Nickelodeon (Latin America)

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Launched December 20, 1996; 21 years ago (1996-12-20)
Network Nickelodeon
Owned by MTV Networks Latin America
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
(downscaled to 480i and 576i for the SDTV feeds)
Country Latin America
Language Spanish
English[1] (only available as SAP)
Broadcast area Latin America
Headquarters Miami Beach, Florida
Sister channel(s) MTV
Nick Jr.
Comedy Central
Paramount Channel (International)
Dish Network Mexico Channel 305 (North Feed)
SKY México Channel 307 (North Feed), Channel 1307 (HD)
DirecTV Channel 308 (Central Feed), Channel 1308 (HD)
SKY Brasil Channel 57 (SD)
Channel 457 (HD)
Cablemas Channel 408 (Digital), Channel 409 (HD), Channel 316 (North Feed)
Megacable Channel 156 (Digital), Channel 1156 (HD)
Flow Trinidad Channel 278
Streaming media
Nick Turbo Available on channel's website

Nickelodeon Latin America is a cable and satellite television channel, counterpart of the American network Nickelodeon. It is oriented to the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin American and the Caribbean, mainly for children and teens. It is owned by MTV Networks Latin America. The channel was launched on December 20, 1996.[2] It includes shows like Skimo and the hit teen drama Isa TKM and its successor Isa TK+.[needs update]

The channel has a broadband channel called Nick Turbo (being the Latin American version of TurboNick).[needs update]

Nickelodeon Latin America is divided into four feeds: three (North, Central and South)[3] in Spanish, and one (Brazil)[4] in Portuguese.


The channel was launched on December 20, 1996 in Latin America as a cartoon-oriented channel, being the main competitor of Cartoon Network, which was launched three years before. In 1999, Nickelodeon launched its official website for the region, "Nick Radio" was also available, but eventually it was replaced by the Nick Jr. official site.

On February 13, 2006 a programming block named Nick at Nite was launched. It consisted mostly of live action shows from the 80s and 90s, and aired from 10 pm to 6 am.[5]

On June 9, 2008 the channel launched "Nickers", a live-action show with two hosts introducing shows and music. It followed the same line and was very similar to Disney Channel's Zapping Zone. The block was retired in all feeds in December 2008. In 2008, two new original productions premiered, both being telenovelas. The first one, Isa TKM premiered on September 29, 2008 and La Maga y el Camino Dorado premiered on October 13 of the same year.

In 2009, a new segment called Nick Hits, which airs classic Nick Toons, replaced Nick at Nite on weekends. On April 5, 2010, Nickelodeon Latin America started carrying the new logo already in use on many Nickelodeon networks around the world. Also, classic Nicktoons seen on Nick Hits became part of Nick at Nite. In June 2010, Viacom gave the rights for Mexico to release their own Kids Choice Awards.[6] It premiered on September 4, 2010. On July 20, 2010 another original series called Sueña conmigo premiered.

Through August 2010, Nickelodeon started to rerun the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender to promote the film The Last Airbender, with this, a new on-air logo showed when the series is airing, an arrow blurring takes on/off in the Nick logo.[7] On May 2, 2011 premiered the fifth original production called Grachi. In late January 2012, MTV Networks Latin America announced another telenovela, Miss XV, that was premiered on April 16, 2012.[8]

On January 1, 2015 the Nick at Nite programming block went off the air.


Nickelodeon Latin America is divided into four different feeds for its transmission in the Latin American region.

  • North: Mexico. Used to broadcast as a pan-regional feed excluding Argentina and Chile.
  • Central: Colombia, Central America, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia. This feed used to cover Paraguay and Uruguay until 2012, when they switched to the South feed.
  • South: Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay. Chile used to be covered by this feed until 2017.
  • Brazil: Portuguese-language feed launched in August 1998.[9]


Events and media[edit]

Verano Nick[edit]

Verano Nick (Nick Summer) is a limited summer event, that holds in different places, such on beaches and hotels. It holds every year since 2007.

Kids' Choice Awards Mexico[edit]

In June 2010, Viacom gave the rights for Mexico to release their own Kids' Choice Awards. It was presented on September 4, 2010 in "El Teatro Chino de Six Flags" (The Chinese Theater of Six Flags) on the Six Flags Mexico park. It was presented by Omar Chaparro and Anahí.[10] The show was not show in TV until October 14, 2010.

Kids Choice Awards Argentina[edit]

Kids Choice Awards Colombia[edit]

The Kids Choice Awards in Colombia

Revista Nick[edit]

Revista Nick (Nick Magazine) was launched in 27 November 2004 in Mexico, ending in April 2010, five months after the American version was ended due to the continued migration of network content to the Internet.[edit]

MundoNick is the network's official website which launched in 1999.

Sister channels[edit]

Nick HD[edit]

Nickelodeon HD logo

In September 2010, MTV Networks Latin America announced new plans for 2011, one of them, the launching of Nickelodeon HD officially MTV Live HD.[11] In May 2011, MTV Networks Latin America announced more details. The programming will be American and local.[12] The release was June 1, 2011, all over Latin America.[12] The channel is available in Portuguese (for Brazil), Spanish and English (SAP).

Nick Jr.[edit]

Nick Jr. logo

Nick Jr. is a cable television channel in Latin America owned by Viacom subsidiary MTV Networks Latin America and aimed. At first, it was a block from 1997 to 2007. In 2008, it became a 24-hour channel.


Nicktoons LA logo as of 2017

In January 29, 2013, it was announced that a Nicktoons channel would launch in Mexico. It started airing on February 4, 2013, on television providers Cablevisión, Megacable and Cablecom.[13][14]

Nick 2[edit]

Nick 2 logo

Nick 2 (Latin America) is a commercial-free secondary channel of Nickelodeon. It replaced Nick HD on August 1, 2016.


  1. ^ "Nickelodeon Centro - LyngSat". Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  2. ^ "Nickelodeon completa 20 anos na América Latina; relembre desenhos marcantes" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  3. ^ "Diciembre en Nickelodeon: Especiales de Navidad y Fin de Año - Anime, Manga y TV". Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  4. ^ Araújo, Mauricio. "Nickelodeon: Chega ao Brasil um grande canal infantil". TV Magazine (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  5. ^ México, El Universal, Compañia Periodística Nacional. "Nickelodeon hará serie en México ". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-09-25. horizontal tab character in |title= at position 38 (help)
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  8. ^ Por Nielsen Souza. "Nickelodeon América Latina: 15 años y muchos estrenos en 2012 - Anime, Manga y TV". Retrieved 2014-08-09.
  9. ^ Araújo, Mauricio. "Nickelodeon: Chega ao Brasil um grande canal infantil". TV Magazine (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  10. ^ Por Kisuke Urahara. "Ya estan los ganadores del Kids Choice Awards México 2010 - Anime, Manga y TV". Retrieved 2014-08-09.
  11. ^ Por Lee Shenshun. "Nickelodeon HD: Proximamente - Anime, Manga y TV". Retrieved 2014-08-09.
  12. ^ a b Por Admin. "MTV Networks anuncia el lanzamiento de Nickelodeon HD - Anime, Manga y TV". Retrieved 2014-08-09.
  13. ^ "Nicktoons moves into Mexico | News". C21Media. 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2014-08-09.
  14. ^ "Viacom Int'l Launches NICKTOONS in Mexico on Cablevision, Megacable & Cablemas - BWWTVWorld". Retrieved 2014-08-09.

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