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Country Canada
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Language(s) English
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
Owner YTV Canada Inc.
(Corus Entertainment, under license from ViacomCBS)
Sister channels YTV
Treehouse TV
Launched November 2, 2009; 13 years ago (2009-11-02)
Replaced Discovery Kids (most providers)
Available on most cable systems Channel slots vary on each operator
Bell Satellite TV Channel 559 (SD)
Shaw Direct Channel 550 (SD)
Bell Aliant Fibe TV Channel 256 (SD)
Channel 510 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 559 (SD)
Channel 1559 (HD)
Bell MTS Channel 253 (SD)
Channel 1253 (HD)
Optik TV Channel 9614 (SD)
Channel 614 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 92 (SD)
Channel 392 (HD)
VMedia Channel 231 (SD)
TotalTV Channel 150 (SD)

Nickelodeon is a Canadian English language specialty channel based on the U.S. cable network of the same name owned by Corus Entertainment under a brand licensing agreement with ViacomCBS.

As with all of its sister networks throughout the world, Nickelodeon airs programs aimed at children and young teenagers. Prior to the channel's launch, YTV and Treehouse TV served as the main outlets for both Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. programs under output agreements with Viacom. Both channels continue to premiere new original series from the U.S. networks as they are more widely distributed than the Canadian Nickelodeon channel, owing to their status as analog channels.

Nickelodeon is one of two ViacomCBS-branded networks owned by Corus; CMT is jointly owned by the two companies.


Nickelodeon primarily serves as a cellar channel for original programming seen on its American counterpart, with most of Nickelodeon's current programming airing on YTV. The channel airs a mixture of both contemporary and older series, while also carrying a commercial-free, Nick Jr.-branded block of preschool programming during the daytime hours. To fulfill Canadian content requirements, the channel also airs series sourced from Corus' program libraries. Beginning in February 2018, the channel also incorporated movies and specials into its schedule.

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