Nickelodeon Launches Nick Jr. App Featuring Hit Preschool Content, Interactive Educational Activities, and TV Everywhere
New Preschool App Follows Net’s Successful Launches of Top-Ranking, Curriculum-Driven Titles including PAW Patrol Rescue Run and Wallykazam! Letter and Word Magic
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Following the tremendous success of the Emmy Award-winning Nick App, which launched in 2013 and has already had 11 million downloads globally, Nickelodeon announced the launch of the Nick Jr. App, a new branded platform that allows kids to interact with and learn from their favorite Nickelodeon preschool characters anytime and anywhere. The app is initially available for iPad.
Designed specifically with preschoolers in mind, the Nick Jr. App features a grid-style interface and moveable tile layout that allows for easy exploration and fun discovery. The app offers a variety of educational activities, alphabet buttons that trigger pop-up surprises, live simulcast streaming of the Nick Jr. channel and on-demand episodes via TV Everywhere authentication through participating TV providers, plus over 100 pieces of short-form content including curriculum moments, music videos, funny mashups, and exclusive first looks. Throughout the app experience, kids will engage with characters from the net’s top-rated preschool series such as PAW Patrol, Dora and Friends: Into the City! and Wallykazam!, while boosting their STEM, reading, motor and problem-solving skills. Read more…
VH1 ROCK DOCS HEADS TO THE SOUTH FOR ‘ATL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ATLANTA’S RISE IN THE RAP GAME’ PREMIERING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 AT 10PM ET/PT
VH1 ROCK DOCS TAKES YOU DOWN SOUTH FOR
“ATL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ATLANTA’S RISE IN THE RAP GAME” PREMIERING
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 AT 10PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY-AUGUST 14, 2014–VH1’s award-winning “Rock Doc” franchise takes you down to the dirty south with the premiere of “ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game” on Tuesday, September 2 at 10PM ET/PT. The 90-minute documentary investigates the rich, complex untold story of Atlanta’s fascinating rise to the top of the rap industry, which created a major force within American music. The film chronicles the decisions of the city’s forefathers in post-civil rights Atlanta as they created an environment for African-American arts and culture to thrive, which set the scene for a local hip-hop scene to emerge.
VH1 LOVE & HIP HOP: MUSIC FROM THE SERIES SET FOR AUGUST 19th RELEASE ON DEF JAM RECORDINGS!
DEF JAM ARTISTS IGGY AZALEA, COMMON AND BET’s NEWLY CROWNED BEST NEW ARTIST AUGUST ALSINA HEADLINE URBAN SOUNDTRACK ROSTER THAT INCLUDES EMELI SANDÉ, TREY SONGZ, AND OTHERS!
AUGUST ALSINA’s “NO LOVE” LAUNCHES TO RADIO JULY 14th
(July 14, 2014 – New York, NY) Def Jam artists Iggy Azalea, Common and August Alsina headline the all-star musical roster inspired by the hit franchise Love & Hip Hop. VH1 LOVE & HIP HOP: MUSIC FROM THE SERIES, is available everywhere on August 19th, one day after the climactic season three finale of the series airing Monday night. The lead single from the soundtrack, August Alsina’s “No Love,” launches to radio on July 14th.
VH1 AND PALLADIA RETURN TO SIMULCAST THE 2014 PHILLY 4th OF JULY JAM WITH THE ROOTS, NICK MINAJ AND MORE
VH1 AND PALLADIA RETURN TO SIMULCAST THE 2014 PHILLY 4th OF JULY JAM
VH1.COM AND VH1 APP TO STREAM LIVE
Featuring The Roots and Special Guests Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Aloe Blacc
New York, NY- May 5, 2014 –VH1 and Palladia are celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and four-time Grammy award-winning band, The Roots for the fourth annual Philly 4th of July Jam. Kicking off in the City of Brotherly Love, The Philly 4th of July Jam, a signature event of the Wawa Welcome America! festival, will be simulcast on VH1 and Palladia on Friday, July 4 from 8-11PM ET and live streamed on PhillyJam.VH1.com and the VH1 App. Hometown favorites The Roots, will perform and serve as the house band with this year’s lineup, including: Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Aloe Blacc. Capping off the musical event, the evening will include a spectacular fireworks display over the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art.
BET Networks today announced the launch of its first ever brand app: BET NOW. Beginning today, fans can download the new app for free on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. BET NOW is currently available in the App store or Google Play Store.
“Apps are an increasingly important part of the mobile eco-system given the ubiquity of smart phones, the ability to have a direct connection to our consumers, and the growing rate of video consumption on these devices.”
“With BET NOW, users are one download away from consuming some of their favorite BET shows on their tablets and phones” said Brandon Lucas, Vice President and General Manager of BET Mobile. “Apps are an increasingly important part of the mobile eco-system given the ubiquity of smart phones, the ability to have a direct connection to our consumers, and the growing rate of video consumption on these devices.” Read more…
CARTMAN INFILTRATES THE NSA
ON THE 17TH SEASON PREMIERE OF “SOUTH PARK” ON
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRALâ
All-New Season 17 Episodes Available in HD Exclusively on XBOX Live, iTunes, Sony
Entertainment Network, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and Samsung Media Hub
New Episodes Also Available on SouthParkStudios.com
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Who: Tola Lawal
What: BET/ SixOne7Creative
Why: Tola Lawal, native New Yorker and graduate of Pace University has the breadth and depth of experience of professionals twice her age. Having worked for media giant Viacom subsidiaries MTV and BET, and hip hop mogul Sean “P.Diddy” Combs’ wildly successful Blue Flame Agency, Tola has had the opportunity to create and lead successful public relations, traditional and digital marketing campaigns that have transformed brands into national media hallmarks. One of her remarkable accomplishments includes successfully launching the Digital Ambassador program while at the Blue Flame Agency, which increased the digital conversation surrounding the Cîroc Ultra Premium Vodka, and the Diddy Dirty Money “Last Train to Paris” album.
In addition, Tola has led her own SixOne7Creative imprint to secure a respectable client portfolio that includes Carol’s Daughter, VH1, Reality Star Tami Roman, Ryan Leslie, Super Producers The Olympics, Columbia Pictures and a bevy of other known brands. With a specialization in strategic marketing for youth, influencer and super-mom consumers, Tola’s work has truly shaped how firms market products to a younger generation of consumer. Read more…
COMEDY CENTRAL Wins Five Primetime Emmy Awards; “The Colbert Report” Wins First Award For “Outstanding Variety Series”
COMEDY CENTRAL® WINS FIVE PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS FOR “THE COLBERT REPORT,” “SOUTH PARK,” “THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART,” AND comedycentral.com’s “NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AMERICA COMES TOGETHER FOR AUTISM PROGRAMS”
“The Colbert Report” Scores Its First Emmy Win for “Outstanding Variety Series”
“The Colbert Report” Also Earns an Emmy in the “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series” Category
Five-Time Emmy-Winner “South Park” Garners a Win for “Outstanding Animated Program”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Wins in the Picture Editing Category
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THE MANY FACES OF “KEY & PEELE” RETURN FOR THIRD SEASON NEW SEASON PREMIERES ON COMEDY CENTRAL® WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
Guest Stars Include James Callis, Andrew Daly, David Giuntoli, Gabriel Iglesias, Colin Hanks
Natasha Leggero, Jack McBrayer, Metta World Peace, Jason Schwartzman,
Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Freddie Wong
Sketches Include Substitute Teacher, East-West Bowl Name Derby II, Obama’s Stance on Drone Strikes
and Metta World Peace Delivers the News
Hit Obama/Luther Web Originals Return to cc.com and COMEDY CENTRAL YouTube Channel
NEW YORK, August 15, 2013 – COMEDY CENTRAL is bringing back the sketch-comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele for a third season of the hit series “Key & Peele,” airing Wednesday, September 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT with 13 new episodes, following “South Park.” In the new season “Key & Peele” once again offers up a hilarious look at the world utilizing the stars’ lively chemistry and smart observations. Several classic characters from the first two seasons, including Hingle McCringleberry and Ozamataz Buckshank; Karim and Jahar; Wendell and Mr. Garvey, will return along with new, entertaining personalities guaranteed to make you laugh. Fans can also tune in September 11 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT for a special episode filmed in their Hollywood production offices, as Key and Peele look back at some of the fan’s favorite sketches from past seasons. In addition, viewers will get a sneak peek at season three. “Key & Peele” received its first Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Make-up for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic). Read more…
“DL Hughley: The Endangered List” has been honored with the George Foster Peabody Award in the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards competition, it was announced.
In announcing the winning programs, the Peabody committee said of the series, “In this provocative satirical documentary, the comedian goes on a crusade to get American black men the same EPA protections afforded snail darters.”
DL Hughley brings comedy to social commentary with his original one-hour social experiment, “DL Hughley: The Endangered List.” Despite promises of a post-racial America in the age of Obama, things have not improved for African-Americans. In this satirical documentary special, Hughley sets out to try to add “the black man” to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Endangered Species list. He travels across the nation gathering evidence and interviewing experts on race, religion, and politics in a quest to save his people. Throughout his journey, interspersed with segments from an all-new stand-up set, Hughley recruits a group of white sorority girls for support, challenges an anti-gay preacher, and even tries to see eye to eye with a Neo-Nazi. Read more…
– VH1 delves into the unlikely love story of double platinum selling rapper Jayceon Taylor better known as “The Game,” and his straightlaced school teacher fiancé Tiffney Cambridge as they prepare to walk down the aisle in “Marrying The Game,” premiering on Monday, November 19 at 9:30PM*.
It was anything but love at first sight when Tiffney Cambridge first met Jayceon Taylor. Tiffney, the 5th grade history teacher took to Jayceon, but wanted nothing to do with his alter ego, the young rapper known as The Game. Despite her reservations, love blossomed and after eight years and two children, King Justice (5 years old) and Cali Dream (1 year old), Tiffney agreed to marry him. Life is complicated enough for Tiffney as she juggles to balance her career, family, friends, and most of all, being in love with two men: Jayceon Taylor, and the rapper The Game. Read more…
Music World Gospel entered into an exclusive recording agreement with BET Networks and its premiere brand, Sunday Best, the award-winning weekly gospel music competition program. The agreement will include the release of debut albums for the show’s third and fourth season winners and other music and entertainment product releases featuring “best of” compilations and a variety of specialty brand projects. Sunday Best season four premiered Sunday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The first release scheduled under the new agreement is Sunday Best’s third season winner, Le’Andria Johnson. Her debut project, The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson will be released on September 6, 2011. Le’Andria’s new single, “Jesus,” produced by GRAMMY® Award winner Chuck Harmony (Rihanna, Fantasia, Chrisette Michele), will impact radio on July 25. Read more…
After three amazing seasons of heartfelt praise and tough competition SUNDAY BEST returns on Sunday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m.* in a special two-hour premiere dedicated to the mesmerizing and sometimes hilarious auditions. Hosted by gospel legend Kirk Franklin with returning judges, multi-award winning siblings Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary and gospel recording artist Pastor Donnie McClurkin, SUNDAY BEST sets out to find America’s next great gospel singer. Musical powerhouse, Kim Burrell also returns as celebrity mentor.
Fans can expect to be blown away by performances as this season’s hopefuls venture from the auditions to the main stage. In the premiere episodes, thousands of contestants make their way to audition stops in Dallas, Los Angeles and Atlanta, but only 20 are selected to compete in Atlanta. Many are called but only one will be crowned winner of this season’s SUNDAY BEST. In addition to the coveted title of SUNDAY BEST, the winner of season four will receive a national recording contract, a cash prize and a brand new 2011 Ford Explorer. Read more…
The many faces of Nick Kroll and the dynamic duo of Key and Peele will be joining the COMEDY CENTRAL line-up in 2012. The all-comedy network has given pick-up orders to two new, original series, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production. The series pick-ups include: “The Nick Show Kroll,” featuring the comic brilliance of Nick Kroll (“The League,” “Children’s Hospital”); and an untitled sketch-comedy series starring “MADtv” alum Keegan-Michael Key (“Just Go with It,” “Gary Unmarried”) and Jordan Peele (“Little Fockers”).
“I haven’t seen either pilot yet, but I think so highly of the talent involved, I can’t imagine the shows won’t be great,” said Alterman. Read more…
By Dr. Boyce
I just spent the week in New Orleans, the powerbase for one of the most talented, powerful and destructive forces in the history of music: Lil Wayne. I’ve admittedly bopped my head to the tunes of Lil Wayne in the past, feeling the same guilt that any man might feel if he were to enjoy a crack pipe or shot of heroin, knowing how these drugs destroy families, individuals and communities. In other words, I consider myself to be a hip-hop insider, and I simply hate the idea of being labeled as a hater. But as a father and black man who has seen too much death and devastation in my family and so many others, I had to say that “enough is enough,” leading me to candidly discuss my decision to walk away from certain styles of hip-hop music. Read more…