Nickelodeon Sonic
Nickelodeon Sonic logo.png
CountryIndia
Broadcast areaIndia
Nepal
Bangladesh
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Programming
Language(s)
Picture format576i SDTV
Ownership
OwnerViacom 18
Sister channelsNickelodeon
Nickelodeon HD+
Nick Jr.
History
LaunchedDecember 20, 2011; 10 years ago (2011-12-20)
Links
WebsiteSonicGang.com
Availability
Streaming media
Jio TV
(India)
SD
Tata Play
(India)
SD
Airtel Digital
(India)
SD
Videocon D2H
(India)
SD
Siti
(India)
SD

Nickelodeon Sonic (Sonic, Formerly Sonic-Nickelodeon) is an Indian children's pay television channel operated by Viacom 18 as part of the Nickelodeon India network.[1]

After 9 years on the air, Sonic became the fourth most watched channel across all genres with TRP in December 2020.[2]

History

Viacom 18 launched the channel in December 2011.[3] When it launched, the channel mostly aired action shows like Power Rangers, Kung Fu Panda and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. On 3 May 2016, the channel was rebranded with the tag line "Destination of high decibel comedy and action", and was given a new logo.[4]

Since the rebrand, the channel has shifted its focus to comedy and started producing some original local shows.

Sonic Nickelodeon began broadcasting in Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi, and Gujarati languages from 2 December 2019.[5]

Nickelodeon Sonic launched The Smurfs (2021 TV series) on June 13, 2022.[6][7]

Programming

Main article: List of programmes broadcast by Nickelodeon Sonic

References

  1. ^ "Sonic launches on 20 Dec; ropes in Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador". 14 December 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ Barc trp data. "Barc report. DATA Week 39: Saturday, 26th September 2020 To Friday, 2nd October 2020". barcindia.co.in. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Viacom18 to launch Sonic, its fifth television channel". www.afaqs.com. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Nick rebrands their kids channel Sonic with refreshing new logo and their successful show 'Shiva' - AnimationXpressAnimationXpress". www.animationxpress.com. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Nickelodeon India and Sonic Adds Four New Local Language Feeds". NickALive!. 29 February 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  6. ^ Worry not yaar, because aa gaye hai blue kirdaar! | Meet The Smurfs on Sonic | Brand New Show, every Mon-Fri at 11:30 AM!, retrieved 11 June 2022
  7. ^ "'Smurfs' set to entertain Indian kids from 13 June only on Sonic". AnimationXpress. 13 June 2022. Retrieved 13 June 2022.