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|Launched||22 July 2002|
|Network||Nickelodeon (UK & Ireland)|
|Owned by||(Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky)|
|Picture format||576i 16:9 SDTV|
|Audience share||0.08% (March 2017 , BARB)|
|Country||United Kingdom and Ireland|
|Broadcast area|| United Kingdom |
|Formerly called||Nicktoons TV|
(22 July 2002 – October 2004)
| Virgin Media |
|Virgin Media Ireland||Channel 606|
|TalkTalk Plus TV||Channel 485|
|Eir Vision||Channel 606|
|Now TV||Watch live (UK only)|
Nicktoons (known as Toons in "Next" bumpers) is a British pay television channel launched on 22 July 2002. It is a cartoon-based sister channel to Nickelodeon. The channel airs Nicktoons, as well as acquired programming from outside providers. Unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since launch.
A cartoon is a type of illustration, possibly animated, typically in a non-realistic or semi-realistic style. The specific meaning has evolved over time, but the modern usage usually refers to either: an image or series of images intended for satire, caricature, or humor; or a motion picture that relies on a sequence of illustrations for its animation. Someone who creates cartoons in the first sense is called a cartoonist, and in the second sense they are usually called an animator.
Nickelodeon is a British pay television network focused on kids programming, it is operated under a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks Europe and Sky.
Nicktoons was launched on 22 July 2002 as "Nicktoons TV". In October 2004, the channel was rebranded from Nicktoons TV to NickToons. The channel's first imaging campaign featured The Pixel characters as their first mascots, designed by Slomo Productions.
From February 2007 to 30 April 2010, there were 4 mascots; Rooftop, Beat, Colin, and Spoon, designed by Studio AKA. [ specify ] On 13 November 2014, there were new idents introduced with eyes of the characters. [ citation needed ]The new 'worldwide rebrand' logo for Nicktoons was introduced on 30 April 2010 (along with the full lower-casing of the channel name), with a new imaging campaign introduced on 2 January 2012.
Studio AKA is an animation studio producing television commercials, TV programmes and short films. The company was founded in 1989. Notable productions include Hey Duggee, a TV series aimed at 2 to 5 year olds produced for CBeebies, which was recommissioned for a second series and which was awarded an International Emmy in 2017 and a BAFTA, and Lost and Found, an animated short film based on the children’s picture book by Oliver Jeffers, which won a BAFTA in 2009.
On 2 January 2019, the channel started broadcasting for 24 hours a day, along with other Nickelodeon channels in the UK.
On 18 August 2008, a new spin-off channel to Nicktoons was launched under the title of Nicktoonsters. The channel was exclusive to Sky . The channel broadcast older programming which was dropped from the main Nicktoons scheduled prior to launch. It took up half the time of a channel space shared with Comedy Central Extra +1.The channel closed on 31 July 2009 and was replaced with a 1-hour timeshift of Nicktoons, Nicktoons Replay on 1 August 2009.
Comedy Central Extra is a European pay television channel that launched in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in 2003. A Dutch version was launched in 2011. In 2012 a version of Comedy Central Extra was launched in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, in 2013 in Romania and Bulgaria, in 2014 in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and in 2016 in Albania.
A +1 feed of Nicktoons known as Nicktoons Replay launched in place of Nicktoonsters on 1 August 2009.The channel was discontinued 1 October 2012, with Comedy Central Extra +1 again in full control of the channel slot's airtime. Nicktoons Replay's old EPG position was used to launch a one-hour timeshift of Nick Jr., titled Nick Jr. +1.
On 13 September 2012, it was announced that Sky would be launching an Irish feed of NickToons.It launched 16 October 2012.
In 2004, when Nicktoons TV extended its hours, the 19:00 – 22:00 slot was called Toonz2Nite (extended further to 23:00 in November 2005). This had a separate, distinct presentation from the main channel, and the programmes shown were generally aimed at older viewers.[ original research? ]
The network began airing shows from NickSplat on 9 January 2017 until they stopped for unknown reasons around February 2017.[ citation needed ]
Nick at Nite is an American programming block that broadcasts nightly over the channel space of Nickelodeon. It broadcasts usually from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m on weekdays, Saturdays from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., and Sundays from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.. Its programming starts time varies with holidays and special programming among the two networks with adults ages 18-41.
Nicktoons is an American pay television channel that is owned by Viacom. Geared towards both children aged 6-14, the channel 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.
Nickelodeon is an Australian children's television channel operated by a joint venture of Foxtel Networks and Viacom International Media Networks Asia Pacific. Being a version of the namesake television channel in the United States, the channel broadcasts Nickelodeon's original series, as well as shows from third-party companies.
Comedy Central is a British pay television channel that carries comedy programming, both original and syndicated. This channel is specific to audiences within the United Kingdom and Ireland. The channel is aligned with the original US version of the channel. The channel started as Paramount Channel in 1995, before rebranding as the Paramount Comedy Channel in 1997 and again as Paramount Comedy 1 before finally becoming Comedy Central on 6 April 2009.
Disney Channel is a kids and teen's entertainment channel available in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland since 1 October 1995. A one-hour timeshift service called Disney Channel +1 is available on Sky and Virgin Media. Disney Channel currently has two sister channels; Disney Junior and Disney XD.
Nick Jr. is a British television channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland operated by a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks Europe and Sky. The channel is aimed at pre-school children.
The Dutch version of Nickelodeon, broadcasting in the Netherlands and the Flanders region of Belgium, launched on 14 July 2003. In addition to the general Nickelodeon programmes, local productions such as ZOOP, Het Huis Anubis, Het Huis Anubis en de Vijf van het Magische Zwaard and SuperNick are also broadcast. The Dutch Kids' Choice Awards were presented in 2004, 2005 and 2007, featuring nominees that are relevant to Dutch audiences. In 2010 the American Kids' Choice Awards aired, which included categories for the Netherlands and Flanders inserted into the broadcast.
Nickelodeon Germany is a German free-to-air television channel, part of the international Nickelodeon franchise. Originally launched in 1995, and relaunched in 2005, Nickelodeon is based in Berlin. The channel is available on subscription services and as an unscrambled, free-to-air (FTA) satellite signal. On 31 March 2010, the channel re-adopted the name Nickelodeon on air and online, in addition to the new Nickelodeon logo and graphical package being rolled out internationally at the time. Since then, the channel is also broadcast in English in addition to German on a secondary audio track.
Nickelodeon is a Latin American pay television channel, counterpart of the American network of the same name. It is owned by Viacom and was launched on 20 December 1996. It includes shows like Skimo and the hit teen drama Isa TKM and its successor Isa TK+.
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is the international division of Viacom. The company oversees the production, broadcasting and promotion of key Viacom brands outside of the United States. These brands include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, VIVA, Colors and Game One.
Nickelodeon Sweden is a children's channel broadcasting to Sweden.
Nicktoonsters was a short-lived television channel in the United Kingdom & Ireland, which launched on 18 August 2008 on Sky. It was a spinoff channel of Nicktoons.
Late night television is one of the dayparts in television broadcast programming. It follows prime time and precedes the overnight television programming graveyard slot. The slot generally runs from about 11:30 PM to 2:00 AM local time, with variations according to the time zone and broadcaster.
Nickelodeon is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is part of the Nickelodeon Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom, which focuses on programs aimed at children and teenagers; it has since expanded to include three spin-off digital cable and satellite networks in the United States, and international channels in six continents.
Nickelodeon Brazil is a cable and satellite television channel, the Brazilian counterpart of the American network Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon Philippines is a pay television channel that was launched on 1 April 2011 as a localised variant of American channel Nickelodeon, with programming aimed at children and teenagers. It is owned by Viacom International Media Networks Asia Pacific in partnership with All Youth Channels. Upon its launch, it replaced the Southeast Asian feed of Nickelodeon in the Philippines, which used to be distributed in the country since its launch in 1996.
Nick Jr. is an American pay television channel that is run by the Nickelodeon Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom, the channel's ultimate owner headquartered in New York City. The channel, which is aimed at children aged 2-5, features a mix of originally-produced programming, and series previously and concurrently aired on the Nick Jr. block and its previous iterations. Some of Nick Jr.'s programming includes series such as Sunny Day,PAW Patrol, Bubble Guppies,Blaze and the Monster Machines,Shimmer and Shine, and Dora and Friends: Into the City!. Due to the Nickelodeon block, Nick Jr. is sometimes disclaimed on air as "the Nick Jr. channel" to avoid confusion, especially at times of day where both Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. are both carrying preschool programming.
TeenNick is an American pay television channel that is owned by Nickelodeon Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. Aimed primarily at teenagers aged 13–19, the channel mainly features second runs of Nickelodeon-produced series and specials, feature films, and acquired programs initially geared towards pre-teens and young teenagers.