Nickelodeon (Netherlands)

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Nederland & Vlaanderen
Nickelodeon logo new.svg
The current Nickelodeon logo, used in Belgium & the Netherlands since March 31, 2010
Launched July 14, 2003
Network Nickelodeon
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe
Picture format 576i SDTV (16:9, 4:3)
1080i HDTV
Audience share 1.8% (2012, [1])
Country Netherlands
Broadcast area Netherlands
Replaced Kindernet
Sister channel(s) 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
CanalDigitaal Channel 65
TV Vlaanderen Digitaal Channel 44
Available analogue and digital on selected systems Check local provider
Ziggo Channel 15 (SD/HD)
CAIW Channel 22
CAI Harderwijk Channel 99
Delta NV Channel 255
Telenet (Flanders) Channel 31
Telenet (Brussels) Channel 121
KPN Channel 12 (SD)
Channel 712 (HD)
Belgacom TV (Flanders) Channel 162
Belgacom TV (Brussels & Wallonia) Channel 189
Streaming media
Horizon (Netherlands only)

The Dutch version of Nickelodeon, seen in the Netherlands and the Flanders region of Belgium, launched on July 14, 2003.[2][3] In addition to the general Nickelodeon fare found worldwide, 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 screened in Flanders carry 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 July 14, 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..[7]

In 2005 Nickelodeon closed as a 24-hours channel. It began time-sharing with a new Dutch television channel Talpa on August 1, 2005. Nickelodeon aired between 6 AM and 6 PM.[8] By the end of 2006 MTV's deal with Talpa ended and Nickelodeon moved to The Box Comedy on December 1.[9] Nickelodeon extended its airtime till 8 PM and The Box Comedy changed into Comedy Central on April 30, 2007.[10]

Comedy Central switched to TMF on January 1, 2011. As of February 14, 2011 Nickelodeon became a 24-hours channel again.[11] On 21.00 hour Nickelodeon become TeenNick which broadcast 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, excepts Dutch/Flemish productions.

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

Carriage history[edit]


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


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

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 August 2, 2007. At daytime the cartoons are dubbed in Dutch and at night the cartoons are spoken in English subtitled in Dutch.[14]

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[15] Nick Jr. became a program block on Nickelodeon in the morning.[16] Nick Jr. would launch as a separate nonstop channel on January 1, 2005 but due to some capacity problems it eventually launched a few months later on May 1.[17]

Popular programs[edit]


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

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