Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon logo
Nickelodeon logo
CountryNew Zealand
Broadcast areaNew Zealand
Fiji
Programming
Language(s)English
Māori
Picture format576i (SDTV 4:3)
Ownership
OwnerMTV Networks New Zealand (Viacom)
History
Launched1 August 2006
ReplacedNickelodeon Southeast Asia (carriage in New Zealand)
Closed30 November 2010
Replaced byNickelodeon Australia

Nickelodeon was a television channel in New Zealand that targeted audiences aged 3–14. The channel launched on 1 August 2006 and was available on Sky Television Channel 041. The channel closed on 30 November 2010, and New Zealand schedule is now managed by Nickelodeon Australia. The channel used to be headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, shared with fellow Viacom channel MTV New Zealand.

History

Background

The Southeast Asian version of Nickelodeon (broadcast from Singapore) was made available to the viewers on Sky Digital and UHF in New Zealand in January 2000.

Operation

The channel broadcast for 24 hours a day. Nick Jr. was a block on the channel, broadcasting from 9:30am to 2pm from Monday to Wednesday, 9:30am to 2:30pm on Thursday and Friday and 6:30 to 8am on weekends.[1]

Closure

According to the NZPA, MTV Networks New Zealand (which consists of Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central) announced in September 2010 that it would close its New Zealand offices from 1 December 2010, with the networks' portfolio continuing to run from the MTV Networks Australia's Sydney offices.[2] This meant that Viacom's television channel operations in New Zealand were to be overseen from Australia, with both Nick Jr. and MTV Classic announced to launch in New Zealand.

On 1 December 2010, the Australian version of Nickelodeon replaced the New Zealand version.[3]

Logo history

See also

References

  1. ^ "nick". 7 October 2007. Archived from the original on 7 October 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2022.
  2. ^ "MTV to close NZ offices". The New Zealand Herald. New Zealand Press Association. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Nick Junior To Launch on Sky in New Zealand" (Press release). MTV Networks Asia Pacific. 28 September 2010. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2010.