|Launched||November 2, 2009|
|Owned by||YTV Canada, Inc.
(under license from Viacom)
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)
|Slogan||My Canada Includes Nick|
|Bell TV||Channel 559 (SD)|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 550 (SD)|
|Available on most Canadian cable systems||Check local listings, channels may vary|
|FibreOP||Channel 256 (SD)|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 559 (SD) Channel 1559 (HD)|
|MTS||Channel 253 (SD)|
|Optik TV||Channel 9614 (SD)
Channel 614 (HD)
|SaskTel||Channel 92 (SD)|
Nickelodeon (commonly known as Nick) is a Canadian English language Category B specialty channel based on the U.S. cable network Nickelodeon. It is wholly owned by Corus Entertainment, with its name licensed from Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom.
As with its counterparts in the U.S. and elsewhere, Nickelodeon airs programs aimed at children, including live-action series and animation. Corus already owns two similar channels, YTV and Treehouse TV, which have carried Nickelodeon programs for many years under output agreements with Viacom. Both channels will continue to air Nickelodeon programs, despite the launch of Nickelodeon Canada, since those channels have near-universal coverage across Canada on basic analogue cable, whereas Nickelodeon is limited to digital distribution.
Citing the Nicktoons digital cable channel in the United States adding shows outside of animation, the Canadian Nickelodeon is very similar to Nicktoons, while YTV has got similarity with the American Nickelodeon and the Treehouse TV airing similarities to Nick Jr.
This is the second Viacom-branded channel to be owned by Corus; the companies also partner on CMT Canada.
The channel was launched on November 2, 2009 using the "YTV OneWorld" licence, granted to Corus by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in September 2008. Jacob Two-Two was the first show broadcast. On the day of the channel's launch, Discovery Kids (which Corus also owned) was shut down and replaced by Nickelodeon on most cable and satellite providers. However, cable and satellite companies had to reach new agreements with Corus in order to carry Nickelodeon, as Discovery Kids operated under a different licence.
Nick Jr. Canada is a programming block dedicated towards preschoolers. Despite YTV's PlayTime block Nickelodeon Canada airs YTV Playtime shows as well as Nickelodeon It airs every weekday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Babar and the Adventures of Badou
- The Berenstain Bears
- Bubble Guppies
- Dora the Explorer
- Go, Diego, Go!
- Franklin and Friends
- Max and Ruby
- Ni Hao, Kai-Lan
- Team Umizoomi
- Toot and Puddle
- Super Why!
- The Backyardigans
- The Fresh Beat Band
- Louie (TV series)
- Olive the Ostrich
- Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
- Little Bill
- Fifi and the Flowertots
- Peter Rabbit
- Tickety Toc
- Wonder Pets
Every day from 6 a.m. ET to 9 a.m. ET, Nickelodeon Canada usually runs some of YTV's original programs, such as League of Super Evil, Sidekick, Almost Naked Animals, Scaredy Squirrel, and Rated A for Awesome. Like Nickelodeon in the US, it runs the Nick Jr. block, usually on the weekdays from 9 a.m. ET to 3 p.m. ET. Most of Nickelodeon's programming such as iCarly and SpongeBob SquarePants usually starts weekdays from 3 p.m. ET to 6 a.m. ET and weekends from 9 a.m. ET to 6 a.m., with its older animated series starting every day at 3 a.m. ET.
Despite Nickelodeon, YTV still airs some of Nickelodeon's original series such as Penguins of Madagascar, Victorious, SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly and The Fairly OddParents.
Because Nickelodeon is 24/7, it does not run Nick at Nite.
On April 9, 2013, Telus Optik TV launched Nickelodeon HD, a high definition simulcast of the standard definition feed. On June 25, 2013, Nickelodeon HD launched on Rogers Cable. Now Bell Fibe tv has HD.
- Nickelodeon (United States) (English)
- Disney Junior (English)
- Disney Junior (French)
- Disney XD Canada
- Family Channel
- Teletoon (English)
- Télétoon (French)
- Teletoon Retro (English)
- Télétoon Rétro (French)
- Treehouse TV
- Nickelodeon Canada set to launch; Media in Canada; 2009-09-29
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-257, September 18, 2008
- "Corus shuttering Discovery Kids, will re-brand Sex TV and Drive-In Classics channels", CARTT.ca, September 29, 2009