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Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon 2009 logo.svg
Broadcast areaLatin America
NetworkNickelodeon
HeadquartersMiami Beach, Florida
Programming
Language(s)Spanish, English[1]
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 4:3 480i/576i for the SDTV feeds)
Ownership
OwnerParamount Networks Americas
(Paramount Global)
Sister channelsNickMusic
Nick Jr.
TeenNick
History
Launched20 December 1996; 25 years ago (1996-12-20)
Links
Websitenickelodeon.la

Nickelodeon is a Latin American pay television channel, counterpart of the American network of the same name. It is owned by Paramount Networks Americas and was launched on 20 December 1996.[2] Aside from airing Nick and Nick Jr. content, it has produced original programming for the channel and has been sold to local distributors worldwide except for Cuba as cable television is banned in that country.[3]

History

The channel was launched on 20 December 1996 in Latin America as a children-oriented channel, being the main competitor of Cartoon Network, which was launched three years before. In 1999, Nickelodeon launched its official website for the region, MundoNick.com. "Nick Radio" was also available, but eventually it was replaced by the Nick Jr. official site.

On 13 February 2006, a programming block named Nick at Nite was launched. It consisted mostly of live-action shows from the 80s and 90s, and aired from 10 pm to 6 am.[4]

On 9 June 2008, the channel launched "Nickers", a live-action show with two hosts introducing shows and music. It followed the same line and was very similar to Disney Channel's Zapping Zone. The block was cancelled in all feeds in December 2008. In 2008, two locally produced series premiered, both being soap operas. The first one, Isa TKM premiered on 29 September 2008 and La maga y el camino dorado premiered on 13 October of that same year.

In 2009, a programming block called Nick Hits, which airs classic Nick Toons, replaced Nick at Nite on weekends. On 5 April 2010, Nickelodeon Latin America was rebranded with the new logo already in use in the US and most countries in the world, making it the last Nickelodeon channel worldwide to switch to the new graphics. Due to the rebrand, NickHits was closed down and replaced again by Nick at Nite. In June 2010, Viacom gave the rights for Mexico to release their own Kids Choice Awards.[5] It premiered on 4 September 2010. On 20 July 2010, another original series called Sueña conmigo premiered on the channel.

Through August 2010, Nickelodeon started to rerun the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender to promote the 2010 film adaptation; with this, a new on-air logo was shown when the series was broadcast, an arrow blurring takes on/off in the Nick logo.[6] On 2 May 2011, it was premiered the fifth original production Grachi. In late January 2012, MTV Networks Latin America announced another locally produced soap opera, Miss XV, that was premiered on 16 April 2012.[7]

Since 2012, the Nick at Nite programming block was no longer airing classic programming from the 80s and 90s and, instead, was a mere relay of Nickelodeon's 2000s and 2010s TV series that were not aired in the main slot anymore.

On 1 January 2015 the Nick at Nite programming block went off the air.

Feeds

Nickelodeon Latin America is divided into three different feeds for its broadcast in the Latin American region.

Programming

Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nickelodeon (Latin America)

Events and media

Verano Nick

Verano Nick (Nick Summer) is a limited summer event, that holds in different places, such on beaches and hotels. It holds every year since 2007.

Kids' Choice Awards Mexico

Main article: Kids' Choice Awards Mexico

In June 2010, Viacom gave the rights for Mexico to release their own Kids' Choice Awards. It was presented on September 4, 2010, in "El Teatro Chino de Six Flags" (The Chinese Theater of Six Flags) on the Six Flags Mexico park. It was presented by Omar Chaparro and Anahí.[8] The show was not show in TV until October 14, 2010.

Kids Choice Awards Argentina

Main article: Kids' Choice Awards Argentina

Kids Choice Awards Colombia

Main article: Kids' Choice Awards Colombia

Revista Nick

Main article: Nickelodeon Magazine

Revista Nick (Nick Magazine) was launched on 27 November 2004 in Mexico, ending in April 2010, five months after the American version was ended due to the continued migration of network content to the Internet.

Website

MundoNick.com was the name of the network's official website which launched in 1999. In 2020, MundoNick.com was closed in favor of a new site for the network called Nickelodeon.la.

Sister channels

Nickelodeon HD

Nickelodeon HD logo (2011-2016)
Nickelodeon HD logo (2011-2016)

In September 2010, MTV Networks Latin America announced new plans for 2011, one of them, the launching of Nickelodeon HD officially MTV Live HD.[9] In May 2011, MTV Networks Latin America announced more details. Programming would be American and local.[10] The HD channel launched on June 1, 2011, all over Latin America.[10]

Nickelodeon HD starting simulcasting the main channel on December 17, 2015, and on August 1, 2016, the original HD channel was renamed Nick 2.

Nick Jr.

Nick Jr. logo
Nick Jr. logo

Main article: Nick Jr. (Latin America)

Nick Jr. is a cable television channel in Latin America owned by Viacom subsidiary MTV Networks Latin America and aimed. At first, it was a block from 1997 to 2007. In 2008, it became a 24-hour channel.

Nicktoons

Main article: Nicktoons (TV channel)

Nicktoons logo (2014-2020)
Nicktoons logo (2014-2020)

On January 29, 2013, it was announced that a Nicktoons channel would launch in Latin America. It started airing on February 4, 2013, on television providers Cablevisión, Megacable and Cablecom.[11][12] The channel was replaced by the US feed of NickMusic in many cable providers by the end of 2020 and later was shut down as of December 2020.

NickMusic

NickMusic logo
NickMusic logo

Main article: NickMusic

NickMusic starting simulcasting their US feed on September 1, 2020, replacing VH1 MegaHits and Nicktoons in select Latin America countries. The first music video played on the channel was "Dynamite" by BTS.

TeenNick

Main article: TeenNick

TeenNick logo
TeenNick logo

TeenNick (formerly Nick 2) is a commercial-free secondary channel of Nickelodeon. It replaced Nick 2 on September 14, 2020.

References

  1. ^ "Nickelodeon Centro - LyngSat". www.lyngsat.com. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Nickelodeon completa 20 anos na América Latina; relembre desenhos marcantes" (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Diciembre en Nickelodeon: Especiales de Navidad y Fin de Año - Anime, Manga y TV". www.anmtvla.com. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Nickelodeon hará serie en México". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  5. ^ [1] https://web.archive.org/web/20100918051022/http://www.mundonick.com/
  6. ^ [2] https://web.archive.org/web/20100918051022/http://www.mundonick.com/
  7. ^ Por Nielsen Souza. "Nickelodeon América Latina: 15 años y muchos estrenos en 2012 - Anime, Manga y TV". Anmtvla.com. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  8. ^ Por Kisuke Urahara. "Ya estan los ganadores del Kids Choice Awards México 2010 - Anime, Manga y TV". Anmtvla.com. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  9. ^ Por Lee Shenshun. "Nickelodeon HD: Proximamente - Anime, Manga y TV". Anmtvla.com. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  10. ^ a b Por Admin. "MTV Networks anuncia el lanzamiento de Nickelodeon HD - Anime, Manga y TV". Anmtvla.com. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Nicktoons moves into Mexico | News". C21Media. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Viacom Int'l Launches NICKTOONS in Mexico on Cablevision, Megacable & Cablemas - BWWTVWorld". Tv.broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 9 August 2014.