Nickelodeon (Europe)


Nickelodeon (Europe)
Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon logo new.svg
Nickelodeon Logo (From January 2010)
Launched September 1, 1993
Owned by MTV Networks Europe
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Broadcast area Europe
Website www.nickelodeon.tv

Nickelodeon the cable and digital satellite television network dedicated to kids. Nickelodeon is widely available throughout Europe as a subscription service or free-to-air service; depending on what region in Europe you are living in. Nickelodeon is seen in 24.2 million households throughout Europe, via channels and blocks[1].

Nickelodeon is operated by MTV Networks Europe on behalf of its owner Viacom. Nickelodeon first launched in Europe in the United Kingdom in 1993, following this Nickelodeon subsequently launched a pan-European version of the channel and other local Nickelodeon channels.

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Pan-European Nickelodeon

The Pan-European version, known as Nickelodeon airs a selection of programming from Nickelodeon in the USA and local shows from Nickelodeon in the UK and Australia. Nickelodeon Europe is a 24 hour pan-regional feed reaching Europe. The channel is primarily available in English with additional soundtracks in Russian and Hungarian. A total of more than 68 million homes across Europe and Central Asia can view the pan-European version of Nickelodeon. In a number of countries in Europe also host a local version of the channel and/or localized programming blocks. The UK/Ireland version of the network launched their HD simulcast channel on 5 October 2010 over Sky [2], and it is expected that further launches of HD channels will occur across the continent in the next few years.

Global On-Air Identity

In January 2010, Viacom International launched a global on-air identity campaign for its Nickelodeon channels worldwide (except Nickelodeon US, which adopted the new look identity September 28, 2009). The new look on air-identity debuted on Nickelodeon (France) January 29, 2010[3], Nickelodeon UK, and Nickelodeon Ireland on February 15, 2010[4], Nickelodeon (Poland) on March 4,in Africa on March 13, 2010, and on Nickelodeon Netherlands, Germany, Nickelodeon Austria and Nickelodeon Switzerland on March 31, 2010[5]. The new look design incorporates the newly designed Nickelodeon logo which originally launched on Nickelodeon US in September, 2009. It also introduces the Nickelodeon brands TeenNick and Nicktoons to Europe and a new look Nick Jr. The roll-out of Nickelodeon's new global on-air, online and offline branding will take place throughout 2010 on all Nickelodeon channels worldwide (with exception to Nickelodeon US).

Localized Nickelodeon channels in EMEA

Country Title Air Date New Look Release Date Note
 United Kingdom Nickelodeon UK September 1, 1993 February 15, 2010
 Germany Nickelodeon Deutschland July 1995 Ended on June 1, 1998 (Original version)
 Finland Nickelodeon (Scandinavia) 1996 (block)
February 1997 (channel)
March 31, 2010 Also in Norway
 Norway Nickelodeon (Scandinavia) Also in Finland
Arab League Arab World Nickelodeon (Arabia) 1996 (block)
July 23, 2008(channel)
Will not be used because they left the company, and will be closed down
 Croatia
 Montenegro
 Bulgaria
Nickelodeon (Croatia) (served by European feed) November 1997 2010
 Turkey Nickelodeon (Turkey) December 10, 1997 (block)
February 2003 (channel)
March 31, 2010 Closed in August 31, 2011; replaced with MTV Europe
 Switzerland Nickelodeon (Swiss) September 28, 1998 (block)
April 1, 2009 (channel)
March 31, 2010
 Russia
 CIS
Nickelodeon CIS November 1998 February 10, 2010 Accidentally airs older idents sometimes
 Hungary Nickelodeon (Hungary) November 1998 (block), January 2000 (channel) February 10, 2010 Is part of Eastern Europe
 Romania Nickelodeon (Romania) December 1998 (block)
February 10, 2010 (channel)
February 10, 2010 In Eastern Europe
 Spain Nickelodeon (Spain) March 1999 April 1, 2010 Also Available in Spanish
 South Africa Nickelodeon (Africa) June 1999 (block)
July 2008 (channel)
March 13, 2010
 United Kingdom Nick Jr. UK September 1999 April 30, 2010
 United Kingdom Nick Replay September 1999 February 2010 Timeshift service of Nickelodeon UK
 Poland Nickelodeon (Poland) November 7, 1999 (block)
July 10, 2008 (channel)
March 1, 2010 October 4, 2011 (a language on Nick HD Europe) Formerly as a block on Fantastic, which was closed on July 1, 2001
 Norway Nickelodeon (Norway) 2000 Ended in 2007
 United Kingdom Nicktoons UK July 2002 April 30, 2010
 Netherlands Nickelodeon (Netherlands & Flanders) September 2002 March 31, 2010 Timeshared with several channels between 2002–2003 and 2005-2011.
 Belgium:  Flanders January 2004 Timeshared with MTV (Netherlands & Flanders)
 Israel Nickelodeon Israel July 2003 May 2, 2010 Owned by Tipo
 Ireland Nickelodeon Ireland February 2004 February 15, 2010
 Italy Nickelodeon Italy November 2004 April 1, 2010
 Netherlands

 Belgium:  Flanders

Nick Jr. (Netherlands & Flanders) January 1, 2005 March 31, 2010
 Germany Nickelodeon Germany Originally in July 1995, now September 2005 March 31, 2010
 Portugal Nickelodeon (Portugal) September 2005 April 1, 2010
 France Nickelodeon (France) November 2005 January 29, 2010
 France Nickelodeon Junior November 2005 January 29, 2010
 United Kingdom Nick Jr. 2 April 2006 April 30, 2010
 Ireland Nick Jr. Ireland 2006 April 30, 2010 Part of the British version of Nick Jr.
 Austria Nickelodeon (Austria) September 2006 March 31, 2010
 Netherlands

 Belgium:  Flanders

Nicktoons (Netherlands & Flanders) August 1, 2007 March 31, 2010
Nick Hits (Netherlands & Flanders) August 1, 2007 March 31, 2010
 Germany
 Austria
 Switzerland
Nick Premium December 2007 Ended on March 31, 2010
 Denmark Nickelodeon Denmark March 2008 March 31, 2010
 Sweden Nickelodeon Sweden June 2008 March 31, 2010
 United Kingdom Nicktoonsters August 2008 N/A Closed July 2009, replaced with NickToons Replay
 United Kingdom NickToons Replay July 2009 April 30, 2010 Timeshift service of NickToons
 Italy Nickelodeon +1 Italy July 31, 2009 April 1, 2010 Timeshift service of Nickelodeon Italy
 Italy Nick Jr. (Italy) July 31, 2009 April 1, 2010
Czech RepublicSlovakia Czech Republic Nickelodeon (Central & Eastern Europe) February 10, 2010 February 10, 2010
 Greece Nickelodeon (Greece) September 3, 2010 September 3, 2010
 Poland Nick Jr. (Poland) October 4, 2010 October 4, 2010

Nickelodeon Branded Programming Blocks in EMEA

Localized language programming:

  • South Africa Nick on M-Net/KTV in Africa (1999-)
  • Russia Nick on TNT Russia in Russia (2002-)
  • Italy Nick on Raisat2 in Italy (1997–2000)
  • Switzerland Nick on SF2 in Switzerland (1997–2004)
  • Belgium Nick on TMF in Belgium (2002–2005)
  • Turkey Nick on CNBCe in Turkey (2002-)
  • United Kingdom Noggin. (formerly Nick Jr.) on TMF in UK (2003–2007)
  • Republic of Ireland Nick and Nick Jr in Irish language on TG4
  • Hungary Nick on M-Sat (1998–2001) and Nick on TV2 (Hungary)
  • Cyprus Nick on Lumiere TV in Cyprus (2001-) and pay tv channels (2001–2003)
  • Arab League Nick on Showtime in the Middle East (1996–2002)
  • Serbia Nickelodeon on B92 in Serbia (2002-)
  • Kazakhstan Nickelodeon on NTK in Kazakhstan (2009-)
  • Ukraine Nickelodeon on QTV (weekdays) & STB (weekends) in Ukraine (2010-)
  • Bulgaria Nick on Super 7 (Bulgaria) in Bulgaria

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