Nickelodeon (Latin America)

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Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
The logo actual 2014.
Launched 20 December 1996
Network Nickelodeon
Owned by MTV Networks Latin America
(Viacom)
Picture format 480i (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 soap operas. 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.
  • Central: Colombia, Central America, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia.
  • South: Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay.

Programming[edit]

Programming blocks[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Nicktoons is a half hour block, in where it air a variety of Nicktoons such as SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, Back at the Barnyard and more. However, a promo appeared on Nickelodeon about an upcoming channel based on the block.
  • Maraton de 30/48 horas (Marathon 30/48 hours) is a weekend marathon of a specific Nickelodeon program. It can be of 30 to 48 hours (currently, they can only 48) If is necessary, Nick@Nite is out of air temporally.
  • NickCine (Nick Theater) is a block that currently airs to end the regular programming of Nickelodeon, and then Nick@Nite starts. It currently airs original productions and non ones. It first aired around the year 2001. In Friday, September 3, 2010, NickCine finally received a proper logo.
  • Nick@Nite Is aired week nightly from 10:00pm (local time) to 6:00am, since February 13, 2006.[4] It airs classic or former sitcoms and Nicktoons, such as Zoey 101, Hey Arnold! and more.
  • Nick Jr. is a block that airs every morning around 6:00am to 9:00am. After the block, the regular programming is on air. It has an own channel since July 1, 2008.,[5] it airs preschool shows such as Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go! and more.

Former[edit]

  • Happy Hour. It aired TV Specials from one of the Nickelodeon programs every Friday. Was first aired around the year 2005.
  • Trilogía Nick (Nick Trilogy). It aired 3 episodes from one of the series, every Wednesday. It began around 2004 and was taken off in 2006 when Nick changed its programming.
  • NickMax. It aired Nicktoons, and was shown every evening. It began around 2005 and was taken off in 2008.
  • Aventurástico (Adventurism). It aired some anime like, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Martin Mystery. It was first aired in May 2005 to August 2006.
  • Fantabuloso. It aired series mostly directed to teenagers. Very similar to TeenNick. It aired at the same time as Aventurástico.
  • SLAM!. Block in were programs like Cubix, Invader Zim and Yu-Gi-Oh! were aired, it aired on weekends. It began around 2002 to 2005.
  • Nick Hits Block in were Classic NickToons were aired. It began on July 4, 2009 and was removed due the re-branding (on April 4–5, 2010).
  • Summer Beach House. Summer Beach House is a marathon of Nickelodeon aired on weekday afternoons during the summer on Nickelodeon from June to August in 2002 and 2003. It featured Nicktoon cartoon characters hanging out at a beach house during the block. The block was seen weekdays from 3 to 5 PM ET / PT.
  • Copa Nick Vs. Nick (Nick Vs. Nick Cup) is a block, in were the viewers vote up via computer or cellphone. A round is for the Nicktoons and the other is for the Live Action programs. At the final of the soccer tournament the Nicktoon winner beats up with the Live-Action one. It was first aired on May 15, 2010. As part of the Latin America re-branding. Currently the cup is over, leaving questions if it will be another. The last challenge was iCarly Vs. The Penguins of Madagascar, the winner was iCarly.[6]
  • GAS. Aired shows from Nick GAS from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM in 2001-2002, with Legends of the Hidden Temple (branded as "Las Leyendas Del Templo") and Global GUTS. Since GAS shut down in the late 2000s, the block has been removed.
  • 15 aNICKversario (15th anNICKversary). Was a special event block aired from January 21, to March 10, 2012, to celebrates the channel's 15th anniversary in Latin America. The viewers vote up by the every week guest to the party, select between two Nick shows every week, the last vote were to chose "The King of the party" (El rey de la fiesta), Big Time Rush or iCarly, and the last winner was Big Time Rush, but, in Brazil the last winner was iCarly.
  • NickNews is a mini block, in where to animated hosts (Violeta & Roger) give news about new programs, events and/or blocks on Nickelodeon. It airs since 2009, but as of 2012, the block is no longer airing.
  • Big Nick House. It's a block like Reality show style, his first season aired from March 5 to April 30, 2011, every week, the vieweres vote up via computer or cellphone, for what show leaves the house, or who is still in the voting, the final included three hit live action shows, Big Time Rush, iCarly and Victorious, and the winner was Big Time Rush. It was hosted by SpongeBob (as "El Gran Bob", or "Big Bob" in reference to Big Brother) and Cesar, a fictional Nickelodeon presenter, a second season began airing on April 6, 2013, and ended on June 1, 2013, with Big Time Rush as the winner once again.

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.

Calle Nick[edit]

Calle Nick (Nick Street, first announced as Nick Summer Presents: Nickelodeon's Nick Street) is a limited summer event, this time held on museums (fist held on Papalote museo del niño), in with kids can interact with Nicktoons and play some activities, such in different sections of the museum (Example, one for Fanboy & Chum Chum and another one for The Mighty B!). It was first held on July 16, 2010 until August 5. It is unknown if the event will continue through the following years.

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.[7] 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 and stopped on April 2010. It contained informative non-fiction pieces, humor, interviews, pranks, and big comic book section in the center featuring original comics by leading underground cartoonists as well as strips about popular Nicktoons. It was available for people inside Mexico only. The magazine stopped publishing in April 2010, due the re-branding.

MundoNick.com[edit]

In Fall 1999, Nickelodeon launched its official website for the region, MundoNick.com, allowing kids to vote for their favorite cartoons in specials blocks like "Nick VS Nick", "InterNick" and "Click Nick". A broadband radio, "Nick Radio" was also available, but eventually it was replaced by the Nick Jr. official site.

In April 2010, the website was re-designed for the re-branding.

Features includes: shows information, programming, Nick Turbo (Latin American version of Turbo Nick, games, mobile service and downloads for the computer.

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.[8] In May 2011, MTV Networks Latin America announced more details. The programming will be American and local.[9] The release was June 1, 2011, all over Latin America.[9]

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.[10][11]

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