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Tidy your room! It could be on TV...

11 August 2004

Tidy your room! It could be on TV...

Every kid wants to be on TV. But from your own room?

If you're aged between seven and 14, here's your big chance to present your own TV show from your very own bedroom.

The Nickelodeon channel is launching New Zealand's first-ever Nick Takes Over Your Room competition.

Nickelodeon is looking for two kids' rooms to take over and turn into television studios - with the rooms' residents as hosts.

The winning duo will show hundreds of thousands of viewers in 13 countries throughout the Asia Pacific region how great we are in front of the TV cameras.

Nickelodeon's vice president, marketing and communications, Lucy Young, says the presenters will be able to guide viewers through their rooms, point out favourite posters, introduce friends and family, play some games and generally show off their 'space'.

"It's part of our kids first approach, involving children in the creative process and making them feel respected, listened to, appreciated and important.

"It's heaps of fun. If you think your room's got what it takes, send us a photo of you in it and tell us in less than 100 words why Nickelodeon should take it over," Ms Young says.

The two-hour show will be screened during September on Nickelodeon (SKY digital channel 42).

SKY TV's Manager of Entertainment Programming, John Cowsill, says the network is delighted to connect with Kiwi kids, bringing them creative and humorous entertainment in conjunction with the Nickelodeon channel.

There are two grand prizes in the promotion. As well as hosting their own show on Nickelodeon, the two winners each get $1,000 worth of furniture or decoration for their rooms plus a hamper of prizes from Nickelodeon and Hasbro.

* Kids can enter online at www.nicksplat.com

About Nickelodeon:

Nickelodeon Asia Pacific, the leading entertainment brand dedicated exclusively to kids is seen in more than 100 million households with 24-hour channels and programming blocks in India, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Korea and China. Internationally, Nickelodeon's portfolio of branded businesses also includes Web sites and Nickelodeon Movies, as well as global sales and licensing of Nickelodeon programme franchises, which extend the brand's cumulative reach to 471 million households and 161 territories globally. Nickelodeon is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc.

About SKY Television

SKY Television, with more than 1.6 million viewers, is in more than 40% (552,000) of New Zealand homes. The latest digital technology offers SKY subscribers more than 70 top quality entertainment channels including live sport, movies, news, documentaries, dramas, all the nationwide free-to-air channels, key radio stations, music channels and interactive services. SKY broadcasts on two networks; UHF and Satellite, and as one of New Zealand's pre-eminent media companies, is the market leader in providing viewers with new and innovative television services. The Nickelodeon channel can be found on Channel 42 on the SKY TV digital network.

About Hasbro

Hasbro is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.

ENDS


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