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Nickelodeon 2009 logo.svg
Launched April 1, 1979; 41 years ago (1979-04-01)
Owned by ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters New York City, New York
Sister channel(s)
(channel space shared with nighttime programming block Nick at Nite)
  • Channel 299 (East, HD/SD)
  • Channel 300 (West, SD)
  • Channel 1300 (VOD)
Dish Network
  • Channel 170 (East, HD/SD)
  • Channel 171 (West, SD)
C band AMC 11 - Channel 64 (West) (4DTV Digital)
Available on most cable systems Varies by cable provider
Verizon Fios
  • Channel 252 (SD East)
  • Channel 752 (HD)
AT&T U-verse
  • Channel 314 (East, SD)
  • Channel 1314 (East, HD)
Google Fiber Channel slots may vary
Internet television
Philo Internet Protocol television
FuboTV Internet Protocol television
PlutoTV Internet Protocol television

Nickelodeon is a worldwide cable television network. Airing Sundays-Fridays from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. It is made for children. The network was started in 1977 as Pinwheel. During the late mornings and afternoons, Nickelodeon shows Nick Jr.. This is a group of learning programs and series for younger children. They are shown while the older children are in school. At night, the network shows Nick at Nite. Nick at Nite is a group of reruns of older series that parents watched when they were younger.

Rugrats is the series which has been shown for the longest time on Nickelodeon. The series has been shown for thirteen years. It was the most popular show on the network until they started showing SpongeBob SquarePants. Rugrats has led to two spin-offs, All Grown Up! and Suzy and Angelica's Preschool Daze.

The network makes a magazine called Nickelodeon Magazine, which was last released on December 2009. It also has events and special programs every year, for example, the Kids Choice Awards.

2003-2005 rebrand

In April 2003, Nickelodeon began using its famous splat design as its main logo in the United States. After this, all other Nickelodeon international channels began using it as its main logo and the other morphing logos were used on small occasions. The UK was the last to rebrand to this, in September 2005.

Logos (2001-2002-2003-2004)

  1. Bone
  2. Elephant
  3. Saturn (See for The Upside Down Show and Blue's Clues: 1999 inc.)
  4. Dog Balloon
  5. Dog's Bone
  6. Fish
  7. Haypile
  8. Shark

Related networks and services

See also: List of Nickelodeon channels around the world

Nick Jr

Nick Jr. is the channel for preschool children. It is an abbreviation of Nickelodeon Junior. It was launched in 1988 in the United States.

Nick 2

Nick 2 (formerly Nick Too) is a commercial-free time shift service of Nickelodeon. It began on July 1, 1989. It is owned by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom. This channel shows what was on the channels Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Nick at Nite three hours earlier than the normal feed of the channel. It is not available Time Warner Cable and Cablevision.

Nick Radio

Nick Radio is a radio network that launched on September 30, 2013, in a partnership between the network and iHeartMedia (then called Clear Channel Communications), which distributes the network mainly via its iHeartRadio web platform and mobile app; its programming is also streamed via the website and on New York City radio station WHTZ as a secondary HD channel. Nick Radio focuses on Top 40 and pop music (geared towards the network's target audience of children and adolescents, with radio edits of some songs incorporated due to inappropriate content), along with celebrity interview features. In addition to regular on-air DJs, Nick Radio also occasionally features guest DJ stints by popular artists as well as stars from Nickelodeon's original series.

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