|Network||ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA|
Cantonese (Hong Kong)
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA|
MTV Live HD
|Launched||16 July 1996|
|Replaced||Nickelodeon India (On specific providers in Sri Lanka and the Maldives)|
Nickelodeon New Zealand (in New Zealand)
Nickelodeon is an Asian pay television channel operated by ViacomCBS, broadcasting from Singapore to audiences in the rest of Asia and some regions in Oceania like Polynesia and Papua New Guinea. The channel was launched on 16 July 1996 and mainly broadcasts original series from Nickelodeon's namesake television channel in the United States. The programs are broadcast in English.
The channel was formerly available in South Korea, Bangladesh, New Zealand, India and the Philippines, but it was later replaced by region-specific versions.
The channel was launched on Showtime Arabia in the Middle East on 16 July 1996 as a 24-hour English-language TV channel. Then, the network expanded into the Far East via pan-regional feed broadcast from Singapore on 5 November 1996. In October 1998, Nickelodeon decided to reach the popular channel to the Philippines, Japan and 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 USA 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 Nickelodeon (Southeast Asia) TV based in Singapore. 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.
On 15 March 2010 it got a new logo and new programs from the United States. On 11 April 2011, a new schedule was launched to put live-action programs in the primetime slot and doubled the Nick Jr. block. On 1 July 2011 the Nick Jr. block was removed. In February 2013, The Nicktoons block launched.
In 2012, Nickelodeon used new graphics used in the US and UK, but only applied to selected programs' promos and station IDs. The former Nick-Asia graphics is still used.
In November 2012, a 60-second ad called Nickelodeon Style aired.
In 18 August 2014, a new feed with a new schedule was launched to replace this feed in the rest of Asia (excluding Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines), Hong Kong, and Taiwan while this feed continues its broadcast and schedule in Indonesia and Malaysia.
On July 17, 2017, the channel was rebranded into the US version. It was made by Superestudio, an Argentinian branding agency.
Main article: Nickelodeon (Middle Eastern & North African TV channel)
In the Middle East, Nickelodeon Asia was made available to the Middle Eastern viewers in the region via the ABS-2 satellite and it was broadcast in English. Previously, the channel was made available to the Middle Eastern viewers in the region via the Palapa C2 and D satellites until 2010, when Nickelodeon Asia left Palapa D.
In Singapore, Nickelodeon Asia is available in English the channel was launched in September, 2001 both Available on Starhub TV & Singtel TV
In Indonesia, Nickelodeon Asia is available in Indonesian and it was launched sometime in 2000, Currently Available on First Media, MNC Vision (Also on Same Group Brands MNC Play & Acquired on Same Group KVision), Transvision, Indihome UseeTV, Nex Parabola
Main article: Nickelodeon (Malaysian TV channel)
In Malaysia & Brunei, Nickelodeon Asia is available on providers such as Astro & Unifi TV since its launch on 21 May 1999, Nickelodeon is available in English, Malay and Mandarin.
In Thailand, Nickelodeon Asia is available as channel 452 on TrueVisions and it was broadcast in Thai. In 2020, Nickelodeon Is Extended to AIS Play, TOTipTV & 3BB Giga TV for Major Pay Television Networks in Thailand alongside with Nick Jr.
In Taiwan, Nickelodeon Asia is available in Taiwanese Mandarin.
In Hong Kong, Nickelodeon Asia is available in Cantonese and in Macau, Nickelodeon is available on Macau Cable TV, Nickelodeon was launched in Hong Kong in February, 2002 on Now TV & Cable TV, Lastly on Hong Kong's TVB.
In the Maldives, Nickelodeon Asia was made available on Medianet in June 2018.
In Myanmar, Nickelodeon Asia is available on channel 15 on Sky Net and Canal+ Myanmar Channel 114, also on OTT Platform Cookie TV.
in Sri Lanka, Nickelodeon Asia started airing in August 2018 on Dialog TV replacing Nick India. However, Nick India continues to broadcast on PEO TV.
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 the South Korean Nickelodeon until 2014.
In Vietnam, Nickelodeon is a programming block on YouTV branded as Nick & You first launched in September, 2016.
In Mainland China, Nickelodeon was made available to the Chinese viewers via a programming block branded as HaHa Nick based in Shanghai which existed from May 2005-October 2007 broadcasting in Mandarin Chinese, Nickelodeon is currently defunct in China with programs going the channels such as CNTV.
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.
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." The Philippines KCA has been inactive all over the years.
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 since 1 July 2011. It was launched on 18 May 2011 on StarHub TV Channel 304 in Singapore and on TelkomVision Channel 305 in Indonesia. The channel had expand its broadcast to other parts of Southeast Asia in later 2011.