NICKELODEON GOES ‘OVER THE TOP’ AND MOBILE WITH NTT DOCOMO’S DTV-CHANNELTM IN JAPANViacom has announced the launch of a new Nickelodeon linear channel via ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) and mobile platforms in Japan – the first time internationally it will make a Nickelodeon-branded subscription TV channel available only via streaming services.
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS NAMES ASIF ALI AS DIRECTOR, AFFILIATE SALES, SOUTHEAST ASIAViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) today announced the appointment of Asif Ali as Director, Affiliate Sales, Southeast Asia. In this role, Asif is responsible for leading and growing channel and content distribution across linear and digital platforms in the Southeast Asian region for the Viacom brands – MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel and BET.
NICKELODEON ASIA ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO THREE ANIMATED SHORTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIAAhead of MIPJunior, Nickelodeon Asia announced that it has acquired the exclusive Pay-TV and non-exclusive Video on Demand (VOD) rights to three animated shorts in Southeast Asia – Cracké, Monster in a Box and OUTOPUS. These will air on Nickelodeon Asia’s linear channel starting end-October 2017 and selected episodes will be available on the Nickelodeon Play app in Singapore in December 2017.
NICKELODEON INTERNATIONAL GREENLIGHTS ITS FIRST ANIMATED SHORT FORM SERIES FROM ASIANickelodeon International has greenlit Sharkdog, its first animated short-form series from Asia. Created by first-time creator Jacinth Tan and Raihan Harun from Singapore, Sharkdog is a 20 x 90-second series that follows the adventures and misadventures of Max and his special pet/sidekick, Sharkdog – half shark, half dog, all mayhem. Max is desperate to be a superhero – he’s got the super side kick but now just needs to figure out the hero part.
GLOBAL POPSTAR P!NK TO RECEIVE MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD AT THE 2017 “VMAs”MTV today announced that the 2017 VMAs will bestow P!nk with its highest honor, the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award”, for her trailblazing impact on music, pop culture, fashion and philanthropy. In addition, platinum-selling, Grammy-award winning, Top Dawg Entertainment recording artist, Kendrick Lamar, will take the “VMA” stage for the first time as a solo headline performer.
BEHOLD THE ASIAN COMEDY INVASION WHEN COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP, ASIA! PREMIERES ITS SECOND SEASON IN ASIA ON 22 AUGUSTThe best of Asian stand-up comedy is out in full force and they are ready to take over! Comedy Central's original series, Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! serves up a second dose of unadulterated Asian humor with the premiere of Season 2 in August. Returning with a brand new season, Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! is produced in partnership with comedy entertainment company LOL Events in Malaysia.
MTV UNVEILS STAR-STUDDED PERFORMER LINE-UP FOR 2017 “VMAs”The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards are filled to the brim with incredible performers so brace for impact, because when Katy Perry lands at the VMAs, she'll have an impressive line-up of stars taking the stage alongside her. In the lead-up to the awards, we celebrate the VMAs from on-air to online! Tune in on weekdays at 9pm (WIB), 10pm (SG/PH) and 11pm (MY) for artist specials on MTV Asks with Ed Sheeran and Lady Gaga, to The Ride with Martin Garrix, and to VMA-themed music playlists. Or join u...
NICKELODEON INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT-INSPIRED APP TO PROMOTE SELF-CONFIDENCE, INCLUSIVENESS AND KINDNESSNickelodeon launched “Nella the Princess Knight: Kingdom Adventures,” an exclusive international app featuring a suite of games based on social-emotional lessons taught in the hit Nick Jr. series Nella the Princess Knight. The game leans on princess-and-knight heroine Nella to inspire girl empowerment, self-confidence, resilience and compassion among players.
NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES ANTI-BULLYING DIGITAL CAMPAIGN IN MALAYSIA WITH A SERIES OF PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTSNickelodeon today announced Nickelodeon's Together For Good anti-bullying campaign, in support of UNICEF Malaysia’s on-going efforts towards anti-bullying. Nickelodeon’s animated series of public service announcements (PSAs) will run on Nickelodeon Asia’s Facebook page, with the release of a new PSA each week over the next three weeks. The campaign will be amplified through Astro’s and UNICEF Malaysia’s social platforms.
IQIYI, ZHEJIANG TV AND VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS TO COLLABORATE ON IQIYI’S ORIGINAL CHILDREN’S ANIMATION SERIES, DEER RUNiQIYI, Zhejiang Blue Star Media Co. Ltd and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia jointly announced today their strategic collaboration to develop an iQIYI original children’s animation series, Deer Run, which is the first time Nickelodeon Asia is taking a Chinese original on its network from conception phase.
GLOBAL SUPERSTAR KATY PERRY TO HOST AND PERFORM AT THE 2017 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”MTV announced global pop superstar Katy Perry will host the 2017 “MTV Video Music Awards” live from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. In advance of the world tour for her most recent, chart-topping album, Witness, Perry will light up the stage as the first performer announced for this year’s show.
KENDRICK LAMAR, KATY PERRY AND THE WEEKND LEAD NOMINATIONS FOR 2017 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”MTV announced nominations for the 2017 “MTV Video Music Awards” exclusively on Instagram Live, with Kendrick Lamar scoring the most of the year with eight nominations for his video “HUMBLE.” Katy Perry and The Weeknd are tied for five nominations each. Building on the critical acclaim of the non-gendered categories at the 2017 “MTV Movie & TV Awards,” the network also announced the former “Best Female Video” and “Best Male Video” categories have been combined for “Artist of the Year.” Additio...
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS AND SOLAR ENTERTAINMENT COLLABORATE TO LAUNCH MTVph IN THE PHILIPPINESViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and Solar Entertainment Corporation, a Philippine content provider and television network, today announced their collaboration to launch a brand new local MTV channel, MTVph in the country. Under the agreement, the two companies will collaborate on local production, distribution, marketing and advertising sales for MTVph. Effective 1 August 2017, MTVph will become the network’s new dedicated Filipino feed.
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS TO EXPAND ITS SUITE OF CHANNELS IN MALAYSIA WITH HYPPTVViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and HyppTV, an award winning IPTV service by Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today announced their collaboration to launch Paramount Channel for the first time in Malaysia. As part of the same agreement, two more Viacom channels, MTV Asia and Nickelodeon, will also join the HyppTV service from 1 August 2017. This will extend Viacom’s suite of channels available on the platform, which already includes Comedy Central Asia and Nick Jr.
NICKELODEON SLIME CUP SG 2017 SCORES A SLIME HOMERUN FOR THE FIFTH TIMEThe fifth edition of the Nickelodeon Slime Cup SG 2017 took it home with record figures at the Slimiest integrated sports festival! More than 11,000 kids and their families were in attendance at this admission-free event held on 15 and 16 July, and they relished slime galore, which saw 30 percent more Slime produced compared to the previous year. Putting their game face on, kids were recruited as Super Slime Fans and tested their Slime mettle in training stations, engaged in stage games, or ...
SCORE AN A+ WITH SEASON TWO OF CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED COMEDY “TEACHERS”, PREMIERING 12 JULYThe jaded and inappropriate elementary school teachers are back with a vengeance for more outrageous debauchery! The new school term kicks off with flying colours – Ms Watson develops a strange attraction to a life-size male doll, Ms Snap is slut-shamed by the faculty while running to represent the school on the board, Mrs Adler counsels her students on “stranger danger” but takes things a bit too far…While these ladies are just settling in, a tornado hits the school and the teachers panic, p...
ALOFT HOTELS AND MTV SPOTLIGHT TOP REGIONAL MUSIC TALENT WITH THE FOURTH ANNUAL PROJECT ALOFT STAR, AMPLIFIED BY MTV IN ASIA PACIFICDesigned for the millennial traveler, Marriott International’s Aloft® Hotels and the biggest and boldest global youth brand, MTV, is now accepting submissions for the fourth Asia Pacific edition of Project Aloft Star, amplified by MTV. With the success of the past three years, the reach of the competition is now extended to Australia and Indonesia. Providing an annual platform to discover music talent, the competition will identify and support aspiring music acts in nine markets: Australia, C...
NEW SERIES “CLICKBAIT” REELS MUSIC LOVERS IN WITH THE SOUNDS OF THE INTERNETMTV scours the viral video landscape and curates only the funniest, most compelling music themed videos. In each episode, only the best of the best are presented by our fun MTV tone of “voice”, irreverent sense of humor, and wrapped together with innovative graphics inspired by the mobile video space, producing a video-clip watching experience we can all relate to.
NICKELODEON SLIME CUP BRINGS IT ON FOR THE FIFTH YEAR: BIGGER AND SLIMIER THAN EVER!If Slime is your middle name and silly challenges are totally your game, we want YOU – the ultimate SUPER SLIME FAN – to join us at the Nickelodeon Slime Cup SG 2017 on 15 – 16 July at City Square Mall. Back for the fifth year, the Nickelodeon Slime Cup SG is the Slimiest festival packed with games and action. Held in partnership with Singtel, the Nickelodeon Slime Cup SG encourages an active lifestyle and promises tons of play for kids aged 4 years and above.
MTV INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCES ‘SINGLE AF,’ A NEW ‘SOCIAL SERIES’ FORMAT GOING LIVE ACROSS SOCIAL PLATFORMS JUNE 26, 2017Single AF or Single.Available.Famous is MTV International’s new social-first format playing out live across MTV’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat accounts over two weeks in June and July. It will take celebrities on a live social quest for love around the world that fans can follow and weigh in on over social. The catch? The singles must be up for anything and willing to play the dating game ‘the MTV way.’
COMEDY CENTRAL TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH SECOND SEASON OF “JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE II: WAR OF THE WORDS”, PREMIERES IN ASIA ON TUESDAY, 20 JUNEInspired by the gritty, competitive grounds of the comedy-club circuit, Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle is back for Round 2! A bracket-style, insult-comedy tournament, the competition’s four-night main event pits professional comedians in one-on-one standoffs against each other, with a panel of celebrity judges deciding their competitive fates.
NICKELODEON DEBUTS ORIGINAL ANIMATED SERIES, BUNSEN IS A BEAST, FROM VETERAN CREATOR BUTCH HARTMAN ON 19 JUNEA beast and a human form an unlikely friendship in Nickelodeon’s newest animated series Bunsen is a Beast. Created and executive produced by Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents), the 20-episode series follows the adventures of Bunsen, the first beast to attend a human grade school, and his best friend Mikey. The series will debut on 19 June, 12.30pm (WIB) and 1.30pm (MY/PH/SG), and thereafter, will air on weekdays from 26 June onwards at 5.30pm (WIB), 6pm (PH), and 6.30pm (MY/SG).
STEP TO THE BEAT OF MTV’S OK DANCEOKE, SEASON 2 PREMIERES ON 6 JUNEIf you don’t yet know The Whoosh, The Lookie or The Body Wave, you’ll soon find out as music video dance tutorial programme Ok Danceoke returns for a second season this June. Back by popular demand, Ok Danceoke Season 2 features signature dance moves from music genres ranging from K-Pop, to Top 40s, to House.
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