Nickelodeon (Netherlands)

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Nederland & Vlaanderen
Nickelodeon logo new.svg
The current Nickelodeon logo, used in Belgium & the Netherlands since 31 March 2010
Launched 14 July 2003
Network Nickelodeon
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe
Picture format 576i SDTV (16:9)
1080i HDTV
Audience share 1.8% (2012, [1])
Country Netherlands
Broadcast area Netherlands
Replaced Kindernet
Sister channel(s) Spike
Nick Jr.
Nick Hits
MTV Brand New
MTV Music 24
MTV Hits
MTV Rocks
MTV Dance
VH1 Europe
VH1 Classic Europe
Comedy Central
Comedy Central Family
Comedy Central Extra
Digitenne Channel 12 (SD)
CanalDigitaal Channel 65 (SD)
TV Vlaanderen Digitaal Channel 44 (SD)
Available analogue and digital on selected systems Check local provider
Ziggo Channel 16 (SD/HD)
CAIW Channel 22
CAI Harderwijk Channel 99
Delta NV Channel 255
Telenet (Flanders) Channel 31
Telenet (Brussels) Channel 121
KPN Channel 13 (SD)
Channel 712 (HD)
Belgacom TV (Flanders) Channel 162
Belgacom TV (Brussels & Wallonia) Channel 189
Streaming media
Horizon GO (Netherlands only)
Yelo TV Watch live (Belgium only)
TV Overal Watch live (Belgium only)

The Dutch version of Nickelodeon, broadcasting in the Netherlands and the Flanders region of Belgium, launched on 14 July 2003.[2][3] In addition to the general Nickelodeon programmes, local productions such as ZOOP, Het Huis Anubis, Het Huis Anubis en de Vijf van het Magische Zwaard and SuperNick are also broadcast. The Dutch Kids' Choice Awards were presented in 2004, 2005 and 2007, featuring nominees that are relevant to Dutch audiences. In 2010 the American Kids' Choice Awards aired, which included categories for the Netherlands and Flanders inserted into the broadcast.

Nickelodeon as aired in Flanders carries generally the same schedule, but with advertising and programming variations for Belgian viewers. All Belgian cable providers carry the Flemish version, with the satellite provider TV Vlaanderen offering only the Dutch version, as it uses the feed of the Dutch CanalDigitaal.


Nickelodeon replaced a similar-themed channel, Kindernet in 2003 after the channel was acquired by Viacom by the end of 2001.[4] Nickelodeon started as a program block between 1 PM and 3 PM on Kindernet in the Netherlands in 2002.[5]

In the course of 2003 Nickelodeon is getting a prominent place in the programming of Kindernet. On 14 July 2003 Nickelodeon launched as a 24-hours channel.[6] By then Kindernet was degraded as a program block in the morning and was turned into Nick Jr..[2]

In 2005 Nickelodeon closed as a 24-hours channel. It began time-sharing with a new Dutch television channel Talpa on 1 August 2005. Nickelodeon aired between 6 AM and 6 PM.[7] By the end of 2006 MTV's deal with Talpa ended and Nickelodeon moved to The Box Comedy on 1 December.[8] Nickelodeon extended its airtime till 8 PM and The Box Comedy changed into Comedy Central on 30 April 2007.[9]

Comedy Central switched to TMF on 1 January 2011. As of 14 February 2011 Nickelodeon became a 24-hours channel again.[10] On 21.00 hour Nickelodeon become TeenNick which broadcasts original versions of the series with Dutch subtitles, TeenNick stops on approximately 5.00 AM. After that normal Nickelodeon broadcast again. All content on normal Nickelodeon is Dutch dubbed, except Dutch/Flemish productions.

A High-Definition simulcast of Nickelodeon would launch through UPC Netherlands on 3 April 2012. But was delayed due to technical problems.[11] Eventually Nickelodeon HD launched first through KPN Interactive TV on 13 September 2012.[12]

Sister channel Spike launched in the Netherlands on 1 October 2015.[13] At the moment it is broadcasting at night, time-sharing with Nickelodeon.[14]

Carriage history[edit]


Nickelodeon Netherlands timeline
Date Shared channel with Closedown time
2002–2003 Veronica, Kindernet folded into Nickelodeon 7:00 pm
14 July 2003 – 31 July 2005 24-hour service N/A
1 August 2005 – 15 December 2006 Talpa 6:00 pm
1 December 2006 – 29 April 2007 The Box Comedy 8:00 pm
30 April 2007 – 31 December 2010 Comedy Central 8:00 pm
1 January 2011 - 13 February 2011 Comedy Central moved to the channel used by TMF, and began sharing with that channel. 8:00 pm
14 February 2011 – 1 October 2015 24-hour service N/A
1 October 2015 – present Spike 9:00 pm


Nickelodeon Flanders timeline
Date Shared channel with Closedown time
1 April 2003 – 15 February 2004 TMF 11:00 am
16 February 2004 – 30 November 2006 MTV Flanders 6:00 pm
1 December 2006– 3 October 2011 MTV Flanders 8:00 pm
4 October 2011 – 1 October 2015 24-hour service N/A
1 October 2015 – present Spike 9:00 pm

Sister channels[edit]


Nicktoons is a Dutch TV channel broadcasting in the Netherlands and Flanders, which mostly airs cartoons. It launched together with Nick Hits on 2 August 2007. At daytime the cartoons are dubbed in Dutch and at night the cartoons are spoken in English subtitled in Dutch.[15]

Nick Jr.[edit]

Nick Jr. is a pre-schoolers children's channel and is part of the Dutch Nickelodeon network. After the transition of Kindernet to Nickelodeon in 2003[16] Nick Jr. became a program block on Nickelodeon in the morning.[2] Nick Jr. would launch as a separate 24-hour channel on 1 January 2005 but due to some capacity problems it eventually launched a few months later on 1 May.[17]

Nick Hits[edit]

Nick Hits is a digital music television channel for children. It launched together with Nicktoons on 2 August 2007.[15]

Popular programs[edit]


  1. ^ "Jaarrapport 2012" (PDF). Stichting Kijk Onderzoek. 
  2. ^ a b c "Nickelodeon-telvisievormgeving". Beeld en Geluid wiki. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kindernet Change Log". Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "MTV neemt Kindernet over". 17 October 2001. 
  5. ^ "Nickelodeon-telvisievormgeving". Beeld en Geluid wiki. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Samenwerking Nickelodeon (Kindernet) en Veronica stopt per 1 september 2003". 6 May 2003. 
  7. ^ "Talpa start op Nickelodeon". Nieuwsbank. 1 August 2005. 
  8. ^ David de Jong (20 October 2006). "Talpa 24 uur per dag; Nickelodeon op kanaal The Box, The Box ingeperkt". DutchMedia Weblog. 
  9. ^ David de Jong (22 March 2007). "Comedy Central neemt 30 april de plek van The Box (Comedy) in". DutchMedia Weblog. 
  10. ^ "TMF maakt plaats voor Comedy Central en KinderNet". 4 November 2010. 
  11. ^ Piet Boon (19 September 2012). "Wat doet UPC met Nickelodeon HD?". Piet Boon's Blog. 
  12. ^ Jarco Kriek (5 September 2012). "Meer HD-kanalen bij KPN". Totaal TV. 
  13. ^ "Dutch launch for Spike in October". 18 August 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Spike TV begonnen in Nederland en België". 1 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  15. ^ a b David de Jong (2 August 2007). "MTV Networks gestart met TMF Pure, Nick Hits en Nick Toons". Dutchmedia Weblog. 
  16. ^ "Samenwerking Nickelodeon (Kindernet) en Veronica stopt per 1 september 2003". 6 May 2003. 
  17. ^ David de Jong (26 April 2005). "TMF-themakanalen eerst bij Unet". Dutchmedia Weblog. 
  18. ^ Bassie en Adriaan. Beeld en Geluid (2014).

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