Nickelodeon (European TV network)

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Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon 2009 logo.svg
The Nickelodeon logo (since January 2010)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaEurope, Middle East and Africa
Programming
Language(s)English
Ownership
OwnerViacomCBS Networks EMEAA
History
Launched1 September 1993

Nickelodeon is a pay television network dedicated to kids. Nickelodeon is widely available throughout Europe as a subscription service or free-to-air service; depending on what region in Europe you are living in. Nickelodeon is seen in 24.2 million households throughout Europe, via channels and blocks.[1]

Nickelodeon is operated by ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA on behalf of its owner ViacomCBS. Nickelodeon first launched in Europe in the United Kingdom in 1993, following this Nickelodeon subsequently launched a pan-European version of the channel and other local Nickelodeon channels.

Pan-European Nickelodeon[edit]

The Pan-European version, known as Nickelodeon airs a selection of programming from Nickelodeon in the USA and local shows from Nickelodeon in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Nickelodeon Europe is a 24-hour pan-regional feed reaching Europe. The channel is primarily available in English with additional soundtracks in Russian, Hungarian, Croatian and Serbian. A total of more than 68  million homes across Europe and Central Asia can view the pan-European version of Nickelodeon. In a number of countries in Europe also host a local version of the channel and/or localized programming blocks. The UK/Ireland version of the network launched their HD simulcast channel on 5 October 2010 over Sky,[2] and it is expected that further launches of HD channels will occur across the continent in the next few years.

Global on-air identity[edit]

In January 2010, Viacom International launched a global on-air identity campaign for its Nickelodeon channels worldwide (except Nickelodeon US, which adopted the new look identity 28 September 2009). The new look on air-identity debuted on France (29 January 2010), UK and Ireland (15 February 2010),[3] Poland (1 March), in Africa on 13 March 2010, and on Nickelodeon Netherlands, Germany, Nickelodeon Austria and Nickelodeon Switzerland on 31 March 2010.[4] The new look design incorporates the newly designed Nickelodeon logo which originally launched on Nickelodeon US in September, 2009. The roll-out of Nickelodeon's new global on-air, online and offline branding will take place throughout 2010 on all Nickelodeon channels worldwide (with exception to Nickelodeon US). Nickelodeon Europe picked up the new 2011 look from Nick USA in 2012. The first country to pick up the new bumpers was Nickelodeon (UK and Ireland). It first got random airings of these bumpers in October 2011 and they were fully used from 2 January 2012.

Localised Nickelodeon channels in EMEA[edit]

Country Title Air Date New Look Release Date Note
Austria Nickelodeon Austria 1 June 2006 31 March 2010
Nicktoons Deutschland 31 March 2010 Launched as Nick Premium (December 2007)
Belgium Nickelodeon Belgique January 2004 Timeshared with Dutch MTV Closed on April 6, 2020, replaced by Nickelodeon Iberia
Nick Jr. (Dutch TV channel) 1 January 2005
Nick Music (Dutch TV channel) 2 August 2007 Launched as Nick Hits
Nicktoons (Dutch TV channel)
Bulgaria Nickelodeon Bulgaria 4 November 2013 4 November 2013
Nick Jr. (Bulgaria) 1 March 2018 1 March 2018
CIS Nickelodeon CIS 15 November 1998 10 February 2010
Croatia Nickelodeon (Croatia) 2011 2010 Uses default Euro feed
Cyprus Nickelodeon (Greece) 3 September 2010 3 September 2010 Formerly as a block on Alfa TV[5]
Czech Republic Nickelodeon Czechia 10 February 2010 10 February 2010
Denmark Nickelodeon Denmark 15 March 2008 31 March 2010
Finland Nickelodeon (Scandinavia) 16 July 1996 (block)
February 1997 (channel)
Flanders Nickelodeon Flandre January 2004 Timeshared with Dutch MTV
Nick Jr. (Dutch TV channel) 1 January 2005
Nick Music (Dutch TV channel) 2 August 2007 Launched as Nick Hits
Nicktoons (Dutch TV channel)
France Nickelodeon (France) 1 November 2005 29 January 2010
Nickelodeon Junior 1 January 2007
Nickelodeon Teen 19 November 2014 19 November 2014
Germany Nickelodeon Deutschland 5 July 1995 31 March 2010 Second version of network launched September 2005; first version was ended 1 June 1998
Nicktoons Deutschland 31 March 2010 Launched as Nick Premium (December 2007)
Greece Nickelodeon (Greece) 3 September 2010[6] 3 September 2010 Formerly as a block on Channel 9[7]
Hungary Nickelodeon (Hungary) 1 August 1998 (block)
6 October 1999 (channel)
10 February 2010 Is part of Eastern Europe
Ireland Nickelodeon Ireland February 2004 15 February 2010
Nick Jr. Ireland 2006 30 April 2010 Part of the British version of Nick Jr.
Israel Nickelodeon Israel July 2003 2 May 2010 Owned by Tipo
Nick Jr. (Israel) 7 February 2012 7 February 2012
TeenNick (Israel) 14 July 2015 14 July 2015
Italy Nickelodeon Italy 1 November 2004 1 April 2010
Nickelodeon +1 Italy 31 July 2009 Timeshift service of Nickelodeon Italy
Nick Jr. (Italy)
TeenNick 4 December 2015 4 December 2015
MENA Nickelodeon (Arabia) 5 January 2015[8] 5 January 2015
Nick Jr. (Arabia)
Nicktoons (Arabia) February 15, 2017 February 15, 2017
Netherlands Nickelodeon Holland 14 July 2003 31 March 2010 Timeshared with several channels between 2002–2003 and 2005–2011.
Nick Jr. (Dutch TV channel) 1 January 2005
Nick Music (Dutch TV channel) 2 August 2007 Launched as Nick Hits
Nicktoons (Dutch TV channel)
Norway Nickelodeon (Scandinavia) 16 July 1996 (block)
February 1997 (channel)
Poland Nickelodeon (Poland) 7 November 1999 (block)
10 July 2008 (channel)
1 March 2010 Formerly as a block on Fantastic, which was closed on 1 July 2001[9]
Nickelodeon (Portugal) 1 June 2005 1 April 2010
Romania Nickelodeon (Romania) December 1998 (block)
10 February 2010 (channel)
10 February 2010
Russia Nickelodeon Russia 15 November 1998 1 March 2010
Serbia Nickelodeon (Serbia) 28 April 2013 28 April 2013 Uses default Euro feed
Slovakia Nickelodeon Slovakia 10 February 2010 10 February 2010
South Africa Nickelodeon (Africa) 12 June 1999 (block)
4 July 2008 (channel)
13 March 2010
Spain Nickelodeon Iberia 27 March 1999 1 April 2010
Sweden Nickelodeon Sweden 18 June 2008 31 March 2010
Switzerland Nickelodeon (Switzerland) 28 September 1998 (block)
1 April 2009 (channel)
Nicktoons Premium 31 March 2010 Launched as Nick Premium (December 2007)
Turkey Nickelodeon (Turkey) 11 April 1997
Nick Jr. (Turkey) 1 May 2012 1 May 2012
Ukraine Nickelodeon (Ukraine) 12 October 1998 (block)
2010
United Kingdom Nickelodeon UK 1 September 1993 15 February 2010
Nick Jr. UK 1993 (block)
1 September 1999 (channel)
30 April 2010
Nick Jr. Too 24 April 2006
Nicktoons UK 22 July 2002
NickToons Replay 17 June 2009 Timeshift service of NickToons
Nickelodeon Replay September 1999 February 2010 Timeshift service of Nickelodeon UK
Nicktoonsters 18 August 2008 Closed 31 July 2009, replaced with NickToons Replay

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nick International". Nick.com. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  2. ^ "MTV to launch Nickelodeon HD on Sky". Digital Spy. September 23, 2010.
  3. ^ Rushton, Katherine (February 11, 2010). "Nickelodeon drops splat for 'older' identity | News | Broadcast". Broadcastnow.co.uk. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  4. ^ "MTV renames German Nick channels | News". Rapid TV News. February 21, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  5. ^ "ALFA: Friday, 16th February 2007". Archived from the original on September 21, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Nickelodeon: Το διασκεδαστικό Fun Tour συνεχίζεται" [The exciting fun tour goes on]. In.gr (in Greek). September 3, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "TV Cosmopolis Program". polisfm.gr. Archived from the original on October 13, 2004. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  8. ^ Nickelodeon Arabia Launches Official Website
  9. ^ "Fantastic Schedules". Zonevision.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2001. Retrieved June 19, 2019.

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