NickMusic
NickMusic.svg
CountryNetherlands
Broadcast areaEurope
Latin America
NetworkNickelodeon
Programming
Picture format16:9 576i (SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerParamount Networks EMEAA
Sister channelsNickelodeon
Nicktoons
Nick Jr.
MTV
MTV 80s
MTV 90s
MTV 00s
MTV Hits
MTV Live
Comedy Central
Comedy Central Extra
Paramount Network
History
Launched2 August 2007; 14 years ago (2007-08-02)
Former namesNick Hits (2007-2017)
Availability
Streaming media
Ziggo GOZiggoGO.tv (Europe)
Nick Hits logo from 2010 to 2017
Nick Hits logo from 2010 to 2017

NickMusic (formerly known as Nick Hits) is a Dutch pay-TV music video channel for children in the Netherlands and Belgium. The channel is aimed at children from 5 to 15 years old and only plays music.[1] The channel launched as Nick Hits on 2 August 2007 and was rebranded by NickMusic on 1 February 2017.[2] It plays music from popular kid-friendly artists and groups internationally such as Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Miranda Cosgrove, Christina Aguilera, Pixie Lott, Robbie Williams, Sugababes and the Jonas Brothers as well as Dutch groups like ZirkusZirkus, Jan Smit, Nick & Simon, Ch!pz, KUS and Frisz.[3]

The channel is one of the four Nickelodeon-channels in the Netherlands & Belgium (one of the three specialty networks), the other channels are Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Nicktoons.

All of the channels changed their logos on 31 March 2010 to match the new style of Nickelodeon, the only notable difference in the style of this logo is the differently written i in the word Hits.[4] After the channel name change to NickMusic the logo also changed on 1 February 2017.

It was removed from Belgacom TV (the Belgium ISP) on 1 October 2013.

On 1 July 2020, an Australian version of NickMusic was launched through the Foxtel pay-TV service, followed by Sky in New Zealand on 6 July 2020.[5] This is a direct relay of the Dutch channel, not a localised version unlike other ViacomCBS-owned channels available. As a result, many Dutch-language pop music videos are seen on the Australian channel. It further expanded to central Europe on 1 June 2021 as a replacement for MTV Music 24.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ David de Jong (August 2, 2007). "MTV Networks gestart met TMF Pure, Nick Hits en Nick Toons". Dutchmedia Weblog.
  2. ^ pietboon (26 January 2017). "Nick Hits heet voortaan Nick Music". DeRotsMedia.nl.
  3. ^ David de Jong (August 2, 2007). "MTV Networks gestart met TMF Pure, Nick Hits en Nick Toons". Dutchmedia Weblog.
  4. ^ "Nickelodeon verandert logo en vormgeving". Mediacourant.nl. March 29, 2010.
  5. ^ "Some new music channels are coming to Foxtel in July!". FOXTEL. 2020-05-04.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "A NickMusic váltja az MTV Music 24-et". DTV News (in Hungarian). 2021-05-11. Retrieved 2021-05-11.