Showing posts with label Nickelodeon Africa. Show all posts
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Saturday, 24 June 2017

7 Cartoons Have Tragically Been Banned From Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon And Disney XD Africa Due To Homosexual (Or Gay) Behaviour (And Violent Language)

The outrages reasons are now surfacing as to why Ezekiel Mutua, the censorship tsar of Kenya's censorship board, last week abruptly banned 7 cartoons on Nickelodeon (DStv 305), Disney XD (DStv 304) and Cartoon Network (DStv 301) for being homosexual (gay).

The bizarre reasons provided by Kenya's Film Classification Board (KFCB) it seemingly took straight from the internet without having actually watched and screened the various kids cartoons, are mind-bogglingly insane and shockingly unbelievable.

Ezekiel Mutua, KFCB CEO, told MultiChoice the 7 cartoons must be off the air on the DStv and GOtv satellite pay-TV platforms over seemingly foolish reasons, ranging from one character "who has a dick for a head", to two characters who go on an (unseen) "implied romantic vacation".

While on a superficial level Kenya's censorship and banning of kids cartoons might seem silly, it has systemic and operational real-world consequences for South African and African TV viewers far beyond the borders of the East African country.

Since channel distributors often only has one TV channel broadcast feed for Africa, a ban of content on a channel in one country, like Kenya or Nigeria - that a channel distributor then must agree to - means one of two things.

Either the whole channel must be completely blocked and be made unavailable in the affected country, or the content deemed offensive on the TV channel must be removed from the linear broadcast schedule.

Since we share one similar channel feed for more than one country, this means that the content is taken away not just from viewers in the country affected, but from millions of DStv subscribers right across several African countries, including South Africa.

The 7 cartoons are now abruptly banned, with the KFCB's shocking censorship that is creating problems for not just MultiChoice and DStv, but also the channel and content providers Walt Disney Africa, Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) and Turner Broadcasting EMEA that respectively run and programme the Disney XD, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network channels.

Some of the cartoons are not even airing anymore and ended years ago - for instance the now-banned The Legend of Korra that finished its run in 2014 (it would have aired on NickToons by now).

After responding to a media enquiry, the KFCB says the 7 cartoons - Loud House, The Legend of Korra, Hey Arnold, Clarence, Steven Universe, Adventure Time and Star vs the Forces of Evil are TV children programmes "with homosexual themes".

The KFCB says it doesn't matter that the shows don't include or show any overt on-screen "gayness".

If a show's creator said a character is gay - in the way that JR Rowling after the conclusion of the Harry Potter series said that Prof Dumbledore is gay - that is enough for Kenya's censors to order a ban on a kids cartoon on MultiChoice's DStv platform.

The KFCB says its "investigations focused on both current and previous programmes that are not suitable for children.

The KFCB - that said it banned the cartoons because it believes that the Nickelodeon, Disney XD and Cartoon Network shows "are intended to introduce children to deviant behaviour".

The KFCB says Kenya's constitution "only recognizes marriage between people of the opposite sex. From these references to the Kenya Constitution 2010, it is clear that homosexuality is not part of the culture, national values and the concept of a family."

"Further, it is important to note that South Africa is the only African country that recognizes same sex marriages. The Kenyan government has a responsibility to protect children against harmful exposure to negative media content and this is what the KFCB is doing as part of its mandate."

The KFCB provided the following reasons for why it banned each of the 7 cartoons on Nickelodeon, Disney XD and Cartoon Network:

The Loud House
The KFCB is so uninformed that it missed the announcement of self-censorship by VIMN Africa in mid-2016 when Viacom International "assured" DStv subscribers that it won't be broadcasting on television anywhere in Africa the "Overnight Success" episode on the Nickelodeon channel featuring the flash-appearance of two gay dads.

The KFCB has now banned the Loud House series over an episode that was never even broadcast in Kenya in the first place.

Star vs the Forces of Evil
KFCB would ban a cartoon that couldn't possibly have seen yet. Disney XD just started showing the second season of the show on the channel across Africa and is now at episode 8. It will be quite a while before episode 20, "Just Friends", makes it to actual TV screens that does contain a fleeting kiss - if you know where to pause and look closely in the background.

Legend of Korra
The KFCB decided to ban The Legend of Korra since the creator, after the conclusion of the show in 2014, said that two characters are lesbian. Yet nothing romantic during the duration of the show was ever shown on-screen.

Legend of Korra is banned although it isn't even showing on Nickelodeon currently.

Adventure Time
The KFCB decided to ban Adventure Time on fake reasons and alleges that "the creator said the two main characters are in a gay relationship".
Not only are Princess Bubblegum and Marceline not the main characters as the KFCB alleges, but the creator, Pendleton Ward, has never said anything to that effect ever.

The closest is actress Olivia Olsen voicing the character of Marceline, at a book signing, who said that in her personal opinion Marceline is likely lesbian but that the show will never venture into that territory since "in some countries where the show airs, it's sort of illegal".

Steven Universe
The KFCB found a correct quote from an interview with the website Movie Pilot with the show's creator. Ruby and Sapphire are indeed lesbians, according to the show's creator, but viewers will have to watch the show with that specific subtext to see that.

The KFCB however seems to read a lot of fanfiction. Is Pearl and Rose gay? The creator hasn't confirmed or mentioned anything.

Gravity Falls
Explaining why it banned this cartoon, the KFCB again lies and says a character calls someone "bitch". Nobody says this to another character and the word is never spoken.
What happens is that a character called Grunkle Stan once says "son of a ..." before the scene cuts away.

The KFCB lies when it says the characters watch porn. It's never happened. The show also finished in 2016 already. Like The Legend of Korra, the show's creator, after the conclusion of the series, said Sheriff Blubs and Deputy Durand are gay, although its never ever mentioned or explored in the show.

Hey Arnold
The KFCB says "Arnold is taught the wonders of sexual stamina and given stories about sex". Nowhere in the series does that ever happening.
As proof of these and other simply not there things, the KFCB seems to have found a website that tries to find so-called "dirty jokes" in the cartoon.

The KFCB says Arnold's grandpa "had a dick for a head – head is in the shape of a penis and somewhere in the scene there is a poster written 'try my sausage".

It's real, definitive proof according to the KFCB that Hey Arnold isn't meant for children.
Luckily Hey Arnold isn't even on Nickelodeon currently but was on NickToons until this whole thing happened, so the KFCB didn't have to bother.

Special thinks to TV with Thinus

Friday, 2 June 2017

What's New In July 2017 On Nickelodeon Africa

HOLIDAY MARATHON
School’s out! For three weeks in July, Nickelodeon is offering weekday marathons packed with special episodes and a brand new series! Let the kids fly away with superheroes The Thundermans and Henry Danger, get technical with the internet gurus and gamers from Game Shakers and iCarly, go on a family adventure in Hunter Street and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, and laugh out loud with our animated series The Loud House and Bunsen Is a Beast. Plus, check out the new addition ToonMarty.
Weekdays from Monday 3 July @ 08:10 CAT

TOONMARTY
NEW SERIES!
A great big dollop of comedy and a generous pinch of slapstick make Nickelodeon’s new animated series an entertaining hit. Marty is  a wacky boy with quite a large head, who works at the Toonmart in Toonville with his friends Burnie and Holly. And there’s no business Marty likes better than somebody else’s business, which often lands the trio  in hot water! Watch as they clean up their mess after their pranks go wrong.
Weekdays from Monday 3 July @ 14:45 CAT

PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET S2
NEW EPISODES
What do a pig, a goat, a banana and a cricket have in common? Not much, except that they are all certifiably “cray cray” and they’re all housemates! In the latest episodes of this high-octane show, Goat is mistaken for a secret agent and Banana becomes an overnight internet celebrity. Then the eccentric four open their own hotel! Can you imagine the chaos that will ensue with this motley crew running the show?
Weekdays from Monday 10 July @ 15:40 CAT

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: LOST & FOUND SPECIAL
If your kids like gaming, they will love  this interactive treasure hunt that starts on  TV and finishes online. Watch SpongeBob  from Monday to Friday, then catch up with  him at www.nickelodeonafrica.com to help  him find objects in Krusty Krab’s Lost & Found. Every day after completing a new level online, users can unlock a special bonus level by answering a trivia question about the episode.
Weekdays from Monday 17 July to Friday 21 July @ 13:50 CAT

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

From The Creator Of The Popular Nicktoons Series The Fairly OddParents Comes Bunsen Is A Beast Premiering Monday 5 June At 15:10 CAT Along With The First Season Of ALVINNN!!! And The Chipmunks, More Loud House And Hunter Street In June 2017 On Nickelodeon Africa

Changes will occur from Monday 5 June 2017:

05:00  Henry Danger
05:30  Henry Danger
06:00  The Loud House
06:25  The Loud House
06:50  Bunsen is a Beast
07:15  The Thundermans
07:45  The Thundermans
08:10  Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
08:35  Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
09:00  Game Shakers
09:30  Hunter Street
09:55  The Loud House
10:20  The Loud House
10:50  Bunsen is a Beast
11:15  The Thundermans
11:45  The Thundermans
12:10  Henry Danger
12:35  Henry Danger
13:00  Game Shakers
13:25  Hunter Street
13:50  SpongeBob SquarePants
14:15  SpongeBob SquarePants
14:45  ALVINNN!!! And The Chipmunks
15:10  Bunsen is a Beast
15:40  The Loud House
16:15  The Loud House
16:45  The Thundermans
17:10  The Thundermans
17:35  Hunter Street
18:00  Game Shakers
18:30  Henry Danger
19:00  Henry Danger
19:25  Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
19:50  Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
20:15  Hunter Street
20:40  Game Shakers
21:05  Sam & Cat
21:30  Every Witch Way
21:55  Bunsen is a Beast
22:20  The Loud House
22:45  Henry Danger
23:10  Henry Danger
23:35  The Thundermans
00:00  The Thundermans
00:25  SpongeBob SquarePants
00:50  SpongeBob SquarePants
01:20  Pig Goat Banana Cricket
01:50  Sanjay & Craig
02:20  Rabbids: Invasion
02:50  Rabbids: Invasion
03:20  Pop Pixie
03:45  Make It Pop
04:10  TMNT/SpongeBob SquarePants
04:35  Every Witch Way

ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks S1
New Series (101-126)
Weekdays at 14:55 CAT.

Hunter Street
New Episodes (101-120)
Weekdays at 17:35 CAT. New episodes marathon on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 at 08:10 CAT and 12:55 CAT respectively.

Bunsen is a Beast
New Series (101-110)
Premieres Monday 5 June at 15:10 CAT. New episodes marathon on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June at 08:10 CAT and 12:55 CAT respectively.

Spongebob SquarePants Marathon
Saturday 10 June at 12:55 CAT.

The Loud House
New Episodes (208-214)
Premieres Monday 12 June at 15:10 CAT. New episodes marathon on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June at 08:10 CAT and 12:55 CAT respectively.

The Thundermans Marathon
Saturday 17 June at  12:55 CAT.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Marathon
Saturday 24 June at 12:55 CAT.

Game Shakers Marathon
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July at 08:10 CAT and 12:55 CAT respectively.

SUNDAY MOVIES
Rags
11 June at 08:10 CAT
Nicky Deuce
18 June at 08:10 CAT
Monster High: Great Scarier Reef
25 June at 08:10 CAT
Monster High: Frights Camera Action
2 July at 08:10 CAT

Saturday, 18 March 2017

What's New In May 2017 On Nickelodeon Africa

GAME SHAKERS S2
NEW EPISODES
Young business moguls Babe and Kenzie are back in full force with ideas on how to take their gaming company to the next level. Rap superstar Double G and his son, Triple G, continue to bring in their zany contributions to the company. This month, Babe blows the budget when she buys a high-tech bench that’s only good for attracting weirdos, and Babe and Kenzie have a fallout when a cool pop star invites Babe into her fold and Kenzie is left on the sidelines.
Monday 8 May @ 18:00 CAT

EVERY WITCH WAY S2
NEW EPISODES
In the latest episodes of the teen drama about a high school witch, Emma ruffles a few feathers when Jax teaches her a new cloning spell. Of course chaos ensues, affecting Emma’s social life. Could her relationship with Daniel be on the rocks? After all, a witch and a human aren’t meant to date. Meanwhile, Maddie and Diego look for ways to get Maddie’s powers back.
Monday 8 May @ 21:55 CAT

HENRY DANGER S3
NEW EPISODES
Don’t miss the exciting new crime-fighting episodes starring Captain Man’s trusty sidekick, Henry Danger. Find out what awesome secrets and treasures Henry has at his hideout, “Junk ‘n Stuff”.This season, when Miss Shapen’s pretty niece comes to town, Henry and Jasper vie for her attention only to find out she’s not as sweet as she looks. And tech-genius Schwoz has built a secret love shuttle that Captain Man desperately wants the key to.
Monday 15 May @ 15:40 CAT

HUNTER STREET
NEW SERIES
Join the five Ludwig siblings as they take on the challenge of a lifetime trying to find their missing foster parents. To uncover the truth they will have to dig up secrets in their old Amsterdam canal home. Watch the mystery unfold as they piece together evidence and discover shocking stuff they never knew about their parents – all while running the home, fending off greedy Ludwig heirs and trying to keep their folks’ absence a secret. Monday 22 May @ 17:35 CAT

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Nickelodeon Announces New & Returning Shows, Specials And Events, Plus Slate Of Series Putting Real Kids On TV For 2017+Round Up News (For Africa)

Following its best Q1 performance in
the kids six to 11 demo in five years, Nickelodeon swung into New York for its 2017/18 upfront presentation riding a wave of momentum and touting a content pipeline stacked with nearly 700 episodes of new and returning series.

PRESCHOOL
For preschoolers, the network will
premiere three new animated series
Butterbean’s Café, Sunny Day and Top Wing, along with close to 200 new episodes of returning hit shows including PAW Patrol, Blaze and the
Monster Machines, Shimmer and Shine, Mutt & Stuff and the newly
launched Nella the Princess Knight.

Nella the Princess Knight, which marks Nick's first co-production with U.K.-based corporate sibling Channel 5, centers on an unconventional heroine who goes on marvelous quests to show the world that there's more than one way to be a princess or a knight.
Created by Christine Ricci (curriculum consultant on Blaze and the Monster Machines and Team Umizoomi). It will hit international markets beginning in April 2017, with consumer products launching in early 2018.

Butterbean’s Café, about a fairy who runs a neighborhood cafe with her friends. Created by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull, the creators of Bubble Guppies, the series is produced by Brown Bag Films (Peter Rabbit) in Ireland, picked up for 40 episodes.

Top Wing, a co-production with 9 Story, focuses on a team of eager young Birds as they flock together to help their community and earn their wings as full-feathered rescuers. It was created by Matthew Fernandes and executive produced by Scott Kraft (The Fresh Beat Band, PAW Patrol), picked up for 26 episodes (originally 52epsx11min).

Sunny Day is a brand-new animated preschool series that follows Sunny,
the best hairstylist in her town and a natural leader. Created and produced by Silvergate Media (Peter Rabbit ), picked up the series for 40 episodes over two seasons.

Nick currently owns six of the top-10 programs for kids ages two to five this year, according to Nielsen Media Research, led by top-ranked PAW Patrol.

ANIMATION
For kid-targeted animation, three new series will be introduced, Amusement Park, The Adventures of Kid Danger and Captain Man and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, while nearly 200 episodes of returning hits including SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House and ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks are scheduled to launch.

Amusement Park is a result of parentco Viacom’s new five-point turn around plan, which will see Paramount’s film slate include co-branded releases from each of Viacom’s flagship brands. It is the first of a four-film Nick/Paramount theatrical slate and will be directed by Dylan Brown for a July 2018 premiere. A Nick TV series adaptation will follow in 2019.

Ten episodes of The Adventures of
Kid Danger and Captain Man (working title) are also in the mix. Created and executive produced by Dan Schneider (Game Shakers, iCarly), the crime-fighting program is based on Schneider’s top-rated live-action comedy Henry Danger.

The third new series is Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (working title, 26 episodes), a 2D-animated reimagining of the global TMNT franchise. Slated for this fall, the series follows the famous half-shell heroes as they discover a magical new world beneath the streets of New York City. Nickelodeon is currently airing the fifth and final season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and will hit international markets soon.

New 20-episode shows Bunsen is a
Beast, Pinky Malinky and the TV version of digital short-form series
Welcome to the Wayne are also
included among Nick’s 2017
animated lineup.

Bunsen is a Beast!, picked up for 20 episodes, follows two unlikely friends attending grade school. On his first day at a human-grade school, Bunsen befriends a classmate named Mikey, who over time guides Bunsen through the ups and downs of life as a human. The original animated comedy is created and executive produced by Butch Hartman. Nick US premiered the show in February 2017 and will hit international markets soon.

Welcome to the Wayne , picked up for 20 episodes, marks Nick's first digital short-form series to be greenlit for television. The series follows the comedic adventures of two 10-year-old boys exploring the crazy, unpredictable world of their New York City apartment building The Wayne. Welcome to the Wayne is created and written by Emmy Award-winning writer and composer Billy Lopez (The Wonder Pets!, Phineas and Ferb).

Pinky Malinky is a brand new mockumentary and reality show that follows the everyday life of Pinky, an infectiously positive hot dog living in a human world. With his best friends Babs and JJ by his side, Pinky reaches for the stars in the small town of Sackenhack. Co-created and co-executive produced by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern (The Amazing World of Gumball ) and executive produced by Scott Kreamer (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness). Pinky Malinky will star Lucas Grabeel (Glenn Martin DDS) as Pinky Malinky, Diamond White (The Haunted Hathaways) as Babs Buttman, and Nathan Kress (iCarly) as JJ Jameson.

As for live-action, three new series will launch Lip Sync Battle Shorties (pictured), I Am Frankie and recently announced Hunter Street, as well as 300 all-new episodes from Henry Danger, Game Shakers, The Thundermans, School of Rock and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.

Lip Sync Battle Shorties, picked up for 10 episodes, Viacom-owned Spike’s Emmy-nominated global hit, Lip Sync Battle. The kids version is created and executive produced by Casey Patterson Entertainment and Matador Content, with John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant and Eight Million Plus Productions also serving as executive producers. It will begin production later this year and is set to premiere in the fall. It first aired as one-hour special in December.

I Am Frankie is the story of "Frankie", an experimental android who navigates the perils and wonders of being a teenager. Nickelodeon has ordered 20 x 30 minute episodes. It was originally produced as Yo Soy Franky by Nickelodeon Latin America, the English Version is currently in production.

Hunter Street (formally titled The Ludwigs) is a brand-new comedy-
drama series that follows the comedic adventures of the Ludwig family, a family of five foster children who live in an imposing Amsterdam canal house that also serves as a museum with their parents. When Kate and Erik mysteriously disappear, their five step-children are dragged into a thrilling adventure where the mysterious family history of the Ludwigs is gradually unravelled. Hunter Street is based on Nickelodeon's Dutch television series De Ludwigs (20epsX30min). The international version of the series will star an American cast.

An untitled docu-style special that gives viewers an exclusive look into the life of 13-year-old singer, dancer, performer and social media influencer JoJo Siwa has been greenlit. Nick, in fact, has signed Siwa to a broader multiplatform talent deal encompassing consumer products, original programming, social media,
live events and music.

MOVIES
Rufus 2
What if your dog…became a dude? Manny’s lived that tail! With the help of an enchanted medallion, his loyal dog Rufus is magically transformed into a real boy! Rufus’ top dog antics earn him school-wide pupularity. However – it’s not always a walk in the park, especially with an evil squirrel and an undercover cat on your tail! Can Jace Norman, Jade Petty, and Davis Cleveland use their animal instincts to survive this hair-raising adventure? Find out when the action is unleashed!

Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie
is a brand-new two-part animated Hey Arnold! TV movie that will pick up where the original series ended,
resolving unanswered questions and plotlines, including Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents.
Coming in November 2017 in the US and then internationally.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s
Library
Based on author Chris Grabenstein’s acclaimed children’s book of the same name, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library is about a group of friends whose overnight stay in their town’s new hi-tech library turns into a daring, dangerous adventure of escape. The 90-minute, live-action TV movie stars Breanna Yde (Nickelodeon’s School of Rock), Casey Simpson (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn ), Russell Roberts (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and newcomers AJ Rivera and Klarke Pipkin.

Nick’s hit TV events include the Kids’
Choice Awards and Worldwide Day of Play. The network is already in the
process of signing merchandising
and promotional partners in
categories including apparel, home
furnishings, toys, accessories and
publishing.

ADDITIONAL NEWS

Acquired Programs:

ToonMarty
40epsx11min
In the middle of Toonville, where all cartoons live, sits the Toonmart, where all cartoons hang out. As the Number One (read “only”) employee there, Marty believes his job is to stick his nose in everyone else’s business…And there’s no business Marty likes better than somebody else’s business, except maybe show business! With every bend, bounce, flip and spin, Marty makes a great big cartoony adventure out of everything, and includes everyone in his Marty-Party!

Becca's Bunch
52epsx11 min
Revolves around Becca, a unique little Bird! She has an innate curiosity and a wonderful way of looking at things. From her quirky dress sense to her hobbies to her can-do attitude which allow her big ideas to take flight on the most fantastical adventures with her three best friends - Stewy, Pedro and Sylvia.

Other Programming:

Mysticons
is a brand-new half-hour, animated Girls Action series targeting girls aged 6+. The series tells the epic tale of four girls who transform into legendary warriors and undertake a mythic quest to find a magic tome known as the Codex. They must reach the Codex before Necrafa, the Queen of the Undead, gets to it first and uses it to spread darkness and destruction. The Mysticons come from different walks of life, from princess to street kid, but are brought together by fate to save the world. With their incredible magical weapons and abilities, our masked Mysticons are modern day heroines.

Glitch Techs
is a animated adventure-comedy series that follows two newly recruited kids as they battle video game monsters that come to life in the real world. The brand-new series comes from Eric Robles ( Fanboy & Chum Chum) and Dan Milano (Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape). The series has been picked-up for 20-episodes.

News:

Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh, Reflecting Playfulness and Imagination of Kids’ Lives
The new look consists of almost 300 deliverables, including bumpers, IDs, promo toolkits and graphic developments that will first roll out across the net’s U.S. linear platform,
followed by online, social media and off-channel. Updated elements for the network’s international channels will then follow.

Harvey Beaks - Ending

Regal Academy
Rainbow is launching a ranch of items later in the year for this top-performing girl-targeted series which bowed out with an epic first season with fans waiting for news on second season of this prestige show.

Henry Danger and Paw Patrol have been renewed for a fourth season.

ALVINNN and the Chipmunks has been commissioned for third and fourth season coming this fall.

The Loud House, School of Rock, Game Shakers, and Shimmer and Shine have all been renewed for a third season.

Pig Goat Banana Cricket viewership has plummeted, possibly with no chance of a third season. In the US, they moved it to Nicktoons for the duration of the second season, not surprised if NickToons in Africa does the same.

AFRICA NEWS

Coming to Nickelodeon in April are Pig Goat Banana Cricket as well as Rufus 2 and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn; with Game Shakers in May.

Blaze and the Monster Machines will air on Nick Jr in May and Shimmer and Shine in June.

NickToons My Life as a Teenage Robot is scheduled to air in June and My Little Pony in July.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

What's New In April 2017 On Nickelodeon Africa

PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET S2
NEW EPISODES
If you have a big family, you’ll know about fighting over the remote control, racing for a place in the morning bathroom queue and claiming the last piece of lasagne before it’s finished. In the latest episodes of the show about only-brother Lincoln’s fight for survival amongst his rowdy sisters, a family holiday at the Royal Spa Hotel goes awry. The siblings don’t behave and Lincoln’s geeky sister, Lisa, joins his class at school, threatening his “cred”.
Monday 3 April @ 13:50 CAT

THE THUNDERMANS S4
NEW EPISODES
The fourth season of the long-running teen series about Max and Phoebe Thunderman, twins whose entire family has superhuman abilities, kicks off with a frightful “Heroween” special. Straight-A student Phoebe uses her powers of telekinesis and freeze breath for good, but the same can’t be said for her brother, Max, who is still trying to decide whether he wants to be a superhero – or a supervillain.
Tuesday 4 April @ 16:45 CAT

RUFUS 2
Remember Rufus, Manny’s Labrador and best friend, who turned into a boy by wearing a special pendant? Well, he’s back, only this time he’s fallen for the new girl at school. Kat is everything he could wish for – cool, calm and sophisticated, with an enchanting obsession with milk, balls of yarn and goldfish...Yup, you guessed it, Kat has a secret pendant of her own.
Friday 7 April @ 17:35 CAT

RANK THE PRANK
NEW EPISODES
If you can’t get enough of pranksters trying to outdo one another at the expense of the unsuspecting public, then don’t miss all-new episodes of Rank the Prank! In each instalment, two self-confessed teen tricksters team up with special effects crews, stunt co-ordinators and make-up artists to see who can pull off the bigger practical joke.
Saturday 8 April @ 08:10 CAT

NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN S3
NEW EPISODES
The 10-year-old Harper quadruplets are back with more madcap capers and chaos. As the only girl in this quad squad, Dawn is often on her own when it comes to behaving more maturely and acting your age. Growing up gracefully is hard enough when you have one mischievous brother, let alone three!
Monday 10 April @ 19:25 CAT

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

What's New In March 2017 On Nickelodeon Africa

THE LOUD HOUSE S2 *NEW EPISODES*
If you have a big family, you’ll know about fighting over the remote control, racing for a place in the morning bathroom queue and claiming the last piece of lasagne before it’s finished. In the latest episodes of the show about only-brother Lincoln’s fight for survival amongst his rowdy sisters, a family holiday at the Royal Spa Hotel goes awry. The siblings don’t behave and Lincoln’s geeky sister, Lisa, joins his class at school, threatening his “cred”.Monday 6 March @ 14:15 CAT

SCHOOL OF ROCK S2 *NEW EPISODES*
Brec Bassinger, best known for her role in Bella and the Bulldogs, makes several guest appearances in the second season of the popular musical series about teenage friends in a school band. She stars as Kale, Freddy’s new girlfriend. Also in the new episodes, Summer gets hypnotised and ends up singing better than Tomika, Zack starts a food truck and Freddy jeopardises the band’s chance of recording for a big-name producer.
Monday 6 March @ 17:35 CAT

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS S10 *NEW EPISODES*
Did you know the creator of this undersea comic series is a marine biologist? Animator Stephen Hillenburg started teaching about the ocean in the early 80s at the Orange County Marine Institute and wrote an educational comic book to facilitate his classes. Watch new episodes from season ten this month where worms overrun SpongeBob’s home and Squidward has an important audition – but his friends can’t seem to wake the sleepy squid from his slumber!
Monday 13 March @ 14:45 CAT

GOLDEN KRABBY PATTY STUNT
Mr Krabs is SpongeBob’s greedy boss at the Krusty Krab restaurant where SpongeBob works as a chef. Watch back-to-back episodes about the successful underwater eatery, the crazies who work there and its famous signature dish – the delectable Krabby Patty! Find out if Mr Krabs can run a food truck, watch Squidward – the cashier – taste a Krabby Patty for the first time, and…rumour has it a health inspector is on his way, but no one knows when he will visit the restaurant or what he looks like!
Wednesday 15 March @ 13:00 CAT

NICKELODEON KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2017
Last year, Blake Shelton (who was hosting), Jason Sudeikis and John Stamos were some of the celebrities who got slimed. Meanwhile, Amy Poehler, Adam Sandler and Buddy Valastro walked away with award blimps. Who will be pranked and who will win big this year? Tune in for the 30th annual award show, celebrating the hottest movies, music and TV shows in the children’s entertainment industry.
Wednesday 15 March @ 15:40 CAT

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

WWE® Superstar John Cena® To Host Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards Tune In For African TV Premiere, Wednesday 15 March 2017 At 15:40 CAT

WWE superstar, actor and television host John Cena is set to host the Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, premiering across Africa on  Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and NickToons (DStv channel 308) on Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 15:40 CAT.
The only live event where kids’ votes count and the biggest stars of the day line up to get slimed, Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards will celebrate kids’ favourites from across the worlds of film, television, music, pop culture, animation and more. With stunts and surprises at every turn, the show will air live from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles and will be seen by kids around the globe on Nickelodeon channels in more than 180 countries and territories. Additional Kids’ Choice Awards news, including nominees, and guest presenters, will be announced in the coming weeks.   

“The Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is the biggest party for kids, and I’m so excited and honoured to host this year’s show,” said Cena. “I have a lot of big surprises in store so bring on the slime!”  

“John Cena is an absolute megastar to kids, and we can’t wait for the excitement and energy he’s going to bring to this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards,” said Chris Torline, Marketing & Digital Director,  Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa,  “John’s star has been rising among audiences everywhere, and it’s set to get even bigger when he hosts the show.”  
ENDS
Further information
For further press materials or imagery, please register at Nickpress.com. For John Cena’s biography, please click here.               

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visithttp://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). 

Friday, 20 January 2017

The Loud House, Game Shakers And School Of Rock Are Back For A Second Season With A Third Season Coming Soon For All Three Plus Theres New Episodes Of Spongebob Squarepants With A Golden Krabby Patty Stunt All This And More Coming In March 2017 On Nickelodeon Africa

Changes will occur from Monday 6 March 2017:

05:00  The Loud House
05:30  Henry Danger
06:00  Henry Danger
06:25  The Loud House
06:50  Pig Goat Banana Cricket
07:15  The Thundermans
07:45  The Thundermans
08:10  Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
08:35  Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
09:00  The Loud House
09:30  Henry Danger
09:55  Henry Danger
10:20  Game Shakers
10:50  School of Rock
11:15  Pig Goat Banana Cricket
11:45  The Loud House
12:10  Henry Danger
12:35  Henry Danger
13:00  Game Shakers
13:25  School of Rock
13:50  Pig Goat Banana Cricket
14:15  The Loud House
14:45  SpongeBob SquarePants
15:10  SpongeBob SquarePants
15:40  Henry Danger
16:15  Henry Danger
16:45  The Thundermans
17:10  The Thundermans
17:35  School Of Rock
18:00  Game Shakers
18:30  The Loud House
19:00  Pig Goat Banana Cricket
19:25  Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
19:50  Henry Danger
20:15  Henry Danger
20:40  Make It Pop
21:05  Every Witch Way
21:30  The Loud House
21:55  School of Rock
22:20  Game Shakers
22:45  Henry Danger
23:10  Henry Danger
23:35  Make It Pop
00:00  Every Witch Way
00:25  SpongeBob SquarePants
00:50  SpongeBob SquarePants
01:20  Pig Goat Banana Cricket
01:50  Sanjay & Craig
02:20  Rabbids: Invasion
02:50  Rabbids: Invasion
03:20  Pop Pixie
03:45  Make It Pop
04:10  TMNT/SpongeBob SquarePants
04:35  Every Witch Way

The Loud House
New Episodes (202, 203b, 204-207)
Starts on Monday 6 March at 14:15 CAT. New episodes marathon on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March at 09:05 CAT and 12:55 CAT respectively.

School of Rock
New Episodes (201-213)
Starts on Monday 6 March at 17:35 CAT. New episodes marathon on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 March at 09:05 and 12:55 CAT respectively. Another marathon on Saturday 1 April at 15:40 CAT.

Game Shakers
New Episodes (201-210)
Starts on Monday 6 March at 18:00 CAT. New episodes marathon on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March at 09:05 and 12:55 CAT respectively.

Spongebob Squarepants
New Episodes (200, 205-210)
Starts on Monday 13 March at 14:45 CAT. New episodes marathon on Sunday 26 March at 15:40 CAT.

Golden Krabby Patty Stunt
Airs on Monday 15 March at 13:00. Marathon on Saturday 25 March at 15:40 CAT.

Pig Goat Banana Cricket Marathon
Airs on Monday 12 March at 15:40 CAT.

The Thundermans Marathon
Airs on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April at 09:05 and 12:55 CAT respectively.

MOVIES:
Rufus
Sunday 12 March at 08:10 CAT
Ever After High: Way to Wonderland
Sunday 19 March at 08:10 CAT
Swindle
Sunday 26 March at 08:10 CAT
One Crazy Cruise
Sunday 2 April at 08:10 CAT

Monday, 19 December 2016

Legends Of The Hidden Comes Arrives On Nickelodeon Africa From Friday 24 February At 15:10 Plus The Thundermans Are Taking Over This Month With Marathon

Changes will occur from Monday 6 February 2017:

05:00  The Loud House
05:30  Henry Danger
06:00  Henry Danger
06:25  The Loud House
06:50  Pig Goat Banana Cricket
07:15  The Thundermans
07:45  The Thundermans
08:10  Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
08:35  Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
09:00  The Loud House
09:30  Henry Danger
09:55  Henry Danger
10:20  Game Shakers
10:50  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
11:15  Pig Goat Banana Cricket
11:45  The Loud House
12:10  Henry Danger
12:35  Henry Danger
13:00  Game Shakers
13:25  School of Rock
13:50  Pig Goat Banana Cricket
14:15  The Loud House
14:45  SpongeBob SquarePants
15:10  SpongeBob SquarePants
15:40  Henry Danger
16:15  Henry Danger
16:45  The Thundermans
17:10  The Thundermans
17:35  School of Rock
18:00  Game Shakers
18:30  The Loud House
19:00  Pig Goat Banana Cricket
19:25  Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
19:50  Henry Danger
20:15  Henry Danger
20:40  Make It Pop
21:05  Every Witch Way
21:30  The Loud House
21:55  School of Rock
22:20  Game Shakers
22:45  Henry Danger
23:10  Henry Danger
23:35  Make It Pop
00:00  Every Witch Way
00:25  SpongeBob SquarePants
00:50  SpongeBob SquarePants
01:20  Pig Goat Banana Cricket
01:50  Sanjay & Craig
02:20  Rabbids: Invasion
02:50  Rabbids: Invasion
03:20  Pop Pixie
03:45  Make It Pop
04:10TMNT/SpongeBob SquarePants
04:35  Every Witch Way

Henry Danger
New Episodes (301-310)
Starts on Monday 6 February at 15:40 CAT. New Episodes marathon Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 February at 15:40 and 09:05 respectively. Another marathon on Saturday 4 March at 15:40 CAT.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
New Episodes (420-426)
Starts on Monday 13 February at 10:50 CAT. New Episodes marathon on Sunday 26 February at 15:40 CAT.

Make It Pop
New Episodes (211-220)
Starts on Monday 13 February at 20:40 CAT. New Episodes marathon on Sunday 26 February at 15:40 CAT.

Legends of the Hidden Temple
Movie Premiere
Starts Friday 24 February at 15:10 CAT. Repeats Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February at 15:40 and 09:30 CAT respectively.

Pig Goat Banana Cricket Marathon
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February at 15:40 and 09:05 CAT respectively.

Thundermonth Marathon (12 eps.)
Saturdays from 09:05 CAT

MOVIES:
Team Hot Wheels
Sunday 12 February at 15:40 CAT
Ever After High: Dragon Games
Sunday 12 February at 16:45 CAT
Monster High: 13 Wishes
Sunday 19 February at 15:40 CAT
Monster High: Boo York Boo York
Sunday 19 February at 17:10 CAT
Fairly Odd Paradise
Saturday 25 February at 17:10 CAT
Jinxed
Sunday 5 March at 09:30 CAT

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Nickelodeon Africa Channels Overview Of 2016

Viacom creates original entertainment content for every audience, on every screen around the world. The company’s brands strive for creative excellence and cultural impact across programming, motion pictures and digital experiences that live online, on mobile and on apps.
Nickelodeon is the number one brand for kids, replacing KTV. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognised and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. Seen globally in more than 500 million households across more than 130 territories, this diverse and global brand puts kids first in everything it does.
Nick Jr is where playtime and learning meet with a ton of original programming as well as some familiar favourites, Nick Jr. is the go-to channel in households where two to six year olds roam. The content is entertaining enough to keep young children occupied, while parents can rest assured that the viewing experience will be one of learning.
Nicktoons has animated cartoons for today's youth available in over 13 million homes, replacing KidsCo NickToons showcases the world’s best comedy animation. Launched in 2002 and part of the Nickelodeon network of channels, NickToons broadcasts the very best in funny cartoons. The channels keeps evolving each year for the youth and offer the best series for future generations. Nickelodeon launched in July 2008 celebrating 8 years while NickToons and Nick Jr Launched in 30 September 2014. Since then Nicktoons (with Nick Jr) have been celebrating its 2nd year on DStv.

List of programmes launched in 2016 on the channels:
Robot and Monster
100 Things To Do Before High School
The Loud House
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
My life as a teenage robot
Make It Pop
Every Witch Way
Catscratch
Game Shakers
The Mighty B!
Peppa Pig
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
Pig Goat Banana Cricket
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
The Loud House
Littlest Pet Shop - Season 2 and onwards currently
Regal Academy
School of Rock - premieres in November
Ride - premieres in December
The Other Kingdom - premieres in December

List of programmes which ended in 2015-2016:
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Sanjay and Craig
Planet Sheen - 2015
Tak and the Power of Juju - 2015
Avatar: Legend of Aang
Haunted Hathaways
Breadwinners
Monsters Vs Aliens: The Series
Back at the Barnyard
ChalkZone
Max & Shred
Robot and Monster
Get Blake
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Danny Phantom
T.U.F.F. Puppy

All the classic toons departed from the schedule except Rugrats and Hey Arnold! which shares a timeslot weekdays at 4:05 - no response was given on what will happen to all the classic shows that aired on the channel or when they'll bring them back unlike some others shows like Monsuno

Future programming (fact, my opinion and viewers opinion) to be broadcasted across Nickelodeon, Nick Jr and Nicktoons in 2016-2017/18 are:

Game Shakers - premiered in February
100 Things To Do Before High School - premiered in February
Harvey Beaks - new episodes on Nicktoons or finished production
Jagger Eaton's Mega Life
The Day Henry Met
Fresh Beat Band of Spies - premiered in February
Inazuma Eleven
Sunny Day
Glitch Techs
Crashletes
Rabbids Invasion - on Nicktoons
Welcome to the Wayne
The Other Kingdom - premieres in December
Rusty Rivets
Sanjay and Craig - on Nicktoons
Bunsen Is A Beast
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - on Nicktoons when finished production
Becca's Bunch
Ride
Power Rangers Ninja Steel - possibly
Top Wing
I Am Frankie
The Loud House - premiered in May
Legend of Korra - on Nicktoons
Pinky Malinky
School of Rock - premiered in November
Mike the Knight - Possibly
Mysticons
Breadwinners - on Nicktoons
The Dudas
Spongebob Squarepants - new episodes on Nicktoons
All In with Cam Newton

Note: there is bound to be changes

Competitions
Nickelodeon's Genius - first season began in 2013 and new season begins in March 2017 and initial highlights December 2016
Nickelodeon's Toys R Rus - launched in 2016 and initial highlights launched on the channel and final commenced on the 18 November at 14:45

Sunday, 20 November 2016

What's New In January 2017 On Nickelodeon Africa

PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET
NEW EPISODES
A pig, a goat, a banana and a cricket, who are housemates, couldn’t be (even) more different: they don’t even have the same goals or hobbies, but that doesn’t stop them from being the best of friends! In the new stories, we’ll see how Banana builds his own theme park; how he makes Pig his substitute Scoutmaster for the day; we’ll see him joining a herd of zombies and even how he has to replace his hero on a hit television show.
Monday 2 January @ 13:50 CAT

MAKE IT POP
NEW EPISODES
It’s spring at Mac Kendrick Prep, and XO-IQ has taken a break with Jodi and Corki exploring other interests. It looks like the band might be done for good; until a new band competition and a new boy band change everything! In the new episodes Sun Hi is still dancing to the beat of her own drum and is on her quest for pop music world domination. She sets out to create a new band to enter the Band Blast competition. She’ll try anything to win, even if it means teaming up with the mysterious new kid, Linc Harrison. Will Sun Hi be able to share the spotlight? Find out what comes next for the pop sensations.
Monday 2 January @ 20:40 CAT

EVERY WITCH WAY
NEW EPISODES
As The Chosen One, Emma must now protect the Magic Realm and keep it secret from the world. She also has to learn to control her powers and not be tempted by the dark side. Emma’s sure she’s got everything under control until a mysterious new student, Jax, arrives at Iridium High. After being expelled from his former school, he discovers Emma is The Chosen One and starts to show her the fun side of magic, all the while hoping to win her from Daniel! Meanwhile, things are quite different for Maddie. Not only did she lose Daniel, but she also lost her powers after the fight with the principal! With the arrival of the Witches’ Council and the Fool Moon approaching, this season of Every Witch Way brings bigger, messier, and riskier magical powers to life!
Monday 2 January @ 21:05 CAT

MORNING MARATHONS + SPECIALS
The holidays aren’t over and at Nickelodeon we’re trying to make the most of them with a week full and fun!  Monday-Friday @ 08:35 CAT (For one week, starting on Monday 2 January.)
Monday and Tuesday - Rank the Prank
Wednesday - Make it Pop
Thursday - Every Witch Way
Friday - The Thundermans

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Nickelodeon Africa Premieres Original TV Animated Movie "Albert For The Holidays", Comedians Bobby Moynihan, Sasheer Zamata, Judah Friedlander & Rob Ringle Star In Heartwarming TV Movie

Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) is giving audiences a gift this holiday season with the debut of Albert, an original animated TV movie about a tiny Douglas fir tree who goes on a journey to become the city’s most famous Christmas tree ever.

Premiering on Nickelodeon on Sunday 25 December at 11:10 CAT, Albert for the Holidays is a heartwarming holiday tale that stars the comedic voice talent of Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) in the title role alongside Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) and Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street).
“Albert is in the great tradition of classic feelgood holiday stories, and we’re thrilled that it is the first original animated TV movie Nickelodeon has ever made,” said Tasania Parsadh, Senior Channel Director, Nickelodeon Africa. “Between the hilarious voice cast and the quirky animation, Albert is a great movie for kids and families to enjoy this holiday season.”

Albert for the Holidays is the story of a tiny Douglas fir tree named Albert, who has big dreams of becoming Empire City’s most famous Christmas tree. When the search for this year’s tree is announced, Albert believes he has found his calling and hits the road with his two best friends, Maisie (Zamata) - a persistently positive palm tree - and Gene (Friedlander) - an abrasive and blisteringly honest weed - to fulfill his destiny. With a few prickly situations along the way, and Cactus Pete (Riggle) out to stop him, Albert learns the true meaning of Christmas. The hour-long TV movie will also feature two original songs, “The Best Thing That Can Happen to Christmas” and “Christmasiest Christmas”, performed by the voice cast.

Additional cast members include the voices of: Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live) as a TV news correspondent; Brenna Yde (School of Rock) as Molly, Earth Mama’s granddaughter; John DiMaggio (Adventure Time) as Donny, Molly’s father; and Mary Pat Gleason (Mom) as Earth Mama, the owner and caretaker of the nursery.

Albert is directed by Oscar®-nominated Max Lang (The Gruffalo), executive produced by Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete & Pete), and written by Will and Aaron Eisenberg (The Massively Mixed-Up Middle School Mystery), and Joe Stillman (Shrek).

For another chance to watch Albert for the Holidays, tune into Nickelodeon on 31 December at 15:40 CAT and on 1 January 2017 at 09:30 CAT.

Keep in touch with all the latest news about Nickelodeon’s Albert for the Holidays at www.nickelodeonafrica.com, like us on Facebook at Facebook/NickelodeonAfrica or follow us on Twitter @NickelodeonAfrica.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognised and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company’s portfolio includes television programming and production around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social initiatives. Nickelodeon's brands are seen globally in more than 500 million households across more than 130 territories, via more than 70 locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Sheer Genius! Kids From Grey Primary School & DF Malhherbe High School Make It Through Nickelodeon's Genius Quiz Challenge Show, Eastern Cape's Finalists Announced

Eastern Cape’s smartest kids went head-to-head in the regional heats of Nickelodeon’s Genius brought to you by ABSA.  After a gruelling two days of maths quizzes, science experiments and problem-solving tasks, teams from Grey High School and DF Malherbe in Port Elizabeth made it through to the next leg of the TV quiz show.  

Heading onto the next phase of Nickelodeon’s Genius are Ethan John, James Smith, Christian Davidson from Grey Primary School and Brad Spies, Gareth Pienaar and Daniella Recchia from DF Malherbe High School. Each team has won a R50,000 ABSA MegaU bank account as well as a donation from Cambridge Publishing of R10,000 worth of books for their schools.

The two qualifying teams from EC will next appear in the Nickelodeon Genius TV game show, where they will square up against teams from all over South Africa.

A total of 36 kids aged 11-16 from schools throughout the region gathered at the Nelson Mandela Science Centre in Uitenhage (27-28 October) to take part in the Genius workshop and quiz knockout, designed to test their maths and science know-how to the limit as part of the joint initiative between Nickelodeon and ABSA.

“All the kids in EC showed resilience and spirit. The competition was very tight but our two finalists really knew their stuff, and 100% deserved to get through. Although only two teams could be selected, every child who took part should be extremely proud of themselves.  We are super-stoked for the winning teams and cannot wait to see them take part in the finals,” said Tasania Parsadh, Channel Director, Nickelodeon, Africa,”

Nickelodeon’s Genius is powered by ABSA MegaU, and supported by the  Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST).  The winners will receive an amazing prize: a ZAR 100,000 ABSA MegaU account for each member of the winning team and an unforgettable visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA - where the winners will eat lunch with an astronaut – and a trip to Universal Studios. The winning schools will receive books and educational material worth R30 000, courtesy of Cambridge Publishing.

Initial highlights of Nickelodeon’s Genius regional heats and workshops will air on NickToons (DStv channel 308) from December 2016, and the game show will air from March 2017.
For more information on the GENIUS quiz show, please log on to www.nickelodeonafrica.com, like Nickelodeon on Facebook or follow Nickelodeon on Twitter @NickAfrica using the hashtag #NickGenius.

About Nickelodeon’s Genius
Nickelodeon’s Genius is a fun science and maths quiz from kids and family experts Nickelodeon designed to engage school age kids in Maths and Science. The first season of Nickelodeon’s Genius took place in 2013 and was won by Rameez Chicktay (13), Amin Banderker (13) and Kayur Ranchod (13) from The Grove Primary School in Grove Park, Western Cape.

Terms & Conditions
Nickelodeon’s Genius is open to South African kids aged 11-16 (Grades 6-10). To sign up for the competition go to www.nickelodeonafrica.com. For full terms and conditions please go to http://www.nickelodeonafrica.com/news/nickelodeon-genius-powered-by-absa-terms/9dap02/.

Christmas Comes Early For Durban 11-Year Old Ayush Ramchurran Nickelodeon’s 2016 “Ultimate Toy Run” Winner Returns From Dream New York Trip

After a once-in-a-lifetime trip to New York, USA, Ayush Ramchurran, winner of Nickelodeon’s Ultimate Toy Run with Toys R Us, has returned home to South African triumphant after winning the ultimate prize in the international leg of the thrilling competition.
Ayush, 11, and his family travelled abroad for the first time ever when they jetted out of  South Africa to take part in the grand finale in New Jersey.
Racing against the clock, Ayush managed to grab a giant heap of toys and gadgets - mostly electronic devices not currently available in SA stores. His new toy collection consists of: drones with cameras, exclusive Fast and Furious model cars, virtual reality headsets, limited edition XBox and PS4 consoles, and accessories to go with them, and Nerf Guns - to mention but a few.
“The Toys R Us store was MASSIVE with a wider variety of toys than I had ever dreamed of! I think I took enough toys to last me my entire childhood. It was epic as I would never have dreamt of getting such awesome toys,” says an excited Ayush
The highlight of Ayush’s trip was a visit to the Top of the Rock (the viewing platform at the top of the Rockerfeller Center), where he was mesmerised by breathtaking views of New York. He also loved travelling on the famed New York subway, taking a ferry trip across the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty, and sightseeing on the hop-on, hop-off bus.
“I would have to say that every day was a totally extraordinary day in New York as there were so many amazing sites….it was just like the movies, so picturesque!!!”
The trip included many firsts for the intrepid young explorer as he tried hot dogs and Bagel’s Monster Pretzels, which he reports were all yummy!  His advice to any kid who might win a prize like this? “Enjoy every moment and make memories forever…and have fun, fun, fun!”
Ayush’s once in a lifetime Toy Run debuts on NickToons on Friday 18 November @ 14:45 CAT and repeats on Saturday 19 November @11:50 CAT and Sunday 20 November @16:00 CAT.
Keep in touch with all the latest news about Nickelodeon’s Ultimate Toy Run with Toys R Us at www.nickelodeonafrica.com, like us on Facebook at Facebook/Nickelodeon

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognised and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company’s portfolio includes television programming and production around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social initiatives. Nickelodeon's brands are seen globally in more than 500 million households across more than 130 territories, via more than 70 locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

Friday, 11 November 2016

What's New In December 2016 On Nickelodeon Africa

RIDE NEW SERIES!
Monday 5 December @ 20:40 CAT
Kit’s life changes completely when her dad starts work at a posh equestrian school in England. Not only do her American accent and prickly attitude stick out, she’s terrified of horses. Then she meets TK, the academy’s most stubborn and moody mount, and suddenly life isn’t quite so lonely.

THE OTHER KINGDOM NEW SERIES!
Monday 5 December @ 21:05 CAT
Astral is a fairy princess who yearns to be human. On her 14th birthday, she is granted her wish, but only for 90 days. Astral loves high school (and Tristan, the cute gymnast), but as her time runs out, she feels increasingly torn: will she return to her homeland, or remain human forever?

SPONGBOB SQUAREPANTS *NEW EPISODES*
Monday 12 December @ 14:45 CAT
What better way to welcome 2017 than enjoying brand new episodes of your favourite underwater pal? As you can imagine, life in Bikini Bottom is as crazy as ever. Pearl’s first job is a disaster, but that’s nothing compared to SpongBob’s latest crisis – he can’t feel his thumbs!

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Sheer Genius! Kids From Voortrekker High School & St. Andrew's School Make It Through To Nickelodeon's Genius Quiz Show Challenge Bloemfontein Finalists Announced

Free State’s smartest kids went head-to-head in the regional heats of Nickelodeon’s Genius brought to you by ABSA.  After a gruelling 2 days of maths quizzes, science experiments and problem-solving tasks, teams from Voortrekker high school in Bethlehem and St Andrews combined school in Bloemfontein made it through to the next leg of the TV quiz show.

Heading onto the next phase of Nickelodeon’s Genius are Làneri Pretorius, Petrie Van Staden and J.C Pretorius from Voortrekker High School and Jasim Saleem, Jonathan Muteba and Keoratile Mochaki from St Andrew’s school. Each team has won a R50,000 ABSA MegaU bank account as well as a donation from Cambridge Publishing of R10,000 worth of books for their schools.

The two qualifying teams from Bloemfontein will next appear in the Nickelodeon Genius TV game show, where they will square up against teams from all over South Africa.

A total of twenty seven kids aged 11-16 from schools throughout the region gathered at the Naval Hill Planetarium from 21-22 September to take part in the Nickelodeon Genius workshop and knockout quiz, designed to test their maths and science know-how to the limit as part of the joint initiative between Nickelodeon and ABSA.

“All the kids in Bloemfontein showed great resilience and spirit. The competition was very tough, but the two finalists really knew their stuff, and 100% deserved to get through. Although only 2 teams could be selected, every child who took part should be extremely proud of themselves.  We are thrilled for the winning teams and cannot wait to see them take part in the finals,” said Tasania Parsadh, Channel Director, Nickelodeon, Africa.

Nickelodeon’s Genius is powered by ABSA MegaU, and supported by the Government’s Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST).  The winners will receive an amazing prize: a ZAR 100,000 ABSA MegaU account for each member of the winning team and an unforgettable visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA - where the winners will eat lunch with a real, live astronaut – and a trip to Universal Studios! The winning schools will receive books and educational material worth ZAR 30, 000, courtesy of Cambridge Publishing.

Initial highlights of Nickelodeon’s Genius regional heats and workshops will air on NickToons (DStv channel 308) from December 2016, and the game show will air from March 2017.
For more information on the GENIUS quiz show, please log on to www.nickelodeonafrica.com, like Nickelodeon on Facebook or follow Nickelodeon on Twitter @NickAfrica using the hashtag #NickGenius.

About Nickelodeon’s Genius
Nickelodeon’s Genius is a fun science and maths quiz from kids and family experts Nickelodeon designed to engage school age kids in Maths and Science. The first season of Nickelodeon’s Genius took place on 2013 and was won by Rameez Chicktay (13), Amin Banderker (13) and Kayur Ranchod (13) from The Grove Primary School in Grove Park, Western Cape.

Terms & Conditions
Nickelodeon’s Genius is open to South African kids aged 11-16 (Grades 6-10). To sign up for the competition go to www.nickelodeonafrica.com. For full terms and conditions please go to http://www.nickelodeonafrica.com/news/nickelodeon-genius-powered-by-absa-terms/9dap02/.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Bloemfontein's Brightest Young Sparks To Battle It Out For Title Of Nickelodeon Genius 2017

Bloem’s brightest kids are set to battle it out in the upcoming Bloemfontein heat of Nickelodeon’s Genius brought to you by ABSA.

Smart kids aged 11-16 from schools throughout the region will be joining in an interactive workshop at the Naval Hill Planetarium, Bloemfontein, on 21-22 September as Nickelodeon and ABSA challenge kids to get in touch with their inner geniuses.

Commented Tasania Parsadh, Channel Director, Nickelodeon, Africa, “We are very excited to be here in the Free State, and to be bringing Nickelodeon’s Genius to the wizkids of Bloemfontein. We are expecting a colourful, loud, exciting and fun-packed 2 days with our contestants.”

All the participants will enjoy a challenging two days, where they will have to complete a variety of challenges including maths quizzes, experiments and problem solving tasks. Time will be their biggest enemy, as the trios of bright young teens and pre-teens go head-to-head in mind bending battles of wits and smarts.

At the end of the 2 days, two teams from Bloemfontein will make it through to the Nickelodeon Genius TV series, where they they will go up against teams from all over South Africa.  The two qualifying teams will each win a R50,000 ABSA MegaU account  and R10,000 worth of books from Cambridge Publishing.

Nickelodeon’s Genius is powered by ABSA MegaU, and supported by the Government’s Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST).  The ultimate winners will receive a R100,000 ABSA MegaU account for each member of the winning team and an unforgettable visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA - where they will eat lunch with a real, live astronaut – and a trip to Universal Studios! The winning schools will receive books and educational material worth R 30,000, courtesy of Cambridge Publishing.

Initial highlights of Nickelodeon’s Genius regional heats and workshops will air on NickToons (DStv channel 308) from December 2016, while the quiz show will air on NickToons from March 2017.

For more information on the GENIUS quiz show, please log on to www.nickelodeonafrica.com, like Nickelodeon on Facebook or follow Nickelodeon on Twitter @NickAfrica using the hashtag #NickGenius.

What's New In October 2016 On Nickelodeon Africa

THE LOUD HOUSE
(NEW EPISODES)
Monday 3 October @ 14:15 CAT
It’s time to dig out those earplugs again! The loudest family in the world is back, with all-new adventures as Lincoln tries to balance school, home and fun. But that’s not easy when you’re the only boy among nine sisters, and the middle kid to boot! Find out how Lincoln tackles babysitting duty, coaches the twins Lana and Lola, and copes when the common cold takes an uncommon turn.

PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET
(NEW SERIES!)
Monday 3 October @ 13:50 CAT
What do a pig, goat, banana and cricket have in common? Absolutely nothing! But that doesn’t stop these four best friends from having the time of their lives. Pig loves to help people (although he often makes it worse);  Goat dreams of making it as a singer; Banana is an overbearing bully; and Cricket is the brains of their operation. Together, they live in a weird and wild city where anything goes, so prepare for some wacky adventures.

MAKE IT POP
(NEW SERIES!)
Monday 3 October @ 20:40 CAT
It’s the musical comedy about three ordinary roommates who turn into three extraordinary bandmates! Bookish and shy Corki, fashion designer Jodi and social media maven Sun Hi are freshmen girls at Mackendrick Prep who discover a shared love of pop music, superstar vocals and impeccable dance moves! With the help of classmate and aspiring DJ Caleb, they quickly become a school singing sensation, but find out that stardom doesn’t exempt them from the hassles of relationships, crushes, and maintaining their grades.

EVERY WITCH WAY
(NEW SERIES!)
Monday 3 October@ 21:05 CAT
Emma is a typical teenager – apart from the fact that she’s a witch who can do magic! But when you’re moving to a new town, experiencing your first crush and trying to fit in at school, being able to cast spells only makes things more complicated – especially if you’re still learning to control your powers.

GAME SHAKERS
(NEW EPISODES)
Monday 10 October @ 18:00 CAT
Some kids play sport or hang out with friends in their spare time, but Kenzi, Babe, Trip and Hudson have a gaming empire to run. What started as a class project became a thriving startup for these 12-year-old entrepreneurs, who now have their hands full maintaining their marks and keeping their fans happy. In these new episodes, the Game Shakers find a lucky rat, have a cryptic encounter with a mummy and discover the downside to sponsorship deals. Plus there’s a new app called Octopie!

SANJAY & CRAIG
(NEW EPISODES)
Monday 10 October @ 11:15 CAT
We’ve heard of unlikely friendships, but few bonds compare to the one between Sanjay and his BFF, a talking pet snake called Craig. The crazy duo is back on Nickleodeon this month and their predicaments are more outrageous than ever. In one episode, Sanjay experiences a string of accidents and believes he is cursed; in another he and Craig compete to see who can remain silent for the longest.  And can they stop Vijay’s newest obsession: pigs? Don’t miss a moment of this unique human-reptile relationship.

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL MARATHON + MOVIES
Saturday 29 October From 8:10 CAT
Gather your supplies because the “spookyestastic” day of the year is around the corner! And Nickelodeon has prepared something special for you in the run-up to Halloween. From 29 to 30 October, enjoy all the scariest episodes of your favourite series! Harvey Beaks, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Game Shakers, Henry Danger, Sanjay & Craig and SpongeBob SquarePants are all waiting for you in a Halloween Marathon! And if that doesn’t chill you to the bone, don’t miss these monster movies: The Boy Who Cried Werewolf and Liar Liar Vampire.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Joburg's Brightest Young Sparks To Battle It Out For Title Of Nickelodeon Genius 2017

Joburg’s brightest kids are set to battle it out in the upcoming Gauteng South heat of Nickelodeon’s Genius brought to you by ABSA.

Ninety kids aged 11-16 from schools throughout the region will be joining in a 2 day interactive workshop and regional quiz at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, in Newtown, Johannesburg on 14-15 September as Nickelodeon and ABSA challenge kids to get in touch with their inner Genius.

Tasania Parsadh, Channel Director, Nickelodeon, Africa commented “We are very excited to kick off Nickelodeon’s Genius here in Gauteng South:  We are expecting a colourful, loud, exciting and fun-packed2 days with lots of future Einsteins and Hawkings taking part. To come this far, the contestants have already shown they are not short on grey matter, so the key conundrum is: do they have what it takes to go to the next level?”

All the participants will enjoy a challenging but fun two-day workshop where they will have to complete a variety of challenges including maths quizzes, experiments and problem solving tasks. Time will be their biggest enemy, as trios of bright young teens and pre-teens go head-to-head in mind bending battles of wits and smarts.

At the end of the 2 days, two teams from Gauteng South will make it through to the Nickelodeon Genius TV series, where they they will go up against teams from all over South Africa.

Nickelodeon’s Genius is powered by ABSA MegaU, and supported by the Government’s Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST).  The winners will receive an amazing prize: a ZAR 100,000 ABSA MegaU account for each member of the winning team and an unforgettable visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA - where the winners will eat lunch with a real, live astronaut – and a trip to Universal Studios! The winning schools will receive books and educational material worth ZAR 50,000, courtesy of Cambridge Publishing.

Initial highlights of Nickelodeon’s Genius regional heats and workshops will air on NickToons (DStv 308) from December 2016, while the quiz show will air on NickToons from March 2017.

For more information on the GENIUS quiz show, please log on to www.nickelodeonafrica.com, like Nickelodeon on Facebook or follow Nickelodeon on Twitter @NickAfrica using the hashtag #NickGenius.