Nickelodeon bolsters programming with the launch of global hit ‘The Twisted Timeline of Sammy & Raj’ in India

~ The first collaboration between Nickelodeon India and Nickelodeon International to premiere on Sunday, October 15 at 1pm ~

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October 13, 2023; National: Nickelodeon, India’s No. 1 destination for kids' entertainment, continues to push the envelope and set new benchmarks in the dynamic kids’ category through immersive and relatable storytelling. In line with the network’s commitment to successfully identify white spaces and filling them, Nickelodeon has yet again filled another need gap in the kids’ category. With a robust content library of genre-defining IPs like Motu Patlu, Shiva, Rudra, Pinaki & Happy – The Bhoot Bandhus, Chikoo Aur Bunty, Abhimanyu Ki Alien Family and many more, Nickelodeon is all set to debut its maiden co-production with Nickelodeon International – The Twisted Timeline of Sammy & Raj – in India. Starting October 15th, the new-age comedy will air every Saturday-Sunday at 1pm.

A first-of-its-kind animated series, ‘The Twisted Timeline of Sammy & Raj’ revolves around the escapades of two cousins, Sammy and Raj who possess a unique and mysterious time-altering app. With the extraordinary ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward time itself, Sammy and Raj embark on a series of amusing adventures as they attempt to tackle various issues. However, their well-intentioned efforts often end up causing a delightful blend of uproarious chaos and comedic situations. In each episode, Sammy and Raj encounter fresh and entertaining challenges, all while utilizing their time-altering app to cleverly manoeuvre through the hurdles that come their way.

Speaking on the partnership with Nickelodeon International, Anu Sikka, Head – Creative, Content, and Research, Kids TV Network, Viacom18, said, “The Twisted Timeline of Sammy & Raj is a collaborative testament between Nickelodeon International and us to deliver diverse, inclusive top-quality content for our young audiences. Filled with humour, this story of time travel is a fresh and unparalleled addition to our slate. We are confident that this show will grow to become an instant favourite, reaffirming our commitment to kids and the category.”

Chris Rose, VP of international production and development for Paramount’s Global Kids & Family Group, said, “The Twisted Timeline of Sammy & Raj is the successful result of our partnership with Viacom18. Thanks to an extensive collaboration and strong teamwork, we managed to create a powerful story that explore differences between Eastern and Western sensibilities. The team in India was key to creating the story line and defining the characters for a kids’ show which gives audiences a taste of Indian culture, while capturing universal storylines that appeal to all audiences.”

Supporting the launch of The Twisted Timeline of Sammy & Raj is a robust multi-screen marketing plan across the Nickelodeon franchise, with a strong push on social media and various other digital platforms, games, connected tv, and influencer collaborations. Taking the plan a step forward, is an innovative AR filter which will transport kids in time by altering their appearance and is sure to draw equal attention from kids as well as brands.

Get set for reality-bending adventures with Sammy and Raj in Nickelodeon's 'The Twisted Timeline of Sammy & Raj,' starting October 15th every Saturday-Sunday, at 1pm

About Nickelodeon India:

Nickelodeon India has established itself as a thought leader by being the No 1 franchise in the kid’s category with a household availability in about 120+ million households across 8 languages. The franchise boasts of a bouquet of channels like Nick, Sonic, Nick Jr and Nick HD+ catering to kids across all age groups from Tots to Teens. The franchise today has the largest original content library in the country with over hours of content and plans to add over 200 hours this year. The franchise is a home to the most legendary iconic characters like Happy & Pinaki – The Bhoot Bandhus, Motu Patlu, Rudra, The Golmaal Jr, Pakdam Pakdai and Shiva on Nick and Sonic; and Dora the Explorer, Paw patrol, Peppa pig on Nick Jr and marquee international properties like Loud house, Kung-fu-panda, Avatar, Penguins of Madagascar etc. on Nick HD+. The channel continues to engage and entertain kids across India through large scale experiential formats, consumer product range and with digital and online presence.

About Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd:

Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching the lives of people through its properties on air, online, on ground, in cinemas and merchandise. Its portfolio of 38 channels across general entertainment, movies, sports, youth, music and kid’s genres delights the consumers across the country with its eclectic mix of programming. JioCinema, Viacom18’s OTT platform, is one of India’s leading streaming services and most popular destination for live sports. Viacom18 Studios has successfully produced and distributed iconic Hindi films and clutter-breaking regional films for over 13 years in India.