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MEDIA RELEASE, SYDNEY, Wednesday September 4, 2019 – These school holidays, Nickelodeons’ SpongeBob SquarePants will be popping-up on Foxtel with his very own dedicated channel as part of the iconic TV character’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

Kids, and big kids at heart, can watch their favourite yellow sponge 24/7 from Saturday, September 21, until Tuesday, October 8. The 18-day mega marathon will air 11 seasons, 240 episodes and more than 432 hours of the laugh-out-loud, globally-acclaimed series.

This activity will mark the first time the subscription TV provider, Foxtel, has produced a dedicated Kid’s TV pop-up channel which will be available to all residential subscribers.

Get your SpongeBob fix on Foxtel, channel 702, from Saturday, September 21 to Tuesday, October 8.

Nickelodeon will still air regular programming on Foxtel, channel 701 (Nickelodeon) and 703 (Nick Jr.) during this period. The Pop-Up channel will be accessible to all Foxtel residential subscribers.

About SpongeBob SquarePants
Deep down in the city of Bikini Bottom lives a square yellow sea sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants. Living in a pineapple with his pet snail Gary, SpongeBob loves his job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab and has a knack for getting into trouble without really trying. When he’s not getting on his cranky neighbour Squidward’s nerves, SpongeBob is usually smack in the middle of a strange situation with his best starfish buddy, Patrick Star.

Nickelodeon is commemorating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants with a 12 month tribute to one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created. The series, created by Stephen Hillenburg, launched July 17, 1999, and has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants is currently seen in 208 countries and translated into more than 55 languages.

Want more SpongeBob?
Stream a raft of SpongeBob SquarePants specials and episodes ready to watch On Demand brought to you by Foxtel and Nickelodeon. Episodes currently available and throughout the September school holidays include a sponge-tastic, birthday-themed hour-long special, SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout, a deep dive into Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with the locally produced SpongeBob’s Reef Adventures, a Frank the Fish mystery episode, Bikini Bottom Mysteries – There’s Something Fishy About Frank, and a look at the spin-off series, The Patrick Show, and many more. All these shows are available to stream for Foxtel Kids subscribers with all titles available On Demand via internet connected iQ3 and iQ4 boxes, on devices with Foxtel Go, and via Foxtel Now.