Nickelodeon (Central & Eastern Europe)

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Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon logo new.svg
Nickelodeon Logo (From February 2010)
Launched November, 1998 (in Malta)
December, 1998 (in Romania)
October, 1999 (in Hungary)
February, 2010 (in Czech Republic)
November, 2011 (in Croatia)
March, 2012 (in Ukraine)
April, 2013 (in Serbia)
November, 2013 (in Bulgaria)
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks (Europe)
Picture format 16:9
Country  Romania
 Croatia
 Bulgaria
 Serbia
 Czech Republic
 Hungary
 Moldova
 Malta
 Montenegro
 Ukraine
 Slovenia
Language Romanian
Croatian
English
Bulgarian
Serbian
Czech
Hungarian
Slovenian
Broadcast area Central Europe, Southern Europe & Eastern Europe
Website www.nickelodeon.tv

Nickelodeon premiered in November 1998 in Malta as a 12/7 feed. On Christmas Eve 1998, Nickelodeon came to Romania airing 14/10 in Romanian. On October 6, 1999, this version started to air in Hungarian also. Later, Nickelodeon debuted in the Czech Republic on February 10, 2010, in Croatia on November 18, 2011, in Ukraine on March 2012, in Serbia on April 28, 2013 and in Bulgaria on November 4, 2013.

History[edit]

Nickelodeon HD Launch[edit]

In fall 2011 it was reported that Nickelodeon HD and Nick Jr. will launch in the Romania and Czech Republic. In October, the Czech version of Nickelodeon HD began testing on satellite and is currently encrypted. TV providers are expected to add the channel to their line-up in the near future, along with an official launch. The SD feed currently broadcasts most of its programming in Anamorphic widescreen picture format. On December 1, 2011, Nick Czech increased its video bitrate from constant 3,4 Mbit/s to variable 5,4 Mbit/s.

Presentation (2011-present)[edit]

The most frequently aired program on Nick CEE, like Nick UK, is SpongeBob - airing typically 11 times per day.

In January 2012, Nick CEE got the new US look part of the Nickelodeon Worldwide 2012 Refresh. These bumpers are only used as idents and do not contain voice-overs over a short text display (Like Nick UK). The bumpers for cartoons were updated on April 24, 2012. They were created by Avealmo. They are also used on Nick Latin America. Like the bumpers for the live-action programming, they do not contain a voice-over or any text indication of what show it is.

In February 2013, Nick CEE updated its on-air presentation for promos to the UK format.

In November 2013, Nick CEE underwent a refresh and received new bumpers part of the Nickelodeon Worldwide 2013 Refresh. These newly contain a voice-over.

Nickelodeon Central & Eastern Europe broadcasts commercials. In the promos for Nickelodeon shows it only shows the show name and nickelodeon logo.

On April 1st 2015, Nickelodeon Central & Eastern Europe started broadcasting in 16:9 widescreen.

Programming blocks[edit]

Weekend Awesomeness[edit]

This programming block starts Sundays at 16:45 and airs a special episode of an nick show or airs nick movie

Saturday Matathons[edit]

This programming block starts Saturdays at 12:00 and airs a marathon of specified nick show.

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