Nick Jr. (UK and Ireland)

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Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. logo 2009.svg
Launched 1993 (Block)
1 September 1999 (Channel)
Owned by Nickelodeon UK
(Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky plc)
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share 0.3%
~0.0% (+1) (September 2014 (2014-09), BARB)
Slogan Every day's an adventure
Sister channel(s)
Timeshift service Nick Jr. +1
Website www.nickjr.co.uk
Availability
Terrestrial
VuTV Channel 238 on Freeview (UK)
Satellite
Sky Channel 615
Channel 630 (+1)
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 715
Smallworld Cable Channel 715
UPC Ireland Channel 607
WightFibre Channel 101
IPTV
TalkTalk Plus TV Channel 559
BT Channel 559
Streaming media
Sky Go Watch live (UK & Ireland only)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

Nick Jr. is a television channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland operated by Nickelodeon UK, a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks Europe and Sky plc. The channel is aimed at pre-school children.

History[edit]

Nick Jr. was first broadcast in the UK and Ireland from 1993, during the daytime hours from 9am – 3pm on the main Nickelodeon channel.

In 1999, the Nick Jr slot was spun off into its own channel although the slot on Nickelodeon continued until July 2000, initially broadcasting on channel 606 on Sky, and from 6am to 12pm alongside Sky Sports 3 on analogue satellite, although this schedule would sometimes be altered if sports were being covered in the early morning.[citation needed]

When it first properly aired it was presented by Face.[citation needed] In 2001 MTV Dance started broadcasting during its downtime hours after it was spun off from MTV Extra. MTV Dance acquired its own separate channel in 2002 and both channels have since extended their broadcasting hours.

The first Nick Jr. logo used from September 1999 – April 2010.

A version of Nick Jr. for Ireland was launched in 2006.[citation needed] This version, like Nickelodeon Ireland, shares the same schedule as the UK feed, but has Irish adverts.[citation needed] On 30 April 2010, the channel updated to the United States look.

As of 2 August 2010, Nick Jr. broadcasts 24 hours a day.[citation needed]

Programming[edit]

Current programming[edit]

Future programming[edit]

  • Puffin Rock (2015)[17]

Nick Jr. +1[edit]

A 1 hour timeshift named Nick Jr. +1 launched on 2 October 2012 replacing Nicktoons Replay.[citation needed]

Nick Jr. Classics[edit]

Main article: Nick Jr. Classics

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NICK JR. AIMS TO GET THE NATION OINKING AS IT CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF PEPPA PIG" (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. June 4, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Dickson, Jeremy (January 19, 2012). "New sales for Ben and Holly". Kidscren. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ "NICK JR. BRINGS THE MAGIC OF WORDS TO LIFE WITH NEW SERIES WALLYKAZAM!" (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. September 25, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ DeMott, Rick (July 8, 2010). "Coolabi’s Poppy Cat for Nick Jr. Begins Production". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "VAMANOS! DORA AND FRIENDS: INTO THE CITY! TO PREMIERE ON MONDAY 3RD NOVEMBER" (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. October 20, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ Goldman Getzler, Wendy (March 18, 2013). "Bubble Guppies joins Milkshake! preschool lineup". Kidscreen. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ Moody, Annemarie (February 20, 2009). "Nick Jr. U.K. Gets Purple Furry Thing". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ "MY NICK JR. ARRIVES IN THE UK WITH VIRGIN MEDIA". Viacom UK & Ireland (Press release). London. February 27, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ "NO JOB IS TOO BIG, NO PUP IS TOO SMALL FOR NICK JR.’S PAW PATROL" (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. October 2, 2013. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  10. ^ "PREPARE FOR MONSTER TRUCK ADVENTURES IN BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES" (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. February 12, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Zack & Quack Pops-Up on Nick Jr. This February" (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. January 15, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Love All the Way to the Moon and Back as GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare Premieres on Nick Jr." (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. January 18, 2013. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  13. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (February 3, 2014). "Sixteen South Announces Driftwood Bay Voice Cast". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  14. ^ "NICKELODEON PRODUCES DANCE SERIES ‘KUSHABOOM’ FOR NICK JR. UK". Viacom UK & Ireland (Press release). London. June 3, 2013. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  15. ^ "BRAND NEW JIM HENSON COMPANY PRESCHOOL ANIMATION COMES TO NICK JR." (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. February 27, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  16. ^ "BAGDASARIAN PRODUCTION’S FAMOUS CHIPMUNKS MAKE A PITCH PERFECT DEBUT ON NICK JR. IN NEW SERIES ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMUNKS" (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. March 16, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  17. ^ Dickson, Jeremy (January 13, 2015). "Puffin Rock premieres, gets second-season order". Kidscreen. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 

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