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The Nickelodeon franchise strengthens its leadership position: Announces game changer plans
08 October, 2015

~ Launches India’s first contemporary high octane action-comedy series SHIVA~

~ Launches NICK HD +;  India’s first HD channel for kids showcasing the BEST OF THE BEST local and international content~

~ Superhit series Oggy & The Cockroaches shifts from NICK to SONIC – The ultimate comic-chase destination ~

National, 30th September 2015: Today kids want nothing but the best and Viacom18’s kids cluster, Nickelodeon India continues to lead the league by innovating and engaging with kids across the country. With innovation in its DNA, Nickelodeon announced its game changer initiatives this season – Launch of the groundbreaking action-comedy series SHIVA on Nickelodeon; launch of a NICK HD+ — India’s first HD Channel in the kids category and a strong growth plan for SONIC.

Announcing the high decibel launches for the quarter, Nina Elavia Jaipuria, EVP & Business Head – Kids Cluster, Viacom18 said, “Nickelodeon has always stayed ahead of the curve with its innovative and engaging initiatives. Keeping kids at the core of everything that we do, endearing characters, path breaking content and pioneering initiatives have scripted Nickelodeon’s leadership and success story. The launch of SHIVA and Nick HD+ are significant milestones in the category and are sure to be game changers, further fortifying our leadership position.”

NICKELODEON’S NEXT MADE IN INDIA SUPER KID “SHIVA”
In the last few years, Nickelodeon has turned the tables by creating path breaking localized content appealing to children in India. After the phenomenal success of Motu Patlu and Pakdam Pakdai the channel is back again with an all new local property for kids. Leading the local content game in the kids’ entertainment space, Nickelodeon is all set to launch its third Made in India animated series – SHIVA. India’s first contemporary high octane action-comedy series. SHIVA is the story of the 9 year old brave, fearless and intelligent boy who stays in Vedas city with his Nana & Nani.  Every story in the show starts with an incident that threatens Vedas City. A true hero, SHIVA along with his amazing gang of friends sets out to save the day with the help some cool gadgets like the super bike developed by him. This Diwali kids will fall in love with the SHIVA – A super-kid with extraordinary talent, intellect and ability.

CATEGORY PIONEER:  INDIA’S FIRST HD CHANNEL IN THE KIDS CATEGORY: NICK HD +
This season, kids are going to be entertained in high definition! In another pioneering initiative in the category, Nickelodeon launches the first ever HD channel in India for kids – Nick HD+. The franchise boasts off some of the most popular local and international kid’s shows.  From evergreen hits like Motu Patlu, Pakdam Pakdai, Ninja Hatori, to Dora the Explorer, Sponge Bob Square pants and Kung Fu, kids can now enjoy the best of the best shows in high definition. The channel will soon be available on all cable and DTH platforms in the country.

SONIC THE NEW COMIC-CHASE DESTINATION WITH OGGY AND THE COCKROACHES
Last but not the least – SONIC is all set to up the entertainment quotient for kids this season. Further fortifying the high decibel SONIC line-up, superhit hit series Oggy & The Cockroaches will now shift from NICK to SONIC.  Offering a double dose of fun and Masti this quarter, Oggy along with Pakdam Pakdai will make SONIC the ultimate comic-chase destination.

With the announcement of its new offerings this season, the Nickelodeon franchise continues to build on its unparalleled leadership story and redefine the kid’s entertainment space in India.

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About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, one of India’s leading kids’ entertainment brand and part of the Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd, is available in over 100 million households in the country. The Nickelodeon cluster in India boasts of a bouquet of differentiated channels that cater to kids from tots to teens – Nick, Sonic and Nickelodeon (with 2 programming blocks i.e. Nick Jr./ Teen Nick). Nick Jr. (www.nickjrindia.com), which is ‘the smart place to play” believes that ‘education’ and ‘entertainment’ go hand-in-hand and is aimed at young parents and pre-schoolers. Internationally acclaimed shows like Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies, Wonder Pets, Team Umizoomi and Go Diego Go foster motor, memory, maths and language development in a child. The Nickelodeon channel also caters to teenagers in the latter half of the day with the Teen Nick block which showcases international sitcoms such as ICarly, Victorious and Drake and Josh. The Nickelodeon cluster has an ecosystem that extends beyond television into Consumer Products, on-ground and digital platforms.