NickMusic facts for kids
|Slogan||Where music comes to play, the Nickelodeon way|
|Headquarters||One Astor Plaza
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Picture format||480i 4:3 (SDTV) presented in 16:9 letterbox|
|Owner||Viacom (2002–2006, 2005–2019)
(National Amusements (2002–present))
|Parent||MTV Entertainment Group (2002-2016)
Nickelodeon Networks (2016-present)
(MTV Networks (2002-2011)
Viacom Media Networks (2011-2019)
ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks (2019-present))
|Launched||May 1, 2002|
|Former names||MTV Hits (2002–16)|
|Available on many cable systems||Consult local listings|
|Dish Network||Channel 368|
|C-Band||AMC 18-Channel 232 (H2H 4DTV)|
|AT&T U-verse||Channel 509|
|Verizon FiOS||Channel 214|
NickMusic is an American pay television network owned by ViacomCBS, under the editorial control of its children's cable network Nickelodeon (marking the network's sixth brand extension in its history). It is part of Nickelodeon Networks which itself is part of the Kids and Family Group unit of ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, and mainly carries music video and music-related programming from younger pop artists that appeal to Nickelodeon's target audience, with some videos edited for content to meet a general TV-PG rating applied across the network's broadcast day, or substituted with a lyric video instead.
Like its sister music video-only networks BET Jams, BET Soul, and CMT Music, NickMusic is based on an automated "wheel" schedule that was introduced during the early years of MTV2. A new loop starts at 6 a.m. Eastern Time, and is then repeated at 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The network has no individual or original programs; TeenNick Top 10 was cancelled in mid-2018. In electronic program listings, the titles of each 'block' merely delineate an hour in those listings and outside those titles denoting video theming, aren't mentioned on air.
Bumpin' Beats usually composes of mainly dance and pop songs, while the Crushworthy theme is mainly made up of artists with heavy social and musical appeal. The Hit List denotes the most popular songs on the charts, with Videos We Heart playing the same role. Pop Playback is mainly made up of older music videos or those from the recent past, while Weekend Vibes is mainly a light pop block. Nick Mix is usually made up of videos from past and present Nickelodeon musical artists or video remixes of the network's promotions, along with isolated musical interludes in the network's series. Finally, Fresh Faces consists of material from newer or 'on the verge' younger artists.
NickMusic is available on most pay-TV providers, along with Verizon FiOS, and AT&T U-verse. It is one of the few remaining MTV Digital Suite original channels that is not available on DirecTV (the then MTV Digital Suite having been created to provide an advantage of digital cable-exclusive channels to providers). One of the last cable holdouts, Time Warner Cable, added the music channels of the MTV Digital Suite in the summer of 2012 back when it was branded "MTV Hits" as part of a wider agreement to give TWC's tablet application access to Viacom's networks.
Netherlands & Flanders
The channel launched as Nick Hits on 2 August 2007 and was rebranded as Nick Music on 1 February 2017.
Australia & New Zealand
An Australian version of NickMusic launched on 1 and 6 July 2020 on Foxtel and Sky (New Zealand) respectively, as a direct simulcast of the aforementioned Dutch version. In Australia, the channel replaced Foxtel's former music network [V].
The channel became available in some Latin American countries on August 31, 2020 replacing VH1 MegaHits and Nicktoons in other territories.
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