Nickelodeon (New Zealand TV channel)
|Nickelodeon New Zealand|
|Launched||1 August 2006|
|Closed||30 November 2010|
|Owned by||MTV Networks New Zealand (Viacom)|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 4:3)|
|Replaced||Nickelodeon (Southeast Asia) carriage in New Zealand|
|Replaced by||Nickelodeon (Australia)|
Availability at time of closure
|PBS TV (Fiji)||Channel 205|
|TelstraClear InHomeTV||Channel 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.
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.
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 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.