Nicktoons (British and Irish TV channel) facts for kids
|Country||United Kingdom and Ireland|
|Broadcast area||United Kingdom and Ireland|
|Picture format||576i 16:9 SDTV|
|Owner||Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky Group)|
Nick Jr. Too
|Launched||22 July 2002|
|Former names||Nicktoons TV
(22 July 2002 – 11 October 2004)
(12 October 2004 – 30 April 2010)
|Virgin Media Ireland||Channel 606|
|TalkTalk Plus TV||Channel 485|
|BT (via Now TV)||Channel 469|
|Eir Vision||Channel 606|
|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.
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.
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.
On 13 September 2012, it was announced that Sky would be launching an Irish feed of NickToons. It launched 16 October 2012.
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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