Nickelodeon (Latin America)

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Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Launched 20 December 1996
Network Nickelodeon
Owned by MTV Networks Latin America
(Viacom)
Picture format 480i (in north and central feeds) (SDTV)
576i (in south feed) (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Latin America
Language Spanish
English (only available as SAP)
Broadcast area Latin America
Affiliates Televisa (Only for retransmission)
Headquarters Quito, Ecuador
Sister channel(s) MTV, VH1, Nick Jr., Comedy Central
Website MundoNick.com
Availability
Satellite
Dish Network Mexico Channel 305 (North Feed)
SKY México Channel 307 (North Feed), Channel 1307 (HD)
DirecTV Channel 308 (Central Feed)
Cable
Cablemas Channel 408 (Digital), Channel 409 (HD), Channel 316 (North Feed)
Megacable Channel 156 (Digital), Channel 1156 (HD)
Streaming media
Nick Turbo Available on channel's website

Nickelodeon Latin America is a cable and satellite television channel, counterpart of the American network Nickelodeon. It is oriented to the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin American and the Caribbean, mainly for children and teens. It is owned by MTV Networks Latin America. The channel was launched on December 20, 1996. It includes shows like Skimo and the hit teen drama Isa TKM and its successor Isa TK+.

The channel has a broadband channel called Nick Turbo (being the Latin American version of TurboNick).

Nickelodeon Latin America is divided into three feeds: North, Central and South. Brazil has its own dedicated Portuguese language channel, Nickelodeon Brasil.

History[edit]

The channel was launched on December 20, 1996 in Latin America as a cartoon-oriented channel, being the main competitor of Cartoon Network, which was launched three years before. In 1999, Nickelodeon launched its official website for the region, MundoNick.com. "Nick Radio" was also available, but eventually it was replaced by the Nick Jr. official site.

On June 9, 2008 the channel launched "Nickers", a live-action show with two hosts introducing shows and music. It followed the same line and was very similar to Disney Channel's Zapping Zone. The block was retired in all feeds in December 2008. In 2008, two new original productions premiered, both being telenovelas. The first one, Isa TKM premiered on September 29, 2008 and La Maga y el Camino Dorado premiered on October 13 of the same year.

In 2009, a new segment called Nick Hits, which airs classic Nick Toons, replaced Nick at Nite on weekends. On April 5, 2010, Nickelodeon Latin America started carrying the new logo already in use on many Nickelodeon networks around the world. Also, classic Nicktoons seen on Nick Hits became part of Nick at Nite. In June 2010, Viacom gave the rights for Mexico to release their own Kids Choice Awards.[1] It premiered on September 4, 2010. On July 20, 2010 another original series called Sueña conmigo premiered.

Through August 2010, Nickelodeon started to rerun the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender to promote the film The Last Airbender, with this, a new on-air logo showed when the series is airing, an arrow blurring takes on/off in the Nick logo.[2] On May 2, 2011 premiered the fifth original production called Grachi. In late January 2012, MTV Networks Latin America announced another telenovela, Miss XV, that was premiered on April 16, 2012.[3]

Feeds[edit]

Nickelodeon Latin America is divided into three different feeds for its transmission in the Latin American region.

  • North: Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic in NTSC transmission.
  • Central: Colombia, Central America, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia in NTSC transmission.
  • South: Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay in PAL transmission.

Programming[edit]

Current[4][edit]

Nick Jr.[edit]

Reruns[edit]

Former[edit]

Programming blocks[edit]

Events and Media[edit]

Verano Nick[edit]

Verano Nick (Nick Summer). Is a limited summer event, that holds in different places, such on beaches and hotels. It holds every year since 2007.

Kids' Choice Awards Mexico[edit]

In June 2010, Viacom gave the rights for Mexico to release their own Kids' Choice Awards. It was presented on September 4, 2010 in "El Teatro Chino de Six Flags" (The Chinese Theater of Six Flags) on the Six Flags Mexico park. It was presented by Omar Chaparro and Anahí.[5] The show was not show in TV until October 14, 2010.

Kids Choice Awards Argentina[edit]

Kids Choice Awards Colombia[edit]

Revista Nick[edit]

Main article: Nickelodeon Magazine

Revista Nick (Nick Magazine) was launched in 27 November 2004 in Mexico, ending in April 2010, five months after the American version was ended due to the continued migration of network content to the Internet.

MundoNick.com[edit]

MundoNick is the network's official website which launched in 1999.

Sister channels[edit]

Nick HD[edit]

Main article: MTV Live HD
Nickelodeon HD logo

In September 2010, MTV Networks Latin America announced new plans for 2011, one of them, the launching of Nickelodeon HD officially MTV Live HD.[6] In May 2011, MTV Networks Latin America announced more details. The programming will be American and local.[7] The release was June 1, 2011, all over Latin America.[7]

Nick Jr.[edit]

Nick Jr. is a cable television channel in Latin America owned by Viacom subsidiary MTV Networks Latin America and aimed. At first, it was a block from 2001 to 2007. In 2008, it became a 24-hour channel.

Nicktoons[edit]

In January 29, 2013, it was announced that there would be a launch for a Nicktoons channel in Mexico. It was launched on February 4, 2013, only on television providers Cablevisión, Megacable and Cablecom.[8][9]

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