Friday, November 17, 2017

Nick Jr. UK Launches New 'PAW Patrol' Adventure Game, 'PAW Patrol Pawsome Missions' | Nickelodeon UK

Official Nickelodeon UK & Ireland Press Release:

PAW PATROL PAWSOME MISSIONS TO LAUNCH ON NICKJR.CO.UK


- New immersive game based on Spin Master Entertainment’s smash hit show as seen on Nick Jr. and Milkshake! to be launched at www.nickjr.co.uk/Pawsome


- Kids can create avatars of themselves and control the Pup Pad just like Ryder


- 12 initial adventures for kids to try with more missions to follow


- New PAW Patrol Christmas special will air on 11th December on Nick Jr. at 5pm



London, 17th November, 2017 – PAW Patrol, Spin Master Entertainment’s phenomenal preschool property and Nickelodeon’s #1 preschool series, airing on Nick Jr. and Channel 5’ Milkshake! will be putting kids at the heart of a new adventure game on nickjr.co.uk, enabling them to create avatar versions of themselves and use the pups from the series to tackle a series of fun and engaging missions. PAW Patrol Pawsome Missions goes live on 17th November 2017 at nickjr.co.uk/Pawsome. Kids can also get fired up with a new PAW Patrol Christmas special which will air on 11th December on Nick Jr. at 5pm.

In PAW Patrol Pawsome Missions children can create an avatar of themselves as they look in the real world and get to work alongside Ryder, choosing their physical appearance and outfits. Kids then explore Adventure Bay by walking around, completing missions, meeting characters, collecting paw points and roleplaying a day in the life of the Paw Patrol. The gamers also use the Pup Pad just like Ryder in an immersive 3D digital world, collaborating with different pups for specific quests.

In the must-see Christmas special titled The Pups Winter Wonder Show, featuring everybody’s favourite paws which uphold the laws, the Adventure Bay Snow-Show is in trouble when Mayor Humdinger escapes with the feature act: Cap’n Turbot’s performing penguins. It’s up to the Paw Patrol, with the help of Tracker, to save the day so that the show can go on!

Suzie Adams, Digital Director at Nickelodeon UK & Ireland commented, “PAW Patrol Pawsome Missions is an excellent way for preschoolers to develop their problem-solving skills in an exciting and playful manner. We hope to delight kids with their transformation in the digital world through the avatar creation and how the pups transform throughout the game. This interactive game demonstrates our commitment to developing immersive experiences for our audiences in a fun and relevant way”.

PAW Patrol follows a pack of six heroic rescue pups – Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma and Skye - who are led by a tech-savvy 10-year-old boy named Ryder. Together they work hard to protect the Adventure Bay community. Each pup has a unique skill set and a house that turns into a vehicle specific to their personality. Chase is an athletic police pup, Marshall is a spirited fire truck pup, Rocky is an enthusiastic recycling pup, Rubble is a gruff, but loveable construction digger pup, Zuma is a playful, water-loving pup and Skye is a fearless, smart helicopter pup. Ryder has rescued all six pups and leads them on their missions.

PAW Patrol is broadcast daily on Nick Jr. where it regularly ranks as the top show on the channel. It also airs as part of the pre-school block Milkshake! on Channel 5.

The programme is produced by Spin Master Entertainment for Nick Jr and has become a pre-school sensation following its launch in 2013. A range of toys has been launched which will be exclusive to retailer Smyths until Christmas Day which include PAW Patrol Mission Paw Chase, PAW Patrol Mission Cruiser and PAW Patrol Mission Vehicle Sky.

Other popular games on nickjr.co.uk include All Star Pups, Snow Slide and PAW Patrol Academy. The game has been developed with Complete Control, a company which specialises in creating interactive content for children’s brands.

Nick Jr.

Where every day’s an adventure, Nick Jr. is a top-performing commercial pre-school entertainment brand in cable and satellite homes. Launched in 1999 as the world's first channel dedicated to pre-school children, Nick Jr.’s programming includes beloved shows PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Peppa Pig and Digby Dragon. Online, clips, games, exclusive activities and downloads are all available at nickjr.co.uk Viewers also have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nick Jr. +1. Nick Jr. is available on Sky 615, Virgin 715, through BT Vision and TalkTalk channel 318.

The Nickelodeon Network is a top-performing commercial kids TV network in the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 13 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

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Kid Danger & Captain Man Play 'Crime Warp' | Danger Games Nov. 25 | Nickelodeon

Henry Danger’s Kid Danger (Jace Norman) and Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) take on the video game that’s all about them — Crime Warp! Check out the crossover event, "Danger Games", to find out how the Game Shakers (Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman, Benjamin Flores Jr., and Thomas Kuc) came up with the idea! Don’t miss "Danger Games", Saturday, November 25th at 8/7c, only on Nickelodeon USA! Download "Crime Warp" now from the Apple App Store and Google Play store!



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The Definitive Answer to The Hey Arnold Pigeon Man Theory - Hey Arnold! Cartoon Conspiracy (Ep. 177) | ChannelFrederator

Hey Arnold! gave us so many great characters we know and love including Jolly Olly Man, Mickey Kaline, and of course, Pigeon Man. However, Pigeon Man's fate has been highly debated by Hey Arnold! fans over the years. The burning question... Is Pigeon Man still alive or NOT?! Find out on this episode of Channel Frederator's Cartoon Conspiracy!




Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie takes the kids on the field trip of a lifetime: action packed and full of adventure! They’ll join Arnold on a quest in which he’ll try to achieve his ultimate dream and finally find his missing parents. It all starts when Arnold and his classmates take a trip to San Lorenzo, South America, which, coincidentally, is the last place Arnold’s parents were seen! Their trip takes a turn when pirates kidnap Arnold and his friends! From there it’s one jungle hazard after another, and the gang must put their heads together to get out of danger. As the leader of the journey, Arnold must make sure he and his friends survive safely, all while working towards a reunion he’s dreamt of his whole life!

The two-hour TV movie features a storyline that picks up from where the original series ended in the "The Journal" in 2004 and resolves unanswered questions and plotlines-including Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents, Arnold's last name, and how Arnold feels about Helga! The movie is co-written and executive produced by the series’ original creator Craig Bartlett and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.



Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie will premiere on Friday, Nov. 24, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA, as part of the networks Thanksgiving celebrations.

Viewers can visit the Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie page on Nick.com and the Nick App, along with the Hey Arnold! Facebook page and Instagram, to get a look at the TV movie. Fans can also watch full-length episodes on Nick.com and the Nick App.

NickSplat will celebrate Hey Arnold! throughout the month of November with fan-favorite episodes every night from 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. (ET/PT). In addition, NickSplat will treat fans to a marathon of every single Hey Arnold! episode beginning Friday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 24, from 11:00 p.m.–6:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie encores Saturday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Dec. 1, at 12:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on TeenNick.

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H/T: Animation Magazine; Additional sources: IMDb, Google.co.uk.
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Power Rangers Zeo Outtakes! | Power Rangers

Watch hilarious outtakes from the Power Rangers Zeo season – including bloopers and Ranger dancing!



Watch brand-new episodes of the latest season of Power Rangers, Power Rangers Ninja Steel, Saturdays at 12pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon USA. Catch up now on nick.com/ninjasteel!

Connect with Power Rangers:
Web - http://www.powerrangers.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/powerrangers
Twitter - http://twitter.com/PowerRangers
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/powerrangers

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School of Rock | Bucket List | Nickelodeon UK

Freddy, Lawrence and Zack attempt to complete a bucket list before Freddy leaves!



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De Ricardo Santo Show - #1 Feest! | Nickelodeon Nederlands

Welkom bij de allereerste aflevering van de Ricardo Santo Show! Het is feest, want Op weg naar Pakjesavond is weer begonnen! Vier jij het ook mee? En: verboden voor ouders!



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Henry Danger | Live and Dangerous: Frankini | Nickelodeon Italia **Update (17/11): Added New Video**

I nuovi episodi di Henry Danger arrivano dal 13 novembre alle 18:15 su Nickelodeon Italia (SKY 605)!



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Frankini prende in ostaggio Capitan Man e Kid Danger!

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Kally´s Mashup: Worlds Collide | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

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Dawn (Lizzy Greene) has to make a tough choice. She desperately wants to be Dorothy, but is it worth putting herself before her brothers Nicky (Aidan Gallagher), Ricky (Casey Simpson), and Dicky (Mace Coronel)? Only one way to decide — with an Oz-some song! Watch Dawn perform "Together" - in Brazilian Portuguese - in this quad-tastic clip from the brand-new Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn special "Wonderful Wizard of Quads"! Watch the English version here!:



Talvez eu não seja a Dorothy | Nicky, Ricky, Dicky e Dawn | Nickelodeon Brasil

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School Of Rock | 'Heroes & Villains' Sneak Peek | Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand-new School of Rock season three episode "Heroes & Villains" on Saturday 18th November 2017 at 8:30pm ET/PT, Nick USA has unveiled a rockin' sneak peek preview from the all-new episode of School of Rock, which you can watch in the fantastic video clip here on nick.com!


In the brand-new School of Rock episode "Heroes & Villains" (#304), after comic books get banned at school, Tomika (Breanna Yde) decides to create her own comic, but accidentally upsets her friends by not drawing them in the best light. In Nick's super sneak-peek, "Tomika's Comic Book", Tomika is creating her own comic book and she's turning her best friends into superheroes!

#SchoolofRock is going super on Saturday's new episode! What would your #superpower be? 💥

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The Thundermans | 'Save The Past Dance' Sneak Peek | Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand-new The Thundermans special "Save the Past Dance" on Saturday 18th November 2017 at 8:00pm, Nick USA has unveiled a super sneak peek preview from the all-new episode, which you can watch in the fantastic video clip here on nick.com!


In the brand-new The Thundermans special "Save the Past Dance" (#427), tired of hearing tales of Hiddenville's legendary mayor, the kids use a time machine to travel back 60 years to disprove the myths; but when they inadvertently alter the past, the effect spells disaster for their hometown! In Nick's fantastic sneak-peek, "Tree Hair", Max (Jack Griffo) and Phoebe (Kira Kosarin) had a rough time walking to school because of the terrible wind! Even the Principal made fun of Phoebe's hair! "Save the Past Dance" will guest star Nickelodeon star Owen Joyner (100 Things To Do Before High School, Knight Squad).




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Hey, Arnold, You’re Still a Cool Kid! | Craig Bartlett Interview | Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie **Update (11/16): Added Two New Interviews**

Thirteen years after the show went off the air, Craig Bartlett’s beloved animated character returns in a wonderful new movie on Nickelodeon!


The wait is over! Children of the late ‘80s and ‘90s who have been waiting patiently to find out some answers about their favorite characters from Nickelodeon's hugely popular Hey Arnold! series will finally get some closure when Nick USA premieres Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie this November. The two-hour movie reunites us with Craig Bartlett’s “football-head” hero and the rest of the gang from Hillwood and explores the fate of Arnold’s parents.

Not only is the animated project bound to make Arnold fans immensely happy, it also makes Bartlett a very happy camper as he gets to provide some answers to some of the questions that were hanging in the air since 2002’s Hey Arnold!: The Movie and after the show ended its five-season run in June of 2004.


“It’s seems like we’ve been waiting forever,” Bartlett, who originally created the Arnold character 20 years ago for the clay-mated Penny shorts featured in Pee-wee’s Playhouse, told Animation Magazine. “We got the greenlight from Nick to make this TV movie about three years ago. So, we worked furiously to shape the story—Joe Purdy and I wrote the first part and Lisa (Groening) and Laura (Sreebny) worked on the second hour. In the spring of 2015, we had a giant table read with some of the cast members, all the writers and Nick execs. Then, we got started to record the voices and storyboarded the movie … It took about two and half years of recording, writing and production, and we’re finally at the finish line! It must be one of the longest inception to delivery dates in animation!”

Directed by Raymie Muzquiz, a 2002 veteran of the series, as well as Futurama and Clarence; and Stuart Livingston, storyboard artist on Futurama, Clarence and Steven Universe, the new movie serves as a sequel to Hey Arnold!: The Movie and the two-part series finale ”The Journal,” which both debuted in 2002, the latter on Nickelodeon USA as part of the fifth and final season of the original show.


“I think it is the coolest looking version of Arnold ever,” say the six-time Emmy-nominated Bartlett, whose credits include Rugrats, Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, and the 2018 Nick series Sky Rat*. “Our Korean animation studio Saerom, who worked on the original series, really brought their A game. It felt like a homecoming to work with them again. The Nick Digital team in Burbank helped us a lot, too. Hey Arnold! became digital in the last two seasons of the show. We now have a bigger and wider resolution frame than we had before. We wanted this movie to be more cinematic, so I hope we can have some screenings in movie theaters in some cities as well.”

Some New and Old Kids

Bartlett was also able to bring back most of the original cast, while recasting some of the children’s roles. Justin Shenkarow, Olivia Hack, Nika Futterman, Dan Butler, Dan Castellaneta, Tress MacNeille, Antoinette Stella, Carlos Alazraqui, Dom Irrera, Maurice LaMarche, Jim Belushi, Kath Soucie, Danielle Judovits and Danny Cooksey are all back for the project. Alfred Molina provides the voice of resident villain Lasombra, while Mason Vale Cotton, Benjamin Flores, Jr. and Francesca Marie Smith star as Arnold, Gerald and Helga respectively.


The design team made a big effort to refresh the characters and backgrounds. As Bartlett explains, “We revisited the designs and colors since the movie was going to be made in high-def and 16:9 aspect ratio. We could now use better technology and bigger format. Some time has gone by since we last saw the characters. The kids are now finishing fifth grade and getting ready for sixth grade. I wanted it to feel like visiting the old home, but everything is a little more vivid, and we have a broader, more intense color palette.”

The writer/director also points out that he was very pleased with the way fans reacted to some of the images at last summer’s Comic-Con. “We had a day and nighttime view of Arnold’s boarding house, and everyone pored over the images, and analyzed the assets. They knew that we spiffed up the alley and planted a few trees. That’s the kind of scrutiny our movie has been getting on the Internet … We showed every character that had been on the show, and fans could see that they are all slightly updated, but the core of everything is the same. Arnold is still Arnold, Gerald is still Gerald, and Helga, of course, is still Helga.”

A New World

Bartlett points out that making the movie for Nick’s audiences in 2017 has its own special kind of challenges. “We have three groups that will be tuning in,” he says. “There are the Hey Arnold! super fans who grew up with the show and are now anywhere between 20 and 35 years old. They are interested in the Arnold cannon and are very interested in all the details, and enjoy the foibles of the adults as well. Then, there are Nick’s current audience, who are between six to 11 and may not know the series and the characters. There’s a third group, which is made up of the children of the adults who originally watched the show, whose parents showed them the episodes on DVD. I am happy that we were able to be true to what the series was and didn’t have to make a lighter version. I think everyone can handle that.”


Bartlett says he is very pleased with the great mix of professionals who worked on the movie—half of them are old-school original Hey Arnold! staffers, and the other half were its target audience. “I think the movie really benefited from the mix. The younger crew were actual fans of the show when it was first on the air, and it inspired them to become animators or writers. They got to work on it with this deep love of a show that only a kid can have. Stu Livingston, who co-directed the movie with Raymie, has such a deep knowledge of the series and was able to offer such great details about the history of the show that none of us would remember.”

Closure Is Cool!

“I was hired years ago to co-direct the movie, and the project got mothballed,” Muzquiz recalled to Animation Magazine. “It took multiple regimes at Nickelodeon until someone thought it was a good idea to reboot the show. So we started to work on the script and refreshed the characters. Really, this movie is the culmination of getting a closure that we had dreamed about for 17 years.”


“We did some trimming along the way,” says the movie’s co-director. “We had to boil down the recaps and character expositions in the first half of the movie. We learned that it’s a good idea if Arnold just goes along on his adventure.”

Muzquiz recalls that back in the early days, he and the rest of the team would talk about the movies they had seen over the weekend. “We were really into Miyazaki movies back then, so we were always trying to find ways to infuse some of those mythological elements, amulets and magical machinery from films like Castle in the Sky into our show. For this movie, we also took great pains to make the characters a bit older, so in a way, we were road-testing them for a sixth season if that happens in the future.”

Both Bartlett and Muzquiz are hoping that fans will be delighted with the movie they’ve been toiling away on for these past few years. “I know it’s a big cliché, but just like fine wine, this property has aged very well,” concludes Muzquiz. “I think the added gravitas and underlying foundation of the show make it stand out from everything else that I’ve ever done in my career. I hope it’s not all in my head!”

Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie premieres on Nickelodeon USA on Friday November 24 at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). NickSplat, TeenNick’s programming block dedicated to Nickelodeon’s legendary library of hits from the ‘90s and 2000s, will celebrate Hey Arnold! throughout the month of November with fan-favorite episodes every night from 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. (ET/PT). In addition, NickSplat will treat fans to a marathon of every single Hey Arnold! episode beginning Friday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 24, from 11:00 p.m.–6:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie encores Saturday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Dec. 1, at 12:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on TeenNick.


Online at nick.com/heyarnold, fans can find out more about the movie and watch exclusive video clips from the film.

* "Sky Rat" has still to be confirmed by Nickelodeon.

Kel Mitchell Reminisces on His 'All That' Days and Hints at a 'Good Burger' Remake

From his days on All That, Kenan & Kel and Good Burger, to acting in the comedy series Game Shakers, Kel Mitchell is a tried and true Nickelodeon kid.


It's been nearly 12 years since the hit show All That came to an end, and a lot has changed for the actor.

He now stars in the popular Nickelodeon show Game Shakers as the character Double G, and he and his wife, Asia Lee recently welcomed their daughter Wisdom to the world.

Despite all those changes in his life, the All That actor still is most remembered for his character Kel on the sketch-comedy show and the show Kenan & Kel, in which he starred alongside his friend Kenan Thompson from Saturday Night Live.

His enduring fanbase is not at all surprising considering the big name guests on the show, like musicians Aaliyah and Usher and basketball legend, Shaq.

The star reminisced on his time, telling E! News, "Me and Shaq had like dance battles and all kinds of stuff—just crazy stories."

Among his many adoring fans includes, Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly and, of course, his older children.

The appreciation comes as no surprise to the actor, who has grown used to the fan encounters, saying, "You get people, like you're on the red carpet and Tori Kelly walks up to you and is like, ‘Oh man, I watched you all the time.'"

The fond memories of starring on the hit show with his friends, combined with the strong fanbase, has inspired plans for an All That reunion, especially after doing a remake of the series on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He said, "I definitely see a revival coming on ever since the Jimmy Fallon reunion we had with Good Burger, Kenan and I have definitely been talking."

As for if he is tired of orange soda, the actor laughed, saying, "I am cool with it, you know what I mean? Of course, I drink more healthier now."

Nickelodeon's brand-new Game Shakers-Henry Danger crossover special "Danger Games" airs Saturday, November 25th at 8:00pm ET/PT on Nick USA.

Check out the rest of E! News's sit-down with Kel in the videos below!

TeenNick USA To Premiere 'Step Up 3' (2010) On Saturday 18th November 2017

TeenNick USA will host the network premiere of the popular movie Step Up 3 (2010), in which a group of street dancers team up with a freshman from New York University for a high-stakes showdown against the world's best hip-hop dancers, on Saturday 18th November 2017 at 8:30pm ET/PT!


New York’s intense street dancing underground comes alive in the third installment of the hit Step Up franchise as the raw, passion-fuelled culture goes global. A tight-knit group of street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world’s best break dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.



Step Up 3 (alternatively known as Step Up 3D) stars Rick Malambri, Adam G. Sevani, Sharni Vinson, Alyson Stoner, Harry Shum Jr., Keith Stallworth, Kendra Andrews, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Joe Slaughter, and LaJon "Lil Duda" Dantzler.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

'PAW Patrol' & 'Shimmer And Shine' Stars Arrive In Lagos For Nickelodeon Africa's NickFest Nigeria 2017

Rubble and Skye from Paw Patrol and Shimmer and Shine have just arrived Lagos in time for Nickelodeon Africa's fun-filled children’s festival, NickFest Nigeria! Nickelodeon's NickFest Nigeria, in partnership with Maltina will feature lots of fun games and activities for kids and families.


Hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Emmanuela of Mark Angel Comedy, Nickelodeon will be holding NickFest, Africa's biggest family-centric festival, in Nigeria for the first time ever at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November 2017.

Kids will get to meet some of Nickelodeon’s superstars, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora and Friends, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Chase, Marshall, Rubble and Skye from Paw Patrol, and Shimmer and Shine

Nigeria's first-ever NickFest will be hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Emmanuela of Mark Angel Comedy. Parents and other adults are also not left out as A-list musicians such as Yemi Alade, Davido, Simi and Mr. Eazi, will be performing live.


The Celebrity Slime Challenge where popular personalities get slimed green in an effort to raise awareness and funds for The North East Children's Trust project. Children and parents also have the opportunity to join the slime dunk at the Slime Zone.

The two day NickFest is open to preschoolers, primary school goers, tween, teens and everyone in general.

Tickets to NickFest Nigeria 2017 are available to purchase now on afritickets.com. For more information about NickFest Nigeria 2017, visit nickelodeonafrica.com/nickfest or call +2348162295449, +2348126228010.

Join Nickelodeon on Twitter @NickAfrica and on Instagram @Nickelodeon_Africa, or like Nickelodeon on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/NickelodeonAfrica. To join the conversation about NickFest Nigeria 2017, please use the hashtags #NickFestNG & #NickFestWithMaltina.

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Original source: Bella Naija

Also, from Nigerian Entertainment Today:

Nickfest Is Here! Meet Your Hosts, IK And Emmanuella!!

For the first time ever, Nickelodeon’s world famous, Nickfest is in Nigeria!

The family-fun festival will hold for 2 days at The Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos between November 18 & 19, 2017.

Hosting the show are radio and TV personality, IKponmwosa Osakioduwa and child-comedian, Emmanuella of Mark Angel Comedy.

Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa popularly known as IK is a Nigerian radio and television on air personality who is best known for his work on Big Brother amongst other world class shows. The 38-year-old father of two will be bringing his energetic character to Nickfest to add some excitement to the day.

Joining him is the internet’s favourite child-comedian, Emmanuella of Mark Angel Comedy. Emmanuella Samuel is one member of world-renowned comedy trio – Mark Angel Comedy, a group that has over the years, earned a large fan-base on the Internet and beyond with its comedy skits which have been viewed over 800,000,000 times on Facebook, YouTube & Instagram alone.

Adding even more excitement to the lineup are some of Nickelodeon’s superstars including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora and Friends, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Chase, Marshall, Rubble & Skye from Paw Patrol, Shimmer & Shine and a number of a-list artistes who are set to treat parents and children to an experience of a lifetime.

Tickets are still being sold on www.afritickets.com. You too can join in on the fun this weekend.

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Henry Danger Joins Forces With The Game Shakers In New Global App, 'Henry Danger: Crime Warp' | Nickelodeon

The Game Shakers & Henry Danger have joined forces to bring you the brand-new Henry Danger: Crime Warp game!


In Henry Danger: Crime Warp, the Time Jerker and his evil allies have escaped through time. Collect mad coinage as you slide, jump, dive and punch giant popcorn monsters, in this non-stop dash to stop them!

Features:

- Play a REAL game from Nickelodeon's hit tv shows: GAME SHAKERS and HENRY DANGER!

- Swipe your finger to jump, slide, and punch nonstop through time!

- Unlock new levels as you go!

- Warp through 5 worlds to beat Swellview's most notorious bad guys!

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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere New Holiday Movie 'Tiny Christmas' On Saturday 2nd December 2017 | Sneak Peek **Update (11/16): Added TX Time & New Stills**

AOL's Build Series has announced the exciting news in a super interview with Nickelodeon star Lizzy Greene that Nickelodeon USA will premiere Tiny Christmas, the networks brand-new Original Movie starring Lizzy (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) and Riele Downs (Henry Danger) which puts a tiny spin on the year’s biggest holiday, on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 8:00pm ET/PT! Check out a first-look at the movie, along with Build Series' fantastic interview with Lizzy, in which she talks about filming Tiny Christmas, and reveals that when Nickelodeon was casting for Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, they originally wanted 13-year-old actors for the roles, below!:



Lizzy Greene Chats About Nickelodeon's "Tiny Christmas"

Nickelodeon's "Tiny Christmas" puts a tiny spin on the year’s biggest holiday as two cousins (Riele Downs and Lizzy Greene ) who get accidentally shrunken must comically work together and overcome massive obstacles to set themselves right and make Christmas magic happen! Greene swings by the BUILD Studio to tell us about the movie.


In Nickelodeon's brand-new holiday TV movie Tiny Christmas, it is Christmas Eve, and a clumsy elf accidentally shrinks down two cousins into miniature sizes! The kids are then scooped up into Santa's sack and dropped off across the street at their neighbour's house. In order to make it home for Christmas (just one house away!), the tiny kids must comically work together and overcome holiday hazards to set themselves right and make Christmas magic happen! But, will the tiny kids get home on time?


Tiny Christmas stars Riele Downs from Henry Danger and Lizzy Greene from Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. Matty Finochio will also star in the movie as Chill the Elf.


Update: Below is Nickelodeon's official description for Tiny Christmas:

"On Christmas Eve, a clumsy elf accidentally shrinks down two kids into mini-size. The kids are scooped up into Santa’s sack and dropped off across the street at crotchety old Mrs. Findlay’s house. In order to make it home for Christmas (just one house away!), the tiny kids have to work together to scale huge Christmas trees, swing from tinsel, eat their way through advent calendars, roll in a wrapping paper tube, and navigate other holiday hazards, all while being chased by Mrs. Findlay’s evil cat, Tinselpaws!"



Based on a script written by screenwriting team Brian Sawyer & Gregg Rossen, Tiny Christmas was filmed in Canada, including in Langley in British Columbia, earlier this year, and is produced by Two 4 The Money Media. The movie is directed by Jon R. Rosenbaum, and executive produced by Michael McGahey (Vice President, Series at MarVista Entertainment). Nickelodeon acquired the script from Brian & Gregg in September 2015. Jordan Cassidy serves as the on-set Dresser for the film, and TINK serves as production designer on the Nickelodeon MOW.

Lizzy Greene Reflects On Her Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Audition:



Lizzy Greene, star of Nickelodeon’s Tiny Christmas, reminisces about her audition for Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand To Premiere 'Tiny Christmas' On Friday 19th December 2017!

Originally published: Tuesday, November 07, 2017.

Additional source: EW.com.
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Nickelodeon Germany To Premiere 'Sorgenfresser', New Series Inspired By The 'Worry Eaters', On Saturday 2nd December 2017

They are striped, cuddly, and their favourite food is children's worries: The 'Worry Eaters' are small stuffed animals who have zippers as mouths, and are now a important part of children's bedrooms. From December, Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) and Hahn Film AG bring the cuddly companions to life in a brand-new show, Worry Eaters! Locally titled Sorgenfresser, Nickelodeon Deutschland will host the world premiere of the brand-new CG-animated series Worry Eaters (52 x 11') on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 09:40 Uhr!


What if your plush toy was alive and could help you through your troublesome times? Saggo and his friends – a chaotic, yet lovable bunch of Worry Eaters – juggle their lives between two realms: The human world, where they happily chew up the worries of their protégés; and DADA-Land, where they experience fun adventures of their own special kind.


Invented and made famous by Gerhard Hahn, 'Worry Eaters' is more than just a gimmick. Even the youngest kids can sometimes carry big worries - whether it's because of a fight they've had with a sibling, the fear of their next big math test, or stage fright before a big school performance.

When children confide in their Worry Eater, they take their human friends with them into their world, DADA-Land: a weird, brightly coloured world where children can forget their worry's for a moment as they plunge into their next adventure with their Worry Eater. There are plenty of Worry Eater's in DADA-Land, and things have not always gone to plan. Even the Worry Eaters sometimes have problems and fears. The stories of Saggo, Pomm, Flint & Co. show children that it is normal to worry about things and to be afraid. Lovingly and playful, the Worry Eaters help kids to get to the bottom of their problems, and suggest solutions on how best to solve their problems.


Worry Eaters is co-produced by by Nickelodeon and Hahn Film.

Following the shows world debut, Sorgenfresser will continue to air regularly Saturdays at 09:40 Uhr, Sundays at 09:45 Uhr, and weekdays at 05:45 Uhr and 11:00 Uhr.

Nickelodeon Austria (Österreich) and Nickelodeon Switzerland (Schweiz) will also start to premiere and show Die Sorgenfresser on Sunday 3rd December 2017, and will air the series Sundays at 08:40 Uhr, weekdays at 07:35 Uhr, and Saturdays at 08:40 Uhr.

More information about the Worry Eaters can be found on Sorgenfresser.com (available in German, English, French, Hungarian, Italian and Dutch).

Below is Nickelodeon Deutschland's official press release announcing the exciting news, via Nick Pressecenter:

Kindersender Nick sichert sich die 'Sorgenfresser' – TV-Serie ab Dezember exklusiv bei Nick


Premiere der Animations-Serie am 2. Dezember bei Nick // Co-Produktion von Nick und Hahn-Film


Berlin, 15. November 2017 – Sie sind gestreift, kuschelig und ihre Leibspeise sind Sorgen: Die 'Sorgenfresser', die kleinen Plüschtiere mit einem Reißverschluss als Mund, sind mittlerweile aus den Kinderzimmern nicht mehr wegzudenken. Ab Dezember erwecken der Kindersender Nick und Hahn Film die knuffigen Wegbegleiter zum Leben und zeigen die 'Sorgenfresser' erstmals als Weltpremiere im Fernsehen. Erstausstrahlung der Animations-Serie ist der 2. Dezember um 9:40 Uhr.

Gerhard Hahn, der die kleinen Plüschfreunde erfunden hat und berühmt machte, bringt seine Kreation nun für Nick auf die Bildschirme der Kinder. Die Animations-Serie entsteht in einer Co-Produktion von Nickelodeon und Hahn Film.

Das pädagogische Konzept der 'Sorgenfresser' ist dabei mehr als nur Spielerei. Auch die Kleinsten können manchmal schon große Sorgen mit sich herum tragen – ob es der Streit mit dem großen Bruder ist, die Angst vor dem nächsten Mathe-Test oder das Lampenfieber vor der großen Schulaufführung. Wenn sich die Kinder ihren Sorgenfressern anvertrauen, nehmen sie ihre menschlichen Freunde mit in ihre Welt – das kuriose, bunte und fantastische DADA-Land: Hier dürfen die Kinder ihre Sorgen für einen Moment vergessen, wenn sie sich gemeinsam mit den Sorgenfressern ins nächste Abenteuer stürzen. Denn davon gibt es jede Menge in DADA-Land – und längst läuft auch dort nicht immer alles nach Plan. Auch die Sorgenfresser haben manchmal Probleme und Ängste. Die Geschichten von Saggo, Pomm, Flint & Co. zeigen den Kindern, dass es ganz normal ist, sich manchmal zu sorgen oder gar zu fürchten. Liebevoll und spielerisch wird den Sorgen und Nöten auf den Grund gegangen und Anregungen für eine Lösung gefunden.

„Die 'Sorgenfresser' haben bereits in Plüschform mit einer einfühlsamen und pädagogisch wertvollen Idee eine überragende Erfolgsgeschichte geschrieben. Gemeinsam mit Hahn-Film freuen wir uns nun ungemein, die entstandene Welt der 'Sorgenfresser' ins Fernsehen zu bringen und so unser Programm um ein ganz besonderes Highlight für Schul- und Vorschulkinder zu erweitern,“ so Steffen Kottkamp, Brand Director Kids & Family bei Viacom International Media Networks.

„Nachdem ich vor vielen Jahren die 'Sorgenfresser' als TV-Serienfiguren entwickelt hatte, sind wir vom Erfolg der Plüschpuppen überrascht worden noch bevor es die TV-Serie gab. Doch jetzt endlich finden die 'Sorgenfresser' den Weg in ihr ursprüngliches Ziel. Wir sind sehr froh, hierfür mit Nick den richtigen Partner gefunden zu haben,“ so Gerhard Hahn, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Hahn Film AG und Schöpfer der 'Sorgenfresser'.

Nick zeigt die 'Sorgenfresser' als Weltpremiere am 2. Dezember um 9:40 Uhr.

Über Hahn-Film
Hahn Film wurde 1980 gegründet und gilt als eines der kreativsten Animationsfilmstudios Europas. Alleiniger Inhaber und Vorstandsvorsitzender ist der Animationsfilm-Regisseur, Produzent, Drehbuch- und Kinderbuch-Autor Gerhard Hahn. Unter der Regie von Gerhard Hahn entstanden unter anderem die Kinoerfolge “Werner – Beinhart”, “Werner – Volles Rooäää!!!” und “Asterix in Amerika” sowie die international erfolgreichen TV-Serien “Bibi Blocksberg”, “Benjamin Blümchen”, “Urmel”, “Renaade”,“Simsalagrimm”, „Die Schule der kleinen Vampire“ und „Mia and me – Abenteuer in Centopia“.

Über Nick:

Nick ist ein weltweit ausstrahlender Kindersender und die Heimat einiger der beliebtesten Kinderserien derzeit, darunter 'SpongeBob Schwammkopf', 'Die Thundermans', 'Henry Danger' und die 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'. Besonderes Programm-Highlight sind die jährlich stattfindenden 'Nickelodeon Kids‘ Choice Awards', eine starbesetzte Show, in der Kinder weltweit über die Preisträger abstimmen. Nick gehört zu der Viacom International Media Networks GmbH. Zu Nick gehören neben dem abwechslungsreichen Fernsehangebot für Kinder außerdem der Bereich Consumer Products, Online- und Freizeitangebote sowie Publishing-Produkte. Die Eigenproduktionen 'Het Huis Anubis' / 'Das Haus Anubis', 'Hotel 13', 'Nickelodeon Alaaarm' und 'Spotlight' runden das Angebot von Nick ab.

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Über Viacom International Media Networks Germany Switzerland Austria (VIMN GSA)

Viacom International Media Networks GSA gehört zum globalen Medienunternehmen Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) und agiert in den deutschsprachigen Märkten Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz.

Mit MTV, Comedy Central, VIVA, Nickelodeon, Nicknight und anderen bekannten Entertainment-Marken bietet Viacom International Media Networks 16 Sender in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz für die Zielgruppen Kinder und Familie sowie Jugendliche und Erwachsene an. Insgesamt erreicht das TV-Angebot von Viacom International Media Networks in GSA mehr als 40 Millionen Haushalte.

Die Viacom-Marken können weltweit von mehr als 3,4 Milliarden Haushalten in 180+ Regionen, 40 Sprachen, über 200 lokalen Fernsehsendern und mehr als 550 digitale und mobile Medienplattformen empfangen werden.

Für mehr aktuelle Informationen zu Viacom und unseren Brands folgen Sie uns auf Twitter (www.twitter.com/vimngermany) oder bei Facebook (www.facebook.com/VIMNGermany).

Die Werbevermarktung von Viacom International Media Networks GSA erfolgt über Visoon Video Impact (www.visoon.de). Der TV- und Videovermarkter von Axel Springer und Viacom International Media Networks bietet Vermarktungslösungen für alle TV-Angebote der Muttergesellschaften – MTV, Comedy Central, VIVA, Nickelodeon, Nicknight und N24 – in Deutschland an. Zudem übernimmt das Unternehmen die Vermarktung der digitalen Bewegtbildangebote von VIMN.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Germany, Austria & Switzerland To Premiere 'Tiny Christmas' On Sunday 24th December 2017!

Additional sources: Hahn Film AG, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) GSA, fernsehserien.de.
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Viacom Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Growth

Viacom Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Growth


Company Continued to Deliver Improvements in Financial Performance as Strategic Plan Advances


Revenues Increased 6% in Full Year and 3% in Quarter, Due to Gains in Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment


Produced Growth in Net Earnings and Diluted Earnings Per Share in Full Year and Fourth Quarter


Full Year Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities Increased 22% to $1.67 Billion; Operating Free Cash Flow Increased 26% to $1.51 Billion


November 16, 2017 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time


NEW YORK - Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), the parent company of the Nickelodeon brand, today reported financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2017.

Bob Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “In the fourth quarter and full year, we made strong progress against our plan to fundamentally stabilize and revitalize Viacom, with top line gains in both Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment segments driven by continued execution on our strategic priorities. We saw significant ratings increases across the portfolio, which drove sequential improvement in domestic advertising; our international business continues to expand, delivering double-digit revenue increases; and Paramount is demonstrating growth across multiple revenue streams as it rebuilds the theatrical slate and continues to grow its TV production business. Additionally, we have completed several multi-year renewals of major distribution contracts - including our recent agreement with Charter - which secure broad, long-term carriage of Viacom's networks for subscribers and expand our relationships with distributors through new, forward-looking advanced advertising and content production partnerships. We realized these achievements and established a stable base while reducing debt, improving free cash flow and strengthening our balance sheet.


“Viacom is stronger and our momentum continues to build. To accelerate our transition to long-term, sustainable growth, we are ramping up the evolution of Viacom's media business to better serve next generation platforms and solutions while continuing to diversify our business and strengthen our global portfolio of flagship brands. In the coming year, we will continue to focus on unleashing the full creativity and energy of Viacom to create greater value for our shareholders and audiences.”


Quarterly revenues increased 3% to $3.32 billion, reflecting gains across Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment segments. Operating income grew 112% to $705 million, reflecting growth in worldwide advertising revenue, improved Filmed Entertainment operating results, as well as a gain on an asset sale in the quarter and a restructuring charge in the prior year quarter, partially offset by a previously disclosed $59 million expense related to the termination of a third-party investment in the theatrical film slate. Adjusted operating income rose 7% to $578 million. Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom grew 167% to $674 million, principally due to the increase in operating income. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom grew 14% to $310 million. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter increased $1.04 to $1.67, and adjusted diluted earnings per share increased $0.08 to $0.77.


Full year revenues grew 6% to $13.3 billion, reflecting gains across Filmed Entertainment and Media Networks segments. Operating income decreased 1% to $2.49 billion, reflecting higher segment expenses partially offset by revenue growth. Adjusted operating income was flat at $2.74 billion. Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom grew 30% to $1.87 billion, principally due to gains on asset sales, and adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom improved 3% to $1.51 billion, principally driven by a decrease in the adjusted effective tax rate. Diluted earnings per share for the full fiscal year increased $1.06 to $4.67, while adjusted diluted earnings per share increased $0.09 to $3.77.

MEDIA NETWORKS

Quarterly revenues increased 3% to $2.55 billion, driven by growth in advertising revenues. International revenues grew 24% to $593 million, while domestic revenues decreased 2% to $1.96 billion. Excluding a 4-percentage point favorable impact from foreign exchange, international revenues increased 20%, principally driven by a 14-percentage point favorable impact from the acquisition of Telefe.

Advertising revenues were up 6% to $1.22 billion, with domestic advertising revenues flat at $936 million, reflecting ratings growth offset by an overall decline in cable subscribers and the strategic reduction of unit loads. International advertising revenues increased 36% to $288 million, driven by the acquisition of Telefe as well as growth in Europe.

Affiliate revenues decreased 1% to $1.15 billion. Domestic affiliate revenues were down 3% to $948 million, as a decline in subscribers and lower revenue from SVOD was partially offset by rate increases. International affiliate revenues grew 12% to $200 million.

Ancillary revenues improved 5% to $181 million, driven by growth in international consumer products. International ancillary revenues grew 21% to $105 million, while domestic ancillary revenues decreased 12% to $76 million.

Adjusted operating income for Media Networks declined 8% to $693 million, primarily reflecting increases in programming expenses.

Full year revenues increased 2% to $10.10 billion, reflecting gains across all segment revenue streams. International revenues increased 12% to $2.13 billion while domestic revenues declined 1% to $7.97 billion. Excluding a 5-percentage point unfavorable impact from foreign exchange, international revenues increased 17%, primarily driven by an 11-percentage point favorable impact from the acquisition of Telefe.

Advertising revenues improved 1% to $4.86 billion, with domestic advertising revenues down 2% to $3.75 billion, as higher pricing was more than offset by lower impressions. International advertising revenues grew 14% to $1.11 billion. Excluding an 8-percentage point unfavorable impact from foreign exchange, international advertising revenues increased 22%, primarily driven by the acquisition of Telefe, as well as growth in Europe.

Affiliate revenues increased 2% to $4.64 billion. Domestic affiliate revenues improved 1% to $3.92 billion, principally reflecting rate increases and higher revenues from SVOD, partially offset by a decline in subscribers. International affiliate revenues increased 6% to $718 million.

Ancillary revenues improved 3% to $596 million. Domestic ancillary revenues declined 8% to $296 million, principally reflecting lower consumer products revenue, while international ancillary revenues increased 17% to $300 million, driven by higher consumer products revenue and the acquisition of Telefe.

Adjusted full year operating income decreased 5% to $3.30 billion, principally driven by increases in programming and other expenses.

Performance highlights:

- Viacom had the #1 share of viewing on cable, with the #1 share for several diverse and coveted audiences including Kids 2-11, Millennials, African Americans, the Adults 18-49 advertising demo, as well as Adults 2-49 across all of TV.


- In the quarter, domestic Media Networks grew ratings 3% year-over-year across its entire portfolio, with flagship networks up 6% year-over-year and double-digit increases at MTV and BET. This ratings improvement drove domestic advertising revenues, which stabilized in the quarter after three years of declines.


- In 2017, Viacom successfully completed multi-year contract renewals with several major distributors, including Altice USA and Charter Communications, among others. We have now renewed or extended agreements for nearly half of our subscriber base in the last year, ensuring continued carriage of our networks while unlocking opportunities to deliver greater value through partnerships that leverage our advanced advertising and data capabilities.


- MTV achieved its first double-digit ratings increase in more than six years, driven by primetime viewership of new shows including Siesta Key - the #1 original cable series in its timeslot. Moving into fiscal 2018, the multiplatform reboot of TRL drove a 21% increase in total views of MTV's digital and social content, while consistently ranking as a Top 10 Most Social Show across broadcast and cable.

- Anchored by signature scripted series including the #1 primetime cable comedy of 2017 - South Park - and a rebuilt late-night slate that now boasts TV's #1 late night talk show with millennials - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Comedy Central continued its turnaround, growing ratings in its key demo for the first time since fiscal 2014.

- Viacom International Media Networks continued to deliver strong top-line growth, with year-over-year revenues up 24% and 12% in the quarter and full year, respectively. Ratings across the VIMN portfolio grew 4% in the quarter, driven by the strong performances of Paramount Channel, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Channel 5.

FILMED ENTERTAINMENT

Quarterly revenues improved 2% to $789 million, driven by growth in licensing revenues partially offset by lower theatrical revenues. Domestic revenues fell 11% to $317 million in the quarter, while international revenues increased 13% to $472 million.

Theatrical revenues decreased 43% to $115 million, primarily due to a comparison with the strong performance of Star Trek Beyond in the prior year quarter. Domestic theatrical revenues declined 75% while international theatrical revenues declined 12%.

Licensing revenues grew 30% to $423 million, primarily driven by higher revenues from film licensing arrangements as well as Paramount Television productions. Domestic and international licensing revenues increased 26% and 31%, respectively.

Home entertainment revenues declined 5% to $190 million, principally reflecting lower international home entertainment revenues. Domestic home entertainment revenues increased 3%, while international home entertainment revenues fell 16%.

Ancillary revenues grew 33% to $61 million. Domestic and international ancillary revenues increased 11% and 110%, respectively.

Filmed Entertainment reported an adjusted operating loss of $43 million, an improvement of 69% over the prior year quarter, reflecting lower operating expenses and increased revenues. The adjusted operating loss includes the impact of a previously disclosed $59 million expense related to the termination of a slate financing agreement.

Full year revenues grew 24% to $3.29 billion, reflecting increases across all segment revenue streams.

Theatrical revenues increased 34% to $808 million, principally driven by the strong international performance of Transformers: The Last Knight. International theatrical revenues grew 86%, while domestic theatrical revenues declined 9%.

Licensing revenues grew 20% to $1.32 billion, primarily driven by Paramount Television productions, including Shooter, 13 Reasons Why and Berlin Station. Domestic and international licensing revenues increased 32% and 13%, respectively.

Home entertainment revenues improved 8% to $849 million, principally reflecting higher Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows carryover revenues, as well as catalog distribution revenues. Domestic and international home entertainment revenues increased 11% and 3%, respectively.

Ancillary revenues increased 82% to $317 million. Domestic ancillary revenues grew 89%, driven by the sale of a partial copyright interest in certain films released during the first half of the year in connection with a slate financing agreement, while international ancillary revenues increased 59%.

Filmed Entertainment reported an adjusted operating loss of $280 million, an improvement of 37% that reflects the increases in revenues partially offset by higher operating expenses including the impact of an expense related to the termination of a slate financing agreement.

Performance highlights:

- Paramount Television continued its significant growth, more than tripling its revenues in the fiscal year through breakout releases including Shooter, 13 Reasons Why and Berlin Station - all of which were renewed for second seasons.

- Paramount continued to execute on its strategic plan by rebuilding the slate, refining its management team and stabilizing costs.

- Notable feature film releases in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 include Daddy's Home 2, a follow-up to the successful 2015 release; and Alexander Payne's Downsizing.

BALANCE SHEET AND LIQUIDITY

In the quarter, the Company continued to implement its plan to strengthen its balance sheet, including executing on the sale of a non-core asset. At September 30, 2017, total debt outstanding was $11.12 billion. The Company has reduced debt by approximately $2 billion, or 15%, since announcing its plan to de-lever its balance sheet on February 9, 2017.

The Company’s cash balance was $1.39 billion at September 30, 2017, an increase from $379 million at September 30, 2016. During the year, net cash provided by operating activities increased $300 million, or 22%, to $1.67 billion, free cash flow increased $278 million, or 23% to $1.48 billion and operating free cash flow increased $311 million, or 26%, to $1.51 billion.

About Viacom

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling entertainment content - including television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, podcasts, live events and social media experiences - for audiences in more than 180 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Spike (to be rebranded as Paramount Network in the U.S.), VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina), Colors (India) and Paramount Channel, reach approximately 4.3 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Paramount Television develops, finances and produces original programming for television and digital platforms.

For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Viacom may also use social media channels to communicate with its investors and the public about the company, its brands and other matters, and those communications could be deemed to be material information. Investors and others are encouraged to review posts on Viacom’s company blog (blog.viacom.com), Twitter feed (twitter.com/viacom) and Facebook page (facebook.com/viacom).

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains both historical and forward-looking statements. All statements that are not statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations concerning future results, objectives, plans and goals, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are difficult to predict and which may cause future results, performance or achievements to differ. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others: the public acceptance of our brands, programs, motion pictures and other entertainment content on the various platforms on which they are distributed; technological developments, alternative content offerings and their effects in our markets and on consumer behavior; the potential for loss of carriage or other reduction in the distribution of our content; significant changes in our senior leadership and the ability of our recently-announced strategic initiatives to achieve their operating objectives; economic fluctuations in advertising and retail markets, and economic conditions generally; evolving cybersecurity and similar risks; the impact of piracy; increased costs for programming, motion pictures and other rights; the loss of key talent; competition for content, audiences, advertising and distribution; fluctuations in our results due to the timing, mix, number and availability of our motion pictures and other programming; other domestic and global economic, political, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting our businesses generally; changes in the Federal communications or other laws and regulations; and other factors described in our news releases and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K and reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements included in this document are made only as of the date of this document, and we do not have any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. If applicable, reconciliations for any non-GAAP financial information contained in this news release are included in this news release or available on the Viacom website at http://www.viacom.com.

You can read Viacom's press release featuring the company's Fourth Quarter and Full Year Growth report in full, including tables of Viacom's statements and balance sheets, here on BusinessWire.com.

Viacom's Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call can be listened to on the company's official Investor Relations website. Additionally, a transcript of the conference call is available to read on Seeking Alpha.

Flip through the deck below to check out Viacom's Q4 2017 highlights!: