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 in September 2010 that it would close its New Zealand offices from 1 December 2010, with the networks' portfolio continuing to run from the MTV Networks Australia's Sydney offices. 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.
On 1 December 2010, the Australian channel expanded to New Zealand, thus replacing Nickelodeon New Zealand.