Nickelodeon (African TV channel)

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Nickelodeon 2009 logo.svg
Nickelodeon logo (from 2010)
Launched12 June 1999; 20 years ago (1999-06-12) (block)
1 July 2008; 11 years ago (2008-07-01) (channel)
Owned byViacomCBS Networks International Africa (ViacomCBS)
Broadcast areaAfrica
Sister channel(s)MTV
Nick Jr. (Africa)
Nicktoons (Africa)
MTV Base (Africa)
Comedy Central (Africa)
BET (Africa)
BET International
WebsiteOfficial website
DStv (Africa)Channel 305
Skyy TV (Ghana)Channel 145
GO TV (Ghana)Channel 153

Nickelodeon Africa is a 24-hour children's channel. Nickelodeon currently reaches 1.5 million households in 49 countries across the continent.[1]


Before it was a channel, it was a block on the South African children's channel KTV, before it created another channel in 2006, Koowee, and rebranded itself as Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon was launched as a channel in July 2008.[2] In 2012, it received new bumpers, promo, and continuity. Later, In 2014, came the launch of Nicktoons as a replacement for the discontinued Kidsco, and the launch of Nick Jr. another channel from Viacom. Nick Jr and Nicktoons share the same website as Nickelodeon.

In June 2017, the Kenya Film Classification Board (KCFB), headed by CEO Ezekiel Mutua, ordered a ban on six cartoons airing on Cartoon Network Africa, Nickelodeon Africa and Nicktoons Africa for allegedly promoting LGBT themes to minors. The shows affected are the currently-running Cartoon Network shows Adventure Time, Clarence and Steven Universe, in addition to the already-ended Nickelodeon shows Hey Arnold! and The Legend of Korra, and the currently-running Nickelodeon cartoon The Loud House.[3]

On 5 March 2019 Nickelodeon (South Africa only) alongside Comedy Central, BET, MTV and MTV Base were available in HD on DStv.

Current Programming[edit]


Formerly Broadcast[edit]



  1. ^ Afan, Emily Claire (3 March 2009). "Nickelodeon Africa expands across platforms". Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Nickelodeon celebrates birthday with multiplay in Africa". 16 April 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  3. ^ Dahir, Abdi Latif (June 17, 2017). "Some Nickelodeon kid cartoons have been banned in Kenya for "glorifying homosexuality"". Quartz. Retrieved August 30, 2017.

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