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  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
Picture format(SDTV)
OwnerNicktoons UK
(Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky plc)
Sister channelsNicktoons
Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. Too
Launched18 August 2008; 15 years ago (18 August 2008)
Closed31 July 2009; 14 years ago (31 July 2009)
Replaced byNicktoons Replay

Nicktoonsters was a short-lived British and Irish television channel which launched on 18 August 2008 on Sky. It was a spinoff channel of Nicktoons.



Nicktoonsters' license first appeared on the OFCOM website in September 2007.[1] The network was targeted to 5-11-year-old children and aired mainly older library content from Nicktoons, broadcasting twelve hours per day from 7am to 7pm daily, with Comedy Central Extra +1 taking the other twelve hours in a channel-sharing arrangement upon the launch of Nicktoonsters.

Nicktoonsters launched with a Rugrats marathon week before it commenced its regular schedule in August 2008, at first exclusively formed of "classic" shows. In later months, newer programmes such as The Fairly OddParents and SpongeBob SquarePants aired on holidays and weekends.


Nicktoonsters ended its run on 31 July 2009 at 7pm, nearly a year after its launch. Nicktoons +1, known as Nicktoons Replay, replaced it in August 2009.[2][3] Comedy Central Extra +1 (Formerly Paramount Comedy 2 +1) eventually reclaimed the full 24 hours of channel space in October 2012 when Nicktoons Replay was discontinued and replaced by Nick Jr. +1.

See also


  1. ^ Licence Details for Nick Toonsters Archived 2008-04-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Ceasing of Reporting - Nicktoonsters". AGB Nielsen Media. 2009-07-28.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Implementation - Nicktoons ReplayB". AGB Nielsen Media. 2009-07-08.[permanent dead link]