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|Headquarters|| One Astor Plaza |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Picture format|| 1080i HDTV |
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks|
|Sister channels|| Nickelodeon |
Nick at Nite
|Launched||May 1, 2002|
|Former names||Nicktoons TV (2002–03)|
Nicktoons Network (2005–09)
|Available on many cable providers||Consult local listings|
|Dish Network||Channel 178 (SD)|
|DirecTV||Channel 302 (SD)|
Channel 302 (HD)
|Verizon FiOS||Channel 254 (SD)|
Channel 754 (HD)
|AT&T U-Verse||Channel 318 (SD)|
Channel 1318 (HD)
|YouTube TV, Sling TV, Philo, Hulu + Live TV|
Nicktoons (also known as Nicktoons Network) is an American pay television channel owned by ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks. The channel is mainly geared towards children aged 7–14,and broadcasts original animated series from sister network Nickelodeon, known as Nicktoons, along with other original animated series, some feature films, and foreign animated programs from Nickelodeon's international networks 24 hours a day.
As of September 2018, approximately 56.9 million American households (51.3% of households with television) received Nicktoons.
On August 11, 1991, Nicktoons was originally launched as a programming block on Nickelodeon, airing animated series. The block lasted until 2002.
Nicktoons was launched as a standalone channel on May 1, 2002, as Nicktoons TV, part of the digital cable-exclusive MTV Digital Suite, in order to entice cable operators to pick up the network and give them a marketing advantage over satellite services.[ citation needed ] However, by early 2004, Nickelodeon management changed course and offered it to digital satellite services DirecTV and Dish Network. The network was originally marketed as commercial-free, with comedic promos involving Nickelodeon Animation Studios, two-minute cartoon shorts from foreign markets, and former program promotions that had previously been used on Nickelodeon taking up commercial time. By June 6, 2005, as the network's distribution increased, the network began to carry regular advertising.[ citation needed ]
On September 28, 2009, the network's logo changed as part of Nickelodeon's universal rebranding effort that also saw Nickelodeon's first logo change in 25 years, and name changes for sister networks: The N to TeenNick and Noggin to Nick Jr.
A HD feed was launched on August 13, 2013, and is available on several providers.Like Viacom's other HD channels, any programming produced in 4:3 SD is pillarboxed on this feed. As the network blended in more Nickelodeon programming into its schedule, the Nicktoons website was sunsetted, recommending viewers go to Nick.com instead before eventually being fully redirected to the Nick.com domain.
Since launch, Nicktoons has mainly aired programs carried over from the main Nickelodeon channel. Despite its name, the channel does not exclusively air "Nicktoons" (original animated shows produced by Nickelodeon). The channel has also occasionally aired some of Nickelodeon's live-action series, such as The Thundermans and Henry Danger . Due to Nickelodeon moving a lot of newer content to the channel, all the older Nicktoons, such as Hey Arnold! and The Ren and Stimpy Show , were removed from the schedule. However, Rugrats aired on the channel occasionally. As of August 2020, the Nicktoons series that still remain are mostly more modern content, along with reruns of SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents .
On September 3, 2014, a two-hour Wednesday prime time programming block named NickSports was launched on the channel, tying into the Kids' Choice Sports inaugurated that year.The block presented mainly licensed programming focusing on sports, including the Rob Dyrdek-starring Wild Grinders and NFL Rush Zone: Guardians of the Core , along with sports-related feature films such as Bend It Like Beckham , Cool Runnings , and Space Jam . Sometime in 2015, the block was moved to a Friday prime time slot. The block ended in September 2018.
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