|Launched||5 July 1995
12 September 2005
|Closed||31 May 1998|
|Network||Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe|
|Owned by||Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe (Viacom)|
|Audience share||0.7% (2013, )|
|Slogan||Mach mal Nickelodeon|
|Astra 1M||11.973 GHz V / 27.5|
|Astra 3A||12.565 GHz V / 27.5|
|Sky Deutschland||Channel 550 (HD)
Channel 1351 (Austria)
|Cablecom||Channel 30 (Germany)
Channel 27 (Switzerland)
Nickelodeon (Germany) (Nickelodeon Deutschland), known on-air only as Nickelodeon, is a television channel for kids in Germany, part of the international Nickelodeon franchise. Launched on 2005, Nickelodeon Germany is based in Berlin. The channel is available on cable and an unscrambled, free-to-air (FTA) satellite signal. On 31 March 2010 the channel adopted the name Nickelodeon on-screen and off-line. There was also a new logo. Nick Premium was rebranded Nicktoons.
The original version of Nickelodeon was launched on July 5, 1995 and aired the first time 6 hours per day. Finally, Nickelodeon was on the air from 6:00am until 8:00pm, when VH-1 Germany took over. Nickelodeon closed on May 31, 1998, due to advertising problems and competition with Der Kinderkanal. After the close of VH-1 Germany in 2001 it was replaced with MTV2 Pop.
On 7 April 2005 it was announced that on 12 September 2005 Nickelodeon Germany will be reactivate under the name Nick (On air as NICK) as a new channel. Nick started with a Prime-Time programme called Nick Comedy that aired sitcoms and other comedy shows. Nickelodeon took over the frequencies of music channel MTV2 Pop, which was one of four channels that were operated by Viacom in Germany. Since February 2006, in addition to international shows, own produced shows went on air. In October 2007 a special German version of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards took place.
In the beginning of 2008 Nick tried to establish a Prime-Time family programme under the brand Nick nach acht (Nick after eight). It aired documentaries, drama series, movies and sitcoms. It used an adapted logo of its American counterpart. Many parts of the block included reruns of Ren and Stimpy and CatDog. Since 15 December 2008, Nick and Comedy Central Germany share the same programming block, with Comedy Central airing after 20:15, effectively replacing Nick nach acht.
Nickelodeon since 2010
On 31 March 2010 the channel adopted the new international logo. Nick was renamed Nickelodeon and Nick Premium was rebranded Nicktoons.
Since 1 June 2011 Nickelodeon Germany is broadcasting in HD. New logo was used from January 2012. It is now pushed out like the logo used on the website. Along with the launch of the new logo, there were new idents and bumpers which currently did not have bumpers. These bumpers were from the US and the UK.
Since 23 September 2013 Nickelodeon uses new bumper and have a new slogan which is called: Mach mal Nickelodeon (Make Nickelodeon).
From 1 October 2014 Nickelodeon Germany starts again to broadcast 24 hours per day. Comedy Central switches to VIVA Germany. The block at the evening (starting at 9:00pm) will be called Nicknight.
Since 1 June 2006 an Austrian version of Nickelodeon is also broadcast, initially timesharing with an Austrian version of VIVA from 06:00 (CET) to 19:00 (CET). On 1 January 2011 the broadcasting structure changed dramatically when Austrian MTV was scrapped and replaced with a new, overhauled VIVA Austria. Comedy Central Austria then took over old VIVA's place. Programming is identical to the German version, other than commercials and promotions. On air the channel is known as Nickelodeon Austria.
From 1 October 2014 Nickelodeon Austria starts also to broadcast 24 hours per day.
A Swiss version of Nickelodeon for German-speaking viewers began on April 1, 2009, first sharing time with a Swiss version of VIVA Switzerland. Then (from May 16, 2011 onwards) with a new localised Swiss version of Comedy Central. Programming schedule and times were many years identical to the other German-speaking versions. Meanwhile, the channel get its own schedule. Originally, it was a block on SRF zwei.
On air the channel is known as Nickelodeon Schweiz.
From 1 October 2014 Nickelodeon Switzerland starts also to broadcast 24 hours per day.
Nick Jr. is a channel that broadcasts to younger kids. The channel was launched on 12 September 2005 as a block and on 31 March 2009 as a channel. Before the channel launched, some programs were shown Super RTL and Disney Channel.
|Parts of this article (those related to Programming) are outdated. (July 2014)|
Shown with their German titles in brackets.
- "Kommission zur Ermittlung der Konzentration im Medienbereich". 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
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