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Nickelodeon
Logo used since August 1, 2023[a]
Broadcast area
  • Southeast Asia
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Japan
  • Parts of Oceania
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
HeadquartersSingapore
Programming
Language(s)English (Asia)
Malay (Malaysia)
Indonesian (Indonesia)
Thai (Thailand)
Mandarin (Taiwan)
Cantonese (Hong Kong)
Japanese (Japan)
Picture format1080i HDTV
SDTV 576i (downscaled)
Ownership
OwnerParamount Networks EMEAA (Paramount International Networks)
Sister channelsNick Jr.
MTV Live HD
MTV 90s
Paramount Network
Colors
Colors Infinity
History
Launched
  • June 1996; 27 years ago (1996-06) (MENA)
  • November 5, 1998; 25 years ago (1998-11-05) (Philippines)
  • February 1999; 25 years ago (1999-02) (Indonesia)
  • October 1999; 24 years ago (1999-10) (Malaysia)
  • January 2000; 24 years ago (2000-01) (New Zealand)
  • March 9, 2001; 22 years ago (2001-03-09) (Singapore)
  • February 2002; 22 years ago (2002-02) (Hong Kong)
  • August 1, 2017; 6 years ago (2017-08-01) (Unifi TV, Malaysia)
  • 2018; 6 years ago (2018) (Maldives and Dialog TV, Sri Lanka)
  • February 1, 2022; 2 years ago (2022-02-01) (Japan)
ReplacedNickelodeon India (On specific providers in Sri Lanka and the Maldives)
Disney Channel Taiwan (On specific cable providers in Taiwan)
ClosedJuly 31, 2006 (2006-07-31) (New Zealand)
Replaced byNickelodeon New Zealand (in New Zealand)
Links
WebsiteOfficial website

Nickelodeon is a pan-Asian pay television channel operated by Paramount Networks EMEAA and owned by Paramount International Networks, based in Singapore and broadcast to audiences in Southeast Asia and certain regions in Oceania like Polynesia and Papua New Guinea.[1] The channel was launched on 1998 and mainly broadcasts original series from Nickelodeon's namesake television channel in the United States.

History

The channel was first launched in the Middle East and North Africa in June 1996[2] as a 24-hour English-language TV channel.

In October 1998, Nickelodeon decided to reach the popular channel to the Philippines,[2] Japan, Russia & the CIS as an attempt to bring the popular channel to Asia. One of their shorts were Right Here, Right Now (based on the 1993 Nick US shorts) and their ID's were by FRONT. In 2003, it became a part of NickSplat (Nickelodeon's headquarters in Asia).

On October 11, 2006, Viacom's subsidiary MTV Networks Asia Pacific set up a new unit to manage a feed based in Singapore.[3][4] Nickelodeon was launched in Singapore and expanded its services in Southeast Asia and Polynesia. Nickelodeon Philippines, Nickelodeon Pakistan, and Nickelodeon India started working independently. They started their new website in 2003.

In 2018, the channel launched in both Sri Lanka (via Dialog TV) and Maldives, replacing Nickelodeon India due to the said feed's heavy localization.

On January 1, 2022, the channel launched in Taiwanese cable providers, replacing the Taiwanese feed of Disney Channel.[5]

Availability

Middle East

Main article: Nickelodeon (Middle Eastern & North African TV channel)

In the Middle East, Nickelodeon Asia was made available to Middle Eastern viewers in the region via the ABS-2 satellite and it was broadcast in English. Previously, the channel was made available to Middle Eastern viewers in the region via the Palapa C2 and D satellites until 2010, when Nickelodeon Asia left Palapa D.[citation needed]

Singapore

In Singapore, Nickelodeon Asia is available in English. The channel was launched on March 9, 2001.[2][6][7]

Indonesia

In Indonesia, Nickelodeon Asia is available in both Indonesian and English and it was launched in February 1999.[2]

Malaysia

Main article: Nickelodeon (Malaysian TV channel)

Available since October 1999;[2] currently broadcasting in English, Malaysian, Mandarin Chinese.[1]

Thailand

In Thailand, Nickelodeon Asia is available via TrueVisions and it was broadcast in Thai. In 2020, Nickelodeon was extended to AIS Play, NT Net Play & 3BB Giga TV for Major Pay Television Networks in Thailand along with Nick Jr.[citation needed]

Taiwan

In Taiwan, Nickelodeon Asia is available in Mandarin Chinese.

Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, Nickelodeon Asia is currently broadcasting in Cantonese, made available since February 2002.[2]

Maldives

In the Maldives, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Asia were launched available on Medianet in June 2018.[8]

Myanmar

In Myanmar, Nickelodeon Asia is available on Channel 15 on Sky Net and Canal+ Myanmar Channel 114 and is also on OTT Platform Cookie TV.

Sri Lanka

in Sri Lanka, Nickelodeon Asia launched in August 2018 on Dialog TV, replacing Nick India. However, Nick India continues to broadcast on PEO TV.

South Korea

Main article: Nickelodeon (South Korean TV channel)

In South Korea, Nickelodeon Asia was launched in 2003 in South Korea airing in English with subtitles in Korean and was available through SkyLife. the channel replaced Tooniverse but was later removed in 2006, SkyLife did not carry Nickelodeon until 2014.[citation needed]

On July 1, 2022, Nickelodeon was replaced with KiZmom, and relaunched as a programming block on Tooniverse.[citation needed]

Japan

Main article: Nickelodeon (Japanese TV channel)

On February 1, 2022, Nickelodeon Asia launched in Japan and replaced the Japanese version in this country.[citation needed]

Branded programming blocks across Asia

Vietnam

In Vietnam, Nickelodeon was a programming block on YouTV, branded as Nick & You. It first launched in September 2016. However, the block was closed on December 31, 2022.[citation needed]

Mainland China

In Mainland China, Nickelodeon was made available to Chinese viewers via a programming block branded as HaHa Nick based in Shanghai, which existed from May 2005 to October 2007, broadcasting in Mandarin Chinese. Nickelodeon is currently defunct in China with its programming moved to channels such as CNTV.[citation needed]

Kids Choice Awards

Indonesia

Main article: Nickelodeon Indonesia Kids' Choice Awards

The Indonesia Kids Choice Awards is the first Kids Choice Awards set in Asia next to the Philippines. The first show was held since 2008 in Jakarta and was first hosted by Tora Sudiro, Tasya Kamila and Ringgo Agus Rahman and some various Indonesian Artist's over the years. The logo of the show is exactly the same as the US version however, it is designed for the Indonesian version of the show and still read Nickelodeon Indonesia Kids Choice Awards.

Philippines

Main article: Nickelodeon Philippines Kids' Choice Awards

The Philippines Kids Choice Awards is the second setting of the Kids Choice Awards in Asia preceded by Indonesia. The show was first held since 2008 at the Aliw Theater in Pasay and was first hosted by Michael V. and some various Filipino artists. According to Amit Jain, executive vice-president and managing director of MTV Networks India, China and Southeast Asia, "This is a milestone for Nickelodeon's business in Southeast Asia as it will deliver on Nick's commitment of providing global kids-centric shows and properties which are adapted to reflect local tastes and aspirations."[9] The Philippines KCA has been inactive all over the years.

Programming

Main articles: List of programs broadcast by Nickelodeon (Southeast Asia) and List of programs broadcast by Nickelodeon

Sister channels

Main article: Nick Jr. (Southeast Asian TV channel)

Nick Jr. is the preschool channel which replaced the Nick Jr. block on Nickelodeon's main pan-Asian feed on 1 July 2011. It was launched on May 18, 2011, on StarHub TV Channel 304 in Singapore and on TelkomVision Channel 305 in Indonesia. The channel expanded its broadcast to other parts of Southeast Asia thereafter.

Logo History

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The logo's wordmark has been in use since March 15, 2010. Additionally, this logo is a variant meant to be used for white backgrounds; the main variant has a white wordmark in conjunction with a fully orange splat.

References

  1. ^ a b "Nickelodeon South East Asia". Lyngsat. Retrieved 10 March 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Nick International". Archived from the original on 16 February 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  3. ^ "MTV Networks APAC announces new structure to drive localisation strategy". Exchange4media. 12 October 2006. Retrieved 4 August 2023.
  4. ^ Osborne, Magz (12 October 2006). "MTV upheaval sees Asia prexy exit". Variety. Retrieved 4 August 2023.
  5. ^ "「Nickelodeon 」與「Nick Jr. 」兒童頻道 取代迪士尼電視頻道". Content Platform (in Chinese (Taiwan)). Taiwan. 1 January 2022. Retrieved 17 January 2024.
  6. ^ "SCV to launch new kids channel". Streats. SCV to launch new kids channel COME March 9, kids will have more reason to glue their eyes to the TV screen when the nickelodeon Channel debuts on Singapore Cable Vision’s (SCV) Channel 32. 28 February 2001. p. 16.((cite news)): CS1 maint: location (link)
  7. ^ "Nickelodeon mula disiar 9 Mac" [Nickelodeon starts airing March 9]. Berita Harian (in Malay). 5 March 2001. p. 10.
  8. ^ Zalif, Zunana. "Medianet introduces Nick Jr & Nickelodeon merchandise". Raajje. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  9. ^ "Kids' Choice Awards Set for Indonesia, Philippines". World Screen. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2023.