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Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon logo (since 2010)
CountrySouth Africa
Broadcast areaSub-Saharan Africa
HeadquartersJohannesburg, South Africa
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Ownership
OwnerViacomCBS Networks EMEAA (ViacomCBS) MultiChoice
Sister channelsMTV
Nick Jr.
Nicktoons
MTV Base
Comedy Central
BET
BET International
History
Launched12 June 1999; 22 years ago (1999-06-12) (block)
1 July 2008; 13 years ago (2008-07-01) (channel)
Links
WebsiteOfficial website
Availability
Terrestrial
StarSatChannel 357
GOtvChannel 62
Satellite
DStvChannel 305
Channel 312 (Southern Africa only; excluding South Africa)
Skyy TV (Ghana)Channel 145
GO TV (Ghana)Channel 153
StarTimesChannel 304
StarTimesChannel 357
Zuku TVChannel 640
AzamTVChannel 220

Nickelodeon is a South African 24-hour television channel aimed at children, The channel was launched on 1 July 2008 & reaches most English-speaking countries in the continent via DStv overall the channel is available in 49 countries across the continent, in Ghana the channel is available on Skyy TV and GO TV, In Kenya it is available on Zuku TV along with AzamTV which is also in Kenya, (except Malawi), Tanzania and Uganda.

History

Before it was a channel, it was a block on the South African children's channel KTV, before it created another channel in 2006, Koowee, and rebranded itself as Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon was launched as a channel in July 2008.[1] In 2012, it received new bumpers, promo, and continuity. Later in 2014, came the launch of Nicktoons as a replacement for the discontinued Kidsco, and the launch of Nick Jr. another channel from Viacom. Nick Jr and Nicktoons share the same website as Nickelodeon.

In June 2017, the Kenya Film Classification Board (KCFB), headed by CEO Ezekiel Mutua, ordered a ban on six cartoons airing on Cartoon Network Africa, Nickelodeon Africa and Nicktoons Africa for allegedly promoting LGBT themes to minors. The shows affected are the currently-running Cartoon Network shows Adventure Time, Clarence and Steven Universe, in addition to the already ended Nickelodeon shows Hey Arnold! and The Legend of Korra, and the currently running Nickelodeon cartoon The Loud House.[2]

In 2018, Viacom merged official websites of Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern and African versions of Nickelodeon into nick.tv. Along the way Nickelodeon adapted two feeds with the South African feed airing series banned from the channel such as The Loud House and Bubble Guppies.

On 5 March 2019, Nickelodeon (South Africa only) along with Comedy Central, BET, MTV and MTV Base were available in HD on DStv. The Nick channels in South Africa have separate feeds from the rest of Africa.

As of 2020, the channel has the Nick Jr as well as the Nick@Nite block.

The 17 May 2021 channel NickToons add block of NickMusic on their time slot.

Programming

Current programming

SpongeBob SquarePants (2008 - present)

Henry Danger(2015 - October 18 2020)*On Air*

School Of Rock(November 7 2016- May 25 2018)*On Air*

Game Shakers(February 8 2016 - June 8 2019)*On Air*

The Thundermans(2014 - August 27 2018)*On Air*

Nicky,Ricky,Dicky & Dawn(2015-2018)

Danger Force October 18 2020 - Present

Young Dylan 2020- Present

Side Hustle 2021 - Present.

The Casagrandes (2020 - present)

Rugrats (2021 - present)

Kamp Koral (2021 - present)

The Smurfs (2021 - present)

Former programming

Cousins For Life April 1 2019 - June 2019

iCarly (2009 - April 12 2013)

Big Time Rush (2010 - 2013)

Knight Squad (June 11 2018 - May 24 2019)

Bella and the Bulldogs (2016)

Victorious (December 4 2010 - November 30 2013)

Sam and Cat (2013 - 2014)

Lego City Adventures (2019 - 2021)

It's Pony (2020 - 2021)

Nicktoons

Main article: Nicktoons (Sub-Saharan African TV channel)

Nicktoons Africa is a sister-channel of Nickelodeon Africa launched in 2014.

Nick Jr.

Main article: Nick Jr. (Sub-Saharan African TV channel)

Nick Jr. Africa is a sister-channel of Nickelodeon Africa which also launched in 2014.

References

  1. ^ "Nickelodeon celebrates birthday with multiplay in Africa". balancingact-africa.com. 16 April 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  2. ^ Dahir, Abdi Latif (June 17, 2017). "Some Nickelodeon kid cartoons have been banned in Kenya for "glorifying homosexuality"". Quartz. Retrieved August 30, 2017.

See also