Nick Jr. (UK and Ireland)

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Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. logo 2009.svg
Launched 1993 (Block)
1 September 1999 (Channel)
Owned by Nickelodeon UK
(Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky plc)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share 0.38%
0.06% (+1) (March 2017 (2017-03), BARB)
Slogan Every day's an adventure
Sister channel(s)
Timeshift service Nick Jr. +1
Sky (UK) Channel 615 (SD/HD)
Channel 630 (+1)
Channel 637 (SD)
Sky (Ireland) Channel 615
Channel 630 (+1)
Channel 637 (HD)
Virgin Media Channel 715
Virgin Media Ireland Channel 607
WightFibre Channel 101
TalkTalk Plus TV Channel 484
BT Channel 484
Plusnet Channel 484
Streaming media
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
Sky Go Watch live (UK & Ireland only)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

Nick Jr. is a British television channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland operated by a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks Europe and Sky plc. The channel is aimed at pre-school children.


Nick Jr. was first broadcast in the UK and Ireland from 1993, during the daytime hours from 10am – 2:30pm on the main Nickelodeon channel.

In 1999, the Nick Jr slot was spun off into its own channel although the slot on Nickelodeon continued until July 2000, initially broadcasting on channel 606 on Sky, and from 6am to 12pm alongside Sky Sports 3 on analogue satellite, although this schedule would sometimes be altered if sports were being covered in the early morning.[citation needed]

When it first properly aired it was presented by Face.[citation needed] In 2001, MTV Dance started broadcasting during its downtime hours after it was spun off from MTV Extra. MTV Dance acquired its own separate channel in 2002 and both channels have since extended their broadcasting hours.

The first Nick Jr. logo used from September 1999 – April 2010.

A version of Nick Jr. for Ireland was launched in 2006.[citation needed] This version, like Nickelodeon Ireland, shares the same schedule as the UK feed, but has Irish adverts.[citation needed] On 30 April 2010, the channel updated to the United States look.

As of 2 August 2010, Nick Jr. broadcasts 24 hours a day.[citation needed]

As of 5 July 2016, Nick Jr. HD launched on Sky channel 637, replacing MTV Live HD's Sky slot.[citation needed]

Nick Jr. Classics[edit]


Current programming[edit]

Former programming[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NICK JR. AIMS TO GET THE NATION OINKING AS IT CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF PEPPA PIG" (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. June 4, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Dickson, Jeremy (January 19, 2012). "New sales for Ben and Holly". Kidscren. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ "NICK JR. BRINGS THE MAGIC OF WORDS TO LIFE WITH NEW SERIES WALLYKAZAM!" (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. September 25, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "NO JOB IS TOO BIG, NO PUP IS TOO SMALL FOR NICK JR.'S PAW PATROL" (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. October 2, 2013. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ "PREPARE FOR MONSTER TRUCK ADVENTURES IN BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES" (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. February 12, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ "'BOOM ZAHRAMAY!' FLY UP AND AWAY WITH NICK JR.'S SPARKLING NEW SERIES SHIMMER AND SHINE". Viacom UK & Ireland Press Centre (Press release). London: Viacom International Media Networks. October 12, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ "BAGDASARIAN PRODUCTION'S FAMOUS CHIPMUNKS MAKE A PITCH PERFECT DEBUT ON NICK JR. IN NEW SERIES ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMUNKS" (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. March 16, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ "VAMANOS! DORA AND FRIENDS: INTO THE CITY! TO PREMIERE ON MONDAY 3RD NOVEMBER" (Press release). London: Viacom UK & Ireland. October 20, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 

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