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Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon 2009 logo.svg
Logo (Since 15 March 2010)
Broadcast area Asia
Network ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA
Slogan Putting kids first
Headquarters
Programming
Language(s) English
Malay
Indonesian
Thai
Taiwanese
Cantonese
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
Owner ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA
Sister channels MTV
Comedy Central
Nick Jr.
MTV Live HD
Paramount Channel
History
Launched 16 July 1996; 24 years ago (16 July 1996)
Links
Website Official website

Nickelodeon is an Asian pay television channel operated by ViacomCBS, broadcasting from Singapore to the audiences in the rest of Asia & some regions in Oceania. Launched on 16 July 1996, the channel broadcasts Nickelodeon's original series, being a version of the namesake television channel in the United States, but it also airs the shows from third-party companies. The programs are in English.

The channel was also used to be available in South Korea, New Zealand and the Philippines, but it was later replaced by the specific versions for the respective areas.

Availability

Middle East

Main Article: Nickelodeon (Middle East & North African TV channel)

In the Middle East, Nickelodeon Asia was made available to the Middle Eastern viewers in the region via the ABS-2 satellite and it was broadcast in English. Previously, the channel was made available to the Middle Eastern viewers in the region via the Palapa C2 and D satellites until 2010, when Nickelodeon Asia left Palapa D.

Singapore

In Singapore, Nickelodeon Asia is available in English.

Indonesia

In Indonesia, Nickelodeon Asia is available in Indonesian and it was launched sometime in 2000.

Malaysia & Brunei

In Malaysia & Brunei, Nickelodeon Asia is available on providers such as Astro & Unifi TV since its launch on 21 May 1999, Nickelodeon is available in English, Malay and Mandarin.

Thailand

In Thailand, Nickelodeon Asia is available on TrueVisions and it was broadcast in Thai.

Vietnam

In Vietnam, Nickelodeon is a programming block on YouTV branded as Nick & You first launched in September, 2016.

Taiwan

In Taiwan, Nickelodeon Asia is available in Taiwanese Mandarin.

Hong Kong & Macau

In Hong Kong, Nickelodeon Asia is available in Cantonese and in Macau, Nickelodeon is available on Macau Cable Now.

Mainland China

In Mainland China, Nickelodeon Asia was made available to the Chinese viewers via a programming block branded as HaHa Nick based in Shanghai which existed from May 2005-October 2007 broadcasting in Mandarin Chinese, Nickelodeon is currently defunct in China with programs going the channels such as CNTV.

Maldives

The channel was made available on Medianet in June 2018.

Sri Lanka

in Sri Lanka, Nickelodeon Asia started airing in August 2018 on Dialog TV replacing Nick India. However, Nick India continues to broadcast on PEO TV.

South Korea

Main Article: Nickelodeon (South Korean TV channel)

In South Korea, Nickelodeon Asia was launched in 2003 in South Korea airing in English though was replaced by an Independent South Korean feed on 1 August, 2005 airing in Korean.

Kids Choice Awards

Indonesia

The Indonesia Kids Choice Awards is the first Kids Choice Awards set in Asia next to the Philippines. The first show was held since 2008 in Jakarta and was first hosted by Tora Sudiro, Tasya Kamila and Ringgo Agus Rahman and some various Indonesian Artist's over the years. The logo of the show is exactly the same as the US version however, it is designed for the Indonesian version of the show and still read Nickelodeon Indonesia Kids Choice Awards.

Philippines

The Philippines Kids Choice Awards is the second setting of the Kids Choice Awards in Asia preceded by Indonesia. The show was first held since 2008 at the Aliw Theater in Pasay and was first hosted by Michael V. and some various Filipino artists. According to Amit Jain, executive Vice-President and managing director of MTV Networks India, China and Southeast Asia, "This is a milestone for Nickelodeon's business in Southeast Asia as it will deliver on Nick's commitment of providing global kids-centric shows and properties which are adapted to reflect local tastes and aspirations." The Philippines KCA has been inactive all over the years.

Programming

Sister channels

Nick Jr. is the preschool channel which replaced the Nick Jr. block on Nickelodeon's main pan-Asian feed since 1 July 2011. It was launched on 18 May 2011 on StarHub TV Channel 304 in Singapore and on TelkomVision Channel 305 in Indonesia. The channel had expand its broadcast to other parts of Southeast Asia in later 2011.

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