SPONGEBOB GOLD DIVES DEEP INTO MALAYSIA AND SURFACES AT PENANG FASHION WEEK 2018Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Gold made a big splash at the Penang Fashion Week 2018 on 14 April, and marked the largest SpongeBob Gold designer showing to-date. Everyone’s favorite sea sponge made his fashion debut in Malaysia, in partnership with 17 fashion designers who unveiled unique SpongeBob Gold looks as part of their latest runway collections.
RIOT GAMES AND MTV COLLABORATE FOR HYPERPLAY, THE 1ST INTEGRATED ASEAN ESPORTS AND MUSIC FESTIVALRiot Games and MTV announced today the introduction of Hyperplay, the first integrated ASEAN esports and music festival. Hyperplay is presented by the Singapore Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and the National Youth Council (NYC) of Singapore, and will integrate the two biggest pop culture pillars of this generation, esports and music, into a weekend event on 4 and 5 August at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
COMEDY CENTRAL ASIA IN APRIL IS NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED!It’s a battle-worthy season to prove who has what it takes to sync it to the top! Comedy Central Asia packs a merciless line-up and hits all the right notes with the Season 4 premiere of the lip sync battle between British Divas, Charli XCX and Rita Ora. They are friends offstage, which will surely make things all the more interesting onstage! The girls will turn up the shock factor and show off their awesomely sick onstage groove and up the celebrity ante with epic performances.
NICKELODEON INTERNATIONAL AND KIDSRIGHTS JOIN FORCES TO SPOTLIGHT KIDS AROUND THE WORLD MAKING POSITIVE CHANGE IN THEIR COMMUNITIESNickelodeon International today in partnership with KidsRights Foundation launched #KidsCan, an international campaign that spotlights the stories of nine International Children's Peace Prize winners and nominees from around the globe who are creating positive change in their communities.
DWAYNE JOHNSON, DEMI LOVATO, ED SHEERAN, CAMILA CABELLO, ZENDAYA, SHAWN MENDES, MILLIE BOBBY BROWN, FIFTH HARMONY, STRANGER THINGS, COCO AND MORE WIN BIG AT NICKELODEON'S 2018 KIDS' CHOICE AWARDSDwayne Johnson, Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Zendaya, Shawn Mendes, Millie Bobby Brown, Fifth Harmony, Stranger Things, Coco and more were among those who won coveted orange blimps at Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, March 24, 8-9:30 p.m. (ET). Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, the unpredictable mess-fest was broadcast from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where kids celebrated the best of everything they love in pop culture.
CRASH FOR CASH IN MTV ASIA’S NEWEST ROGUE “CRASH KARAOKE” GAME SHOW PREMIERING 19 MARCHMTV Asia is set to premiere the international music game show “Crash Karaoke” this March. The 10-episode season of pop-up karaoke challenges will be hosted by Hannah Rad, an NYC based on-air talent and radio host, and Dylan Landon, live host and director based in the US. Expect the two show hosts to burst in on unassuming locations and surprised patrons in this new game show. Airports, bath-houses, local gym, no place is off limits! As they aim to win over the crowds and disrupt business-as...
MARCH ALONG TO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH A SLEW OF BRAND PROGRAMMING INITIATIVES FROM VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKSViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia will be celebrating International Women’s Day this 8th March in a big way. From brand programming initiatives to a women’s panel discussion, the focus of this celebratory occasion calls for all individuals - female or male - to commemorate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women. As with this year’s campaign theme, #PressForProgress, our brands’ programming efforts are dedicated to showcase female empowerment and ...
MARCH LIGHTS UP THE HOTTEST NIGHTS IN A LIP SYNC BATTLE’S ICON SHOWCASEThe mic is off, the battle is ON! Watch out for fireworks on Comedy Central Asia this March as the stars align for the biggest nights in Lip Sync Battle history. From a Michael Jackson celebration, a Christina Aguilera tribute, to a Fifth Harmony battle – the Lip Sync Battle’s Icon Showcase brings you the best of pop sensations!
DARRION CALDWELL TO DEFEND BELLATOR BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST LEANDRO HIGO ON 3 MARCHThe Bellator bantamweight championship will be up for grabs when Darrion Caldwell (11-1) makes his first title defense against Leandro Higo (18-3) at Bellator 195 inside WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla., the same venue where “The Wolf” captured the belt earlier this year. With International Women’s Day happening on 8 March, it is fitting that the spotlight will also shine on the women’s flyweight matchup between Kristina Williams and Emily Ducote in Bellator 195.
NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES 2018 KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS NOMINATIONSNickelodeon announced the superstar nominees and a one-of-a-kind performance for the highly-anticipated 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards. Celebrating kids’ favorites across movies, television, music and digital, this year’s nominees include: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Beyoncé, Kevin Hart, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Luis Fonsi, Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Chris Pratt, Khalid, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Millie Bobby Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Chris Hemsworth, Ed Sheeran, Coco, Juman...
BRING BACK THE 90’S WITH CHRISTINA MILIAN AND LANCE BASS IN MTV’S “90’S HOUSE” PREMIERING 22 FEBRUARY 2018If the 90’s were the best decade eva for you, then you’ll want to hang with hosts Christina Milian and Lance Bass in MTV’s series “90’s House”! The show guest stars 90’s fan favorites such as Mario Lopez, Tatyana Ali, Michelle Williams, Joey Fatone, Marques Houston, Tyson Beckford, Salt N’ Pepa, Kid N’ Play, Bill Bellamy and more! 90’s House premieres on Thursday, 22 February at 7.00pm (WIB), 8.00pm (SG/PH) and 9.00pm (MY), and airs every Thursday at the same time. Catch the replay every Su...
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS STRIKES DEAL WITH CANAL+ MYANMAR FG TO LAUNCH MTV, MTV LIVE AND NICKELODEONViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), announced a multi-year collaboration with CANAL+ Myanmar FG, which saw the launch of MTV, MTV Live, and Nickelodeon, in Myanmar.
2018 BELLATOR HEAVYWEIGHT GRAND PRIX CONTINUES WITH ROY NELSON MEETING MATT MITRIONE IN MAIN EVENT OF BELLATOR 194The second of four fights making up the first round of the 2018 Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix will take place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. It will feature fan-favorite Roy Nelson (23-14) taking on exciting knockout artist Matt Mitrione (12-5). A flyweight feature fight pitting renowned boxing champions Heather Hardy (1-1) against Ana Julaton (2-3) has also been added to the main card of Bellator 194.
NICKELODEON ADDS HULU IN JAPAN WITH THE LAUNCH OF ITS NEW LINEAR OTT STREAMING CHANNELViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has announced its additional Nickelodeon distribution deal with Hulu in Japan today, which sees the new Nickelodeon linear channel via ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) and mobile platforms in Japan. The channel goes live today on both Hulu in Japan and “dTV-ChannelTM” (an NTT DOCOMO INC’s service). This is the first time internationally Viacom has made a Nickelodeon-branded subscription TV channel available only via streaming services.
MUSIC-INFUSED DOCUSERIES ‘DARE TO LIVE’ FOLLOWS SEVEN OF TODAY’S TOP ARTISTS INCLUDING THE CHAINSMOKERS, MARTIN GARRIX, KHALID, STEVE AOKI AND MOREMTV today announced “Dare To Live”, the network’s newest music-infused docuseries starring world renowned videographer Rory Kramer, set to premiere on Monday, 29 January, 2018. In each half-hour episode, Rory will take one of today’s top artists on an outrageous, thrill-seeking adventure, tailored to get each artist out of their comfort zone. “Dare To Live” will give music fans an unprecedented look into the lives of the world’s biggest artists including The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Khali...
NICKELODEON ASIA PREMIERES ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, ORIGINAL TV MOVIE BASED ON BEST-SELLING BOOK, ON FRIDAY, 26 JANUARYThis January, Nickelodeon Asia will premiere a new original TV movie, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, based on author Chris Grabenstein’s acclaimed children’s book of the same name. The show will air on Friday, 26 January 2018, right after the premiere of a brand new SpongeBob SquarePants episode. Nickelodeon stars Casey Simpson (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) and Breanna Yde (Nickelodeon’s School of Rock) join Russell Roberts (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and newcomers AJ Rivera and Klark...
PARAMOUNT CHANNEL IS THE HOME TO BELLATOR MMAParamount Channel announced that it will be the exclusive new home to popular mixed martial arts franchise, Bellator. MTV Asia and MTVph will also get a piece of the action with the launch of a new Paramount-branded block, “MTV Presents: Bellator on Paramount”, which will showcase selected Bellator content.
NICKELODEON AND WWE SUPERSTAR JOHN CENA PREPS TWO PROJECTS FOR 2018, INCLUDING HOST OF THE 2018 KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDSNickelodeon announced that WWE Superstar John Cena is returning to host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards for the second time, while also breaking new ground at the network with a first: Cena will get into character by lending his voice to an original villain named Baron Draxum in the brand-new 2D animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (US-airing version), premiering late 2018.
COMEDY CENTRAL LAUNCHES NEW LATE NIGHT WEEKLY SERIES THE PRESIDENT SHOW HOSTED BY ANTHONY ATAMANUIK AS DONALD J. TRUMP PREMIERING TUESDAY, 16 JANUARYContinuing in Comedy Central’s grand tradition of producing groundbreaking late night formats, comes The President Show. Created by Anthony Atamanuik who hosts as Donald J. Trump, and produced by Clone Wolf Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment, this weekly, topical series gleefully tosses out the rulebook of its predecessors. The audiences will be in for a surprise when Trump enters the fray to address the nation. The President Show brings television back to the people – by putting a plutoc...
NICKELODEON’S PRESCHOOL HIT PROPERTY PAW PATROL WINS “BEST YOUNG PROPERTY IN ASIA” AT THE ASIAN LICENSING AWARDS 2017Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia today announced that Nickelodeon’s preschool hit property “PAW Patrol” produced by Spin Master Entertainment, celebrated its win in two award programs – Gold Award for “Best Young Property in Asia” at the Asian Licensing Awards 2017 and jointly celebrated a Merit Award with Saipo Baby (Hong Kong) Limited for “Best Licensee” at the Hong Kong Licensing Awards 2017. Both Award programs were held together in Hong Kong last night in conjunction with ...
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS ASIA CLINCHES EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST RIGHTS TO BELLATOR MMA, THE FAST-RISING GLOBAL MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FRANCHISEViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) today announced that they have acquired the rights from Electus International to air the popular mixed martial arts franchise, Bellator MMA, in a multi-market pan-Asia deal starting January 2018.
GET READY FOR THE WACKIEST CHALLENGES AND MOST DELIGHTFUL MAYHEM IN THE PREMIERE OF TAKESHI’S CASTLE ON COMEDY CENTRALThis December, prepare for madcap antics as COMEDY CENTRAL introduces the iconic comedy game show, Takeshi’s Castle, but with a Thai twist! This Thai remake follows the format of the original Japanese version, where contestants put themselves through outrageous obstacles such as the ‘Sling Swing Fling’ and the ‘Honeycomb Maze’, in order to storm the castle and win the ultimate cash prize. The participants’ tenacity and test of true physical grit will make you laugh till no end!
MTV ASIA TO AIR MUSIC DOCUMENTARY G.E.M.: < G-FORCE> FOR THE FIRST TIMEThis December, get ready to sparkle with Asian pop sensation, G.E.M. MTV Asia will be airing the music documentary G.E.M.: <G-FORCE> for the first time. <G-FORCE> tells the story of how G.E.M., an ordinary teenage girl from Hong Kong, became the biggest female singer in China overnight.
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