Posts Tagged ‘Nick’

Nick joins hands with DQ Entertainment for animation production

August 10, 2010

India based animation firm DQ Entertainment Limited and kids’ entertainment channel Nickelodeon have indulged into a strategic partnership for the production of local animation content.

The partnership will soon produce an animated series ‘Keymon Ache’ for Indian kids in high definition format. The series will constitute 26 half hour episodes. The series is expected to be completed by middle of 2011. Under the agreement, DQE will execute the production for global distribution and licensing whereas, Nick will handle the content front.

Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Nick India commented, “We are very happy to partner with DQE. This is a unique partnership between a broadcaster and a production house; and together we hope to create endearing characters and a show that promises to capture the hearts of our young viewers.”

Tapaas Chakravarti, Chairman and CEO of DQ Entertainment said, “The kids’ entertainment space in India has tremendous untapped potential and we are delighted to be partnering with Viacom18-Nickelodeon on this unique and fun filled series. This project has the potential to extend beyond Indian TV audiences as we target multiple media and distribution platforms and engage with children globally. We hope to have many more such interesting concepts from Nickelodeon to offer to viewers in the future.”

Nick India will offer this series in South Asian region. DQE on the other hand will possess rights of property for the rest of the world.

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Nick India to acquire revamping

June 26, 2010

Nick India, the popular kids’ entertainment channel is all set to acquire new logo and appearance on June 25th. The new move is for the realigning and for keeping in pace with its international network. The new logo will represent the channel as a whole identity on global platform.

The channel is also going to operate with a new motto of ‘Kids first and then family audience’ rather than the old tag line ‘Kids only’.

According to Steve Grieder (Senior VP, Nickelodeon International), “Globally the change got initiated in fall last year and we finished up with the entire transition across America, Europe and Asia. India is the last major market that will undergo this makeover.”

The channel will focus on content emphasising particularly the entertainment needs of girls and boys rather than telecasting twin appeal programmes. These programmes will cater to the entertainment requirements of whole family. The channel is now concentrating on Gen Y kids of the country with this new attempt of acquiring new appearance and content.

Said Nick India senior VP and GM Nina Elavia Jaipuria, “On the programming front, Nick will launch Artzooka, an art and craft show, on 27 June. The show will be telecast every Sunday at 10 am and every Saturday and Sunday at 5 pm. Complimenting the football season, the channel will also launch Dreamkix, a football-based show, in July. It will run from Monday-Friday at 6 pm”.

“Over the last two years, we’ve been the fastest growing brand in the kid’s entertainment space. With innovative, pioneering initiatives across platforms, we aim to further dominate our leadership and widen the gap with other players in this space,” said Jaipuria.

Nickelodeon launches interactive sitcom for kids

February 1, 2008

Nickelodeon is to bring its interactive sitcom iCarly to UK children this March.

The comedy follows 13-year-old Carly and her friends as they host their own online TV show about their adventures.

Viewers can then go to Nick.co.uk to upload their own content, play games and watch clips.

From spring, UK viewers will be able to upload content that will then be incorporated into the script of iCarly.

The show began last September in the US, with up to 13m viewers over its premier weekend.

Nickelodeon UK MD Howard Litton said, “We’re very proud and excited to be introducing iCarly to the UK audiences, the show has a superb production and talent line-up, combined with a very strong plot.”

TheOneAlliance adds TV Today to its bouquet

December 4, 2007

TV Today Network has entered into a strategic tie up with TheOneAlliance, a joint venture between SET India and Discovery Communications India to distribute its channels – Aaj Tak, Headlines Today and Tez.

TV Today is a leading news network and has made significant inroads in the International market by launching in US, UK and Continental Europe. With an eye on the future, the network has decided to tap into the domestic subscription market.

G Krishnan, CEO TV Today said, “This is a key development and I am glad we are going to be a part of the One Alliance bouquet. I firmly believe that as a network if we continue to provide compelling content, the viewers will be willing to pay for the channels. I am certain that subscription revenue is going to gather significant momentum in time to come.”

Gurjeev Singh Kapoor, head of SET Discovery said, “SET Discovery has always been keen on partnering with the best channels in every genre so as to provide our viewers a wider choice. It gives us pleasure to have 3 channels from TV Today: Aaj Tak – being the No.1 Hindi News channel, Headlines Today and Tez in TheOneAlliance Bouquet. These channels from the TV Today group would further strengthen TheOneAlliance Bouquet.”

The other channels in TheOneAlliance include Sony Entertainment Television, Max, Sab TV, PIX, AXN, Animax, Discovery, Discovery Travel & Living, MTV, Animal Planet, NDTV 24X7, NDTV India, NDTV Profit, Nick, Ten Sports and VH1.