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NICK JR. AIMS TO GET THE NATION OINKING AS IT CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF PEPPA PIG
- NICK JR. GIVES FANS THE CHANCE TO APPEAR ON THE CHANNEL IN THE RUN UP TO AN OINK-A-THON ON 5-6TH JULY -

London, Wednesday 4th June – Get ready, get set and oink as Nick Jr. gears up for a month of Peppa Pig celebrations. July 5th will mark 10 years since the nation’s favourite pig was first broadcast on Nick Jr. and to commemorate, it is giving fans the chance to join in the fun with the Nick Jr. Peppa Pig’s Oinkestra.

As of this week, fans can upload videos of their own oinks online to join the Nick Jr. Peppa Pig’s Oinkestra at nickjr.co.uk or through the Nick Jr. UK Facebook page to receive a Peppa Pig activity pack. Little oinkers may even see themselves on the channel, oinking along to the much-loved Peppa Pig theme song.

The celebrations will culminate with the ultimate Oink-a-thon, where fans can tune in to watch the Top 20 Peppa Pig episodes, as voted by fans, on the Nick Jr. broadcast anniversary 5-6th July 10:30am-5:00pm.

One of the commissioning broadcasters, Nick Jr. has aired Peppa Pig since July 2004 and the show has reached millions of children across the Nick Jr. network.* The success of the programme was cemented in October 2013, when Nick Jr. 2 became the dedicated Peppa channel - Nick Jr. Peppa - for two months. Astley Baker Davies is currently in production on an anniversary broadcast special scheduled to air on Nick Jr. from November 2014.

Where every day’s an adventure, Nick Jr. is a top-performing commercial pre-school entertainment brand in cable and satellite homes. Launched in 1999 as the world's first channel dedicated to pre-school children, Nick Jr.’s programming includes beloved shows Dora the Explorer, Peppa Pig, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom and Bubble Guppies. Online, clips, games, exclusive activities and downloads are all available at nickjr.co.uk Viewers also have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nick Jr. +1. Nick Jr. is available on Sky 615, Virgin 715, through BT Vision and TalkTalk channel 318.

The Nickelodeon Network is a top-performing commercial kids TV network in the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 14 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

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For more information or images please contact:

Maxine Sackey

Nickelodeon PR Executive

Maxine.sackey@nickelodeon.co.uk

020 3580 3123


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