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 0.33%
0.04% (+1) (April 2015 (2015-04), BARB)
Slogan Every day's an adventure
Sister channel(s)
Timeshift service Nick Jr. +1
Website www.nickjr.co.uk
Availability
Terrestrial
VuTV Channel 238 on Freeview (UK)
Satellite
Sky Channel 615 (SD/HD)
Channel 630 (+1)
Channel 637 (SD)
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 715
Smallworld Cable Channel 715
UPC Ireland Channel 607
WightFibre Channel 101
IPTV
TalkTalk Plus TV Channel 484
BT Channel 484
Plusnet Channel 484
Streaming media
Sky Go Watch live (UK & Ireland only)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

Nick Jr. is a 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.

History[edit]

Nick Jr. was first broadcast in the UK and Ireland from 1993, during the daytime hours from 9am – 3pm 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 is available on Sky as a 1080i simulcast. On HD boxes, the SD channel is moved to channel 637.[citation needed]

Current Programming[edit]

Former Programming[edit]

Nick Jr. Classics[edit]

Main article: Nick Jr. Classics

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