News Corp. and Haim Saban Reach Agreement to Sell Fox Family Worldwide to Disney for $5.3 Billion

via press release: News Corp. and Haim Saban Reach Agreement to Sell Fox Family Worldwide to Disney for $5.3 Billion 23 July 2001 LOS ANGELES – July 23, 2001 – News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS/A; ASX: NCP, NCPDP) and Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Family Worldwide Inc., announced today that they …

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Nick’s TEENick Programming Block Launches March 4

Nickelodeon will launch a new Sunday-night destination created and designed for its tween viewership (kids 9-14) with TEENick [Teen Nick], a special two-and-one-half-hour programming block with music and interactive elements, beginning Sunday, March 4, at 6 p.m. (all times ET/PT).

Macy Gray to Sing “As Told By Ginger” Theme

Tapped by Nickelodeon, Grammy Award nominee Macy Gray tries out a new musical genre, TV theme songs, lending her distinctive voice to the music of the
popular animated children’s series “As Told By Ginger”.

“Invader ZIM” Premieres Friday, March 30 on Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon’s first animated science-fiction fantasy series, Invader ZIM premieres Friday, March 30, 2001 at 9:00PM (ET/PT). From the inventive mind of comic book creator Jhonen Vasquez, and co-executive produced by animation veteran Mary Harrington, the series focuses on a paranoid alien named ZIM from planet Irk who believes he is at the forefront of a sinister plan of galactic conquest.

Interactive Nick and Nick.com Game “BubbleCast” Launches February 5

Nickelodeon and Nick.com create the first interactive TV/online game experience for kids when BubbleCast debuts February 5, 2001. BubbleCast is the first online game designed for kids to play on their computers as they watch Nickelodeon TV shows. Available exclusively at Nick.com, BubbleCast will premiere on-air and online during Rugrats at 4 p.m. (ET/PT), which airs weekdays within the network’s popular afternoon programming block, Slime Time Live.

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