Nick Jr. (UK and Ireland)

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Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. logo 2009.svg
Launched 1993 (Block)
1 September 1999 (Channel)
Network Nickelodeon (UK & Ireland)
Owned by (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 Everyday's an adventure
Country United Kingdom and Ireland
Language English
Broadcast area United Kingdom and Ireland
Sister channel(s)
Timeshift service Nick Jr. +1
Sky (UK) Channel 615 (HD)
Channel 628 (+1)
Channel 648 (SD)
Sky (Ireland) Channel 615
Channel 628 (+1)
Channel 631 (HD)
Virgin Media Channel 715
Virgin Media Ireland Channel 607
WightFibre Channel 101
TalkTalk Plus TV Channel 484
BT Channel 484
Plusnet Channel 484
Eir Vision Channel 615
Streaming media
Sky Go Watch live (UK & Ireland only)
Now TV Watch live (UK only)
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
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 9am - 12pm (later changed to 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]

Nick Jr. Classics (formerly Noggin) was a British television programming block broadcast nightly on Nick Jr. from 2004 to 2010.

The Noggin logo used from May 2004 to August 2005.

The block launched under the name Noggin on 31 May 2004.[1] The block ran from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.[2] The block was rebranded as Nick Jr. Classics on 1 September 2005.

The block was first seen on Nick Jr., and was also shown on Nick Jr. 2 before it permanently moved to that channel on 5 January 2009. The slot was popular with both the target audience and parents/guardians.

The block closed down on 30 April 2010, following the rebranding of both channels.


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