Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand
Logo since August 1, 2023.[a]
CountryAustralia
New Zealand
Broadcast areaAustralia
New Zealand
Fiji
Programming
Language(s)English
Māori
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
Ownership
OwnerParamount Networks UK & Australia
Sister channelsNetwork 10
10 HD
10 Bold
10 Peach
Comedy Central
MTV
Club MTV
MTV 80s
MTV Hits
Nickelodeon (free-to-air)
Nick Jr.
NickMusic
History
Launched23 October 1995; 28 years ago (1995-10-23) (Australia)
1 December 2010; 13 years ago (2010-12-01) (New Zealand and Fiji)
ReplacedMax[1]/Classic Max (Australia; Foxtel)
Nickelodeon NZ (in New Zealand)
Links
Websitenick.com.au
Availability
Terrestrial
Foxtel (Australia)Channel 701
Fetch TV (Australia)Channel 252
Freeview AustraliaNickelodeon (free to air)
Sky Television (NZ)Channel 101
Streaming media
Sky Go
(NZ)
skygo.co.nz

Nick/Nickelodeon is an Australian and New Zealand children's pay television channel owned by Paramount Networks UK & Australia. It is based on the namesake American television channel.

Since 1 December 2010 the Australian and New Zealand versions of the subscription channel have been the same. The New Zealand-specific version of Nickelodeon ceased broadcasting the day before.

The channel ceased broadcasting on Foxtel on 1 August 2023 as a result of free-to-air channel 10 Shake rebranding as "Nickelodeon" (while retaining the same schedule) and was replaced by Nickelodeon Global. The existing pay television channel continues to broadcast through Fetch in Australia, and on Sky in New Zealand. The Fetch feed was renamed "Nick", to differentiate it from the free-to-air channel.[2]

History

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Nickelodeon Australia was launched on 23 October 1995, replacing the Max and ClassicMax channels, offering live action shows and cartoons.[3] Originally the channel timeshared with Nick at Nite which began at 8 on weekdays and 10 pm on weekends, and ended at 6 am. From 1 July 1998, the channel gained an extra half-hour on weekdays, moving Nick at Nite back to. 8.30 pm.[4] On 2 January 2000, the channel introduced "More Nick", extending its broadcast hours to 10 pm every night of the week.[5][6] Eventually in July/August 2000, Nick at Nite closed and Nickelodeon began broadcasting for 24 hours every day.[7] After that, almost all of Nick at Nite's programming moved to TV1. Nickelodeon was also added to the Optus Television service in December 2002.

On 14 March 2004, Nick Jr. launched as the first full, 24-hour TV channel designed for pre-school audiences in Australia. Before this, Nick Jr. was a morning and afternoon programming block on Nickelodeon, including shows that now get much more airtime on the full channel, such as Dora the Explorer and PAW Patrol. For a few months after Nick Jr. became a full channel, it kept a 2-hour-long time slot on Nickelodeon, but it was drastically shorter than it was before it became a full channel. Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. began broadcasting in Widescreen on 2 March 2009.

During Kids Choice Awards 2010 Nickelodeon Australia rebranded the network with the new one using completely different bumpers than America's channel however the iCarly bumper with slime has been used in most advertisement breaks. The Nick Shack rebranded much earlier before the channel itself.[8]

On 1 December 2010, Nickelodeon Australia launched in New Zealand, replacing the New Zealand version of Nickelodeon.[9]

On 30 July 2013, Nickelodeon Australia became available on the newly launched Australian IPTV service Foxtel Play, making it one of the first channels to be available via the service.[10]

On 3 December 2013, Nickelodeon Australia became available on Foxtel's streaming service Foxtel Go.[11] On 1 January 2014, Nickelodeon Australia launched on Australian IPTV provider Fetch TV.[12][13]

From 27 September 2020, a 12-hour block of Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. programming was broadcast on the new 10 Shake free-to-air channel.

On 22 June 2023, it was announced that 10 Shake itself would rebrand as Nickelodeon on 1 August.[14] Foxtel chose to discontinue the pay-TV channel then using that name at this time,[15] along with Nick Jr. The channel continues to air on Fetch in Australia[16] and on Sky in New Zealand.

Programming

Nickelodeon Australia mainly airs shows from its US counterpart such as SpongeBob SquarePants and The Loud House. The channel also broadcasts a variety of non-US and locally produced shows, some of which are detailed below. Other locally produced shows not included below are Nick Takes Over Your School, as well as an Australian version of Nick GAS. There are several local productions. Hot Chunks starring Angus King as a variety of characters.,[17] Camp Orange launched in 2005 and was hosted by Dave Lawson. The adventure camp reality series features teams of kids competing in the great outdoors, using their wits to win prizes. The second, third, fourth seasons aired in 2006, 2007, and 2008 respectively. Camp Orange was hosted by Maude Garrett from 2006 onwards. In 2009, the highly successful fifth series, Camp Orange: The Final Frontier, brought a positive element into the competition by advising teams to "play nice" to be voted for the title of "Champ Orange" by their teammates. The latest version of Camp Orange has been Camp Orange: Spill Seekers. Juice is another weekday morning show. It shows popular Nicktoons between 7 am and 9 am such as SpongeBob SquarePants and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Although the show was originally hosted, it no longer features a host.

Kids' Choice Awards

Main article: Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards

The annual awards show commenced in 2003, celebrating kids' favourite choices in music, movies, books and more.

Programming blocks

Other projects

Nick Takes Over Your Beach

Over the summers of 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2004, Nickelodeon toured Australian beaches, setting up games and activities.[19][20][21]

Nickelodeon Magazine Australia

The Australian Nickelodeon Magazine was a monthly magazine available in most newsagents and supermarkets between September 2005 and May 2006. The US version of the magazine was sold in some Australian newsagents and supermarkets from 1995, coinciding with the opening of Australian pay TV providers Galaxy (Australian television) in January and Foxtel in October 1995. The Australian version was created in 2005. In total, six issues of the Australian "Nickelodeon Magazine" were published before being dropped by Australian Consolidated Press. It was edited by former Australian Disney Adventures contributor, Santi Pintado. The Australian Nickelodeon Magazine content was borrowed heavily from its US counterpart, Nickelodeon Magazine. The first copy of the magazine was handed out free at the 2005 Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards.

You're on Nick

To support Nickelodeon Australia's new format, the network launched Moby Nick, a bus that would tour around Australia in places such as Sydney Olympic Park. Part of the bus was a small recording studio, where kids could say a sentence or two about what they could do, or who they were. The ten-second clips would be shown during the ads on Nickelodeon Australia shows.

Slimefest

Slimefest is the world's only slime-filled annual music festival for kids. Introduced in Sydney in September 2012, the first line up included Jessica Mauboy, Stan Walker, Justice Crew, Guy Sebastian, Reece Mastin, Johhny Ruffo and Christina Parie.

The 2013 line-up included headliners Big Time Rush, along with performances by Guy Sebastian, Justice Crew, Samantha Jade, Heffron Drive and Jadagrace.

The year 2014 saw the festival to tour both Sydney and Melbourne, with performances by Cody Simpson, Savage, Justice Crew, Sabrina Carpenter, The Collective, Alli Simpson, Ricki Lee (Sydney) and Dami Im (Melbourne).

Hosts

Current

Past

Logo History

Notes

  1. ^ a b The logo's wordmark has been in use since 2010. Additionally, his 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.

See also

References

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