Before Nickelodeon was officially launched as its own locally incorporated channel, New Zealand shared the (English-language) Singapore and Malaysia broadcast of Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon (Southeast Asia). This channel began broadcasting on SKY Digital and UHF in January 2000.
The original Nickelodeon logo used from August 2006 to 2008
According to the NZPA, MTV Networks New Zealand (which consists of Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central) announced it would close its New Zealand offices in December 2010, with the networks' portfolio continuing to run from the MTV Networks Australia's Sydney offices, starting 1 December 2010. This has led to a closer alignment between the MTV Networks channel offering in Australia and New Zealand, with both Nick Jr. launched and MTV Classic announced to launch in New Zealand.