Nickelodeon Sonic
Logo used since 2016
CountryIndia
Broadcast area
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Programming
Language(s)
Picture format576i SDTV
Ownership
OwnerViacom18
Sister channels
History
LaunchedDecember 20, 2011; 12 years ago (2011-12-20)
Former namesSonic Nickelodeon (2011-2016)
Links
Websitesonicgang.com

Nickelodeon Sonic (formerly Sonic Nickelodeon) is an Indian children's pay television channel operated by Viacom18 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

Viacom18 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, Kannada and Gujarati languages from 2 December 2019.[5]

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.