013 MTV EMA” WORLDWIDE ACTMTV today announced that Chinese pop singer, songwriter and actor Chris Lee (Li Yuchun) is the Worldwide Act winner for the “2013 MTV EMA,” the world’s annual music awards show that celebrates the year’s hottest artists from around the globe. Lee was on at hand to receive the Worldwide Act award at the “2013 MTV EMA”, held at the stunning Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on Monday, 11 November. The “2013 MTV EMA” airs today at 8pm (TH/WIB), 9pm (SIN/HK/PH), and 10pm (MAL).
REDFOO, MILEY CYRUS, KATY PERRY, BRUNO MARS AND MORE PRESENT AN OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA AT THE “2013 MTV EMA” IN AMSTERDAMThe “2013 MTV EMA” music party ship landed upon Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome on Monday, 11th November, and it was a night to remember! As promised by intergalactic MC Redfoo of LMFAO, the “2013 MTV EMA” was a ridiculously fun musical extravaganza that featured eye-popping performances and celebrated the hottest artists from around the globe. The “2013 MTV EMA” airs today at 8pm (TH/WIB), 9pm (SIN/HK/PH), and 10pm (MAL).
“2013 MTV EMA” OFFERS UNPRECEDENTED FAN INTERACTIVITY, ENGAGEMENTThe “2013 MTV EMA” is set to be more global and interactive than ever before, engaging millions of people worldwide across all platforms, devices and screens, and providing fans with unprecedented opportunities to influence aspects of the show. The “2013 MTV EMA” – MTV’s global celebration of the hottest stars in music – will broadcast live from the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on Monday, 11 November at 3am (WIB) and 4am (SIN/HK/MAL/PH).
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS ASIA AND VIVA COMMUNICATIONS COLLABORATE TO LAUNCH MTV PINOY (PHILIPPINES)Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Viva Communications, Inc., to collaborate on local production, on-ground events and marketing and advertising sales for MTV Philippines. Effective January 2014, MTV Philippines will become a dedicated Filipino feed and be re-branded as MTV Pinoy and reach over 1.22 million Filipino households.
MTV ANNOUNCES THE FINAL 10 NOMINEES IN THE “2013 MTV EMA” WORLDWIDE ACT CATEGORYAfter weeks of competition and millions of votes, MTV today announced the 10 finalists who will now go head to head in the final voting round of the “2013 MTV EMA” Worldwide Act category. In addition, three-time “2013 MTV EMA” nominee and chart-topping performer Bruno Mars will be taking the stage at the “2013 MTV EMA”.
NICKELODEON’S HIT GLOBAL APP, SPONGEBOB MOVES IN, GETS A SPINE-CHILLING UPDATE JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEENSpongeBob Moves In gets in to the Halloween spirit with a brand-new update featuring new characters; buildings; decorations; recipes and grisly in-game currency, green glowing ectoplasm. Gobs of ghosts have invaded Bikini Bottom hungry for a ghoulish dish. Players must conjure up Rusty’s Rib Eye Restaurant and help SpongeBob make the infamous ‘Rusty on Rye’ sandwich and other recipes for the ghastly guests.
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