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.
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON IS LIT WITH NICKELODEONAs the year-end holiday season approaches, dial up the festivities and countdown to the merry-making in the unique Nickelodeon way! Join us and spread Nickmas cheer with our spin on DIY Christmas crafts, or celebrate this wonderful season with beloved Nickelodeon characters. From now right up to Christmas, our slew of festive activities – from DIY crafts, to holiday-themed shows and games, and character meet & greets – will make it a season to remember.
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.
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