Nicktoonsters

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Nicktoonsters
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Launched18 August 2008;11 years ago (18 August 2008)
Closed31 July 2009;10 years ago (31 July 2009)
Owned by Nickelodeon UK
(Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky plc)
Picture format(SDTV)
Audience share~0.0% (February 2009, BARB)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Ireland
Replaced by Nicktoons Replay
Sister channel(s) Nicktoons
Nickelodeon
Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. Too
Availability
(at time of closure)
Satellite
Sky Channel 630

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.

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History

Nicktoonsters' license first appeared on the OFCOM website in September 2007 (initially named "Nicktoons 2", this was changed to Nicktoonsters on 3 July 2008). [1] The network was targeted to 5-11 year old children and aired mainly older library content from Nicktoons, broadcasting twelve hours per day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, with Comedy Central Extra +1, a one-hour timeshift service of Comedy Central Extra taking the other twelve hours in a channel-sharing arrangement upon the launch of Nicktoonsters (CCE+1 had previously been a 24-hour feed).

Comedy Central Extra television station

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.

The channel launched with a Rugrats marathon week before it commenced its regular schedule on 25 August 2008, at first exclusively formed of "classic" shows. In later months, newer programmes such as The Fairly OddParents and SpongeBob SquarePants aired on holidays and weekends.

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Rugrats is an American animated children's television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The show focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently Tommy, Chuckie, twins Phil and Lil, and Angelica, and their day-to-day lives, usually involving life experiences that become much greater adventures in the imaginations of the main characters.

<i>The Fairly OddParents</i> American animated television series

The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the everyday misadventures and endeavors of Timmy Turner, a 10-year-old boy with two fairy godparents named Cosmo and Wanda. He is constantly at odds with his 16-year-old babysitter Vicky, with whom his parents are oblivious to her malevolent doings against their son. It was produced by Frederator Studios (2001–2017), Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Billionfold Inc. (2008–2017).

<i>SpongeBob SquarePants</i> American animated television series

SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine science educator and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of the title character and his friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom. The fifth-longest-running American animated series, its popularity has made it a media franchise. It is the highest rated series to air on Nickelodeon and Viacom Media Networks' most distributed property. As of late 2017, the media franchise has generated $13 billion in merchandising revenue for Nickelodeon.

Closure

The channel ended its run on 31 July 2009 at 7:00 p.m, nearly a year after its launch. A +1 feed of Nicktoons known as Nicktoons Replay replaced it the next day on 1 August 2009. [2] [3] Comedy Central Extra +1 eventually reclaimed the full 24 hours of channel space on 2 October 2012 when Nicktoons Replay was discontinued and replaced by Nick Jr. +1.

See also

Nickelodeon is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children. It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City. It broadcasts usually from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. It is primarily aimed at children and adolescents aged 2–17.

Nicktoons is a family of cable television channels owned by Viacom, with broadcasts in various countries or regions. It originated as the branding for Nickelodeon's original animated television series on August 11, 1991, but was seldom used by the network itself after the launch of the spin-off digital cable and satellite channel.

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.

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References

  1. Licence Details for Nick Toonsters Archived 2008-04-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Ceasing of Reporting - Nicktoonsters". AGB Nielsen Media. 2009-07-28.Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)[ permanent dead link ]
  3. "Implementation - Nicktoons ReplayB". AGB Nielsen Media. 2009-07-08.Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)