Nickelodeon (South Korea)

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Nickelodeon logo new.svg
Owned by SBS Viacom
(joint venture of SBS and Viacom)
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Sister channel(s) SBS MTV
Available on most South Korean cable systems Check local listings for channels

Nickelodeon (a.k.a. Nick) is a South Korean cable TV channel aimed at children, teens and adults. It is the South Korean version of American Nickelodeon. The channel is currently owned by SBS Viacom LLC, a joint venture of SBS Medianet and Viacom International Media Networks.


In South Korea, some original programmes from Nickelodeon, like Rugrats, Rocket Power, The Wild Thornberrys, SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, were terrestrially shown on EBS, except The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius that made debut on MBC. The Korean version of those programmes were produced by the broadcasters themselves.

JEI TV (a cable and satellite TV channel owned by JEI Corporation), after making agreement with Viacom, ran a Nickelodeon TV block for years. It started with TV programmes that were not shown on terrestrial channels. But later, they aired their own Korean dub of what were shown on EBS. Those another dubs were produced by Arirang TV. This caused a nation-wide controversies in South Korea.

With the launch of SkyLife satellite TV platform, a Southeast Asian version of Nickelodeon made available exclusively to the platform's subscribers. However, after an agreement between On-Media (Then owned by Orion Group) and MTV Networks Asia, a dedicated South Korean version of Nickelodeon, initially branded as Nick, with experimental broadcasts began on August 1, 2005, was officially launched exclusively on cable TV on late 2005, along with a Nickelodeon block on Tooniverse. Nickelodeon SEA on SkyLife was shut down on the days before or after August 1, 2005.

In around November 2008, it became a subsidiary of C&M Communication, along with MTV Korea, when On-Media sold its share of On Music Network (now MTV Networks Korea). But a Nickelodeon block on Tooniverse continued to go. The channel officially became Nickelodeon in 2010, with new logo that unveiled months ago in the U.S.

In September 2011, SBS, a South Korean commercial terrestrial broadcaster, became the official South Korean partner of Viacom. With this, Nickelodeon became a part of SBS.[1][2]




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  2. ^ 2 days ago by Gary Rusak. "Viacom and SBS create Nickelodeon Korea". Kidscreen. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  3. ^ Osborne, Magz (October 22, 2001). "Nick Asia follows sibling MTV to local production". Variety. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Begins the second season on Nickelodeon Sonick". Mundo Plus. September 26, 2002. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 

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