FIRST-EVER MTV SESSIONS: SHANGHAI TO FEATURE TAIWANESE SINGER ASKA YANG’S DEBUT MTV PERFORMANCEMTV today announced it will produce a special edition of the music show MTV Sessions to take place at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena’s Mixing Room & Muse on 15 August featuring Taiwanese Mandopop singer Aska Yang who is set to perform for the first time on MTV.
LADY GAGA TO PERFORM AT THE 2013 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” LIVE FROM BROOKLYN ON AUGUST 25 AT 9PM ET/PT, AUGUST 26 AT 8AM (TH/WIB), 9AM (SIN/HK/MAL/PH)MTV announced today from the Brooklyn Promenade via its various social media platforms that megastar, singer-songwriter Lady Gaga will perform the new single from her highly anticipated upcoming fourth studio album, ARTPOP, for the first time ever LIVE on the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” stage from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25 at 9pm ET/PT, August 26 at 8am (TH/WIB), 9AM (SIN/HK/MAL/PH). Additional 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” performers will be announced at a later date.
MTV WORLD STAGE LIVE IN MALAYSIA MARKS ITS FIFTH YEAR ON 8 SEPTEMBER WITH ROBIN THICKE AND FAR EAST MOVEMENT TO IGNITE THE STAGEMTV Asia announced the return of MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia at Sunway Resort City. The much-anticipated outdoor music concert, recorded live for global telecast marks its fifth year on Sunday, 8 September 2013, with international acts Robin Thicke and Far East Movement who will perform with Malaysia hip hop star, Joe Flizzow. MTV VJs Alan and Hanli will be hosting this year’s concert, sponsored by Sunway Group, Xpax and Suzuki, and supported by broadcast partner, Astro.
SUNWAY GROUP AND VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS ASIA ENTER A THREE-YEAR EXTENDED STRATEGIC COLLABORATION ON MTV WORLD STAGE LIVE IN MALAYSIASunway Group, one of Malaysia’s most formidable property-construction groups whose property investment division encompasses retail, commercial, hospitality and leisure, today announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc., and a leading provider of youth and adult entertainment content.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LENOVO-MTV CO:LAB WORKSHOPLenovo-MTV CO:LAB‘s four regional winners - Yuji Mitsuhashi (Japan), Ron Roumsub (Thailand), Karan Bedi (India) and Nick Chan (Singapore) – are in town to participate in a five-day workshop to produce an original music video to be aired on MTV, with regional mentors consisting of acclaimed contemporary design and art collective, PHUNK and renowned international DJs, Brendon P (The DJ Dispensary) and Matty Wainwright (The DJ Dispensary).
NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR FIRST-EVER SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS GLOBAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION, SPONGEBOB SQUARESHORTS ORIGINAL FAN TRIBUTESNickelodeon announced the top five finalists in two categories (under 18 years of age, and 18 and over) for the first-ever global SpongeBob SquarePants-themed short film competition, SpongeBob SquareShorts: Original Fan Tributes. More than 1,000 SpongeBob-inspired short films–celebrating the positivity and optimism of SpongeBob–were submitted by fans and filmmakers of all ages from all corners of the world during the submission period, which ran from May 6 to June 28.
OVER 7,000 ATTENDEES SOAK UP FAMILY TIME AT THE 1ST NICKELODEON SLIME CUP IN SINGAPORE AND SOUTHEAST ASIAThe first Nickelodeon Slime Cup in Singapore and Southeast Asia, organised in collaboration with SingTel’s mio TV attracted over 7,000 kids and their families over two days from 20th to 21st July at event venue partner, Downtown East’s D’Marquee. About 6,000 litres of slime were produced for the slimiest integrated sports festival in Singapore, with slime being a main ingredient to a number of the sports-oriented activities setup for kids and their families to have fun.
NICKELODEON BRINGS FAMILY TIME WITH SLIME AT THE FIRST NICKELODEON SLIME CUP IN SINGAPORE AND SOUTHEAST ASIANickelodeon today announced the launch of the first Nickelodeon Slime Cup in Singapore and Southeast Asia, bringing their unique brand of funny for kids and their families to promote a healthy lifestyle at the slimiest integrated sports festival in Singapore. The event, which is sponsored by SingTel mio TV, is scheduled today and tomorrow at the event venue partner, D’Marquee at Downtown East, between 11am to 7pm.
TOGGLE LAUNCHES COMEDY CENTRAL IN SINGAPORE AND INKS PLANS FOR NICK JR. WITH VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKSViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) announced the launch of Comedy Central Asia on Toggle that goes on-air today, officially heralding Comedy Central Asia as the first English entertainment channel brand to be offered across all three subscription TV platforms in Singapore. Toggle also announced an expanded collaboration with plans to next launch Nick Jr.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS LEAD THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2013 MTV “VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today revealed the nominations for the 30th annual MTV “Video Music Awards” airing LIVE from Barclays Center on Sunday, August 25th at 9pm ET/PT, Monday, August 26th at 8am (TH/WIB), 9am (SIN/HK/MAL/PH).
COMEDY CENTRAL® LOCKS ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED ACTOR-DIRECTOR-WRITER-PRODUCER- ARTIST JAMES FRANCO AS NEXT ROASTEECOMEDY CENTRAL is rolling out the red carpet for the extremely talented James Franco. The network announced today that Franco will be adding a new moniker to his ever growing list of accomplishments as this year’s Roastee. The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of James Franco” (#FrancoRoast) will tape in Los Angeles in August and premiere on Labor Day. Franco-Directed Documentary “Francophrenia” to Debut Exclusively on COMEDY CENTRAL Digital and VOD Platforms Following the Network Airing of Roast
MTV AND BROOKLYN-BASED ARTIST KAWS REIMAGINE THE MTV MOONMAN FOR THE 2013 “VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), has teamed up with the world-renowned, Brooklyn-based artist KAWS to reimagine the MTV Moonman for the 2013 MTV “Video Music Awards” -- the first major awards show to ever take place in Brooklyn, airing LIVE from Barclays Center on August 25, 2013.
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS TO LAUNCH COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV LIVE, AND NICK JR. ON ASIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK IN MALAYSIAViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) today announced the launch of Comedy Central Asia, MTV Live and Nick Jr. on ABNxcess, the latest entrant to the Pay-TV industry in Malaysia and the flagship offering of Asian Broadcasting Network (M) Sdn Bhd.
MTV OFFERS FANS AROUND THE WORLD A CHANCE TO CHIME IN ON THREE SHOW PILOTSMTV is asking its fans around the world to help decide what the network’s next international show will be. Starting on Monday, July 8th, viewers across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia will get a sneak peek at three different pilot episodes of shows MTV is considering for production.
MTV 81 Becomes Official Media Partner For Two of the Biggest Japanese Pop Culture Events in Europe and the U.S.MTV Japan today announced that MTV 81 (www.mtv81.com) is the official media partner for two of the biggest global Japanese pop culture events this year, to enable audiences to experience Japanese pop culture and entertainment that take place around the world – Japan Expo 2013 (July 4-7, Paris) and J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2013 (July 27-28: San Francisco).
“MTV WORLD STAGE: SNOOP LION” SET TO PREMIERE ON MTV CHANNELS AROUND THE WORLD FRIDAY, JUNE 28THReggae and hip hop fans around the world will be up and dancing when “MTV World Stage: Snoop Lion” premieres on MTV channels across Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and Africa on Friday, June 28th. It airs on MTV SEA at 10pm (TH/WIB), 11pm (SG/HK/PH) and Saturday, June 29th 12am (MAL).
KYARY PAMYU PAMYU WON HER FIRST TWO MTV VMAJ AWARDS AND EXILE TRIBE WON “BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR”EXILE TRIBE, Kana Nishino, J Soul Brothers III, ONE OK ROCK, MILIYAH KATO, A$AP ROCKY, lecca, BIG BANG, 2PM, MIYAVI vs YUKSEK, Momoiro Clover Z named VMAJ 2013 Award Winners. MTV VMAJ 2013 featured live performances by TLC, Carly Rae Jepsen, Imagine Dragons, Kana Nishino, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Momoiro Clover Z, Nicole, BENI, VAMPS, Miliyah Kato, Shota Shimizu, Miho Fukuhara, Shonannokaze. MTV VMAJ 2013 to be showcased across MTV channels in Asia in July, on “MTV World Stage” later this year.
MTV TO GIVE FANS “BACKSTAGE ACCESS” AT THE MTV VMAJ 2013 WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE FIRST EVER TWITTER MIRROR IN ASIAMTV Japan today announced that it is launching Twitter Mirror at this year’s 12th annual MTV Video Music Awards Japan (VMAJ), making it the first music and entertainment platform to launch this social media technology for such large-scale events not only in Japan, but in Asia.
NICKELODEON LAUNCHES FIRST GLOBAL ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM AND RECEIVES OVER 100 SUBMISSIONS FROM CREATORS REPRESENTING 20 COUNTRIESNickelodeon today announced that it has launched its first ever global animated shorts program to identify and develop new animation creative talent from around the world, and it has received over 100 submissions from artists, designers, writers, directors and comedians representing more than 20 countries across six continents (Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia).
BUILD YOUR VERY OWN BIKINI BOTTOM THROUGH NICKELODEON’S WORLDWIDE RELEASE OF BRAND-NEW MOBILE GAME, SPONGEBOB MOVES INSpongeBob SquarePants fans beginning today can build their very own Bikini Bottom with Nickelodeon’s brand-new city building app, SpongeBob Moves In. Available worldwide, SpongeBob Moves In features a stylized 2D design and gives fans a whole new way to interact with the hit animated series.
KE$HA AND MTV PARTNER FOR EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL ONLINE PREMIERE OF NEW MUSIC VIDEO “CRAZY KIDS" FEAT. WILL.I.AMGlobal superstar Ke$ha takes over MTV with the world premiere of the music video for her new single "Crazy Kids" featuring will.i.am across MTV’s global websites today. Watch here: http://music.mtvasia.com/watch?v=crazy-kids-ft-will-i-am-912190&pl=mtvmusic-watch-featured&autoplay=true
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS ANNOUNCES NEW DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIAViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia announced further regional distribution of its brands in Malaysia and the Philippines. Comedy Central Asia has launched in Malaysia as part of ASTRO’s B.yond IPTV and also in the Philippines on SKYcable and Cignal Digital TV. June will see further expansion of Comedy Central Asia’s distribution in the Philippines with a launch on Cablelink and Viva Communications, Inc. commencing as the network’s provincial distributor.
LENOVO-MTV CO:LAB ANNOUNCES ASIA PACIFIC’S MOST TALENTED MUSICAL MILLENNIALS AND THE FINAL FOUR REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!The results are in! Following a thrilling three-month journey, Lenovo-MTV CO:LAB participants – Yuji Mitsuhashi (Japan), Ron Roumsub (Thailand), Karan Bedi (India) and Nick Chan (Singapore) – have battled it out against 28 country winners across Asia Pacific to emerge as the region’s most promising innovative artists across the four creative categories for DJs, Vocalists/Instrumentalists, Film Makers, and Motion Graphic Artists.
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