Nickelodeon (New Zealand TV channel)

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Nickelodeon New Zealand
Nickelodeon logo
Launched1 August 2006; 13 years ago (2006-08-01)
Closed30 November 2010; 9 years ago (2010-11-30)
Owned byMTV Networks New Zealand (Viacom)
Picture format576i (SDTV 4:3)
CountryNew Zealand
LanguageEnglish
Māori language
ReplacedNickelodeon (Southeast Asia) carriage in New Zealand
Replaced byNickelodeon (Australia)
Availability at time of closure
Satellite
SkyChannel 041
PBS TV (Fiji)Channel 205
Cable
TelstraClear InHomeTVChannel 41

Nickelodeon was a 24-hour children's television channel in New Zealand that targeted audiences aged 3–14. The channel launched on 1 August 2006 and was available on Sky Television Channel 041. The channel closed on 30 November 2010, and New Zealand schedule is now managed by Nickelodeon Australia as their timeshift feed. The channel used to be headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, shared with fellow Viacom channel MTV New Zealand.

History[edit]

Background[edit]

The Southeast Asian version of Nickelodeon (broadcast from Singapore) made available to the viewers on Sky Digital and UHF in New Zealand in January 2000.

The original Nickelodeon logo used from August 2006 to 2008

Closure[edit]

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.[1] This meant that Viacom's television channel operations in New Zealand were to be overseen from Australia, with both Nick Jr. launched and MTV Classic announced to launch in New Zealand.

On 1 December 2010, the Australian version of Nickelodeon replaced the New Zealand version.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MTV to close NZ offices". The New Zealand Herald. New Zealand Press Association. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Nick Junior To Launch on Sky in New Zealand" (Press release). MTV Networks Asia Pacific. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2010.