NickMusic (Australia and New Zealand)

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NickMusic is an Australian TV channel jointly owned by Foxtel Networks and ViacomCBS. It launched on 1 July 2020 replacing Channel [V] on channel 802, taking the slot of [V]'s 2-hour timeshift.[2] It is an Australian version of the U.S pay television channel of the same name, a kid-safe, family-friendly music video channel for 4-15 year olds mainly featuring modern-day pop and teen pop hits on an automated schedule. It is the first NickMusic channel in Oceania and the second to launch outside of the United States (after the Dutch version).

NickMusic
NickMusic.svg
CountryAustralia
Broadcast areaAustralia
New Zealand
Programming
Language(s)English
Ownership
OwnerFoxtel Networks (35%)
ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia (65%)
Sister channelsNetwork 10
10 HD
10 Bold
10 Peach
10 Shake
MTV
Club MTV
MTV Classic
MTV Hits
Nickelodeon
Nick Jr.
Comedy Central
Spike
History
Launched1 July 2020 (2020-07-01) (Australia)
6 July 2020 (2020-07-06) (New Zealand)
Replaced[V]
Availability
Cable
FoxtelChannel 802
Optus TVChannel 802
Satellite
Foxtel[1]Channel 802
Sky (NZ)Channel 100 & 117
IPTV
Foxtel NowChannel 802
Channel 251 Fetch TV
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 802

On 6 July 2020, NickMusic was made available in New Zealand via satellite TV broadcaster Sky. In April 2021, it will be one of two channels Fetch TV is having as a replacement for the WarnerMedia services Cartoon Network and Boomerang (the other replacement being BBC Kids)[3]

Unlike its sister MTV-branded music channels, NickMusic is not programmed locally and is instead a direct (non-timeshifted) simulcast of the Dutch version. As a result, many Dutch-language pop music videos are regularly broadcast on the Australian channel.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Music channel changes". Foxtel. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  2. ^ David Knox. "Foxtel overhauls music channels". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  3. ^ Brzoznowski, Kristin (March 22, 2021). "BBC Kids to Launch on Fetch in Australia".

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