Nickelodeon (Europe)

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Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon logo new.svg
The Nickelodeon logo (since January 2010)
Launched 1 September 1993
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks Europe
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Broadcast area Europe, Middle East and Africa

Nickelodeon the cable and digital satellite television network dedicated to kids. Nickelodeon is widely available throughout Europe as a subscription service or free-to-air service; depending on what region in Europe you are living in. Nickelodeon is seen in 24.2 million households throughout Europe, via channels and blocks.[1]

Nickelodeon is operated by Viacom International Media Networks Europe on behalf of its owner Viacom. Nickelodeon first launched in Europe in the United Kingdom in 1993, following this Nickelodeon subsequently launched a pan-European version of the channel and other local Nickelodeon channels.

Pan-European Nickelodeon[edit]

The Pan-European version, known as Nickelodeon airs a selection of programming from Nickelodeon in the USA and local shows from Nickelodeon in the UK and Australia. Nickelodeon Europe is a 24-hour pan-regional feed reaching Europe. The channel is primarily available in English with additional soundtracks in Russian, Hungarian, Croatian and Serbian. A total of more than 68 million homes across Europe and Central Asia can view the pan-European version of Nickelodeon. In a number of countries in Europe also host a local version of the channel and/or localized programming blocks. The UK/Ireland version of the network launched their HD simulcast channel on 5 October 2010 over Sky,[2] and it is expected that further launches of HD channels will occur across the continent in the next few years.

Global on-air identity[edit]

In January 2010, Viacom International launched a global on-air identity campaign for its Nickelodeon channels worldwide (except Nickelodeon US, which adopted the new look identity 28 September 2009). The new look on air-identity debuted on Nickelodeon (France) 29 January 2010,[3] Nickelodeon UK, and Nickelodeon Ireland on 15 February 2010,[4] Nickelodeon (Poland) on 1 March, in Africa on 13 March 2010, and on Nickelodeon Netherlands, Germany, Nickelodeon Austria and Nickelodeon Switzerland on 31 March 2010.[5] The new look design incorporates the newly designed Nickelodeon logo which originally launched on Nickelodeon US in September, 2009. The roll-out of Nickelodeon's new global on-air, online and offline branding will take place throughout 2010 on all Nickelodeon channels worldwide (with exception to Nickelodeon US). Nickelodeon Europe picked up the new 2011 look from Nick USA in 2012. The first country to pick up the new bumpers was Nickelodeon (UK and Ireland). It first got random airings of these bumpers in October 2011 and they were fully used from 2 January 2012.

Localised Nickelodeon channels in EMEA[edit]

Country Title Air Date New Look Release Date Note
United Kingdom Nickelodeon UK 1 September 1993 15 February 2010
Germany Nickelodeon Deutschland July 1996 30 March 2010 Second version of network launched September 2005;
first version was ended 1 June 1998
Finland Nickelodeon (Scandinavia) 16 July 1996 (block)
February 1997 (channel)
31 March 2010 Also in Finland
Norway Nickelodeon (Scandinavia) Also in Norway
Croatia Nickelodeon (Croatia) 2011 2010 Uses default Euro feed
Turkey Nickelodeon (Turkey) 11 April 1997 5 April 5, 2010
Turkey Nick Jr. (Turkey) 1 May 2012 q May 2012
Switzerland Nickelodeon (Switzerland) 28 September 1998 (block)
1 April 2009 (channel)
31 March 2010
Russia
CIS
Nickelodeon CIS 15 November 1998 10 February 2010
Ukraine Nickelodeon (Ukraine) December 2010 (block)
March 2012 (Ukrainian channel)
12 April 2012
Hungary Nickelodeon (Hungary) 1 August 1998 (block), 6 October 1999 (channel) 10 February 2010 Is part of Eastern Europe
Romania Nickelodeon (Romania) December 1998 (block)
10 February 2010 (channel)
10 February 2010 In Eastern Europe
Spain Nickelodeon (Spain) 27 March 1999 1 April 2010 Also Available in Spanish
South Africa Nickelodeon (Africa) 12 June 1999 (block)
4 July 2008 (channel)
March 13, 2010
United Kingdom Nick Jr. UK 1993 (block)
1 September 1999 (channel)
30 April 2010
United Kingdom Nick Replay September 1999 February 2010 Timeshift service of Nickelodeon UK
Poland Nickelodeon (Poland) 7 November 1999 (block)
10 July 2008 (channel)
1 March 2010 Formerly as a block on Fantastic, which was closed on 1 July 2001
United Kingdom Nicktoons UK 22 July 2002 30 April 2010
Netherlands Nickelodeon (Netherlands & Flanders) 14 July 2003 31 March 2010 Timeshared with several channels between 2002–2003 and 2005–2011.
Belgium: Flanders January 2004 Timeshared with MTV (Netherlands & Flanders)
Israel Nickelodeon Israel July 2003 2 May 2010 Owned by Tipo
Israel Nick Jr. (Israel) 7 February 2012 7 February 2012 Owned by Tipo
Israel TeenNick (Israel) 14 July 2015 14 July 2015 Owned by Tipo
Ireland Nickelodeon Ireland February 2004 15 February 2010
Italy Nickelodeon Italy 1 November 2004 1 April 2010
Netherlands

Belgium: Flanders

Nick Jr. (Netherlands & Flanders) 1 January 2005 31 March 2010
Germany Nickelodeon Germany Originally in 2 July 1995, now September 2005 31 March 2010
Portugal Nickelodeon (Portugal) 1 June 2005 1 April 2010
France Nickelodeon (France) 1 November 2005 29 January 2010
France Nickelodeon Junior 1 January 2007 29 January 2010
France Nickelodeon 4Teen 19 November 2014 19 November 2014
United Kingdom Nick Jr. Too 24 April 2006 30 April 2010
Ireland Nick Jr. Ireland 2006 30 April 2010 Part of the British version of Nick Jr.
Austria Nickelodeon (Austria) 1 June 2006 31 March 2010
Serbia
Montenegro
Bosnia & Herz.
Republic of Macedonia
Nickelodeon (Serbia) 28 April 2013 January, 2010 Uses default Euro feed
Netherlands

Belgium: Flanders

Nicktoons (Netherlands & Flanders) 2 August 2007 31 March 2010
Nick Hits (Netherlands & Flanders) 2 August 2007 31 March 2010
Germany
Austria
Switzerland
Nick Premium December 2007 Ended on 31 March 2010; now Nicktoons (Germany)
Denmark Nickelodeon Denmark 15 March 2008 31 March 2010
Sweden Nickelodeon Sweden 18 June 2008 31 March 2010
United Kingdom Nicktoonsters 18 August 2008 Closed 31 July 2009, replaced with NickToons Replay
United Kingdom NickToons Replay 17 June 2009 30 April 2010 Timeshift service of NickToons
Italy Nickelodeon +1 Italy 31 July 2009 1 April 2010 Timeshift service of Nickelodeon Italy
Italy TeenNick 4 December 2015 4 December 2015
Italy Nick Jr. (Italy) 31 July 2009 1 April 2010
Czech Republic & Slovakia Nickelodeon (Central & Eastern Europe) 10 February 2010 10 February 2010
Greece Nickelodeon (Greece) 3 September 2010 3 September 2010
Poland Nick Jr. (Poland) 4 October 2010 4 October 2010
Bulgaria Nickelodeon (Bulgaria) 4 November 2013 4 November 2013
Middle East and North Africa Nickelodeon HD (Arabia) 5 January 2015 5 January 2015
Middle East and North Africa Nick Jr. (Arabia) 5 January 2015 5 January 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nick International". Nick.com. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ "MTV to launch Nickelodeon HD on Sky". Digital Spy. 23 September 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.c21media.net/resources/alt_index.asp?article=17299&area=79
  4. ^ Rushton, Katherine (11 February 2010). "Nickelodeon drops splat for 'older' identity | News | Broadcast". Broadcastnow.co.uk. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "MTV renames German Nick channels | News". Rapid TV News. 21 February 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 

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