RYAN BADER VS. ‘KING MO’ HEADLINES BELLATOR 199’S RETURN TO SAN JOSE ON MAY 12The fourth and final opening round matchup in 2018's Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix will feature Bellator's current light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (24-5) jumping up a weight class to take on perennial "money-weight" fighter "King Mo" Lawal (21-6) in Bellator's return to the Bay Area at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on 12 May, Saturday.
“BLACK PANTHER” AND “STRANGER THINGS” LEAD NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 “MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS” HOSTED BY TIFFANY HADDISHMTV today announced the categories and nominees for the 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards”, hosted by actress, comedian and New York Times bestselling author, Tiffany Haddish. She is quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought-after actresses and comedic talents in television and film. She exploded onto the scene after her breakout performance in the blockbuster hit “Girls Trip”, recently released a New York Times bestselling book, The Last Black Unicorn, and late last year became the fi...
A-MAY-ZING FEMALE ADVENTURES AWAIT YOU ON NICKELODEON THIS MONTH!This May, the spotlight is centered on the A-MAY-ZING female leads on Nickelodeon! We kick off with hairstylist extraordinaire Sunny in brand new animated series, Sunny Day where Sunny and friends celebrate individuality and girl power as they use creative problem-solving skills to tackle dilemmas that arise in their seaside town. Female empowerment also goes up a notch with new adventures with the fearless heir to the throne in Nella the Princess Knight and the whimsical twin genies in Shim...
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS TO DEBUT NICK JR. ON I-CABLE IN HONG KONGViacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), today announced its broadened collaboration with Hong Kong Pay-TV operator, i-Cable to debut Nick Jr. linear channel on i-Cable’s platform in Hong Kong for the first time in the coming months. The existing collaboration with i-Cable already includes Comedy Central Asia and MTV China on their basic pack and Nickelodeon on their Kids pack.
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS SEALS FIRST SOUTHEAST ASIA GAME COLLABORATION WITH GAME PUBLISHER GOGAMEViacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), today announced its first Southeast Asia game collaboration with mobile game publisher goGame. The Nickelodeon x goGame mobile game, which will be named at a later stage, is slated to launch in the third quarter of 2019. It will be the first game licensed to an Asian game developer that brings a family of Nickelodeon properties together.
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS EXPANDS COLLABORATION WITH TELKOMSEL TO LAUNCH NICK JR. LINEAR CHANNEL IN INDONESIAViacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), today announced its expanded collaboration with Indonesia’s leading mobile operator, Telkomsel to launch Nick Jr. linear channel on Telkomsel’s network in Indonesia. It also marks VIMN’s first linear channel deal with a mobile partner in Indonesia.
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS EXPANDS COLLABORATION WITH SOLAR ENTERTAINMENT TO DEBUT MTV CLASSIC IN THE PHILIPPINESViacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), today announced its expanded collaboration with Solar Entertainment Corporation, content provider and television network, to debut MTV Classic in the Philippines. This marks the first time that the 24-hour music channel will be available in Asia. Effective 2 May, MTV Classic will be offered on AGILASAT – a joint venture TV satellite service between Solar and global satellite operator ABS that delivers p...
BELLATOR’S HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD GRAND PRIX CONTINUES WITH DREAM MATCHUP BETWEEN FEDOR EMELIANENKO AND FRANK MIRThe third opening round matchup in 2018’s Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix will feature the greatest heavyweight of all time Fedor Emelianenko (36-5, 1 NC) taking on former world champion Frank Mir (18-11) in Bellator’s return to Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. on Saturday, April 28. The event will air live on Paramount Channel on 29 April, Sunday at 8am (TH), and 9am (MY), with a same day primetime repeat telecast at 9pm (TH) and 10pm (MY). It will also air on MTV Asia and MTVph in ...
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS RENEWS COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP, ASIA! FOR THIRD SEASONViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), today announced that Asia original Comedy Central Stand-Up, Asia! will be renewed for a third season. Comedy Central Asia’s original stand-up comedy production is a showcase featuring some of the funniest comedians across Asia and production of the upcoming season will start in July 2018.
BE BLOWN AWAY BY NEW TALENT COMPETITION “AMAZINGNESS” PREMIERING TUESDAY, 17 APRIL 2018Get to know all about the amazing things that people are capable of as MTV Asia premieres “Amazingness” an irreverent and hilarious variety talent competition show hosted by reality TV star, producer and professional skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek! The star-studded panel of celebrity judges on the show include producer and writer, Eddie Huang, on-air personality, Krystal Bee, and Chris “Drama” Pfaff, founder of fast-growing youth apparel brand Young & Reckless.
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.
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