MTV REINVENTS ICONIC SERIES ‘FEAR FACTOR’ WITH GLOBAL SUPERSTAR AND PRODUCER LUDACRIS AS HOSTAre you ready to face your fears this November? MTV Asia is giving viewers the chance to conquer their fears head on with a refresh of the break-through series "Fear Factor". Ludacris will host the new installment, which is set to feature new stunts inspired by urban legends, popular scary movies and viral videos from today’s cultural zeitgeist. Through trials of trust and torment, the contestants will confront their fears and take action against some of their biggest stressors. Will they sur...
WORLDS COLLIDE AT 2017 MTV EMAS FOR THE YEAR’S BIGGEST NIGHT IN GLOBAL MUSICThe 2017 MTV EMAs opened with Best Hip Hop winner Eminem doing a thrilling orchestra-backed performance, along with guest artist Skylar Grey, of his newly dropped track “Walk on Water,” taking the mic in a London pub before joining the EMA stage at The SSE Arena, Wembley. Following, the audience saw global pop star and hometown hostess Rita Ora run through London’s streets to get to the show, with UK radio crew Kurupt FM of British sitcom “People Just Do Nothing” and a cameo from the Mayor...
EMINEM RETURNS TO THE MTV EMA STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS TO PERFORM THE FIRST GLOBAL PERFORMANCE OF NEW SINGLE “WALK ON WATER”Fifteen-time MTV EMA winner Eminem will make a highly anticipated return to the EMA stage for the first global performance of his new single “Walk on Water” LIVE at the 2017 MTV EMAs. This marks Eminem's fourth EMA performance as he returns to the show in London.
“PROJECT ALOFT STAR, AMPLIFIED BY MTV” REVEALS WINNERS IN FOURTH EDITION OF THE MUSIC TALENT DISCOVERY COMPETITIONCutting-edge Aloft® brand and global youth entertainment brand MTV today revealed the winners of the fourth annual Asia Pacific edition of music talent discovery competition Project Aloft Star, Amplified by MTV. They are Mr.HeadBox for Southeast Asia & Australia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Australia), Ego Function Error for South Korea and Chick en Chicks for Greater China (China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan). Identifying and supporting the hottest emerging music acts, this was t...
VIACOM’S ‘THE NEXT NORMAL’ STUDY: ASIA PACIFIC CITIZENS ARE MORE POSITIVE AND HAPPY DESPITE FEELING LESS SAFE AND TRUSTING IN TODAY’S CLIMATEViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) today released the Asia Pacific (APAC) findings of its global research study, THE NEXT NORMAL: THE RISE OF RESILIENCE. A follow-up to the original THE NEXT NORMAL study in 2012**, the sequel surveyed over 28,000 people ages 6-54 in 30 countries, and this includes seven countries in this part of the world (Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, and the Philippines).
MTV TO PROCLAIM U2 AS “GLOBAL ICON” AT THE 2017 MTV EMAsMTV is set to honour stellar rock band U2 with the Global Icon award at the 2017 MTV EMAs, one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world. The multi-platinum, 22-time Grammy Award-winning recording artists will receive the Global Icon Award at the 2017 MTV EMAs. The band will mark the occasion with a live EMAs performance in London’s landmark Trafalgar Square in the heart of the city on Saturday evening for MTV Presents Trafalgar S...
LIAM PAYNE, TRAVIS SCOTT, FRENCH MONTANA AND CLEAN BANDIT JOIN 2017 MTV EMA PERFORMER LINEUPMTV today announced additional headliners for the star-studded 2017 MTV EMA performer lineup including breakout pop superstar Liam Payne. Platinum selling hip-hop trail blazer and trendsetter Travis Scott will take the stage as well. Also performing and following his success with one of the year’s biggest records is global hip-hop mega star French Montana. With a string of hits, UK pop-electronic wonders and “Best Song” nominees Clean Bandit were also announced today, for a special performanc...
MR.HEADBOX NAMED AS SOUTHEAST ASIA AND AUSTRALIA WINNER IN “PROJECT ALOFT STAR, AMPLIFIED BY MTV” MUSIC TALENT DISCOVERY COMPETITIONKicking off the first finals of the Project Aloft Star, Amplified by MTV competition, cutting-edge Aloft® Hotels and global youth entertainment brand MTV crowned Mr.HeadBox as winner of the Southeast Asia and Australia cluster. Now in its fourth year, the competition identifies the hottest emerging music acts throughout three clusters spanning nine markets – Southeast Asia and Australia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Australia), South Korea, and Greater China (China, Hong Kong...
NICKELODEON’S NEW DAILY SCRIPTED SERIES, I AM FRANKIE, TO PREMIERE IN ASIAA cutting edge, experimental android navigates the perils and wonders of being a teenager in I Am Frankie, Nickelodeon’s newest serialized live-action show. I Am Frankie tells the story of Frankie Gaines (Alex Hook), who looks like any other human girl, but harbors a big secret – she functions as a high-tech computer, complete with internet access, extensive memory and more.
DEMI LOVATO, SHAWN MENDES, CAMILA CABELLO, KESHA AND THE KILLERS SET TO PERFORM AT THE 2017 MTV EMAs LIVE FROM LONDONMTV today announced an extensive first lineup of performers for the 2017 MTV EMAs including Grammy nominated and multi-platinum superstar Demi Lovato; singer-songwriter and global sensation Shawn Mendes; pop songstress Kesha, the artist behind one of the most powerful anthems of the year, “Praying”; global breakout artist Camila Cabello; acclaimed rockers The Killers and London's own hometown hero, formidable chart topping artist Stormzy.
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...
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