Nickelodeon Picks Up U.S. Rights to ‘Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks’

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PARIS — Nickelodeon has snatched up U.S. rights to the first two seasons of the CG-animated reboot series “Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks.”

Delivered by Bagdasarian Productions and OuiDO! Productions, the series — comprising 104 episodes of 11 minutes each — is penned and directed by Janice Karman. Sales outfit PGS Entertainment handles worldwide rights outside France, where the series was acquired by M6.

Karman and her husband, Ross Bagdasarian, who own the franchise, also provided the voices and produced the series as well as the previous 1980s hit TV series and the three “Chipmunks” movies. Bagdasarian, Karman, Sandrine Nguyen, Boris Hertzog are exec producing.

“Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks” has been airing on Nickelodeon’s international channels since April and has topped ratings across 20 markets since its launch.

“I’m thrilled with the shows that Janice has created and excited to share them with our fans in the U.S.,” Bagdasarian said.

“Nickelodeon…

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Presenting The Tactical Cam!

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will bring back its “Tactical Cam” for the 2015-16 Premier League season. The “Tactical Cam” is a high-sideline camera meant to show all 22 players on the pitch at the same time, enabling fans to see formations and evaluate each team’s attacking and defending tactics as the game progresses.

The “Tactical Cam” will be available in both the NBC Sports Live Extra desktop and mobile & tablet presentations of the game. This second screen application can be viewed in a Picture-in-Picture presentation on desktop where the user has the option of utilizing the “Tactical Cam” as a pop-up in the main screen while following the main coverage in a smaller viewing window. On a mobile device or tablet, “Tactical Cam” can be viewed as a separate stream to complement the traditional broadcast view.

via NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA OFFERS ‘TACTICAL CAM’ & INTERACTIVE FEATURES FOR NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON | NBC Sports Pressbox.

NBCUNIVERSAL CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OUT FROM 2016 RIO OLYMPICS ON AUGUST 5

Originally posted on NBC Sports Pressbox:

Company-Wide “Road Block” of 60-Second Olympic Promotional Announcement to Air across 18 NBCU TV Networks This Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT

50+ NBCU Websites to Stream Promo, Display Banner Ads or Produce Olympic Editorial Content

TODAY and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Correspondents Will Report Live from Rio

Stamford, Conn. – August 3, 2015 – This Wednesday, August 5, marks one year out from the start of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. NBCUniversal will celebrate the occasion with a host of promotional and editorial initiatives that span the company’s unprecedented portfolio of broadcast, cable, digital, regional, local, radio, and theme park assets.

“This will be the most extensive one-year-out marketing effort ever for an Olympic Games,” said John Miller, CMO, NBC Sports Group, and Chair, NBCUniversal Marketing Council. “We will use NBCUniversal’s far-reaching media platforms on August 5 to light the torch…

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Blogging 101: Here I Am!

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Hi! I’m Ron. (But you can call me Joe if you want.) Here’s what I do on this blog, if you hadn’t already figured it out by looking it:

  • Reblogs of posts from other blogs that I think are cool
  • Photo challenge submissions

I admit that’s not a great amount of variety, but it works for me. :D

While you’re here, check out my Tumblr!

Well… that’s about it. Thanks for stopping by! :D

NOTES AND QUOTES FROM NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE COVERAGE FROM POCONO RACEWAY ON NBCSN

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Race winner Matt Kenseth to Dave Burns on outlasting the field: “I never thought I would ever win at Pocono, and I never ever thought I would win a fuel mileage race. We did both today.”

Kyle Busch to Mike Massaro on his first loss in four races: “Man that is a bummer…We went for broke today and came up a little bit short.”

Steve Letarte on fuel strategy: “We talk about pit strategy and fuel strategy. It is not always clear who is going to be the winner. A lot can happen in two and a half miles.”

Jeff Burton on Kyle Busch’s run for a win: “When you have been winning races, and you have a shot to win it, you don’t want to give that up.”

Long Pond, Pa. – August 2, 2015 – NBCSN presented NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing from Pocono Raceway this afternoon. Inside the…

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NOTES AND QUOTES FROM NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES PRE-RACE COVERAGE FROM POCONO RACEWAY ON NBCSN

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Kyle Busch to Dave Burns on his strategy before the green flag: “Let’s see if we can keep our pole spot and stay up front a majority of the race.”

Kyle Petty on winner predictions before the green flag: “Even though Kyle Busch has to be the favorite. I think we are going to see somebody slide in here and take this one away from him.”

Steve Letarte on Jeff Gordon’s 46th start at Pocono Raceway: “He has won every different way here. He has won here with great cars, he has won here with great strategy, won here on restarts, lost here on restarts. Heck we won here in the rain one time back in 2007. He knows how to win in Pocono.”

Long Pond, Pa. – August 2, 2015 – NBCSN presents NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing from Pocono Raceway this afternoon. Coverage began with NASCAR…

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City on the Rise

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Image Credit & Copyright: Jaxson Pohlman.

This beautiful image by Jaxson Pohlman is art-like in its presentation as the light of the Milky Way galaxy reaches high above the plains; a single tree stands alone as if to over watch the area.

With images like these it’s easy to immerse yourself in the image and allow yourself to take on a sense of feel for what you’re seeing. I can imagine standing here as a light breeze blows through; the tree wavering lightly, almost dancing with the long grass. It’s clear at the moment but the smell of moisture in the wind foretells much needed rain is in the forecast.

If you look near the core of the Milky Way, just above and right of the tree actually. Can you find the Dark Horse?

Thanks to Jaxson for sharing this image and be sure to check out more of his…

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NORWICH CITY CLUB PROFILE | NBC Sports Pressbox

First match: Norwich City v. Crystal Palace, Sat., August 8, 10 a.m. ET

Norwich City earned promotion by winning the Championship Playoff Final 2-0 against Middlesbrough, just one year after being relegated from the Premier League. Credit for the Canaries’ late-season success has been given to manager Alex Neil, who was virtually unknown when he was hired in January. The 34-year-old was previously serving as a player-manager of a Scottish Premier League team, but since joining English football he has earned a reputation for his meticulous planning and approach. More than two-thirds of the current team have Premier League experience, many with Norwich just two seasons ago.

One of the Premier League’s 22 founding members in 1992, Norwich City have spent most of the last 23 years between the top two tiers of English football (the exception was one season spent in the third tier in 2009-10). The Canaries are now entering their 25th top-division season overall, which is notable given that the club did not first earn a spot in the top flight until 1972, 70 years after they were founded. The only major trophy ever won by the club is the League Cup, which they have lifted twice (1962, 1985).

In their eye-catching “canary yellow” and green kits, Norwich have played home matches at Carrow Road, by the banks of the River Umber in east England, since 1935. At the time of the club’s founding, the area had been known for canary breeding ever since the bird was brought to the city by Dutch weavers in the 16th century, and the nickname “the Canaries” was adopted.

via 7 DAYS UNTIL NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON KICKS OFF ON THE NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL – NORWICH CITY CLUB PROFILE | NBC Sports Pressbox.