Nickelodeon (Latin America)

Nickelodeon (Latin America)
The new logo used since April 5th, 2010
Launched 20 December 1996
Network Nickelodeon
Owned by MTV Networks Latin America
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)(starting new channel on June 1, 2011)
Country Latin America countries
Language Spanish
English (only available as SAP)
Portuguese (Brazil Feed Only)
Broadcast area Latin America
Affiliates Televisa (Only for retransmission)
Headquarters Miami, Florida
Also in:
Mexico City, Mexico
Buenos Aires, Argentina
São Paulo, Brazil
Sister channel(s) MTV, VH1, Nick Jr.
Dish Network Mexico channel 305
SKY México channel 307
Cablemas channel 22
Internet television
Nick Turbo Available on channel's website

Nickelodeon Latin America is a cable and satellite television channel, counterpart of the American network Nickelodeon. It is oriented to Latin American region and the caribbean; mainly for children and teens. It is owned by MTV Networks Latin America. The channel was launched on December 20, 1996. It includes shows like Skimo and the hit teen drama Isa TKM and its successor Isa TK+.

The channel has a broadband channel called Nick Turbo (being the Latin American version of TurboNick).

Nickelodeon Latin America is divided into two feeds : North and South.



The channel was launched on December 20, 1996 in Latin America as a cartoon-oriented channel, being the main competitor of Cartoon Network, which was launched three years before. Another reason was it was perfect to make a channel there, because there were less kid channels in LA.

In 1999, Nickelodeon launched its official website for the region,, allowing kids to vote for their favorite cartoons in specials blocks like "Nick VS Nick", "InterNick" and "Click Nick". A broadband radio, "Nick Radio" was also available, but eventually it was replaced by the Nick Jr. official site.

The original Nickelodeon's "splat" logo. Used from 1996 to 2010

On June 9, 2008 the channel launched "Nickers", a live-action show with two hosts introducing shows and music. It followed the same line and was very similar to Disney Channel's Zapping Zone. The block was retired in all feeds in December 2008.

In 2008, two new original productions premiered, both being soap operas. The first one, Isa TKM premiered on September 29, 2008 and La Maga y el Camino Dorado premiered on October 13 of the same year.

In 2009, a new segment called NickHits, which airs classic Nick Toons, replaced Nick at Nite on weekends. September 28, 2009 premiered a sequel to Isa TKM, called Isa TK+.

On April 5, 2010, Nickelodeon Latin America started carrying the new Nick logo (with the Nick Jr. and Nick at Nite blocks and the Nick Jr. channel), already in use on many Nickelodeon networks around the world. Also that date, classic Nicktoons seen on Nick Hits became part of Nick at Nite, signaling the return of Nick at Nite branding to weekends, making every night on Nick carry the Nick at Nite brand.

Viacom is now working on the site.

In June 2010, Viacom gave the rights for Mexico to release their own Kids Choice Awards.[1] It premiered on September 4, 2010.

On July 20, 2010 premiered a sneak preview of the new original telenovela called Sueña conmigo, the first five episodes premiered all Fridays, the official release was on August 23, 2010, premiere new episodes Monday-Friday.

Through August 2010, Nickelodeon started to rerun the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender to promote the film The Last Airbender, with this, a new on-air logo showed when the series is airing, a arrow blurring takes on/off in the Nick logo.[2]

As of June–August 2010, Get Smart was removed from Nick@Nite for unknown reasons (it is unconfirmed that the series will are going to return).[3] Also, the channel started to aired promos announcing new episodes of Big Time Rush and iCarly.

Now, Nickelodeon has been more creative in their ID's and stings, including the Nick@Nite ones, especially for Rocket Power and for Hey Arnold!.

In late October, MTV Networks Latin America announced new plans for 2011, including the new upcoming teen telenovela, Grachi. New shows included Planet Sheen, Bubble Guppies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, T.U.F.F. Puppy and House of Anubis. Also, they announced a possible 2011 edition of the Kids' Choice Awards Mexico 2011 and an upcoming high definition channel, MTVNHD[4]





Nick JR.


Programming Blocks


  • NickNews is a mini block, in where to animated hosts (Violeta & Roger) give news about new programs, events and/or blocks on Nickelodeon. It airs since 2009.
  • Nicktoons is a half hour block, in where it air a variety of Nicktoons.
  • Maraton de 30/48 horas (Marathon 30/48 hours) is a weekend marathon of an specific Nickelodeon program. It can be of 30 to 48 hours (currently, they can only 48) If is necessary, Nick@Nite is out of air temporally.
  • NickCine (Nick Theater) is a block that currently airs to end the regular programming of Nickelodeon, and then Nick@Nite starts. It currently airs original productions and non ones. It first aired around the year 2001. In Friday, September 3, 2010, NickCine finally received a proper logo.
  • Nick@Nite Is aired week nightly from 10:00pm (local time) to 6:00am, since February 6, 2006.[5]
  • Nick Jr. is a block that airs every morning around 6:00am to 9:00am. After the block, the regular programming is on air. It has an own channel since July 1, 2008.[6]


  • Happy Hour. It aired TV Specials from one of the Nickelodeon programs every Friday. Was first aired around the year 2005.
  • Trioligía Nick (Nick Trilogy). It aired 3 episodes from one of the series, every Wednesday. It began around 2004 and was taken off in 2006 when Nick changed its programming.
  • NickMax. It aired NickToons, and was shown every evening. It began around 2005 and was taken off in 2008.
  • Aventurástico (Adventurism). It aired some anime like, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Martin Mystery. It was first aired in May 2005 to August 2008.
  • Fantabuloso. It aired series mostly directed to teenagers. Very similar to TeenNick. It aired at the same time as Aventurástico.
  • SLAM!. Block in were programs like Cubix, Invader Zim and Yu-Gi-Oh! were aired, it aired on weekends. It began around 2002 to 2005.
  • Nick Hits Block in were Classic NickToons were aired. It began on July 4, 2009 and was removed due the re-branding (on April 4–5, 2010).
  • Summer Beach House. Summer Beach House is a marathon of Nickelodeon aired on weekday afternoons during the summer on Nickelodeon from June to August in 2002 and 2003. It featured Nicktoon cartoon characters hanging out at a beach house during the block. The block was seen weekdays from 12 Noon to 5 PM ET / PT.
  • Copa Nick Vs. Nick (Nick Vs. Nick Cup) is a block, in were the viewers vote up via computer or cellphone. A round is for the Nicktoons and the other is for the Live Action programs. At the final of the soccer tournament the Nicktoon winner beats up with the Live-Action one. It was first aired on May 15, 2010. As part of the Latin America re-branding. Currently the cup is over, leaving questions if it will be another. The last challenge was iCarly Vs. The Penguins of Madagascar, the winner was iCarly.[7]

Events and Media

Verano Nick

Verano Nick (Nick Summer). Is a limited summer event, that holds in different places, such on beaches and hotels. It holds every year since 2007.

Calle Nick

Calle Nick (Nick Street, first announced as Nick Summer Presents: Nickelodeon's Nick Street) is a limited summer event, this time held on museums (fist held on Papalote museo del niño), in with kids can interact with Nicktoons and play some activities, such in different sections of the museum (Example, one for Fanboy & ChumChum and another one for The Mighty Bee!). It was first held on July 16, 2010 until August 5. It is unknown if the event will continue through the following years.

Kids' Choice Awards Mexico

2010 edition

In June 2010, Viacom gave the rights for Mexico to release their own Kids' Choice Awards. It was presented on September 4, 2010 in "El Teatro Chino de Six Flags" (The Chinese Theater of Six Flags) on the Six Flags Mexico park. It was presented by Omar Chaparro and Anahí.[8] The show was not show in TV until October 14, 2010.

The awards was a low budget scenario and objects that were used on the stage. Also, the Awards received special messages from the cast of iCarly (Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, Jerry Trainor and Noah Munck), and from Justin Bieber due they win the categories of Favorite TV Show and Favorite Song respectivily via a Giant Screen.

The main idea and inspiration was the "Slime" (due that in Latin America the Slime did not receive a "special importance".

2011 edition

MTV Networks Latin America estated that they' re planning a 2011 edition.[4] was released on September 3, 2011 in Six Flags, Mexico, and was premiered on September 22 at 7:30 p.m. It was presented by Danna Paola and Brian Amadeus from Moderatto. Some of the winners are Big Time Rush For Favorite International TV Show and Favorite International Artist, and Katy Perry for Favorite Song, and Grachi was the greatest winner with three awards won, including Favorite TV Show.

Revista Nick

Revista Nick (Nick Magazine) was launched in 27 November 2004 and stopped on April 2010. It contained informative non-fiction pieces, humor, interviews, pranks, and big comic book section in the center featuring original comics by leading underground cartoonists as well as strips about popular Nicktoons. It was available for people inside Mexico only. The magazine stopped publishing in April 2010, due the re-branding.

The current version and logo as of 2010.

In Fall 1999, Nickelodeon launched its official website for the region,, allowing kids to vote for their favorite cartoons in specials blocks like "Nick VS Nick", "InterNick" and "Click Nick". A broadband radio, "Nick Radio" was also available, but eventually it was replaced by the Nick Jr. official site.

In April 2010, the website was re-designed for the re-branding.

Features includes: shows information, programming, Nick Turbo (Latin American version of Turbo Nick, games, mobile service and downloads for the computer.

Other channels

Nickelodeon HD

In September 2010, MTV Networks Latin America announced new plans for 2011, one of them, the launching of Nickelodeon HD officially MTVNHD.[9]

In May 2011, MTV Networks Latin America announced more details. The programming, as the American version, will have an exclusive shows, such as SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, The Penguins of Madagascar, True Jackson, VP, Big Time Rush, Fairly OddParents, Back at the Barnyard and Victorious.[10]

The official release is expected to be on June 1, 2011, all over Latin America.[11], it's currently avaliable on Mexico (Cablevisión) and Brazil (SKY).

Nick Jr.


  • During the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards Mexico , Anahí accidentally said "Huey", considered a "minor profanity" in Spanish.
  • Many viewers claimed that the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards (aired in April 4th, 2011) was cut.
  • In 2009, when The Fairly OddParents returned from a hiatus, MTV Networks Latin America claimed the rights from Disney Channel Latin America. Disney Channel for a large time has aired the show in Latin America due that Nickelodeon have a huge amount of events, shows and schedule. MTV Networks Latin America gave the rights to Disney XD Latin America only to broadcast the first and second seasons.


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