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Nicktoons UK Logo 2014.png
Country United Kingdom and Ireland
Broadcast area United Kingdom and Ireland
Language(s) English
Picture format 576i SDTV
Owner Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky Group)
Sister channels Nickelodeon
Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. Too
Launched 22 July 2002; 20 years ago (2002-07-22)
Former names Nicktoons TV
(22 July 2002 – 11 October 2004)
(12 October 2004 – 30 April 2010)
Virgin Media
Channel 717
Virgin Media Ireland Channel 606
WightFibre Channel 102
Sky Channel 605
TalkTalk Plus TV Channel 485
BT Channel 485
BT (via Now TV) Channel 469
Plusnet Channel 485
Eir Vision Channel 606
Streaming media
Now TV Watch live (UK only)

Nicktoons UK (known as Toons in "Next" bumpers) is a UK Pay TV channel launched on Monday 22 July 2002. It is a cartoon-based sister channel to Nickelodeon. The channel airs Nicktoons, as well as acquired programming from outside providers. Unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since launch. It targets at children aged 7 to 11.

Sister channels


On 18 August 2008, a new spin-off channel to Nicktoons was launched under the title of Nicktoonsters. The channel was exclusive to Sky. The channel broadcast older programming which was dropped from the main Nicktoons schedule prior to launch. It took up half the time of a channel space shared with Comedy Central Extra +1. The channel closed on 31 July 2009 and was replaced with a 1-hour timeshift of Nicktoons, Nicktoons Replay on 1 August 2009.

Nicktoons Replay

A +1 feed of Nicktoons known as Nicktoons Replay launched in place of Nicktoonsters on 1 August 2009. The channel was discontinued 1 October 2012, with Comedy Central Extra +1 again in full control of the channel slot's airtime. Nicktoons Replay's old EPG position was used to launch a one-hour timeshift of Nick Jr., titled Nick Jr. +1.

Nicktoons Ireland

On 13 September 2012, it was announced that Sky would be launching an Irish feed of NickToons. It launched 16 October 2012.


Programming blocks

In 2004, when Nicktoons TV extended its hours, the 19:00 – 22:00 slot was called Toonz2Nite (extended further to 23:00 in November 2005). This had a separate, distinct presentation from the main channel, and the programmes shown were generally aimed at older children.

The network began airing shows from NickSplat on 9 January 2017 until they stopped for unknown reasons around February 2017.


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