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Nickelodeon spotlights Ukraine through Nick News

The broadcaster is using its revamped kids news program to showcase young humanitarians who are helping others on the ground in Lviv and Georgia.
April 22, 2022

Nickelodeon is focusing on Ukranian kids trying to make a difference in a new episode of its Nick News series pegged for a linear TV launch on April 28.

CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers (pictured) hosts the 30-minute segment, which tracks kids sheltering in Lviv and introduces a seven-year-old farmer in Georgia who is growing food to help her community.

The episode also sees Nick star Gabrielle Nevaeh Green (That Girl Lay Lay) go to New York to cover a Girl Scout troop offering support to kids living in the city’s shelter system, highlighting how kids in the US are helping each other domestically as well.

Nickelodeon brought back its signature news show for kids in 2020 after a five-year hiatus in order to address the experiences of Black children across the US following George Floyd’s death and the activism it triggered. The program has since become the channel’s go-to tool for tackling other serious topics such as climate change, which it covered in a 2021 special.

Earlier this month, Paramount made Ukrainian-language content from Nick and Nick Jr. free across Europe through its ad-supported streamer Pluto TV in order to reach young refugees.

In other Nickelodeon news today, Nick Jr. Italy has picked up Armenian studio Tale Wind’s animated series Turbozaurs in a deal brokered by Mondo TV Group Distribution.

The 78 x seven-minute series, which launched on Youku Kids in China in August 2021, is aimed at preschoolers and revolves around a team of dinos who can transform themselves into machines and use their powers to overcome challenges and help others.

Tale Wind is now managing global distribution for the show in all regions other than Italy. (Sales and marketing rights in Russia and other European territories were previously assigned to Moscow-based Caramel & Co.)

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